Category Archives: Help and Advice

In this category you’ll find posts that deal with different aspects of parenting and motherhood.

9 Weeks Pregnant

9 Weeks Pregnant


The changes are pressing on. Every day is different but you might not feel most of it yet. You are at week 9 now and here’s a summary of what you and your baby should expect: Continue reading 9 Weeks Pregnant

Carol Cline interview Potty Training Expert

Interview With A World Renowned

Potty Training Expert Carol Cline:

Today I had the pleasure to speak with a world renowned potty training expert by the name of Carol Cline. Her claim to fame all started when she stumbled upon a method that will have almost any child potty trained and diaper free, in just 3 days flat. To date she has helped thousands upon thousands of parents and here was some of the advice she had to share with me today:


Me: Hi Carol, thanks for taking the time with me here today.

Carol: Glad to make the time! Hope I can help answer all your hard hitting potty training questions and help some parents along the way.

Me: So, let me come right out and ask! Did you ever think that one day you’d be the world authority on all things potty training?

Carol: I wish I could tell you that I knew this was my calling the second I sat on my very first potty, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I actually went to school for business and owning my own daycare was always the life long goal for me.

Me: That’s fantastic! So this interview will be going out to lots of parents who are right now just about to start potty training. What one word would you use to describe the entire potty training process?

Carol: Well let me break the rules and sum it up in two;

Buckle Down

Me: Oh boy! I’m sure parents love hearing that lol. Can you tell me exactly what you mean by “buckle down”?

Carol: Well i’m sure some parents would expect me to say “Run for your life” while secretly hoping I’d say “Don’t worry about it, its easy!”. The truth is that potty training is different for every child and it will be just as challenging as it is rewarding when all is said and done.

Me: So what would you say  a parents very first step should be going into potty training if they want fast results?

Carol: The first thing I always tell parents is to remember P.P.C! That stands for always being “Positive, Persistent and Consistent”. They are the three pillars that make potty training stand, remove one and the entire thing falls to the ground. Getting a good and easy to clean potty.

Me: I know for a fact with my own child, being positive all the way through was a big part of it.

Carol: Children can sense if you’re truly happy or not. Simply put – If you’re not happy training them, they wont be happy learning from you.

Me: There is an age old debate on the topic of potty training when it comes to boys verses girls. Is it a fact that girls are easier to train than boys?potty training

Carol: Now this is a question I honestly get asked a lot and the truth might just surprise you. Boys and girls are exactly the same to potty train! This myth started due to the basic fact that typically in the past, women would be the ones responsible for potty train the child.

Typically  women feel more comfortable potty training their daughters simply because they can relate better to them. In reality, you potty train a boy the exact same way you would a girl – There is no difference.

Me: Now you literally “wrote the book” on how to potty train. If parents pick up your guide can they really have a diaper free child in three days?

Carol: Now let me say that if your child is 16 months you cant honestly expect more like a few weeks. But nearly every parent with a child around the age of two (give or take a month or two) who shows signs that they are read… CAN in fact be trained in just three days… Sometimes even less!

Me: What is the shortest time someone has ever potty trained their child using the methods in your guide?

Carol: I once had a women read my guide at 7 AM and emailed me that day at 3:40PM telling me their child has gone to the potty all day long on his own! So eight hours and forty minutes to answer your question exactly! lol

Me: An email like that must have felt nice?

Carol: As crazy as it sound. Helping parents potty train their children has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Me: So if parents want to experience potty training their child in three days, where can they find out more about your method?

Carol: They can visit my website! It’s the only place they will find out exactly how I came up with my personal method and get their hands on a copy for themselves. (Click Here To Visit Carol Cline’s Site).

Me: Well, thank you very much for your time with me here today Carol.

Carol: Any time!

You can find out loads more about Carol Cline and how she stumbled across her proven methods for potty training in three days by clicking here!

As always, good luck and any questions please ask in the comments below.



Pregnancy Week By Week

Your Pregnancy Week By Week

Pregnancy week by week

In pregnancy week by week we are going to talk about YOU and the things you should do and things that you shouldn’t do during your pregnancy. So far, we talked about:

Now It’s time to have a look at your baby and follow his/hers growth journey inside of you and the changes your body will undergo to accommodate their growth. For the purposes of this article, we’ll follow the major changes week by week and we’ll go in greater details in other articles.

The Beginning Of An Epic Journey

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Your Pregnancy 0-8 Weeks

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The first day of your last period is where the magical journey begins and your little miracle is on it’s way. After 3 weeks from that day, the egg should be fertilized and slowly making it’s way through the fallopian tube to get to the womb. From this point up to about 8 weeks you might start to spot your early pregnancy symptoms.

Your Pregnancy 9-12 Weeks


Baby’s face gradually taking shape now and the eyes starting to have some colour in them. You are ecstatically happy despite the fact that you might still feel sick and tired, the good news that the end for most of these discomforts could be in sight for many women.

Your Pregnancy 13-16 Weeks

Baby is about 85mm long by now from the top of his head to his bottom. You should start to feel less tired and any sick feeling that you have been having should start to go now.

Your Pregnancy 17-20 Weeks

The baby’s body and head are close to being in proportion. Have you started any exercise yet? If not this could be a good time to start exercise. The rewards outweigh the effort.

Your Pregnancy 21-24 Weeks

This is the stage where your baby will surpass the weight of the placenta, although the placenta will keep growing but at a rate slower than the growth of your baby. From now on your tummy will start to grow bigger faster, and you’ll start to look pregnant. At week 24 babies could survive a premature birth.

Your Pregnancy 25-28 Weeks

During this period your baby might start to become adorably nuisance. He/she will start a routine of their own, waking, sleeping and of course kicking. They might start kicking while you sleep.

Your Pregnancy 29-32 Weeks

Your Pregnancy 33-36 Weeks

Although your little miracle’s bones are starting to harden now his skull will stay soft, just to make it easier to come through when the moment of arrival is happening.

Your Pregnancy 37-40 Weeks

This is the last weeks of pregnancy. At 37 weeks it is considered to be full-term. During this last few weeks your baby’s head will turn down and move into your pelvis to engage ready to come out to meet you. Smile the wait is nearly over.

Your Pregnancy 40+ Weeks

Now we are talking over due. There will be a full advice on what you should expect and what happens.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Is exercise while pregnant safe?

In the old days pregnant women were told not to exercise during pregnancy because of fears for mum and baby’s health and well being.exercise during pregnancy

Nowadays, pregnant women are encouraged to have an active pregnancy. I did with both of my girls and I will go through some of the exercise routines I personally did and led to a nicer, more comfortable pregnancy- if there is such a thing as a comfortable pregnancy- and a quicker delivery. Continue reading Exercise During Pregnancy

What Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy:what foods to avoid during pregnancy

This post follows from my last post, Could I Be Pregnant? If you arrived here  without reading it I really recommend that you click Here and read it then come back to this post after that.

With that said let’s get with it. The list of, foods to avoid during pregnancy, is long and I will try and make it as comprehensive as it is possible. Continue reading What Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy