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…

There has been a shift in my household

There has been a shift in my household Things have shifted in The Armchair Household. Our 8-month-old has made several discoveries that has changed the game. She started crawling about a month and a half ago (maybe even two months), but it was only a very slow army crawl. Now she’s up on all fours…

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…

Stages of grief for parental sleep loss

Stages of grief for parental sleep loss Every parent dreads that time of day or night when their sleep is abruptly interrupted by a small human who has needs that have to be met immediately. Some of us are fortunate enough to have kids who sleep a lot and wake up with little fuss. Everyone…

What single parents would like you to know…

What single parents would like you to know… I recently petitioned my Facebook friends who are single parents to share some of their thoughts/feelings about being a single parent. This post consists of the sentiments that I extrapolated from those responses. 1. Reserve your judgments and assumptions: A common thread among the responses was that single parents felt like…