3 year old · being a parent · Uncategorized

Stuttering

Shortly after Blake's 3rd birthday he began a slight stutter in his speech.  I knew that some of this was developmental. I brought it up to the pediatrician during a visit just to be sure and he said that kids go through stuttering around this age because their brains are working at a rapid rate… Continue reading Stuttering

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3 year old · adventures · being a parent · mom life · Uncategorized

3 Year Old Activities: Easy & Inexpensive

I love Pinterest and just perusing the internet to find new activities and projects to do with Blake. Some projects turn out really great, and he's super engaged in them. Others are a complete flop! I don't know about you but I get excited when I'm browsing the internet and I think I've found the… Continue reading 3 Year Old Activities: Easy & Inexpensive

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It’s All About the Atmosphere

I know this is a "mom blog", but I really wanted to share a cool success story in my classroom! I teach 3rd grade gifted. My kids are kind, loving, sweet, curious, and VERY active. Their brains are on the go constantly, but that also means so are their bodies! They are fidgety and need… Continue reading It’s All About the Atmosphere

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Daycare Woes

Blake attends daycare every day, Monday to Friday. He's been attending the same one since he was around 5 months old.  We've never had an issue, and have always been quite happy with everything that has gone on there.  We've had some concerns recently, and after today we are seriously considering moving him.  But, are… Continue reading Daycare Woes

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The Pressure Is On

"Self pressure is a mental expectation you have for yourself in the moment." Saw this quote in another blog recently (I've forgotten which) and it has stuck with me. I put a lot of pressure on myself in life. Which brings me stress, which breeds anxiety. Making me, at times, neurotic and crazy. Oh, my… Continue reading The Pressure Is On

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The Case for One: Love

"When are you going to have another one?"  Moms, how many times have you been asked that question? Better, how many times have you asked someone else that question? People began to ask us that when Blake was just a few weeks old, where they (I assume) thought it would be a humorous question to pose, when… Continue reading The Case for One: Love

1 year · being a mom · being a parent · first time mom · parenting · parenting fail

Blake Led Weaning?

Yeah, sure, I'll give this Baby Led Weaning thing a shot. I just give him whole foods and let him have a go, right? Parenting fail. Cheese sandwich. Face smash. Something just doesn't seem or look right here. WHATEVER. *hashtag*idontknowwhatimdoing (Disclaimer: I do follow BLW blogs and instagrams and I have been reading up on… Continue reading Blake Led Weaning?

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The Truth About Marriage When You’re A Parent

I think there's one common thing that goes through a new moms head "Are we the only couple who are struggling?" Since I became a mom I haven't been shy about asking other moms questions about being a married couple after having children.  Some, I feel, have been hesitant to share with me, (which is… Continue reading The Truth About Marriage When You’re A Parent