Want to know my big secret for potty training?

potty training secrets revealedIf you want to know my big secret for potty training, I’m happy to dish it out.

I’m sharing my big super secret potty training success strategy today over at Mothering From Scratch.

I love their take on motherhood and am always encouraged and challenged by what they share.  If you haven’t discovered Mothering from Scratch yet, I think you’ll love their blog as much as I do!

If you’re wondering what potty training has to do with Finding Joy in Motherhood it’s pretty simple.  Having two potty trained kids brought me joy!  Getting rid of the diaper bill filled me with joy.  Never having to change another poopy diaper filled me with joy.

Partway into potty training…

Eighteen months later, we were still trying.

You name it, we tried it.  In fact, I tried it with BOTH boys.  I did the thing where you feed them lots of salty snacks and unlimited juice.  I tried the potty party.  I tried rewards.  I tried bribes.  I tried prayer.  I even tried begging.

Nothing worked.

Shortly before his fourth birthday, he was finally going peep in the potty on a reliable basis.  He was still insisting on wearing a pull-up so he could go sit ON the potty and poop IN the pull up.

I was desperate.

Imagine my JOY when I discovered my super big potty training secret that actually WORKED!

I would also argue that the moral of the story (you’ll have to go read it) is still a big joy generator for me today.

You can also read a Joy in Motherhood idea in my newsletter today.  It’s about creating “joy triggers” in your home. (that link takes you straight to the newsletter – no subscription required to read it, but i’d love it if you subscribed!)

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more Joy in Motherhood AND the regular weekly post on how my kids make me laugh.

If you need a practical idea for today, you could always make today a MOMday Monday! (I wish I could!)

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. Heading over there!
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  2. I somehow read a newsletter from this post and just loved it. It was the joy triggers. I am going to go around now and start finding a few joy triggers. I would bet they are tucked away in drawers just waiting to be discovered.

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  3. going over now to check it out babe
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