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Forum: Personal Growth   Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Viola P
Problems with my mother

My mom just came to visit and i realize that i have a major problem dealing with her. I love her so deeply but i just can't seem to get over some of the stuff she did when i was a child. In my...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-01-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By Viola P
Potty training - success story

I don't normally brag but i guess i've been feeling the need to share our success story with someone...

In December, when ds was 32 months old, i decided i would start potty training. This timing...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By Viola P
Thank you! I'm very excited. I just found...

Thank you! I'm very excited.

I just found out that the funding is so far only 1/3 of what i though it would be. I thought it was 18K and no tuition, so far it's 12k and i still have to pay 6k...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-27-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By Viola P
Just start looking about 2 months ahead. You...

Just start looking about 2 months ahead. You can't look now, but 2 months is fine, maybe even three. Unless you're interested in daycare, in which case you can (and maybe should) apply now. It took...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-27-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By Viola P
I got in!

I'm a mom of a 1 year old and a 3 year old. I've been wanting to do my MA for a decade, literally since the day i left undergrad. For a variety of reasons i never went through with it. I applied this...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-27-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Viola P
I totally agree with Linda on the Move. Some...

I totally agree with Linda on the Move. Some people are just fat, no matter their diet. And if there's too much negative energy focused on his weight he may grow to resent you. Bring it up once, then...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 110
Posted By Viola P
My son went through a stage like that around that...

My son went through a stage like that around that age. I always thought it was because that's when his sister was born but maybe it was just an age thing. Anyway, he grew out of it, thankfully. It...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-27-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for the reply. It was pretty creepy. It...

Thanks for the reply. It was pretty creepy. It hasn't happened since around when i wrote that post, i think because he now wants the lights on, which we have no problem with.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-27-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Viola P
Such excellent support you've received here. I...

Such excellent support you've received here. I agree with everyone else, go for it. You won't harm the child, probably it'll help both of you and your relationship.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By Viola P
I agree with MeepyCat, so long as you talk about...

I agree with MeepyCat, so long as you talk about it first, give her some advance warning, including what to expect (when and how often you'll call - or will it be skype), and so on
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Viola P
I think that babies have their own personalities...

I think that babies have their own personalities and we don't actually have that much influence over their core personality characteristics. Part of the reason i think this is because i had a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-14-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Viola P
This is so disgusting. No one should trust a...

This is so disgusting. No one should trust a government with this much power. This is just WRONG.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Viola P
Both of my babies sleep through the night and...

Both of my babies sleep through the night and recently someone asked what i do and i said i just got lucky but she wanted to know what specific things i do so i started thinking about it and there is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-09-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Viola P
Also, I'm pretty sure that would really bother...

Also, I'm pretty sure that would really bother me.

ETA:

I have a very healthy relationship with my father! I love him to bits, and he would never do that!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Viola P
To me it seems that the issue is partly that she...

To me it seems that the issue is partly that she is no longer a child, something that maybe your bf is having a hard time accepting. She is now a young woman, so obviously his behaviour around her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Viola P
Hello there. There are so many rules out there...

Hello there. There are so many rules out there and they change all the time. The only rule that is consistent to me is that each family needs to do what is right for them. For us that has involved...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-02-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Viola P
33 month old seeing shadows (ghosts??????)

My 33 month old son started talking about seeing "shadows" a few months ago. Tonight it was pretty intense for him and i went in and he was standing, crying, and really afraid. So i just held him and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-20-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Viola P
One extremely long wave that doesn't abate in...

One extremely long wave that doesn't abate in intensity. It's the time when i tried to run away, desperate to escape. Then the baby came and everything was awesome again. Transition is when I lost...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-20-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 819
Posted By Viola P
I can't believe people were so rude. Before...

I can't believe people were so rude. Before having children i was always very thin. I could pretty much eat anything and gain very little or nothing. And, tbh, i did judge heavier people. I didn't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Viola P
Wow, if you figure out the answer to the last...

Wow, if you figure out the answer to the last question you asked please let me know asap. I have always been the responsible, sacrifice now for later, type but i wonder if that's the right approach....
Forum: Potty Learning   01-09-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Viola P
^^ Haha! so true

^^ Haha! so true
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-09-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Viola P
That sounds very traumatic. But what a beautiful...

That sounds very traumatic. But what a beautiful thing that you did get to meet and hold your daughter. I hope you are okay and have lots of support and love around you.
Forum: Potty Learning   01-04-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Viola P
Are you open to taking a break, or do you feel...

Are you open to taking a break, or do you feel that you need to carry on? With my son i took away the diapers during his waking hours and he was so mad at first but it has been 10 days and he's now...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Viola P
I was in a very similar situation prior to my...

I was in a very similar situation prior to my second and last child being born in March 2014. I had a terrible first birth in 2012 with an impatient mw who tried to bully me into an unnecessary...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-03-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 118
Posted By Viola P
Having a doula is an excellent idea. that being...

Having a doula is an excellent idea. that being said the doula at my first was more or less useless as it was her first birth. The doula at my second, i don't know what i would have done w/o her. The...
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