Toddlers

Is there something wrong with my kid?

A friend came to me today with concerns about her nephew. Well, she’s not concerned, but her sister-in-law is. The child just turned three and is, apparently, a bit of a handful. She was asked not to bring him back to the church nursery unless she was going to stay with him. Ouch. Sis-in-law isRead more …

Toddler Wearing

Aug 20, 2012 | Posted by in Parenting, Toddlers | 0

I was hanging out with a friend the other day when she casually mentioned she may need to borrow back the Ergo she’s given me on extended loan to take with her on a trip to Italy this fall. I had a moment of panic. My first thought was “you can’t have my Ergo.” MyRead more …

Montessori at Home: Spice Smelling

May 19, 2012 | Posted by in Our Homeschool, Parenting, Toddlers | 0

When my oldest, now 7, was a baby, I was very excited about creating a Montessori atmosphere in my home. I love Montessori’s philosophy and the beauty of Montessori materials. But at some point I realized that what many of Montessori’s “practical life” and “sensory” activities are trying to replicate occur quite naturally in theRead more …

Toddler Tool Belt

Feb 3, 2012 | Posted by in Toddlers | 0

I had a great time last weekend with the parents at the Toddler Tool Belt class. A big thank you to Amy at Giggling Green Beanfor making her amazing store available for classes. There is some seriously cool stuff in there. And next time, I’m going to have to save time to have lunch at the ComfortRead more …

Baby Led Weaning

Jun 26, 2011 | Posted by in Parenting, Toddlers | 2

It seems recommendations for starting solids are all over the place these days.  I’ve got three kids. With my first, I did the whole introduce-one-single-food-puree-every-four-days thing. The kid hated solids and we threw away so many purees and the whole thing just stressed me out. With my second and third, I have followed the adviceRead more …

Potty Learning

May 27, 2010 | Posted by in Parenting, Preschoolers, The Joys of Boys, Toddlers | 0

So, my sweet 2-year-old daughter is starting down the potty learning path. It’s going fairly smoothly as I’m pretty laid back about it – and we have hardwood floors. Going through this again though made me think of when my son learned to use the potty a few years ago. We did not have hardwoodRead more …