Tag Archives: surviving toddlerhood

The Vicious Circle of Parental Apology

I saw the toddler signs: whiny, eye rubbing, pouting. I saw the signs, but I still wanted lunch. And I’m here to let you know that there is such a thing as a free lunch. And it happened right in my hometown. … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Rationalizing Letting Preschoolers Watch The Boob Tube

Like many parents, I swore that my kids wouldn’t watch any television (or play with plastic toys, or eat non-organic fruit) until they were at least (fill in appropriate age here). It didn’t take long to use Baby Einstein videos … Continue reading

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It Hurts on the Inside

Seeing the swelling, just a year after the first time, brought a frown and then a shrug of denial.  Swelling didn’t have to mean what she feared. And it was possible that it was attributed to the little knee banging … Continue reading

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No Socks, but Full Service

With the mild weather this winter, we’ve been seeing a lot of the various parks and playgrounds around town.  I usually prefer Brookdale Park because we can walk there easily, but my kids have fallen in love with Edgemont Park … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to the Perfect Party Piñata

So I recently had another Crazy-Sexy-Cool kiddie party in my home.  Well, it would have been Crazy-Sexy-Cool if Sexy were actually Chaotic and Cool meant something closer to Thrown Together.  The Crazy works as is. Both of my kids are … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s End of Summer Survival Guide

So it’s the last few weeks of summer, and you’ve been to every park and zoo and playground and bookstore and library with a play area, and you’ve worn out your welcome at every yard in a ten-mile vicinity.  You’ve … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Crafts: Strive for Perfection, Settle for Fun

Thanks to the internet, there are loads of amazing and fun examples of “things to do” with your kids during these rainy days.  But usually, similar to how I treat cookbooks, I look at the pictures, skim over the materials … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Rainy Day Activity

Unlike the super creative moms like Anna at Random Handprints, Holly over at BaristaKids, or the parents over at New Jersey Family who come up with interactive and fun activities as they sip coffee, I only have occasional creative splurges.  The … Continue reading

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