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A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — We had our first "drop-off" playdate recently. An insane lovely mom I know agreed to take BOTH my toddlers. She's already got a 1 and 4 year old, and she's pregnant with #3. Sweet Maren (age 2 plus 1 day) briefly cried when I told her I wouldn't be staying, but promptly forgot who I was when she saw that her friends had different (exciting!)

How Not to Yell - Peaceful Parent, Part 2

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — Part 2 in a series about "peaceful parenting," hoping to figure out how to eliminate much of the yelling that happens in my house. Read Part 1 here. Step 2: Sleep less. Counter-intuitive, I know, since we're all aware what sleep deprivation will do to you.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — That time when you're flying home from a wonderful family reunion/beach vacation where neither toddler suffered injury nor illness, everyone got along (for the most part) and all went swimmingly...and your two-year old vomits all over herself on the plane half an hour before landing.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — Joy: Mommy, when are you going to grow to touch the sky?Me: I never will, my love. Joy: Why? Me: I'm all done growing. Joy: You're so small! Me: That's right, I got the short stick and I'm never going to grow tall enough to reach the sky.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — Walking Joy up the street to her ballet class this morning I checked my hoodie pockets for some hair clips for her and instead pulled out a greasy chunk of roasted broccoli from last night's dinner. Seriously WTF.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — Disturbing/Miracle mommy moment today: Joy (age 3.5) was sitting on the toilet. Maren (age 2) was on the little potty right next to her. Maren said to her sister, "I hold you hand." So they held hands and simultaneously pooped, then cheered each other for their successes.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — Maren, a couple days before her second birthday:"I birthday party. I gonna be two. Mommy you come party. Daddy come too. Joy come too. [Aunt] Abby far away. Abby come party." Gotta love a girl who knows what she wants.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — A veteran first grade teacher I know and trust gave me her recommended reading list of Rhyming Stories for young children. Stories that rhyme help with language development. Studies show that children who listen to and then begin to repeat stories that rhyme acquire language more easily and more quickly than children who do not have these kinds of books read to them.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

athousandsmallheartattacks.com — That time when the know-it-all been-there-done-that type of Mom McSmuggington with enough mommy experience to be fully conscious of her condescending tone continues lecturing anyway because she knows she's right. "Enjoy every moment!" "You'll look back and wonder why you thought the newborn phase was so hard!" "Your baby isn't sleeping because..."
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