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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By ckmannel
Yep.  Sounds about right.  My two and a half...

Yep.  Sounds about right.  My two and a half year old infuriates me EVERY SINGLE DAY, and to be fair, I guess I infuriate him everyday too.  Violent outbursts, screaming, fighting every little...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By ckmannel
My kiddos are 16 months apart and OMG what a...

My kiddos are 16 months apart and OMG what a whirlwind it was and still is (youngest is 14 months now and big brother is 2 1/2)!  Because I still don't have a lot of free time I'll bullet my ideas:...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ckmannel
I understand what you are going through. It can...

I understand what you are going through. It can be frustrating. If it were me, I would tell my daughter that whatever she throws down the stairs goes bye bye. Then when she throws something over, in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By ckmannel
we travelled internationally several times with...

we travelled internationally several times with a baby ranging from 3 or 4 months old to over a year. two adults helps, but is not necessary. IMO a baby carrier (I prefer the wrap) is necessaryy. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By ckmannel
My first instinct is to say that there is...

My first instinct is to say that there is nothing to worry about. My daughter has reflux and it's one of those "you'll know it when you see it" things IMO. She spits up the ENTIRE contents of her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By ckmannel
We've been here too. I agree with a couple of...

We've been here too. I agree with a couple of the previous posters that self-feeding can help. We just got a cheapo shower curtain that we put down under his chair (my DS is 16 mo.). Also we've...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By ckmannel
I don't know what book you are referring to (but...

I don't know what book you are referring to (but I am now terribly curious). Have you heard of Clark Howard? He has a book called Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids. I know he has sort of a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By ckmannel
We have been in the same boat, and here is what...

We have been in the same boat, and here is what we've come up with:
-Play in the tub with cups and stuff (I know this wastes water, but mommy needs to stay sane)
-musical instruments homemade or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By ckmannel
Weight gain = very slow for us here (we went...

Weight gain = very slow for us here (we went from super fat over 100th percentile a few months ago to 50th percentile now)

Words, meh, hard to say. He repeats lots of words in his own way, but I...
Forum: Parenting   10-01-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,221
Posted By ckmannel
IME, staying with the in-laws without DH is a...

IME, staying with the in-laws without DH is a good way to make a slightly tense situation into a really tense situation, but that is just me.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By ckmannel
I did this at about 3 yrs old, and it drove my...

I did this at about 3 yrs old, and it drove my parents and babysitters crazy. I just was thinking about or doing other things and would forget to chew. After 30-45 min, when I would remember about...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By ckmannel
maybe trash can punch I am not really...

maybe trash can punch
I am not really creative, but I would just make whatever food you want and serve it in trash can lids, little "toy sized" trash cans (like the type for desk tops), or even old...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-19-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By ckmannel
I have a 13 mo. old DS thumb/finger sucker...

I have a 13 mo. old DS thumb/finger sucker babbler, mostly non-speaker as well. We do not discourage the sucking as we feel it helps him cope/process/whatever. IMHO he is too yound go worry about...
Forum: Parenting   09-16-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By ckmannel
I liked the article too, it made a lot of sense....

I liked the article too, it made a lot of sense. My question is, what do we do to encourage good behavior and discourage bad? We don't hit (or I don't at least), we don't withhold love and praise,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,737
Posted By ckmannel
I just made some meatballs for 13 mo. old DS and...

I just made some meatballs for 13 mo. old DS and he loves them. They are sausage, bisquick, cheddar, and various spices. We also do veggies like frozen corn, peas, lima beans, brocolli, black beans....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By ckmannel
off the top of my head: From Catterpillar...

off the top of my head:

From Catterpillar to Butterfly (It has a stuffed catterpillar that goes into cocoon at end)
Goodnight Moon
Caillou Bad Dreams
But Not the Hippopotamus

I'm sure there...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By ckmannel
we had a similar situation and we opted to see...

we had a similar situation and we opted to see the GI doc. Glad we did
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,381
Posted By ckmannel
I have a nice mother-in-law. I think sometimes...

I have a nice mother-in-law. I think sometimes we step on each other's toes and we certainly disagree on some things. I just always remember that she LOVES my husband and kiddo and she loves me too....
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,658
Posted By ckmannel
Quote: Originally Posted by lindberg99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lindberg99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14312398)
I think it really takes a pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By ckmannel
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:
right there with you
Forum: Parenting   08-27-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By ckmannel
I don't have experience in this, but we will be...

I don't have experience in this, but we will be in the same boat this winter. I am thinking....crafts. Try something that can be built upon so that your DD can interact, but the older kids can...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By ckmannel
We actuallky wanted to get pregnant soon after...

We actuallky wanted to get pregnant soon after DS was born. We ar enow about halfway done "baking" and DS is now 1 yr old. I am scared, very scared, but also super excited. I hope that my kids will...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,397
Posted By ckmannel
we dont expose mommy's breasts in public because...

we dont expose mommy's breasts in public because we want to nurse
we dont shove ice in our diapers (i don't know why we'd want to....)
we don't sniff other baby's bottoms
Forum: Parenting   08-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By ckmannel
OP, I am so sorry that you are having to go...

OP, I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. I am afraid that we will be in the same situation very soon as my in-laws are supporting us (temporary financial difficulties here) and are...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By ckmannel
your local yarn shop should be able to point you...

your local yarn shop should be able to point you in the correct direction
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