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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2010, 11:51 PM
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Posted By citymama
One more thought - when my first DD was 3 she...

One more thought - when my first DD was 3 she loved, loved, loved the book "Contrary Mary". If you can find it, it is a great reminder to be playful!
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,378
Posted By citymama
LOL! Love the subject line. I don't know who is...

LOL! Love the subject line. I don't know who is having a harder time with my cutie pie 3-yo DD - my 6 yo or myself. When I am at wits end, I am reminded to simplify life. Though we are tempted by a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By citymama
Over the past year, my now 6-yo DD has exhibited...

Over the past year, my now 6-yo DD has exhibited signs of stress and anxiety. The most prominent symptom was an excessive "need" to pee at night. It started as a physical problem - her labia were...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By citymama
My 5-yo started Kindergarten at a neighborhood...

My 5-yo started Kindergarten at a neighborhood school. she is a sensitive girl, but never has troubles making friends. Her enjoyment of school and making new friends is being eclipsed by some of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By citymama
My 5 yo had been complaining that her vagina...

My 5 yo had been complaining that her vagina hurts (though really her vulva - we haven't been anatomically precise with her). She also has urges to pee, even when she does not need to go. A UTI has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,225
Posted By citymama
My 4.5 year-old is a bit tired of our books....

My 4.5 year-old is a bit tired of our books. what are you reading these days?? She seems interested in longer stories... as in short chapter books like Ivy & Bean (though not so enthralled by some...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,088
Posted By citymama
Just popping in to say quick hello! I can't...

Just popping in to say quick hello! I can't believe our little ones are already hitting 18 months. It is unbelievable! DD2 still doesn't say much - just points and squawks for what she wants which...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,716
Posted By citymama
Quote: Originally Posted by MidnightCommando...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidnightCommando http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10991440)

Can we talk...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By citymama
Quote: Originally Posted by loveandkindness...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loveandkindness http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10918048)
I would clarify with the permanent...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By citymama
Thanks, mamas! I do not bring it up, but DD has...

Thanks, mamas! I do not bring it up, but DD has been bringing it up quite a bit over the last few days. I do try to keep it matter-of-fact and not say too much without ignoring the issue. But, gosh,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By citymama
I think we all need warm weather and long days...

I think we all need warm weather and long days outside! I often feel I have to choose between getting the necessities of life done (laundry, cooking, errands, cleaning, and all that lovely stuff)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By citymama
DD's preschool has student teachers come in and...

DD's preschool has student teachers come in and there is one who is making her anxious. She gets really nervous about " the boy teacher" and does not want to go to school. I asked her teachers about...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-31-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By citymama
Here is a link to a previous discussion.. ...

Here is a link to a previous discussion..
http://www.mothering.com/discussions.../t-475851.html (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/archive/index.php/t-475851.html)

And to add to what the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-31-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By citymama
My daughter is late teether - she is 16 months...

My daughter is late teether - she is 16 months old just got her first few teeth in over the last month. She doesn't bite me while nursing, but she tends to clamp down with her top teeth. Any tips on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By citymama
I loved your post! It is really sweet. I used to...

I loved your post! It is really sweet. I used to massage both my kids, now 16 months and 4 years respectively. Now have a hard time getting them to lie down so it has become a bit rare, but maybe I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,981
Posted By citymama
Superstella, thinking of you here. MidnightCo,...

Superstella, thinking of you here.
MidnightCo, how scary about the accident, relieved to hear you are okay. I hope you get the job!
Granola mom, how exciting about the move!! I wouldn't worry...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By citymama
Great ideas! Thanks so much, mamas, for the...

Great ideas! Thanks so much, mamas, for the feedback.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By citymama
I feel rather silly asking about this and it is...

I feel rather silly asking about this and it is more curiosity than anything else. I've noticed kids half my DD's age holding a crayon/marker/pencil better than she does. I thought she would just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,981
Posted By citymama
Quote: Originally Posted by katiedidbug...

Quote:
Originally Posted by katiedidbug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10855394)
Atticus enjoys the vacuum. I think he's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,981
Posted By citymama
Superstella, I was just going back through posts...

Superstella, I was just going back through posts I've missed and saw yours. I can't imagine how hard it is. Anyway, for nighttime, is there someone else who can sleep with Homer at night? That's how...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,981
Posted By citymama
Wow, there is a lot of Spring activity going...

Wow, there is a lot of Spring activity going on!! It makes me feel a little lazy. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif It all sounds like fun though - MidnightCommando, I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,981
Posted By citymama
Go little Dov! That is great. And I suppose the...

Go little Dov! That is great. And I suppose the naked time will help with that rash... hope it clears up soon.

DD is pretty darn curious about the potty and is always taking her diaper off,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By citymama
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10747150)
Another vote for TLC, we love those....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,981
Posted By citymama
Hugs to all the babes with bumps and illnesses -...

Hugs to all the babes with bumps and illnesses - those tummy viruses are just awful. Hugs to the mommies and daddies dealing with them!

Twogreencars, belated happy birthday!! Hope the chaos...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By citymama
Abi & Ben's mom, Thank you for your empathy! ...

Abi & Ben's mom, Thank you for your empathy!

Does anyone have any tips for helping young children deal with anger and other difficult emotions? I've been searching around and I'm always...
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