Archive for tag 'parenting'


8 Ways to nurture a grateful heart in a toddler

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it has gotten me thinking about ways that I can help Lil’ Pizza grow in her understanding of being thankful. This abstract concept is pretty difficult to grasp for a toddler, but it’s always a good idea to plant the seed early and to continue to nurture a grateful heart. Here are […]


Daddy Love

One of the most important things to me as far as parenting goes is that Mr. Cereal have a really solid relationship with the kids. I don’t expect him to be super dad or anything like that, but I do expect that he is someone that they find comfort in and that they love very […]

Loving My Children Differently

I might catch some flak for this, but I love my children differently. Don’t misunderstand this to say more or less than the other, but definitely differently. LeLe is independent, stubborn, super smart, and incredibly active. From the moment she entered this world, she knew exactly what she wanted and by gosh, she would do […]


Coping With Overstimulation

I’m often buzzing with nervous energy. Sometimes I think my constant nervousness could shave years off of my life. But the weirdest part is that I don’t really feel stressed, anxious, or scared. I live a relatively calm and peaceful life, so what’s the deal? I now understand that as a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), […]

Protecting The Little’s Privacy

Mr. Cereal and I decided shortly after my daughter LeLe was born that we did not really want to post photos of her on Facebook or Instagram. I felt weird about putting a bunch of photos on the internet that anyone could look at, and Mr. Cereal is extremely private and was pretty adamant that […]

Semi-Attachment Parenting

When I was pregnant with my first child LeLe, Mr. Cereal and I spent a lot of time talking about how we were going to parent and what was important to us as parents. My focus was very much on making sure LeLe felt loved and safe all the time. I didn’t necessarily have that when […]


The Highly Sensitive Parent

Parenting is intense. Everyday is a feast of the senses – the wails and screams, the reek of a dirty diaper, the silkiness of newborn skin, the mosaic of baby food all over your shirt. If you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you might experience these sights, smells and sounds even more vividly. Parenting […]

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