Category Archives: Development

Things Your Kids Should Be Able to Do by Four

Oftentimes, I live in a hellish world of lunacy where children just less than four make the rules. And this seems totally reasonable. Why? Well, they’re the only people I see all day, so suddenly playing markers in nothing but … Continue reading

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Leap Frogging

I’ve mentioned the switch my children experience on a monthly (or daily) basis. Attached to that, or right next to it, is the leap frog. This could be a twin thing, or maybe it’s just my kids, but it seems … Continue reading

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Like Humans Do

At three and a half, my kids are experimenting with the frivolities of human life. They are moving beyond a grasp of vocabulary and simple sentence structure. They’ve got subject, verb, object. Now that they can order me around, ask multiple questions … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

I used to do posts outlining what the girls were saying as they grew up and started grasping the language. Now that they’re three and a half, it’s not what they say butwhat they say, if you know what I mean. … Continue reading

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Twins: They’re Different Girls

I usually take a break from the baby stories on Tuesday, but today is a special day. Today, at three days shy of three and a half, my kids have figured out that…they can do different things. This is huge. … Continue reading

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Child Photography

Everyone is sick here (except for me), but that didn’t stop them from playing photographer yesterday. As it’s been a while since I’ve posted their pictures, I thought you might like a peek. This time is different because the child … Continue reading

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The Alternate Dimension of the SAHM

It’s 8 a.m., and I’m telling my girls that they can switch jackets after lunch if they hate the ones they’re wearing so much. I’m arguing with them over who changed out of their nighties first yesterday and whose turn … Continue reading

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Learning to Lie

“Mama, I don’t have any blueberries left. I ate them all.” “Oh, really, do you want more?” As my daughter dissolves into giggles, I realize I’ve fallen prey to yet another toddler lie. The toddler lie is adorable, but it … Continue reading

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Little Kids – They’re Just Like People, Only Smaller (Part I)

You can learn so much about human nature from observing little kids as they begin to make their way in the world. This morning, Dulce taught me how people argue and why little things can carry so much weight for … Continue reading

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Little Kids

We drove three hours yesterday to get to Nana’s place in southwest FL. As we headed down, the girl’s new “children” status hit me full force, and it’s not left me since. With their expanded vocabularies, the twins are now … Continue reading

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