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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By mio2323
My 3 year old has been waking up very early in...

My 3 year old has been waking up very early in the morning, starving.  He cannot get back to sleep, until he has some oatmeal or something.  As soon as he eats, he falls back asleep. 
 
He is a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mio2323
I can identify with this in a lot of ways. ...

I can identify with this in a lot of ways.  Before kids, I worked 60+ hours a week at demanding job and was on call 24/7.  I organized DH and I's home, finances, everything. I spent a lot of time in...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-16-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By mio2323
The commuter rail in Franklin really helps make...

The commuter rail in Franklin really helps make it accessible to Boston, for work, events, kid stuff etc etc.  The college has a strong dance program and has performances throughout the year.  Also,...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-12-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By mio2323
I live in Franklin, MA and we really like it. ...

I live in Franklin, MA and we really like it.  This might be because we lived in really urban areas for a long time and Franklin has been a good change.  We have been here for almost 6 years and my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By mio2323
Yes, she has been in therapy for about 3 years. ...

Yes, she has been in therapy for about 3 years.  The majority of their work has been on her dealing with the neglect and eventual abandonment by her mother, and learning that the life she lived...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By mio2323
I don't know that we are rescuing her, but we...

I don't know that we are rescuing her, but we aren't letting her fail either.  Regarding school, her grades determine if she can go out on the weekends etc etc. We have her make appointments to work...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-07-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By mio2323
I am hoping to get some of that awesome...

I am hoping to get some of that awesome mothering perspective...
 
My DSD is 17 and a junior in high school.  Over the years, DH and I have noticed that she is over-confident (or maybe...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-19-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By mio2323
Sorry, this is a little long...   My 2 yo...

Sorry, this is a little long...
 
My 2 yo (32 months) DS co-slept exclusively, until he was 25 months old and just about weaned.  We then moved him in with his brother, who is exactly 2 years...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-29-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By mio2323
I am just seeing this, hope the information is...

I am just seeing this, hope the information is still useful!
 
My 16yo DSD has been doing TKD for 3 years now and going into her 4th year.  She is a red belt.  We think she will see it through...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By mio2323
Thank you all so much! Perspective is such an...

Thank you all so much! Perspective is such an awesome thing!

I really am in awe of DSD 's confidence in herself, and am going to work on focusing on that, instead of my own hang ups.

...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By mio2323
Thank you so much for your reply, it was exactly...

Thank you so much for your reply, it was exactly the type of info I was looking for.

I think we will wait a bit to start something formal. The cost is just too much for us, without being given...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By mio2323
I am considering enrolling my 2 year old and 4...

I am considering enrolling my 2 year old and 4 year old in a local music program.  We went to an open house and the teacher conducted a lesson with my boys and it was just amazing.  I loved their...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-20-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By mio2323
I am trying to make peace with myself, or come...

I am trying to make peace with myself, or come to a place that I don't feel is wrong regarding my 16 year old step-daughter's style of dress.  She is with us full time, very minimal contact with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-09-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By mio2323
My 16 yo DSD is responsible for kitchen cleanup...

My 16 yo DSD is responsible for kitchen cleanup every night.  For a long time, it was just loading and unloading the dishwasher, but at 16, I thought she was capable of doing more.  She does not do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By mio2323
My situation with my DSD is different in many...

My situation with my DSD is different in many ways, regarding custody, court involvement and a few other ways.  What is similar is the level of crazy from my DSD's mom.  Hers might be more (serious...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By mio2323
I did not get my first post-partum period, until...

I did not get my first post-partum period, until I got my son down to 1 time a day, maybe 5x a week.  He was 27 months old. 
 
We are trying for #3 too!  My first 2 I was pregnant on the first...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-22-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By mio2323
It is great to read this and the replies! My 27...

It is great to read this and the replies! My 27 month old DS is just about done with nursing, but his love affair with my breasts is still going strong.  He is elated in the morning when he can...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-05-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By mio2323
I could have written your post about my DS.   ...

I could have written your post about my DS. 
 
He started pre-school at 3.9.  At his first conference, there was a lot of attention paid to the fact that he is just not social.  I was pretty...
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By mio2323
It is so nice to read this and feel less alone!...

It is so nice to read this and feel less alone! I
 
My DH is at work from 7am-7pm every day. He gets home, and I leave for work within 15 minutes and work until 1am, 4 nights a week.  I work 1...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By mio2323
I just wanted to update everyone that things are...

I just wanted to update everyone that things are going much better.  DS has gone to sleep for nap, snuggled up next to me for the past 4 days, with no crying and no being upset at all! I am so happy...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By mio2323
I am so hesitant to post this, as I really don't...

I am so hesitant to post this, as I really don't want any negativity, just support please!
 
My 26 month old has been nursing about 2 times a day for about a month.  We night weaned about 2 months...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-21-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,809
Posted By mio2323
I hope I am not jumping in where I shouldn't,...

I hope I am not jumping in where I shouldn't, but I am hoping for some support or thoughts from Mamas who are in the same boat.
 
My DS#2 is 25 months old, and still nursing.  I did not get my PP...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By mio2323
I pumped on the plane when flying from Boston to...

I pumped on the plane when flying from Boston to Seattle.  It wasn't the end of the world, just crowded.  I put the pump (electric) on the counter, held the flanges on, and pumped for about 10...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By mio2323
I really liked the book and the techniques it...

I really liked the book and the techniques it taught.  When I had my first son, I had no idea that some babies didn't sleep or that comforting a newborn could be so intense.  I came from a place...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-15-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By mio2323
I am so glad to see this thread, it has been a...

I am so glad to see this thread, it has been a bad few weeks at my house.  My 3yo DS has been having meltdown after meltdown.  And if he isn't melting down, he is running around like a possessed...
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