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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By leam811
You bet - we're all flailing along, doing the...

You bet - we're all flailing along, doing the best we can. Montessori generally works on the principle of mixed age classes, part of the theory being that children learn from one another. It sounds...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By leam811
Just wanted to chime in and say what you...

Just wanted to chime in and say what you describe sounds similar to my 3yo DD, with the talking and the talking and the required responses and the bossing around and the constant need for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By leam811
Mamas, this is just an odd little story I wanted...

Mamas, this is just an odd little story I wanted to share. DD just turned two. She's been pretty intense lately, lots of sleep disruptions and challenging (normal) behavior. She's potty learning,...
Forum: Parenting   08-16-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,458
Posted By leam811
newly 2 yo DD, while sitting on toilet: "I have...

newly 2 yo DD, while sitting on toilet: "I have penis!"
 
nooo, you're a girl - what do girls have?
 
"Vulvas."
 
Then, with a sly smile..."Girls have....penises!"
 
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,098
Posted By leam811
I WOH full time. I am also completing an MFA...

I WOH full time. I am also completing an MFA part time through the University where I work. Returned to work at 8 weeks, tho I did 3 days at office/2 "at home" for the next 2 months. We had a nanny...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-23-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By leam811
Mamas, I'm just here to sing the blues a bit....

Mamas, I'm just here to sing the blues a bit. Week before last, when we were supposed to start a new daycare, 17 mo DD came down with what turned out to be RSV/pneumonia (a parting gift from old...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By leam811
I second the PP. We just switched daycares to a...

I second the PP. We just switched daycares to a Montessori with a toddler program, (DD is 17 mo) and she even napped on her first day, on her little mat, etc. I sent the blanket she slept with in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,400
Posted By leam811
I second the stock idea, with rice or quinoa. I...

I second the stock idea, with rice or quinoa. I also make rice in coconut milk & keep it in fridge. Then heat it up in sautee pan & stir it together with scrambled eggs. And to that you can add...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,072
Posted By leam811
OP - so glad your heroic DH stepped in and set...

OP - so glad your heroic DH stepped in and set some folks straight.
 
My 17mo is a nursing champ. Yesterday I picked her up from her second day at a new (Montessori! yay!) daycare, and offered to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By leam811
If I pretend to cry (in a fake, boo-hoo way), 17...

If I pretend to cry (in a fake, boo-hoo way), 17 mo DD will smile at me and say, "Baby?".
 
In the bath ("bubble?" she chirps), she will cover up her toes with a cup, and when you exclaim, Rowan,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By leam811
    Quote:When my daughter wants to help I...


 
Quote:When my daughter wants to help I let her take my sponge and just grab a new one. If she grabs that one too I grab a wash cloth or a scrubber or the sponge she let go. If I'm cooking I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By leam811
Oh ladies, THANK YOU for your replies. I feel so...

Oh ladies, THANK YOU for your replies. I feel so relieved at having perspective from mamas who have been through this, I even teared up a little, reading them. The toddler teachers are kind, but...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-03-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By leam811
Thank you so much for your reply, caenach. I...

Thank you so much for your reply, caenach. I can't tell you how helpful it is to just hear from someone else who's done this. Your tips on offering lots of (varied) food are great. She definitely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-03-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By leam811
Mamas, I just need some others to weigh in with...

Mamas, I just need some others to weigh in with experience here. I work full time. My 15 mo DD has in the last couple of weeks transitioned from the Infant room to the Toddler room at daycare.
...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-03-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By leam811
Mamas, I just need some others to weigh in with...

Mamas, I just need some others to weigh in with experience here. I work full time. My 15 mo DD has in the last couple of weeks transitioned from the Infant room to the Toddler room at daycare.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-18-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By leam811
Thank you for the kind words, mamas! I think you...

Thank you for the kind words, mamas! I think you are all right - there may of course be other nursing toddlers there, just not necessarily nursing at daycare.

It's just interesting to feel like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-17-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By leam811
Hi Mamas, Just a little support, or BTDT...

Hi Mamas,

Just a little support, or BTDT welcome.

I WOH full time. DD is 13 mos and will be transitioning from the Infant room to the Toddler class at daycare within a month (oh my tiny...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-05-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,572
Posted By leam811
We used a moses basket in bed with us for...

We used a moses basket in bed with us for months. It worked great, and as a pp said, I was still very attuned to her needs and woke quickly when she needed me. I would take her out and sit up to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-03-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By leam811
Hello mamas, We just made a crazed, 11th...

Hello mamas,

We just made a crazed, 11th hour decision to head to Edinburgh for a week to see friends during the Fringe (where we have worked/played for the last six years, excluding last year...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,530
Posted By leam811
Absolutely, at home, at friends' houses. Once on...

Absolutely, at home, at friends' houses. Once on a walk in the woods with her in the moby.

And (way TMI) early on, still healing from a 4th degree tear, it would take me a long time and a lot of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-28-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By leam811
This came out in yesterday's New York Times: ...

This came out in yesterday's New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/he...r=1&ref=health (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/health/27brod.html?_r=1&ref=health)

Looks like 5-10 minutes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By leam811
baby zombies are so cute, though!

baby zombies are so cute, though!
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By leam811
DD had a little stash of...something crusty...in...

DD had a little stash of...something crusty...in her navel for, uh, quite a while. I couldn't figure out how to get at it well enough, but eventually it sort of surfaced, and one day I was able to...
Forum: Women's Health   07-26-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,192
Posted By leam811
Just a post to say we're in the same boat, with...

Just a post to say we're in the same boat, with low iron and practically no solids...and she turns one next week. I've had a yucky supplement around for months, but every time I'd start with it,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-13-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By leam811
Our house is old, big, and continually under...

Our house is old, big, and continually under some sort of construction. Many walls have been removed, so lots of open space. Not many closeable doors. Not many potential gate locations. So, I have...
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