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 

Orange Juice

I love when the simple innocence of toddlerhood mixes with the bold literalness and that two year olds have! Especially when words are spoken so confidently even though they are not quite right.  We had one of those moments today. This morning was hectic.  Our little man has his first cold and is really congested … Continue reading Orange Juice

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!