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Forum: Potty Learning   08-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By Parker'smommy
In my experience with my 3 kids, you can't...

In my experience with my 3 kids, you can't exactly "Night train". And really, EVERY KID IS DIFFERENT.

My son ( now 12 years old) potty learned in 3 hours when he was 2 years 4 months. Seriously....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Parker'smommy
Our kids punch in their numbers themselves. It...

Our kids punch in their numbers themselves. It may seem like it takes a long time with the younger kids, and it does. But it goes super fast with the older kids as they have it memorized. I'd say by...
Forum: Parenting   04-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,479
Posted By Parker'smommy
Yah, I guess it's "other"> I Took my husband's...

Yah, I guess it's "other"> I Took my husband's last name when we got married, and then all 3 kids have our last name. ITs' pretty common around here, even in San Diego county, but I guess not here...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-13-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,326
Posted By Parker'smommy
A family of 5 in San Diego County and we spend...

A family of 5 in San Diego County and we spend around $400-$500 a month in groceries. We eat fairly well, but it's not all organic either. And I'm okay with that. If I ate only organic, it would be...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-12-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By Parker'smommy
I made this today..... SWEET GARLIC CHICKEN   ...

I made this today..... SWEET GARLIC CHICKEN
 
 
1 1/2 - 2 lbs of chicken thighs. I seem to find these on sale often so my freezer is stocked with thighs. I also find that thighs stay tender in...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Parker'smommy
Nah....I'd  bet that if you offered to nurse her...

Nah....I'd  bet that if you offered to nurse her when she returns, she'll nurse. 
 
I went away without my then 3 year old for 8 days and left her and her brother with my parents while I was gone....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By Parker'smommy
My dd has barbie feet. She is 1 month shy of 3...

My dd has barbie feet. She is 1 month shy of 3 years old and wears a size 5! She doesnt take after me....i wear a womens 10:)

I think I read that the average 3 year old wears a 7 1/2.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 404
Posted By Parker'smommy
I would expect VBS to ge heavily Christian...

I would expect VBS to ge heavily Christian themed as its based on the bible, right? I dont understand why yoh would want to bring your children there if you didnt believe in the bible's teachings. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By Parker'smommy
The only time I have bled in pregnancy was when...

The only time I have bled in pregnancy was when I lost the pregnancies. I dont think bleeding during pregnancy is unheard of in healthy pregnancies, but is usually not a good symptom to have for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,514
Posted By Parker'smommy
I've been pregnant 6 times. Had 2 healthy...

I've been pregnant 6 times.

Had 2 healthy children born, then a 20 week stillborn, a 5 week miscarriage, and a 17 week miscarriage, and then our rainbow baby was born after a difficult pregnancy....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By Parker'smommy
When I had a 3 year old and a newborn, I did...

When I had a 3 year old and a newborn, I did everything in my power to preserve nap time...lol. what did the trick was to nurse the baby in ds' room while singing to the 3 year old. I sat in a chair...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Parker'smommy
Nightweaning helped us get longer sleep...

Nightweaning helped us get longer sleep stretches. My dh was extremely helpful and took over night time parenting. She still sleeps with us. But, she is on one side, next to the bed rail, dh in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-15-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By Parker'smommy
Kindergarten isnt required in most states, so I...

Kindergarten isnt required in most states, so I wouldnt worry about it this year. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-14-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Parker'smommy
He sounds like he is doing great! To get...

He sounds like he is doing great! To get perspective, Pediatricians want kids to have at least five to ten words by 18 months and it sounds like he is already there!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-13-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Parker'smommy
I am thinking if you tweaked his am wake up to...

I am thinking if you tweaked his am wake up to an 8 am time, and then a 12:00 or 1:00 nap, he would be ready for bed before 10 pm. It sounds like he needs a reset. Unless you like him staying up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By Parker'smommy
I would recommend cutting out the baby food and...

I would recommend cutting out the baby food and the toddler meals. Its overprocessed and not healthy. Cook him whole foods. And I wouldn't start the new baby on solids so soon either, 6 months would...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Parker'smommy
Ask your pediatrician. I have Kaiser, so we have...

Ask your pediatrician. I have Kaiser, so we have a full speech pathology department and audiology departments. I needed a referral from my Pediatrician for the Speech pathology evaluation, but was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Parker'smommy
It's unusual, or rare. But, I wouldn't call it...

It's unusual, or rare. But, I wouldn't call it not normal. Is it hurting him to be swaddled? Probably not. Is it helping him sleep? Yes. The question is.....do you mind doing it? If not, dont worry...
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 683
Posted By Parker'smommy
But, if he napped @ 2 pm, instead of 4 pm, it...

But, if he napped @ 2 pm, instead of 4 pm, it would still gain you a 2 hour earlier bedtime, right?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 397
Posted By Parker'smommy
No Elf here. I just wouldnt be able to keep it...

No Elf here. I just wouldnt be able to keep it up during such a busy time.id forget to move him. But on fb, I see that moving him isnt enough, now the elves are making snow angels in flour, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Parker'smommy
My biggest reason for NOT taking the carseat ON...

My biggest reason for NOT taking the carseat ON the plane was that it puts a 3 year olds feet RIGHT at the seat in front of them. Unless you want to ask you toddler 150 times to stop kicking the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Parker'smommy
First, I would have a health talk about staying...

First, I would have a health talk about staying clean, which means not peeing in your pants, and if it does happen, removing them, and getting clean and dry clothes on. This does NOT have to be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Parker'smommy
Does he still nurse during the day? If you...

Does he still nurse during the day? If you weren't opposed, I would work on letting him nurse only during the day, and nightweaning. It's been my experience, that when I allow them to nurse more...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   09-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Parker'smommy
You should feel NO guilt for grieving your...

You should feel NO guilt for grieving your losses or for wanting to add another child to your family. NONE! If your child had lived till after his/her birth, would you feel the same guilt for losing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Parker'smommy
DD just turned 2. Like a previous poster...

DD just turned 2. Like a previous poster mentioned, I kind of cater the nap time along with her wake up time. I usually have to wake her up at 7:15, to take the older two to school, and then she...
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