When it came to understanding and communicating with my baby, I continued to build on the baby sign language being taught at daycare. In doing so, communication between us is becoming more clear. I spend less time wondering if I’m guessing correctly and more time trusting in his growing independence, knowing that he will tell me his needs and wants.
Here are some questions to ask your child and some tips to handle this parenting season as you notice the changes happening right before your eyes.
We try to buy interesting, but not trendy, backpack patterns since these will last a little longer than one school year. May I suggest dark colors to hide the myriad of spills, markers, and ground crayons that will be absorbed? Similarly, get the good folders and the real pencils.
The first two weeks with newborn twins is shocking. I did not have much experience with newborns, and now there were two.
Last night, my three-year-old daughter fell asleep on my lap while we watched a movie. Cradling her in my arms just like when she was an infant, I felt extreme nostalgia and longing for her to be a little...
But right now, as the mother of a two year old, I feel defeated at times. What I know to be true and what I feel are two different concepts. Nevertheless, I have faith that this too shall pass.
We live in an age where we can read about the experience of 50 different moms’ experiences breastfeeding within an hour and yet I’ve found all that really did for me was lead to overwhelm. Anyone with a platform can spew misinformation about breastfeeding.