Category Archives: Toddler Life

Elf-Shaming

I wasn’t going to be one of those “Elf on the Shelf” moms. It just seems wrong to let Jude believe I’d buy a doll for the express purpose of spying on him and reporting all of his misdeeds and … Continue reading

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What Jude Said

I often find myself wanting to write posts about my son because he is the central focus of my life. I think about him almost every moment of the day, and he’s the person with whom I spend most of … Continue reading

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The Icing

On what was to be the coldest day in decades in our corner of Pennsylvania, I decided to keep Jude home from school so we could hang out and cuddle. I am still on holiday break, and though I want … Continue reading

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I’m a Damn Good Mom. So are You.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across quite a few blogs wherein the mom-authors fess up to their mediocre parenting skills. I’ve seen these on the Huffington Post and shared all over Facebook, and I admire the authors’ … Continue reading

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Your Fantasies are Ruining Your Child’s Life

That magical time of year is upon us. Forget the hayrides, pumpkin picking, tall boots, and fire pits. I’m talking big-time here. I’m talking the kind of stuff that can send a mom into a temporary state of delusion. I’m … Continue reading

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Tortured Artist

Yesterday, after attempting to take a video of Jude’s singing while eating breakfast, my son held out his hand for my phone and said, “Jude takes a picture?” Because I’m easy, I said, “Sure,” and handed him the phone, hoping … Continue reading

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Two

Dear Jude, It is Thursday night, June 6th, 2013, and I just finished singing to you and putting you in your crib for the night. In an attempt to stretch things out, you started up with a rendition of “Twinkle, … Continue reading

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