Whining is certainly something that is not tolerated in our house. I have worked really hard on teaching Aadelyn to use her words when something isn't going her way. I realize that she is only 2 years old, however, she understands what we say and I believe that teaching her early on will be far … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… Using your words.
We have been having a lot of discussions about fairness lately. Not necessarily because Aadie says that things aren't fair, but because I believe in natural consequences and following through when I give her a warning. I try to be very consistent in my follow through with her because I truly believe that it helps … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… what is fair?
I have found that one of the most challenging parts of staying home with the kids is that they are on completely different schedules. Of course this will get easier as they grow, but some days (like today) it sucks the life out of me. Hubs got home this afternoon, took one look at me … Continue reading Mama Needs a ‘Time Out’.
It's 12 o'clock, my daughter just went down for her nap... now is the time to prep dinner, wash the floors, and finish a Father's Day gift for my husband. But today I'm not doing any of that. Instead, I'm sitting here in our big recliner, rocking my son slowly to sleep after the third … Continue reading What I Didn’t Know Before I Was a Mom.
Four months ago we welcomed our little man into the world. Which means we have had double the hugs, double the kisses and maybe an eighth of the amount of sleep as before. But also... I've had 4 months to "get my body back". You know, the body that I had before I spent a … Continue reading Mom-drobe… is that a thing?
I can't. Those two little words came spilling out of my beautiful toddler's mouth, and everything around me went silent. A lump formed in my throat, as she looked at me through her big green eyes, that caught me so off guard, because WHY? Why does she feel that way at two years old? Shouldn't … Continue reading “I can’t” -Toddler
This has been on my mind for a while... and it is not meant to sound negative, but no matter how I try to write it, it does a little bit. Why, oh why in the year 2017 do I still feel like I am defending my family when I go out in public with my children? Why … Continue reading Next time you see that young mom lugging her kids around, make her smile by saying this…