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Bleak. Dark. Cold. Depressing. Unending. Invigorating. Cozy. Restful. Special. Sacred. Either set of adjectives can describe winter. It all depends on how you live it and how you view it.
It has taken a lot of learning and intentionality on my end to teach them to correctly identify different parts of nature. But I believe it is one of the greatest practices we've established, because by knowing nature by name and identifying nature together, we've all fostered a deep love for it.
You're tired of dealing with diapers. The cost, the mess, the time. But are you ready to try potty training? That's another question entirely. The reality is: potty training is hard. At least, it is when you follow conventional practices. But it wasn't hard for us. Let me tell you about our experience with Slow and Steady Potty Training. I'll tell you what we did (and didn't do) to potty train our two kids before they turned two-and-a-half with minimal stress, zero power struggles, and positive results.
I had fiercely judged mothers of breastfeeding toddlers, mothers who co-slept with their children, the ones who seemed to make their child the center of their universe. I labeled them as indulgent, compromising, and foolish. Yet that was the mother I had become.