Entries Tagged as 'potty training'

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Best Books For Potty Training Toddlers

This week, for your Sunday reading pleasure – a roundup of the best potty training books to read to toddlers (again at a friend’s request). I am in no way going to pretend that I am a potty training expert. Nora pretty much potty trained herself, with the help of her teachers at school, after [...]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

One of Those Days

If people find me through google, they usually are looking for stories of two year molars or advice from other “exhausted moms.” I haven’t written an exhausted mom post in a while. I think that I’ve been running on the adrenaline of summer. And while I certainly have had many exhausted moments (since Miles is [...]

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Gambling – No Pull-Up Style

Every bathroom is exciting when you are newly potty-trained. Every flush sounds different; every flusher looks different; every toilet-paper dispenser is a new discovery; every time you don’t fall in is a major feat. And public restrooms. Those are the best. Nora used every stall in the restaurant restroom tonight, three times with actual success, [...]

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I’ll Do It Myself

Nora is almost three. And she is, according to her, a big girl; she told me tonight, in fact, that she is “bigger than” me. And sometimes I can tell she really feels that way. She uses the potty now. I am confident I can write that and it will still be true tomorrow. Because, [...]

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Happy Poop

If you read HerBadMother’s tweet stream, you know how I felt for much of the day today, how I imagine most parents of young kids felt today. She wrote: Daylight Savings Time was invented by The Patriarchy to subdue mothers by exhausting and thereby weakening them. It TOTALLY works. I GIVE UP Seriously? It’s NOT [...]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Staying Dry

There was a note next to Nora’s name on the sign out sheet at school today that said, “Good job. Stayed dry all day (except nap).” I checked a few times to make sure it was next to Nora’s name. I actually had to read it a few times to comprehend what it said, that [...]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Peeing In the Bathtub (But It’s Not What You Think)

Potty training has been a largely failed operation so far. The first day didn’t go so well. The second day was great – three times peeing in the potty, once without my even prompting. The stickers and m&ms seemed to be doing their tricks. Then day three hit. And, apparently, Nora has no love of [...]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Potty Training Day One: Fail

Nora created a puddle of pee just outside the bathroom door this morning. She looked down at it as if it was some foreign liquid thrown at her by some mean bully. “It’s on my legs!” she exclaimed. It’s on my rug, I wanted to respond. It shouldn’t have been a puddle really – I [...]

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Summer Operations

It was largely a failure, but last summer’s goal was to get Nora to nap in her crib at home. I called it Operation-Nap-In-Crib. She still doesn’t nap in her crib, but we’ve managed to find a system that works for now (until I hit that publish button and tomorrow she decides it doesn’t work [...]

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

The Power of Advertising

It was pink. It was wrapped in shiny cellophane. It had a cartoon character on it – and a monkey, and a monkey always makes things better. It made Nora want to sit on her potty with no pants on for the very first time in her life. Pampers knows what they’re doing. They sent [...]

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