Category Archives: Two-year-old

Treasure family dinners

Growing up, it was a rite of passage.  If someone could survive an “Elliott family dinner,” the person was okay in our book. What happened at these dinners?  We shared stories.  We made fun of each other, even berated each … Continue reading

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Parenting lesson #21: Two-year-olds are bipolar and skeptical.

Sometimes I think my daily life looks like the scene from “Coming to America” when Prince Hakeem meets his arranged betrothed, Imani Izzy.  Imani has been trained her whole life to do anything he asks of her, and he tests just … Continue reading

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A Different – And Desirable – Level of Crazy

I have completely neglected this blog.  There are a few reasons for it, or some might call them excuses, but I think they’re pretty valid.  I started a part-time job about a year ago, and while I love working in … Continue reading

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A “get your kids to eat veggies” idea

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit from the get-go that this idea is laborious and geared toward home cooks.  But I seriously think I came up with a great idea while driving home and salivating over the August issue … Continue reading

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Parenting lesson #7: The harder thing to do is most likely the right one.

As a parent, there are a lot of times I have wanted to change my mind about something Greg and I already decided because the easier option is so much more appealing in the moment.  Last week, for the second … Continue reading

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I wish there were Mary Poppins for instant potty training

No matter how you potty train your children or when you believe it should be done, the truth is you have to do it (well, someone does).  It is as inevitable as diapering, and feeding, and answering millions of inane … Continue reading

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Someday, the war will be over, and our everyday battles will be a distant memory

Some days my kids don’t eat.  What I mean is not a lot and not what I want them to eat. I used to see parents out with their kids in restaurants, judging them for allowing them to eat bread, … Continue reading

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Parenting lesson #4: Your to-do list will never be the same again

There is nothing that will re-prioritize your life like having children. Your to-do list expands overnight when you’re pregnant and you feel the pressure to read the countless books there are on hosting your little human parasite, birthing it and … Continue reading

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Top 7 things that make my life easier right now

We all know we get by with a little help from our friends.  I thrive off of getting good tips and guidance from other moms.  And when I stumble upon something that works great for me, I love to share … Continue reading

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Dinner dilemmas and solutions

If you want to be cured of perfectionism, become a parent.  I can’t tell you how much I am struggling to rid myself of this terrible disease, especially in the area of meals. Before having kids, I definitely looked down … Continue reading

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