Fickle Fame

Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 23:58 | Category : Daily Photo, Parenting, photography
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The fickle hand of fame shows the displeasure of one son to his crazy Mama Paparazzi.

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Before the Big Boy Haircut

Monday, 13 September 2010, 0:47 | Category : Family, Milestones, Parenting
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Aden got his hair cut today. Each snip was like saying goodbye to his babyhood. I had no idea watching my child grow up would be so painful. When I was a child, I felt like time was an eternity. If only it felt that way now watching him.

This is a picture of Aden before getting his haircut. My little baby.

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Parenting a Toddler

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, 16:01 | Category : Birthday, Milestones, Parenting
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We are planning for the 2nd birthday party! I designed his birthday card again this year which I’m excited about. Soon he’ll want to do his own thing so I’m taking advantage of doing non-Disney themes as long as I can!

Each birthday I reflect on what kind of parent I am and how I did the past year. How does one parent a sensitive two-year old who isn’t afraid of thunder but worries about the dogs outside? A child that is quick to react to the moods of his parents? A child that will only relax when both parents are sitting down relaxing? Are all 2-year olds this sensitive? He is testing his independance by saying “No” to everything, even when he means yes. At least this tells me he is whithin normal parameters.

Aden isn’t quite two yet but at the end of this month he will be! Even though he is getting testy, I still believe he is more even-tempered than most little boys I’ve known!

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Potty Training

Friday, 23 July 2010, 12:57 | Category : Baby Essentials, Family, Parenting
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Potty Training. The big moment has arrived! It has begun. I am so NOT ready!

Aden is asking to use the potty (without prompting from me)! Due to no effort on our part, the bumbling parents, the child is doing what he is supposed to! All I can say is, “Thank You Daycare”! That’s the good part. The other part of this new adventure in parenting is that I am overwhelmed with sadness at how quickly he is growing up. This is one of the biggest challenges as a parent that I have been dreading.

I was completely floored when he asked to use the potty earlier last week after waking up with a wet diaper. The second time, whoa, this was momentous! Success! He sat on the potty and did what he was supposed to! A proud moment in parenthood! But alas, that was last week and this week we haven’t had as much progress.

I feel like the babysitter here, just hoping the kid knows what to do because I sure don’t. I’ve read everything there is to read about potty-training methods but somehow spending a whole weekend with a naked child forcing him to sit on the potty every twenty minutes doesn’t seem like a great way to teach a kid.

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Memories: Are they Linked?

Friday, 16 July 2010, 13:19 | Category : entertainment, Family, Parenting
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Life as Parents is almost two years old! I can’t believe we’ve been blogging for that long! I’m working on the ProBlogger Challenge today as I do want to improve my blog and I like easy baby steps such as a list of seven links. Can I skip any?

Blogging about parenting and life in general has been enlightening for both Kevin and myself. We’ve learned a lot about blogging! I read ProBlogger religiously every day! We’ve also learned a great deal about ourselves. Sometimes we are able get a perspective on each other through our writing that we aren’t quite able to get across in talking to each other.

Here is a quick synopsis of our past two years blogging as parents!

Getting Closer
Here is our first post, pre-baby! My inspiration to start blogging was…

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