Perhaps we should call this post “Why talking over dinner, and talking in general with your child as they enter the cesspool of school and life is important!” I’ve heard the most interesting story from my fourth grader over dinner this evening. While sitting and listening to my oldest son share his experiences, favorites, and … More Motherhood: The Importance of Talking Over Dinner
You initially start potty training two to three months earlier than reasonable due to peer pressure from other friends with toddlers. You quickly realize the toddler who keeps urinating consistently on your tatami floors, needs more than 20 minute bathroom break reminders; she simply needs a diaper! You wisely put her back in diapers, and tell yourself you’ll conquer potty training at the start of the new year. … More A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics
Happy Halloween from our family to yours. Xoxo Erica P.S. More pictures on Instagram.
Singing nursery songs and bedtime lullabies seems synonymous with parenthood. You hold your child for countless hours throughout their first and second years of life, and throughout the rest of their childhood. For the past eight years I’ve sung multiple nursery songs almost every day and at bedtime, with very few exceptions to the infinitive … More Motherhood: Singing Lullabies and Nursery Songs
It’s amazing how some Mondays are so easy to bounce back from the weekend, and other Mondays are harder. Today was smooth, in most ways cathartic to an emotional and exhausting weekend with the move-in process continually lingering and trying to balance spending time with three young kids. I’d much rather spend time with my … More Motherhood on Mondays: Balance on Mondays
Six years ago today on an Ash Wednesday, we meet our sweet son G! Happy birthday to our social, inquisitive and kindhearted G. I’m so lucky to be his mother! He is our sunshine! Your Mother loves you!
First, I must tell you it is almost unreal to me that I’m living in Japan for a few years. A huge thank you to my husband James for this unexpected and surprising life! Second, I must tell you that we’ve spent the last two weeks working at settling in. Settling in a new location … More Motherhood on Monday: Enjoying Some Calm
For the last eight years I’ve received my share of unsolicited and unwanted parenting advice. When I was pregnant with our first child, my amazing friend’s mother Julie warned me, “From the moment you share you are pregnant or you start showing you will receive a lot of advice. Some advice will be good. Some … More Dealing With Unsolicited Parenting Advice
I’m adding What I Wore On Wednesday to this blog. Be prepared for humor, laughter and perhaps an occasional tear in this section of this blog. This Wednesday marks us being here in Japan for exactly one week! We’re still newbies at living in Japan. The hardest part of moving frequently is finding your new … More What I Wore On Wednesday: Officers’ Spouses’ Social and Errands
Last week, NYTimes published this article Google, Tell Me. Is My Son A Genius? by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Have you read this? If not, I suggest you do. Here’s an excerpt of Stephens-Davidowitz’s article: “Start with intelligence. It’s hardly surprising that parents of young children are often excited at the thought that their child may be … More Google Searches Reveal Parents’ Gender Biases