I often describe parenthood as a series of lifelong events that test your patience mixed in with unconditional love. Inevitably, kids go through phases that drive you to the brink…and just when you feel you can’t take that phase any longer, poof! It ends. And the next phase begins. Cluster feeding, not sleeping through the […]Read more "Getting A Kindergartner To Vocalize Emotions"
Max is 3. He has been the socially outgoing kid who is great at expressing himself, has an amazing imagination, plays well with others, etc. He started walking when he was 7 months, talking soon after, and everyone has told us he is extremely advanced for his age. Maybe I got used to this? Maybe […]Read more "3 Year Old Temper Tantrums"
This past weekend has been circled on my calendar for months. I knew was going to be hectic…I just didn’t realize how hectic it would be. Like the perfect storm of to-do lists…the launch party of our new nonprofit, the Wichita State Shockers final game of the season, my son Dodge’s first birthday, my in-laws, […]Read more "Dodge’s Birthday Weekend Of Firsts"
When Max was born two years ago I sang to him in the delivery room, he stopped crying, looked right into my eyes, and smiled. After a few months he was getting requests to be a model since he seriously was the perfect little cherub of a child. Kate and I knew if we still […]Read more "Hitting, Biting, Screaming…Yeah, He’s 2"
As all my friends and family members tell me, the “Terrible Twos” are nothing compared to the “Terrible Threes.” However, Max is turning two so the “Threes” will have to wait. While still cute at times, Max has begun declaring two words to every encounter: “No!” and “Mine!” Yes, it would appear Max owns everything yet doesn’t […]Read more "The Terrible Twos Have Arrived"