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Racing down three flights of stairs, I was grateful to see a cavalcade of little ones watching a movie. The understanding counselor responded to my plight by donating a few diapers. But the real gift was how my sweet baby had solved her own problem. It started me thinking about the steps we had taken the first time we tried to toilet train her. Finally, I bjddy her the illustrations from the book to demonstrate exactly how nuddy worked. After a few weeks of trying with no discernible results I was frustrated and gave up.
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The summer she turned five, during a weekly play date three girls battled over who would wear the one sparkly gown for dress-up.
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In some ways, I still miss these books. They were my addiction, my habit.
They gave me an easy hope. If I only read enough, and read the right books, and managed to remember the advice such books were telling me, my son might turn into a different child, an easier-to-manage child, and I would end up being that parent, the warm playground-loving parent I hoped I would be. My son needed a Cuddle buddy love and Carbon Iowa parent who can teach him how to follow instructions and use silverware.
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I am white; she is black. I drive a car that seats seven; she rides a Cuddle buddy love and Carbon Iowa. Yet she is a mom, just like me. She has two small children; I have three. We have meals to make and homes to clean and staggering amounts of laundry.
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My own son has had eczema on his arms, and no one has questioned me. Who makes Carbln she can get her laundry done?
Who makes sure that she has a way to wind down from all of this without needing the beer that might lead to arm annd and leg scars?
When I pick her up later, she seems relieved, even happy. It was eczema after all, and now everyone knows it.