Short Stories About Kids

Maddie Hates Clothes – What 3 Year Old Doesn’t?

One of my great joys of motherhood was hearing my first child would be a girl … a girl I could treat like my little dolly. Dress her up, take her everywhere just like a little girl would bring her doll.

My mom and I went the next day after finding out she was a girl and picked out every girly, frilly, little thing we could find. Yes, we are those people. Now per my husbands simple request, I easily agreed not to go too girly, such as princess everything. We both agreed to do more of a laid-back surfer girl style, but I could still dress her up. I bought so many foo-foo dresses and headbands – just waiting to dress up my little girl.

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Terrible Twos VS Thunderous Threes – Which Age is Worse?

The great debate: Which age is worse, Two or Three? Is it the terrible twos with the screaming, crying fits, or the thunderous threes with the attitude and sudden outbursts? We’ll let you be the judge! With Maddie her twos were so horrific I’m not sure who cried more, me or her. Let’s get into(…)

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Enjoy the Summer & Take Your Toddler Fishing

As much as I hate to say it, because I am not a fan of summer heat, there are a lot of great activities to do with your kids in the summer. We have discussed already some activities with toddlers that your little one might enjoy but whether or not your toddler will enjoy fishing(…)

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Kids Doctor Kit = Easier Time at Doctor’s Office!

Maddie has been to many doctor appointments in her lifetime, like a lot of children, whether for a well-child check up or for sickness. She has always done good sitting on my lap but nervous still for the doctor. After her first appointment to get her shots though, this all changed. When it was time(…)

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Gardening With My Daughter

So I decided with the economy, price of fresh food, and the great taste of the farm’s produce that I would like to try a couple garden plants myself. Right now though we live in the city and do not have a backyard conducive to a “garden.” I told my husband that I would like(…)

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A Delicious M&M Cookie Recipe – A Maddie Favorite

When Maddie was younger and getting to the age when most children are starting to put together sentences, it was pointed out to me by my family and her pediatrician that she wasn’t “behind” but could be doing better with her vocabulary. I knew this myself but I also knew the main reason: not all(…)

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Reader’s Story: My Little Chef

I have two children. A 10 year old daughter Alyssa and an 8 year old son, Adam. Adam never ceases to amaze me! The other day while my husband, Chuck, was at work I was taking a shower. I heard a knock on the bathroom door, and my son calling “MOOOOOOOM!”. My first thoughts were(…)

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Our Trip to the Local Farm for Fresh Food

One great thing that summer brings is local, organic, farm fresh food that is super delicious and much better than anything you can buy in a market. If it must be 100ºF out at least there are some benefits, right? Well, on one of these 100ºF days we decided that we just had to get(…)

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A Toddler Schedule That Works For Everyone – Does it Exist?

So, what does it take to create a toddler schedule that is beneficial for all? Structure, structure, structure! First, let me begin this story a few happy months ago when my husband and I used to have peaceful evenings and restful nights… My daughter was born full term yet very small at only 5 lbs(…)

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Maddie …Where is the Key?

Its funny where some of your funniest stories come from and here is one my family got a kick out of. This morning my husband, on his way to work, came into the room asking me if I had seen the truck key (yes, singular because he is crazy enough to keep his truck key(…)

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Fun Decoration, Hieroglyphics or Just Plain Scribbles?

One of my favorite Maddie Adventure stories happened very shortly after moving into our new house. As you would imagine, or have even experienced, I was very busy unpacking and organizing – all while constantly sick from the new move. One day my mom called while I was working in the spare room/office. After only(…)

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