Potty Training: One Family’s Saga

Potty training: One Family’s Saga Here is The Armchair Family’s potty training story. Through laughter and tears we were able to see our Rooty (two and a half years old) fully potty trained in about two months. It was probably less than that, but the two month mark is where I feel comfortable saying that…

Haikus for parents of infants

Haikus for parents of infants Baby on the floor Lots of noise and rancid smell Baby in the tub Daddy wears a suit Formula starts to bubble Oh no! Time to change Mommy needs a nap Baby wants to play a game Over and over Put the baby down Baby wants to be picked up…

Babies grow up

Babies grow up Perhaps it’s because I’ve spent a lot of time processing my own mortality and reflecting upon (if not mourning) the loss of my youth that I don’t feel a sense of sadness as I watch The Girl grow. I realize that the baby that slept next to me in a little plastic…

$#!+ People Say to Foster Parents

I’ve heard pretty much all of these… “$#!+ People Say…” videos are so funny because they put truth out there in a way that is generally non-offensive. Or, better said, in a way that calls people out on their bull crap in a non-threatening way. It’s easy to hear how ridiculous you probably sound when…