Thursday, April 4, 2013

Potty Training 101

I know that I haven't been posting in what seems like forever...but hopefully now that I am just a full time mom, and Independent Consultant for Scentsy and Thirty-One, I should be able to post a lot more often. Trust me...every day home with my little man is an adventure! Potty training has been the latest... SO I thought I was doing really good getting my 2 year old to potty on the big boy potty. He went a whole week without having any accidents. YES! No more diapers, right? Wrong. Then all of a sudden he just stopped. Only once in a while he will go pee-pee on the potty and most of the time it's right after he has already started in his diaper. UG! He's just not having it at all now. My daughter was pretty easy to potty train once I really tried. My son is a lot harder! I have read every thread and website with advice...and none of those tricks work! The best advice I have gotten so patient. When he is ready, it will happen. I'm just hoping it's going to be sooner than later!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"The Band Plays On" by Rick Niece Book Review

"The Band Plays on...Going Home for a Music Man's Encore" is a perfect sequal in The Fanfare for a Home Series! A must-read for sure! The young boy we read about in "The SIde-Yard Superhero," is now all grown up, and goes back to his hometown of DeGraff, Ohio for an alumni band performance. Reflecting upon the people and memories from his childhood that we all got to know and love in the first book, and seeing where they are now. Entertaining, emotional, and inspirational! Rick Niece is truely such an inspiring author and person! Also...Dr. Rick Niece has launched a campaign of donating $1 of every book copy of "The Band Plays On" sold to the organization "Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation." This organization donates new and refurbished instruments to school music programs that cannot afford to purchase them. AND...An additional $1 will also be donated with each new Like on Facebook! So, not only are you reading a life changing book, but helping a great organization at the same time!

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Side-Yard Superhero" Book Review

"Side-Yard Superhero, Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher" by RIck D. Niece, Ph.D. If you haven't heard of this book, you need to go out and pick it up! I currently live in Ohio, so it's really nice to read about kids growing up while mentioning landmarks and areas that I am familiar with as well. While reading this, I took my time and enjoyed each adventure, each lesson learned, and each heart-breaking moment that two young boys encountered. This book truely is life lessons from an un-likely teacher, just as the title states. A young child named Rick Niece is curiously drawn to a young boy, Bernie, with cerebral palsy. This curiousity soon turns into a lifelong friendship, with endless adventures and learning. This book is one to relax and will laugh, you will cry, and you will love growing up with Rickie and Bernie. This book truely is a wonderful tribute to Bernie and the struggles children with cerebral palsy must overcome that many people take advantage of. A great read for everyone of all ages to enjoy.