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

Valentine's Day Discovery Bottles: Use Buttons, Water, & Glitter for Fun Learning

This past week I decided to make some Valentine's Day themed discovery bottles for my babies. Discovery bottles are a great way for infants and toddlers to have a fun sensory experience and some playful learning. These simple DIY toys will allow little ones to explore: ...more

Moments with Maisy: Bubble Time

As we head into the long weekend, I want to share a little childhood joy in the hopes that Maisy's smiles over bubbles brighten your day as much as they brighten mine....more

I Spoil My Toddler. So what?

We've been having some problems with Erin lately. By 'problems', I mean.. fits. Tantrums. Screams. Cries. Attitude.  She is extremely attached to me. She likes to sit on my lap, hold my hand, be carried, and especially be cuddled. And when she doesn't get to do those things, she gets upset. If I have to sit her down for any reason, especially when we are in public or around other people, she will cry. But that is when she is happiest, and honestly I am too....more