putting the fast in breakfast

This past week my 2-year-old, L, has decided eating is an option she doesn't want to do it anymore. This is not written in my usual dramatic hyperbole. The girl doesn't eat from about 4 pm each night until 7 am the next morning. She's making husband's recent daily 14-hour fasting goal look easy. I… Continue reading putting the fast in breakfast

pink exploding

We celebrated L's second birthday yesterday. L is the only female of her cousins here on Long Island, she's the one girl among six boy cousins. Because of this, she is automatically gifted all the frilly, girly, pinky stuff* my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law can find. Which is understandable and all, but I still scrunch my nose… Continue reading pink exploding

how I cloth diaper 2 under 2

(without losing my mind) If there is one aspect of parenting I excel at, I'd say this whole cloth-diapering-thing is my mic-drop-worthy task. Generally speaking, when I tell someone (crossing guard, gym babysitter, rando grandma-like lady in the grocery store line) I cloth diaper my two babies, I get a dropped jaw and shaken head… Continue reading how I cloth diaper 2 under 2

the next great exercise fad

If you want a dynamic, cardio-blast of a workout, one that tests your muscles in ways you've never dreamed, have I got the program for you. It'll give your body AND mind a workout like you've never experienced. All you've got to do is put a pair of gloves on my 2-year-old daughter. She's 28… Continue reading the next great exercise fad

the most sacred hour

It's too soon. She can't handle it. Why, God, Why? For the second time this week, my daughter has skipped nap time. Skipping naptime results in cranky pants screaming over every single thing that doesn't go her way. Skipping naptime means she screams over things that go her way too. Skipping naptime turns her into the… Continue reading the most sacred hour