In Defense of Toddler Tantrums

“Momma.”

“What?”

“Momma, momma, choooose.”

“Yes? What?” (Grabbing shoes.)

“MOMMA, MOMMA, MOMMAAAAAA, chooooooose.” (Pulling with all her 21-month-old might at my hand, which I must admit, is strong enough to move me.)

“What! What! What?!” (Trying fervently to strap shoes on a thrashing toddler as she tries to rip them off.)

At this point, all hell breaks loose, I lose my patience, feel guilty for wanting to just yell SHUT UP (a term I was raised is as serious as swearing and is a huge no-no), and the whining toddler is now inconsolable.

Perfect.

Oh, she said juice, not shoes.

Easy Crescent Roll Desserts

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence.

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests or spend time with your family, I have the perfect dessert for you. It involves 3 ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, 10 minutes of baking, and will probably last seconds before you devour it. Can’t get any easier than that, right?

What I love about these easy Pillsbury crescent roll desserts is that you can customize them to your exact taste, which makes it a fun dessert to prepare with the whole family or with your friends.

I like to get my little one involved by adding her own crescent fillings, and the customization possibilities are truly endless! I’ll share my favorite fillings below, but you’re welcome to add in any fun flavors that you like. You can see the preparation, baking, and tasting process in the video below. Enjoy.

Why Breastfeeding in Public Is Gross

As I’m approaching the third trimester of my second pregnancy, my mind is focused on all the joys and excitement of new baby – how they just lay there, wherever you put them, all day for you to stare at them in complete awe and amazement. How their skin is so delicate that when you touch them, you can barely tell you’re touching anything. How their little cheeks are like half-baked biscuits, all fresh and sweet and warm. It also makes me excited that I’ll have another babe to breastfeed.

I nursed Ginny for 15-months, and while it was an emotional choice leading up to the end, it was ultimately the right and best time for her, and all in all, it was surprisingly an easy transition. While I’m getting mentally and emotionally prepared to enter the wonderful world of breastfeeding again, it made me reflect on others’ views on this subject, because the way and where I feed my child is completely open for public debate, right? I was reading up on the topic and came up with my top reasons why breastfeeding in public is gross.

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