Most people who see Little One eat are always shocked for two reasons:She is an eating machine! The kid is so tiny, but can eat more than some adults can. Point in case, tonight she ate a grilled pork chop, a side of mashed potatoes, and a huge serving of roasted vegetables! Then she ate two kiwis and had two glasses of milk. She is 3 years old and weighs 28.5 lbs. With … [Read more...]
DIY Chalkboard Organizers
I'll be the first to admit that I always seem to have too much on my plate. I somehow always put myself in positions where I get "voluntold" to do things. I have issues with being able to say NO to people. I'm also the kind of person who sees things through to the end if I've given my word. As a result, I can often be found running around like a crazy person, trying to get … [Read more...]
The Saddest Day EVER!
We did it. we took the plunge and registered Little One for Junior Kindergarten. Most of you already know of my feelings of reservation about sending my 3 year old to ALL DAY Junior Kindergarten. The long days, long bus rides...It just breaks my heart.I guess I've also felt cheated out of my time with her. When I wasn't able to have that special bonding time with her at … [Read more...]
By George! I Think She’s Got It!!!
It's been just over two weeks (okay, 15 days to be exact!) since we more like I began potty re-training Little One.I'm not going to count my chickens before they hatch, but I think she's finally got it! Little One has gone for over two weeks of no diapers! Basically, while we've been on Christmas holiday, I've been letting her roam around the house sans diaper and sans … [Read more...]
Oops! I Did It Again!
I don't know what possessed me to do it.Parents all over the world do it every day.We commit this unspeakable crime all the time. We think it's our God given right to do this to our children.Yes, ladies and gentlemen. I am talking about butchering our children's hair!Unless you are a professional hair dresser, please put the scissors down.My little one's hair was getting quite … [Read more...]
An Olde Fashioned Christmas
We are blessed to have a fabulous group of friends on the Island. We really enjoy our dinner parties and play dates with our friends and their kids. There are about six families with children close to Little One's age (some a few years older and some a bit younger) and we have become somewhat of a big "family". Being an Island "transplant", this means a lot to me.It is really … [Read more...]
Parenting 101: You FAIL!
No one ever tells you the ins and outs of parenting. Sure, some people offer a few pearls of wisdom here and there, but no one really ever tells you the reality of it all and how difficult and unpredictable things can be when you have a little one.I am always amazed at parents who seemingly parent so naturally. It's as though nothing bothers them. They never stumble, slip, or … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 30: The End is Here
The end of NaBloPoMo, that is!Yes, another November has flown by. Another NaBloPoMo accomplished. Though writing a post a day for an entire month has been a good way for me to come to certain realizations about myself and has awakened thoughts inside of me, I have to say that I think I will return to my regular one post every few days. Thank you very much.What I've learned:I … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 23: Time
How is it possible that we are only a few weeks from Christmas?It seems one minute, I was anxiously awaiting the time Little One would be speaking in sentences, using the potty (hooray for the end of diapers!), and being her own little person. Well, that time has come and now she's three years old! The year just flew by and though I've been "here", I feel like I haven't really … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 21: SLIMED!
What to do with a bunch of toddlers on a play date?We make SLIME! That's what!My friend found this amazing recipe online. What a great way to teach toddlers and preschoolers by doing a science experiment!You need:* white glue* Borax* water* food colouring (optional)There are two components to the slime recipe. You have a glue, water, and food colouring part and a water and … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 19: Someday
Someday, I will learn to listen more and speak less.I'll learn to think first and act later.I'll learn that it doesn't matter if my toddler's toys aren't put back exactly how I want them to be.I'll learn that I can put work aside for a while so I can enjoy longer cuddle time with toddler, because she's only little once.Someday, I'll understand that I don't have to please … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 18: HY-POP-OSIS
Little One just turned 3 years old last week and the things that she comes up with just blow me away. For instance, she was playing with a ball and then found a hoop to put around the ball and told me, "Look, Mom! It's a planet! It's Saturn!"Just yesterday, she looked up at me and said, "Mommy! I have an idea! I have a HY-POP-OSIS!"I certainly did not know the word "hypothesis" … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 17: Absolutes
I often wonder what the obsession with absolutes is. Why are people so preoccupied about what is absolutely right or absolutely wrong in their opinion? It is really interesting and something I am curious about.I recently wrote a guest post on the Canadian Beef blog about my life as a farmer's wife. It was how I went from city to country, and vegetarian to omnivore.A commenter … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 16: Savoury Treats
Well, this writing a blog post a day for the month of November is proving to be quite the task. With deadlines to be met, running after wayward cattle, trying to teach a toddler that pushing her friends is not nice and that she needs to remember to go to the toilet when she feels like peeing, I'm having difficulty coming up with quality writing material.All you get today … [Read more...]
NaBloPoMo Day 15: The Things We Do for Love
Little One turned 3 on 11/11/11. Because I'm one crazy mother, I did this... I used cookie cutters to cut fruit into shapes of hearts, stars and flowers. Because this was a party for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds, I had two crafts tables set up. One for "make your own party hat/visor" and another for "decorate your own loot bag".I love the party hat idea. I "borrowed" it from the … [Read more...]