Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part II

The other week we were gathered in the kitchen after dinner – me, hubby, Big Dude, Little Man and my in-laws. My father-in-law stepped into the garage to take some food to the overflow refrigerator and shut the door behind him. (Little Man is lightning fast and LOVES to play out there.) Well, it turns…

Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part I

When Big Dude was two, he did not speak much. In fact, he talked so little that we ended up in speech therapy for an evaluation. During that evaluation, the therapist gave him a set of keys (real keys) and observed his actions with them. At one point she turned her attention to me for some additional…

Book Review: Snowmen at Night (Buehner)

Snowmen at Night Author: Caralyn Buehner © 2002 Illustrator: Mark Buehner © 2002 Publisher: Dial Books Genre: Children’s Books Subgenre: Winter Sports, Nature, Beginning Readers Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Gift from family     Synopsis: The often pondered questions of “what do snowmen do at night?” and “why don’t they look quite the same the…

Life in the Mom Lane: Diaper Drama!

Little Man is coming into his own. He’s been able to take his pants for for awhile now. It’s happened more since I switched him into the 24 month clothes, as some of the pants are too long. I spend a fair amount of time re-rolling the cuffs and pulling them up. But the 18 month stuff…

Book Review: Pirasaurs! (Funk)

Pirasaurs! Author: Josh Funk © 2016 Illustrator: Michael H. Slack Publisher: Orchard Books Genre: Children’s Books Subgenre: Dinosaurs, Family Life – New Experiences, Action & Adventure Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased at writer’s conference     Synopsis: The Pirasaurs are a pirate crew of dinosaurs in search of treasure and up for a little…