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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By illuci
Hello all, I need a little advice or just some...

Hello all,
I need a little advice or just some stories of what might have worked for you. Our 3 yo DD1 is having a really tough time going to bed these days - has gotten worse over the 4 mos of her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-18-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By illuci
Hi mamas -- it's been a few weeks now with our...

Hi mamas -- it's been a few weeks now with our new little family unit and we are slowly adjusting to life with a baby and I'm adjusting to the post-partum period. Just wanted to let you all know...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By illuci
I'm looking for a little advice on what I hope...

I'm looking for a little advice on what I hope is a common situation after a new baby joins the family. My 2.75 yo daughter has been reluctant to take naps for a while now. Once asleep, though,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By illuci
I've just returned from a family evening with...

I've just returned from a family evening with friends with two kids, and the third on the way right before I'm due (!) and having spent time with all of us and then reading your replies -- well, to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By illuci
HI -- oh my gosh, it's been a week and I'm still...

HI -- oh my gosh, it's been a week and I'm still struggling -- it feels like forever. Bedtimes have gotten a weeeeee bit better after I realized that she was overtired and needed a few solid nights...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By illuci
Hi mamas,   Our DD is 2.5 yo and up until...

Hi mamas,
 
Our DD is 2.5 yo and up until recently we had this sweet little bedtime and naptime routine that were some of the best parts of the day. After brushing teeth (at night), we'd go...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By illuci
Hi!   My lovely little daughter just turned...

Hi!
 
My lovely little daughter just turned two and this has coincided with an interesting new development that I need some help with...
She goes to "school" four days a week, five hours/day....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By illuci
That's what he said to me yesterday, anyway. Our...

That's what he said to me yesterday, anyway. Our dd is 22 months and has gone in and out of only wanting mommy stages. She's in one right now. We still bf and I sleep in her room. It has been an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-29-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By illuci
Hi Mamas -- I have an interesting question for...

Hi Mamas --
I have an interesting question for you all. I work at a small food co-op (only 15 employees) doing part-time bookkeeping and HR and when my daughter was 2-11 months, I brought her with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By illuci
Hey Mamas,   I've been observing the...

Hey Mamas,
 
I've been observing the following phenomenon with my 18-month daughter...when it's just the two of us, she tends to want to be right with me, doing whatever I'm doing. She wants to...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By illuci
Thanks all...reading all the responses reminded...

Thanks all...reading all the responses reminded me that this is just one phase in our lives together as a family and, overall, I am very grateful and happy. I liked a lot of your suggestions and in...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By illuci
I feel a little silly writing about this,...

I feel a little silly writing about this, because it seems like such a general topic...but it's a big one right now in our house. I became a mother 18 months ago, and it was something I'd wanted for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-18-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By illuci
Oh, that was an inspiring story! I'm considering...

Oh, that was an inspiring story! I'm considering doing this -- we tried it at 13 months but it was a miserable experience for everyone, and in general we sleep very well...except now I really miss...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-12-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,875
Posted By illuci
I know this is not exactly a response to how to...

I know this is not exactly a response to how to reuse those plastic bags, but if you are able to just forget them all together, then here is a link to a cool idea...
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By illuci
Hello there everyone, My daughter is 17 mos,...

Hello there everyone,
My daughter is 17 mos, and we have been co-sleeping since the beginning, and I've always loved it. My partner (not husband) has been really supportive, although he never got...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,939
Posted By illuci
Forgive me...but what is BLW?   I'm new to...

Forgive me...but what is BLW?
 
I'm new to all these acronyms. But my daughter is 5.5 months and seems to enjoy the bites of egg yolk I've given her. Mostly just enjoys chewing on the plastic...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-20-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By illuci
Hi there...this is my first post, although I...

Hi there...this is my first post, although I have been reading these forums for months now. I have a wonderful 3 month old baby girl, who I am bringing to work with me. My partner and her dad works...
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