{FAMILY} You Can’t Handle The Tooth!

Fact: teething bites (pun very much intended). I’m on my third tooth-bearing child, and let me tell you, it doesn’t get any easier. No matter how much practice you get, those baby chiclets will sneak up on you, and hit you like a slap in the face. One minute your baby is sleeping well and melting your heart […]

Get The Eff Out Of My Bed!

I can’t remember the last time my husband and I slept through the night without our toddler creeping into our bed in the middle of the night. At first I enforced a strict “no sleeping in mommy’s bed rule”, getting up in the night and tucking him back in. I spent many a night sitting […]

Ask Mama Dina: Taming the Toddler Tirades

I’m a word lover. I love them so much that I sometimes Google the definition of words just for fun. So today when my toddler  threw himself on the floor and rag-dolled his tiny little body, screaming in pitches that Mariah Carey could never reach, I turned, walked away, and took my frustrations to Google. […]

Two Close For Comfort

My boy is just over 19 months – or as I like to say – too close to two. As he approaches this toddler milestone, I have been very wary of the challenges this stage represents. I’ve been there before – the sporadic temper tantrums, the sudden nocturnal tendencies, and the wild look in the eyes (like […]