Parenting is hard. It doesn’t matter what you are: a stay at home mom, dad, working mom, dad. Single parents – forget about it!!! I really don’t know how they do it. Last week I balled my eyes out on numerous occasions! I needed a break. I hate that I need a break from my … Continue reading Aaaaaah!
Our flights to and from Fort Lauderdale went pretty well overall. For the flights I packed 7 books, one stuffed animal, an Aqua Doodle, restickable ocean stickers, a few animal figures and the savior of all things my iPhone. Before taking off I downloaded free podcast of Sesame Street and animal tours from the Miami … Continue reading Forgot to mention…
This last job Pappa worked on was a Safeway holiday ad. The food stylists were so enamoured with P they sent Pappa home with a gingerbread house for her. OMG! (ya know my deal on sugar) The house was incredibly cool. HOWEVER, every time I ask her what she wants to eat now, P says … Continue reading Sugar Daddy
Yesterday I saw P express fear for the first time ever. I turned on the TV and Shrek was playing. She started pointing at the TV, crying and saying “no Mamma, no!”. Later that day we were in the Apple store and she started watching the “Up” video game and again started crying at the … Continue reading Fear, but not Loathing in Los Angeles
P is back in diapers. The situation is getting worse. She pees regularly in her pants and when I tell her to pee in potty she seems to think peeing in the potty and on the floor is the same thing. I don’t know what’s happening but for now I think I need to let … Continue reading Back in the diaper
My husband works in the film industry. He’s a freelance location scout on commercials. The days he is actually filming and on set his hours are long. He’s out before P wakes up and returns after she’s gone to sleep. Any working parent knows how heartbreaking it can be to live in the same house … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Traveling Film Crew
My mother came to visit back in June. It was the turning point for me to really start working on P’s Spanish. I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I am fluent in English and Spanish. My husband only speaks English so it can be hard to speak to P in Spanish. It’s not his fault. … Continue reading English/Spanish
We just returned from visiting my parents in Florida. My father has cancer and is not doing too well. Although the plan was to go for Christmas I felt P and I should go ASAP when I heard the cancer had spread throughout his whole body. My visits “home” are always stressful. Each visit I … Continue reading A new generation.
I’ve delayed to update the potty saga because quite frankly I feel like a failure in this department. I think I could have waited a few more months and maybe the execution would have been stellar. I see P’s development with the process. She’s mastering the entire process, from pants down to wiping on her … Continue reading Pee Pee in the Potty
When I put P down for a nap or for the night she normally goes down within 15-25 minutes. On occasion it’ll take me longer in which case I tell her she has to put herself down. She has me for another 10 minutes and if she hasn’t fallen asleep I leave the room. It … Continue reading The Hamper Conundrum