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Times of Tantrum
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

Times of Tantrum

As my toddler boy approaches his fourth birthday and subsequent induction into the age group known as “preschoolers,” I reflect on what his third year of life has taught me as a mommy. I am a woman of personal growth, one who welcomes the…

June 6, 2017
And After the Kid is Potty-Trained...?
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

And After the Kid is Potty-Trained…?

It has been 342 days today since our family canonized “Jrue’s Potty Party,” the celebratory Memorial Day Weekend Saturday that marked the official beginning of “potty-trained big boys” in our home. We flounced about, declaring the day special with dramatic flourish. The night before, I…

May 5, 2017
To My Son At 3

To My Son At 3

Dearest Jrue, You are becoming such a big boy. As mommy thinks about your growth, I feel sad that you will be four years old and in preschool in the summer. But it’s not a sadness that will stay. I cry just a little…

March 31, 2017
Playing in a Potty Training Championship

Playing in a Potty Training Championship

I would consider the beginning stages of potty training our 3-year-old as extensive as playing in an AFC or NFC Championship in the NFL. The stressors and pressures were the equivalent of setting up all components to maximize chances of winning a Super Bowl…

January 30, 2017