With allergy season wrapping up for this year I’ve compiled a list of some of the things that got me through the onslaught of pollen that comes with the warm spring weather.
Your little bundle of joy has finally arrived. You’re a parent. You’re officially on a roller coaster ride of stress and sleepless nights that will only continue to morph into more stress of varying kinds.
The list of things that need to be done is endless and estate planning probably hasn’t come close to the top, if you’ve given it any thought at all. But, it should be a priority.
Three must be a frustrating age for children. They are just beginning to learn how to do a large array of things, but realistically they aren’t very good at anything.
One of the most heard phrases in my house right now is “I can’t.” When she first started saying it I was horrified. “Of course you can. Not only do I know your abilities, but you are smart and beautiful and you can do anything.”
Since time immemorial kids have been drawn to mud. While generally a nuisance to parents and a chronic ruin-er of outfits, when done intentionally it can be a fun activity for kids without causing their parents heart palpitations.
Alli’s birthday was last weekend and she’d chosen a Little Mermaid theme. (Well, she’d chosen “Ariel and Dinosaurs,” but I told her to pick one and just added some plastic dino toys to the over-all mermaid theme).
The number one thing I like about my toddler is her constant amazement in the world around her. Every time we head to the library she has a different subject of books that she’d like to get. One day it might be Disney princesses, the next elephants, and the next sharks. And, while the next time it might be dinosaurs or Pokemon, the interest never completely fades. It’s like a snowball of excitement about the world. I wish that I had just a portion of that.
Rainy days can become intolerable. And, spring in the south has as many rainy days as sunny.
We like to make this easy (and healthy) treat to remind ourselves that it won’t rain forever. (Probably).
I’m definitely guilty of it. You obviously have a reason for the things you’re telling your child to do. Your patience is at its end with their refusal to cooperate. And, now they are questioning your authority.