Pull-Up program: Week 3 and 4 update...and on to Phase II

I am one step closer to my dream of getting the pull-up, but before I get to that, here’s an update on how the pull-up program has been going.  I’ve finished cycle 3 and 4 of the program and we’ve decided to just skip cycle 5 and move down in bands.  Cycle 3 and 4 had good days and bad days. For more details, check out the table below.The highlights:...more

Sunday's Short-term Goals

Last week I started setting short-term weekly goals because I was feeling overwhelmed by all the big goals that I had...I needed to be able to check off some boxes to feel like I was actually getting somewhere. This actually worked out pretty well.  I achieved most of the goals so actually overall feel good about the week. Update on last weeks goals...more...more

New Pull-Up Program (A quest for the pull-up update)

What I have realized this week is that there isn’t going to be some “Cue the Rocky Music, we’ve got ourselves a montage…” moment in my quest for the pull-up.  There’s no fast forward to catchy tunes where all of my pain looks like a dignified quest for greatness. Nope. What there is going to be is me standing under that bar, willing my hands to go up to do just one more banded pull-up than yesterday....more

How I Potty Trained My Son Over a Weekend

"Why, you still haven't potty trained him yet?...more

Are We Done Yet?

I was absolutely elated when my 3 year had finally been potty trained. No more bribes to use the bathroom, no more close calls on the floor, and best of all no more Pull-Ups! Yes! I was finally done! It seemed as if there was no end in sight. The constant worry of accidents happening. The incessant calculation of how many Pull-Ups would be needed if we were away from the house for more than a couple hours. The extra case of Pull-Ups needed for daycare…All of that was over! But oh yeah, I almost forgot. There is now the job of night time potty training. Crap!...more

4am? That's real commitment to the process. I'm in awe.

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Potty Training: The Results

Potty Training - The Results As I am due in a couple of weeks, I really wanted to have my 23 month old toddler out of diapers. I was trying to avoid having two children in diapers....more

Thanks for sharing your family's method of potty training. Seems like you had a good start and ...more