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  • Posted 01/17/2013 10:15:06 EST

    One of the other mothers in my MOMs group had an alternative to sticker charts.  Use a clear glass container (cup, vase, votive candle holder) and when the kid does something right have them drop a ma more »

  • Posted 01/16/2013 02:48:40 EST

    My 4.5 year old still drinks out of a sippy 75% of the time at home because it is just so much easier and I don't have to deal with the 2.5 year old who NEED the sippy cup wanting the big girl cup lik more »

  • Posted 01/16/2013 02:32:22 EST

    When DD1 was born, we got the toy box that went with the rest of the furniture set we were getting. It wasn't used much for all the reasons others mentioned.  When we had to fit 2 cribs and a twin bed more »

  • Posted 01/09/2013 01:05:24 EST

    DD1 stopped napping at a bit over 2.  She was always a kid who was capable of going all day without a nap even as a baby without any problems.  Once the twins were born, we ran out of places for kids more »

  • Forum Post: Twins

    Posted 01/09/2013 12:50:45 EST

    I don't believe that there are any forms to fill out.  You have to give 2 weeks notice of your expected departure date and notice that you intend to return to work according to MMLA but it doesn't eve more »

  • Posted 12/11/2012 10:26:55 EST

    DD1 is 4 so we turned her at 1 as was considered fine 3 years ago.  The wait til 2 recommendations came out a few weeks before the twins turned 1.  I still turned them at 1.  I could not fathom how so more »

  • Forum Post: Twins

    Posted 12/03/2012 05:48:48 EST

    I'm going to go on record as one of the MOMs who until about 18 months thought the work of having 2 outweighed the joy and it's ok to feel that way too.  Now after 18 months, it's become fun since the more »

  • Posted 11/28/2012 01:12:55 EST

    DD1 got a Leap Pad from a relative for her 4th birthday in late July. It has taken several months but she has finally warmed up to it and really enjoys her "iPad". I also dislike the app/game situatio more »

  • Posted 10/23/2012 03:10:32 EDT

    I have to say that I had the reverse experience with pull-up.  We waited until DD1 was 3.5 to do potty training.  When she showed interest just over 2, I was super pregnant with the twins so I had no more »

  • Posted 10/22/2012 11:03:56 EDT

    Trouble - Go for it while DD is talking about it.  Otherwise you might miss the window and have to wait longer than you want to. The baby bjorn seat is great but if you want to get a less expensive po more »

  • Posted 08/27/2012 01:06:45 EDT

    You all have such good ideas.  I love the ffmeals.com website but unfortunately they are way outside the delivery area.  It did make me take a look around for some place else similar in their area.  I more »

  • Posted 08/23/2012 02:21:31 EDT

    Like the rest of you, I come here for advice on more than just parenting.  My boss's wife has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  I've worked for him for more than 12 years but barely know his wife. T more »

  • Posted 08/14/2012 12:21:49 EDT

    Not sure how old your DD is but I think any kid who is still easily contained i.e. strapped in a car seat or stroller would be fine. more »

  • Posted 08/13/2012 05:13:42 EDT

    Liz - I know lots of people whose kids went straight into cribs from the hospital.  With DD1 I only lasted in the same room for 5-6 weeks before I was more interested in sleep that concerned about wha more »

  • Forum Post: Toy Story 3?

    Posted 08/07/2012 01:34:02 EDT

    DS's current favorite movie is Mighty Joe Young (the new one) which I haven't seen in ages but boy are my in laws sick of it!  You can't even say the name or he just starts asking for it, Mi Jo Yug.  more »

  • Posted 08/07/2012 09:23:25 EDT

    That is the cost after a $150 deposit for the public preschool in our town.  The total cost is $950. more »

  • Posted 08/07/2012 09:02:38 EDT

    Quad - DD1 is starting preschool in September.  She just turned 4.  Since I don't have any daycare cost due to family daycare, I had struggled with the benefit vs. cost angle.  In the end I decided th more »

  • Posted 08/07/2012 08:57:27 EDT

    IPW - I'll have to check that out.  We'd use it more often if it was easier to transport. more »

  • Forum Post: Toy Story 3?

    Posted 08/06/2012 05:44:44 EDT

    I'm going to admit to not censoring too many things for our 4 year old. We've watched most of the movies mentioned and just about everything not age appropriate goes right over her head.  But I caught more »

  • Forum Post: Kids Quarreling

    Posted 07/31/2012 11:11:54 EDT

    What worked pretty well originally for us was DD1 having toys in the kitchen/dining room that were just hers.  The babies weren't allowed in the kitchen so she had somewhere to escape to.  Also more t more »

  • Forum Post: BDC

    Posted 07/30/2012 03:46:33 EDT

    Liz - I bleed for at least 6 weeks after the c-section for the twins and continued after that but I got a Mirena at my 6 week appointment which can cause some bleeding.  I'd say it was 3-5 MONTHS befo more »

  • Forum Post: Question for EPers

    Posted 07/26/2012 04:08:45 EDT

    Kiwi - I transitioned the twins to WCM (which I am assuming is whole cow milk) at 11 months when my formula ran out. I wasn't buying more for just a few weeks.  There were no issues at all.  I think I more »

  • Posted 07/26/2012 09:48:23 EDT

    Summer - While total your right as mom to not want everyone passing your child around, you should be prepared for family to be hurt.  You're having a welcome party for the baby.  People are going to w more »

  • Posted 05/25/2012 05:02:00 EDT

    Lily - I was never tempted to spank my daughter until she turned 3 and I still have the temptation everyday I am with her.  I am continually telling people it will be a miracle if she survives until 4 more »

  • Forum Post: Popular Baby Names

    Posted 05/15/2012 11:53:59 EDT

    I hated my unusual name which isn't really that unusual since I graduated from both high school and then college with girls with the same name.  No one could spell or say it.  It drove me crazy.  When more »

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