Tag Archive | "parenting-tips"

Potty Language

Friday, August 22, 2008


(Many thanks to my friends for the below exchange. This is why we ALL need a support group of other moms to rely on!) Q: Any tips for handling a 3yo boy who likes to call everybody silly names? (pumpkinhead, pottyhead, poopoohead, boogerhead. I could go on… LOL) We’ve spanked, we’ve done timeouts, we’ve taken […]

The Baby Whisperer and Learning Your Baby’s Cries

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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At one of our last Moms’ Night Out gatherings, we were all discussing babies (duh! We ARE a bunch of moms!) and their cries.  Several of us had heard of the ‘baby whisperer’, Priscilla Dunstan, who was on Oprah, but only a couple of us had ever tried it.  My sister-in-law has tried it with her […]

Baby’s Smile and Your Brain

Thursday, July 10, 2008

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You know the magical moment…   The one where you gasp, your heart completely melts, and you’re filled with more joy than you ever thought a human could feel…   The moment when your baby first smiles at you. Well, apparently, some super-smart people at Baylor College of Medicine decided to find out exactly what that smile […]

Potty Trained!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008


We finally did it!  The boy is potty trained!!!!!! (Yes, I meant to put all those exclamation points after that sentence.  That’s how EXCITED I am that he’s finally wearing ‘big boy underwear’.  If you’ve ever potty trained a boy, you understand my elation. 🙂 ) After months of fighting, pleading, bribing, arguing, and disappointment, […]

OrgJunkie’s Dining Room Organization Round-Up

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


So, I finally finished and am writing the promised follow-up post!  I told you that I was participating in Org Junkie’s Monthly Organizing Round-Up and cleaning up my dining area of the kitchen.  (click here to see my previous post on the subject) Since my 5-year-old, Kate, is a budding artist like her daddy all of her art supplies […]

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read