Bedtime back and forth 

Bedtime with a three year old can be a battle, a minefield of delay tactics and tears. The “need” for a drink, for the potty, for “something to chew” (yes, Addie says that) can be frustrating when the “need” is only a rouse, when your child’s eyes are closing as they continuously tell you “I’m… Continue reading Bedtime back and forth 

A week at the beach 

Sandy salty babies.  Addie running in and out of the ocean. Teddy running, stumbling in the sand, getting back up…and running, hands up, towards the water. Addie hosing everyone off (with a mischevious look in her eyes) after a late afternoon at the beach. Teddy running around the beach house with a ball.  Addie running… Continue reading A week at the beach 

One Magical Family Dinner

Dinner time with a toddler (in my house) is often challenging…There’s the fight to get her to sit at the dinner table… The fight to get her to try her dinner…. The ridiculous amount of frustration when she finally tries a bite and exclaims “mmmmm, I like this.” (Ummm yeah, we knew you would like it….It… Continue reading One Magical Family Dinner

Ugly Crying On The Way Back From Target…

I ugly cried on the way back from Target yesterday. Not because of a meltdown or a tantrum in the middle of the store. In fact, quite the opposite. My trip to Target was calm, peaceful even. Teddy slept in his car seat the whole trip… snoozing peacefully as I attempted to avoid buying all… Continue reading Ugly Crying On The Way Back From Target…