I think that just about every mother has gone through this scenario in a public restroom with her child at some point. The look of uncertainty on the child’s face that shifts into terror. Little hands clutching the thighs of her yoga pants. And the slow wail: “I don’t wanna sit down!” I have three […]
Got questions about toddler sleep and behaviors, potty training or car seat safety? (Really, what mom of young kids doesn’t wonder about these things?) On Friday, June 14, 2013 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Children’s Hospital of Colorado will be holding a live chat where your questions will be answered immediately by a doctor in […]
Potty Training Tips from a Mom of Nine
- 26 Mar, 2013
I have helped seven children graduate out of diapers and into undies. My first few kids were subjected to all kinds of nonsense, fueled by advice found in parenting manuals. Barrels of tears were cried as accidents mounted. Frustration and angst hung in the air as my main focus in life seemed to be the […]
A (Hilarious) Prelude to Potty Training
- 17 Jan, 2013
- Mile High Mamas
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would ever have to introduce someone, who was not even close to sober, what the potty is and how it’s used. The closest I get in experience is our cat, but we never had to tell the cat what the toilet was or ask her […]
Mama Drama: 3rd Anniversary Advice Round Up
- 19 Oct, 2012
- Lisa Vratny-Smith
It’s October, which means falling leaves, Halloween, and the 3rd Anniversary of our Mama Drama advice column. We’ve rounded up and sorted out the advice over this last year so it’s easy to find what you need. Bookmark it and send it to your mama friends! (photo credit) Keep the questions coming ([email protected]) and remember […]
Mayim Bialik, who played the younger Bette Midler in Beaches back in 1988 and was Blossom from 1990-1994, is adding author to her resume with her natural parenting book Beyond the Sling.
Postcards from the Edge (of the potty training seat)
- 26 Mar, 2012
- Amber Johnson
“Potty training.” The mere words still make me shudder. For some parents, it is a simple process. For others, there are months of nail-biting frustrations. And for a select few (like me), sometimes it felt like our child was never going to get trained. Though it was a trying time, I was surprised to learn […]
Kids Crafts for Kids!
- 11 Aug, 2011
Backpacks, #2 pencils, washable markers and hand sanitizer. It’s that time of year again – back to school – where our children will be taught to share freely with others…a lesson they will carry out quite well…when it comes to GERMS.
What would you do if you wanted to be able to show your face in your favorite place again?
A few years ago, my husband and I were in the throes woes of potty training our potty-training-challenged daughter. We had tried everything and were at the end of our ropes. That is when we heard about the Children’s Hospital Colorado’s free parenting seminars that include advice for parents with babies to teens. Please note […]