Trip to Steamtown!

A classic boy, my son never stops moving and also loves everything else that moves.  Trucks, tractors and of course TRAINS!  Thomas And Friends has become Hunter’s number one show and the time he spends with his toy trains triples any other toy in the arsenal. Earlier this year, my mother and I took him to…

Practice Makes Perfect (or at least a little closer)

Stay the Course- I have been taking my toddler, Hunter, to the local library for a story time dedicated for 2-4 year olds.  It has been a challenge.  While a crowd of kids sit nicely on the carpet and listen to the lady read a book to them, my child prefers to run around the…

Toddler Bed

We hit a new milestone last night as Hunter not only climbed into his toddler bed and fell asleep but stayed there for rest of the night.  This was not a sudden transition and I believe several things allowed it to be as smooth as it was. First, we travel a lot to visit family…

Learning Consequences

I sometimes wonder who learns more during the toddler years; the kids or the parents.  The child is likely learning faster than the parent but I have realized that we as parents have every bit as much to learn.  These learning experiences can contain immediate and long term consequences for both child and parent.  Predicting…

Forward Cruising

This past weekend marked a milestone!  We turned Hunter’s carseat around!  You’ll realize why I am so excited about this when I tell you how difficult Hunter has been in his carseat. Since he was only three months old, Hunter hated sitting in the carseat.  Most babies fall asleep easy in the car.  When I…