How To Make Dinner Time Enjoyable

Dinner Rituals


Are you cranky or perhaps tired after a long day of work? I’m sure most parents are and children are NO exception!

We get fuzzy when it comes to dinner time too (for instance, I usually sit in a car seat for about 40min. before we get home to have dinner so, I don’t necessarily want to sit down again, duh!).

Yet I love it when we all come together around the table to enjoy a fabulous meal.

My last dinner was especially great because I got to feed my buddy Elmo! I love spaghetti – hence I didn’t want Elmo to miss out on this delicious supper! My parents started laughing hysterically because I gave them quite a performance – with sound effects (“Nom, Nom!”) and everything!

And this, my dear readers, is what dinner should be all about! A time for family to reconnect. To share laughter and stories while enjoying a precious meal together.

What are your dinner time stories?



How Toddlers See the World

Mind Matters.


Have you ever wondered how toddlers view the world? I’m 21 months old right now and I’m starting to get really curious about the world around me and how I fit into it. I don’t have the ability per se to understand anything bigger than my direct experience – but I love to explore the world! Also, I may not be able to ask my parents a million questions (yet!) but I know the day will come where I certainly will! Right now, I fill it with my own imagination which – by the way – is a wonderful place!

Below are some of my developmental milestones (age 2) on how I see the world:

  • I still think that my parents know what I’m thinking (because they are my super hero’s!)
  • I easily mix up reality and fantasy, so sometimes my own imagination can certainly frighten me
  • Everything I see is real, what happens on TV actually happens (Elmo is real!)

You know , children and adults see the world in fundamentally different ways…but that’s not say that one’s better than the other! We just have the passion to get out there to discover the world!

Play Tunnel for Toddlers

On the move….how else can you best describe a toddler?


I love to explore. Mommy thought of something engaging, active, and satisfying to innate my curiosity when she took me to the playground after work.

The playground mommy chose had lots of tunnels to satisfy my desire to explore and hide as well as climb. I spent hours climbing in and out of the tunnel, pulling my favorite toys in and out (I had Elmo with me), and even playing hide and seek with mommy.

If you’re interested getting a tunnel for your little one click here. This particular one is an indoor, pop-up worm tunnel sold at Amazon for $29.99. You’ll love it – it’s compact and folds up easily.

Let the fun begin!