Topic: being a mom

Potty Training Your Infant Is An Exercise In Futility‏

Potty Training Your Infant Is An Exercise In Futilityâ

After so many months and years or changing diapers, most parents are understandably thrilled to get their children potty trained. The extra room in the budget after eliminating diapers plus, the freedom of a child that can take care of business on their own is all incredibly enticing for a parent. However, research would suggest that starting potty training too early is usually an exercise in futility. More »

Saved By The Bell Gave Us All The Parenting Advice We’ll Ever Need

Saved By The Bell Gave Us All The Parenting Advice We'll Ever Need

No other show held such a place in my heart and played as big of a role in my formative years and I know I’m not alone. It shaped my expectations for high school as an impressionable child and also, my earliest ideas on friendships. Looking back, it also taught me plenty about how to parent my children. Some of the lessons were a bit murky when I was a kid but now, they are emerging. Crystal clear. More »

Old Phones, Netflix, And Other Perfect ‘Co-Parents’

Old Phones, Netflix, And Other Perfect 'Co-Parents'

As parents, we need all the help we can get. For those of us with a spouse or co-parent, a lot of it can come from taking turns with child care duties and getting breaks when we need them. However, there are many times in a parent’s day when help from another human is simply not an option. That’s when certain things can pinch hit for you — be it something to make your day go a little easier or an object to distract your small child so you no longer have to. More »