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Forum: Parenting   11-04-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By MamaMom
Remember it's their loss for bonding to your...

Remember it's their loss for bonding to your children. I felt this way about my husband's parents, it's also hard because they are in their 70's- they think and move differently. They get set in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,368
Posted By MamaMom
What have you all worn for formal photos. What...

What have you all worn for formal photos. What shows up best. I have a friends photo and they all wore black, they look like going to a funeral.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By MamaMom
Hope the photos came out nice, just posting I...

Hope the photos came out nice, just posting I know what you mean. I was just asked for my daughter's picture and I left it to the photographer to connect with her clothes. Hope they came out okay. I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By MamaMom
Would love a part time job, 8-10 hours a week so...

Would love a part time job, 8-10 hours a week so hard to find that pays worthy. I come from corporate background and all those jobs are only available full time status. I know this sounds snobby but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,268
Posted By MamaMom
I do understand, the lonliness was far worse...

I do understand, the lonliness was far worse when we didn't have kids. I was in job transition myself at that time and started getting depressed because I didn't know what I wanted to do with...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-03-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,268
Posted By MamaMom
My husband is a workaholic too, his job(s)...

My husband is a workaholic too, his job(s) requires a great deal of time. It's amazing corporate America has gotten worse, my DH is at meetings 7/7:30 am and works until 7PM+ then works a bit at...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-03-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,965
Posted By MamaMom
Hard sometimes, you can get into a funk too....

Hard sometimes, you can get into a funk too. Like the other advise, take a shower and get out the door. I tend to clean house the most during the morning hours, knowing I am leaving the house for a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By MamaMom
In my household defense my children are loved...

In my household defense my children are loved and cherished. Yesterday was a very bad day to include the playdate and it's after effects- not my first time but one that I felt needed a courser...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By MamaMom
Well, I did this today. First and hopefully only...

Well, I did this today. First and hopefully only time. My DD has a bad temper, already she starting with stupid, mean comments. Talks back constantly. Gave her warnings to calm down and not to talk...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-15-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By MamaMom
All said is good and I see the point but gosh...

All said is good and I see the point but gosh these kids can be intolerable. There seems to be no reasoning. Losing priveleges, time out- time out threats don't work. I'm ready to take my kid to the...
Forum: Dads   09-11-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,732
Posted By MamaMom
My dd was little over 2 1/2 when we brought her...

My dd was little over 2 1/2 when we brought her adopted brother home, then 10 months. My son when first arriving home was attached to my husband and my dd saw this and rather than say she was upset....
Forum: Dads   09-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,003
Posted By MamaMom
I'm a SAHM so naturally interacting with others...

I'm a SAHM so naturally interacting with others on the weekend to include my husband is desired -for a break and time with adults. My husband has no interest. I get it since I was once in corporate...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,159
Posted By MamaMom
We have regular "meetings" as I call them and...

We have regular "meetings" as I call them and they have helped when we discuss the loss of priveleges. Time away from each other is a good thing for both of you; too much of anyone can get on each...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By MamaMom
I have this problem with my 3 year old- 3 going...

I have this problem with my 3 year old- 3 going on 8. So hard "modeling" and "channeling" when they have those rude outbursts in front of friends. My dd loves to say she doesn't love me anymore and...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By MamaMom
Starting at 2 1/2 my dd started to have panick...

Starting at 2 1/2 my dd started to have panick attacks. Didn't think much of it because the couple times they happened were at a new school or class situation then she would calm down. When it...
Forum: Dental   07-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By MamaMom
Ugh, just came home from dentist and outcome was...

Ugh, just came home from dentist and outcome was 2 cavities in back of dd mouth. She is only 3 and is the panicky type. Only way to get work done is to put her under sedation or anesthesia.

3...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By MamaMom
A friend and I have gone through debates about...

A friend and I have gone through debates about private vs public school. One argument she has is that in private school one makes "great connections" as she puts it. Has any moms on this site who...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By MamaMom
DD is 3. More concern is if I don't temper her...

DD is 3. More concern is if I don't temper her now it will develop into more showing off later on. Somehow wanted to teach life lessons while young slowly so will evolve considerate always...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By MamaMom
My DD has a good temperment overall and is a...

My DD has a good temperment overall and is a happy camper. I remind her to be thankful in general and to appreciate everthing she has and to know that there are a lot of families less fortunate and...
Forum: Parenting   06-17-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By MamaMom
For the last month my daughter has taken a...

For the last month my daughter has taken a strong interest in clothing and changing a few times a day to the point of annoying me tremendously. Is this normal? She's not even three yet (almost-1...
Forum: Learning at School   05-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By MamaMom
Daughter goes to 2 days school. What does...

Daughter goes to 2 days school. What does everyone do for appreciation? We gave a X-mas gift, flowers for Easter already.

Does everyone traditional give end of year goodbye gift and what do you...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By MamaMom
Thanks for the feedback. Safety was my reason...

Thanks for the feedback. Safety was my reason for the lessons since we live near a beach but as mentioned one has to watch little ones closely regardless.

It's hard sometimes to let things go...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By MamaMom
My DD is almost three and started swimming...

My DD is almost three and started swimming lessons. I was initially going to wait until she was three so I didn't have to go in the water with her but am glad I started out with her.

She appears...
Forum: Parenting   04-26-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By MamaMom
We've been invited to a few birthday parties...

We've been invited to a few birthday parties lately- DD is 3. What do you usually spend on birthday gifts? Does anyone give cash (how much?)- or is that inappropriate. As the kids get older, value...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By MamaMom
Great suggestion. We've started talking about...

Great suggestion. We've started talking about privacy bit already but I will build on it. Thanks Liz.
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