Parenting + Coffee = Success

My five month old has decided that being awake for two hours between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. is a good plan. Meanwhile, my two year old is ready to conquer Mount Everest at 6:45 a.m.

What does this mean for me?

Coffee. Lots of delicious coffee.  Continue reading “Parenting + Coffee = Success”

Toddlers can win anything with a smile

Parenting a toddler is both overwhelming and the most fantastic experience.

On the table, with Daddy’s tape measure – but mom takes a picture because well…look at that smile!

For example in the span of just half an hour I went from feeling frustrated and upset with Elijah after he dumped his lunch on the floor, to feeling accomplished with being able to spoon feed him five bites of said lunch (5 second or more rule definitely applies here – lunch that fell on the kitchen floor is for sure not the most disgusting thing he has put in his mouth this week), back to feeling frustrated with the fact that he spit one spoonful all over my clean pants, and then having my heart melted by his smile and the snuggle he gave me as I carried him off to his room for a nap.  Continue reading “Toddlers can win anything with a smile”