Monday, April 21, 2008

Poop Wars

So, I have now decided that so far in the two and a half years of being a parent that getting my child to poop on the potty has been the most emotionally draining thing for bothmy daughter AND me. Tonight was the third day she had decided no to go poopy, she had been crying off and on throughout the night that she had to go, however she would not. It was quite the emotional experience tonight and still no results! What to do, I do not know, however what I do know, is that eventhough it will be expensive, we are going back to diapers full time at this point and when she is tired of getting changed, maybe she will ask to go. I will keep you updated...

~ Katie

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


So, I have a problem and am wondering if anyone else has been through the same thing. My two year old is all but potty trained. She is dry at night and goes all day pottying on the big girl potty, however she will not POOP! Oh my word, we have tried everything!!! We have bribed her, praised her, read to her, etc. However, she will not do it!! She has "accidently" done it about thee times or so. She comes home from daycare and asks to put a diaper on! Who would have thought this is where we would be?!!! Any advice?


Saturday, April 12, 2008

What a Saturday!

I am currently at home with my sick husband sleeping (he worked from 11pm last night two 7am this morning, eventhough he is sick) one year old, who is also sick but thankfully tucked away sleeping at the moment...and my two year old who wants to get out of the house! It is currently blowing this white stuff all around outside, however thankfully it is not stickin and I hear that by Tuesday it is going to hit 70!!! I can't wait!!

Today I am trying to get caught up on laundry and the usual weekly cleaning. Not to mention my daily dose of college! So much for a nice realxing weekend after a long weekend of work!! :)

Now on to the brighter things in life! I recently received a package of diapers (Pampers) free from and get to write a review on them when I am done! I am so excited as this is my first offer that I have gotten a free item in exchange for my opinion! What a great thing! I am so excited to see what else might come my way this month!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Free bed?!

Our oldest (Brooke) that is now 29 months has already "grown out" of her toddler bed. Well, I'm not sure if you could call it grown out...but she doesn't sleep like the normal person, she likes to lay sideways in the bed. Anyway, my husband and I have been contemplating over the past several weeks on what to do about this. Out of nowhere, while walking with a couple of co-workers, one of the gals asked if anyone needed a day bed! So, it looks like we have a frugal answer to our question on what we are going to do for Brooke! We were thinking that we could use our tax stimulus to get a bed for her, but looks like we can put this money to use where we had originally thought it would go (towards our debt snowball)! So, I am excited to say that we now have a "new" (to us anyway) bed.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

The first trip to the zoo this year...

Our two year old little girl Brooke loves animals. Last year, shortly after her little sister was born (Lauren) we took a trip to the zoo for something new that she would enjoy! Boy was it a hit! She talked and talked and talked about all of the animals and the trip for several months. So this year, my husband and I decided that it would be a nice cheap thing to invest in a zoo pass so that we could go more often this summer. So, our goal is to go at least 4 times so that we are getting good use out of the pass!

Today was a beautiful day to go, so off we went...she has been asking when we can go, so when we finally got there (it's about 2 hours away in Omaha, NE) it was a if we had been feeding her sugar for days! HA! It is such as joy to see happiness like that in a little one!

We had a wonderful day! Hopefully I will be able to figure out how to get some pictures up!!