Category Archives: Development

Are Parents Ruining Their Children

Are parents ruining their children? This expansive article by Psychology Today, first released in 2004, says yes. It says that from infancy on, helicopter parents cushion their children’s failures while pushing them ever harder for success, and if that success … Continue reading

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They Grow Up Too Fast?

I feel like kind of a jerk about this one. I feel like the only mother in the world that must feel this way. I feel like people will think it means I love my children less than others love … Continue reading

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Pass the Butter

Man, what happened to that butter, you may be wondering. My twins. These days, the highlight of their dinner experience is buttering their own bread. We lend them our dull knives, which they’ve learned to ask for by name (I … Continue reading

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Self-fixers

Everything is of utmost importance to a toddler. Each experience must never end. Sharing is a monstrosity invented by cruel parents to torment and disgust.  Fun places are not even fun because they know that eventually the fun will end. … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Them Back

I find in many ways, I’m holding my kids back. Not really on purpose, but either for convenience’s sake or just pure cuteness, there are certain things I don’t want to end. Take eating, for example. We just got back … Continue reading

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What They Say at Almost-Three

My kids are talking like it’s nobody’s business these days. They ask me why and what kind of, all day, every day. They’ll call my mother and tell her about their day. “And then….Lilly cwieded, and then…I hugged her, and … Continue reading

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They’ll Tell You

The babies will be three next month. For the past six months, maybe a year, I’ve received many comments and questions about why I still refer to them as babies. And everyone is right. First the term is fitting and … Continue reading

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They Grow Up So Fast

When I take photographs of my twins, I’m documenting their development right alongside their cute antics. Lately, though, there’s been photographic documentation of development of a different sort. My babies love the camera. I have an older digital point and … Continue reading

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Easier Harder

Being a parent is a constant strategizing battle. When the kids are babies, you baby proof so they don’t get hurt. Gates on doors, latches on cabinets, soft rubber on corners, small and dangerous things move to top shelves. I … Continue reading

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It’s Not You

Okay, so when it comes to your kids in the overall scheme of things, as they develop their personalities over time, it is you. It’s mostly you. Their habits, responses and actions will take flight from the base of your … Continue reading

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