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 how attached our son was to his pacifiers, it was … Continue reading Bye Bye Binkies!
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 and the toddler is my cute little munchkin. When I … Continue reading What They Don't Tell You About Toddlers
I am a new parent. So like other new parents, I am sleep deprived. I know this is common, so I am not worried—just sleepy. But lately I have been barely hobbling along every day. When I finally get some sleep, I fall hard—as if I had taken NyQuil or sleeping pills. And my husband’s loud snoring? It doesn’t even matter! I just sleep through … Continue reading When Sleep Deprivation Has No Shame
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 any cold medicine to alleviate his cold because it can cause serious and possibly life-threatening side effects. Therefore, you must resort to several … Continue reading Achoo! Under Two