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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-30-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By LHcj2008
DS will be 3 yo in 3 months and we are...

DS will be 3 yo in 3 months and we are struggling to get him to STTN in his own bed. We have always coslept with him and when DD was born 6 months ago my husband slept with him on a makeshift bed...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-23-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 876
Posted By LHcj2008
I actually came here to post about the same...

I actually came here to post about the same thing- my DS (who will be 3 at Christmas) has raging tantrums and has generally been a high-maintenance child from birth.  It's funny, because he is an...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By LHcj2008
Wow, I've been away from this thread for a bit...

Wow, I've been away from this thread for a bit and I really appreciate all of your replies.
 
Crayfish, you nailed it right on the head. That is exactly how I feel-- with the little time I have,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By LHcj2008
Not a drop side crib- it was bought less than 3...

Not a drop side crib- it was bought less than 3 years ago. Not used much. 
 
Actually, we used the pack and play quite a bit with my 1st son- not so much past his early infancy until I went back...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By LHcj2008
I have a 2.5 year old son and a 3 month old...

I have a 2.5 year old son and a 3 month old daughter. DS ended up cosleeping with us from birth and is still sleeping with DH in the basement while I'm in the big bed in master bedroom with DD....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By LHcj2008
Our "new" home is, in reality, an 80 year-old...

Our "new" home is, in reality, an 80 year-old 1500 sq ft. townhome in a lovely historic community that was NOT cared for by its previous owners. But it's our first home and, when we bought it, we...
Forum: Babywearing   06-05-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By LHcj2008
I'm debating buying one, but am not a super...

I'm debating buying one, but am not a super experienced babywearer (just have used the Moby and the Ergo with 1st child).  I have a 2 month old and am very interested in the option of back-wearing,...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By LHcj2008
Sageowl, your post cracked me up- you pretty...

Sageowl, your post cracked me up- you pretty much summed up everything we've been dealing with!
 
Well, things have gotten better. DS uses the potty independently and accidents are far and few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By LHcj2008
My 2.5 year old is an all-day grazer. This maybe...

My 2.5 year old is an all-day grazer. This maybe wouldn't bother me if he had several healthy snacks throughout the day in addition to eating substantial food, but more often than not, he will have...
Forum: Potty Learning   05-21-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By LHcj2008
Thanks everyone for your replies!   We do...

Thanks everyone for your replies!
 
We do have a car potty, but on most of our outings, we walk (we live in a pretty walkable neighborhood).  We walk to playgrounds/parks, the library,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By LHcj2008
I have the B-Ready and LOVE. IT. I have a 2.5...

I have the B-Ready and LOVE. IT. I have a 2.5 year-old who still loves stroller rides (though I have to strap him in, ha) and an 8 week-old. I've been using the B-Ready with the car seat adapters,...
Forum: Potty Learning   05-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By LHcj2008
I'm running into an issue with my 2.5 year-old...

I'm running into an issue with my 2.5 year-old who is fairly well potty-trained. When out of the house, I usually have my 8 week-old in the Moby wrap (when awake, she doesn't tolerate the stroller...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-30-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By LHcj2008
Thanks for your suggestions!   I do agree...

Thanks for your suggestions!
 
I do agree that the timing wording is meaningless to a young toddler but didn't know of a better alternative...I like your concrete wording, which I've tried to a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-26-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By LHcj2008
I realize these behaviors are developmentally...

I realize these behaviors are developmentally appropriate, but what I've tried to do lately hasn't been working too well, and I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for me.
 
1) the concept of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By LHcj2008
Thanks for your response. I guess the phrase...

Thanks for your response. I guess the phrase "everything is a struggle" is a slight exaggeration, because we do allow him to have some choices, like you suggested, in order to give him some sense...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By LHcj2008
My 2 year old's been hard to manage inside the...

My 2 year old's been hard to manage inside the home for forever now (out of the house he's a dream), but now that our new baby, who is 2 weeks today, came along, his behaviors are through the roof....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-06-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By LHcj2008
My son just turned 2 a few months ago. I am...

My son just turned 2 a few months ago. I am expecting a baby girl due April 1st.  The home-stretch fatigue/insomnia just hit me this week and I feel like a zombie, which I'm sure doesn't help the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By LHcj2008
DS is 23 months and, if I let him, could tear up...

DS is 23 months and, if I let him, could tear up our house in 30 seconds flat. He is very social, loves watching the big kids, and being outside. However, I work full-time out of the house, and on...
Forum: Parenting   10-20-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By LHcj2008
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by purplerose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365912/family-members-w-different-lifestyles/20#post_17145450)...
Forum: Parenting   10-20-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By LHcj2008
OP here.  Sorry I haven't been able to reply in...

OP here.  Sorry I haven't been able to reply in a while. Just to answer some questions:
 
Yes, the issue here is my mother, not my mother-in-law, and while I do agree that DH does get on my case...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By LHcj2008
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365912/family-members-w-different-lifestyles#post_17143851)
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Forum: Parenting   10-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By LHcj2008
Pickle18- Your situation sounds much more...

Pickle18- Your situation sounds much more extreme than mine...I imagine things would be much more heated with my mother if she so blatantly disregarded what I said immediately after I said it. 
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Forum: Parenting   10-17-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By LHcj2008
Thanks for your response. That is exactly what...

Thanks for your response. That is exactly what I'm toying with- maintaining the relationship, which is important to me, vs. pushing the issue a bit more and possibly causing friction or making her...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By LHcj2008
DH and I try our best to keep our lives as...

DH and I try our best to keep our lives as "green" and natural as possible, especially for the sake of DS, who will soon be 2. .
 
My mother, who I love dearly, lives relatively nearby and sees DS...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By LHcj2008
Starting at 11 weeks on the dot with my 1st...

Starting at 11 weeks on the dot with my 1st pregnancy, my skin freaked out and never got better...and, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it didn't start clearing up until DS started nursing a...
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