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On the 6th day of daycare, child care gave to me…
(To the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”) “On the 6th day of daycare, child care gave to me…” Renewed love and S-A-N-I-T-Y !!! That probably sounds a tad dramatic, but it is the absolute truth. To be honest, I had somehow recently ended up in a bad... Read more
What motivates your child’s behaviour?
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, we are a sorry lot indeed” – Albert Einstein And I thought that Einstein was purely a theoretical physicist. He clearly had a far greater perspective on life than his passion and genius for physics... Read more
Realising I’m not the mother I always thought I’d be
Before I had kids, I dreamed about being a stay-at-home mom.  Growing up, we were lucky to have my mom home with us most of the time, and I guess I thought that that’s how I would want to raise my own children, when the day finally came.  I... Read more
7 months old and…

7 months old and…

Parenting September 27, 2013 2

Madeleine is 7 months old and… counting STANDING! What is going on here?!  Our sweet baby girl doesn’t even have any teeth or hair and yet, she has decided she wants to pull herself up… on EVERYTHING!  I just noticed this yesterday for the first time, when I put... Read more
Conversations with my 3 year old
The combination of my love of the YouTube videos “Conversations with my 2 year old” and of a recent reader comment saying they’d love to see a post about funny things Portia says, has inspired me to start posting some “Conversations with my 3 year old”. Though I wish... Read more
A day we will never forget: It started with preschool and ended in the ER
Today was a very exciting/interesting day at our place.  The day started out with the highly anticipated first day of preschool for Portia.  She has been talking about starting school all summer.  Seeing her in her little dress and new shoes all ready for school made my heart skip... Read more
The Death of the Ice Cream Truck
It is important to us that our girls eat healthy and we limit ‘treats’ as much as possible in our home.  Having said that, we will head out for frozen yogurt on a hot sunny day.  We’re strict about it, but within reason Something happened the other day at... Read more
Sleep training baby #2 UPDATE!
We’ve got a sleeper! YAHOO.  Sleep is so underrated.  For the first time in over 5 months, I slept a full 8 hours last night and I feel like a human being again. Sleep training works.  It takes time and it’s not necessarily easy (though what part of parenting... Read more
Sleep training baby #2 with the help of A Kiss Goodnight!
Sleep training Days 1-3 When my oldest daughter, Portia, was about 5 or 6 months old, nobody in our house was getting much sleep and I wasn’t sure what to do about it.  She would *sometimes* sleep 6 hours in a row, but often she only slept 3-4 hours... Read more
At the park the other morning, I pulled out Portia’s snack bag as it had been about 1.5 hours from the time she had breakfast, and I knew she would be hungry. Brian and I had just picked up some pastries to nibble on between breakfast and lunch as... Read more