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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By maddycakes
Thanks for the info! Though I'm actually not new...

Thanks for the info! Though I'm actually not new to the area...just new to being stranded by some really great neighbors that we will miss http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By maddycakes
Hello! So, sadly, our only neighbors with young...

Hello! So, sadly, our only neighbors with young kids are moving this week, and my almost 4 y.o. daughter (turns 4 on 9/6) is crushed, as am I.  She is an only child (at least at the moment) and we...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-18-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By maddycakes
I know you want to do an at the farm pick up,...

I know you want to do an at the farm pick up, but FWIW we did the Stillman's Farm CSA at the Quincy Farmer's Market pickup on Fridays.  We just signed up for another year--loved it!  We're...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By maddycakes
Agree with other posts. Keen sandals!! I just...

Agree with other posts. Keen sandals!! I just ordered DD her first pair a few weeks ago from Zappos.com and they arrived in two days (free shipping both ways/365 day returns). They are very sturdy,...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   04-26-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By maddycakes
Thank you!! Will put it on the "to see"...

Thank you!! Will put it on the "to see" list!
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   04-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By maddycakes
Hi all -- My husband and I will be renting a...

Hi all -- My husband and I will be renting a house on Lake Rescue w/our daughter who will be a month shy of 3 years old in early August. We're very familiar with activities in the Woodstock/Quechee...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-22-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By maddycakes
Can anyone recommend a chiropractor in the...

Can anyone recommend a chiropractor in the Quincy/East Milton Square area, preferably one that might have evening and/or weekend hours? My husband and I are looking to start seeing one (we'd be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By maddycakes
We use Dr. Greene's vitamin drops for Toddlers....

We use Dr. Greene's vitamin drops for Toddlers. Just put 1.0 ml in her juice every AM. I got it mainly because I was concerned about vitamin D (she's fair so always is covered up or in sunscreen, we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By maddycakes
Let me start by saying that I NEVER intended to...

Let me start by saying that I NEVER intended to use food or treats as incentives for potty learning, for many, many reasons. I was so adamantly opposed to it....but wouldn't you know, it happened by...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,509
Posted By maddycakes
I am so right there with you. And it always...

I am so right there with you. And it always comes down to when DD won't sleep--especially the nap, which I think she is slowly dropping. I can handle the whining, the constant questions, the not...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,338
Posted By maddycakes
After what has been a month of seemingly endless...

After what has been a month of seemingly endless reports of my friends who already have one child in the 2.5 yr old range telling me they are due w/#2, and me feeling completely inadequate (for lack...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-04-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By maddycakes
For our DD's 2 yr birthday party we only had two...

For our DD's 2 yr birthday party we only had two main "activities" for DD and her 3 friends. After about an hour of just free play, but before the cake, we did a scavenger hunt outside (it gave me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,673
Posted By maddycakes
maybe these have already been mentioned, but...

maybe these have already been mentioned, but what worked for me when we were going through this was

1) eliminating ALL sources of caffeine...even chocolate. Not even one bite/sip/whatever. Ditto...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-23-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By maddycakes
When I was pregnant I could have written that...

When I was pregnant I could have written that post. But like everyone has more or less already said, it really does just fall into place. And you will have your kinks here and there about what works...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-22-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,315
Posted By maddycakes
Just saw this....I have no words. ...

Just saw this....I have no words.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news...MED.Swine.Flu/ (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-health/20091222/US.MED.Swine.Flu/)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-22-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By maddycakes
I like this...

I like this http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Dear Self,

If you cannot find your car keys, check DD's freezer in her play kitchen.

xoxo

--Self
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-22-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By maddycakes
DD (2yo) is also doing this right now from time...

DD (2yo) is also doing this right now from time to time. If she does it during a meal or on the carpet while playing, she gets one warning and if she does it again, we take the cup away matter of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By maddycakes
Thanks everyone! Some very good food for...

Thanks everyone! Some very good food for thought! (And I really liked Oliver's Mama's "squat" suggestion!)

Already the pull ups seem to have lost their novelty with DD .... at least for today. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,671
Posted By maddycakes
Dear DH: You do realize, don't you, that there...

Dear DH: You do realize, don't you, that there is no magic fairy that comes and takes care of all the things that require our DD to have a happy life? I also didn't sign on to become "house manager"...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,462
Posted By maddycakes
DD: NO!!!!!!!!! I will not let you take...

DD:

NO!!!!!!!!! I will not let you take four or five of your stuffed animals and dolls into the car! You can take three. 1-2-3. That's it. I can't carry you, my briefcase, your lunchbag, AND a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By maddycakes
We use 7th gen diapers. Until last week, I...

We use 7th gen diapers. Until last week, I didn't even realize they make pull-ups. I had bought some cotton underwear before that realization,and DD is only interested in wearing those on her head....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-15-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By maddycakes
My 2yo DD has been into "Courduroy's Halloween"...

My 2yo DD has been into "Courduroy's Halloween" this month (we received it last year as a gift).

http://www.amazon.com/Corduroys-Hall.../dp/0670861936...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By maddycakes
We have the same set up/fireplace as yours (gas...

We have the same set up/fireplace as yours (gas stove with ceramic "logs" installed in regular brick fireplace) and our DD just turned 2yo. We have not purchased any gates, primarly because they...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-01-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By maddycakes
Thank you all so very much -- these are all...

Thank you all so very much -- these are all helpful!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-30-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By maddycakes
Any recommendations for a photographer in this...

Any recommendations for a photographer in this area to take some outdoor pictures of my 2yo DD (alone and with us)? We prefer more of an editorial style than formal seated portraits, but I'm open to...
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