Category: Kids

Mar 02
Happy 2nd Birthday Alea!

Happy 2nd Birthday Alea!

BG2 2

Happy 2nd Birthday to my Little Hippo! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. Your hair has grown so long, you’ve got practically all your baby teeth, and you’re POTTY-TRAINED! Booyah!!! Girl, you make me smile even when I’m super mad at you. I can never keep a straight face when I look into your big eyes. Your smiles, hugs, and kisses are the highlight of my day… Read more »

Feb 12
When Your Kid Hurts

When Your Kid Hurts

BG1, Parenting 11

Very recently, I sat down with my 8 year old and asked her, casually, how her days are going and how she’s been. Being a mother who travels a lot, I feel like I don’t connect enough with my little BG1, so I’m trying a lot harder now to have more real conversations with her and get to know her better since she’s growing, becoming independent, and starting to have… Read more »

Jan 05
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – An Update

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – An Update

BG2, Parenting 2

It’s been a very…memorable kind of week or so in this potty-training business. We’ve had quite a few accidents, but most are a result of not making it to the toilet on time. I guess BG2 still has to work on holding in her pee. She also still insists on going to the bathroom to pass gas, a feat we find both exhausting and hilarious. The biggest issue we’ve been… Read more »

Dec 22
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day 2

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day 2

BG2, Parenting 5

After a very exhuasting, but successful First Day, I had high hopes that BG2 would continue being excellently trained in the art of the potty and I was right. Unfortunately, I was a little too right! BG2 is still holding strong, peeing in the toilet like a champ, but I think she’s got it in her head that she has to go to the bathroom for every little thing that… Read more »

Dec 19
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day One

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day One

BG2, Parenting 3

Today was a very trying and exhausting day, to say the least. Having decided to give toilet training a try at just 21 months (due to the fact that I’ll be away for school when BG2 is around 2 years old with no clue what schedule will be like), I knew I would be in for a lot of “little accidents”. Well, I got a ton of that, as well… Read more »

Jul 09
And the Lesson Here, is to Always Say No!

And the Lesson Here, is to Always Say No!

BG1, Parenting 11

I make it a general rule to always say no when BG1 wants to buy an app or buy one of those “in-app purchases” on one of her games. I think it’s a waste of money and she can get just as much fun out of the game for free. However, since she did receive a hefty amount of Apple Store credit as a past birthday gift, she very casually… Read more »

Jun 06
A Purplicious Birthday Party

A Purplicious Birthday Party

BG2, Parenting 5

I know I’m 3 months late, no excuses, but here goes. So for BG2’s birthday I wanted to stay away from characters since I did this whole Princess Party for BG1 and there weren’t any characters BG2 really liked. I also wanted to stay away from PINK because BG1 is pink enough for all of us. And, going with the trend of the time, I wanted cupcakes. The plan was… Read more »

May 22
First She’s Sour, Then She’s Sweet

First She’s Sour, Then She’s Sweet

BG2 5

Whenever I think of BG2 I think of those adorable, yet funny Sour Patch Kids commercials. You know the one I’m talking about: Yes, because BG2 is EXACTLY like that. When you least expect it, you’ll be sitting on the couch minding you own business, she wants you to pick her up but you ignore and she decides she doesn’t like that so she comes up to you and bites… Read more »

May 07
Seriously?!? Who Makes These Shoes?!?

Seriously?!? Who Makes These Shoes?!?

BG2, Parenting 3

If there’s one thing that has bugged me since BG2 was born, it’s finding the right shoe for her. Fat, short feet = Not a good combo for shoes And my baby’s feet aren’t even THAT fat! I can’t imagine how those with bigger babies handle it. I mean, really, have these people who make baby shoes ever seen baby feet?! Granted, a lot of babies have small, thin feet,… Read more »

Apr 21
Chocolate Truly is the Best Medicine

Chocolate Truly is the Best Medicine

BG2, Parenting 5

Our prayers have been answered! After weeks and weeks of endless battles with the baby, I’ve finally found her happy place. CHOCOLATE!!! That’s right, the girl loves her chocolate milk. One squirt of that yummy syrup or even a spoonful of powder in her milk and she can’t finish it fast enough! Hallelujah! Praise the skies above for we have found our savior! Okay, enough of that. I’m honestly just… Read more »