"Mom, Mason says I can't play with the football because I am a girl." "When we play Mason says I can't be a fireman." "Mason says he is stronger than me."These are just some of the comments that my daughter, Abby, tells me on the car ride home from daycare. "Tell Mason he can mind … Continue reading Raising a Girl Who Believes She Can
Hey kids, looking for something fun to do? Bored with the same old morning routine? Are you a precocious two-year-old? Try this kid-tested way to shake up your morning and get the day started right! 1. Refuse to answer Mom when she asks what you want for breakfast five times, then, when she sits down … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition
I know it may not sound like a big deal to some, but I am celebrating Abby's third day of wearing undies and having no accidents! Woohoo!
I know every parent thinks their child is exceptional, but my kid just absorbs information like a sponge. She is such a smart little thing. I love seeing her grasp a new concept and excitedly talk about what she learns. My husband and I have been working with Abby to help her learn her numbers … Continue reading Proud Mommy Moment
Today I decided to be daring and dress Abby in underwear instead of a pull up. I would like to say it was because I have confidence that she would take to it right away, realize she always needs to use the toilet, and we would all live happily ever after. But no, I really … Continue reading Let’s Potty
Having a two-year-old and a newborn is great, most of the time. Abby is old enough that she wants to be my helper. She enjoys fetching burp rags, throwing away diapers, and other small tasks. Other times, it can be an exercise in seeing how long I can keep my cool. Sometimes I swear Abby … Continue reading Just Chill
I didn't offer Abby a pacifier until she was six months old and her breastfeeding was well established, as recommended by her pediatrician and my lactation specialist. Prior to that, she would sometimes suck on her thumb, but it wasn't something that she did often. I tried five or six different brands and styles of … Continue reading Bye Bye, Binky