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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2014, 09:34 PM
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Posted By element2012
Meanness in nearly 3 year old

DD has taken to a lot of "I don't like/love you Mommy/Daddy/Grandma". I was shocked at first but now brush it off completely, as does DH. The problem is she says it to my MIL who watches her while I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,372
Posted By element2012
I think somewhere around 2 you begin to get a...

I think somewhere around 2 you begin to get a clear understanding of what your child's interests are. Mine is nearly three and has always been very interested in language, music, numbers and not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-21-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
sraplayas the first one was heavier, longer and...

sraplayas the first one was heavier, longer and crampier than what was usual for me in the past. I'm now just waiting for my next AF whenever she decides to come. I think I ovulated about 16 or 17...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
Sorry to hear it meeba :( Sraplayas, I too...

Sorry to hear it meeba :(

Sraplayas, I too had my first PPAF after taking vitex for a short while. I suspect maybe the first menses is without ovulation in our case when you've nursed for so long....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By element2012
Thanks, I'm trying not to spaz and test multiple...

Thanks, I'm trying not to spaz and test multiple times a day. I promised my husband I would try to at least wait until tomorrow! xD

If this cycle is a standard 28 day cycle I should expect AF on...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By element2012
Which test do you love?

A little background, I have a 2.75 year old avid nursling and just had my first PPAF about 3.5 weeks ago. I had some EWCM and spotting about 1.5 weeks ago. The last two days I have been extra...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-06-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
lovelylittle, so sorry to hear, my condolences. ...

lovelylittle, so sorry to hear, my condolences.

Yay chicajones keep us updated!
meeba, did you test?

I should be about midway through my cycle now, and last night and this morning I had what...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By element2012
Maybe he'd rather stand and aim at Cheerios in...

Maybe he'd rather stand and aim at Cheerios in the bowl?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-23-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
Thanks for the feedback meeba and devilish. I...

Thanks for the feedback meeba and devilish. I have officially had my first PPAF at just about 32 months!!! And it's a good thing because I was obviously getting worried. So please now add me to the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
When menses first returns, does that mean I...

When menses first returns, does that mean I ovulated about a week ago? And that I will ovulate again in about two weeks? Or is it generally a little wonky at first?

And congrats to wombjuice,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
Omg! After taking vitex for two days, I'm...

Omg! After taking vitex for two days, I'm spotting for the first time in 3.5 years! Yeaaaaa!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-19-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,499
Posted By element2012
Hi Mamas, joining in! I have an avid 2.5 year old...

Hi Mamas, joining in! I have an avid 2.5 year old nursling and no AF. I suspect I may have to stop nursing completely, but we have recently night weaned. I planned toward weaning entirely but she is...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By element2012
You can go to the pet store and get Natures...

You can go to the pet store and get Natures Miracle, but rubbing alcohol works wonders too.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By element2012
I have the same issue with my docile little...

I have the same issue with my docile little girl, but ad to it that she is a little girl so the older girls will treat her like a baby doll. I struggle with how to approach it and I wish others at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By element2012
What is a typical toddler schedule? Morning...

What is a typical toddler schedule? Morning hours of wakefulness and evening? Ive started working and my 27 month old is use to nursing to sleep. Her sleep is a mess now, how can I get her back on...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By element2012
Thanks for your feedback mamas. Right after I...

Thanks for your feedback mamas. Right after I posted this I basically went out and bought her pull ups. I used to be so against the idea of them too! But mama bear intuition told me she needs to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By element2012
Presently I'm working nearly full time and...

Presently I'm working nearly full time and almost all at nighttime. My 2 year old is still nursing and up until now has been nursing to sleep. My MIL is watching my daughter, but she is in her 70s...
Forum: Potty Learning   02-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By element2012
In an effort to get my 24 month old potty...

In an effort to get my 24 month old potty trained, we stopped using diapers. Now she is holding her pee big time to where she is only peeing two to three times a day. It is a lot of pee, almost...
Forum: Potty Learning   02-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By element2012
I want to bump this thread. My daughter just...

I want to bump this thread. My daughter just turned 2 and has, as far as I can tell, been ready to train for awhile. I'm working and my living situation is such that it's not convenient *for me* to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By element2012
Mine is a mess too...

Mine is a mess too http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. I think she's at her worst for me too, and it's hard to not get my feelings hurt about it. I've now realized they don't call...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-27-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By element2012
First of all, I have no idea what I'm doing with...

First of all, I have no idea what I'm doing with my 2 year old either. But living in very close quarters makes it where I really have to think ahead to try to avert the screaming. My daughter is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By element2012
Hmmm, maybe you could try underwear? The novelty...

Hmmm, maybe you could try underwear? The novelty of this new type of clothing might encourage her to wear them, at least long enough to pee on them and discover it's no fun to have wet underwear,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By element2012
I think you both nailed it, she's not sleeping...

I think you both nailed it, she's not sleeping enough. I think we're averaging around 10 hours of sleep, 12 on a good day. It's exhausting because I have to carefully plan out diversions to do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By element2012
I feel like I'm failing my daughter here, she...

I feel like I'm failing my daughter here, she tantrums all day long. Any minor instance where she doesn't get her way is a trigger for a screaming, throwing, hitting, on the floor little girl. I've...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By element2012
I do find too much media is definitely over...

I do find too much media is definitely over stimulating. You're going in the right direction in moving away from too much use. I think you can certainly build up her attention span with reading she...
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