Traveling with toddlers is not easy under the best of circumstances. If you’re really lucky, the flight is smooth, you packed enough snacks, the in-flight movie doesn’t include scary stuff, and you’ve scored a SkyMall catalog perfect for I Spy. Lugging car seats on airplanes makes a rough situation harder. After Holden turned about 8 […]
If you have a picky toddler, it helps to try a ton of different things. Here are my go-to toddler meals and snacks for my 17-month old.
How to save money when you throw a fun, memorable, and age-appropriate, but cheap birthday party for your 3-year old. Or any age.
This past Thursday, when Alec had his Dad’s Night Out, I decided to really roll the dice and take both toddlers (age one and two) out to a restaurant by myself. It was pretty fun. I tried to call it our Big Adventure, but Holden said we shouldn’t call it a ‘venture. So I asked, […]
It started off as a rather routine argument about when it would be ok to start hanging out with his friends more when we came up with a revolutionary idea. You see, my husband has been almost saintlike in both his get-home-from-work-at-sixness and his willing-to-let-me-go-outness since we had our second baby. He really wants me […]
Happy Blogiversary to us! I’m so excited to wish this blog a very happy birth day and celebrate a few sentimental moments along the way. Whitney knew I wanted to say, “Yay! This is a big blogging deal” but she didn’t know what I had planned. Here I present a few well wishes from ten […]
I tried to do this 101 things challenge about five gulp EIGHT years ago and had a ton of fun with it. No, I didn’t get all my things crossed off the list. Shockingly, my children aged anyway. My then-infant son is now entering third grade. But why the hell not try again? I’m throwing down […]
What would his or her name be? I read this thread in my babycenter birth club and I just about peed my pants laughing so hard. I tended toward sweet indulgences each time and I had no idea that Taco Bell was such a popular craving food. My son Sawyer would have to be called […]
This post was first published in 2009 when I wanted a medal for having two potty-trained children. Since then, thousands of toddler moms have arrived at this page searching for the keywords potty-training a 21-month old. Here’s my story. Well, the first note is that the deed is done. Miss Scarlett is wearing diapers only during […]
Repeat after me: Rookie moms should not be in charge of the entire Thanksgiving meal! Get yourself some real help either with food prep, childcare, or (better!) both. Hacks for new parents hosting the big meal: I found myself in this position the first year I had a baby because it seemed easier than traveling […]
I’ve been wanting to do the Project 365 (take a photo a day for a year) thing since 2006 and I did it! And then some. Now I just gotta get all those pictures together and wallpaper my office or make a book. I used the app Project 365 to remind me to take and […]
When I became pregnant with baby #2 (the one we now call Milo), Whitney asked our friends and scoured the Internets for baby advice for me. The best one about bathing a baby (when you have two under two or even two under three) is “Just bathe the dirtiest one.” We used that tip for […]