Potty training in 3 days without Pull-Ups

May 28, 2013
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Judah has been showing interest in the potty for a couple months now, but mostly never did anything when we took him in there. Just a couple weeks ago he finally started acknowledging when he needed a new diaper, so I set a goal to start the process this month after my extended maternity leave […]

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Who is this kid?

May 3, 2013
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Seriously, where did my tiny baby go? Am I being punked?

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Potty training without Pull-Ups?

April 29, 2013

I would love to have Judah potty trained before Baby 2 arrives in September. At almost 2 and a half, he is definitely showing interest. But every time we’ve tried, as much as he wants to get it, it seems like his brain and his bladder just aren’t on the same page. He frequently asks […]

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Here we go again …

April 15, 2013
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Judah has big news to share. Only he says, “I’m not a big brother, I’m a SMALL brother!” His small(er) sibling is due in late September, which makes me 17 weeks along. Things are going well so far aside from the continued nausea, the hip and pelvic pain that showed up around 10 weeks, and […]

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Why I’m done with New Year’s resolutions

January 8, 2013
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Every year on New Year’s Day I feel anxious for a fresh start. “This is the year,” I tell myself. And I really mean it. I really believe that opening a fresh new calendar will give me the motivation I need to make all the changes I failed to make the previous year. Unfortunately, I […]

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How to throw a toddler birthday party for cheap

December 12, 2012
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I grew up with three sisters, and I was third born, so birthday parties weren’t a yearly deal for us. We each had a party or two to celebrate big milestones, but my mom didn’t throw a huge party for each of us every year — and I don’t blame her. I probably won’t either. […]

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I’m still here

November 25, 2012
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My three-month break from blogging wasn’t planned. That’s why I never had the chance to post a note explaining my absence. I was always on the verge of posting an update. Tomorrow. Next week. Any day now. Soon. It started with good news. Shortly after my last post in August, I found out we were […]

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Reusable vs. disposable — which is best?

August 29, 2012
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Marketing companies have drawn a pretty clear line in the sand between disposable products and reusable ones. Disposable is synonymous with convenience, ease of use, and less work — but you pay a higher price for that convenience. Reusable products are better for your wallet and the environment, but harder work. Is this always the […]

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The best times to tackle deep cleaning projects

August 13, 2012
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Most people feel motivated to clean and reorganize in the spring. Since most of fall and winter is spent indoors, I prefer to prepare for the long winter hibernation by cleaning, purging, and reorganizing. I’ve been creating a to-do list in my head of things I’ve been putting off all summer, and it got me […]

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