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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-08-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By lyra2007
Well, I go back and forth...I will say I have...

Well, I go back and forth...I will say I have two daughters (one bio, one step).  When she was younger, DSD would correct people who called me her mom--"She's my stepmother."  That was when she was...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-21-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By lyra2007
Yes, you can restrict travel.  The parent taking...

Yes, you can restrict travel.  The parent taking the child must have a signed note from the parent who is not travelling.  This is true whether you are married or divorced.
Kimberley
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-31-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By lyra2007
I think it somewhat depends on the child's age....

I think it somewhat depends on the child's age. Certainly before kindergarten, being away from you for 6 or more weeks is too much.  My DSD is 10 and just spent her first 6 straight weeks with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By lyra2007
He is going to be sick quite a bit at first....

He is going to be sick quite a bit at first.  But it's really now or later (when he starts pre-school or kindergarten).  I was so sad that my baby was sick all the time (and I got sick with her...
Forum: Family Safety   11-04-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By lyra2007
My daughter has just moved into underpants. I am...

My daughter has just moved into underpants. I am concerned she is going to have an accident in her carseat (the recaro--PITA to remove/wash the cover). I know you're not supposed to put after-market...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-21-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By lyra2007
Why does my 2.5 year old know these characters?...

Why does my 2.5 year old know these characters? She has never watched them at home. They don't watch them at daycare. Are other little kids so obsessed with them that they talk about them all the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By lyra2007
If you're relaxed, I'm comatose. I mean, it'll...

If you're relaxed, I'm comatose. I mean, it'll happen, right? No one goes to kindergarten in diapers. That's what I tell myself anyway.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By lyra2007
My daughter was like that, too, from about 15-18...

My daughter was like that, too, from about 15-18 months, then she became more herself. I think she was just overwhelmed. I felt really bad but she never seemed unhappy, never indicated that she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By lyra2007
Lazy again...2 1/2 and still in her high chair....

Lazy again...2 1/2 and still in her high chair. Never even occurred to me! She's been using a booster in restaurants for about 3 months. Guess she's getting a booster for Christmas...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,386
Posted By lyra2007
We have never missed a visit. And we won't (of...

We have never missed a visit. And we won't (of course, that's easier now that the visits are annual.) At my daughter's 2-year check-up, her doctor detected a heart murmur. She referred us to a...
Forum: Family Safety   09-21-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By lyra2007
You can actually rent the CARES on ebay--I've...

You can actually rent the CARES on ebay--I've never done it and am not sure I would trust it, but you can look
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By lyra2007
I don't think it's really helpful to discuss...

I don't think it's really helpful to discuss what anyone's particular child can say. It sounds like you have some concerns, and that's what matters.
In Oregon, we take an on-line quiz regarding...
Forum: Family Safety   09-07-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,110
Posted By lyra2007
We live in a really old house--you could, I...

We live in a really old house--you could, I guess, put gates up, but the way the railings and moulding are make it almost impossible. So we have gone without. But I have not gone without anxiety....
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,118
Posted By lyra2007
When she hits 35 pounds, which will max out both...

When she hits 35 pounds, which will max out both her signo and her boulevard. She's 2.5 and about 28-29 pounds, so I am guessing about another year, unless she has a massive growth spurt. I would...
Forum: Family Safety   08-30-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,967
Posted By lyra2007
And besides, for every car that's rear-ended,...

And besides, for every car that's rear-ended, the other one has a frontal crash. And in a chain collision--both!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-24-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By lyra2007
More empathy here. I've had my step-daughter...

More empathy here. I've had my step-daughter since she was nearly 4 (she's now almost 10) and I now have a 2-year old with DSD's dad. Ever since i got pregnant, DSD has been more and more on my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,605
Posted By lyra2007
My DD does/did that too. She never seemed sick...

My DD does/did that too. She never seemed sick before or after, never had a fever or crankiness. And always right after her before-bed nursing or bottle. Much less now at 29 months, but quite a bit...
Forum: Family Safety   08-09-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By lyra2007
Yes, we took it out when my daughter got tall...

Yes, we took it out when my daughter got tall enough for the highest straps because the headrest prevented us from using the highest slots. I am not sure if that's what you're saying. Anyway, I...
Forum: Family Safety   08-09-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,598
Posted By lyra2007
Just remember you cannot/should not wear the...

Just remember you cannot/should not wear the seatbelt over the baby in the wrap--you have to buckle yourself then hold the baby (somehow!)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By lyra2007
I second the all babies, all the time. But she...

I second the all babies, all the time. But she also likes duplo (toddler legos), her rody horse, her bilibo and the Fisher Price farm.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By lyra2007
I don't think so...I remember reading they...

I don't think so...I remember reading they usually grow about 1/2 size every 3 months, and that's been about right for my DD (she was a 5 at 18 months, a 6 at 24 months and is now at 28 months...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,688
Posted By lyra2007
Yes, when we lived in the same town and had her...

Yes, when we lived in the same town and had her every weekend, we did her laundry so at least she could wear clean clothes home (we'd send her home in what she came in; she wore "our" clothes in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By lyra2007
We do: Christmas: Each parent gets one week...

We do:

Christmas: Each parent gets one week of the two-week vacation, alternating the week that has actual Christmas. When she was younger and we lived in the same city, the parents alternated...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,688
Posted By lyra2007
Yeah, we had the same problem--one time DSD came...

Yeah, we had the same problem--one time DSD came off the airplane wearing a size 4 skirt (she was 7--and really tall for her age) that barely covered her bottom. And no underwear. We buy her decent...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By lyra2007
I think compliance is really a matter of what I...

I think compliance is really a matter of what I want my daughter to do coinciding with what she wants to do, and not much more than that. At 21 months, I think your child is right on track.
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