My son loves noodles. Just plain spaghetti noodles with a little butter or olive oil. He doesn’t like to spoil it with any sauce. I keep trying to encourage him to try them differently- marinara, cream sauce, maybe some meatballs... but no, just noodles. It makes me think of a photo of me as a … Continue reading The Boy Who Only Ate Plain Noodles
I'm not usually one to dish out parenting advice, but there's one thing I've learned that keeps popping up over and over again - Don't let your terrible experiences stop you from trying. Like the people who take their child to a restaurant, suffer through a public meltdown, and then never leave the house again. … Continue reading My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better
I was not a member of Amazon Prime until I became a mom. Now I understand not only the incredible convenience of not leaving the house to purchase much needed things, but the value of being able to return items for free for any reason. And when they say "any reason" that includes the crazy … Continue reading My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler
This week was all weird due to the holiday on Wednesday. It's felt like the weekend all week long! It was an eventful week with a memorable visit to the Lululemon store, a second attempt to make decent looking star cookies and all the Fourth of July festivities happening. I also found time to clean … Continue reading My Week in Review- Star Cookies Part 2, Fireworks, Spider-Man Ice Cream, a Clean Room and a Visit to Lululemon
*** Updated Intro - Funny thing about this post. I ran across it in my drafts and realized I'd never published it. This post is from the viewpoint of having a freshly minted two-year-old. I now have an almost three-year-old and it's a world of difference. A lot of these toddler dreams are slowly coming … Continue reading My Top 10 Toddler Realities
What a brat. Yep, I thought that many times while looking at your kid screaming for apparently no reason in public. Most likely while I stood there, comparing prices and calmly reading labels because nobody was screaming for me while trying to climb my body like a monkey. This was, of course, before I had … Continue reading What a brat! Wait… You mean they’re all like that?
There's a time warp of sorts that comes with parenthood that I like to refer to as The Toddler Time Paradox. I would almost describe it as a black hole of time, sucking in all efforts and intentions to "get things done," often causing tasks to go unfinished or simple tasks to take hours. While on toddler … Continue reading The Toddler Time Paradox