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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,900
Posted By Nolamom
Anyone had any trouble with car seats fitting in...

Anyone had any trouble with car seats fitting in the plane seats? Im a bit worried, last time we flew DS was in an infant car seat now he has a big one (Eddie Bauer) im kinda scared that it wont fit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Nolamom
Dropping off while carrying a newborn is a lot...

Dropping off while carrying a newborn is a lot of work. But it was well worth it for dd's sake. She loved preschool! And a few hours with only one child felt like a real break for me. IMO, I'd...
Forum: Parenting   02-10-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By Nolamom
Just to put it in perspective, I agree w/...

Just to put it in perspective, I agree w/ something another mother said here on MDC. In a few years, none of this will matter as much. DD is in kindergarten, and like this mother pointed out on...
Forum: Parenting   02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 997
Posted By Nolamom
I try to tackle it from the front end. On one of...

I try to tackle it from the front end. On one of those days when I start to notice myself getting easily frustrated, I immediately pack us up and go somewhere. The park for 30 minutes, the store,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Nolamom
I have a blind family member, too. She gets alot...

I have a blind family member, too. She gets alot of her audio from the state library. The titles are sent through the mail and she returns them postage-free. She also got some machine recently that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Nolamom
Ds, 25 mos., loves his trike. He's so proud of...

Ds, 25 mos., loves his trike. He's so proud of himself that he's learned to pedal!

But, we also received a plasma car as a gift and it's been a huge hit around here. It gets played with by kids...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Nolamom
I second empowering your dc to deal with it...

I second empowering your dc to deal with it himself and trying to stay away from intervening. Dd, 5.5, is dealing with a problem with one of her friends - the girl is an on again, off again friend....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,650
Posted By Nolamom
Adding #2 was VERY overwhelming for me, and #1...

Adding #2 was VERY overwhelming for me, and #1 acted out for months in response to getting a new sibling. I'm thinking that some of your frustrations will resolve themselves with time. I know now...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Nolamom
I second the advice to have dh and dd do some...

I second the advice to have dh and dd do some things outside the home together. Maybe even run errands, or, plan something special for an afternoon or two. Dd, 5.5, always feels closer to dh after...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By Nolamom
Much to my surprise, dd (now 5.5) wanted hers...

Much to my surprise, dd (now 5.5) wanted hers pierced at 3! Like a pp said, after she heard what it involved, she decided to hold off. She decided at 4 that she really wanted them pierced and I gave...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Nolamom
It also depends upon your dog's temperment. We...

It also depends upon your dog's temperment. We had a terrier mix that was our first child - she was 11 when dd was born. She was fine w/ dd as an infant, but when dd started to walk she became more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By Nolamom
We had the too small house w/ the gorgeous, big...

We had the too small house w/ the gorgeous, big yard. And we moved about 5 years ago into our big (ger) house with a smaller yard. It was a good move for us. We needed more interior space and the...
Forum: Allergies   02-03-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,524
Posted By Nolamom
Thanks for your responses! I just don't feel...

Thanks for your responses! I just don't feel comfortable w/ long term med use unless it's deemed necessary through some sort of test. So, at this point, I plan to request allergy tests. If she does...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Nolamom
I think the fact that you're asking this...

I think the fact that you're asking this question says it all. Switch peds. If you've lost confidence, it's time to move on.

I've had to ditch two peds over the years - one missed a critical...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Nolamom
I'd try to be forward thinking and set it up how...

I'd try to be forward thinking and set it up how you picture it in a few years. Does your dd expect to have her own room? At 4, will your ds want his own room in a couple of years? Something to...
Forum: Allergies   02-02-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,524
Posted By Nolamom
Hi, I’m new to the allergy forum and am hoping...

Hi, I’m new to the allergy forum and am hoping that you guys might have some advice for me.

My dd, 5.5, has a reoccurring persistent cough. For the last 2 years she has had a persistent cough...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By Nolamom
I had (and still have to a certain extent...)...

I had (and still have to a certain extent...) the same problem as you. A couple of things have helped.

Definite clean up times - we all pick up for 5-10 minutes at least once a day and everyone...
Forum: Learning at School   02-02-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,488
Posted By Nolamom
I would strongly consider holding him back one...

I would strongly consider holding him back one year. If my ds had a summer/late birthday I already know I would.

Dd has a July birthday and is young in her class. She's never had any problems -...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Nolamom
Then when we had a long weekend on MLK day (with...

Then when we had a long weekend on MLK day (with no preschool on Monday) we decided it's time. He was ready, just not doing it. So I said "this weekend we're going to try on your underwear!" and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Nolamom
I'm somewhat in the opposite camp. I potty...

I'm somewhat in the opposite camp. I potty trained dd at 2.75. It took less than a week. She was totally ready - both physically and emotionally. We didn't spend months practicing and cleaning up...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By Nolamom
I've given this some thought, myself, and have...

I've given this some thought, myself, and have come up with the idea that offering acceptance is important. I notice a distinct trend among myself and my friends. Among us, those w/ accepting...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,804
Posted By Nolamom
I'm definately pushing for college, or at the...

I'm definately pushing for college, or at the least some type of trade certificate or license. My parents pushed me. I didn't want to go, and ended up going part time and finishing in 6 years. I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-30-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Nolamom
We brought ds when he was 16 mos. and dd was 4....

We brought ds when he was 16 mos. and dd was 4. I would have to say ds was indifferent to the experience. There were a few park like areas he could run and play in and he went on a few rides, but, I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-30-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Nolamom
I'm in the camp that thinks you should let your...

I'm in the camp that thinks you should let your child handle it, when possible. I often tell my kids "go tell him that's not okay, to give your toy back, etc." and encourage them to handle it on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-30-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Nolamom
Of course this doesn't include any kids who's...

Of course this doesn't include any kids who's hitting w/toys, or other unacceptable behavior, but, maybe you could try to put a more positive spin on it and try to consider it part of the natural...
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