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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Potty Chronicles: Cooper at 13 Months

So I recently wrote a blog called Owen: A Cloth-Diaper Wearing Baby Potty Trained by 18 Months. In it I describe how my sister successfully trained her son by introducing the potty when Owen was around one.  Cooper turned one in February and so I brought it out.  The Potty.

When Cooper was 11 months, I decided to try putting him on the big potty, with the potty-seat on so he wouldn’t fall in. I wasn’t expecting him to pee but I wanted to let him give it a try.  Much to my dismay, he arched his back, straightened his legs and began shrieking.  I picked him up and he clung to me, looking at the potty with a mixture of fear and loathing.  I tried again.  This time he was holding onto me so tightly his knuckles were white. I gave up trying because I didn’t want to … Read More

It’s Thirsties Time- Giveaway #47 Winner

Congratulations to Rebecca Sandstrom ( mommasapphire@____.com) who won our Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #47.

Rebecca won:

3-Thirsties Duo Wraps

Rebecca, please contact us here to claim your giveaway. You have until May 3rd at 4pm cst to claim otherwise we will draw a new winner.

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #48**CLOSED**

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway:
2-Thirsties Duo Diapers
1-Thirsties Duo Hemp Inserts 2pk


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Improvisation (improv) Sessions with Your Little Ones

I don’t know about all of you other moms and dads out there, but improvisation has become a necessary skill at my house. I never thought that I would be able to use a skill like that (since I take time to process my thoughts), but sometimes children push the scope of our talents. Children use improvisation all the time while playing.

I use improv at bedtime. Our nightly routine looks like this:

  • Take a bath or shower
  • Sit on the sofa and read one story for each child
  • Off to bed for each of them
  • I go and “snuggle” with each one for about 10 minutes

During that time, I have always sung them a song. Now, when they were babies, it was much easier. “Twinkle, twinkle little star” and “You are my sunshine” were staple lullabies, along with some French songs like “Frere Jacques” and “Les petits poissons”. … Read More

The Upsides to Line Drying

Spring is finally here in Colorado!  The flowering trees decorate the streets in creams and mauves, the leaves on the trees are getting a little bigger and a little greener every day, and the lawn almost needs to be mowed.  The warmer weather means that the kids and I are spending more and more time in our backyard and this is a blessing since we have a small house. I’d much prefer to have the kids bouncing on the trampoline than the couch and swinging on the rope swing rather than from the chandelier!

What else does spring bring? Weather warm enough to start drying some of my laundry outdoors–including my Thirsties Cloth Diapers! Though I’ve asked my husband several times (ahem–hint, hint) he’s yet to get around to putting up a clothes line for me.  So instead, I end up draping clothes and sheets over the play structure, … Read More