• UGG! Today I was out and about doing some shopping in a neighboring town. I was at a stop light and just happened to look over. There was a lady in her car sitting next to me, with a male passenger. Both of them were smoking with the windows down a few inches. I glanced in the back seat. There I see a child that is about 5 years old and…[Read more]

  • No, you did not upset me. I needed to hear that. I know that she needs to be dirty. And will get dirty when she gets older. My grandmother used to say a daily dose of dirt keeps a child healthy. My MIL may be right. I want to spend as much time with my daughter as I can. I guess cutting down on my cleaning time will allow me to do this.…[Read more]

  • When did you tell everyone you were expecting? My husband and I waited until we were 3 months along. I did not want to miscarry and have people know about it, so that is why we waited.

    I ask this because a couple that I know have been trying for 3 years to have a baby. They never conceived until just now. She is 4 weeks along and told…[Read more]

  • Angie replied to the topic The same initials in the forum Baby Names 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Tamara, I think that is really cool. I do imagine that it was pretty cool for you to be the only one of your siblings with the same initials. That is special.

    It does not bother me that much when people do this. It is their decision, but I think that each child should be treated uniquely.

  • I am always trying to prevent sickness from spreading as I do not want to be sick and I most certainly do not want Ella sick. I clean surfaces all the time and spray a disinfectant spray not only in the air, but on doorknobs daily. I will also open the windows for a short bit of time on nice days, as long as Ella is in another room as I do not…[Read more]

  • My husband has really bad allergies. He used to sneeze a lot and have the sinus pressure. However, for the past 2 years he has been on meds for this. That has helped him out greatly. However, the past 3 days he has been having so much trouble. I feel for the guy. A hot shower helps for a bit but then he goes back to sneezing. His sneezes are…[Read more]

  • Oh Elena. I feel for you. I know how hard it can be to take care of others when you are sick. I am usually the one that puts the most pressure on myself when I do not feel good. My husband will be like I will take Ella and you go lay down. I want to lay down but when I do I feel guilty. Or I feel like I should be up doing laundry that is…[Read more]

  • Today I was over at a friends house for a mommy and me date. One lady that was there had her 6 month old son, who was sleeping in his car seat. She said lately he will not sleep, and the only way she can get him to nap is in his car seat. I personally do not like this idea. I get the fact that she has a house to run, and things to do. But it…[Read more]

  • How old is the baby? Do you think that it could be colic? I know that my niece had colic really bad and she cried and cried for hours. You could hold her and she would still cry. The only way to get her to stop would be for her to sit on top of the dryer while it was running. I guess the vibration somehow soothed her.

    Are your neighbors…[Read more]

  • At what age did you start half formula, half breast milk? Or did you just strictly have enough breast milk to do all breast milk?

    My friend is really concerned about this. She has not been producing as much milk as she used to. Now she frets that one day soon she will have to do half and half. I can see how she wants to keep the baby on…[Read more]

  • My friend said that when her youngest started to bite, they tried to redirect him. Sure is not always possible, but sometimes you can tell their pattern and stop biting before it starts.

    Another thing you can do is offer other things for them to chew on. Some kids bite because they are taking their frustrations out. Give them a cold washcloth…[Read more]

  • My MIL has some Mental health issues. My husband and I have a conference for his work next month. My MIL said that she would keep Ella overnight for us so we did not have to worry about finding a sitter. I love my mother in law but really do not want to leave Ella with her. I would not enjoy the conference and it would not be fair to my…[Read more]

  • If it happened to me, I would love the children no matter how close they were. But she planned on that. My sister and I are 18 months apart. We were close enough in age to play together and it was great for my mom as when we were older we were in the same size. But she got so sick from the second pregnancy, which I am sure was very scary for…[Read more]

  • Awe Lynne this is terrible! I really feel for you.

    Do you have a city ordinance that says that dogs need to be tied up? I know that our neighbor had their dog running loose and charged at my husband once. We contacted the city.

    Or can you contact law enforcement? Perhaps they can step in.

    I think you have every right to be upset. I…[Read more]

    • I posted yesterday on a Facebook community group for our area yesterday… asking for people to please be considerate and consider the safety and peace of mind of other people. Let’s hope people take note because I am so upset.

  • I know this lady that used to be really upbeat and friendly. She smiled a lot and just seemed full of life. After she had her son about 6 months ago, it seemed she started to change. Now her son did have some complications after birth and had to have surgery to correct them. What a scary time for her as he had to have his brain operated on!…[Read more]

    • Angie this is always a tough call, you don’t want to stick your nose into other people’s business but you also want to help. I had PND for about 6 months after giving birth to my first child and I had no idea of the state I was in until I started coming out of it. This could be the same for her?

      Do you have her as a friend on social media? You…[Read more]

  • Do you use a special laundry detergent for your child’s clothing? I have used one since we had Ella. It is for baby’s sensitive skin. I have trouble with sensitive skin from time to time and my husband has eczema so I think that it is a good idea to use it for her. So far no problems!

  • Pedialite also works great. It will help your child stay hydrated.

    I know that when my nephew was sick, my sister started the BRAT diet. She gave him saltines because they were easy for him to eat and he liked them. Bananas were another favorite of his.

  • Angie started the topic Being quiet in the forum Sleep & Routine 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I remember when I used to visit people years ago that had kids, they would say to be quiet to not wake the baby. I understand not wanting to wake them. But I sort of feel that if you go about your normal routine, baby will get used to sleeping with the noise. Then they will not wake as easily. Does that make sense to you? I run my dishwasher,…[Read more]

  • Thanks so much @tamara. I really do appreciate that. Amazing how we can help each other out 🙂

  • Lately times have been tough for my family. Seems like anything that can go wrong does. My husband has not been able to work due to a medical condition that no doctor can seem to figure out. We were just informed that he does not qualify for disability, even though there is not a way for him to work as he is in chronic pain. We can not live…[Read more]

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