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The Kid Who Just Can’t Release The Pee   Recently updated !

This is a very common scenario. You start potty training. Everything is going great. The child quickly understands the feeling of having to go pee. They tell you. They sit. And nothing. Nada. Zilch. That’s cool. They get up, go about their business. Have the feeling. Tell you. Go and sit. More nothing. This goes […]

Parenting and Potty Training

Is Night Training Really Necessary?

If potty training itself has the potential to scare the bejeezus out of parents, then night training has the potential to cause full blown panic attacks. WAKE A SLEEPING CHILD? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I get parents practically shouting at me through the internet. So of course, the next question then becomes, is night training […]

Parenting and Potty Training

Parenting and Potty Training

Struggling With Getting Poop In The Potty?

Pooping difficulty is probably one of the most common issues when potty training.  There’s a million different specifics but the gist is a child who’s doing well with pee and for some reason, just can’t let go of that poop in the potty. It can look like fear. It can look like a power struggle. […]


A Modern And Major Potty Training Mistake

If you know my work at all, you know I consider myself a “real world” potty trainer.  As if potty training weren’t challenging enough, we as modern parents have some extra challenges that can muck up the process for us. There’s a very new problem that can throw a wrench into your system. This problem […]

Parenting and Potty Training

Parenting and self care

My Random End of Year Thoughts

I love New Year’s Eve. I usually lay low and don’t do too much. I love reflecting on the past year and gearing up for a new one. I don’t do resolutions. But I recommit. I like to recommit to my vision for my life, what I’ve done, what I want to do…going inward and […]


Parenting and potty training

Let’s Get Really Clear About My Homeschooling

As you may or may not know, my last article about homeschooling went viral. I’ve never had over 60,000 likes before, nor so many comments.  It was very overwhelming to keep up with all the comments. So, I stopped. But a few comments stuck with me and  I’d like to address them all in one […]


Parenting Lesson #2394: Shut Up More.

I’m on Day 6 of the worst case of laryngitis known to man. No voice. A teeny-tiny whisper is all. I’m of the mind-set that things “happen to us” for reasons. And laryngitis is usually a big-fat-case of the universe wanting me to shut up. Which as you can imagine, doesn’t come easily to me. […]

parenting and potty training

Parenting and Potty Training

The Most Radical Parenting Thing You Can Do

I’m a rebel by nature. I don’t do what everyone else does. Haven’t for a long time. Lately, I’ve been SUPER radical in one area of parenting.  I think most people don’t even think of this thing as parenting. But trust me…it is. You ready? You feeling rebellious?   MORE SLEEP. That’s it. GET MORE […]