In spite of my planning, there were a few tricks I learned during our maiden voyage to Lake Buena Vista to make the next trip even smoother.
Author Archive | Amanda
If you are still noticing many errors and your child isn’t easily understood by the time his third birthday rolls around, it may be advisable to consult with a speech pathologist. Alternatively, if most people can understand your two year old at least half the time, he is probably doing just fine!
The kids come home from preschool exhausted and begging for stay-home days, and for the love of all things holy, I FEEL THEM. We have grown weary of early mornings and long workdays and have found ourselves in a perpetual state of low-grade grumpiness. Even the pugs are irritable. And that, my friends, is why […]
All children on campus would step over those words as they raced to recess the following day. My heart just sank. Should I use this as the teaching moment it so obviously is, or should I hightail it out of here after fabricating a rosier version of those spiteful words?
There are times when our union is far from glamorous, when we realize we haven’t kissed good-bye all week. There are Saturday afternoons spent watching reruns of Criminal Minds in contented silence.
As a reformed perfectionist, I still find my Type A roots bristling when I think about all the things I SHOULD BE DOING to truly provide a memorable season for my family. The expectations I set for myself seem impossible to meet — let alone exceed — and I find myself knee-deep in guilt for […]
The right toys can truly enhance this interaction and opportunity to develop language skills during the most critical stages of development. Here are a few of my favorite toys to help you give the gift of gab this holiday season.