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Potty Training

A month ago, I proudly announced to friends and family that Elizabeth, genius two-year-old that she is, had potty trained herself. And it really looked as if that was what had happened.

Parenting

How Not to Give Parenting Advice

Parenting advice is a tricky, touchy road to navigate. While it is, I’m sure, always delivered with the best of intentions, the road to – well, you know the road and what it’s paved with. Certain advice will inevitably cause the recipient at least some degree of aggravation.

Parenting

Grateful Mom

It’s sunny again, the kids have been illness free for at least a week and a half, I just had my hair highlighted (which means I don’t have to wash it for at least a week) – so I am in the mood to be grateful.

Blogs

Christmas Shopping. Yeah.

As of the date of this post, I have completed 10% of my Christmas shopping. Yes. I said it. 10%.   I’m not normally this disorganized. In fact, last year I handmade all my Christmas gifts. Yes. Handmade. I was obviously psychotic. As for my lack of shopping this year, I blame a variety of things: adjusting […]

Parenting

Bad Teacher!

“Mama! You’re going to be so mad at my teacher.”   I looked at Joseph’s face, his expression a cross between dread and excitement.