A Sticker on My Shirt

Potty training is not for the faint of heart.

Sure, there are all sorts of methods and some incredible stories online. (“We trained our one year old in 24 hours!!”)

We have tried many, many different things. All to no avail.

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Mama Stinks!

While hanging out with my kids this morning, I kept catching a whiff of something that smelled gross. It came and went as I searched my area. I checked the couch, the carpet, blankets, and of course I checked each kid.

After searching for a bit, I realized the odor was me!  Not the “I haven’t showered in several days” smell, (I got used to that smell long ago.) But a faint urine smell. Continue reading

It’s Just a Little White Lie…

I am a terrible liar. Some could argue it’s a great quality to have. Except when it comes to surprises, I have a hard time pulling it off.

I very rarely lie to my children, but when I do, it’s usually a doozy.

Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Leprechauns…

Yesterday, I introduced Miss Z to the Binky Fairy. Yes. She’s real.

Either that, or I have a three year old that still relies on a pacifier to fall asleep.

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Power Trip Lady

This post was originally published 3/18/14 in Blogger.  I thought I would re-post it in hopes for some advice…or at least some encouragement, “No, your kid isn’t the only 3 year old not potty trained yet.”

According to the extensive research I have done on the subject of potty training, there are two main reasons a kid won’t cooperate.  First, they are afraid of the toilet.  It’s cold, it’s loud, and when something goes in, as far as we’re all concerned, it never comes out.  Second, they are stubborn. Continue reading

The Potty is for Suckers!

*This post was originally published 2/4/14.
Ever have one of those moments where you think, “How did I get here?”

As I was rocking my 7 month old to sleep for his nap, I kept thinking that.  Not because he was squirming and kinda screaming, but because of the pee I was still covered in from when my 2 1/2 year old daughter peed on me minutes earlier. Apparently I was not thinking clearly enough to put the upset baby down, go downstairs and change my clothes.

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