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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-06-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By SquidMommy
We ended up trying the seperate-but-together...

We ended up trying the seperate-but-together solution proposed by Nightwish - kinda. We put DS1 in the sidecarred crib, then DH, then DS2 in the middle in the cosleeper, then me. And we actually...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By SquidMommy
Our 23-month old son has co-slept with us from...

Our 23-month old son has co-slept with us from day 1, both naps and nighttime (minus one week where DH and I thought we would be slick and try the crib - one bout of hysterical crying and we put DS1...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By SquidMommy
We're seeing Amanda Kaufmann right now, and let...

We're seeing Amanda Kaufmann right now, and let me let you in on a secret:

The office staff SUCKS. They'll lie straight to your face about what your doctor does and does not support, and whether...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-26-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By SquidMommy
Sometimes you've just got to be "big" - I can...

Sometimes you've just got to be "big" - I can remember one grocery trip where I leaned down over a cooler to look at bacon and came back up to find some well-meaning nana literally inches from my...
Forum: Parenting   11-25-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By SquidMommy
Thanks, all, for the support and ideas :-) I...

Thanks, all, for the support and ideas :-) I ended up calling their house and laying some blame at the feet of my midwife (who they will never meet, so it's mostly-okay). My MW really did say the...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By SquidMommy
Yeah...I know it's not the best form to back out...

Yeah...I know it's not the best form to back out last minute. Trust me, I don't feel good about it and you're totally right - the "Crappiest Daughter Of The Year Award" is going to go to me. I...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By SquidMommy
Hi all~ I need a little advice...hopefully...

Hi all~

I need a little advice...hopefully this is the right place, since it's about parents!

Ist's Thanksgiving week, and my parents are expecting my husband, my son, and myself to come over...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By SquidMommy
Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm blown away...

Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm blown away by the idea of a teacher, lunch aide, or other school employee "returning" food to my home with the implication being that my child can't bring it,...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By SquidMommy
I'm with the above. My parents used to delight...

I'm with the above. My parents used to delight in using secrets to try to "split" my affections/use me as a pawn/pit other relatives and teachers and whatnot against one another.
 
Not every...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By SquidMommy
But at a park, I don't expect to know anyone,...

But at a park, I don't expect to know anyone, and my focus is 100% on my son in case he's trying to be a superhero and do things that break the laws of physics....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-19-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By SquidMommy
There are parks and whatnot around here, but the...

There are parks and whatnot around here, but the better resources are in Ann Arbor. I'm slightly south of that, and we only have one car (which I have at work most days), so I thought this would be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By SquidMommy
LOL - Lemme try that again:   "Bully" is a...

LOL - Lemme try that again:
 
"Bully" is a loaded word, but I can expound a little. To be fair, the other parents seemed like they'd dealt with this boy before...
 
A 22 month old girl was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By SquidMommy
"Bully" is a loaded word, but since you raised...

"Bully" is a loaded word, but since you raised it as an issue, I can expound a little:

 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By SquidMommy
Much like other posters, I'm looking for, "Would...

Much like other posters, I'm looking for, "Would you keep going or not?" advice about a playgroup I've signed my 19-month-old son up to participate in. It's six weeks, two sessions per week, for the...
Forum: Parenting   08-16-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,592
Posted By SquidMommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358015/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-being-hunted/40#post_17074678)...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,592
Posted By SquidMommy
Pek: All she has to do is communicate. State her...

Pek: All she has to do is communicate. State her expectations, her ability to pay or not pay, differentiate between what she WANTS versus what she NEEDS, and be willing to walk away from several...
Forum: Parenting   07-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,592
Posted By SquidMommy
Is it just me, or has there been a spate of...

Is it just me, or has there been a spate of low-post-number people coming up with these completely BONKERS stories, trying to wrench everyone's heartstrings, and then taking absolutely NO advice...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By SquidMommy
For the first two months of his life, my LO woke...

For the first two months of his life, my LO woke up every 30-45 minutes for the first two to three hours of a sleep cycle (sometimes more!), to nurse, get a diaper change, stare at us, cry for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-22-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,556
Posted By SquidMommy
I picked up on something you said about the...

I picked up on something you said about the three-year-old you babysit...please, please keep a very close eye on your foster son with this girl. Asking questions and showing age-appropriate interest...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,247
Posted By SquidMommy
Personally, I don't feel that with three...

Personally, I don't feel that with three children of your own it's reasonable (or should be accepted) that you basically "adopt" this boy every time you run into him outside. You're not his parent,...
Forum: Parenting   05-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,346
Posted By SquidMommy
Even if you pre-paid, I'd ask about a partial...

Even if you pre-paid, I'd ask about a partial refund or some sort of "split the difference" maneuver. Just because you paid for something doesn't mean you should keep going if your child is...
Forum: Parenting   05-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 40,113
Posted By SquidMommy
@Single mom 35: You sure you're not Viki Bowser...

@Single mom 35: You sure you're not Viki Bowser in disguise? This thread is doing a great job at dragging out the people with an axe to grind. CPS is fallible. They make the wrong calls in returning...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-28-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By SquidMommy
Phew - ~Adorkable~, you made me feel a lot...

Phew - ~Adorkable~, you made me feel a lot better. I felt dumb potentially bringing it up at my next doctor visit, because it's not like it's a life or death situation...but I can tell my little...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,983
Posted By SquidMommy
I don't get it. If you had a daughter that did...

I don't get it. If you had a daughter that did all the things you want your son to do, would you be posting here to say she was too active, not dainty, or perhaps unsure of her sexuality?
 
Your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-27-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By SquidMommy
I'm starting to wonder the same thing about...

I'm starting to wonder the same thing about teething in my LO. He cut his first teeth at 4mo, and he now has six total - four front top, two bottom front middle...but nothing else, and he's 14...
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