I always wanted a daughter. I had a dream about her once, before I was pregnant with her. My husband and I were in bed. It was morning. There was a toddler with curly hair in our bed in just a diaper. She was giggling hysterically and hiding in our sheets demanding we play Peek-a-boo. … Continue reading When I prayed for a daughter, I didn’t realize she would be a sassy little fire cracker (just like her momma)!
Are there really people out there who never once let their children watch television before 2 years old? I am wondering because I admire that. I am fascinated by it. I honestly wonder what these kids do all day. What do they do while you shower, or do you not shower? Do you leave them … Continue reading Technology, is the Village it takes to raise a kid
For whatever reason, we are not supposed to talk about our failed pregnancies. But today, I will, for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15, 2016. Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying. You worry. You worry every moment about everything. You worry about every test, every milestone, and your heart skips a … Continue reading Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day)
I probably could have just titled this one: “WTF?!!” I think etiquette is something that we assume falls under common sense but I was definitely wrong. Today we are throwing my step-son an 11th birthday party at our local planetarium. It was one of few places left that aren’t lame in the eyes of these … Continue reading The death of the RSVP and all remnants of kids birthday party etiquette
When my step-son Robbie was around eight-years-old, my husband and I panicked when he still did not want to learn how to ride a bike. Was there something wrong with him? Was he going to be made fun of because he didn’t know how? We watched YouTube videos, read articles and practiced getting him to … Continue reading When did kids riding bikes stop being cool?
Toddlers are emotional, bossy and sometimes strong-willed little people. It is in their nature, it is who they are, it is common and it is normal. They will give us kisses and hugs one second and be flailing their little bodies on the floor because they we don’t carry pizza in our diaper bag the next.
My daughter was not acting out- she was acting 2. It is a phase- a phase that will not define or determine who she will grow up to be.
You can’t fly sweetheart…
“She’s got some leadership skills.”