A few months ago, we tried a round of potty training to partial success. My son has learned how to pee and poo in the potty, and he holds his bladder remarkably well. A little too well, in fact. He got in the habit of holding everything in until the nap and night time diapers… Read More Potty Training: Here We Go Again On Our Own
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m not good at DIY. Oh, how I long to be, spending my days dreaming of turning $5 chairs into priceless masterpieces. I picked up a nightstand for a quarter (yes a quarter!). Its black paint is chipped, revealing bare wood. I’d love to paint… Read More I sharpie my furniture.
It’s true. I’m the mom silently judging you as you drag your screaming kid across the parking lot. Or if you have them out past 9 p.m. Or if you feed them fast food and red juice that has stained the front of their shirts. I’m judgemental. And I hate it. I want to be… Read More Nice to meet you. I’m judgmental.
Disclaimer: I am not a trained counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist. The information provided below is based on my own personal experience. I hope that it can help you. Child abuse is a serious issue and one that needs immediate attention. If you feel you are at risk for abusing a child, please seek immediate help. … Read More Become a calm mom.
Yesterday, I talked about the fussy chair and how it has worked wonders for my family. This morning I was perusing Facebook and came across a post of a mom who has resorted to yelling at her kids as a way to get rid of her frustrations. Comments about how moms feel like the worst mom… Read More You are not a bad mom.
Every time I share a parenting technique, my son subconsciously hears it/dreams it in his sleep/don’t know how but he just knows, and it immediately stops working. So, I am sharing this technique with you because I feel it’s so darn good that I’d rather help you than keep it to myself. Introducing, the fussy… Read More The fussy chair
Last week, I came across the website stillbirthday.com, which provides support for parents going through pregnancy and infant loss. Instead of using the terms “I had a miscarriage,” they say “I gave birth through miscarriage.” I thought this reframing of the words was beautiful and endearing. Maybe you have experienced miscarriage first hand, either through… Read More Giving birth through miscarriage
Note: I’m writing this to the sounds of a tantruming toddler in the other room (who is with his dad). While I am pretty good at physically removing myself from my child, mentally and emotionally removing myself is a whole ‘nother story. But, I will try! Focus! Okay, so you want to know why you should… Read More Why choose cloth diapers?