Are All 3-year olds Bossy?

Do you ever feel like a crappy mom?  No?  Me neither…. Just kidding!   Today has been a rough parenting day for me.  I feel like my kid doesn’t listen or respect me.  But he also wants me to play with him all the time.  Why would I want to play with him when he’s being …

The Things We Do For Our Children

This afternoon, I played outside with M.J. for a little bit.  He didn’t want to play outside for very long because it was cold and windy.  While we were playing, I thought to myself, whenever I feel like a bad mom, I should remember that I often force myself to play with my son outside …

Intelligence and Empathy

Sometimes I wonder if I am a good mom.  Specifically when my kid is throwing a tantrum about something ridiculous.  Or when he hasn’t been listening to me all day.  When I have no idea how to get him to listen to me.  Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t feel like dealing with him …

3-year olds are the best (or worst?)

Is it possible for three to be the worst age and the best age at the same time?  I guess mostly today it’s feeling like the worst age.  I am getting so stressed out with potty training.  M.J. will go pee on the potty for Dan but he has no desire to go on the …

A Toddler’s Joy

Parenting is hard.  The end.   Yesterday was a stressful day for me.  M.J. was being disrespectful and not listening to me and I felt like I was failing as a parent.  I thought, why is my kid acting this way?  Am I not a good mom?  But I know that’s not true.  All parents doubt …

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