Tag: toddlers

I hate dining out with my kid more than you do

I hate dining out with my kid more than you do
I see you. Staring at me from across the room. Across the table. Making eyes at me. At him. Snickering under your breath. Chuckling with your friends. Whispering to your partner. Thinking. I see it. I see it all. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I hate dining out with my... Read more »

5 cool learning apps for toddlers

I’m not afraid to admit that my son gets screen time. I am also not afraid to admit that he now has his own iPad. Gasp! Yes, we are those parents. The reality is, my fiancé needed a new one. So I got a new one for Christmas (and an engagement ring but who’s counting).... Read more »

The Importance of Chores For Toddlers

The Importance of Chores For Toddlers
Chores and children. Chores and teens. Do they ever not argue about them? Forget to do them? Just plain don’t do them? All. The. Time. Of course until they need money. Or a ride. Or that fancy new sweater, Taylor Swift CD, or video game. Then they remember. Because as parents we remind them that... Read more »
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9 New Years Resolutions I wish my two year old made

9 New Years Resolutions I wish my two year old made
My son. The toddler. He’s fun. Smart. And comes up with some doozies sometimes. In a world where we make New Years Resolutions for the upcoming year, I found it fitting that maybe he should sit down and make a list of things he needs to improve and change on this year. You know because... Read more »

10 things parents are supposed to love...but don't.

10 things parents are supposed to love...but don't.
We love our kids. We do. But there are things that we do for them, with them, that we are supposed to love doing but really don’t. We aren’t mean. Or cruel. We just secretly don’t want to do these things and put on a brave face and carry on. Here are 10 things parents... Read more »

10 Halloween Videos for Toddlers

10 Halloween Videos for Toddlers
As the Halloween season progresses, I have been trying to find educational and non-frightening Halloween videos for toddlers. My 2 year old son is in love with Halloween. He doesn’t quite grasp the whole costume thing yet. However, he love, loves the decorations! He is so into pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and spiders. I searched and... Read more »
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When did Jack O' Lanterns become so jacked up?

When did Jack O' Lanterns become so jacked up?
Halloween is my favorite holiday. October is my favorite month. I just love fall. My love for Halloween started when I was a child. My mom always decorated our house and yard. A cut out cardboard Frankenstein was a staple on our front door with his posable arms and legs. Every window had a witch,... Read more »

Why sleeping with a toddler is like going to bed with a human spin the bottle

Why sleeping with a toddler is like going to bed with a human spin the bottle
We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t miss parts of our old life. You know, back then. In B.C time. Before. Children. I miss the silence. I miss sitting in my pajamas all day and night on the weekends, just vegging out and watching bad television. I miss being able to leave the house when... Read more »

Parenting Fail #545: I lost my toddler at a pumpkin patch

Parenting Fail #545: I lost my toddler at a pumpkin patch
I did something no parent ever wants to admit to. I took my eyes off of my son for a minute. And he was gone. Like the wind. There we were at the what seemed to be the busiest pumpkin patch in the entire universe…or at least Chicago. He was running free in the child... Read more »
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10 Reasons Toddlers Suck

10 Reasons Toddlers Suck
I visited with a friend and her newborn yesterday. As I held the little 9 pound, sleeping baby, I realized how simple life was when my son was that age. Sure, at the time, I didn’t think so. I was a first time mom battling Postpartum Depression and it was hard. Really hard. I longed... Read more »