On my bedside table
I made these this week after I mentioned to my sisters-in-law that I don’t like almond butter and they suggested trying to use it in cookies. I added chocolate chips to half the batch and didn’t bother with the crushed almonds (I substituted in almond meal and it worked great). I would make these again and they’ve been a success with my kids who strangely, don’t usually like cookies.
Super helpful post by my girl Emily (Our Nest in the City) on Disarming Toddler Tantrums. I have already been doing some of what she shared but there were some tips in there (like hello, I was trying desperately to talk to Marlow through all her fits and getting nowhere) that were key to seeing more success with my efforts. A must-read for toddler moms.
As you have probably already figured out, it is so, so important for you to remain calm. Children throw fits to lure moms into an emotional battle. By remaining calm, using few words and removing yourself you take all the power out of fit-throwing.
The idea of starting my morning off on the right foot, maybe even someday getting up before the kids (gasp) has crossed my mind before. This week I read a little article on Apartment Therapy about having A Morning Ritual. Something to think about for the few months I have left without a newborn.
Oh the morning, the time when the sun rises and you have to will yourself out of a warm bed to begin your day. How you start out is so important, for it often dictates your mood until you hit the pillow once again at night.
RT if you’ve ever lied about pee pee
— Honest Toddler (@HonestToddler) October 3, 2012
Public service announcement:No need to ever ask if your husband or boyfriend has sent a thank you note for anything.He hasn’t.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 4, 2012
Toddler Tip: She has a bounty of nerves underneath that “last” one. Don’t worry
— Honest Toddler (@HonestToddler) October 7, 2012
Canadian Thanksgiving is followed immediately by Canadian Yourewelcomesgiving
— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) October 7, 2012