Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 6: Choices and Control, Control and Choices

How would you feel if someone made you eat meatloaf and green beans when you clearly wanted a steak and fries? How would you feel if someone insisted you wear the blue pants instead of your favorite jeans? How would you feel if someone said you had to do the dishes before you could sit … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 6: Choices and Control, Control and Choices

Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 3: The Explorer

Everything is new to a toddler. Sure, they experienced things as a baby, but now they are super MOBILE. They can now interact with the world on their own. They are thirsty to learn. They do things we don't want them to. Then run headlong into danger. They are unable to assess their surroundings. They … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 3: The Explorer

Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: Not Toddler Advice by Kristy of Coffee & PJs

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present mom of a toddler Kristy from Coffee & PJs, a special guest here to talk about her experience with toddlerhood. I really don’t have great how-to-survive the toddler years advice. Most people will give you a ton of reasons why the toddler years are so miserable and how … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: Not Toddler Advice by Kristy of Coffee & PJs

Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 1: Have Some Psychology

The Terrible Twos. The Terrible Threes. Even the Terrible Fours. Is toddlerhood really that terrible? I look at my toddler, my three year old with an angelic face (aren't they all?) and I think, "No, he's anything but terrible." Toddlerhood is that precarious point where a child is eager to and capable of exploring, but … Continue reading Surviving Toddlerhood, Part 1: Have Some Psychology