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What Mazzy’s Been Up To

For the past few months, I have stopped writing about my (just turned) three-year-old Mazzy and fully focused on my pregnancy and now newborn, Harlow.

But the toddler still exists (although I’m not sure she’s a toddler anymore), and she won’t let us forget it.

While Mazzy hasn’t been much of a topic on Babble, she’s been wreaking havoc across every corner of New York City on Instagram.

Instagram has become the place where I document her daily exploits. Maybe because parenting a three-year-old looks a lot more aspirational when it’s put under a Valencia filter and given a bit of a blur.

Here are my favorite Instagram photos of Mazzy from the past month. I’m @mommyshorts if you’d like to follow me.

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  • Blowing Bubbles 1 of 14
    Blowing Bubbles
    Have you ever seen anyone try so hard at anything in their life?
  • On the Swing 2 of 14
    On the Swing
    Sometimes she rides the big girl swing and sometimes she prefers to go old school.
  • Singing In the Bath 3 of 14
    Singing In the Bath
    I'd say Mazzy likes to sing in the bath, but the truth is, she sings EVERYWHERE.
  • On the Upper West Side 4 of 14
    On the Upper West Side
    Yep, when my girl goes out, she makes sure to match the neighborhood.
  • Playing Superhero 5 of 14
    Playing Superhero
    Playing post-bath-fully-naked-my-towel-is-a-cape superhero, that is.
  • Late Night Coloring 6 of 14
    Late Night Coloring
    In her princess dress, of course.
  • Giving Mom A Hug 7 of 14
    Giving Mom A Hug
    While wearing crocheted bear ears from last year's Halloween costume.
  • Taking a Snooze 8 of 14
    Taking a Snooze
    A post Thanksgiving turkey snooze at Aunt Ya-Ya's.
  • Imitating the Baby 9 of 14
    Imitating the Baby
    Pretty accurate, no?
  • Turning Three 10 of 14
    Turning Three
    This was her party at preschool. Cake and a construction paper hat is just as memorable as a bouncy castle and a pony.
  • Giving Her New Friend the Side Eye 11 of 14
    Giving Her New Friend the Side Eye
    Mazzy finally met a bear she didn't like.
  • Turning Pink 12 of 14
    Turning Pink
    A pink outfit wasn't enough— Mazzy had to color her hands pink with chalk.
  • Playing the Drums 13 of 14
    Playing the Drums
    When you can't find drumsticks, you make due with chopsticks.
  • With Mom 14 of 14
    With Mom
    Might be one of my favorite photos of us together.

Read more from Ilana on Babble:

Babble’s Top Mom Bloggers with the Littlest Kids

Are Second Time Moms Lazy or Laid Back?

Introducing My Brand New Baby Girl

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