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Hang on or Slow down, what’s your parenting style?

Hang on or Slow down, what's your parenting style?

As Annabelle grows older, I am starting to face situations I assumed I’d have under control.  For example, last week, I was at the playground.  Annabelle was on the merry go round with another little kid and a mom friend was standing next to me.  There was a 3rd mom lightly pushing the merry go round.  I had Liam in the carrier so I wasn’t much help.  Anyways, a bunch of older kids walked up to the merry go round, […]

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Five family traditions that will make you cool toddler parents

On Saturday mornings, the family snuggles together in our bed.  Liam is tucked into my arms.  The hubby tickles Annabelle and she laughs, pushing his hands away saying, “Honey!” (This sounds strange.  My daughter mimics everything I do at 22 months.  I call my husband ‘Honey’ and not ‘Daddy’ because I think its kind of weird to call your husband Daddy and now she calls him Honey and I am wondering if I should start calling him Daddy?) Anyhoo, last weekend, Honey asked Annabelle to say […]

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How to throw a Daniel Tiger birthday party

How to throw a Daniel Tiger birthday party

Daniel the Tiger on PBS My daughter loves Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS.  I love Daniel Tiger.  This is a cartoon with episodes that teaches kids about what happens at the doctor  (Daniel gets a shot) or what to do when they have to go potty (stop what you are doing right now and go to the bathroom!) or how to handle themselves when they get mad.  No, I am NOT KIDDING.  Annabelle and I both watch so that I can put to use the tips/songs […]

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Love letter for Liam

Love letter for Liam

Oh Liam, your head smells so good.  Right now, you are nestled up in the Bjorn while I write away.   The heat from your little body is warming up my chest.  I’m about to tuck those fat little legs in so that we can both be comfortable.  I notice the universe swirl on your head, that spot towards the back of your head and trace my finger around your galaxy, smoothing out your light hair.  Your sister’s is beginning to fade out, which happens […]

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