What My Kids Have Taught Me

So I have to admit to something.  Despite my best efforts to be laid back and take things in stride, I sometimes find myself overanalyzing the things that I do.  My husband and I both.  We sit and think about all of the bad things that we’re teaching our kids inadvertently.  Like when we’re having … Continue reading What My Kids Have Taught Me

A Great Parenting Book

I’m behind on my reading, but I finally finished “Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom Behind French Parenting” by Pamela Druckerman. She highlights Americans’ fear-based parenting styles that strongly contrast the French style which is more laissez faire and encourages a child’s autonomy. I must say it’s the best parenting book I’ve … Continue reading A Great Parenting Book

Independent Play Activities

Whether it’s because your child isn’t napping, or you just need to watch an episode of the Golden Girls for the 50th time (I shamelessly admit I like to kick it with these blue hairs), it’s nice to have some activities up your sleeve when you need some “me time.” Flash went through a period where … Continue reading Independent Play Activities

Best Kid Apps

One of my girlfriends recently reached out on Facebook asking what apps people recommend as she is taking a long flight with her toddler. This had me wondering as well, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some research. I think we could all use this fabulous technology for those rainy … Continue reading Best Kid Apps

School Rocks…The House

Flash started preschool last week, and he loves it. Zero tears, and he couldn’t wait to get up the next day and go again. I had the assumption that if my son was tear free and excited about school, then that meant the end of any possible adjustment concerns. I was wrong, and I wish … Continue reading School Rocks…The House

Brotherly Love-Hate

After bringing Butter Cheeks home, it became pretty clear that Flash couldn’t wait for us to send the new arrival back to the hospital. Flash was only 15 months old at the time, and looking back on it, he seemed so big to me! I laugh at that now. I anticipated some jealousy from Flash, … Continue reading Brotherly Love-Hate

Welcome! My first post

Welcome to my tiny-trots blog! I look forward to sharing my experiences on motherhood with you. I have two toddlers who are 15 months apart. At this point I’m sure you’re saying, “wow” as that is the common reaction I receive. People tend to have a more judicious 2 year gap between kids, but Christmas … Continue reading Welcome! My first post