Round 2 of the Poop Stage

I'm sick and tired of this coronavirus thing; aren't you? Right now, the only thing I like about it is that we get to spend more time together. My husband works part-time from home now and our oldest is doing home from school. It's not always easy to coordinate meetings, classes via Zoom, work, school, … Continue reading Round 2 of the Poop Stage

How I…Ended the Poop/Butt Stage

The dreaded poop/butt stage. It seems every toddler goes through this, especially during potty training. I don't know about you, but I always dreaded it simply because I think it's gross. When my son and I started potty training when he was not quite 3.5, I was bracing for it. For awhile, it didn't really … Continue reading How I…Ended the Poop/Butt Stage

Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

Well, not exactly, but close enough! Recently, my daughter and I went to the county fair with my son and his class. She had a blast looking at all the animals and calling them all kitty. He...not so much. My son may be interested in science, but animals and insects and plants have no appeal … Continue reading Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

How I…Teach My Toddler Simple Math

I raise my children the same way I was raised: by letting them develop their own personalities and interests. As a parent, it's my job to introduce as much as I can into their lives. We provide diverse experiences and activities, introduce different ideas and ways of doing things, and expose them to as many … Continue reading How I…Teach My Toddler Simple Math

Preschool is for Playing

A version of this was previously posted on my other blog, Not the Typical Mom. I had something else planned for today, but, since my 4 year old starts his playschool program tomorrow, this is all that's on my mind right now. Okay, my 4 year old isn’t exactly going to preschool, but he’ll be … Continue reading Preschool is for Playing

I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

My oldest recently turned 4 and I am freaking out that he's going into Kindergarten next fall. I'm not worried that he might not be academically prepared, which itself feels like a stupid thing to feel considering Kindergarten is supposed to be the starting place for receiving an education. I often find myself wondering why … Continue reading I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

Baking with Young Children Tip #1

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I'll be giving a baking with young children tip. I've switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can't bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #1: Set a timer to be a minute less than the baking time. Have you ever … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #1

Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 7: Conclusion

Toddlerhood is such a fun time. Challenging, but fun. It is, of course, important to remember that no two toddlers are the same. Some will be more demanding and some will be easier to work with. But, no matter what, a toddler is just a small person and if we remember where they are developmentally … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 7: Conclusion

Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: Words of Wisdom for Raising the Threenager on an Emotional Roller Coaster from Confessions of a Parentless Mother

Three year olds have emotions, too. And, just like adults, have good days and bad. For some words of wisdom on how to cope with a threenager on an emotional roller coaster, hop on over to Confessions of a Parentless Mother. Be sure to check out her blog and give her a follow! Three is … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: Words of Wisdom for Raising the Threenager on an Emotional Roller Coaster from Confessions of a Parentless Mother

Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: The Uncensored Mother and What She Learns From Her Threenager

We've all heard of the terrible two's and the threenager. Sure, it can be awful and soul crushing. But these toddlers are just finding their voice and, as parents, we need to be there to guide them. Today's guest post comes via The Uncensored Mother and is all about raising that threenager and what she … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: The Uncensored Mother and What She Learns From Her Threenager