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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-26-2011, 08:34 AM
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Posted By abqbabylove
Hi everyone! The great poet Shel Silverstein had...

Hi everyone! The great poet Shel Silverstein had his b-day yesterday, and I wrote a silly baby-related poem on my blog in his honor - Lady Named Carlos (http://ladynamedcarlos.blogspot.com/). Hope...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-28-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By abqbabylove
I'm sure I'm not the only one out there with a...

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there with a preschooler who has shown aggression towards her baby sister. My gut reaction when ODD hits or pushes or otherwise harasses YDD is an anger that rises...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-30-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By abqbabylove
I am also replying to hopefully read what others...

I am also replying to hopefully read what others have to say, as I am in the same situation. My ODD will be 4 in August, and the baby is 4 months. She seems to wildly vacillate from wanting to hug,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-30-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By abqbabylove
Hi kdaisy, sounds like things have been tough at...

Hi kdaisy, sounds like things have been tough at your house - we've been there too! We also use a modified version of timeout. Originally, I did the "stay there for 3 minutes" thing, like others...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By abqbabylove
Hi everyone, I'm a mom to a 3yo and 4-mo-old. My...

Hi everyone, I'm a mom to a 3yo and 4-mo-old. My ODD seemed to adjust pretty well once her baby sister was born, but the last month or two she's really been rebelling, resisting everything, being...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By abqbabylove
Awesome - thank you for sharing! Looks like a...

Awesome - thank you for sharing! Looks like a good one to add to my collection!
 
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By abqbabylove
Oh, sister, I feel for you! My DD is only 3, but...

Oh, sister, I feel for you! My DD is only 3, but when I was pregnant last year (YDD is four months old), I thought I was going to absolutely lose my mind. Hormones are not fun! And, like you, our...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By abqbabylove
Thanks for the advice, ladies....

Thanks for the advice, ladies. @Identitycrisismama - yes, it's good to keep in mind that this will be a process - probably a long one!
 
@lisavark - that is GENIUS!! I, too, have avoided the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By abqbabylove
Hi there. I've read various posts in different...

Hi there. I've read various posts in different places about people not wanting to teach their children manners, along the lines of not wanting to force them to do something, but rather to have them...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-21-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By abqbabylove
My oldest and youngest are about the same age as...

My oldest and youngest are about the same age as yours - my daughter will be 4 in August, and the baby is 4 months old. I CANNOT IMAGINE if I had a 2-year-old in the middle! I was feeling this...
Forum: Babywearing   06-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By abqbabylove
I am a huge Moby Wrap fan, and in the almost 4...

I am a huge Moby Wrap fan, and in the almost 4 years since my older daughter was born, I've never gotten anything but positive comments about it.
 
And then the other day, this guy - who clearly...
Forum: Babywearing   06-19-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By abqbabylove
As soon as she's born! Congrats on your baby....

As soon as she's born! Congrats on your baby. And you will LOVE the Moby!
 
 
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-18-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By abqbabylove
PDXMom - you are totally right - I did want to...

PDXMom - you are totally right - I did want to get people to read the blog - busted!!! Thanks for keeping it real! I will say, however, that I was being genuine in wanting to start a dialogue here,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By abqbabylove
I have an almost 4-month-old and almost...

I have an almost 4-month-old and almost 4-year-old. Needless to say our house is a little chaotic. This morning I attempted to bake banana bread and smoked us right out of the house! (See Isn't That...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By abqbabylove
Confession: up until about a month ago, we still...

Confession: up until about a month ago, we still drove our 3yo daughter around to get her to take a nap (I know, I know!) It's terrible. I finally decided enough was enough, and now we do "quiet...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By abqbabylove
And yes, ditto what Jessi said - you have to fin...

And yes, ditto what Jessi said - you have to fin your own calm first! And believe me, i know how hard that can be sometimes!
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By abqbabylove
Oh my goodness, we have had major tantrums with...

Oh my goodness, we have had major tantrums with my 3-year-old lately. I have a book called the Science of Parenting that talks a lot about the brain chemistry (and promotes cosleeping, not letting...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-18-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,818
Posted By abqbabylove
Hi mama, you're certainly normal! I just ordered...

Hi mama, you're certainly normal! I just ordered a book - Simplicity Parenting: Using the Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids. I haven't got it yet, but I hope it provides...
Forum: February 2011   10-26-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By abqbabylove
Good for you for switching! I ended up switching...

Good for you for switching! I ended up switching from an OB at 36 weeks to a midwife and did a homebirth (in water) with my first. It was a wonderful experience, and I felt so liberated that I had...
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