Shout out to all the dads that learned to parent from their moms. Noni and I are so so lucky.
Who did/will you welcome into your bubble first? 🦠 It’s been 84 years since Noni has played with another kid. We’re finally expanding our bubble to include her BFF Moby this week. I might actually be more excited than she is.😅
Ken took pictures of Noni and I on a swing set today, and I just knew they were gonna be so cute. Upon seeing them, I learned I was wrong. Very wrong. It's okay to change your mind when presented with new information. Normalize it.
We are 2 weeks into big girl bed life. I don’t want to jinx myself - but it’s been easy! Maybe it’s because I got her involved in making her new sheets, or building the bed. Maybe it’s because she already learned that “green means go”. Maybe it’s because we’re quarantined and my standards are low. Whatever it is, she has transitioned beautifully. Our latest bedtime gadget is the @littlehipposays Mella “Ready to Rise Trainer”. It’s a clock, night light, alarm, and sound machine. But the main feature we use is the sleep and nap settings. We have ours set so that at 9pm it’s eyes close. We tell Noni that her clock is asleep so she needs to sleep. At 7:30am it turns yellow which she refers to as “ALMOST TIME”. And at 8am it turns green, at which point Noni screams “MY LIGHT IS GREEN!”, followed by her running full speed out of her room. The same goes for nap time, except for that it’s a setting that you can turn on once the child is asleep. We have ours set to 1.5 hours. Then, even if she only naps for 1 hour she knows she just needs to play quietly until her light turns green. This is definitely going on our list of clutch baby/toddler products. Let me know what your must haves are - or if you want me to do a post about all the products we’ve loved these last few years!
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This pandemic has made it abundantly clear how crucial mothers and caregivers are. I’m exhausted. I miss my mom. I miss my mom friends (Noni’s Other Mother). I miss Noni’s day-time moms (Child Care staff). To all the moms missing their kids, to the moms that need a goddamn minute, to the moms giving birth in all of this, to the moms grieving loss, to the moms that don’t have kids - but are maternal to many, to the moms worried about our children’s future, Happy Mother’s Day. We got this. 💪🏻