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Not Ready for the Cloth

No, I am not considering the Priesthood (but I’m not ready for that either).I am just itching to use our cloth diapers. We have dozens of them from the bear-baby-era, just waiting to spring into pee-absorbin’/poopy-catchin’ action. Problem is, the mouse is leaner than the bear at this age and […]

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Parent's Night Out

The Bear & Mouse’s school held it’s annual Parent’s Night Out on Friday. Essentially, the school turns into an after-hours babysitting club/pizza party, thus providing parents 3.5 hours of free time for a mere $20 a kid/$10 for each additional (on par with local in-home babysitting rates). We made reservations […]

The First Class and Rice Cereal
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The First Class and Rice Cereal

Saturday was a mildly momentous day for OWTK. The bear attended, and did rather well in, her first dance class. On Friday evening, the 11th hour which is when I always seem to be running around buying gifts for birthday parties or, in this case, picking up the essential ingredient […]

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Home Alone (with two kids)

Tonight marked the first time I was left alone, at nighttime, with both the bear and the mouse. Crazy, I know. Generally, I assume more of the cleaning/cooking role in the house while the Mrs. handles the diapers, tantrums and such. But not tonight…oh no, tonight I am Mr. Everything […]

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How to get your toddler to sleep through the night (or lying to your child 101)

I have documented some of the trouble we have been having for the past couple months with our toddler, the bear, now 3 1/2 years of age, at bedtime and in the middle of the night. She has been having night terrors, nightmares, separation anxiety, occasional bed wetting, & other […]

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iSuck

I have been failing as a father this summer. My patience, never a strong suit of mine, has been worn paper thin. My 3 1/2 year old is pushing her boundaries, testing her parents, not sleeping well, being lazy when it comes to using the bathroom (meaning she pees a […]

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Explaining Death to a Toddler

We have been very fortunate in that no one in our family has passed away in quite some time. There has been no need, and it seems this discussion is only conducted as needed, to go over what death is, what it means to die, and what the word dead […]

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1st day perfect, 2nd day…not so much

My girl is through two days of her new school/camp. Yesterday’s drop off went well, I was totally surprised by this fact. Turns out that she had some mini-crying episodes during the morning but napped well and had a fine P.M. Today, very different story. She was absolutely hysterical when […]

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