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Forum: Parents as Partners   02-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By texmati
Hi UsaAmma! stopping in here after a long while....

Hi UsaAmma! stopping in here after a long while. DH is indian, and I'm a first gen american. :)
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By texmati
Thank you for your replies! I checked out...

Thank you for your replies! I checked out siblign w/out rivalry on your suggestion and am reading through it right now. I'm also going to try the stuffed animal, as most of his have been 'adopted'...
Forum: Family Safety   01-16-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By texmati
Thank you so much for your reply. AFter a lot of...

Thank you so much for your reply. AFter a lot of thought and research, we decided to get a luggage cart for the radian. It worked so well-- my husband said traveling was a breeze with the luggage...
Forum: Family Safety   01-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By texmati
My son is 4.5, and weighs 40 pounds. He rides...

My son is 4.5, and weighs 40 pounds. He rides daily in a radian (FF), which has an upper weight limit of 65 pounds, so he'll be in that for a while I hope.
 
We are looking for a lighter,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-13-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By texmati
I had a similar thing with my second child. i...

I had a similar thing with my second child. i was so worried about announcing! I waited nearly 3 months before telling my parents. I was shocked-- most of the responses were fairly positive. And...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By texmati
that sounds crummy... I do think think it would...

that sounds crummy... I do think think it would have been better to leave the kiddo at home.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By texmati
I'm at my wit's end with this latest behavior...

I'm at my wit's end with this latest behavior from my 4 yo son-- all my old tricks aren't working anymore :) The problem is two fold
 
- he's been saying the word 'stupid' a lot. Sometimes he'll...
Forum: Parenting   09-12-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By texmati
We only have carseats in one car, but DH WAH,...

We only have carseats in one car, but DH WAH, and I don't work. Even then, it gets annoying sometimes. I can see how if we both worked outside the home we'd want to get a second set of car seats....
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By texmati
Stucke, I"m so sorry you had to spend mother's...

Stucke,
I"m so sorry you had to spend mother's day alone. I am very glad that you are thinking of the happy memories that you had with your son. You are brave, you are strong! Sending my thoughts...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,190
Posted By texmati
Yay! We use songs quite a bit-- i just recently...

Yay! We use songs quite a bit-- i just recently came across the term 'light motif'... so moms and composers have quite a bit in common!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,190
Posted By texmati
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-13-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,190
Posted By texmati
After my daughter was born, we implemented the...

After my daughter was born, we implemented the patience song-- it's basically a little ditty that we sing until mama can get what the toddler wants. It's basically serves the same purpose as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By texmati
The best advice that I have ever read (and it...

The best advice that I have ever read (and it was from this forum) Is that it's easier to teach someone to do something than to not do something. My son was 16mos old when my daughter was born so we...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-08-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By texmati
If you don't quilt, there are people that make...

If you don't quilt, there are people that make quilts with the clothes appliqued to them. That way, the clothes don't have to be cut up. But I do love the shadow box idea.
 
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-08-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By texmati
I'm so sorry mama. I do hope you continue to...

I'm so sorry mama. I do hope you continue to post here-- it's a wonderful, unique community that has helped me and quite a few others through tough times. I'll be sending prayers and healing...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By texmati
I love our haan steam cleaner-- but even that...

I love our haan steam cleaner-- but even that doesn't get the grout clean. Have you looked into sealing the tile? Perhaps that would help with the flowers/in lays.
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-05-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By texmati
I"m sorry mama-- that is tough! Here are my...

I"m sorry mama-- that is tough! Here are my thoughts:
 
First, be gentle with yourself-- this is a tough transition you are going through; and your baby is only 4 days old!  Second, the thing that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By texmati
When we were in this situation, (but our kiddos...

When we were in this situation, (but our kiddos are 16 months apart), DH slept with DS on a seperate matteress while I slept with DD. It worked out really well. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-03-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By texmati
Oh lord! I remember my sister and I going...

Oh lord! I remember my sister and I going through this phase-- we are south asian. It was hilarious at the time-- I can remember waxing, shaving etc being a very social thing. I really, really think...
Forum: Learning at School   03-01-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By texmati
Thank you so much for all your replies. ...

Thank you so much for all your replies.
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   02-27-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By texmati
Thanks for the replies you guys! I'm at home...

Thanks for the replies you guys! I'm at home currently, so we wouldn't need to find alternate care if we pulled him out. Right now 2-3 days a week is all we can afford to put him in for.
 
I think...
Forum: Learning at School   02-26-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By texmati
My 3.5 year old son started preschool this month...

My 3.5 year old son started preschool this month (twice a week, 3 hours at a time). I just dropped him off for his 7th class. The first few times he was over the moon to go to school-- no separation...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-11-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,559
Posted By texmati
Cind12, it got better-- so, so, so much better....

Cind12, it got better-- so, so, so much better. It did take a while, but it did get better. My daughter is 2 now, and I don't think too much about it now. It's a terrible thing to have happen, and I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-21-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By texmati
i'm sorry for necroposting, but I think was my...

i'm sorry for necroposting, but I think was my last post before I went 'dark' and it sound so miserable! Things are so different now-- I almost can't imagine that I wrote this! I'm still at home,...
Forum: Family Safety   10-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By texmati
Adorkable! Thanks for the lead on the adjuster....

Adorkable! Thanks for the lead on the adjuster. I'm so out of the baby gear loop-- I didn't know that it existed. I'm a little annoyed at having to shell out an extra 10 bucks as this is already one...
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