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How To Survive Potty Training for Two Years

If you’ve ever potty trained then you know it’s not for the faint of heart. Read one mother’s honest account of survival. Warning: This article contains equal amounts of humor and nitty gritty details.

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Pursuit of the Perfect Plan

Here is how it happens to me. I read a book, talk to a friend, or see a parenting show on TV, and suddenly I’m sure I have the solution to all my problems. I’m always looking for the “perfect plan.” If you guessed that I’m still looking, you’re right.

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Small and Simple Things

Because I suffer from depression, optimism doesn’t come easily for me. I’m always searching for ways to keep myself happy so I can focus on raising my children. I’ve found a few simple things that, if done daily, help me to stay optimistic.

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Quitting Time

Before I became a mother, my favorite time of day was quitting time—that most beautiful of hours when I could put everything away, lock the doors, shuck the worries of the office, and head home. I miss that time now that I am a mother because motherhood is a job that never ends.