In the past month this boy’s language has exploded. He can say just about anything he wants to say.
Mothering a toddler is exhausting! When my two-year-old became mobile he earned the nickname “Bulldozer”… or on really rough days, “THE Destructor.” He can level a room in a minute, emptying every shelf and breaking anything he can reach. He’s an expert at finding a stool- whether it’s an over turned box, the laundry basket, or a stack of pillows, to reach even more things. My answer at home is
Yes, it’s now more than a week past Jonathan’s second birthday. Days before his birthday I sat down to write my typical birthday post, talking about my sweet boy and how I love having him in my life. All the things I want to remember before the passing of time fades who he is right now in my memory. Each time I tried to write, I just couldn’t get my thoughts
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkDairyFree #CollectiveBias When my youngest son was born, I had no idea what was coming. After 5 pretty content and easy newborns, I was unprepared for how hard it would be when he cried unconsolably for long periods of time. I felt like I was drowning in his cries, especially when I also worried I was failing
Diapers and laundry… sometimes I feel like my life is defined my those never-ending duties. Life as a toddler Momma means those diapers and laundry are a never-ending cycle, especially now that the weather is nice. Jon spends most of his (little) indoor time throwing himself at the door or bringing me his shoes trying to convince me to go back outside. Once he makes it outside you can guarantee
The only time to get a good iPhone picture of this boy is when he’s sleeping. Otherwise he’s a fast-moving target! I know I’ve had toddlers before, but none have been as exhausting as this one. I’m so thankful that I often have extra hands to chase him! He might not be more active than other of my toddlers, though it usually feels that way. At other stages in parenthood, I
Fast Forward Anyone else feel like time is on fast forward? Lately, I feel like the day is just getting started and BAM it’s afternoon! I think it comes down to not sleeping well lately, and as a result sleeping in too much each morning. Jonathan is cutting molars and having some stomach issues that often have us up in the night. It seems he crashes hard about the time
Today my baby turns one! Jonathan is officially a walker now. I tried to live in denial about that, but I finally had to break down and buy him a pair of shoes. For the first week he screamed and clawed at them every time I put them on. Next, he refused to walk in them, picking up his feet with every step like a kitten with cotton on its feet. Now,