Babies Be Nappin’

 I see and hear a lot of parents getting overwhelmed (especially at the beginning) about nap time. They heard all of these horror stories about poor sleep schedules and routines gone awry, They read all of these books that paint beautiful pictures and bolster unrealistic expectations. And when it fails, all that strict routine, all…

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Growth Spurts

Why do kids do so much growing all at once? They can seem the same for a long stretch, and then, out of nowhere, they are a completely different person. I’m always wanting them to grow, and learn, and then when they do I want it to slow down. Did I savour them enough? Did…

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Monster & The Tank

“Watch out for the baby” is a phrase you will very rarely hear me say. A visiting Grandparent said it to O a few days ago, and it just got right under my skin.  Yes, when E was tiny we talked about being gentle to the point of exhaustion. When they rough-house we remind them…

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Toddlers!

It’s official! We have TWO toddlers! I knew this day would come, and now it’s here. They are insane. Sometimes I think that O has completely lost his mind! Don’t get me wrong, they are extremely funny, and lovable, but they are also insane! Some days I am convinced that E is trying to hurt…

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Yeah, I Stole Your Couscous! (What are you gonna do about it?)

Ollie is really picky about the texture of food. He liked things blended right down when he was tiny, and will still eat baby oatmeal over real oatmeal any day. He was very on time with his progression of smaller to bigger foods. He took his time, and tested things out. If there was even…

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“A Little Bit Of Dirt Won’t Hurt!”

My whole life I’ve heard my mother repeating this saying. When we were kids we went outside, ran around, got dirty! It’s just part of being a kid.  Now that I’m a parent It’s up to me to decide how dirty is enough. With germs, and super bugs, and creepy crawlies lurking under every stone,…

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One Year Old!

I can’t believe my baby just became a toddler! It feels like it went so fast. Everyday he looks more and more like a little boy instead of a baby, with his own little facial expressions, and attitude! Yesterday was his birthday party. I think everyone who came had a really good time! Having a…

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Easiest Baby Ever!

I have the easiest baby ever! Yes, he is lactose intolerant, no he is not sleep trained, yes he stays up until 11 every night, but he is the easiest baby of all time! Yesterday was B’s birthday, so we ordered pizza and ate some junk! I ate pizza with one hand and held out…

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