I had 2 things on my agenda for this weekend: Buy the kiddos new sneakers and commit to officially potty-training our almost 3 year old, Mr. C. It's hard to say which task would be more challenging! After trying reward stickers (and removing stickers from the toilet, floor and furniture), treats like a Cadbury mini egg … Continue reading No Use Crying over Pee-Soaked UNISEX Sneakers
It was a perfectly ordinary day. The kids (3.5 year old Miss M, 2.5 year old Mr. C and 5 month old Mr. O) and I had gone to Costco to stock up on some favourite snacks; veggie straws, goldfish crackers, hummus, baby wipes and a few other things that weren't on our list but … Continue reading A Bump on the “Noggin” & a Trip to the Hospital: People are Good.
It's amazing how the definition of "normal" can change overnight when you become a parent. I'm not sure how or when it happens because I've basically just gone through the motions of life in a sleep-deprived, puffy-eyed fog, but at some point, with a 3 year old, 2 year old and 9 week old, the … Continue reading Parenthood: The Normalization of the Abnormal
This morning was a crazier morning than normal. I'm now 35 weeks pregnant with our third baby. All I want to do is eat, move around without struggling and sleep. It should have been an easier morning since I had a doctor's appointment so I got to sleep in a bit later but since 3 … Continue reading Motherhood: It’s Not Always Warm & Fuzzy Cuddles: This Mama had a “First” Today that She would like to Forget
"Mommy, what is that?" she said, pointing at one of my stretch marks. "It's called a stretch mark." I replied, unsure of how to explain this one to her. "A stret shark?" she asked.
Less than 5 minutes later, the kids came flying up the stairs "Mommy! Where are you? Where are you, Mommy?" I looked down the hall and saw them stampeding towards me soaking wet, no towels, muddy with bits of grass from the backyard stuck to them. I leaned over and calmly said "Mommy will be out in a minute!", shut the door and locked it.
For my daughter on her third birthday: It's hard to believe that it was 3 whole years ago that I first met you, held you in my arms and instantly fell in love with you. In that moment, I knew my life had changed for the better. Motherhood has been my greatest blessing. At 3 … Continue reading For my daughter on her third birthday
Listen kiddo! You didn't do it! You can fake a lot of things in this world but pooping in the potty is not one of them. The proof is in the bowl.
Tonight (and every night) we are desperately trying to get 2.5 year old Miss M to sleep in her big girl bed in her big girl room. She was doing so well for months but then approximately one month ago, she decided that she will only sleep in our bed and there is nothing we … Continue reading Toddler Bedtime Battles: The “PLEASE Sleep in your own Bed!” Saga Continues…
These days, just the thought of bedtime makes me cringe. Crazy, right? Bedtime has turned into such a stressful and exhausting process in our home. We have had the same bedtime routine since the beginning of "bedtimes" in this house. We bathe both kiddos with a delicious smelling homemade baby wash that I make myself with … Continue reading Stubborn & Sleepless “Swuggles”…The Resident 2 Year Old is Running this Place…into the Ground