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you know your toddler watches too much Thomas when…

seriously, my kids watch too much TV. way too much. i was one of those first-time moms that didn’t let their baby watch any TV. i had read the research linking ADD and ADHD to early TV watching. we got … Continue reading

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Zander’s Secret

Zander recently picked up the word secret from watching an episode of Backyardigans…i think. anyway, he’s been using it as often as he can, even though he doesn’t exactly know what it means yet. which, of course, makes it that … Continue reading

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a bad dream

the boys were sleeping, and i was just about to take a bit of a power nap myself, when Zander started screaming “oh no!  oh no!”. he screamed and cried and kept yelling “on no!” over and over. i ran … Continue reading

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the thumb test

we were all sitting around the table, just finishing our dinner. Zander had pulled his chair around the table to sit beside his daddy. hubby: ooh, Zander…you stink! did you poop? Zander: hmmm. not sure. a better check! [reaching his … Continue reading

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the mother of all diaper rashes

Zander has a diaper rash, but not just any diaper rash.  i’ve never seen anything like this before. it started out just a little red and sore.  then he got a little fissure that bled when he was wiped.  and … Continue reading

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Psychologistics

we met with Zander’s psychologist yesterday, which we do every two weeks. i actually enjoy these visits. there is no judgment, only reassurance and advice.  she has a very calming way about her…such a warm smile and kind eyes.  we … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Zander, our resident civil-engineer-in-training

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i’m not strong enough

oh God…i can’t do this. i’m not strong enough. i can’t watch my 2.5 year old son starve himself. i can’t keep trying things that don’t work. i can’t get my hopes up, only to have them dashed so soon … Continue reading

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