desire · Toddlers

7 Things This Mom Wants Most for Christmas

You did not wish to share the lollipop. You each wanted it all to yourself, to enjoy every moment, to savor to the last drop. And as I watched you trying so patiently to wait for a taste of the treasure, I was suddenly left a bit numb. For I realized I don’t want to… Continue reading 7 Things This Mom Wants Most for Christmas

Toddlers

Breakfast in Bed

Today is my husband’s birthday. Watching the excitement on my toddlers’ faces this morning has left me full. They made their dad cards earlier this week, hiding them in their secret places to make sure he did not see them too early. Every day they would go and look at their creations, laughing and placing… Continue reading Breakfast in Bed

Daughters · Toddlers

Second Fiddle to Elsa’s Frozen Charm

Boston is going as “Elsa” tomorrow. Of course she is Elsa. My house has been overtaken by the Frozen star.We have bags, socks, shirts, puzzles, singing microphones, the doll, the book, the dress. My daughter is three. Not three going to be four next week. No, three just last month three. Isn’t this still the age of… Continue reading Second Fiddle to Elsa’s Frozen Charm

Friday Favorites · Organization · Toddlers

My Solution to the Endless Mess of Toys

I was ready for a change, ready to find a solution to the never ending disaster of our place–the toy mess. I started by weaning out a large majority of them. A large majority?? You would never know! There were still so many nice ones I knew the kids did not “need” but could not… Continue reading My Solution to the Endless Mess of Toys

Toddlers

Two is Better Than One

We have been trying really hard to get Pierce to say his sister’s name. “Boston, Boston, Boston,” she and I chant over and over again. I know he could say it, he simply chooses not to. He does have a name for her though, and I suppose it is quite fitting. “Come MOMMA!” he excitedly shouts… Continue reading Two is Better Than One

Readers' Favorites · Real and Raw · Toddlers

Grasping at Moments

Pierce had a seizure this morning. Of all places to be, we were sitting with his pediatrician for his well check up. I had no idea he had even the slightest temperature. He was acting very sleepy, his head resting on my chest. Suddenly, he flung back, his eyes rolled, and his body began jerking uncontrollably.… Continue reading Grasping at Moments

Toddlers

My Girls’ Night Out

So I recently discovered my local grocery store has a childcare area where you can drop off your kids while you shop. They even have special themed nights once a month where the kids are given a meal, games, and give aways. My friend, the amazingly wise friend that she is, had the best idea… Continue reading My Girls’ Night Out