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Crap In My Lap: A Precursor To Potty Training?

29 Jan

You know how you can tell when a toddler is pooping and they think they’re being slick about it? My 18-month-old daughter does that. I’m trying to help her get ready for potty training by asking her, “Are you pooping? Are you making poops?” She always answers, “NNNNNNNNO!” as if to say, ‘No Mommy, YOU’RE […]

My Daughter Is So Over Breastfeeding, But I’m Not

30 Apr

boobie beanie breastfeeding

My nine-month-old has been less and less interested in breast-feeding over the last few weeks. I feel like it’s my fault. When I started working again, it seemed less convenient to breastfeed her all day long—even though I work from home, so I supplemented more and more until she was only nursing upon waking and going to […]

Elf On The Shelf Status: She Just Keeps Playing José Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad Over And Over

7 Dec

Elf on the Shelf Guitar

I awoke this morning to the sound of music, and the sight of our Elf on the Shelf, Carol, maniacally strumming my husband’s guitar. She was singing too. Really loud. Not one to dampen an Elf on the Shelf on the wagon’s spirits, I bid her good morning and started my day. An hour later, […]

Elf On The Shelf Status: A Holiday Intervention

6 Dec

Elf on the Shelf Drunk Wine

Friends, my carefree Elf on the Shelf days ended Sunday. Monday I could not find Carol. I looked everywhere. I thought perhaps she had just found a really good spot from which to stalk my family, but I was so, so wrong. She finally surfaced yesterday. My husband and I awoke to this shameful scene […]

Elf On The Shelf Status: Thinking Inside The Box

2 Dec

After yesterday’s Elf on the Shelf drama, Carol and I decided it would be best if she spent some time reflecting on her behavior. She spotted an empty tissue box with a holiday themed print on its way to the recycling bin and asked if she could do her thinking there. I held it aside […]


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