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Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

It is so much fun to see a three-year-old learn words and phrases. Here is our latest development on learning the use of “thumbs up.” M after eating a sandwich: M: Up thumb, up thumb! Me: What? M: Up thumb, Mommy.  Sticking her thumb up at me. Me: Oh, thumbs up! M: Thumbs up!

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

Let me start off with the fact that I have never written anything of value, except maybe a grocery list. I stay out of politics publicly. I believe that being remembered for how you treat people is more important than what you have. Choose Kind That being said, I feel compelled to write my thoughts on [...]

You Are Not Invisible

You Are Not Invisible

An ever-growing list of housework that needs to be done…squabbling siblings…a cold that is making my head feel like it’s going to explode…and my spouse gone from dawn to dusk every day. It’s the perfect storm once again, and in spite of the flurry of texts, voicemails and Facebook messages I’ve sent out pleading for [...]

The Adventures of THAT Mama

The Adventures of THAT Mama

A few months ago, my husband and I took our two boys, ages three and one, out to dinner. The baby sat in his high chair, laughing and babbling. My older son played the game “what’s missing from the table?” with us to while away the time until his food came (he always hides the [...]

When the “Should” Hits The Fan

When the “Should” Hits The Fan

When my husband and I began the discussion about having kids and then started off on our journey towards conception, I thought I had a good idea what I’d be in for. After all, I had a degree in education, had taught preschool through to 12th grade, and had worked as a nanny for many [...]

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Hello Mamas. I formula-fed both of my children, I let my daughter enjoy M&M’s, I don’t push potty-training on my two-year-old, I have a picky eater who sometimes will eat only a piece of lunch meat for dinner (if that), I don’t “wear” my child, I don’t use cloth diapers, I turned my daughter forward [...]

Ask the Mamas: Taking the Plunge

Ask the Mamas: Taking the Plunge

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com.   MSW reader [...]