Posts tagged toddlers

Mommy files — kids speed through rules

   January 14, 2013 6:17 am    0

These are my boys smirking on Christmas morning a few years ago and laughing that they got the same shirt for Christmas. That kind of happens every year — the same shirt thing — because they both look handsome in the same colors and styles, and my daughter and I outfit them accordingly. We know…


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House lady — Halloween toilet tattoos

   September 29, 2012 8:19 am    0

A toilet seat Halloween decal gets my attention today. The folks at Toilet Tattoos have some fun for us. You can encourage little toilet training toddlers to close the lid with a smiley face and “You did it,” or you can enjoy other toilet lid embellishments — like the one at left. The designs include flowers, seashells…


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Potty-training season begins

   May 29, 2012 6:54 am    0

For some parents, summer is the best time to dive into potty training. I remember those days, or should I say years. Potty training is usually a trial and error thing, and when your tot gets it, he or she gets it. I had friends who did the potty training your child in seven days…


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Sharks invest in Toygaroo: The Netflix of toys

   March 31, 2012 7:18 am    0

In a rerun of a 2011 episode, Toygaroo CEO Nikki Pope got a big investment from ABC-TV Sharktank sharks Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary, who pumped $200,000 into the company. Watch the episode here. Toygaroo is an online toy rental service with members, just like Netflix. Parents sign up for monthly packages from under $30 to more…


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Hide the vitamins and meds from kids

   March 24, 2012 8:17 am    2

The third week of March is designated to prevent accidental poisoning, according to Poison Even though we may think that we have everything locked safely away, it’s a reminder to double check. My kids are a little old to worry about accidental poisoning, but they all took a turn at it. As a preschooler,…


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Not ready for kindergarten

   January 31, 2012 5:02 am    5

If you fear hearing those words from your child’s teacher, rest easy. I’ve been there, and I’m writing this because it’s the time of year when parents start thinking about where their little ones will be attending school once they graduate from preschool. My advice: Don’t push them. There is no magic date or age…


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