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Smells like…what?!

This boy of mine is a charmer. And he has me thoroughly wrapped around his little finger. But one of the things I love the most about this little man is that I never really know what to expect from him or what new crazy thing is going to come out of his mouth. Case in...

I wasn’t prepared for this.

There are lots of things I have found myself unprepared for in my parenting journey. Hard to answer questions about life and death. The “birds & the bees” talk. Poop in the bathtub. You know, the BIG stuff. But they all pale in comparison to this...

Lazy Potty Training: The sequel

Remember a few years ago when I told you how I potty trained Ivy? Basically, I was lazy and let her decide when to be potty trained. Well, for some reason, I didn’t learn my lesson there. Because about the time Traveler was approaching 3 I decided he needed to...

Rocking.

Tonight I am rocking my baby to sleep. And, yes, he’s nearly two years old. I know conventional wisdom says  I should have him “sleep trained” by now. I know he should be on  a schedule or able to put himself to sleep. And really I know he can do...

The day I learned about febrile seizures.

Today was a day I will never forget. In fact, today was one of the most terrifying days in my life. It was the day I learned first hand about febrile seizures in an 18-month-old. I could have gone my whole life without ever knowing about that. The thing about days...

How to eat a cupcake.

First, find a cupcake. Any old cupcake will do. Even one that has been sitting on the ground. Whatever floats your boat. Then, get a good grip on it. You don’t want it slipping away from you. Lastly, eat it. All of it. Pay no attention to the people around you....