That time you had pneumonia…

He had been coughing for well over a week and running a fever too.┬áIt grew worse every time he hit the tiniest bit of cold air, and every time he ran. He woke up long before the sun every morning with a coughing fit, and he even coughed so violently once at the playground that... Continue Reading →

Learning to Climb

"I climb up!" He said confidently while standing at the bottom of the tiny rock wall at the playground. He grinned and reached his hand up to the first rock. His second hand followed, and then his feet joined the scaling process too. I stood back and watched his bold attempt. Nearby another 2 year... Continue Reading →

The things I love…

"Mom!!! Dad's home, and he brought you flowers!" The element of surprise was slightly spoiled, but I stopped doing the dishes and turned to see my husband walking toward me holding a 6 inch potted hyacinth with bright pink flowers all over it. It was the week before Valentine's Day. He knows me. "Would you... Continue Reading →

What do you need?

I've learned a thing or two about toddlers over the past decade. They have high highs and low lows. They easily fall over and face first, and when they start to cry, they don't waste time whimpering softly, but rather they tend to let out an ear piercing wail for all to hear. Their meltdowns... Continue Reading →

A tale of the potty train.

I heard the bedroom door slam. I looked around the room and counted three boys. The three big boys. Where was my two year old? Filled with instant suspicion I opened his bedroom door to find him and his guilty looking face of concentration and effort. "Go mom! Go!" He yelled at me. Hmmm... His... Continue Reading →

It’s reading time.

"Hey guys, come and get some food, we're not eating again after this for at least two hours." There was a fine spread of apples, carrots, juicy oranges, cheese, and scrambled eggs. They came running. "Thank you for dinner mom!" my two year old said after he had finished his food and was sliding backwards... Continue Reading →

When $4.47 buys the perfect gift.

"Mom, can you please take us to Indigo? We want to buy YOU a Christmas present." Their little voices echoed loudly from their bedroom. I could hear them rattling around in their money jars, and shortly after they appeared by my side. Their little fists were filled with a variety of low currency coins. Their... Continue Reading →

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