‘I’ve never been so proud and annoyed at the same time…’ Tired parents say four-year-old reaches next stage of potty training

A pair of local parents say their four-year-old is leaving them both proud and exhausted as he enters the next stage of potty training. Learn more here.

Real talk: What does it mean (to me) to be a dad?

What does Father’s Day mean for you? I mean, really mean for you? For some, it is a great day to celebrate family. For others it is a sad day to miss those they have lost. For many it is somewhere in the middle. Here’s how I look at the day for dads.

Black and white blankie and waffles…three-year-old shares nighttime conversation with parents

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A three-year-old who refused to sleep Wednesday night shared why with his parents. Parents Chris and Ami Essex say their son, Alex, would not go to sleep on Wednesday. After watching an episode of one of the shows they watch together, they could still hear him talking to himself in … Continue reading Black and white blankie and waffles…three-year-old shares nighttime conversation with parents

Local dad issues warning after smart light scare

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad said he received quite the scare early Friday morning after he accidentally turned on the Hue light in his son's bedroom. Now he has a warning for other parents. It happened just after midnight to 35-year-old Chris Essex. Essex said he attempted to use his phone … Continue reading Local dad issues warning after smart light scare

Parents party with toddler at grandmas

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Two Terre Haute parents are letting loose while their two year old son as at his grandmothers. "Well, I got Taco Bell...and watched Married At Fist Sight on Lifetime," mother, Ami Essex said. She told us she also used the coloring app on her iPhone. The toddler's dad, Chris Essex … Continue reading Parents party with toddler at grandmas

Sleep fight leads to crash landing

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County toddler is paying for his decision to skip a nap. The incident happened Thursday at a southern Vigo County apartment. According to the child’s mother, Ami Essex, one-year-old Alexander decided to skip his nap, making him over grumpy and tired. “I was on him. I tried like … Continue reading Sleep fight leads to crash landing