Tagged with toddler

10 Tips on Feeding Your Picky Eater

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
Your baby had a great appetite.  Happily ate everything.  Tried lots of flavors and foods.  Then your baby became a toddler.  Suddenly meals feel like a horrible battle.  Sound familiar? Picky eating is very common, especially in toddlers and pre-schoolers. After the first year of life, a toddler’s appetite decreases quite…

Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light

Toddlers are a fascinating bunch.  They have incredibly strong opinions.  Their hearts are like volcanoes that erupt with fiery emotion at any given time.  They fixate on random details or ideas.  They stick by their no even when they intend to mean yes.  And despite all these manifestations of growing independence, they still desperately crave the safety of a warm hug … Continue reading

The Glare

The Glare

Momo is only 3 years old.  I am thirty….something. You would think I’d be the more mature one. But instead, I have begun to glare at him.  When I have lost my patience.  When we are at an impasse.  When he is being a normal 3 year old boy who just doesn’t get my thirty-something year … Continue reading

The Best Hotel View

The Best Hotel View

Usually an ocean view or garden view would be more desirable.  With two toddlers who love diggers and all things big, we couldn’t have been more thrilled by our hotel view of construction in Tainan, Taiwan.  Extra bonus:  The windows were right at their height. It’s the little unexpected details that make a trip truly … Continue reading

Jet Lag With Kids

Jet Lag With Kids

Last week, we took both kids to Taiwan so they could meet their great grandma for the first time.  An exhausting trip, but a precious time.  I spent the weeks prior to the trip fretting and planning ways to keep us sane on a 14 hour flight with two squirmy toddlers.  I had assumed that the flight … Continue reading

Mom vs. Mommy

I can’t take it.  It’s breaking my heart. MM has begun to call me “mom.” Mom?!?!? No, this is not acceptable.  I am still mommy.   We can’t be rushing ahead to the title of mom like this.  It’s not fair.  I need more time.  I need those cheeks to stay chubby.  I have photo albums to … Continue reading

Cursing Toddlers

Cursing Toddlers

I wrote the following post a while ago.  Today it’s posted at kevinmd, so I thought I’d share it here as well.  Check out kevinmd for a wide assortment of thoughts on health and healthcare.   ______   Today was a rough day at work.  My schedule of 10 patients for the afternoon rapidly ballooned … Continue reading

Applauding Independence

Applauding Independence

Today, TL spoke those dreaded words for the first time:  “No, me do it.” And so it begins.  Independence.  With it comes fierce opinions and single-minded determination. In this case, it had to do with buckling herself into her car seat.  She loves playing with the buckles, but she’s not so great at actually getting … Continue reading