Thwarting an emerging toddler dictatorship

Stella screamed, at the top of her incredibly powerful 16-month-old lungs, several times at Gymboree today. Because she wanted the almighty red-headed puppet Gymbo, but he was a crowd of toddlers away and busy hanging out with someone else. Because a smiley classmate found a stray bubble next to her on the slide, and she… Continue reading Thwarting an emerging toddler dictatorship

Stella for President

Please nominate "The Life and Times of Stella" in The Bump's Mommy Blog Awards (in the "Best Baby Blog" category)! Yep, it's a long shot. But we could use the $1,000 prize to recoup our losses. Hypoallergenic formula and therapy are expensive, y'all. Thank you for your support. If we win, Stella promises to deliver… Continue reading Stella for President

Sugar Would Not Eat It! (And neither would Stella, for a while.)

I can't decide if this is sick or brilliant but I just bought Stella a gorgeous book about a cat with a feeding aversion. Sort of. The New York Times gave this really interesting, charming children's book a big thumbs up, and the subject matter was just so weirdly perfect that I just had to… Continue reading Sugar Would Not Eat It! (And neither would Stella, for a while.)