Monday Mealtime Musings… Unconventional Compliments 

My daughter is in this new phase that she really likes to dole out compliments. It's really cute and usually surrounds what I'm wearing or is repeated from what she hears.... Mama, that's a beautiful dress. Or dinner will be delicious!  Super adorable, right? It always brings a smile to my face and kind of … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… Unconventional Compliments 

Sugar Bugs… aka, explaining oral hygiene to my kid.

You know what's really fun? Trying to pry open a 2 year olds mouth to brush their teeth while they claw at you and yell "Mama NO! I'm all doooone!" ..... except, wait? That is not fun at all! I found myself in this predicament recently... My little darling angel girl, who had previously been … Continue reading Sugar Bugs… aka, explaining oral hygiene to my kid.

Playing outside…The Car Game, “chickens” and naughty bugs sharing germs.  

The weather has finally been nice enough to be outside so I've been trying to spend a good chunk of time out in the yard with my toddler while baby boy sleeps. We usually take some toys and books out along with a big blanket to sit on, since she hates walking in grass. (I thought … Continue reading Playing outside…The Car Game, “chickens” and naughty bugs sharing germs.  

Monday Mealtime Musings… “Red Beggies”

Have you ever had a conversation with your kids and realized afterward that neither one of you had any idea what you just talked about for the past 5 minutes?  The other day at lunch Aadie asked for "red beggies".... cautiously I probed for more information... tomatoes? peppers? does she really mean that she wants an apple?  No, … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… “Red Beggies”

Encouraging Toddler’s Speech… The good, the bad and the funny!

As a speech language pathologist (SLP) I can appreciate each stage of speech and language development that my daughter has gone through and continues to go through.  I taught her a few baby signs, and she was speaking some real words (Real= understood by unfamiliar listeners with a true meaning attached) around 7 months old. Now … Continue reading Encouraging Toddler’s Speech… The good, the bad and the funny!