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Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,371
Posted By JAL
Well, just happened to see your post and was...

Well, just happened to see your post and was hoping I might gleen some info for my dd. She is 5 and wants to be dry at night and it has been a struggle.
I am just about to potty train my ds and got...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By JAL
That is a hard one, well at least it was for me...

That is a hard one, well at least it was for me when I was looking for my daughter a couple years ago. She was a super heavy wetter - in fact we are just night training now and she just turned 5!...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-30-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By JAL
I'm sorry it was so rough!   Now that you...

I'm sorry it was so rough!
 
Now that you say that though, seems every time I ever tried to follow advice out of a book, it just did not work out like the book said it would. I think it is the...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-30-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By JAL
Oh bummer~   Are you using the reg. toilet...

Oh bummer~
 
Are you using the reg. toilet or a little potty? Does he like one more than the other?  Is he having a lot of accidents of just refusing to go at all? What if you just left him in...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By JAL
Oh no!...

Oh no! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  I would keep trying. With my daughter we took about a week of hanging out bare bummed and it clicked. then I added underwear and going out....
Forum: Potty Learning   01-29-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By JAL
Ok, so dyin to know how it went by day three!...

Ok, so dyin to know how it went by day three! Exhausting? We start on Thursday when dh will be home, looking forward to being able to focus on it. Ds is so ready...
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By JAL
Wanted to get out a reply to you because I know...

Wanted to get out a reply to you because I know how you feel! I'm not sure that I have any concrete suggestions but we have managed to switch to nursing then going to sleep. We cosleep. Ds is 23...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-26-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By JAL
Good timing on this thread! I just got the...

Good timing on this thread! I just got the e-book...
 
I am going to start with my ds in about a week when my husband can be home to help with dd for the three days. I did something similar with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By JAL
Just to give you something else to consider - ...

Just to give you something else to consider -

My dd had a rash around her mouth for about 6 months or more, we tried everything, antibiotics, steroids, anti-fungal through the pediatrician and...
Forum: Parenting   07-22-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,669
Posted By JAL
I have not read all the posts but I just read a...

I have not read all the posts but I just read a book that might be of interest to you,

Dogs of Dreamtime by Karen Shanley


True story and she has a similar experience with a dog she was very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-03-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By JAL
Not sure this would help but thought I would put...

Not sure this would help but thought I would put it out there,

The Floppy Sleep Game by Patti Teel

It is a book and CD, four week program to help teach a child tools that will help them to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By JAL
Hi, sorry I don't have any advice either. My 4...

Hi, sorry I don't have any advice either. My 4 yr old dd is similar. She has always been this way. She just can't seem to really relax and just enjoy life. It is hard to explain and I really didn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-06-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By JAL
We use UnderJams, my dd is 4, 41lbs and 42" if...

We use UnderJams, my dd is 4, 41lbs and 42" if that helps - she uses the smalls. I found these to be pretty absorbent (she is a heavy wetter) and they seemed softer and more comfy than others we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By JAL
My dd had the same issue, and my 10 mo old ds...

My dd had the same issue, and my 10 mo old ds does too (serious Cankles!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif)
I tried so many shoes, what had worked for us before were...
Forum: Parenting   09-27-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,527
Posted By JAL
I have not read through all the posts but...

I have not read through all the posts but Facebook does not have as much privacy as people think, I just saw this from the ACLU

http://blog.aclu.org/2009/08/27/quiz...n-information/...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-04-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,268
Posted By JAL
Hello, I am trying to find some "green" bean...

Hello,
I am trying to find some "green" bean bag chairs. The only thing I am finding are ones made with recycled furniture foam, wouldn't those still have fire retardants in them?
I am looking for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-01-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By JAL
Humm, I saw this tread and thought "great! I...

Humm, I saw this tread and thought "great! I need this advice too!" So nothing to that works to add,

I did told my dd she would get scars that would be there forever (she is 3) she said
"I like...
Forum: Parenting   05-14-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,608
Posted By JAL
Hi! I had a 3yr old dd and just had a boy!...

Hi!

I had a 3yr old dd and just had a boy! So I am trying to figure this out too...always tried to keep things pretty gender neutral for dd and she was interested in a lot of different toy,s...
Forum: Women's Health   05-12-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By JAL
Hello, Just got the diagnosis that this is...

Hello,

Just got the diagnosis that this is what I have under my eyes.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Anyone have any effective treatments or experience with this?...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-10-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By JAL
My spirited dd has always tried to fend off...

My spirited dd has always tried to fend off sleep. She is 3 now and also sleeps on a mattress by our bed.

I decided she need to be in bed earlier so she could get the sleep she needs to function...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-06-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By JAL
Thanks OP for posting, I logged on tonight to...

Thanks OP for posting, I logged on tonight to know I was not the only one in a Three year old's world.

and Boatbaby - I think I saw your quote on another post and wanted to say thank you for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-06-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By JAL
No sure I will be much help but wanted to reply...

No sure I will be much help but wanted to reply because I know how you feel!
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
My dd turned 3 in Jan and we my ds was born in March - so...
Forum: February 2009   02-28-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By JAL
Unless the babe gets really busy looking like a...

Unless the babe gets really busy looking like a March b-day here. Strange, my sister was due last year in March and had a Feb 22 baby, here I am due Feb 22 and will probably end up with a March baby...
Forum: February 2009   02-28-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,182
Posted By JAL
Still here, 40 + 6, wow, hard to believe, my dd...

Still here, 40 + 6, wow, hard to believe, my dd was so punctual! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Guess this one is more laid back, but come on already, dh has to go...
Forum: February 2009   02-26-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,182
Posted By JAL
Still here too, 40 + 4, ugh I never thought I...

Still here too, 40 + 4, ugh I never thought I would go this far....

Saw my midwife yesterday, did not get checked, don't even want to know. She did tell me the baby would come though, eventually...
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