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Technologically Advanced Toddlers

When I think back to my youth, one memory comes to mind: Mom announcing to all three of her kids to go outside and play. The command was always followed by a warning—we were to stay within eyesight or hearing distance. If Mom couldn’t see us, holler for us, or hear us, we were in big...
No comments posted on January 30, 2013 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Dressing the Toddler

“Son, son, it’s time to wake up. Mommy is going to work, and you’re going to preschool.” “No. I need to watch my iPad.” “Sorry, bub. Preschool it is, and I need you to get dressed.” “First I get dressed, then I watch my iPad?” “Nice try! First you get dressed, then we pack up...
No comments posted on January 25, 2013 in Discipline, Winging It, Mom Style

Respect is in the Asking

“Go get me some mo, Mommy. Go get me some mo right now!” My first thought, upon hearing this, is to wonder who turned my tiny human into a domineering monster. But then I remember to regain focus, and respond back with the exact same demanding tone. “Go to your room, Son Son. That was...
No comments posted on January 15, 2013 in Discipline, Winging It, Mom Style

Single Mom Struggles

In so many ways, I am blessed as a single mom. Especially as a single, working mom. I have support from my family, I have support in my friends. My job is not a normal nine to five gig, which gives me the ability to watch my tiny toddler grow during daylight hours. I am...
No comments posted on January 10, 2013 in Life, Winging It, Mom Style

Into Mommy’s Arms

From the moment we walked into Starbucks, I knew. Something about my tiny human seemed off. Tiny Tot wasn’t acting like his normal, bubbly self. He didn’t order juice in a coffee cup. He wasn’t overflowing with love for his preschool teacher, Ms. Tammy. He didn’t even try to poke out the eyeballs of a...
No comments posted on January 8, 2013 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style
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