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    Kiddo,  Preschooler,  Seasonal,  Toddler

    Swimming-ly Summer

    Its finally summer again. While I’m not a huge fan of the hot weather, I enjoy watching the little miss get out in her pool and go “swimming”. Right now that’s something that I enjoy. I can even get my feet in the pool and splash a bit with her. I didn’t learn to swim until I was almost 7. I had been in swimming lessons off and on before then, but I learned to swim in a family friend’s backyard pool. It happened almost as a fluke. So watching her go “swimming” and learning the basics that I always felt overwhelmed in a class setting to learn makes my…

  • Toddler

    Time Flies By

    It has been a while since I last updated. I’ve been busy with the million appointments that come with both my health and the little girl’s, which means that sitting down to do blogging has kind of fallen to the wayside. Now that we’re heading into her third year, things should hopefully slow down and get into a more regular pattern. But hey, this is parenthood, so nothing is ever as planned, am I right? She still loves books, and lately Ryder and the pups are the second most favourite show (next to one about anthropomorphic trains). She played out in our first snow, and we Facetimed her grandparents so they…

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    Toddler

    Sweet Summertime

    It’s been a while since I last updated. I know, bad blogger. Right now I’m wiped because it’s summertime and my little monkey is making the most out of it, trying to learn how to swim, staying at her Nana and GrandDada’s trailer for a while, and just being active and full of beans. This is the first real summer that she’s experienced away from home, and it has been interesting. She didn’t handle some things well (like naps. OMFG naps), but took to other things like a duck to water. Now we’re working on getting her on a schedule again, as we had a decent one this summer while…

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    Toddler

    Terrible Twos, two and a bit….

    I haven’t been around much here because, as you can guess, I am the mother of a nuclear powered toddler who just doesn’t stay still. That makes for a hard time to sit down and write about what has gone on lately. We suffered through our first ear infection, and through the usual stuff that toddlers get into. We’re starting to potty train because she’s begun showing some interest in that, and I have to say that I’m looking forward to not having to deal with diapers constantly. And right now, her emotions are ten feet tall and she isn’t. So we’ve had the tantrums, the fits, the trips back…

  • Toddler

    Raising a Reader…

    Only in my house is the “If you don’t go to your room, you won’t get a story before bed” a threat. My daughter has loved books since she was able to sit up. I have read to her nightly (as I can) since she was born. Her love of books comes from me, and my love came from my great grandfather. Her book collection rivals mine as a toddler, and she loves being read to, and seems to be headed towards being an early reader. This is good. She doesn’t talk much, but she is catching up with her verbal skills, and there is no question that she actually understands…

  • Toddler

    I’ve been gone, because I’ve been busy

    So, yeah, I’ve been gone for a long time. I do have an excuse. I have been busy chasing around a toddler who has two speeds – either on or off. We’ve also had a lot happening in our personal lives. I’m in the final stages of submitting my first novel, and we’re working on getting things sorted in our rooms here. But things aren’t all sunshine and roses. The little miss seems to have a bit of a speech delay. We’re currently working with our local children’s hospital to see what we can do to get this done. So far, it’s been good news, but we’re not at the…

  • Health,  Toddler

    Sleep My Little Toddler

    Little miss has been having a hard time with sleeping lately. I don’t know if it’s a cognitive leap or a physical growth spurt, but she’s really having a hard time with getting to sleep and getting up from sleep. Which means Mommy and Daddy are having issues with sleep. Which means everyone is tired and on edge. Ugh. So much fun. We all just want sleep. However, none of us is really getting the sleep we need. Right now I would kill for a magic potion that would put us all to sleep for a full eight hours. That and dogs that understand that sleep is a good thing.  

  • Toddler

    Growing Up So Fast

    Oh little girl. As I was folding your laundry the other day, specifically your little socks, it hit me that you’re not going to be this small much longer. Soon we’ll be seeing you off to school, and before I know it, it will be your last day of secondary school and you’ll be heading into adulthood, ready to take on the world. That soon those little socks will just be a bit bigger, and that one day, those little socks will probably be the same size as my socks. Made me sad in a way. In the almost two years you’ve been with me, I find myself wanting to…

  • Toddler

    Bad Mommy Blogger. No Cookie.

    So yeah, I’ve been gone for what feels like forever. The good? I’m enjoying my daughter exploring her world. The bad? Having mobility issues that the medical establishment seems to be out to tell me are in my head (and not in a scientific way). I’ve been battling that battle for a long time, and I just have stopped journaling in pretty much every aspect of my life. Little Miss has been growing both physically and mentally, and I find myself in happy tears on so many occasions. Life might not be easy, but with her in it, it’s worth it. I promise I’ll be back to it soon. Getting…