Having been a mother for 24 years has been an amazing ride. It has been full of tears – tears of laughter and tears of sentiment and joy. To new mothers everywhere, parenting is definitely worth the sleepless nights in the beginning. Though child development has a predictable pattern, your child’s reactions to their world weave a unique set of memories you can call your own. I am sharing mine below. Cherish yours. Live, laugh, love and have a Happy Mother’s Day!
YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD IS GROWING UP WHEN . . .
AT 16 MONTHS, your toddler has learned how to crawl out of her crib, walk all the way across the house to your bedroom and stick her pacifier in your mouth. [...]
When Morgan was three years old, her best friend was Elijah. Morgan and Elijah had been friends since they were both around 18 months. Elijah was friendly to everyone, but he paid special attention to Morgan. He drew her pictures everyday among other niceties. One day a new girl, Tanya, started at their daycare. Elijah spent a lot of time with Tanya, showing her the ropes and explaining the rules. He even drew her pictures – lots of them!
Morgan became jealous of all the time Elijah was spending with Tanya. When Elijah saw Morgan sitting at another table pouting, he invited Morgan to sit with him and Tanya. She shook her head no. Elijah felt sorry for her, so he [...]
Easter is coming! Another holiday that sets every parent scrambling for candy. What do you do when you have a child with allergies to milk, corn syrup and food dyes? No chocolate bunnies; no marshmallow peeps; no jellybeans! Arrrgh! What’s a parent to do?Never fear! A few solutions are here! See below:Small Caboodle!™ or tackle boxes. Caboodle!™ boxes, when opened, display two small trays above a larger base. Tackle boxes have variable-sized compartments to fill.For girls three and up, the small trays are great for Barbie accessories. The base could contain Barbie clothes. For boys three and up, a tackle box could house Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, miniature plastic [...]