Dear Toddler (aka Ruler of My Sanity), Man, we had a good thing going! You were a strong sleeper, you listened and followed directions, and you loved running around. Suddenly, though, I’m starting to feel as if I missed the memo where you told me you were no longer interested in doing those things. Perhaps…

The Ongoing List of Things I Never Thought I’d Do as a Parent – Toddler Edition

The phrase, “I’ll never do that as a parent,” seems like a pretty universal statement made by all parents at one point or another.  See those kids wearing animal backpacks that have a leash attached for their guardian to use?  Surely, you’ll never use those!  Fast forward to navigating Denver International Airport during, unbeknownst to…

Motherhood – Revisited

I had originally written this piece over two years ago.  I wanted to post it because it continues to be applicable to this day.  However, we’re now out of the newborn stage, and are firmly planted in the toddler arena.  As such, I thought and update was in order. [Updates in bold text.] As time…

Fun Fact #825: My Parents Don’t Know Everything

And sadly, neither do I. Could you imagine being in your 20’s and having a child that looks at you like you’re the oracle for every ounce of knowledge known to man? Actually, forget about 20’s. What about your 30’s or even your 40’s? No, thank you. Oh wait. I am in my 30’s with…

An Honest Explanation of the “10 Things Your Mom Never Told You”

You made her cry… a lot. (Mostly because you went through a phase of drop kicking her in the stomach while jumping on the bed. And you had really bony elbows that always found their way to her chest) She wanted that last piece of pie. (Most likely so she could shove it in your…

5 Things I Never Expected to Enjoy as a Parent

Wow - I did not see that coming. Sure, I knew I’d enjoy the hugs and kisses, tickle “fights,” and seeing her reach each milestone. It’s the other stuff I wasn’t expecting. Picking up my daughter from daycare. After a particularly grueling day at work, walking in the door at her school and seeing this…