Time outs stopped working for us. Phases. Nothing pleasant comes to mind when I think of that word. Of course, I’m sure there are some lovely ones. I can almost remember them…I think. But mostly, when I say, “He’s going...
If there is one thing I have learned about myself as a mom, it’s that I don't like messy play. Honestly, the thought of letting my kid play in mud makes me want to cry. I prefer a mess-free,...
He was getting away! That little cutie pie was off and running and getting away! I called lamely, “Stop running,” as his mom chased him into the street, trying to catch up to him. Seriously, this happened at a soccer...
“Just wait until the terrible twos.” We’ve all heard it. The two-worded phrase has been ingrained in our brains since before our sweet babies were even a glimmer in our eyes. When my son was 18 months old, I...
Toddler parenting is a constant challenge. Whether it's getting them to eat, getting them dressed, or keeping them entertained for more than five minutes, it never seems to end! Over the past six months, I have tried countless activities with...
I am not the best with dates, but July 27th is the day that I decided to quit breastfeeding. Enough was enough. I had every excuse in the book. Enough with the two hours to try and get my...
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, my son was only 18 months old. I didn't expect the pandemic to continue as long as it has, so teaching him how to wear a mask was not even a priority...
I'm finishing my third straight summer of potty training. WooHoo!? (At least that's what I remember . . . I seem to have blocked out all recollections of potty training my eldest 2ish years ago.)  Of all the parenting...
I am always looking for ways to entertain my baby a.k.a. baby hacks. Baby hacks need to be quick, simple, and easily repeated. Here are some of my favorite baby hacks that keep my one-year-old entertained every day. 1. Box of Tissues I discovered...
Toddlers are some of the most passionate beings you will ever meet. They have HUGE toddler emotions and opinions. They’re not afraid to share them with you either. I love that my daughter has her own opinions and that she’s...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true musical prodigy. Forced to a harsh practice routine by his father, by age six he was creating compositions. He wrote his first opera at 14. But most kids do not, and should not,...
Do you find yourself trying to remember that funny thing your kid said just the other day? Are you constantly trying to relate that cute conversation you had with your little one, only to find that you can't remember...
There I was on the side of the road at a bus stop when it all happened. I was trying to block Thomas like a shield thinking that would help. Cars were slowly passing us. Every now and then...
We all know that toddlers have lots of big feelings and emotions. Understandably my husband and I were a little nervous about moving our two-year-old out of the only home she's ever known and into a new one. We...

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