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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By DaisyMay
Yes - we have a rule that no adult member of the...

Yes - we have a rule that no adult member of the household leaves their shit on the toilet bowl for someone else to clean up. I say "rule", it's more a case of I would never leave a mess (yuk - we...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By DaisyMay
Grandparents that favoritize one kid - what's...

Grandparents that favoritize one kid - what's that all about? So frustrating and upsetting for you. We have blatant favoritism in our family from one side of grandparents but for one whole set (SILs...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By DaisyMay
I find the idea of these awful and (having never...

I find the idea of these awful and (having never heard of them before this thread) shocking. Women working on a coffee stand on the beach and choosing to do so in a bikini (health and safety issues...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By DaisyMay
skechers have some cute half pump half sneaker...

skechers have some cute half pump half sneaker type things - comfy like sneakers but don't look like sneakers so good for work etc:
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By DaisyMay
I was a high school English teacher and when I...

I was a high school English teacher and when I was training and working the sense I got was that teaching ideas/plans/resources should be freely shared and borrowed - there were folders and schemes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By DaisyMay
If it were me, I probably wouldn't go as far as...

If it were me, I probably wouldn't go as far as cutting my ties with her entirely (for the reasons you give) but may wish to disconnect from facebook contact with her (you can hide her posts without...
Forum: Potty Learning   11-15-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By DaisyMay
Could you (or do you already) lift/walk her to...

Could you (or do you already) lift/walk her to the potty just before you go to bed?  My daughter trained at about 2.5 and as soon as she was day trained wouldn't pee in a diaper at night (even...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,280
Posted By DaisyMay
I think nappies, at this age, are a good sign...

I think nappies, at this age, are a good sign that baby is getting enough milk out, so from what it sounds like he's getting plenty out.  The desire to feed constantly could be for comfort as much...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-03-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 377
Posted By DaisyMay
Does she ever ask any questions that would lead...

Does she ever ask any questions that would lead you into it?  "Have you met anyone...are you dating anyone?", that kind of thing?  If so, you could wait for one of those and just prepare yourself in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By DaisyMay
We had scottish cello music for the grand...

We had scottish cello music for the grand entrance, then during and after the ceremony:
 
"Let's Spend the Night Together" - Rolling Stones
"You've Got a Friend" - Carole King
"Patience" - Guns...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-25-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By DaisyMay
I wouldn't take the pill to try to conceive if I...

I wouldn't take the pill to try to conceive if I were you.  Just give your body a bit of time.  If this was your first month actively trying, not getting pregnant immediately is no surprise nor is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By DaisyMay
How often do they need these super long...

How often do they need these super long conversations with you?  Daily? Weekly?
 
Would there be a regular frequency that you would be OK with, to submit to their need to talk to you?  
 
If so,...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-16-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By DaisyMay
Do keep trying - at meetups or just chatting in...

Do keep trying - at meetups or just chatting in the playground - sometimes it takes a really long time to find the person/people you feel comfortable with and hit it off with but they are out there....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-29-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By DaisyMay
My husband is terrible at intuiting or even...

My husband is terrible at intuiting or even seeing what needs to be done in the house.  I swear, he just doesn't register piled dishes, laundry, toy mess etc.  I have a little more success getting...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-21-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By DaisyMay
My son is 4.5 and has a new boy starting in his...

My son is 4.5 and has a new boy starting in his pre-school class who has cerebral palsy.  The new boy's mom is nervous that her son will struggle not knowing anyone and with others not being kind to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By DaisyMay
I don't think you "should have done" anything...

I don't think you "should have done" anything differently - you were taken by surprise, you couldn't have expected that.  It sounds like this guy has misjudged how well he knows you/your daughter...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By DaisyMay
Yes, tabloid in the uk refers to the smaller...

Yes, tabloid in the uk refers to the smaller format newspaper aimed at a mass audience which broadly speaking goes for the more sensationalist and/or lurid angle on a story. There is quite a lot of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By DaisyMay
Think about it as any other sort of anti-social...

Think about it as any other sort of anti-social behaviour that is very normal and common (for example with younger children not wanting to share toys, grabbing etc) but needs to be gently...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-03-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By DaisyMay
There's a bit in the book "Playful Parenting"...

There's a bit in the book "Playful Parenting" where the author describes his daughter (about 4 at the time I think) refusing to dress herself every day, he tries to encourage her along, but usually...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-28-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 616
Posted By DaisyMay
Sounds like you're weighing up 32ish hours of...

Sounds like you're weighing up 32ish hours of extra baby versus 10-20 hours of extra adult help.  My first instinct is that you'd have an easier time without the extra baby and with less hours of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-28-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By DaisyMay
Could you ask a specialist in dementia what the...

Could you ask a specialist in dementia what the likely impact of both options would be?  Is there a health care professional who would be able to assess her in this regard?  Maybe a dementia...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By DaisyMay
Sure - a fever that low will do no harm to...

Sure - a fever that low will do no harm to baby.  I'm sure I've had one with one or other of my pregnancies and never worried.  Tylenol is generally recommended by docs to be no-risk during...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By DaisyMay
Brilliant!  Glad you've had a breakthrough!  My...

Brilliant!  Glad you've had a breakthrough!  My son also went through a phase of dragging his covers off his bed and sleeping on the floor - eventually we just put a small futon mattress on the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,771
Posted By DaisyMay
Bubbles - individual bubble wands and/or a...

Bubbles - individual bubble wands and/or a bubble machine.  Our parties for this age group have pretty much consisted of bubbles and balloons and that's done the job.  Music/dancing is also a good...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,952
Posted By DaisyMay
Thanks for the replies - good to know it's not...

Thanks for the replies - good to know it's not just us!  Who knew an only-just-one year old with an otherwise sweet and pleasing nature could suddenly be so stubborn and willful about food with no...
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