When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, clean the house, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the cat, plant LEGO landmines, get everything dirty, and also- get me to play with him. … Continue reading When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

Friday was a rough day. The kind of day that makes you feel like you can't do anything right in the world of parenting. As far as the actual world, everything was just fine and dandy. But in my mom world, there was non-stop screaming, crying, arguing and an attitude of epic proportions. And he's … Continue reading Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

My son has some real doozies when it comes to tantrums. I've never been around kids much, so dealing with this is WAY out of my comfort zone and I have no idea what I'm doing. Sometimes I get so frustrated I want to have my own tantrum. I recently turned to Google in a … Continue reading 5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

Welcome to another episode of Keelan Hates to Read! This time, I torture him with a cute book by Ginny Jordan called What's Making Walter C. Laugh?, available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. OK I'm kidding about the torture part, but really that's how he acts whenever I try to sit down and … Continue reading Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

I Like Having Magic Kisses

I will admit right now, that this is a myth I have totally perpetuated and encouraged to grow: Mom has magic kisses. There's something extremely satisfying with kissing a boo-boo and having it magically make your baby feel better. Dad might tell him to shake it off, but mom makes it all better with a … Continue reading I Like Having Magic Kisses

A Toddler’s First Movie, and It Was Totally Incredible

I was super excited to take K to see The Incredibles 2 this week! I feel I am so out of the loop on movies, so being able to take him to a theater is really taking it up a notch on our possible family friendly activity list. We weren't entirely sure how it would … Continue reading A Toddler’s First Movie, and It Was Totally Incredible

The Real Reason Toddlers Have Tantrums

My 3-year-old is going through some intense development right now, and the resulting tantrums are quite impressive. I am lucky they are short-lived because the decibel level of the screams could possibly cause some eardrum issues. If I have any future hearing loss, I'll be telling my son he did this to me as a … Continue reading The Real Reason Toddlers Have Tantrums

20 Minutes of Freedom, or Why I’m OK with Screen Time

Most of the shows my son likes to watch last about 20 minutes. He gets bored pretty quickly and will usually watch just one episode before yelling "The end!" And turning it off. For a mom with a toddler that doesn't nap, those 20 minutes are incredibly valuable. I can use this time to take … Continue reading 20 Minutes of Freedom, or Why I’m OK with Screen Time

You’re the Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things

I have a fancy new white couch and a toddler. WTF was I thinking??? I also chose white cabinets for our kitchen remodel. I've obviously lost my mind. I spend wayyy too much time wiping hand, feet and God knows what else kind of prints off everything from the couch to the light blue colored … Continue reading You’re the Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things

Watch out Betty Crocker!

My son surprised me by asking to bake cupcakes this week. He usually has no interest in helping out in the kitchen so I immediately dropped everything and got to baking! In full disclosure, I was doing yardwork and it was hot and any excuse to take a break sounded like an amazing idea. Trying … Continue reading Watch out Betty Crocker!