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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By kanani
Subbing. I'm not a social person, but had...

Subbing. I'm not a social person, but had somehow managed to stack 3 get-togethers in a row this Sunday. It was kinda excruciating for an introvert like me who always feels a little socially...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By kanani
I have a 3.5yo and a highly mobile 1yo who...

I have a 3.5yo and a highly mobile 1yo who started really getting into toys at around 8 months. My older daughter has always had a few special toys that we've never forced her to share with friends...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By kanani
I still nurse my 1yo to sleep for her naps, and...

I still nurse my 1yo to sleep for her naps, and my 3.5yo has never been thrilled about it. But I set up the kitchen table with crafts, puzzles, etc, or set up the couch with hand puppets, and the two...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By kanani
My older daughter would go a week between poops...

My older daughter would go a week between poops when she was a baby (also EBF). Our longest wait was 12 days. A couple times we got nervous and took her to a chiropractor... she would usually poop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By kanani
My DD went through a similar phase before her 3rd...

My DD went through a similar phase before her 3rd birthday. Acting hurt definitely fed the issue. She stopped within a few days when I changed my response to: "That's ok. You don't have to love me....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By kanani
what do I do to help my girls get along?

I need help from some experienced mamas.

I have a 3yo who has always been pretty high needs. She is cautious, sensitive, and intense as far as temperament, and has spent most of her life glued...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By kanani
I feel for you. I've got a 3 year old and a 9...

I feel for you. I've got a 3 year old and a 9 month old, and I've just recently gotten them back to the point of napping concurrently midday. (9 mo naps in the carrier in the morning after...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By kanani
I just have two littles, so I'm not there yet....

I just have two littles, so I'm not there yet. But, I wonder if there is a way to keep the free, integrated play/project time... it seems really valuable to have that kind of flexibility to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By kanani
I have two daughters, almost 3yo and 5 mo, and...

I have two daughters, almost 3yo and 5 mo, and I've been totally stressing about how I'm going to teach/project/model good body image for them in the coming years. I didn't have great body...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By kanani
Ugh. That sounds awful...

Ugh. That sounds awful...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kanani
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bruna http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401670/assertiveness-and-the-gentle-toddler#post_17625715)

I must say that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By kanani
Thanks for the commiseration and support! I...

Thanks for the commiseration and support! I think you're right about the routine going out the window at this stage, Cynthiamoon... That is definitely part of my frustration. It wasnt an issue with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By kanani
Hugs. I would stop trying to make her happy. It...

Hugs. I would stop trying to make her happy. It sounds like she's going through a long rough patch with this adjustment. I wonder if she is worried that if she "acts happy/satisfied" you'll stop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kanani
My daughter is similarly gentle, and when she...

My daughter is similarly gentle, and when she was around 12-24mo, I noticed that other kids would take stuff from her or push by her. Over time (shes nearly 3) she seems to have gotten more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By kanani
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/33134...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/331346/width/200/height/400/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/331346/)

One other thing:
We opted to build a toy bin like this. It...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-06-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By kanani
We made quite a few changes when we had kids...

We made quite a few changes when we had kids too. It was a lifestyle shift, and some items have really made things easier.

Got a couch from Ikea that has a removable slip cover that can be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By kanani
DD2 just hit the 5mo mark, and I forgot how...

DD2 just hit the 5mo mark, and I forgot how difficult this time can be. Working on new skills like crawling, and she just can't calm her body down to sleep when she's tired. No longer content in her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-06-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By kanani
Hugs. I remember being pretty pregnant and...

Hugs. I remember being pretty pregnant and worried about my daughter bolting during a meltdown and/or me not being able to physically restrain her when she had a tantrum on the street. It was just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By kanani
For hiking, I like the deuter 3. Works great for...

For hiking, I like the deuter 3. Works great for my 35lb daughter when she starts to get tired, and it holds snacks and stuff.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By kanani
I try not to book too many things for my...

I try not to book too many things for my soon-to-be-3yo... She doesnt do daycare or any weekly classes/activities. But maybe twice a week we'll have a play date or outing in the morning with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By kanani
I have an almost three year old and a five month...

I have an almost three year old and a five month old. The transition to having a new baby in the family was difficult for dd1, and we had a lot of meltdowns like the ones described here. We also had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By kanani
I remember this phase... missing it a little now...

I remember this phase... missing it a little now that we've progressed to the must-leave-things-out-cause-I'm-still-using-them (-for-a-week) phase.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kanani
Yes! My three year old rarely has a bath now,...

Yes! My three year old rarely has a bath now, and she used to love them. At some point around 18 months she started to fear the tub, specifically the drain (because the water disappears down it)....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By kanani
Big hugs. I agree that what you're going through...

Big hugs. I agree that what you're going through is probably normal... My oldest was always sensitive/gentle but my younger one is only four months and has a grip and a punch you wouldn't believe!...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By kanani
My older daughter is akmost three and sounds...

My older daughter is akmost three and sounds very similar to yours. I know that feeling of "should I be doing something else? Or, is this because I'm with her too much?" But I've come to the...
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