12 - 24 Months

So as everyone knows we started potty training awhile ago. After about a month of trying we were starting to have some success but then the kids got sick. Lots of diarrhea and general unhappiness from a bad stomach bug. We went back to diapers for awhile because they were not into it at all during this time. After a few weeks we tried to go back to potty training but I was getting a lot of resistance and crying, so we decided to hold back for awhile.

Read more: Cloth Diaper Adventures

Guest Blogger: Triplet Mom Plus One

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Parents of Multiples, Attach Crib Tents For Peace of Mind and Sleep

When we went to Kings Dominion this past summer, our triplets knew just what to do for the bumper car ride because they have been doing just that in their cribs since they were very little, bumper cars with their cribs.

Read more: Guest Blog: Triplet Mom Plus One

You will occassionally see some guest bloggers here. These are people that I feel my readers would enjoy hearing from and getting some of their prespective on various subjects. They may do things similar to what I have or they may have taken a whole different approach. That is the beauty of parenting, every child is different and our parenting styles are just as different. 

Every Guest Blog will have "Guest Blog" in the title. If they have a website or blog, this will also be listed at the top. I encourage everyone to check out what these people have to say.

Well the cool air is starting to set in, fall is offically here, and winter will be close behind. I have spent the last two weeks going through all the kids clothing, sorting into groups.

Read more: Winter is Coming

Dear Dad,

When we are young, growing up we think we have all the answers. We think we see the whole world and understand how it works. Sometimes, as children and teenagers, we get so caught up in our own dramas, that we don't really grasp how they can effect you. As children we sometimes say and do hurtful things but never really think that it touches you. To the young us, you were that stone man who never waivered or faltered.

As an adult we see things more clearly. We remeber what you tried to teach us then and appriciate those lessons now. We understand now the things you tried to shield us from. We know now that your feelings can be hurt easily, just as our own, but that you hid that away for us. We see that the anger was really fear when we did something that could have harmed us. 

As an adult we can say thank you for never giving up on us. Thank you for your strength and patients. Thank you for the life you have shown us and molding us into the people we are today. Thank you for being a real dad.

With all our Love,

Your Child

 

To all the Dads out there:  Sometimes being a dad is a thankless job (even from your significant other) but it is one of the most important ones. Your children look up to you and need all those traits that only a dad can provide. They need the support and strength that comes from you. Any guy can create life but it takes a man to be a Dad. So to all of you Dads out there, I tip my hat to you.