15 Tips For Cold Turkey, Boot Camp Style Potty Training

Last week I put the potty training smack down on my kid! I was sick and tired of spending money on diapers and knew my son was capable of using a potty! He was hiding to go #2 and afterwards would climb on top of his diaper changer and yell for me to change him. Those were true signs that he knew exactly what his body was doing, so it was time to teach him to go to the bathroom when he has those feelings. I decided to make him…

All Because of Bunny Fruit Snacks…

Let me paint my morning scenario for you…I took my three  year old grocery shopping in a very quiet store. We were just about finished our shopping when he spotted bunny fruit snacks and began begging for them. I told him it was too early for candy but I would purchase a box of the same gummies to eat later (which had 5 packages in total). He threw a complete fit because he wanted the individual packages with the inflated price. He decided he’d scream to get his point across,…

Words That Melt Me

My son’s vocabulary has increased significantly. I love hearing him puts words together. Well, that is if those phrases are not “no mommy” or “stop it mommy”. I woke up Sunday morning to my son yelling for me to come and rescue him from his crib. I picked him up and gave him his usual morning squeeze, complete with bear grunting sounds. As I routinely laid him on his diaper changer, he looked me straight in the eyes and said “love you mommy” in the sweetest little voice. I was completely…

Here We Go Again…Time For A Big Boy Bed

And so…the climbing out of the crib begins…again. See, the last time it happened my son scared himself so badly that I thought he wouldn’t attempt it again. But obviously, he forgot about slamming onto the hardwood floors and screaming hysterically. Sure enough, twice in the past couple of days he has jumped out and then climbed back in to make me think he didn’t do it. But, guess what smarty pants…I have a video monitor. I see it all! Reality is hitting, it is indeed time for a big…

Rainy Day Fun

Last year, I purchased this really fun cardboard medieval castle from Zulily. If you are not already a member, you can join here. The site offers daily deals for moms, babies and kids! I could go on and on about how much I love their discounts, but that is not the point of this blog. I pulled the castle out when my nephew and niece visited a few months back and all the kids had a blast playing inside and decorating it. Today, it is raining like cats and dogs, so I decided…

Clean Up Technique

My son has been driving me nuts since he doesn’t want to clean his room is working on cleaning messes that he makes. Last night at bedtime, I was fed up, the toys that he had played with earlier were scattered all over his floor. Keep in mind, it was a rainy day in Central Florida so…we were confined…inside our home…all day long…which means LOTS of toys…everywhere! You couldn’t even tell he had hardwood floors in his room! I warned him that if he did not help clean up the…

Technology and Tantrums

The other day, I took my son to a very populated place (Disney World during Spring Break…what exactly was I thinking) and let him run wild in one of the play areas to release some energy. When it was time to leave, he had a massive meltdown. It was so bad, I have been checking YouTube obsessively to make sure no one caught it on video. This sparked a thought, isn’t it amazing how technology has changed our lives? Now, you never know when someone is using their smart phone…