Let's face it: most parents deal with trying to get their kids to eat more - of anything. Fruit. Vegetables. Meat. Milk. Yogurt. Carbs. Thankfully, most kids have a secret vice. (Typically it's sugar, but let's pretend it's not.) They love chicken? Pack it in!! Strawberries are the fruit of the week for baby? Here … Continue reading Did My Kid Really Eat THAT?!
Seriously, what it is with kids and poop? Why are they so obsessed with it? Talking, seeing, thinking ... it's always on my 3yo's mind! She asks me (why???), "Do you want to poop in my hands, mama?" (There was no prompting here, no talking about poop before this ... we weren't even in the … Continue reading Is Every Child Obsessed With Poop? Or Just Mine?
I'd call my 3yo potty trained, but she still has accidents (okay ... I'm almost 33 and ... I admit it, I've had an accident from time to time ... okay, maybe it's genetic ... oh shit what I have done to this child?!) occasionally. Very occasionally (you go, girl!). Pee I can deal with. Poop? … Continue reading Never Ever Could I Handle Cloth Diapers!
Long ago, the thought of someone peeing on my furniture was an abstract worry ... and certainly something that other mothers were dealing with, but not me ... until my child actually does it. Now I look around my living room and just see places where my she's peed, shining so bright at me like … Continue reading Just Another Pee Story – Thank You, Toddler!
Sometimes, when I'm sitting with my 7mo at the boob, sucking quietly and giving me a few minutes to zone out, I think about parenting now in 2016 versus parenting 100 years ago. It's kind of a competition to see if I feel more sorry for the 1916 mom or am just trying to hold … Continue reading Parenting Now (Win!) Vs. 100 Years Ago (Kill Me Now!)
For every parent, I think there comes a time during potty training when you walk into your bathroom and realize, no matter how carefully you clean after your toddler has used the bathroom, that your toilet just smells like piss. What the hell is it going to take to make our bathroom smelling fresh again? … Continue reading Potty Training Fail – My Toilet Reeks!