What the book says: Potty training can be crappy. But it doesn’t have to be. Reality: Crap. Everywhere. What the book says: It will be fun. It will be worth it. It’s only 3 days, you’ve got this! Reality: It will be hell. You will question everything including what you have done karmically to earn… Read More The Three-day Potty Training Method
“What a cute little boy!” says an unfamiliar voice behind me in the cereal isle. I turn to see an older woman peering into my baby carriage. “Thank you!” I beam, “She’s actually a girl. Not that it matters.” The woman looks confused and gestures toward the baby, who is wearing striped pajamas. “Oh, I’m… Read More Toddler underwear is bullshit
Because I would never be the type of mom to embarrass her kids on the internet (ha!), let’s establish at the onset of this post that all first-hand knowledge shared here has been provided by a friend. Yeah, that’s it…a friend… So, bedwetting. Natural! Common! and A-OK! The truth is, no matter how much of… Read More Bedwetting – More Common Than You Think
This past weekend I was determined to potty train my son. We have tried unsuccessfully many times but this time I was resolute: No more diapers. I made sure we didn’t have any plans and didn’t have to leave the house for any reason. This was necessary in order to allow him to run around… Read More Things That Don’t Suck
Our daughter is quickly approaching 2.5 years old, and with her half birthday a new series of milestones will be on the horizon for her. I’ve struggled with what order we should tackle these in, as I want to handle them one by one so as not to rock her world so greatly and hopefully… Read More Managing Milestones
This post is going to read more like a diary entry than an article. Why? Because I’m attempting to write it in about 5 minutes, rather than the 2-3 hours or more that it often takes me, from thinking through a concept to putting on the final touches, to write for this blog. I… Read More Potty Training In One Weekend, or Why I Have Only Five Minutes to Write This Post.
RANT ALERT (If you’re sick of my ranting, please move on to another post without reading…)!!! I’m writing this after just having come back from the ladies’ restroom where I sat (gasp!) on the toilet seat and ended up with a bottomful of someone else’s pee. This isn’t a random public restroom (although I won’t… Read More If You Sprinkle When You Tinkle…
I am a proud mama. My daughter has been using the potty pretty successfully all week. It’s amazing she got to this point seeing as I’ve been a little inconsistent with her training regimen. It was easier for me to keep my child in diapers during the week and save potty training for evenings, days-off,… Read More Life Lessons From the Potty
Not that I think I have a massive readership going yet on this blog, but since I haven’t been able to post for a while, here is what I have been up to recently: 1) After a painful final month at work, I am now out on maternity leave for 16 weeks, effective this week.… Read More What’s Been Going On With Me.