Toddler Sleep Issues: A Pep Talk

toddler sleep issues

Hi there, mama.

You probably clicked through to this post because you’re tired. Maybe you Googled “toddler sleep issues” late at night as you listened to your toddler scream at 2 a.m. I know that’s probably the case because I’ve been doing the same thing lately. It’s lonely, 2 a.m., just you and your

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Conversations with a toddler

In the past 6 months, Luke’s vocabulary has skyrocketed. Suddenly, he’s not only saying words, but understanding a lot of what we say. Now that we are paci free, it’s really fun to hear everything he says as soon as he wakes up. (downside: we can also hear him screaming for mama or books

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Closing a motherhood chapter

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Last Tuesday, I started thinking about the last time the Wee One nursed.

Was it Saturday? Sunday? I honestly had no clue. He’d been sick, so we were letting him sleep in if he wanted to, which meant I often had to leave for work before he woke up. Since he was only

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Toddler Menu

My bowl is empty. Someone should remedy this situation.

My bowl is empty. Someone should remedy this situation.

Hi, welcome to 20 Month, the hottest new restaurant in the area.

I’m Luke, and I’ll be taking care of you today. Just ignore all those food pieces in the table. That’s from previous meals. We believe hardened apple sauce and dried American cheese

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Motherhood Awards

Baby with paint on his face

Six hours into my labor, I was coping just fine without an epidural. I was doing my breathing exercises and feeling just fine, when my nurse, a no-nonsense night nurse who was in no mood for my hippie breathing, asked for he fifth time if I wanted an epidural.

“honey, listen. Get the

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Dear Toddler: Revenge is on my mind

baby screaming after he was born

My dear, sweet boy:

As you’re laying face down in the Walmart check-out line, face planted, tears streaming, legs kicking, because I oh-so callously took away that bag of Combos from your hot little hands, you probably think my mind is on — oh, I don’t know — the myriad of diseases coating the

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The magic of technology


My grandpa has three granddaughters, two great-grandaughters and this one little boy. He was so excited for a little testosterone in our family that he wanted to get Luke something super boy-ish for Christmas — a great big yellow dump truck, which Luke loves.

This right here? My 80-something grandpa

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Our 5th Anniversary Trip


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My Mamahood

me pushing my baby on the swing

I have the best kid ever.

He’s the cutest, smartest, funniest, snuggliest, most adorable child ever created, and I created him.


Ok, me and his daddy. Clearly I had some help.

But it was my body in which he spent nine months in the most perfect place ever, growing, developing and practicing skills

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Beach Baby

Me swinging my baby in the water

Last Sunday we went to the beach.

Did you know that living in Florida doesn’t mean you go to the beach all the time?

It’s true.

This was Baby Blogworthy’s first trip when he could walk by himself. This meant he could walk back to the ocean to splash every five minutes.

I think

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