How I…Ended the Poop/Butt Stage

The dreaded poop/butt stage. It seems every toddler goes through this, especially during potty training. I don't know about you, but I always dreaded it simply because I think it's gross. When my son and I started potty training when he was not quite 3.5, I was bracing for it. For awhile, it didn't really … Continue reading How I…Ended the Poop/Butt Stage

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Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

Well, not exactly, but close enough! Recently, my daughter and I went to the county fair with my son and his class. She had a blast looking at all the animals and calling them all kitty. He...not so much. My son may be interested in science, but animals and insects and plants have no appeal … Continue reading Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

How I…Teach My Toddler Simple Math

I raise my children the same way I was raised: by letting them develop their own personalities and interests. As a parent, it's my job to introduce as much as I can into their lives. We provide diverse experiences and activities, introduce different ideas and ways of doing things, and expose them to as many … Continue reading How I…Teach My Toddler Simple Math

Preschool is for Playing

A version of this was previously posted on my other blog, Not the Typical Mom. I had something else planned for today, but, since my 4 year old starts his playschool program tomorrow, this is all that's on my mind right now. Okay, my 4 year old isn’t exactly going to preschool, but he’ll be … Continue reading Preschool is for Playing

I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

My oldest recently turned 4 and I am freaking out that he's going into Kindergarten next fall. I'm not worried that he might not be academically prepared, which itself feels like a stupid thing to feel considering Kindergarten is supposed to be the starting place for receiving an education. I often find myself wondering why … Continue reading I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

Simple tips to help making baking with toddlers fun and more managable

Baking with Young Children Tip #5

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #5: Have fun! Doing anything in the kitchen with small children can be difficult. There are … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #5

Baking with Young Children Tip #4

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #4: Utilize the measuring cups you aren't using to entertain your little ones. I don't know … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #4