Let me start off by giving some context. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic as a result of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, or rona, or whatever we want to call it. The rates of infection have not even remotely started decreasing in the U.S. In fact, many states are seeing increases in daily cases. While we don’t know everything about COVID-19, … Continue reading Getting A Toddler to Wear a Mask
This weekend, we got rid of L’s pacifier in probably the most random way possible, which honestly kinda fits perfectly with who we are. Just to cut to the chase: we lied. Let me go back to the beginning, that picture is L the second day of being in this world. Literally the day he was born, one of the nurses was like, usually if … Continue reading Bye-Bye Pacifier…But We Lied.
Feeding a toddler is full time job. I honestly feel like most of what we’re doing these days is either feeding our child or planning what and when he’ll be eating next. It seriously takes up so much of my cognitive space; especially because we never had any real time-based eating habits prior to him being around, so it’s not like we’re feeding ourselves at … Continue reading How The Heck Do You Feed Toddlers?!
Let me start by saying I low-key hate routine. Well, what I should say is that I hate having to do something because “that’s what we do.” It makes me feel closed in, confined, like my agency is stolen. So there are many instances where I would fight a routine tooth and nail. But, let me tell ya’ll: We have a bedtime routine for our … Continue reading Our Bedtime Routine
Believe it or not, L was already arching his back in protest by the time he was three months old. One of his first forms of communication with us was a grunt of protest. He’d ball up his firsts and puff out air. People refused to believe me when I would tell stories of my angry little baby, but it was true. His mind was … Continue reading “Take A Deep Breath” and Other Tantrum Tools
And honestly, you can too. I know. I know. Making your own baby food sounds unnecessarily bougie as hell. It sounds like making your own soap or making your own dog treats or something. Sure, one can do it, but why make something that is so readily available? It also seems like way too much extra work. But the reality is that neither of those … Continue reading Yeah, I’m THAT Parent Who Made Their Own Baby Food…
The day has come! You’re venturing out alone to get precious food, or other items, with your baby. If you’re privileged enough, this has been a long time coming, but for others, this might be pretty early on. Either way, you might be nervous about it, so here are some things I learned along the way so that you don’t have to. Plan it around … Continue reading Simple Guide for Your First Solo Shopping Trip with Baby