Do you ever have those days? The ones where your kid just gets under your skin, and you can’t pinpoint exactly why? I had one of those. They wouldn’t. Stop. Moving. The new thing that entertains both of my kids is making tents and forts out of blankets and their small couches. It does keep … More My kid was so bleeping annoying today.
What’s normal with what your kid does and obsesses about? A favorite toy or food, that’s one thing. But what about the kid who just has to wear a sweatshirt all the time (especially in summer)? What then? Do you play into it or try to break them of the habit? My youngest is in … More Obsessions?
The moment when your kid gives you sass, knows they are wrong, and yet, stands their ground. Even after you say, “You better not be fresh to me again!” and they retort with some other sassy comment that you just want to let your hand fly. We have all had that moment, when you have … More Get the Paddle?
“If you keep doing that, your face will freeze that way.” How many times did we hear THAT when we were little? And did we believe it? Most times, we were too scared to test it out, so yes, in a way, I suppose we did. But why did our parents tell us these lies? … More Pretty Little Liars?
My cuckoo beans. Yup, my kids. I had to come up with something I could call them without feeling bad about it. Read: something I knew meant more than it sounded and in my own mind, could be derogatory if I was feeling a little annoyed yet silly sounding to everyone else. In listening to … More Oh, shit!
It happens on a daily, no more like hourly, basis. My two kids love each other one minute, laughing, hugging, singing, calling to one another to come and play and then, the next minute, they are hitting each other, screaming for me, and crying. It’s exhausting. But not only that, it’s super confusing. Is this … More The love/hate relationship
Every time I go to the pediatrician, for either child, I have to fill out the form. You know the one. The one that has a series of questions about the things you might be worried about with your child’s development. Is your child using proper language? Are they looking to you for the right … More Ages, stages and development
This year has been challenging for my eldest at daycare. The daycare has preschool prep and a younger program, so both of my kids go there and have been for the past two years. We started at an in-home daycare, and although I loved my daycare provider, we realized we wanted more. (And I wanted … More Is my kid really the bad kid?
Alright. So you know that feeling, the one you get when you look around and realize something just isn’t right. But you don’t know how to react because you don’t want to draw too much attention to it in case your kids things it is funny and capitalize on the humor. What do you do … More Things you’d never thought you’d say.
As my eldest shouted from the potty, “I did it! I went potty, mommy!” I debated on whether or not to give the usual reward: chocolate. It was before 8 am, and I wondered if it was bad to do so. How can I make sure that the trend would continue? Positive reinforcement, that’s how. … More Breakin’ the Parenting Laws