Author Archive for Mrs. Chocolate


Fine Motor Toys

At her Early Intervention evaluation, Juliet’s fine and gross motor skills were both on the lower end for her age.  Since then she has certainly blossomed a lot, but I have been working with her more as well trying to help her along. I have been looking for more grasping toys to help her get [...]


Tantrum Threes

Since Drake turned three, we have been stuck in what I call the tantrum threes. When Drake turned two, everyone said that the twos would be horrible, but I’ll be honest and say I thought two was pretty easy, especially now that we are in the threes.  Displeasure is starting From eighteen months to about two [...]


Life With Two Kids

Before Juliet was born, I had a lot of worries and anxieties like most parents about going from one child to two. Now that I am fully immersed in life with two kid, a 3 1/2 year old and a 9 month old, and it’s hard to even remember a time when Juliet wasn’t part [...]


Books Daddy Likes

When Drake was little, Mr. Chocolate and I did bedtime together most nights. We would take turns reading to him but as Drake got older, he had a marked preference for having me read to him every night. Since Juliet’s birth though, Mr. Chocolate ends up doing bedtime by himself often so I have started [...]

toys for 2 kids

Toys for Two Kids

Drake and Juliet were born 3 years 2 weeks apart from one another. As their 4th and 1st birthdays draw near, I am starting to think ahead to their party and presents. While thinking of gifts for Drake is easy, Juliet is much harder. Since Juliet is my second, many of Drakes toys are there [...]


Newborn Photos: A fail and what I learned

When I found out I was pregnant with Juliet, one of the first thoughts that went through my mind was that I wanted to do newborn photos. I was still at the very start of my photography journey and I knew that newborn photography was one of the hardest to shoot, but I figured I [...]

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We received Drake’s first report card from preschool recently. We were quite pleased and surprised at it — check plus in cleaning up — is this real? Drake did very well overall and we are so happy that he is enjoying school so much. Mr. Chocolate and I were looking at the report card and [...]

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