Tag: toddlers

Help Me! I’m Living With Hoarders!

I am a tidy and organized individual. My daughters, on the other hand, are total hoarders! Yes, just like on the A&E television show. They are obsessed with collecting junk and they refuse to throw anything away. Their ‘junk piles’ and purses filled with ‘neat stuff’ are driving me crazy! My middle daughter is the

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Toddler-speak

This week I read John Kinnear’s blog post “The 10 Toddler Words I’ll Miss the Most.” Between tears of laughter, his words really hit home; my daughter is too at the stage where her vocabulary is growing every day, but sometimes her dad and I wonder if she’ll ever truly learn English or if she’ll

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Two days, two girls, five lessons

It was my pleasure to hang out with fellow blogger Michelle’s daughter Lillian for two days this week. It was so much fun for the girls to have such an extended play date! And as a momma who doesn’t plan on having any more children, I’ve learned a couple things about having more than one

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why? Why? WHY?

My daughter (who I have lovingly nicknamed “Miss Independent” and “Little Miss Bossy Pants” due to her desire to not only do everything herself, but also tell everyone else what do as well) has found a word that has really tickled her fancy. Three little letters strung together that sometimes make me want to scream “BECAUSE

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It’s just a phase…it’s just a phase…it’s just a phase…

I was planning to write this week’s Wisdom Wednesday about when to start household chores with your children, but we have had one of those weeks here this past week. You know what I mean, I hope. Tantrums. 3 am wake ups for seemingly no good reason. Flippant little remarks peppering my day. Crankiness about things like…wearing

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Wisdom Wednesday

No Background TV Allowed? Pshhhh! (…well, sort of) I read this article on Monday by Catherine Pearson of HuffPost Parents entitled “Children’s TV Exposure Reaches ‘Startling’ Levels, Study Finds” and expected more of what I had already read in various parenting, education, and child psychology books: Too much television isn’t good for kids. Why? Well, it’s

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Wisdom Wednesday

When You Accidently Punish Yourself: Another Plug for Logical Consequences Just about a month ago, I wrote a Wisdom Wednesday post about the value of using logical consequences with my children to actually affect changes in their behavior versus simply punishing them and/or giving myself a break from them. I’ve really been trying to do what

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