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Gabrielle. She causes me to sigh (a lot). She is sweet, funny, smart, cuddly, and precocious.
On the other hand, she is sassy, jealous, introverted, sensitive, and a perfectionist. These are the traits that pain me. I know life is going to be tough for her. She speaks her mind with complete honesty, but she is so sensitive that she isn't emotionally tough enough to deal with the…Continue
Added by Nicole McDermott on February 27, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments
That’s what was running through my head as I removed myself from underneath my 2 year old (almost 3) Grandson Brayden. He personally called me last night to ask if he could come over and spend the night with me. How could I say no? It’s not very often you get a call from a almost 3 year old, let alone hearing them articulate a sentence asking that…Continue
Added by Andrea Fritz on February 16, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments
My three-year old has been asking a lot about gender lately. She wants to know the sex of every person we pass in the store and all of her relatives. She was very quick to catch on to the easy ones; her brother is a boy, her dad is a boy, her mom is a girl etc. We all carry the stereotype associated with each gender. But the more she asked questions, the more inquisitive she became, the more I’ve had to think harder about my answers.
“Is that a boy?” She asked about a woman with short…Continue
Added by Chelsey Tobiason on January 15, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments
We've all been there, so don't worry if your child is not always an angel. Tantrums are real and happen to the nicest of children. A tantrum is defined as "an outburst or display of excited anger," and you must admit that we adults sometimes find ourselves having tantrums of our own. Children, especially…Continue
Added by Denise LaRosa on December 7, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Holiday season is here! With most of us expecting lot of friends and family at once, it is obvious we are going to get busy, especially in the kitchen. If you have kids you know they will be craving your attention. What better time to get them involved in the kitchen as well. Make them your little chef and get them excited about working on something very important with mommy and daddy.
Here are some recipes that you can make with your children in the kitchen. When they work with you,…Continue
Added by Jay Jay on December 4, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments
What started off as one of the most sleepless nights I've ever had turned out to be the most precious mother-daughter moment I could have ever imagined...
I have been working with Gianna on giving up her pacifier. She has been a rock star during the day; she quit cold turkey and doesn't…
Added by Denise LaRosa on December 1, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Ellie Hirsch on October 14, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments
Added by marian taylor on September 16, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Let me begin by expressing that I do respect the idea, the emotion and the right to engage in the following act, but that as a very private person and as a mom it is not one that I see necessary or that I would myself do.
Sharing pictures of my child or my children sitting in the potty.…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on September 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
We love some Mini Boden and the fall collection will make your little ones look cozy, yet cute. Check out our sample outfits above and go to www.bodenusa.com for styles…Continue
Added by Kamila Miller on September 1, 2014 at 6:56pm — No Comments
New parents, here’s a little secret: Traveling with a baby is much easier than traveling with a toddler.
Your infant will likely feed and sleep through plane rides, dinners out, museum visits and walking tours. And they are happy pretty much anywhere as long as they’re with you.
Toddlers, on the other hand, are energetic, curious and easily frustrated. They nap less, get very cranky when tired and have a limited attention span.
However, just because you have a toddler…Continue
Added by eileen gunn on August 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
She was our waitress, the kindest waitress you will ever meet.
She interacted with my little guy for a while and then turned to me "My son is eight. . .He is still living in the Philipines with my parents."
I realized in that moment the utter triviality of my "First World Problems."
We spoke more and I soon found she is hoping to be able to send…Continue
Added by Sasha on July 26, 2014 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Reader Overwhelmed from Anytown writes:
I'm a mommy of two little girls 3yrs old and 18 months, and I'm struggling with how to say this without sounding like an awful mom. I love them, but I question if its unconditional. When I was pregnant with my first, a friend and I chatted. She vented and said her son is 6 and she only started loving him unconditionally right before he turned 5. He was difficult on every level, according to her. Those words always…
Added by Dr. Samantha Rodman on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Housework can be a daunting task for a family, whether you are a stay at home mom, or a duel income household, or a busy single parent, household chores always seem to sneak up an take over at the most inopportune moments. However, in my discussions with other parents I have found that very few parents require their children to do household chores! Research by Sandra Hofferth, found that children between six and twelve years of age spend an average of just under three…Continue
Added by Pamela Lapham on July 2, 2014 at 1:53am — No Comments
It’s really easy to blame your child when their behavior is less than stellar. Right now in my house, my seven year old and five year old seem to feel they are entitled to everything and anything. I have given them the “you need to be grateful for everything you have” speech, along with the “you need to earn these things, not just expect them” speech, and the ever popular, “money doesn’t grow on trees” talk. I constantly feel like a broken record and after pondering why my words of wisdom…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 24, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments
As an avid reader I can't tell you how much I looked forward to teaching my daughter how to read.
She had her own library early on so I looked forward to the day and days she could read on her own and out loud to others.
I wondered what would be the easiest approach, that would be fun and stress free. Something that could be accessed easily and possibly kept out at all times.
When teaching, routine and repetition is extremely important. Especially…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 22, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments
I always wanted to learn French with my Grandmother. Growing up in Nova Scotia, French was her first language. She would teach me words here and there, but as the years went by we never sat down to really learn it, something I regret to this day. So when the opportunity came up to partner with Dino Lingo, I embraced it. Lily can learn a new language and about her heritage, but I will get to learn as well! Living in Florida, some would think I would’ve chosen the Spanish set.…Continue
Added by Jaclyn Rhoads on May 15, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Summer travel season is on the horizon. So we headed to the TTPM showcase to track down the hot summer toys that will help you get from point A to point B this summer. Look for them to hitthe stores soon. Here’s what we found:
Added by eileen gunn on May 7, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 2, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments