On Center Street

April 2011


Potty Story Alert

It just so happens that people seem to walk by my desk exactly when I'm talking to a fellow co-worker and mom of a toddler about adventures in potty training. We just so happened to be talking about the frequencies and consistencies of our sons' #2s when our supervisor came in from a high-heeled meeting. I fear she didn't realize right away that we were talking about our two-year-olds. What if she thought we were talking about ourselves?! Come on, boss! We would never do that. Who talks about their OWN frequencies and consistencies of their #2s at work? Not me! Not us. That's gross!

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Boys! Boys! Boys!


Boys! Boys! Boys!

My son is growing up. He is sprouting right before my eyes. It is amazing to see. In an upcoming article in our print version of Tulsa Kids, I talk with moms and hear from some experts about the awe-inspiring, yet sometimes nerve-racking, experience of bringing up boys. In preparation for the article, I asked some mom friends for useful, funny, or surprising tips or revelations to share on parenting baby and toddler boys, specifically. Here are two insightful snippets from a local mom and a college friend of mine from northern Virginia. “Tip: When changing a newborn baby boy’s diaper, cover him up as fast as you can. Before having boys, I had no clue how demoralizing it would be to get pee in your face at 3 am.” – Shelley Carter “A revelation: I am the standard...

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