Category: toddlerhood

joy, pain, sunshine, (no) rain

Again with the weeks between posts. What is going on??? Excuse, the first: I’ve been working. As a professional writer/editor, I find that my blogging mojo gets zapped when I am using my powers for good in other areas. Been…

more tantrums

Today I screamed at Jonah until he cried. We were leaving the house, in the car, having just said goodbye to daddy. Daddy had seen a scrap of wood on the floor and as he was about to close the…

16 eggs and my heart

Mavis’ secret love nest has been found. I should explain that a while back, we had been experiencing Mavis’ disappearances, growing to 24 hours at a time, just before we installed the girls in their new coop – a larger…

dee-ay-emm-emm-eye-tee

(Note: One word of not-genteel language may appear in this post — more than once. Adjust your screen, browser, expectations, whatnot, accordingly.) Today Jonah had his other first day of preschool. We already went through the first day back in…

the third rail

So, first we had no rail to prevent him from rolling out of bed. Then we had the Pilates bolster which sort of worked though it looked dicey at best and he was quite crowded in there, what with having…