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All Blog Posts Tagged 'toddler' (252)

The Pain of Parting..

…is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

-Charles Dickens

Reunited and it feeeels so gooood!

It’s back to school time here in VA. That means teachers are back in their classrooms tearing down paper and setting up bulletin boards. To be honest, the first week they are usually sitting in meetings and trying to figure out the expectations for the year, oh and reuniting with work buddies. Most of the time teachers are as excited to see one another as the…

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Added by Meg Kerns on August 24, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

My Punkybear

Taking a toddler to a restaurant is really a crap-shoot. Sometimes he’s golden, others he wants nothing to do with it. Usually, if we can keep him entertained, we’re good. On the days he’s on point I feel like I should play the lottery. We usually choose venues that are: louder, don’t mind a mess and have chicken tenders. Yesterday, we met up with friends from work and some of their kids to surprise and celebrate one of our friend’s change from one school to another. She will be missed and…

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Added by Meg Kerns on August 24, 2016 at 12:29am — No Comments

Toddlympics

I had no idea the 2016 Summer Olympics would affect our life so greatly. Now I’m only being slightly facetious here. I love the Olympics and find myself a little lost now that I don’t have a new series of events to cheer for every night. Maybe I’ll get into bed before 1am now. Yeah right.

How…

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Added by Meg Kerns on August 24, 2016 at 12:26am — No Comments

Helping Your Child Get Over Fear Of Water

My daughter has always been scared of the water. She doesn't like the pool or beach at all, even fountains (I think the only water she likes is the water from the faucet when she's taking a bath). No matter how we tried to entertain her (give her a toy, show her how much we're enjoying it, etc.) while in it, she would always be anxious, would cling to me and fuss so our pool or beach time would always be a quick one.

It…

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Added by Belle Bermudez-Tubel on August 19, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Toddler Life: Water Table Sensory Play

In this post: Five ways to use a water table for sensory play.

Water Table Play

Hello, dear ones! Here’s the second Toddler Life post and it’s all about the fun you can have with a water table. I never had a water table with Michael, but I’m really enjoying creative water play with Leeland. Even Michael gets in on the fun.…

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Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

Why I Look Forward to Baby Number Two

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Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often.

You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?”

But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go through the first six months all over again (lack of sleep and raw nipples especially), but, at the same time, you don’t think it’s humanly…

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Added by Johanna Riehm on July 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments

Getting to bed on time

It's 7:30 pm. Let the battle begin.



Let's say (for fun) that I can somehow get my son upstairs to start his bedtime routine at 7:30 pm (without the stalling, last-minute things he absolutely "has" to tell me and without any whining). Let's just say that happened. What follows is a series of check-ins. Did…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Letter to My Clingy, Cranky, Teething Child

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knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the great night sleep, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play the past few months… I knew that.

But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing!

Until, of course, that nasty molar popped in a few months early.

This week has been rough on Mommy, you know. Between your ravenous appetite (most days you almost eat…

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Added by Johanna Riehm on July 5, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Teething Essentials

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My little man is four months old already. How the heck is that possible? I swear last month was February. We can't possibly be nearing the end of June right now, can we?! I've learned a lot the last four months about my little guy. He is quite a bit fussier than his big sister. He does NOT like his carseat. He's not crazy about the swing. He is chubby and pudgy in all the right places. He loves to be held...all the time. I call him my little hot tamale because he puts off…

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Added by Ashley Sieker on June 21, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

3 uses for the Sip-O Silicone Sippy Lids that Kill the Spill!

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Added by Leah Schulz on May 7, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Learning to sleep well in childhood

When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.



Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Mommy - More than just a Name

Being a mom means lots of different things. As a mom you are responsible for other beings. You have someone else to take care of, provide for, teach about life, and protect. We are the ones who give hugs and cuddles, wipe away tears and give words of encouragement. We are housekeepers and…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

What Breastfeeding Has Taught Me About Motherhood

*** As always, feel free to check out the original post here! ***

When my child was born my goal was to breastfeed for one year. I was open to the possibility of continuing beyond the one year mark, but from where I sat a full year of breastfeeding— with all of the time and discomfort and pain that went along with it— seemed like a lofty enough goal.

Twelve months…

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Added by Anna Richter on February 25, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments

He's Here! He's Here!

Sorry for my absence, but I've been buried in tiny diapers, toddler tantrums, and baby snuggles for the last week. Our little guy arrived last Tuesday morning at 9:31am and life has been whizzing by ever since!

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This is Bowen James and he is 7lbs 1oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. I don't want to say he is the perfect baby, because I know it will bite me in the butt later, but he kind of is. He's the sleepiest, hungriest, cuddliest little babe and he is the perfect addition…

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Added by Ashley Sieker on February 24, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Diaper Bag Essentials



Baby day is getting closer and closer. We are only a couple of weeks away and he pretty much could make his entrance into the world anytime now. My hospital bag is packed, baby's bag is packed, and now I'm turning my attention to my diaper bag. I'm so used to packing for a two-year old, I have to retrain my brain for packing for a newborn....they need so much stuff! I'm…

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Added by Ashley Sieker on February 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Perfect Mum

We all wish we could be the Perfect Mum, but the reality is very different. Just ‘Good Enough’ is perfect enough.

The Dream –

Your Breastfeeding, making home-made meals, your house is spotless, you’ve lost all the baby weight, have a full face of make-up and a new hair-do. You’ve taken up a new hobby that’s always interested you and attend mummy meetings and baby groups.

Your new bundle of joy is wonderful he/she is a baby that sleeps all night and…

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Added by Mummyitsok on January 18, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

Top 5 Unforgettable Giving Moments Of A Special Person

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Added by Elizabeth on December 22, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

A Letter to My Child's Pediatrician

Dear Pediatrician,



I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on December 19, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Go ahead and talk to me

I keep a few older videos of my son on my phone. I like to watch them and compare what he was like a few years ago to how he is today. One of the items that I notice right away is how he talks. Not necessarily how much he talks (although I notice that, too) but the way he pronounced his words. At the time I took the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 8, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

I Saw the Sign: Teaching Toddlers Sign Language

Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments

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