I don’t usually buy the single-serving containers of Jello – it’s much  more expensive than buying a box and making it at home.  But we had some in the fridge so I handed a container and spoon to each of the boys after dinner last night and in exchange I was entertained and had a . . . → Read More: JELLO

How Do You Define Child Proof


I am a big fan of HGTV – I love the shows where a designer comes in and takes an ordinary space and uses amazing materials to create something fabulous.  The shows where the after photos look nothing like the before images.  It’s the type of TV that I like to watch before bed . . . → Read More: How Do You Define Child Proof

Some of What They Leave Behind Each Day


How to Eat a Push-Up Pop


Juliana and I went to Target one morning and I told her she could pick out an ice cream treat.  She selected cotton candy flavored push-up pops (I was saddened that she didn’t want the orange sherbet ones). We had them poolside one day and Juliana happily sat and enjoyed one or two of . . . → Read More: How to Eat a Push-Up Pop

He Does Eat When He Wants


I don’t want anyone to think that Wyatt doesn’t eat just because he is a picky eater and he is a tall and skinny like his sister.  The key is it has to be something that he likes.  While Ruslan picks up his food with the tips of his fingers, Wyatt prefers the shovel-with-both-hands, . . . → Read More: He Does Eat When He Wants

Quiet Playtime

Juliana was so wild Sunday morning, no activity was holding her attention for more than a few minutes – so I asked her if she wanted to use her paints and stamps – that is an activity guaranteed to keep her sitting quietly and occupied for about half an hour. I was sitting no . . . → Read More: Quiet Playtime

Chocolate Pudding

This is what happens when you leave a toddler unattended eating pudding and she gets bored. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Pudding