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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By _betsy_
We had it briefly return at age 3 as well. DD2...

We had it briefly return at age 3 as well. DD2 tends to only bite when super tired and frustrated. She only bites her sister, mostly because that's who's around ad that's who is frustrating her.
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-29-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By _betsy_
I had a 1 hour, 48 minute birth (from water...

I had a 1 hour, 48 minute birth (from water breaking to baby in arms, never felt a contraction or anything beforehand) with my first and an hour and 8 minutes with my second --  and the cord was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By _betsy_
My nephew, now 12, has been taking dance lessons...

My nephew, now 12, has been taking dance lessons since he was 4 and has always been the only boy in the classes. He loves it, especially as he is getting older and realizes it may be a good thing...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-29-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,488
Posted By _betsy_
Beacon, NY would be perfect, except for the...

Beacon, NY would be perfect, except for the winters!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,111
Posted By _betsy_
My 5.5 year old recently went up a size and a...

My 5.5 year old recently went up a size and a half - I knew her old dress shoes were getting too small, but she never complained. Went to get new ones, and NO WONDER they seemed too small! LOL!
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-29-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By _betsy_
It would likely be different working with some...

It would likely be different working with some stranger than with a friend, as well.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,341
Posted By _betsy_
Yeah, just what I came here looking for! I...

Yeah, just what I came here looking for! I haven't been here forever, but I was hoping to connect with other Mamas who are moving.

We're selling our condo and moving (somewhere not too far away,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By _betsy_
BTDT, have the puke-stained t-shirt to prove it....

BTDT, have the puke-stained t-shirt to prove it.
 
I have 2 girls, 27 months apart. Oldest is now 4.5, youngest is 2.5. It's been ROUGH. But it's also been really great in a lot of ways.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By _betsy_
Around 3, I think children become aware of the...

Around 3, I think children become aware of the power of their words, the effect they can have on other people (especially Mama), and they are also more able to verbally express their emotions. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By _betsy_
Haven't read the other replies, but I have a 4.5...

Haven't read the other replies, but I have a 4.5 yo DD, very verbal, very bright, very picky eater.

So what if she only eats meatballs at dinner? They're packed with protein and iron, and really,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By _betsy_
Would love to hear the ins and outs of getting...

Would love to hear the ins and outs of getting into this field, whether it's worth my time to go back to school or if there's no way I can get a job now anyways...
 
I have BAs in English and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By _betsy_
My DH is a chiro. There's a a lot of schooling...

My DH is a chiro. There's a a lot of schooling required. No way could you just "jump in" and learn it all. 
 
New York Chiro College is WONDERFUL and in a great, little, progressive upstate town....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,603
Posted By _betsy_
I too was an English major, with a...

I too was an English major, with a communications degree as well. I work for a daily newspaper. I often joke with coworkers that I work nights because I hate regular people. They all laugh... and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,335
Posted By _betsy_
I went back to work at 7 weeks PP with my first,...

I went back to work at 7 weeks PP with my first, and she nursed till 20 months, when I was in my first trimester with my second. She was just done, and so was I. I pumped until about 18 months,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-28-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By _betsy_
What *IS* it about the unicorn pillow pet? My DD...

What *IS* it about the unicorn pillow pet? My DD (turned 4 in Sept.) has her heart set on it!
 
I know a couple things she;s getting from other people, and no one has picked up the pillow pet yet,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 105
Posted By _betsy_
Get a sweatshirt and sweatpants in brown or grey...

Get a sweatshirt and sweatpants in brown or grey or black, buy the ears and maybe even a tail if you can, and use black eyeliner to draw a triangle nose on the end of his nose and whiskers on his...
Forum: Parenting   09-27-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,449
Posted By _betsy_
How old is he? Seems he's about the age to want...

How old is he? Seems he's about the age to want to put his OWN shoes on and take them off, so maybe make the case that he can do it himself with _____ (pair of shoes that fit, either ones he has or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
  Biting!
Views: 422
Posted By _betsy_
DD2 is 21 months and every time she is teething,...

DD2 is 21 months and every time she is teething, she bites people. Almost never ME, though, and never while nursing. The other day when she was at Grandma's, she bit her cousin. I wasn't there...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By _betsy_
Those questions are so totally normal they...

Those questions are so totally normal they wouldn't be/aren't even on my radar.

DD1 (just turned 4) asks me questions all day long, but the ones that stump me are the ones there's no way I could...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-26-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By _betsy_
DD1 took about 6-8 cycles to conceive (depending...

DD1 took about 6-8 cycles to conceive (depending on what you count as "trying") and DD2 - DH pretty much sneezed in another room and I got PG. We were in the "What do you think about trying for No....
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-26-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,706
Posted By _betsy_
OP - sounds JUST like my DD1, who is now 4,...

OP - sounds JUST like my DD1, who is now 4, sleeps through the night all by herself in her own bed (well, crib in the earlier months) and has since about 18-19 months. She just NEEDED to let off...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By _betsy_
If it was a snowstorm (I was due with DD2 in...

If it was a snowstorm (I was due with DD2 in Jan, in NY), the middle of the night or otherwise impossible or impractical to get DD1 to Grandma's, she would go to my SIL's who lives 4 blocks from the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-26-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By _betsy_
Going from none to one was a much, much more...

Going from none to one was a much, much more difficult transition than 1-2. Though DD1 is also a much higher-needs child than DD2. My routine changed little going from 1 to 2 children, where work...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By _betsy_
First off, there is NO NEED to explain why you...

First off, there is NO NEED to explain why you need to go back to work, here in the Working Mothers forum especially. Hopefully, this is a place where we can all feel like our choices are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By _betsy_
They give you sick time for a reason - because...

They give you sick time for a reason - because when you are sick, they don't want you there and you shouldn't be there. I feel more guilty about NOT calling in sick when I should, and slogging...
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