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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-21-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By mikanmom
My kids are now 5 and almost 3 and now i have...

My kids are now 5 and almost 3 and now i have them in their own beds but i usually sleep w/ them in one bed or the other even though i have my own bed,
 
but anyway before we moved this past Dec....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By mikanmom
LadyCatherine, I almost took them to Chic...

LadyCatherine,
I almost took them to Chic Filet yesterday, I opted to fork out some bucks for the Kids fun place that has 4 different bouncy castles, Grampa promised to have Pizza on the table at 7...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-21-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,789
Posted By mikanmom
thank you for your responses, the situation...

thank you for your responses,
the situation really bothered me and i was wishing i had a better way to respond. It wasn't the first time this kind of thing happened and will probably happen again....
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-19-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,789
Posted By mikanmom
Yesterday I took my kids to the state park...

Yesterday I took my kids to the state park playground, which is next to a large campground, and picnic area, most of the kids are from out of town, anyway I'm american of Irish euro descent nd my...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-19-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By mikanmom
I'm kind of copying Mamma 2 1's  idea of...

I'm kind of copying Mamma 2 1's  idea of documenting her progression towards sleep.
*I found it's helping me deal w/ my frustration and keeping me solutions oriented rather than woe is me, life...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-17-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By mikanmom
Tonight was another better than 10:30 night. I...

Tonight was another better than 10:30 night. I took the kids out all day today, and kept them busy and active all day long,
i had thrown dinner in the crockpot so it was pretty much ready by itself...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,218
Posted By mikanmom
What is your ideal dream of a great bed/night...

What is your ideal dream of a great bed/night time?  Does your DD nurse or is the am nursing her only nursing time?
 
I don't like the early am nursing either, Yikes 4:30?! Ouch!
 
I'm  feeling...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,218
Posted By mikanmom
I just found your thread and read the whole...

I just found your thread and read the whole thing w/ great interest.
My DD now almost 3 has always been a horrible sleeper and frequent nurser. I finally got her down to 1 or 2 morning nurses but...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By mikanmom
APmama, not sure about not having DD  nap at...

APmama, not sure about not having DD  nap at daycare, she doesn't take that long of one no more than an 1 1/2 , they say she usually sleeps for an 1 hr. and never has a problem going down.....they...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By mikanmom
I have co-slept with my kids since they were...

I have co-slept with my kids since they were born,they are now almost 3(DD) in sept and DS- 5,
 
They have their own room together with their own single beds,
 
I usually end up falling asleep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-28-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By mikanmom
 what kind of mosquito clothing are you...


what kind of mosquito clothing are you buying? and where can you get it from?
 
I found some net pants and tops online for kids here http://www.fcsurplus.ca/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=2679
they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-27-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By mikanmom
It's mosquito time again and once again the...

It's mosquito time again and once again the mosquitos will not leave dd alone sespite what i do.
I used "All Terrain, Kid's Herbal Armor, Natural Insect Repellent but she still got a few bites,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-26-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By mikanmom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by earthmama369 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1298303/can-you-freeze-tofu#post_16410821)
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-26-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,040
Posted By mikanmom
It has been a  while since i posted this but...

It has been a  while since i posted this
but now i feel ok w/ DD going upstairs by herself, though i try to watch if i'm near,
going down though i'm less comfortable,
there's a turn in the steps...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-09-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By mikanmom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by CrunchyClark http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,040
Posted By mikanmom
My 2 1/2 year old figured out the stair gates...

My 2 1/2 year old figured out the stair gates several months ago.....since then I always have run to help her go up or down the stairs....
 
she is able to go up and down ok for the most part...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-09-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By mikanmom
It took me awhile to find the right school for...

It took me awhile to find the right school for my 2 1/2 y/o and 5 y/o.  I found a great small charter school k-8th that has an early learning center attatched to it.
 
i love almost everything...
Forum: Far East   03-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By mikanmom
Thank god!! ...

Thank god!!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Glad you had good news!
 
Forum: Far East   03-14-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By mikanmom
,   are they American? don't know if this...

,
 
are they American? don't know if this would help but maybe the US embassy page might help you find out, also there's a google person search
 
http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-31-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By mikanmom
your situation gives me hope!   I guess it...

your situation gives me hope!
 
I guess it really takes sticking with it for the first hard couple of nights, while trying to keep in mind it will get easier.
 
 
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By mikanmom
I've adopted the drive less/use public...

I've adopted the drive less/use public transportation lifestyle, a pain when it' raining but have bult in exercise to my life, riding a bike w/ my 2 yearold in the seat in front of my handlebars and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-03-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By mikanmom
crunchym, I've got a whole nother post in P-as...

crunchym, I've got a whole nother post in P-as Partners coming about DH and his "helpfulness"

grtfl-m hearing other's similiar vents makes me feel validated for mine, ugh how annoying...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-02-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By mikanmom
thanks for your replies.....I felt better after...

thanks for your replies.....I felt better after reading them,

It's been a hard stage, DD wants to everything by herself like her big brother but theres not always the time for it....

I think...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By mikanmom
Lately 25 month old DD hates riding in the...

Lately 25 month old DD hates riding in the stroller,
We live in an very urban and densely populated city and I don't drive,

Today after strugging in a crowded tiny Post office while trying to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By mikanmom
just wonedring if maybe someone else who changed...

just wonedring if maybe someone else who changed her diaper made a negative comment about her poop being stinky, or made a face....maybe she felt bad about that and is now sensitive or...
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