Nobody crawls anyway

Recently I read an article about a new book coming out called "Slow Parenting". Slow parenting is about letting kids be and grow at their own pace. It's about not rushing their developmental milestones and forgetting the timeline printed in books. I discovered this on my own with my second child. He was a slow walker, talker, teether, potty trainer,…

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Complicated X4

That's what my mother predicted. Yup. The Queen Mother had it right. Of course, she spoke from experience. She said a second child would complicate things, not x2, but x4. The laws of physics and logic do not apply here. I thought she was exaggerating. You know mothers. We exaggerate to make a point... or maybe not. Confident and delusional,…


First Flight

  The baby birds have flown! Recently I posted about a mother bird who had nested in my flower box. In my last post, the baby birds were already full feathered, but still had not flown. I had mentioned how the mother had been cooing at them from the floor and that I thought she was trying to encourage flight. Well,…

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A Scene from the “Oh! My God! 4”

Since most of you have no idea, let me start by explaining what are the "Oh! My God! 4." For those of you who are parents or will soon be, you've probably already heard of the "terrible 2's;" that age when kids learn the word "no" and begin to use it on a regular basis. (It actually starts at 18 months,…


Not Enough Tofu in my Soup!

Sunday... the typical "family day". Quality time with the kids is the general rule.  Last sunday was no exception. Plans for a late lunch at tepanyaki restaurant with the kids and... (cue suspenseful music)  THE GRANDPARENTS! Wonderful people, no doubt,  but outings with them means I have to bear the constant watchful eye of the Mother Queen (a.k.a. Grandma). Should…


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