raising toddlers

“I’ve been hearing a lot of scary stories about 2-year-olds.”
"I've taught this toddler to say 'please,' a word he thinks means 'I command you to do this.'"
Living with a toddler is kind of like living with a tiny drunk person.
That's the thing with humour -- it has this magical ability to lighten the mood immediately. Changing a boring old parenting request into an invitation to play, we'd salvaged the morning and had a ball in the process.
Doesn't it seem like everyone around you is getting pregnant or having babies? There must be something in the water, and about 99.9% of us moms want to drink it.
Here are some of the things my 2 year old has taught me about life. When my son gets upset over something (literally any
While toddlers do have tantrums because they can't have or do what they want, I honestly believe they aren't driven by a desire to piss you off.
I have spent many years around young children and if there is one thing I have learned about boys.... they will be boys. Full of life, full of adventure, but more than anything, full of energy.
From sleeping in on weekends to having alone time in the bathroom.
For me, meditation has become a tool that allows me to be present for some really difficult moments. Yes, I still lose my sh*t sometimes, a lot of the time, but I bounce back faster. I'm more resilient. And, I'm able to be kind to myself in the midst of losing my sh*t. That is the biggest difference.
If they're quiet, that means they're getting into something.