I Am Not Usually a Fan of Books Being Made Into Movies…

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…because it rarely fails – the beauty of the book is often lost on screen.  Sometimes it is little things, like details left out of the plot, that drive me nuts.  Other times it is casting – Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, reeeaaaallly??!??  (And I like Heigl, I just don’t think of her as the […]

Receiving the Silent Treatment…

Buddy is strong-willed and probably fairly smart (though at two it is hard to tell what constitutes “smart”).  Recently, he has begun to give us the “silent treatment” when we pose two choices to him that don’t coincide with the choice he would like to have been given. Example 1: In which he wants both […]

The Great Bag O’ Snacks…

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It never fails that two minutes after we run out the door, Buddy decides he is hungry or thirsty.  This kid eats like a maniac.  As a baby, it concerned me, as he resembled more of a meatball (albeit a very, very cute meatball) than a little boy: Around 9 months, he started growing tall, […]

Coming together to talk about play…

Last week I was a bit perplexed when I received my Parenting magazine in the mail.  On the cover was a black and white image of a child dressed as Steve Jobs with a headline that read, “Raise the Next Steve Jobs.”  I stared at the cover as my mind bounced from thought to thought: […]

Disney Made the Clownfish…

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..as recognizable in most homes with small children as “The Biebs” is in homes with teenage girls (I think I probably just committed a major faux pas by referring to Justin Bieber as “the Biebs”, but I am over 30 – forgive my “uncool” factor).  Although Disney Pixar inadvertently renamed the clownfish to “Nemo” for […]

We Can’t All Be Super Mom…

Although I admit I can handle a lot of responsibilities at a time (full-time professor, full-time Mom, blogger, friend, volunteer, etc.), sometimes I feel as though I am always expected to be doing “more.”  More vacuuming, more food preparation, more stylish clothing options… I look at certain parents in my friend/acquaintance circle and marvel at […]

Celebrate the Love this Valentine’s Day…

…with a few Valentine’s Day book choices to read with your toddler or preschooler! Although it seems as if Christmas has just passed, Valentine’s Day is already looming on the horizon (nudge, nudge King P.).  I’ve decided that if I want to decorate for Valentine’s Day, I need to start creating my decor in July […]