This mommy is bringing her A game...or not?!

My three-year old has hit the prime of the terrible two’s at three, with the strength of the Hulk, the charm of Hugh Grant, and the speed of Superman. My house is child proofed for Hannibal Lecter....more

Greener Birthday Party (Take 1)

Paisley Handmade on Etsy! Like I ‘ve explained before going green for me is a trial and error process. I try something new, make mistakes and learn every day. This weekend my little princess B turned 3. This marked the first birthday party I would have to throw since making the switch to a greener life. Greener Birthday party, take 1:...more

Are We Done Yet?

I was absolutely elated when my 3 year had finally been potty trained. No more bribes to use the bathroom, no more close calls on the floor, and best of all no more Pull-Ups! Yes! I was finally done! It seemed as if there was no end in sight. The constant worry of accidents happening. The incessant calculation of how many Pull-Ups would be needed if we were away from the house for more than a couple hours. The extra case of Pull-Ups needed for daycare…All of that was over! But oh yeah, I almost forgot. There is now the job of night time potty training. Crap!...more

4am? That's real commitment to the process. I'm in awe.


Conversations With a 3 Year Old

There are many times throughout the day where I am having an in-depth conversation with my 3 year old. At times I forget he’s just a small semi-uneducated child, but yet is carrying on these long drawn out conversations as if he was 12. It is only after I recall these conversations do I really understand how comical they are. I mean, some of the things we talk about are absolutely insane. The other day, while he’s sitting on the potty, I’m going over the various reasons why he is not allowed to wipe himself after doing #2....more

When my brothers were that age, I definitely remember having very in-depth conversations with ...more