Category Archives: Toddlerhood

The Seasonal Slump

Seasons in Maine are not surprising, and I’ve always had affection for them all. From new school notebooks in the fall, the snow forts in winter, the first puffy-coatless day in spring, to the freedom of summer. As an adult, winter certainly presented the most challenges, with workdays meaning that sunlight is just a memory, […]

Now They Are Two

Well not quite, but in a few days, when we “celebrate” when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, my nuggets are inexplicably turning two. I am just trying it out now, as I am currently that mom who says my children are “twenty-three months” to the many Hannaford shoppers who inquire.  I used to think that […]

That Time I Stumped a Gallup Pollster

I recently answered a call from someone conducting a poll for Gallup. After ignoring their first couple attempts at calling, I eventually picked up while walking the dogs, an activity that passes for my “free” time.  Anticipating simple “who will you vote for” questioning, I was surprised to find myself engaged in a detailed questionnaire […]

1,000 Ways to Anger Your Toddler

Okay, maybe not that many. However, my children would like the general public to be aware of the many transgressions I commit every day that make their lives exceedingly difficult. Note: the last one just happened and it may be one of my favorite things ever. Replacing a yogurt-spackled blanket with a clean fluffy one […]