This afternoon, I took my daughter to the school yard around the corner of our apartment. As we're walking along, she said something along the lines of, "I'm going to miss you when I'm 31, because I'm not going to live with you anymore." She's known to say weird things like that. So, I responded, … Continue reading A recent conversation with my daughter
It happens like clockwork. Every night, when we sit down for dinner (sounds crazy, I know, but we do it), my son James will take one look at his plate then immediately says, "nana" or banana. This request frustrates me to no end. Many nights, I sit there seething, glaring at him while my daughter … Continue reading The picky eater
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In response to Sarah DeWitt’s Ted Talk It feels like ages ago, but when I was pregnant with James, my second child, I had a bad case of fatigue. I felt like it plagued me all throughout the pregnancy. Day in and day out, I was tired. Perhaps it was because I was working nights … Continue reading Let’s screen in for screen time
Hi guys,Welcome to a new edition of "Kids Say the Darnest Things" where I co-host with "TMI (Too Much Information)" and this time, I'll share with you things I've recently discovered that my daughter knows, also known as "Things a toddler should not know YET (until he/she reaches high school)." Now, I consider Lily to … Continue reading When Your Toddler Knows A Little Too Much (and other news)
If you're like me (a parent) you know that the one place you should be familiar with is the park/playground. Gone are the days of $40 entrees at upscale restaurants and $5 cocktails at happy hour - you've traded that life for a new lifestyle, the one that involves free play, activities, clear blue skies … Continue reading What everyone’s doing at the playground: A parent’s perspective
GREETINGS from the land of hibernation (it's been awhile), where I report to you my biggest status update yet: We went to Disneyland! with two kids![pant. pant. breathe. deep breaths.]What words can I say to describe our trip?Scary. Tearful. Anxious. Excited. Memorable. And I've got the Mickey Mouse ears to prove it.Yes, it was nerve-wracking, … Continue reading I’m glad we went
This is Lily. She likes to remind people that she's three. "I'M THREE!!" "WHEE!!" Technically, she's 3 1/2...but who's counting? Some days she's full of attitude, other days she's full of cuteness. Some memorable words that have come out of her mouth includes: How she describes her brother James: "He's so cute!" "His peepee kinda … Continue reading Hi my name is…