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When I was a kid, my sister and I used to go over to a friend’s house and her dad would gather us in the kitchen and we would make bread. I don’t remember exactly how involved we were in the pre-dough stage, but we got to make our bread into shapes and then he …
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Toddler Life

July 8th, 2012 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife | Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Toddler Life)

I’ve been thinking a lot about being the parent of a toddler lately. Struggling a lot with my toddler. She’s awesome but so frustrating at the same time. Since our massive tantrum explosions lately I’ve been tentative about taking her anywhere with me. She jumps from place to place and topic to topic, she wants …
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Being the one she wants when she’s upset or hurt or sick Being the one she beats up on when she upset or angry or just throwing a grande old tantrum This I have learned over the past week. I’m the one she calls out for, I’m the one she wants to cry to, but …
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The kid will be officially two and a half next week. Sometimes she seems so much older, sometimes younger (particularly when she wants to be the baby, and be rocked like a baby). We had, of course, heard a lot about the terrible twos prior to ever having a baby, but this kid has always …
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The Ottawa Senators are hosting their development camp this week, and it so happens that our new house is about two minutes away from the practice rink.We decided it would be a good idea to take the kid down to see the practice, since she’s inherited the hockey gene fully and completely. She was smiling …
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My daughter is two and a half (or close enough, any way) and her imagination is running circles around us. She’s pretending things almost all the time, whether she’s being a puppy or one of her favourite characters. (Lately, she’s been Stella and I’ve been Sam, or she’s been Minnie and I’ve been Daisy). I’ve …
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Last night the kid asked me to tell her a story about her sleeping. This was a bedtime stall tactic, but she was having a lot of issues so I went with it. I told her the story of her first night in the world and leaving the hospital and that when we got home …
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A day that involves me crying in a parking garage while my toddler screams at me from the backseat. Yup. It’s been a difficult week. We had a busy weekend and no real plans for the week following, so it may have been a letdown for the kid, or maybe we’re just all tired. Daily …
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