While it’s only natural to look forward to what 2016 has to offer, I’d like to reflect on some of the wonderful moments I’ve experienced with my little girl. It was just about two years ago that I started this blog to not only chronicle my moments as a new mother but her moments as she grows and discovers the world. In 2015, I surpassed my goal of posting one entry a week to highlight a mommy and daughter moment and did a total of 77. Of course, each post is near and dear to me, but some of my favorite posts from 2015 are as follows:
Mommy’s Little Snow Angel (Posted on February 1, 2015): This post allowed me to reflect on my own childhood memories as my little girl, who was 20 months at the time, enjoyed going out into the snow and even helped me shovel.
Blue is the New Red: Move Over Elmo! It’s Super Grover to the Rescue! (Posted on February 8, 2015): My little girl, even at 21 months, does not follow the crowd. As most children gravitate towards Elmo from Sesame Street, she absolutely adores Grover. It’s almost a year later, and that is still the case.
50 Shades: The Complexities of Learning Colors Toddler Style (Posted on March 1, 2015): At 22 months, my little girl was on her way to mastering colors, which can be tricky when it comes to the different shades of colors. When I posted this entry, I was confident that she would be fine but was still looking for ways to help her progress. It appears that time was just the answer. Now, she knows all different shades and may hesitate a little when she sees a yellowish-green color wondering if it is yellow or green.
A Chip Out the Big Bowl: Toddlers, Parties and Healthy Foods Don’t Mix (Posted on March 22, 2015): This was one of my highest viewed posts of 2015, and it is probably because my family got a kick out of my little girl tossing aside her organic, healthy treats from some potato chips at my aunt’s 60th birthday party. In that moment, Quinn taught me that I cannot always be so rigid and have to loosen up occasionally with her eating habits.
Cooking Up Some Teachable Moments (Posted on May 24, 2015): My little girl had just turned two years old a few weeks prior to this post, and it is a memorable one for me because it reminds me of helping my mother in the kitchen when I was younger. Even today, Quinn knows the terminology and will see, we need the ingredients and measuring cups mommy. Where is the recipe? I am hopeful that she will continue to show interest in cooking and can learn from it too.
The No-Gotiator: How to Get a Toddler to Compromise (Posted on July 5, 2015): It’s nearly a half year later since I posted this entry, and I find myself still fine-tuning some of my techniques as my little girl fine-tunes hers and becomes more strong-willed and determined to get what she wants. Even with the fine-tuning, I am confident that the time is near when my little “no-gotiator” becomes more willing to comply.
There are so many more posts that I thoroughly enjoyed composing, but I’d like to save some on which to reflect when my little girl turns three, which is in just four months.
When people say, “Where did the time go?” I definitely can relate to that statement, but having these blog entries is a wonderful way to reflect back on memorable times as a mommy with my little girl.
All the best,