Author Archive for Mrs. Confetti

Potty Training: The Practice Stage

In my previous potty training post, I outlined the first three steps of the potty training process – modeling, explaining and play – as outlined by Janeen Hayward, Clinical Psychologist and sleep/behavioral consultant with Swellbeing. The next step – PRACTICE – requires a post all its own, since there was so much great information. For [...]

Names: Enter the Battleground

Years ago, one of the bloggers wrote a post asking for the assistance of Hellobee readers to find a name for her child. And man, that was a great idea! So here I am, to share a bit about where we are at with names and see if anyone has any advice or ideas! Because, [...]


Making a Birth Plan the Second Time Around

When I was pregnant the first time around, I created a birth plan after a ton of reading, research, guidance from my doula and lessons from a marathon weekend of what Mr. C called the “crunchy birth class.” I was determined to have a birth with no drugs and zero intervention.  As I made my [...]


Maternity Wardrobe – What to Splurge on, Save on and Skip Entirely

If there is anything I have learned in my second pregnancy, it is that shopping for maternity clothes can make you want to bang your head against the wall.  When my waistline began expanding very early on this time around, I had my hubby climb up our step ladder and pull down my stash of [...]

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Double the testosterone, double the fun?

Well, we have news over here in Confetti land: drop the confetti in celebration, it’s going to be another BOY! A couple weeks ago, I had my anatomy scan at my midwife’s office, and after watching in awe as the tech measured every tiny aspect of this twelve ounce fetus, from the brain to the [...]

Apple picking will look a lot different this year with a running toddler!

Creating New Family Traditions for the High Holidays

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. When Colin was just a baby, I remember being so excited about creating new family traditions as a family, entering this new phase in our lives where we would shake up our family routines and add fresh child-centric activities to a stale routine [...]

Making the Preschool Decision

I can’t believe how fast my little man is growing up – Colin is starting preschool in a couple of weeks!  We made the decision last fall that we would splurge on a preschool program two mornings a week for this fall. At the time, my greatest concern was separation, since he was still having [...]

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