Preparing Alex for Baby #2

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A lot of changes have been happening in our household lately with a new baby on the way, and sometimes I have to remind myself that even though it’s a big change for us, it has to feel like an even bigger change for Alex. He is use to being the only child, and now he won’t be. He is use to having mommy’s undivided attention, but now mommy needs extra rest. A lot of things are different already, and the change will become even greater once the baby arrives. So I sat down and began to call around and ask friends and family about different ways they prepared their child/children for a new baby and I came across some pretty good strategies which I put to use. Continue reading

CHORES for my 3 year old

Installing healthy habits into my son’s little mind is something that I live for! So of course I couldn’t wait until the time came to get him started with CHORES. Yes, CHORES a word hated all over the world by both adults and children, but also a very necessary word! Growing up in my early childhood days my mom did all the chores (because she is such a perfectionist, and wants everything a “certain way”), then when I hit my preteen years she started trying to make me do chores and it just didn’t go over well! Eventually once I grew up I understood all the values and things she was trying to teach me, but I also knew that I was going to start giving my children chores early, so by the time they are preteens it will be something they are use to and I won’t have to argue with my 12 year old over washing the dirty dishes everyday.

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Thing’s That Make My Toddler Lose His Sh#t!!!

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Would you believe me if I told you that right now I am locked away inside our office hiding while my 2-year-old is running around the house in his “spider man undies” screaming my name to the top of his lungs, crying about a broken flute. Well its true, even mama’s need a break from the little ones every once in a while. So we don’t end up knocking them out! So I thought it would be cool to type all the reasons my son throw’s tantrum’s on the daily just to give myself a little laugh… So everyone bare with me…  Continue reading

Am I An Animal Bully? 👶🏾🐺

Everybody pray for me! I am dealing with a miniature bully!

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We got our first family dog “Sassy” for “little man’s” first birthday and now almost 2 years later they are the best of friends, but every once in a while I see my son hitting the poor dog… Ugh let me stop lying I see him hitting or pinching her EVERYDAY!!! We have done everything to stop it, here’s how our conversation with our son usually goes… Continue reading