Part of the fun of having multiple small children is that there were inevitably be a time when you need to focus on just one while other children get ignored. And you know how small children can be when no one is paying attention. They love it. It’s when they can get into all the… Continue reading That Time We Couldn’t Get Our Daughter To Leave A Playdate And No One Was Watching The Toddler
I had lunch with a friend today. It was splendid, absolutely something I should do more often. My two-year-old finishes his playgroup around lunchtime, so I picked up him before I went to the bagel shop to meet my friend. He’s a happy, busy little guy, and while we waited for my friend to come, he… Continue reading Why Going Places With a Toddler Is Actually The Best
I would love to say that I have these all the time, but I don’t. Whenever I do have one, it intrigues me. For instance, tonight, Really Little Man was acting lethargic and generally tired. Since he has a bit of a cold, was just playing hard outside, and woke up early this morning, I… Continue reading Zen Mommy Moments
Okay, I didn’t really think I would post about this, but it’s stuck in my craw. JetBlue, not exactly known for the quality of its flight attendants (remember the guy who cursed out a passenger and then exited via the emergency slide?), recently kicked off a family of four whose toddler was, well, being a… Continue reading JetBlue and 71% of America, J’accuse!
The Twins from France were in town recently, and having seen an example of their talents on Youtube, I was really excited to see a live performance. We decided that I would go with Little Man, and my husband would stay home with Littler Man. We arrived earlyish and snagged good seats in the second… Continue reading A toddler’s perspective on the Twins from France
My second-born was an easy-going type of baby. Really, you could pretty much put him anywhere, with any toy, and he would be, generally, content. He ate anything, took beautiful naps, and was blissfully, wonderfully easy. He’s not really a baby anymore, since he’s starting walking and communicating and all. Well, this child now has… Continue reading Who are you and what have you done with my baby?
Last night we returned from a nearly two-week visit to my in-laws. I love spending the holidays with family. However, since we live in different cities, we first have to get there, and that usually means a trip to the airport. Travel makes me edgy in general, but add two small children who are invariably… Continue reading Air Travel with Small, Nervous Children
Over at CulinaryKosher.com, I share the memories of my first experience baking with Little Man (and, no, it doesn’t involve any major kitchen mishaps). You can read the article here and find the recipe here. Enjoy!
It’s been really hot lately. So hot that my usual getting-out-of-the-house activities are not an option. Going for a walk? No thank you. Playing in the park? Not unless I want heat stroke. Other (free) indoor activities, such as going to the grocery store or library, haven’t panned out so well, as I haven’t always… Continue reading Why gating the kitchen is great idea, or, the day I took my stove apart
Wow, I really left that poll up for ages, didn’t I? Well, the results are definitely in: In our house, we mainly call each other by nicknames (Honey, or Honeychik/Honeychka – the Russian influence and all), or Tatty/Mommy. We do use our proper names, but with the little parrot in our house (Little Man, that… Continue reading What’s your take results: What do you call your spouse?