I’ve had a lot of time to consider this and there are just several things I loooove about children, many of which actually challenge me. To be sure, a number of us wish for the simpler days of childhood, and it is easy to fantasize (and even glamorize!) those days, but one thing that has…Read more Children teach Us
Preschoolers are quite different from toddlers. I know, I’m going to be writing from my own experiences, but I consider it sufficiently instructive. 😊 One of the main differences between them (toddlers and preschoolers) has to do with the cognitive capacities. A preschooler has a bit more critical thinking skills and so is in a…Read more About that preschooler specie…
Let’s talk today about laziness. Why? Why??? Because it’s a condition that eludes me much these days. Lol. So, as I’m the one blogging (read: talking) here, so you just have to help me by reading (read: listening). I’ll rant a bit. A long, long time ago (dramatic, right?), there were days when I could…Read more Bones, bones, rise up!
I recall the very first time(s) I witnessed my baby smile back at me. Wow! Heart-stopping. It felt so genuine and as though it had been thought of for a long time prior to it actually happening. And it’s not as if I’d done anything especially nice to her for me to deserve it. I…Read more Sappy all the way
I hold my little girl in my arms right now as I type, and I find myself thinking (this has happened soooo often, believe me) of how easy her life is. Literally, what exactly do babies have to worry about? From when she was born, all she did was make a noise and her…Read more Baby ME
Today, we need to talk about a special person. This person knows no boundaries. Or, sees them, but then does without them. Allow me to explain. Life with my toddler is about living beyond a box. Whatever box you picture in your head. How do I know this? I invite you to do an…Read more Out of control toddler??
I was struck recently by what I’m about to share here. I was hearing it said as pertains to dealing with kids, but, something about it made total sense in terms of dealing with human beings in general. What I heard was this: When a child’s love tank is full, you’ll find that it…Read more Tanking up
I have a little explorer on my hands, folks. My very own Dora. And you know what? I’m so proud of her, even though it often means sleeplessness and a bit of stress on my part. Like when she put her hand in the toilet bowl to touch the water. I caught her just before…Read more The art of mothering – pt. 3
Boy am I learning a lot in this journey of being a parent. One major thing, which I’ll dwell on today, is the issue of laziness. Now, I realize I haven’t gone far in the parenting deal. There are people who are parents of 6-year-olds, 12-year olds, 30-year-olds. So I’m clearly just beginning. I’d…Read more Parent away!
So I’m very new in this journey, y’all. But I tell you, dealing with the changes that take place in the moods of a 13-month-old can be challenging. And that’s probably the nicest way that can be put. I have always had a pretty easygoing kiddo who smiles all the time, is very playful…Read more Raising a toddler, pt. 1