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2 Year Old

Ode To The Terrible Twos

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

Parents of toddlers never win. They survive. I love you. I really do. Even with your tangled hair (that you refuse to let me brush), your smelly Anna gown, and your fits of rage, I love you

New Year's Resolutions Of A 2-Year-Old

Rebecca Hubanks | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Hubanks

At a recent playdate, this gym-clothes-clad woman I call Mama was describing her Key Word for the coming year. She mentioned "Brave" or "Give" or "Whole." I like this idea, and so I too have adopted a word for 2015. And that word will be: NO.

My Daughter Cried and I Smiled

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I did my best to be her everything, but I can't say that I enjoyed it. I felt so much pressure knowing that whenever she needed something, she would always turn to me.

This Is 5 and 2: Time Is on Our Side

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

As parents, we often say, "How did this happen?" when we talk about our kids growing up. What's next is always, so suddenly, now. It feels like the definition of bittersweet.

To My 2-Year-Old

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

When I see you walk the streets of New York, it makes me cry. You look like you fit right in and that you are your own, independent person. It's as if you were never a baby who fell asleep in my arms. You look like you just showed up one day, fully-formed. It's amazing and incomprehensible.

This Is What 2 Looks Like

Kristen Levithan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

Two years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, a fetal monitor strapped to my belly. Your heartbeat accelerated and decelerated, sending the monitor's needle dancing. The nurse smiled: "This one is going to be a handful." You're much more than a handful now, 2 years old and full of fire.