I am constantly having an inner struggle with myself about how I raise my kids. I know, we all are. For me, the questions revolve mostly around: am I pushing them enough? Am I pushing them too hard? I grew up amongst a circle of high achieving athletes and they are the ones I often … Continue reading The Power of Habit: a book for building thriving, high achievers.
Dear G, Yesterday you started clapping. It’s not a big deal but it’s just so cute to see you do it! You clap at things you do and you clap for others. I just wanted to remember the day you started clapping! xo Mama Continue reading Notes to G
Dear Gems, Today you fed me for the first time. I gave you a piece of banana and after taking a few bites you took it and fed it to me. I think this is so exciting. I don’t know why but I do. Well… actually I think it’s exciting because I feel it shows you have … Continue reading Notes to G
Im so far behind in posting so many events. They’re happening very fast and I’m also very sleep deprived. I’m going to back post starting with this major event! Gemma stood on her own for the first time! I was putting laundry away. I usually leave Gemma on her playmat and check in on her … Continue reading Gemma Stands!
Today was one of those rare days when it’s just P and me and we have no plans. The day evolved but we had a couple of breakthroughs. First, P is the one who directed what we did and second, we actually cleaned up as we went along! It usually takes a lot for her … Continue reading Sunday
Today P learned to play rock, paper, scissors. We were in bed and I briefly gave her the rules and then I just started doing it with her and she got it. I don’t know why I think this is special but I do. Continue reading Rock, Paper, Scissors
Last Tuesday Dave was off work. We have a million projects to do. Instead, we went to the beach. It’s been cold and raining but P’s been asking to go to the beach for a while so I thought it was time we listened to her request. She’s been a little hard to handle lately. … Continue reading The Art of "Doing Nothing"
For the most part, P drinks out of real glasses. I am very cautious about the safety of plastic so everything P puts into her mouth I make sure is BPA, phylate, etc. free. I’m not really sure why I ended up going straight to glass with drinks. I remember 6 months ago going through … Continue reading Drinking Glasses
I just made Octopus for P. I read that babies at this age only see in black and white and red is the next color they see. I’m trying to stimulate P’s senses so I thought if I made her a stuffed octopus that wiggled with red at the end of its tentacles she would … Continue reading Octopus