I normally don't talk about poop

I should probably start this story by telling you that Jack is not a traveling pooper. In his almost three years of life, I’ve only had to deal with him pooping outside the home (or daycare or Mimi’s house) three times. Ever. Not really sure why, but I’ve just been pretty lucky that it hasn’t really been an issue.I guess the kid just likes his privacy....more

Reviewing the Kiddy World Plus Car Seat

{Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Kiddy USA; however they did provide me with a car seat to test and review. All thoughts, inappropriate blurting out of the word ‘penis’ and overuse of exclamation points are my own.}Okay guys, I haven’t really written about kid product stuff in a really long time, but I just HAVE to share this with you all in case you’re in the market for a car seat. I was recently sent a Kiddy World Plus Car Seat to try out and I’m in LOVE with it....more

If you're debating between half-day and full-day preschool, read this

If you've been debating whether to put your child in preschool, or whether to do it part-time or full-time, read on. New research indicates that full-day preschool is associated with increased readiness for kindergarten.In this study, the researchers looked at 982 predominantly minory 3- and 4-year-olds in 11 Chicago child-parent centers that run both PT (3 hours/day) and FT (7 hours/day) programs.The full-day kids were 4 years old for this study.The results after a year were that the full-day kids had higher scores in 6 subcategories compared to the part-day kids:...more

Morning Coffee

I find myself waking up in the morning and feeling like I never even went to sleep. I walk into the kitchen to immediately start the coffee maker and I hear this little voice from the next room, "Hi Mom". Half asleep I reply, "Hi darling". My daughter says "Eggs, Mom". I look at the coffee maker and wonder, could this thing move any faster. As I pour myself my first cup of the day, I hear on the monitor my other daughter crying and ready to get out of her crib. I set my coffee down and proceed to go get her....more

YouTube music videos about trucks: the soundtrack of my life

Having children shakes up your life. Beyond the great identity-shifting that is new parenthood, a more gradual adjustment occurs in the scenery of life: the food we eat, the hours we keep, the music we listen to. As my children grow from newborn to infant to toddler and beyond, as they develop their own schedules and personalities and likes and dislikes, the changes in the details grow more pronounced. The days of cooking complicated meals and eating at 7:00 are gone; now it’s mac and cheese with steamed veggies at 5:30....more
I had no idea this existed and really wish I had -- my grandson LOVES trucks (and planes and ...more

Through The Eyes Of A Child

Through The Eyes Of A ChildPosted on November 11, 2014by ...more

Pet Peeve: Daycare Upselling

I love our son’s daycare, I really do. He goes two days a week and his teacher is fantastic. She’s the exact right mix of super sweet and on top of things. I’m incredibly impressed how she somehow manages to have her entire class adore her AND keeps a group of 2 year olds under control. I actually feel like Jack learns something new every single day that he attends, which is great!...more
JoulesDellinger I think at a certain price point that may be true, and yours does seem to be ...more

Hershey Park in the Dark

Remember how I told you that we were planning to go to Hershey Park in the Dark over the weekend? Well, we went and had an AMAZING time! I’m pretty sure Jack has inherited my love of roller-coasters, because we had to tear him away from the park at the end of the day....more

Finding a Chair for my Giant Toddler

So even though Jack was born prematurely, he’s pretty much a giant. He won’t be three until mid-February, but he is already 38” tall (the 93 percentile for height).He’s a big kid. But with me at 5’7” and my husband at 6’4”… well, we kind of expected a giant child.As most kids do, we started out with a highchair. This one to be exact. Here’s a picture from Jack’s 1 year birthday… wow, my hair is really dark. And I was 10 – 15 pounds heavier....more

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Original Post : http://thepinterestedparent.com/2014/10/10/do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do/...more