The crocodile dentist

Brushing a toddler's teeth is bad times. In fact, about the only thing I can think of that's worse is toddler dentistry. Since I'll do just about anything to avoid the latter, I have to do quite a bit of the former. I'll never forget the time E walked in to find me holding a wailing Zoe in one arm while forcibly brushing her teeth with the other hand. He was completely horrified when I said grimly, "It actually makes it easier to brush when she cries - she opens up her mouth wider as she … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: top 5 baby/toddler hacks

I love and collect life hacks – those little tips and tricks that magically make your life better. In the course of becoming a mom, I’ve found there are parenting hacks, too – shortcuts, hints and practices that make life with babies and kids easier, more fun or less stressful. Are you ready for my favorite baby and toddler hacks? Happy Friday! Baby sign language. Before I had Zoe, I never would have dreamed this possible but preverbal babies as young as six to nine months really can … [Read more...]