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Potette 2-in-1 Reusable Liner Review & Giveaway!

If you're anything like me, you want your purchases during the early years to do what they say they'll do and maybe a little bit more. I'm not impressed unless a product can do more than just one thing, so when I heard about the Potette Plus 2-in-1 … Continue Reading


Toddlers live here!

  I swear, he really is using the potty. We're having...poop issues... … Continue Reading

My Top Potty Training Tips

Krista's Top Potty Training Tips

There is no end to the crazy and sometimes gross topics that parenting bloggers can write about on their blogs. Potty training is no exception. I'm not going to pretend that this post is going to be chock-full of advice you've never heard before or … Continue Reading

End of Summer Craziness

It's been a crazy couple of days around here! I managed to get a post out on Monday, but I've been fairly quiet on Facebook and I wanted to explain why. (No need to brace yourself, it's not a big announcement or anything.) I've never had problems … Continue Reading

Beyond Cloth

The world of cloth diapering can be overwhelming and intimidating.  If anyone knows that, it’s me.  I remember back when I started cloth diapering our oldest son Miles when he was around 8 months old.  I had considered cloth diapering while I was … Continue Reading

Relocation Regression

(Yes, I know it doesn't rhyme.) As I look around our new house, I only see a few boxes left unpacked.  There are still some bare walls (we need to buy a ladder and hang a large painting on our living room wall, for one) and our dining room is … Continue Reading

Restaurant Woes

My children have finally reached the age (almost 3 and 14 months) where I am starting to believe they are conspiring against me to make all public appearances something of a disaster.  Now, for those of you who have older children and are beginning … Continue Reading

Remember The Puddle!

Remember that story about my 2.5 year old peeing his pants in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago? Yesterday, I took him back to the store to get a few things.  He's really fun to take to the store (when he's not making puddles all over the dairy section) … Continue Reading

Regression Depression

"Oh yes, he's potty trained!" The moment those words escaped my lips, I was addicted.  "Diapers? Oh no, we won't be needing those!  He's potty trained!" "He'll let you know if he needs to potty.  He's potty trained, you know!" Fast forward to … Continue Reading

Breastfeeding In The News – #17

Parenting Chit Chat - Dairy issues, walking toddlers, developmental fears, sleeping, and weaning from the pacifier Congratulations to the new parents and newly expecting parents in the playdate crashers family! We discuss breastfeeding in the … Continue Reading

Sunday Giggles

I thought you might enjoy a quick re-telling of something that happened in our house this morning. I was getting the boys ready for church and they needed to take a bath.  So they were in the tub while I put on my makeup.  I looked over and saw … Continue Reading

Back For Seconds – #16

We discuss:  second opinions, tongue tie and frenotomies, Krista's hoarding tendencies, photo book plans, the Playdate Crashers Lexicon, Will's big fall, parenting differences the second time around, Jamie's plans to lose baby weight, and dinner … Continue Reading

Product Review: Kalencom 2-In-1 Potette Plus

Now that we are a week and a half into full-on potty training with Miles, I thought it would be good to review a product that we have been using, the .  I had read great reviews of this product by friends and bloggers and since we do a good amount of … Continue Reading

Elimination Communication – What?!

Thanks for letting me guest post about EC! It’s definitely one of my passions and something I can talk or type about for hours! So let me try to break it down into something easy to swallow if this is the first time you’ve ever heard of EC… bear with … Continue Reading

Potty Time – #15

It's Potty Training Week for The Playdate Crashers! We discuss: Jamie's toddler adjusting to having brothers, Krista's son's upcoming first birthday, a hilarious baby poop story, potty training techniques and methods, and one crazy bottle … Continue Reading

Co-Potty Training Your Child (Guest Post by Suzanne)

It's been a long running joke among my working mom pals that you finally see a return on your investment at day care when they help potty train your child. I think more parents might start paying a few hundred dollars a month if they only knew that … Continue Reading

Impromptu Potty Training Boot Camp!

We're discussing potty training (among other things) on this week's podcast, which isn't quite ready yet.  So to get you warmed up, here's a quick post about beginning potty training with my son Miles.  Stay tuned for more great posts and information … Continue Reading

Moms @ Work (Part 2) – #12

This episode is Part 2 of a 3-Part series, Moms @ Work, all about Working Moms’ Issues! Our episode features an interview with Monica Wade, the preschool director at King's Christian Academy in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  We know you will love this … Continue Reading