Ember RSS

communication, Ember, emotions, empathy, expectations, guilt, keeping calm, kindness, Lisa Bullard, meltdowns, memories, mothering, parenting, tantrums, toddler -

By Lisa Bullard (Originally published January 2013) First of all, Happy New Year!!! May 2013 bring everyone much joy, harmony, and love! On a more mundane note, my thoughts have been scattered for, oh, about 17 months now . . . I’m bringing this up because I just couldn’t figure out what to write for the newsletter and I realized it was because this is what was going on: Me thinking: I could write about how amazing language is and I . . Me talking: “Wait! Ember, honey, we can’t climb on that shelf! Yikes! Here. Would you like to...

Read more

breastfeeding, Ember, kindness, Lisa Bullard, teething -

It’s 4 PM and I still have my jammies on.

The dishes are piled high, the trash needs to be taken out, toys are strewn across the living room floor. The compost bucket hasn’t been emptied and has attracted the entire fruit fly population of New York . . .

Read more

Ember, expectations, keeping calm, Lisa Bullard, love, mothering, toddler, traveling -

Ember and I made it to Montana! To recap, last week I talked about my anxiety surrounding flying with a toddler and I shared a few travel tips I’d gleaned from other mothers. Let me share how traveling with a one-year-old went…

Read more

Ember, emotions, expectations, Lisa Bullard, toddler, traveling -

Ember has squirmed and cried on our flights.

And breastfed with her feet kicking a minister in the seat next to us, and pooped mid-air.  To soothe my anxiety, I asked other moms for their best travel advice. Here are some of the useful tips I received.

Read more

accidents, Ember, guilt, Lisa Bullard, toddler -

Ember tumbled down a staircase last week!

I was following right behind her but wasn’t quick enough to catch her fall! She rolled from top to bottom.  My heart still thumps like a drum in my chest when I think of it.

Read more