Parenting Fantasy Vs. Reality

Everyone knows that the best parents out there are those who have no children.  I was an amazing mom before I had kids.  I was going to do this, that, and the other thing, but nothing makes you abandon that shit faster then when you are up all night with a sick baby or come home from work exhausted...more

Play Doesn't Need a Power Cord

I posted earlier on www.elizabethdoren.com about loving the park. The most obvious reason wasn’t included. It’s a park acts as a stage for children to use their imagination. I recently turned 30. I’m part of the grayed millenial generation. I was the test group for Facebook. I had a MySpace page. When I was growing up, the Internet was used for the online version of Encyclopedia Britanica. We researched at the library and eventually “You Have Mail” dinged on our AOL accounts. ...more

We're Almost Through It

Independence Day was this past weekend.  I think that I speak for parents (and dog parents) everywhere when I say, thank god that’s over.  With Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer, the Fourth of July has to be the unofficial middle.It’s also guaranteed to mean that we have now entered the height of the heat for the year.  Yeah!  Under boob sweat for everyone!...more

6 Big Ways Toddlers and Newborns Differ

When my son was born I couldn't wait for him to get older. Older meant easier, right? Older means more experience and confidence, right? And then...toddlerhood. Oh my.“Enjoy it!” friends and strangers told me. “It goes so fast.”...more

Easy Salmon Fish Cake

A quick and easy muffin tray toddler snack made for busy Moms!...more

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kathybrowndavis Kathy, I'm so flattered!  Thank you!  I blog at www.stephanie2morrow.com, but I ...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Cleaning

As I'm sure you've picked up from the series so far, Baby Boy really is a great help around the house!  And, what's even better, he enjoys doing tasks that Hun and I do.  Baby Boy has always wanted to be involved in what we're doing, whether it be work on the computer, writing, drawing, crafting, working on the car, remodeling the house, or even cleaning.Today, I'm highlighting some of the ways in which he helps to keep the house more clean and organized.Wiping up spills (or potty accidents)Wiping the tables and chairs after meals...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Car & Small Engine Repair

Thankfully, Hun knows a bit about cars and doesn't mind working on them. This has proven useful in more than one instance since we've been together.In fact, with his knowledge/know-how, determination, and research we've only had to have any of our vehicles taken to a service shop 2 or 3 times for any kind of repair in our 3 years together! (Talk about saving money!)...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Washing Dishes

Baby Boy really and truly loves to help out around the house. It's such a blessing to me in so many ways. I love that he's learning all of these necessary and important life skills at such an early age, but I'm also grateful for the little bit of help it is to keeping the house more clean, tidy, and orderly.To see his face light up and how he runs through the house just to help with a task. Or to listen to him saying, "wait Momma" or "I want to help" or "Let me do it", brings a certain smile to my heart, even if I'm in a rush and maybe would prefer he not 'help' so much....more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Laundry

Continuing on in this series, I've decided to talk about one of those tasks not many enjoy, but is necessary - laundry. Personally, I'm hit or miss on the laundry routine, as in sometimes I don't mind and other times I wish it didn't need done. Nonetheless, doing laundry is still an important life skill that Baby Boy is learning....more
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