Category: toddlers

Tumble Time

Let me begin by saying how glad I am that I started consuming All Bran Buds again.  Remember back in the day when I wrote an ode to All Bran Buds?  Ya I’m feeling the All Bran Bud afterglow right now and it feels gooood. So we went to go tumble about at the gymnastics […]

How to Potty Train Your Toddler

It seems like one of the most frustrating parts of parenting a toddler is potty training them.  I hear many facebook status updates from my friends who are growling about it. Potty training is tough but can be quickly achieved through these five simple principles: I have no clue. don’t ask me. I’m completely void […]

New URL!!!

From now on you should start getting used to finding my blog by going to http://www.informalmatriarch.com/ Yes my friends, things are changing around here.  I’m changing hosts and giving my blog a make over and yes, it’s going to be good.  I’m also going to try and make the blog a little better, I’m pretty […]

Are They 13 Already?

I thought they wouldn’t eat me out of house and home until they were teenagers…not NOW! For example, a typical breakfast for Silas is 3 eggs, a banana, an apple, some crackers, a rice cake, sometimes another banana, a kiwi and then I say STOP SILAS because it’s almost lunch time.  Then Isaac downs over […]

Just So Sad

The moment you fall in love with your child you’re completely ruined.  Sometimes it happens at conception, for me it happens about a month after they’re born.  My heart opens up and suddenly I’m ruined for another person.  Not much else matters anymore, only that my child is safe and healthy. I almost think the […]

New Books!!

So I got my first book that I ordered.  I went on a slight Amazon spree…who can say no to Amazon though?  You get books for so cheap!!  I ordered Raising Your Spirited Child, The Out Of Sync Child, The Out of Sync Child Has Fun, the workbook to go along with Spirited Child (I […]

Hit the Beach

So on Friday my brother Andy, who’s moved out this way, called me up like he usually does asking “do you want a coffee?”. 45 minutes later he usually shows up with Starbucks in hand and ready to party. I’m really enjoying him being out here so close to me and he’s looking for a […]

Titles are for People Who Don’t Have To Think of One Every Stinking DAY!!

So Silas has his appointment with the ped to see whether or not he’s on any spectrum. Any parents with kids on the spectrum that could give me hints on how to prepare and conduct myself during that initial appointment? Part of me almost wants him to be on it. It wouldn’t change him but […]

Labels and Kids

There’s something I believe strongly in that I want to perhaps start some discussion on. Perhaps put a bug in your ear about. I know I’ll stick my foot in my mouth at some point so I’ll do a disclaimer at the beginning. When in need, refer back to the disclaimer: I’m not judging anyone […]

Wal Mart for an Hour = HELL

I went for a trip to Wal Mart yesterday with my brother.  I said “Oh for sure we can hang out there for an hour while your photos develop!”  CHA RIGHT.  We made it, but hardly.  Silas was a psycho.  The kid that lays on the floor and screams.  People were looking around for who […]

New Words and GARDEN PHOTOS!!

Ikey is saying new words almost daily!! Yesterday he said “squish” and “cheers”. This morning he said “fish”. So now he can say: Mama (which sounds like mumum), Dada (which he yelled out when Brent opened the door yesterday), row row row, up, this and that (depending if he wants this or that 🙂 ). […]

Singer Silas Sings Again!

Yesterday Silas and I had some fun with the webcam and I wanted to show off his talents.  Before I put the things on my blog, I’ll link to each video in case they don’t load for your computer. Bed of Roses – this one is long but worth it, he sings the whole song, […]

I’m So Bad at Titles.

Didja think I was dead??  I’m still here, later than normal but alive. This morning I rushed to Jennies to cut out a bag which took far too long.  My next bag is going to be magnificent folks.  A real doozie.  Watch out Louis Vitton!  And then we drove all the way home to just […]

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GRRRR I’m so annoyed!!! I took some photos this morning and I was going to share them with you but somehow they didn’t end up on my CF card!!!! What the heck?? There was a beautiful moment this morning. I had spilled cheerios all over my kitchen floor and decided to clean it up after […]

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Isaac

Isaac….ohhhhhhhh Isaac. He makes my life very complicated. I didn’t think having a second child was that hard at first. Once mobility struck us, the hard meter went waaaaaaay up. I was thinking the other day about how much I could get done in a day when it was just Silas and I. Darling Silas […]

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