Today I could not handle one more minute of whining before turning into "Mean Mom", so I told my three year old I was turning myself off for ten minutes. I plopped myself on the couch, waved my hands around myself like a force field and made noises like an engine shutting down. This magical … Continue reading Mommy’s on Break
The three year old is a mastermind. She has truly stumped me. Like many kids, her main goal at bedtime is figuring out how to extend it. Our main goal as parents is to get her to sleep, along with the necessary hygiene tasks, bonding time, etc. Our usual bedtime routine consists of getting on … Continue reading The Great Tissue Debacle
Dear Baby Wipes, I love you. You are a loyal helper, a healer, and a friend. You have gotten me through the messy times, tough times, and the "I'm the best mom ever" times. You have literally wiped the sweat off my back in the days of colicky newborns and clingy toddlers, where showers were … Continue reading A Love Letter to Baby Wipes
We have done this to ourselves, I think. I'm not below bribing my kid for good behavior during a trip out. It has seemed so worth it to promise a small, inexpensive trinket at the end of each shopping trip so that my daughter will behave. If we're at Target, usually it's one of those … Continue reading We’re Parents of a 3-year-old, not Child Abductors!
So, my daughter hates bugs. Selectively. Spiders are a big no no. Bees? Don't even get her started. Ladybugs are cool in her book, and so are butterflies. Flies are Hell's creation. Once a fly got stuck in our car (as they do). It was a normal, tiny, harmless fly, but my daughter was convinced … Continue reading Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!