One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more present in the moment so that I can fully experience each day. Sometimes time seems to fly by and I don’t want to miss a second of it. This year, to better capture some of the highlights, I’ve created a “Happy Things” jar. When something happens that makes me smile, I’m going to write it down so that when 2014 has come to pass, I can look back at the memories and treasure them always. Materials: A decorative glass jar (we got...Read More
Category: Toddler Wisdom
I can’t believe our youngest son is 15-months-old! He is so sweet at this age and even though he can’t speak English very well (other than some harsh consonants that we struggle to interpret), he understands everything we say and even has a few key baby signs under his belt. A few weeks ago, he pointed to a banana and made the sign for “more.” Grabbing a banana and making my way over to his highchair I told him: “Okay, we can have a banana, but we have to sit and...Read More
Lately my four-year-old has been getting us up earlier than usual for morning potty breaks. Waking up to hearing “I have to poop!” being yelled through the monitor is definitely worse than hearing just the regular alarm because the consequences of not getting up could include cleaning up an “accident” first thing in the morning. Both my husband and I usually sit up immediately and one of us runs to the rescue. The other morning I successfully sat him on the potty and...Read More
Over the weekend, my four-year-old had a Stewie from Family Guy moment: “Mom Mom Mom Mom!” Naturally, I gave him a taste of his own medicine and repeated his name over and over again. His clever response? “Mom. You’re wasting my time.” Touché, son.Read More
Our oldest son recently celebrated his 4th birthday. Like most boys his age, he is completely obsessed with Spider-Man because he’s super cool and also because he is mostly red, which is our son’s favorite color. We made spiderweb cupcakes which featured a picture of our son’s face with a Spider-Man mask. The cupcakes were very easy to make and were a big hit. Here’s how we did it: 1. Frost cupcakes with white icing. 2. Using red icing with a decorator’s tip,...Read More
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