Category: Parenting

Little A eats my face, a revenge long overdue

Three Important Areas of Infant Development

Big A gets a lot of attention here at Ish Mom. As Dr. Phil says, he’s the “squeaky wheel.” I love my youngest the same as my first-born, but I’m not nearly as worried about him. Little A is a happy baby. He is quick to smile and eager to

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display that says so many books, so little time

Chronicles of a Nonverbal Toddler: Storytime Travails

I’ve taken Big A to toddler storytime at our local library since he was four months old, patting myself on the back all the while. Now my hands are too full of a kicking, screeching, nonverbal toddler for self-congratulation. As my oldest grows so do his meltdowns. Storytime was fun

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Inexpensive Birthday Party Ideas for Toddlers

We threw Big A a Little Blue Truck second birthday party using free Little Blue Truck decorations we printed out. He’s obsessed with vehicles of all kinds and the books are a big hit in our house. The birthday boy had the best time. He was excited to see his

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Increasing Frustration Tolerance of Non-verbal Toddler

It is small consolation knowing that Big A, my two-year-old autistic toddler, is as frustrated by his lack of speech as we are, especially because he communicates this by screeching, kicking, and throwing whatever’s closest (or his little self upon the floor). Big A doesn’t ask for a drink, he

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Sensory Play Sunday: Two Easy Borax and Glue Free Slimes

Science For Littles Making slime with Big A was an exercise in critical thinking for both of us. Messy play is a great sensory experience for toddlers: they get to feel different textures and witnesses the reactions of mixing ingredients. I didn’t introduce the periodic table or anything, but things

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kid playing with water beads

Sensory Play Sunday: Water Beads Feel So Freaking Cool

Orbeeeeeeeeezzzz Do you guys know about water beads? I’m going to assume you do, I’m typically one of the last to Know Things. On our continual quest to provide Big A with experiences he may feel the need to, I don’t know, remark upon, my best friend Amanda came over with

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