Tongue tied. Such a hot topic. I mean it is right up there with Pippa Middleton's wedding and Beyonce'e baby bump. Right? I sadly did not know either of these pop culture reference until I read them in a People Magazine at my Doctor's office today. So a tongue tie is way more of a … Continue reading Tongue Tied
Manners are huge, right? But here is the thing: they are not huge. I am all about raising polite kids. I spend very little time worrying about my kids growing up to be successful. I do spend quite a bit of time worrying about raising my kids to be nice to other people. So, why … Continue reading No Thank You, Please
I scream, you scream, all toddlers scream for ice cream! The new Bloom Box is out and ready to roll! Get excited! Because it is ICE CREAM themed! I love ice cream. I feel like that is a silly statement. Who doesn’t love ice cream? Which is the reason the new Bloom Box is ice … Continue reading Ice Cream Makes Healthy Eaters….at Stensland’s
“I don’t think they eat enough.” I hear it nearly every day. From moms, from grandmas, from daycares. I am not saying it is annoying that I hear it every day. I am always high fiving moms, grandmas, and daycare providers for caring so darn much. High five people! Toddlers are tricky little buggers. If … Continue reading Toddler Serving Size
We have welcomed a new guy to the family. As if I needed another guy in this house. But he is amazing, so I allowed it. Milton is his name. Getting kids to eat is his game. Milton was an Instagram discovery, like many great things. So I ordered him and he arrived in a … Continue reading Welcome to the Family, Milton!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I am cool with Valentine’s Day. It is fun and sweet and all that stuff. But I am really into Galentine’s Day. February 13th. Ladies celebrating Ladies. That is where it’s at. Don’t get me wrong, I am not anti Valentine’s Day. I love the love, the flowers, THE CANDY. I love … Continue reading Sweets and Treats!
Hi, I am a 32 year old Fibrous Dysplasia presenting with a bone tumor in the posterior 8th rib. How horrible does that sound? Or you could just call me “Andrea.” My friends call me “Andee.” Because I am not a diagnosis. I never have been. My kids won’t ever be. Your kids won’t be … Continue reading A Child First
WARNING: There is a super gross picture of Hank's tonsils on this post. Proceed with caution. You have been warned. (Also, he was eating Goldfish crackers just before I took the picture, so that explains the orange residue). Life doesn’t go as planned. I am having one of those days. Hank was supposed to have … Continue reading On The Edge of My (Dinner) Seat
A while back my cousin played in the semi finals of the Iowa State High School Football Tournament. Of course we went. Not only because Hank and Gus think he is the best thing since sliced bread, but also because the game was in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Cedar Falls is not just the picturesque town that … Continue reading Don’t be a (Bottle) Hater
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! Bows! Manger Scenes! Candles! Glitter! Stockings! Practical Gifts! Yeah. Practical gifts. Get out your Christmas List! Because you are going to want to add some of these little delights onto your kiddo’s wish list! It is time for The Speech Mom’s Favorite Things. And guess what?! They are all amazing, fantastic, and … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things…