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Forum: Parenting   04-17-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By ekh
Mine are 17 months apart and they love each...

Mine are 17 months apart and they love each other. They play together all day long and really get along so well, most of the time. 
I was so concerned that I would be disadvantaging the older one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By ekh
Thanks for the reply! I actually like bugs.We...

Thanks for the reply! I actually like bugs.We checked out a bug video from the library recently and we've talked about how we need bugs, etc. We've coincidentally also been reading Charlotte's Web...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By ekh
My normally chill 2 1/2 year old has had several...

My normally chill 2 1/2 year old has had several panicky sessions this week. Today, she had an inch worm on her in the car and was very scared by it. This afternoon, though there was no bug on her,...
Forum: Family Safety   12-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By ekh
I used the Cares thingy this past summer for my...

I used the Cares thingy this past summer for my 3 year old, and I plan to use it again next summer. For me, it made travel SO MUCH easier. We had a car seat at our destination, and I didn't have to...
Forum: Parenting   11-29-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,846
Posted By ekh
Thank you everyone. I don't think that my girls...

Thank you everyone. I don't think that my girls need their hair washed every day, but it's just going to be a rule that their hair be washed every Sunday, after they are in the pool. My husband is...
Forum: Parenting   11-28-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,846
Posted By ekh
How often should children's hair be washed/how...

How often should children's hair be washed/how often should they bathe? 
Every day? Once a week? Twice a week? Twice a month? 
 
My kids are in the pool once a week and I wash their hair once a...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By ekh
This sounds like a bit of a cultural thing to...

This sounds like a bit of a cultural thing to me. I'm American and my husband is German. He's SHOCKED, often, by the crap (and, more specifically, by the quantity of crap) my parents give our kids....
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-25-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By ekh
My husband and I have taken our daughters to...

My husband and I have taken our daughters to Germany for two summers running, now. The first time, they were 2 1/4 and 9 months. The second time, they were 3 1/4 and 21 months. 
Our 2nd trip was...
Forum: Germany   10-22-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By ekh
Hi, we're not in Halle, but we visit there in...

Hi, we're not in Halle, but we visit there in the summer always. It's my husband's hometown. 
If the weather is decent, definitely check out the Peissnitz (a big park). They have children's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-08-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,387
Posted By ekh
I work 7 to 3:30 M-F. I also work at home on...

I work 7 to 3:30 M-F. I also work at home on Saturday or Sunday for about 4-6 hours to prepare for the week ahead. (I'm a teacher.) 
Forum: Parenting   09-24-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By ekh
That sounds awful and very stressful. I think...

That sounds awful and very stressful. I think you are doing the right thing and you will just need to stick to your guns about appropriate boundaries. It's your right to surround yourself with...
Forum: January 2012   06-04-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By ekh
We went for our first ultrasound last week, and...

We went for our first ultrasound last week, and couldn't find a heartbeat. Went back a few days ago and no improvement...had d&c yesterday. It was surprising after two uneventful full-term...
Forum: January 2012   05-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By ekh
I'm really hoping this isn't a sign of things to...

I'm really hoping this isn't a sign of things to come. I haven't really felt sick much at all, thus far, and I was SO sick with my last pregnancy. Here's hoping this is temporary...
Forum: January 2012   05-16-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By ekh
But I'm not entirely sure about the due date...

But I'm not entirely sure about the due date falling in January. I got my period last month, but I think I might have already been pregnant? I'll know on the 26th, I guess....I made an appointment...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By ekh
I flew last summer with my barely 2 year old and...

I flew last summer with my barely 2 year old and my 10 month old. Not the same ages but close. I went to the dollar store before the flight and bought a bunch of crap (sorry, but true). We opened...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-16-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By ekh
My almost 3 year old asks me incessantly why I...

My almost 3 year old asks me incessantly why I have to go to work. She never asks my husband, as far as I can tell. I've told her lots of things about it...that the "big children" are waiting for me...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By ekh
Thank you for the responses. Bedtime has gotten...

Thank you for the responses. Bedtime has gotten ever so slightly better, every night. She still won't sleep under the blanket, but she will get in the bed and has started asking to go to bed when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By ekh
Our almost 3 year old was awakened out of a deep...

Our almost 3 year old was awakened out of a deep sleep by our cat scratching at her bed. she woke up screaming, telling us there were monsters under her blanket. sounds funny, but she was completely...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-04-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By ekh
Hello, I'm a teacher, and I'm planning to go...

Hello, I'm a teacher, and I'm planning to go part-time next year. I'm debating the best schedule for me, if I get to choose...
 
I could work every morning, from 7 to 11ish. This would mean more...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-05-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By ekh
With my first, I pumped in a bathroom. (An adult...

With my first, I pumped in a bathroom. (An adult bathroom, but still gross.) I didn't have planning during the day every day, so I had someone (grudgingly) cover my class for 30 minutes every other...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By ekh
10This sounds exactly like our experience until...

10This sounds exactly like our experience until 3 days ago (minus the success at daycare)! My daughter WOULD NOT go on the potty, would pee on the floor right after sitting on the potty, etc. She...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-16-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By ekh
our 14 month old, who is very very active and...

our 14 month old, who is very very active and busy, often has a good scream right before she falls asleep. She also has to stand up, fall down, stand up, fall down in the bed sometimes before she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By ekh
I second the outdoor time being SO important....

I second the outdoor time being SO important. Mine go to the playground EVERY DAY for an hour or two to run off some of their energy.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By ekh
Mine are 2 1/2 and 14 months, both girls, and...

Mine are 2 1/2 and 14 months, both girls, and for the most part they play well together. However, my 2.5 y.o. sometimes "over manages" the baby or pushes her/pulls toys away from her. So, what do we...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By ekh
I got pregnant when my first was 8 months old,...

I got pregnant when my first was 8 months old, and OUCH. It really didn't start to hurt until my milk started to dry up, though, in the 2nd trimester...
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