Category: 2-year-olds

Tips for Gardening with Little Kids

We have a little yard (that my husband takes immaculate care of) and area for gardening (we all have our own special talents and gardening is not one of mine), so we’ve given our awesome Nanny Nikki (who does have a talent and love of gardening) and the kids free reign of all that grows... Read more »

Holding Hands - Shots of Hope to Carry Us Through

When you need a buddy.
Holding hands. Such a simple act. A touch. A reassurance. A reminder that someone is here. A shot of hope. A jolt of courage. Of love – pure love. This is where I find my hope today. Maybe you too can garner some hope and love here. This is the we. Stronger than fear. Stronger... Read more »

Funny Smart Questions and Observations from Toddlers at Christmastime

They’re not funny questions or observations to them of course. They’re almost three so they question everything. As they should, as we all should. Their wonder is coupled only by their questions and so it balances out.  In fact, you get so used to the non-stop barrage of questions with 2  three-year-olds, that when they... Read more »
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I Burned the Heck Out of Some Christmas Spritz Cookies and I am Calling It Tradition

Sundays can be rough with small children.  Hell, they’ve been rough for me as long as I can remember.  Sunday Blues anyone?  Well, I like to have a plan on Sundays to combat all the crazy.  All the end of our rope.  All the anxiety.  SO. Yesterday the plan was to make Christmas Spritz Cookies.... Read more »

Managing Expectations During the Holidays

One expectation for this holiday season that I can almost guarantee will  happen is that I will be wearing comfy pants several days in a row before showering and putting on clean comfy pants.  I might know that because it’s happening already today.  Other than that, I HAVE NO EXPECTATIONS. That’s the goal. One of... Read more »

Mommy Jammies Will Always Fit

The other day as I was dressing them in their matching penguin footed pajamas, my boy said, “DESE ARE TOO SMALL MAMA.  WE NEED BIGGER ONES.”  As I laughed and said, “Oh you are going to be wearing these until your feet bust through”, I thought, it won’t be all that long before they aren’t... Read more »
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Teaching Kids to be Thankful is Not Just for Thanksgiving

It’s November!  That magical month where people magically become softer, kinder, gentler, and more vocally grateful!  I love seeing gratitude.  I love hearing folks proclaim their gratitude. Now, I am not good at much, but gratitude and thankfulness?  THAT’S MY JAM.   If you know me at all then you know not a day, hell,... Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween Pranks are Not Funny. And No, I Do Not Need to Lighten Up.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween prank videos are not funny.  They are just mean.  I know that’s an unpopular opinion, and I know that many of you will tell me to lighten up or that it’s just a joke.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, all you have to do is google it and watch... Read more »

I Almost Punched a Little Girl at the Library

BUT I DIDN’T.  Don’t call the authorities on me. I am a lover, not a fighter. I mean thank gods for that impulse control we can harness, amiright? OH THIS GIRL. Here’s the scene.  The girl (3 or maybe 4 years old) is at the train table, you know train tracks and about 20 different... Read more »
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To the Woman at the Park Heartbroken with Infertility

To the woman at the park heartbroken with infertility, Thank you.  Thank you for approaching us right away and saying hello. Thank you for asking if they are twins.  YES. Yes they are and they are, “HEY HOW OLD ARE YOU TWO?” “TWO.  WE GONNA BE FREE ON OUR BIRFDAY.” Thank you for NOT immediately... Read more »