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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By KKsMomma
With both my boys I transitioned them to...

With both my boys I transitioned them to mattresses on the floor in another room (not mine) at this age or earlier so that I could get some extra space at the beginning of the night. I just stayed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By KKsMomma
I also have an active, adventurous toddler! I...

I also have an active, adventurous toddler! I manage my anxiety by baby-proofing immensely. My husband is the same way (adventurous! fearless!) and over his years he has had to learn the "hard way"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By KKsMomma
Neither of my boys reliably STTN but I understand...

Neither of my boys reliably STTN but I understand the desire to stay with them when you start to see the early years come to an end. I start the night with my husband but after he is asleep I sneak...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By KKsMomma
helping my jealous 3 year old

I wanted to brainstorm about what to do with a three and a half year old who is intentionally aggressive and sometimes destructively wild when jealous of the baby. I want to address the behavior at...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By KKsMomma
Thanks for the replies! After more deliberating...

Thanks for the replies! After more deliberating and staying at the new place overnight, we have decided to move and I feel much more optimistic about it now. Your responses really helped me take a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-11-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By KKsMomma
Socializing in the country

Our family is considering moving to a beautiful piece of land with a dear friend. It is like a dream come true - already an orchard, plenty of garden space, a cabin that only needs a little work. My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By KKsMomma
Moving with a 3 year old, making the transition easier

My husband and I finally found literally the perfect place to live and we are very excited to move. We can grow food, live in a more natural place, live with a dear friend, and really put down some...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-01-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By KKsMomma
Well I am glad I found this thread because I...

Well I am glad I found this thread because I stress about my 3 year old eating his veggies too. Honestly the only thing that works because he very much wants to be in charge and make the choice on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By KKsMomma
Just realized my description might be confusing....

Just realized my description might be confusing. Those beds are in "their" room and I join them when they need me.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By KKsMomma
Thanks everyone for the great ideas! What I...

Thanks everyone for the great ideas!

What I ended up doing was changing the bed arrangement so that my oldest starts out in his twin bed, then I put the toddler down in a queen (also in the room)....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By KKsMomma
Nighttime tantrums!

My 3 year old boy has always periodically had intense night wakings, which when he was a baby I just would wait out by walking him around until he was ready to nurse. As he learned language, during...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-04-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By KKsMomma
Making a realistic routine two little ones

I am at home most of the time with my sons, a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. We are in the stage of potty learning where foreign potties are unacceptable. I feel stuck at home, and my oldest is clearly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By KKsMomma
I think it is normal and I feel your pain. This...

I think it is normal and I feel your pain. This happened my son too just a bit before he turned 3. Kind of like a regression. He would go so far as to say that he couldn't walk because his legs...
Forum: Potty Learning   02-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By KKsMomma
Just as an update for anyone who is curious . . ....

Just as an update for anyone who is curious . . .

It turned out that the poor guy was worried it would hurt when he peed because of a rash he had a few days prior after going to the swimming...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-22-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By KKsMomma
potty ambivalence?

I am trying to gently teach my oldest son (3) to learn to use the potty, but I'm afraid I've made potty-using a loaded issue.

He was doing really well with "underwear time" and still likes to do...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By KKsMomma
Oh my gosh! Don't worry about not having finished...

Oh my gosh! Don't worry about not having finished potty training yet. I think it really depends on the kid's personality.

My son is 3 as of December and still only does small sessions of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By KKsMomma
stopping yourself before you yell or taking a break before you make a mistake

I have a 3 year old and a 10 month old. My 3 year old is very spirited, and I am working really hard to parent according to his temperament. He gets very wound up sometimes, really being unsafe with...
Forum: Toddler Health   10-30-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By KKsMomma
I don't have time for a fully reply, but I have...

I don't have time for a fully reply, but I have to say I totally feel you, because my partner works week on/week off, alternating a week of nights and a week of days. It is still hard for my almost...
Forum: Judy Arnall   10-30-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By KKsMomma
Thank you so much, Judy, for your reply! A...

Thank you so much, Judy, for your reply!

A lot has changed since I first posted, and I have started reading Raising Your Spirited Child with page flags and a pen to underline. Thank you so much...
Forum: Judy Arnall   09-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By KKsMomma
Help with spirited preschooler!

Hi, Judy, and anyone else!

I have posted a little in the toddler and childhood forums asking for advice with my spirited son, who is almost 3. Three months ago I bought Raising Your Spirited...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By KKsMomma
Surviving the crazy days with an almost 3-year-old: how did you do it?

My oldest boy is almost 3 and going through a difficult phase - for me. He has always fit the "spirited" description, so I do have a lot of tricks up my sleeve now, but there are days that are just...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-24-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,979
Posted By KKsMomma
I lost all my baby weight twice. I practice...

I lost all my baby weight twice. I practice "intuitive eating," which basically means eating whatever the hell you want, when you want it, while being as mindful as possible of how your body feels....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By KKsMomma
Advice for the OP: get your TV out of sight: hide...

Advice for the OP: get your TV out of sight: hide it, get a cabinet to hide it, something! Out of sight, out of mind. At 2.5 they are in the moment a lot, if the moment has a TV screen in sight, they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By KKsMomma
Any brands you might recommend? I have been...

Any brands you might recommend? I have been looking second-hand and haven't found much of anything, but maybe that's just because of where I live.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By KKsMomma
comfortable, but "presentable" pants for a toddler boy

Hey, all. I wonder if someone with a kid with sensory issues might be able to help me out.

I finally realized that some of our getting dressed battles might stem from scratchy or stiff clothing,...
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