This is the week. If I do not have a nervous breakdown this week, I feel confident I will not have one. My house is falling apart. We are in survival mode. Bloom's introduction to the world is Friday. I started work on this dream 4 years ago. And this week it happens. Here goes … Continue reading Everything.
I am all about play. I want my kids to play all day. I want them to play hard. I want them to play with passion, creativity, and purpose. I love it when they exhaust themselves with their play. But more importantly, I want them to get something out of it - other than the … Continue reading Playing with a Purpose
My boys love milk. They love juice. They love water. Lemonade. Iced Tea. Chocolate milk. Good grief do they love chocolate milk. If I allowed a liquid diet, I am quite sure they would be totally fine with it. This is one of the more popular issues I hear when I meet with a family … Continue reading Fill ‘er Up
Do you want... No. Should we go.... No. Will you.... No. This is a typical conversation between Gus, my two-year-old, and myself go. And I know better. Because it's my job to know. My husband does not have this excuse. I hope he doesn't read this blog post...because as much as I hate it when … Continue reading Don’t Ask A Toddler
Chipmunk cheeks. So adorable. Gus owns a set - and I am in love. Everything about those sweet little cheeks make me happy....everything that is, until he keeps his food packed away in there. Gross. It is called pocketing. And if you have a pocketer, you know how delightful horrible it can be. If you … Continue reading What ya got in those cheeks?
We got a package in the mail this week. Or as Hank calls it, "a pasket." It was a small bag of candy from the accountant I work with. A treat! Just for me. Why was it just for me? Because it was cinnamon bears...and I knew they wouldn't love them. (yay me!) Naturally, they … Continue reading Tricked by a Treat
WHY WON'T HE EAT? The age old question. If you have a picky eater, you have asked this question a million times. I know, I have heard you do it. And every time you give me that look. You want me to say it - validate how you feel - you want me to say … Continue reading WHY WON’T HE EAT?!
Baby food. So exciting! The response of a babe trying their first bite of mush is fantastic. It is hilarious and monumental all in the same messy spoonful. I love watching it happen. I am so lucky to see so many little people take their first bite of delight. It is definitely one of the … Continue reading Baby Food: Also, Not Instead
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