1-year old, Baby E, Growth & Development

No More Milestones

There was a time, not very long ago, when everyday was full of new excitement and anticipation over what new thing my little girl would accomplish that day or even that week or month. Now, at almost 16 months, things are, how can I say this, um…more of the same.

1-year old, Baby E, Second Child, Years are short

A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures

My little girl celebrated her first birthday recently. Written at different times of the year, I present below some examples of her busy PRE-one-year-old life. Month 1 (March – April) Two days after E was born, we returned to the warm familiarity of home where Grandma and Grandpa were eagerly awaiting our arrival. E was as delicate and sweet… Read More A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures

1-year old, Canada, Feeding, India-Canada, Parenting

Waltzing Logdrivers, Christian Ants, Conniving Cats, Deceitful Ducks and Other Aids to Help Your Child Eat, Drink, and Thrive

Almost every parent can attest to the innumerable tactics, strategies, threats, rewards, and/or punishment that naturally dovetail our parenting styles. I don’t care what you name your particular style of parenting – whether you are a helicopter, free-range, no-range, authoritarian, authoritative, laissez-faire or

1-year old, Toddler Days, Travels

India trip – Tips for international travel with a toddler and managing jet lag

We recently returned from a two weeks trip to India. As always, I find a lot of things have changed and yet, a lot remains unchanged. I also find that the more I live in the US,  the less and less patience I have for inefficiency, incompetency, lack of respect for personal space, body odor,… Read More India trip – Tips for international travel with a toddler and managing jet lag