Working from Home with a Toddler: A Battle for Attention

Working from Home with a Toddler: A Battle for Attention

My son scribbles on my notepad while I am on a work conference call. If there is one positive thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it’s more time with family. With the shelter in place order, everyone has to stay home--forcing more family time and home activities. For those who can work from home, [...]

Cascarones Fill Easter With Confetti-Filled Fun

Cascarones Fill Easter With Confetti-Filled Fun

Easter basket filled with cascarones. For everyone who celebrates it, Easter is a holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. For some Latinos, Easter also means it is time for cascarones! Now that my son is two years old, I am excited to finally introduce him to the fun of cascarones. A cascaron is a [...]

Bye Bye Binkies!

Bye Bye Binkies!

Weaning off our son from his beloved binky was hard. I don't know how some parents are able to do it cold turkey without shedding a tear. I can only assume that the child is not that attached to the pacifier. Hearing my son cry was hard--and we did not do it cold turkey! Considering [...]

What They Don’t Tell You About Toddlers

What They Don’t Tell You About Toddlers

What does a hematoma, a busted lip, a scratched out cheek, and bruised forehead have in common? A toddler! I am not talking about an angry toddler, but rather a happy, sweet and active toddler who has no concept of what he is doing when he is playing. In this example, the victim is me [...]

Achoo! Under Two

Achoo! Under Two

My son showing me how he can blow his nose on his own Having a cold sucks. Having a child under two with a cold sucks even more. It is not just awful because you don’t want to ever see your child sick. It sucks because you can’t give a child under 2 years old [...]