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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-05-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By EllasMummy
My DS is 5 yo and has always co-slept with us. ...

My DS is 5 yo and has always co-slept with us.  For the last 2 years he has had his own bed in the room he shares with DD, 7yo.  He starts his night in there but as soon as DH and I go up to bed he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By EllasMummy
Last night DD, 5, was messing about at bedtime....

Last night DD, 5, was messing about at bedtime. She was refusing to use the toilet before getting her PJ's on. I had asked her several times and she had ignored me. Then I went to get her from where...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-30-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By EllasMummy
Oh my goodness! My DS is going through this...

Oh my goodness! My DS is going through this right now!

He has such an attitude and whines constantly. He swings from not wanting anything to do with me to needing me RIGHT NOW in seconds.
The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
Posted By EllasMummy
My DS is just 3. He stopped napping about 4...

My DS is just 3. He stopped napping about 4 months ago.
He is usually asleep by 7.15pm and wakes in the morning at about 6.30am.

He refuses to nap now even when he is really tired. He says he...
Forum: Mental Health   01-20-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By EllasMummy
Thank you everyone. I am so scared by how...

Thank you everyone.

I am so scared by how quickly this has happened again. I am managing to eat a small meal when DH is home but am eating very little when he's not here which is most of the...
Forum: Mental Health   01-18-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By EllasMummy
Thank you for your replies. Talked to DH...

Thank you for your replies.

Talked to DH today after he noticed how little I had eaten. He is going to help me through this. I feel very frightened and out of control but at least now I can tell...
Forum: Mental Health   01-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By EllasMummy
Just a brief history of me... I had...

Just a brief history of me...

I had depression in 1996, 1999 and 2000 and then after DS was born in 2006 I had very severe PPD and PPP. During the PPD I developed anorexia having been overweight...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By EllasMummy
I could have written your exact post! My DD...

I could have written your exact post!

My DD is 5yrs now and my DS has just turned 3yrs and I am a completely different and, I think, much better person.

Before I had DD I worked in daycare and...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-16-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By EllasMummy
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I get mad sometimes too.
I was watching a TV programme about a mother who had 7 children and had been abusive. I was crying and saying...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-21-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By EllasMummy
I really want to share what has happened between...

I really want to share what has happened between DS and I over the last two days.
I'm not sure exactly where to put it but I only want positive and supportive replies so I thought here was the best...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By EllasMummy
My DD is just the same. She never wanted to tell...

My DD is just the same. She never wanted to tell me what she had done at preschool and now that she is at big school its just the same!

One trick I found is that I will start off by telling her...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By EllasMummy
Thank you. I've just checked with DH. It...

Thank you.

I've just checked with DH. It would be Columbus, Ohio and it would actually be New Jersey and not NY City.
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By EllasMummy
..the US school system. In basic terms please! ...

..the US school system. In basic terms please!

DH and I are starting to think about relocating to the US from the UK. DH works for a US bank. We have always lived in the UK and DD has just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-15-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By EllasMummy
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I couldnt read your post and not reply. I could have written it myself 2.5 years ago when my DD was also 2.5yrs.

My DD had 5 grand...
Forum: Parenting   09-15-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,643
Posted By EllasMummy
My DD had lice a couple of months ago. She...

My DD had lice a couple of months ago. She caught them at preschool.
I treated her hair and combed, combed, combed for hours but we had a really hard time getting rid of them.

DD's wonderful...
Forum: Fertility   09-12-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By EllasMummy
yes but it is unusual. I was pg in 2000 and...

yes but it is unusual.

I was pg in 2000 and had no idea until I had a complete m/c at 11 weekshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif. I had taken a bunch of hpt and they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 363
Posted By EllasMummy
Feeling very, very pleased to live in the UK...

Feeling very, very pleased to live in the UK where there are NO biting spiders at all! Pheww!
Forum: Personal Growth   09-10-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By EllasMummy
I'm so sorry. My Mum is like this too so I...

I'm so sorry.

My Mum is like this too so I know how hard it is. My DD is 5, her birthday was last week, and my parents have never seen her on her birthday. This year was the worst though. My Mum...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By EllasMummy
I love, reading stories messy play ...

I love,

reading stories
messy play
painting
making dressing up costumes
baking
colouring in
card games
puzzles
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,440
Posted By EllasMummy
My DS was born on 27th Dec. His birthday gets...

My DS was born on 27th Dec. His birthday gets lost in the middle of Christmas and he has to wait a whole year for his gifts and then has both lots in 2 days.

We have, so far, he's only 2.8yrs,...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-07-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By EllasMummy
My sister gave birth last night to her 2nd DS. ...

My sister gave birth last night to her 2nd DS.

I should have been due in 6 weeks but I lost my little Star at 5 weeks.
I am trying so hard to be happy for her, and I am really, its just that I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By EllasMummy
My DC's play this all the time. DD is always a...

My DC's play this all the time. DD is always a dog and DS is a cat!

My nephew plays being a dog too. He is the same age as DS and they often greet each other with a bark and a meoww! Too...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By EllasMummy
My DD is almost 5yo now but she was exactly the...

My DD is almost 5yo now but she was exactly the same at 15 months.

She would have 1 or 2 bites a meal but much prefered to nurse. She stayed this way until she was about 20 months old when my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By EllasMummy
Totally normal! Happened to both DD and DS. ...

Totally normal! Happened to both DD and DS.

I think that it falls out more quickly at the back of the head if the baby spends more time lying on their back in a cot, stroller etc.... My LO's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-17-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,026
Posted By EllasMummy
I lie down next to DS. We read a couple of...

I lie down next to DS. We read a couple of stories and then we snuggle up until he falls asleep. It usually takes about 10 minutes.

DS hasnt nursed since he was 12mo (sad and long story) so we...
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