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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By KKsMomma
A successful day for me is a day in which I did...

A successful day for me is a day in which I did something special to take care of myself (longer shower, yoga, whatever it is that would recharge my batteries beyond my basic needs), had fun with my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By KKsMomma
I have been with my two (2.5 and 7 months) pretty...

I have been with my two (2.5 and 7 months) pretty much full-time for 5 months so I can give some advice. I have a "baby containment device" in each important room (whether that's a baby seat with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By KKsMomma
Update: bedtime is going smoothly, no shutting...

Update: bedtime is going smoothly, no shutting the door, just offering lots of reassurance about any nighttime fears. I have made my bed gigantic and now he can wander in at night without...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By KKsMomma
It's been a while since I started this thread but...

It's been a while since I started this thread but here are some things that seemed to work for us:

1. Shutting up about it. No asking for him to try anything.

2. Making pesto from different...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-25-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By KKsMomma
Thank you! It really helps to hear someone tell...

Thank you! It really helps to hear someone tell me that it's probably not working. I get a lot of "you're doing fine" and "you're such a good mom," but not much advice about stuff like this. Most...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By KKsMomma
threatening to close the door

OK, so I have posted a lot about bedtime and nap time. Sleeping has always been rotten with my oldest boy (2.5), with short breaks of easy routines. I have so far been sort of successful explaining...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By KKsMomma
making bedtime easier . . .

So, we had a great routine going, pretty much flawless. But after some vacationing and a longer separation from dad, my 2.5 year-old is throwing a curveball at bedtime - refusing to get in bed most...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By KKsMomma
We all have to accept that babies and toddlers...

We all have to accept that babies and toddlers are part of human life and part of our own histories, as we were all babies and toddlers once. Don't ever apologize for the "inconvenience" of your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By KKsMomma
Thank you sillysapling. That link was really...

Thank you sillysapling. That link was really helpful for me. It helps to hear about an alternative way to approach this that isn't just "stopping" it by trying to anticipate and meet every need...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By KKsMomma
I could have written your post! I can't say what...

I could have written your post! I can't say what the reason is for this change in behavior - you could say just normal toddler stuff, the new baby, "high needs," etc. I am noticing that with my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By KKsMomma
Ok, and just for good measure, here is an older...

Ok, and just for good measure, here is an older thread from this site: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400702/3-year-old-having-a-tough-time
 
It mentions some books, too - plus stories to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By KKsMomma
and...

and this: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-handle-your-spirited-toddler_11533.bc
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By KKsMomma
Yeah, just having enough space to roll over if...

Yeah, just having enough space to roll over if you need to would be nice, eh?
 
I just wanted to give you support again and tell you that you are totally not alone in this. It has helped us to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By KKsMomma
Hey, my oldest is 2.5 and probably no...

Hey, my oldest is 2.5 and probably no coincidence that he acts in a very similar way. I think a lot of it is his temperament. He just started screaming about things much more in the past 2 weeks and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By KKsMomma
Our oldest son had a rough time of teething,...

Our oldest son had a rough time of teething, every time. When we hit the molars, it was clear that his gums were hurting and he would wince in response to putting pressure there. So don't think you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By KKsMomma
I think it is a "thing" that kids do. My toddler...

I think it is a "thing" that kids do. My toddler is almost 2.5 goes through phases of fighting naps. 3.5 is old enough to explain why we do naps, what great dreams you can have, how it makes you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By KKsMomma
I remember our first son slept through the night...

I remember our first son slept through the night early on but his sleep went to crap at 3.5-4 months - waking something like every 45 minutes, 90 minutes tops. AGH. This was when he was too strong...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By KKsMomma
The most useful item is a car seat, of course!...

The most useful item is a car seat, of course! If you buy one, make sure it fits in the car your friend uses. And I would go for a rear-facing that the baby can use past 30 pounds if possible. I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By KKsMomma
FWIW I tell my toddler about people he admires...

FWIW I tell my toddler about people he admires (kids, grandparents, etc.) who also get their hair washed.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,253
Posted By KKsMomma
Also I suggest, if you want your alone time with...

Also I suggest, if you want your alone time with DH, to put baby to sleep in another room (if you have one) and sneak away to have that time. Then bring baby to bed with you at the first night...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,253
Posted By KKsMomma
My son was such a crappy sleeper - that every or...

My son was such a crappy sleeper - that every or every other sleep cycle thing, wow do I remember that! I totally feel you when you wonder if it's normal, etc. My doc told me he was fine too and I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By KKsMomma
I feel so frustrated, because weeks ago we found...

I feel so frustrated, because weeks ago we found a perfect bedtime routine for our 2-year-old (27 months). We would do pajamas, brush teeth, hugs and kisses, then 2 songs, one in his room and one...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-14-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,427
Posted By KKsMomma
I have to say I skimmed through the replies to...

I have to say I skimmed through the replies to this post, so please excuse any ignorance/repetitiveness . . . 
 
My first thought was "Wow, he sounds like me as a teen." Being a sensitive teenager...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By KKsMomma
I have a 2 year old and 8 week old son. The...

I have a 2 year old and 8 week old son. The first week sleep seemed to regress - harder to put down, more wakings. We do a song in the bedroom (after lights out and white noise) and one outside the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By KKsMomma
Just remember that you are doing the best you...

Just remember that you are doing the best you can. My son, once he could talk, would have tantrums in the middle of the night abut wanting his shoes on or wanting to hear chainsaw sounds. Not much I...
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