I’m having a hard time getting P to understand that she needs to go to bed even though the sun is still up. Every night she says “It’s not sleepy time Mamma. It’s not dark.” I’ve been trying to explain that during the summer the sun goes to bed later. I can tell this isn’t … Continue reading Summer Solstice: the sun won’t go to sleep
Part of our pre-school transition program includes parenting discussions. We reached a topic that I’m having a real hard time with: giving children too much praise. We all read an article called “Five Reasons to Stop Saying”Good Job!” ” by Alfie Kohn. I understand the concept behind the theory but I’ve been having a hard … Continue reading Too Much Praise?
So, I obviously take a lot of pictures of P. She is no stranger to being in front of the camera or to the concept of seeing “play back”. However, it still caught me off guard when she began telling us to take her picture….AND striking a pose AND directing the desired camera angle. Case … Continue reading Strike a Pose
I had an epiphany this afternoon. I got an email from my mom saying how sorry she was about the miscarriage. I don’t know how I jumped to this train of thought but I realized I get very nervous and stressed when I’m pregnant. I’m worried that one of two scenarios may happen: 1.I have … Continue reading An Ah-ha Moment?
The best part of our day is when we come back home, take off “the world”, and spend the rest of the day in our comfy clothes playing. Continue reading Ahhh to Comfort
I had another miscarriage last Thursday. I’m trying to stay on the positive side… I read most miscarriages that happen so early are due to chromosomal abnormalities. I would rather lose one early than to have to terminate one 6 months down the line again. However, I can’t help but feel frustrated and sad. I … Continue reading Another One Down
I made this very basic dress for P today. I think it’ll fit her for a month….if I don’t dry it after washing. It’s the very first dress I’ve ever made. I got the fabric at a Crate & Barrel outlet in Florida when we visited my parents last year. It was maybe 25 cents … Continue reading Basic Dress
I’m trying to get back to doing some of the things I use to do with P. One of them is visiting the turtle pond and botanical garden at our neighborhood college. P loves them both. How we spend our time there has changed greatly. She use to spend hours there just playing with rocks … Continue reading Back to Basics
This morning we got in the car by 8:40 to make it to our first day of pre-school on time. It felt like a work commute, which I haven’t done in years. I thought to myself how odd. These school drop offs are my new commute which I’ll continue to do for the next 14 … Continue reading And we’re off!
P is distinguishing colors now. It’s been maybe a couple weeks since I noticed she would pick up the orange crayon when I asked her to pass me the orange crayon. Last week while we were in the car on our way to yoga she saw a green street sign and said “Look Mamma the … Continue reading A Little of Everything