Big news. I made it through my first day of potty training! And I think it went okay. Phew. (However, I know that I’ve only just begun, and I’m terrified of what’s to come.) Based on the recommendations of many, many mamas, I just picked up a copy of Jamie Glowacki’s “Oh Crap! Potty Training.” […]
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I have a confession to make. I was late in submitting this post to my editors. Normally I’m not a procrastinator, but this month, life got in the way. Sure, I had all the typical distractions as a mom – work, daycare obligations, out-of-town visitors – and those I could work with. However, there was […]
“I’m having a boy… and I’m worried about it.” About a year ago, two friends of mine were pregnant at the same time. Both found out the sexes of their babies within a week of one another, and so we hosted an impromptu reveal party. Together, they shouted out the sex of their babies. “BOY!” […]
This morning when I heard my daughter stirring, I entered her room and gave her a big smile. I cheerfully said, “Good morning!” Rather than smiling and reaching for me, as she always has, she looked over my shoulder. Behind me, her father was starting to get ready for the day. “Dada!,” she exclaimed gleefully, […]
Like all of you, when I heard the news from Parkland, FL on February 14, 2018, my heart fell. As a mom, I felt a combination of extreme sadness and fear. All I could think about was how devastating it would be to lose my daughter, and how angry I was that this happened in […]
What’s for dinner? This is my least favorite question. Not because I hate meal planning or I hate cooking. Because I am knee deep in the toddler years, which means that there are very few foods that everyone in my house will eat. We are down to a very short list of foods that my […]
Eagerly Awaiting The Crawling Milestone Last summer, I was looking forward to my daughter’s first Christmas. We were traveling to visit family on the east coast. I was excited and daunted by the thought of flying with a squirmy, active 10-month-old. By then, she would be crawling all over the place, making her a true […]