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What All Those Parenting Books Aren’t Telling You About Potty Training

There should be a support group for parents struggling with potty training their little humans. I imagine it would be called Potty Training Anonymous and would consist of frazzled mothers, strung out on caffeine, sitting in a circle drinking boxed wine, while sharing war stories about their toddler’s toilet habits. My story would go like… Continue reading What All Those Parenting Books Aren’t Telling You About Potty Training

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My Toddler’s Best Excuses for Refusing to Go to Sleep

Parenting and sleep go together like oil and water. They just don’t mix. When I was pregnant, everyone said that I should rest and sleep as much as possible; because once the baby arrived, I would never sleep again. They were right. Those newborn years were rough. I’m not going to lie, there were days… Continue reading My Toddler’s Best Excuses for Refusing to Go to Sleep

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A Mother’s Rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas

December is usually filled with holiday cheer and laughter, hot cocoa by the fire, Christmas tree trimming, and anxious children awaiting Santa’s arrival. This year however, December has brought my family some unwanted, and unpleasant, gifts. So, to try and get back into the holiday spirit, here is a more realistic rendition of the “Twelve… Continue reading A Mother’s Rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas