Category Archives: Toddler

Your child is not the enemy

Lately I very much wonder about this tendency many parents have to think of their child(ren) as, pretty much, the enemy. Things that act out to spite us, that try to manipulate to get their own little way. Last week … Continue reading

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Night-weaning Part 5

It’s been a little over a week now. And we had our first decent night! Jason slept from 7pm to 5am. He had pooped, which might have been what woke him up. At least that’s what I hope. Five in … Continue reading

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Night-weaning Part 4

Doesn’t it always happen this way? Five days into night-weaning and Jason starts cutting his two year molars. Teething has never bothered him that much. But dang those molars! All day long he runs up to me saying his teeth … Continue reading

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Night-weaning Part 2

Second night of night-weaning. I expected it to be worse than the first one. I think I read or heard somewhere that when parents decide to let their children cry it out, the second night is always the worst. But … Continue reading

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How RIE saved my sanity

I remember when Jason was oh, about 7 1/2 months. He had just learned how to crawl. We were visiting my friend Stephanie and her adorable newborn D. We were talking about (what else) our babies. All of a sudden … Continue reading

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Birthday present

Last week I got to sew for someone else’s son. I love sewing birthday presents. Even if things always seem to go wrong whenever I sew for anyone else than Jason. My friend in Belgium has a son who just … Continue reading

Posted in 19 month old, Albababy, Boys, Knits, Lily Balou, Sewing, Sweater, t-shirt, Toddler | Leave a comment

Sleepy musings (OK, whining)

I had one blissful week of sleep. And then it was all over. Again. Ever since Jason stopped sleeping through the night at 5 months, I have anxiously awaited the time when he would go back to being a good … Continue reading

Posted in 18 month old, 4 month sleep regression, Breastfeeding, Montessori, Sleep, Toddler, two year molars | 3 Comments