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Sleepytime Peeing and The Kid Who Wakes Up For Hours

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Potty Training Love | Comments Off

Sleepytime Peeing and The Kid Who Wakes Up For Hours

Ahhh. Since the day this child came into your life, you have been under-slept. Parents are the great legion of the under-slept. Sleep is almost always an issue with our babes and toddlers. Some parents REALLY struggle with it but I’d venture to say almost every parent has struggled with the sleep of their child at some point. And then you potty train during the day and you’re feeling really good about things and here comes this WHACK-JOB named Jamie suggesting that to NIGHT TRAIN you will have to WAKE your child. WAKE. WAKE????...

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And Then THIS Happened. (or, why I save for therapy and not college)

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Parenting | Comments

And Then THIS Happened. (or, why I save for therapy and not college)

I’ve gone through my fair share of therapy (I probably went through your share as well).  It’s always been pretty clear to me that no matter what we do, we’re gonna mess up our kids. Or at least mess up. A lot. When I got pregnant, I jokingly told myself that I’d start a therapy fund for Pascal, instead of a college fund. Said it as a joke but then it became real. And to be honest,  it’s really saved my parenting. There’s a lot of leeway in your parenting mistakes if you’re gonna be accountable for...

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Pull-ups Are Out, Commando Is In

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Potty Training Love | Comments

Pull-ups Are Out, Commando Is In

This is a guest post by Molly Wilbanks. If you’d like to share your potty training story or any parenting story on our blog, just shoot us an email and we’ll talk deets. I have a potty-trained toddler on my hands! I say this with my fingers crossed. All of them. We got over a big hump last week. My daughter decided it was time to start telling me when she had to go potty, in public, rather than finding a corner to hide in. My reminders and role-play finally payed off, and boy, it feels great! It’s been about two months of...

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Potty Training Q + A: I’m Losing My Mind Staying Home

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Potty Training Love | Comments

Potty Training Q + A: I’m Losing My Mind Staying Home

QUESTION: Potty training is taking longer than I expected. I’m not complaining! I’m seeing consistent progress and I know we just need a little more time before it fully clicks. However, I’m about losing my mind staying home and keeping an eye on my daughter.  I would love to take her to the gym daycare for just an hour or so but I don’t want a potential accident to derail us (or the daycare).  Any advice? ANSWER: Yes! Mama/Papa Self Care comes first. Always put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. Listen...

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Balancing Life; Boobs, Zits, Business, Homeschooling, and Co-Parenting.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Parenting | Comments

Balancing Life; Boobs, Zits, Business, Homeschooling, and Co-Parenting.

Holy shit. I haven’t written a blog post since October 12th. Yeaaaahhhh. Here’s the thing. Once you start a blog, then you have to…well…blog. It becomes like a pressure. And if you don’t blog in long while, then the heat is REALLY on. Cause you better bust out with something AMAZING and FABULOUS. Cause I just know you are all on the edge of your seats waiting on my next blog post. LOL Here’s the other thing. A lot of Life happened to me in a MAJOR way this year. In addition to OCPT being record busy, lots...

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Potty Training Love | Comments Off

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Each And Every Time

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Parenting | Comments

Each And Every Time

  Today’s guest post is from Molly Wilbanks.  For me, this post is what parenting is all about. I’m sure it will strike a chord with you as well. My daughter is two and a 1/2. I know all about the picking-your-battles train, and I am on board. I’ve been a dutiful, patient passenger for two years now, I’ve paid my fare, and I have let a lot of two-year-old things slide. Recently however, something told me it was time to re-assess. Maybe it was the feeling of exhaustion after trying to get my daughter to put her...

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Measuring Growth In Voicemails

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Parenting | Comments

Measuring Growth In Voicemails

We all measure our children’s’ growth. We have growth charts we mark (mostly) consistently. We buy clothes the next size and their feet can take leaps in size. We put hand prints in clay and hold their big hands up to their little hand prints. And sometimes, we just turn around and can’t believe that kid that just ran by us is OUR kid. Wth? That BIG kid? Is that MY kid? We’re so IN their lives that their growth can sneak up on us and whack us over the head. I also like to measure things in strange ways (’cause we...

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