Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Potty Training Twins

Having twins is definitely harder than I thought that it would be. Each twin has a different personality.
My twins are almost TWO and we have began to potty train. Here are a couple of tips and hopefully they can save you a bit of time and money.

1. Do NOT go out and buy the fancy baby toilet.
I bought this toilet thinking, "The twins love Mickey and awh, it makes a flushing sound" My twins were always taking this toilet apart and now they use it as a stepping stool. 25 dollars... Gone

This is the type for training potty I would recommend.
There are different animals. I think I have a lady bug or something. The twins sometimes sit backwards on it and it works just the same. The only part that you can remove is the tray. 14 dollars, well spent!

This is the cheapest option and very useful as well! (around 8 dollars)

I use this more than anything else, but as you know, with two babies you will need a couple of options because they go into the bathroom together.

2. Is your baby ready to train?
Find out!
- Are they taking off their clothes?
- Do they take off their soiled diaper or appear fussy when wet?
- Do they appear curious when you use the restroom?

When I would change the dirty diaper, I would announce what I found. "Pee Pee or Poo Poo/Ca Ca" After a couple of days, they were also saying pee pee and ca ca.

3. Positive Reinforcement... I do not give treats or candy, I do however clap and cheer and say "Good Boy/Girl" "Big Boy/Girl" Now they are also clapping for themselves.

If they pee in the training potty, pour it into the regular toilet and let them flush the handle. We say "Bye Bye pee pee" I know that may sound weird but trust me, It works!

We also have a little jingle we sing, "Poo Poo in the pot-tay" or Pee pee... Whichever is needed for the situation!

You want this task to seem fun.

4. Start tracking when your toddler goes number 2. One of the twins goes in the morning after waking, The other around 10. So try to put them on the potty around those times.

When your toddler wakes, that should be the first stop. 15-30 minutes after juice, try to use the potty. Try again before and after nap.

I hope that these tips help you out! I know that there will be mistakes along the way but hang in there! You got this!!!

***If your child screams bloody murder when on the toilet, they might be scared or they just aren't ready. Try again in a couple of weeks!

GOOD LUCK!!!







Monday, July 18, 2016

Copy Cats

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery definition. To imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment — often an unintended compliment.

My take on it, I really don't care since there is only one me... Plus two mini Me's that I am molding to be strong, creative and selfless. 

What I do not like is, Don't copy others and then make it seem like they are copying you. 

It is easy to sit in front of the computer all day and copy and paste news articles, or try to take a scoop from another blog. Just don't play yourself as the victim if you are not. Be true to yourself. 

This is the proper way to use others work (I learned this in college)
-If you use content from others, site their work.... 
Copycatting Hurts

I am true to myself, and you can tell by my content.

My rant is over now, drops mic, sips tea... Good Night

Donald Trump... President?

Ok, I have been watching the news for the last year and I truly cannot believe that Donald Trump has made it to the Republican National Convention... I can NOT believe that he is the nominee for the Republican party.

Sadly, I feel like he is using fear of Muslims to gain followers. I think that if Donald Trump is elected, we as Americans will be the laughing stock of the World.

He is not polished or defined. I feel like he will throw tantrums and get a serious power trip! Every time I hear him speak, he only talks about how much people like him.

Read this article 

How can he be so against immigration? His wife can hardly speak English! She does speak a few others though. Sure, She is a foreign, beautiful and a model... But that in my opinion doesn't make a first lady!
See her speak here
Or check out an interview here

Some people like the bluntness of Donald Trump, he says the things that other people are thinking. He sounds a bit sexist, racist and extreme in my opinion.

As I am listening to Rudy Guiliani slam Hilary Clinton on wanting to bring in the refugees from Syrian, I wonder how can we as a country be so cruel!

Enough of my opinions for now... I just can't believe this.

#DUMPTRUMP

I just don't think that he will be a great president. People always think things are so easy to change.

Just another American being held in Kuwait Prison

I generally stay away from things like this... But I guess when something hits close to home, you have to say something. It is amazing to me that when someone posts a pic half naked, they get a lot of attention, but when someone is really trying to make a change... They get no support!

Here is a snapshot of the story. I will attach the petition below and you can read that if you like. Mostly- I am asking for signatures. It only takes 2 minutes!

Jermaine Rogers was arrested in October 2015... Now it is July 2016 and he is still sitting in the Kuwaiti Prison. Every month he has a court date and it keeps getting pushed to the next month. He hasn't been charged with a crime... So why is he still in jail? I have heard of many Americans being arrested for the same or similar charges and they just get deported.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION! SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

Free Jermaine










I went on the IG account for the Kuwait Ministry of Interior... And you won't imagine all the pics I found of (mostly Americans) poised in front of them. I remember even more of them but couldn't find them now.
All the stories read the same. "American Drug Dealer" and that they all confess.

This is not an American... But same "tobacco like substance"







This is Jermaine's staged drug king pin photo



Same stuff again...

Where are these Americans at? Are they all still in jail? Why isn't anyone helping? I want you to really understand that the jails in Kuwait aren't like being locked up in America!