Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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Babies and kids talk when they want to talk and they don’t when they don’t. There I said it, Very profound I know.

It’s true though. My (now 4 year old) will recite something as if it were the easiest most natural thing in the world but get in front of people and instead of reciting she says random things like “frog” or “nothing” or “the jar talked to me”. She does this to get people to laugh. And I’m fine with that. I’d rather her feel free, happy and make others laugh than feel shy, nervous and pressured.

Well I think it’s the same thing with little ones. Caelum goes through phases where he either talks a lot or hardly at all. I’ve learned that when I relax and get down on his level to “conversate” with him he opens up more than if I’m trying to force him to “say horse” by repeating that phrase while pointing to a horse like 100 times.

I’ve seen so many mothers stress over this and compare their child’s vocabulary to that of others and I urge you not to do that!

Have you found this to be true in your little one?

What methods have you tried in teaching your little one to talk?

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