Toilet-Training Your Monster, Commando Style

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Share this: It’s 1:15 a.m. My husband and children are once again sound asleep upstairs, but I’m wide awake. That’s because a half-hour ago, my dear husband nudged me out of a deep sleep and informed me that Essie wanted me. Translation: Essie had to go potty, and it was my turn to deal with… Continue reading Toilet-Training Your Monster, Commando Style




On Toilet-Training Your Monster

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Share this:Both of our children have been way ahead of the curve in some areas (mostly academic), but have taken a more leisurely approach in others. Kimmie was nearly eighteen months old before she mastered the art of independent walking, and for Essie that skill didn’t come until the age of sixteen months. And then… Continue reading On Toilet-Training Your Monster




Same Poop, Different Day: A Memo From The Trenches

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Share this:Tonight I wish to propose a toast, to each and every parent-of-small-children who survived today. Especially those who still have at least one child in diapers. As I write this, the full moon is still a few days away according to my calendar, but the date is yet April 1 for a few more… Continue reading Same Poop, Different Day: A Memo From The Trenches




Next Time You Travel, Try Diaper Covers

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Share this:If you’re spending part of the holiday season in transit, and your entourage will include at least one child who’s not yet fully toilet-trained, you have a lot of potential messes ahead of you, at a time when it’s least convenient. Whether you use disposable diapers, cloth, or something in between, this post is… Continue reading Next Time You Travel, Try Diaper Covers




Want Something Done? Try Counting

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Share this:My husband is a math teacher. He lives, breathes, and eats numbers. Thus it’s not too surprising that numbers are floating through the atmosphere in our house on a pretty regular basis, or that Kimmie and Essie have been a bit ahead of the curve in learning to count. But early in our parenting… Continue reading Want Something Done? Try Counting




The “Mommy Potty,” and Other Thoughts on Toilet-Training On-The-Go

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Share this:Chances are, if you’ve got a kiddo who’s toilet-training, you’ve found yourself far away from a potty seat or child-sized toilet at least once on this adventure. (Unless you never set foot outside of the house, of course.) My husband devised a simple but elegant solution to this dilemma when Kimmie was on the… Continue reading The “Mommy Potty,” and Other Thoughts on Toilet-Training On-The-Go