How to get your bed back... from a two year old

It’s not rare for me to wake up in bed, turn to my left and see a big, plush Elsa doll laying beside me. Beside her, there’s my two-year-old daughter Julianna – sound asleep. I know how she got there, but I don’t when she made the tall climb into my king-size bed. Just like most nights, it happened sometime in the middle of the night – after she was sound asleep in her own big queen-size bed that fits her queen-sized personality....more

Who Said You Can't Do It?

“Mom! I’m done!”...more

Taking your coffee in a sippy cup

My son is not a morning person. I am fine with that. I am fine with talking gently to him in the morning, making his room brighter and even helping him get dressed on the days when he is really not into getting out of bed. I'll do whatever it takes to help him start his day....more

Good Reasons Not to Be Sad the Baby Years Are Over

Despite how exhausting the baby and toddler years are—and they sure are exhausting—every mom feels that pit in her stomach when she realizes that those years really are behind her forever. No more adorable mispronunciations; no more squishy toddler toes; no more training wheels. ...more
"Every mother", why do bloggers always think the whole world thinks as they do? Babies are ...more

Threading the Needle

This evening I was in C’s room with my sewing box. She has a pile of clothes that have needed to be mended for awhile, and since I was off work today because of the snow we got last night, I figured today was the day that I would finally get to this task. ...more

My Reluctant Extended Breastfeeding Journey and Nursing My Toddler

If you would have asked me three years ago about my plans for breastfeeding, I probably would have told you that I might try to nurse for 6 weeks. I would have made a face at the idea that I would nurse for a year, let alone PAST a year....more

How to Dress a Toddler in 30 Easy Steps

Do you have a toddler? Do you attempt to convince him or her to wear clothing every day? Have you found this process time-consuming and dangerous? Are you looking for strategies to make your morning routine go a little more smoothly? Then you’ll find my 30-step method for dressing my feisty and opinionated toddler completely useless....more
mamalisa08 I keep hoping it will get better and trying different "tactics," and nothing seems to ...more

The Secret Language of Toddlers

My daughter is almost two and suddenly she has a word for everything. She speaks in incomplete sentences, full of improper grammar. She makes up her own words and combines them to describe what she sees. It’s like a puzzle to figure out what she is saying half the time, but with a lot of patience, I am usually able to decipher her code....more

Daddy and Me

Ross {aka the hubby} works long hours. If you have read any of my other posts, I have mentioned it before.  He is gone before we wake up, and usually makes it home just in time for bed times. Ross also travels with work. So on the weeks that he is gone, Jackson gets no daddy time {except for FaceTime}.   While this kinda stinks and makes for loooong days, we are blessed that he has a wonderful job.  Lydia isn't old enough to really know any different right now, but Jackson is starting to take notice....more

A Day in the Life of a 2 Year Old

Hi.I'm E, Frantic Mama's 2 year-old daughter.  That's me, in the picture there.  I was riding my brother's McQueen car around the basement this morning while it was still dark outside.  FAST!  Really, really fast.  In circles.   ...more