That is a loaded question for a mom with two toddlers?
I have been parenting, learning about parenting, writing a novel (which was just completed) and traveling away from my children (which any could parent should do to keep her sanity and her marriage). Oh yes and a spine surgery from the S1 to the L5 which gave me the months in bed to finish the novel.
So much to say and I hardly remember any of it. Let's start with last week when my younger daughter was climbing on a caution sign Read more [...]
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When Ila was little I lost my dad suddenly and I was told to experience my emotions and tell Ila that sometimes Mommy's get sad. But as time went on I realized that kids were crazy intuitive. Like animals they could sense anything ... they could definately sniff out a bad mood or a sad day. There was no hiding anything from them. If my husband and I got into a fight even if we tried to hide it you could tell Ila's behavior was off and she was very protective of me. We were actually told to have Read more [...]
So as I discussed previously children's handwriting skills are being lost by the day. Kids are typing and texting and ipad'ing and they don't need to write. In fact they barely learn and practice cursive anymore. I make my girls write Thank You notes. But I also got them a chalkboard they know I love to write, in fact I have a weird tick where I have to use a special kind of pen and often paper. But the girls think the chalkboard is so fun they forget they are practicing writing. Which they are! Read more [...]
I was talking to my neighbor who is also a child psychologist and has 3 girls who are very close. I asked her how she did that. Ila and Ava are inseparable and adore one another now but I want to make sure it sticks. She said she taught her older kids to mother her younger kids. So it was more of a maternal caring love than a competitive love. They also came to her aid when one of the kids was fighting with her, the other would come and hug her and care for her. The 3 girls truly take care of one Read more [...]
I very rarely steal an idea but Punky Brewster has a great one. They are inexpensive, easy fun, tactile and would look beautiful as party favors in a bowl at a party.
I am going in for surgery next week so I am making some for Ila and Ava for the days I am in the hospital. They can open one a day.
They remind me of that birthday party game I used to play as a kid where you passed the gift around wrapped in layers of paper and the kid that opened it when the music stopped got to keep it. People Read more [...]