“Say ball.” “Ball.” “Say baby.” “Baby.” “What do you want?” --- “Which one do you want?” -- “I know you can say baby and ball! Now tell me which one you want!” Telling your kiddo to “Say (enter word here)” is not super helpful. Don’t get me wrong, they are still learning when you tell … Continue reading Say (enter word here)
"Sooner or later...." When someone starts a sentence like this, I cringe. I am not a "Sooner or later" type of girl. I am not a "Hold your breath and wait" kind of lady. I am a doer. I seek answers. I read, I research, I ask. I do not hold my breath and wait. … Continue reading Sooner or Later
“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
A fun change of pace today...and it couldn't have come at a better time. Hank had the stomach flu today. It has required all of my undivided attention. So if I didn't have this super fun (and kind) article Meg-Creates wrote about me, well...you would be getting something uninteresting and boring. It would be awful. … Continue reading Meg-Creates Interview!
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!
You guys. I am barely hanging in there. Hank had his tonsils out a week and a half ago and this mama is one tired, exhausted, tired mama. (So tired, I said it twice. Ugg.) This morning I was about to post my weekly article, and then I realized…I had not written one. So that … Continue reading Picking Toys – A Primary Repost
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!
Any mom of a child I work with doesn't need to read this, because they already know all of this information I am going to spew onto the internet. Today we are going to talk about power words. No, not "hot button words," power words. There is a big difference. Power words are my favorite. … Continue reading Up is better than Cup
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
I love playing pretend. Even at thirty-two. I am way into it. And so are my boys. I am making them do it. Forcing them. Not really. But if they didn’t like it as much as I did, I would. My kids are really really good at it. (They are really good at everything. I … Continue reading Chefs and Cowboys