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Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,035
Posted By monamcmona
Changing table..baby wipe warmer...baby...

Changing table..baby wipe warmer...baby monitor..15 different contraptions to set your baby down in (one should do the trick)..baby Einstein videos (gag me).
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By monamcmona
Yes! I can't stand the selection of clothes at...

Yes! I can't stand the selection of clothes at those places. Luckily my nine year old doesn't like them either... And still wants me picking out all her clothes. We get most of her clothing from 2nd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By monamcmona
We love playmobil.

We love playmobil.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-15-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,427
Posted By monamcmona
I would most definitely have a talk with the...

I would most definitely have a talk with the teacher. If she doesn't know what is going on..she can't help find a solution. And like Letitia, if it were my child that was the aggressor..I would want...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By monamcmona
My 9 year old has a few. Two gifted (by the same...

My 9 year old has a few. Two gifted (by the same friend).. and one that dd bought herself. I refuse to spend $20 on them. And I'm convinced she really only wants them because her friends have them....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By monamcmona
I don't remember 16 being any different then my...

I don't remember 16 being any different then my other birthdays. My parents were well off..but I still didn't get a car. I think you are putting too much pressure on yourself! Sounds like she would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By monamcmona
Thank you everyone. This has been eating at me...

Thank you everyone. This has been eating at me all weekend. I sent a little text apologizing and making sure it was clear we weren't intentionally hurting friend 3's feelings. I haven't heard back...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By monamcmona
I have had a talk with Dd about how friend 3...

I have had a talk with Dd about how friend 3 probably felt when she heard the other girls planning. She realized what she had done and felt genuinely sorry for hurting friend 3's feelings. We also...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By monamcmona
Im having a little anxiety over a situation with...

Im having a little anxiety over a situation with some friends.
My DD turned nine last week..and for her birthday she decided she wanted a sleepover. Dd decided on two girls she wanted to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By monamcmona
We took a weekend trip to San Fran when my ddhad...

We took a weekend trip to San Fran when my ddhad just turned five. We brought our stroller..but it was a terrible idea. The hills were hard..getting on/off buses and trains was a joke. The city is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-05-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By monamcmona
Dd's lunch is almost the same day to day....

Dd's lunch is almost the same day to day. Sandwich, fruit, vegetable..sometimes crackers or dips for the vegetable as treats. Seems boring to me..but that is what she likes. Btw she is going into...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By monamcmona
I'm right there with you! 4 is hard... And that...

I'm right there with you! 4 is hard... And that is why I call them the f***ing fours! I am hoping things will get easier? Besides the oppositional challenges.. my little guy is quite the stunt man....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-06-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By monamcmona
I'm assuming 2nd shift is a swing or graveyard...

I'm assuming 2nd shift is a swing or graveyard shift?  That is ME!  I'm working 24 hours/week.. all of them swing or grave.  It has worked for our family for the last eight years.
 
Dh gets home...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By monamcmona
I would just remind him he is part of your...

I would just remind him he is part of your family community.. and he needs to be responsible for his own mess.  Unless I was already having a really bad day.. this wouldn't really be an issue for...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-21-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By monamcmona
thanks everyone!  great ideas. 

thanks everyone!  great ideas. 
Forum: Meal Planning   08-17-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By monamcmona
There has got to be a thread out there with...

There has got to be a thread out there with school lunch ideas.. but I couldn't find it.
 
My lovely 2nd grader goes back to school next week!!  and I'm in need of some healthy.. kid friendly...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By monamcmona
Curious if you got the position?   I work 12...

Curious if you got the position?
 
I work 12 hour shifts, but only two/week.  I love it! and can't imagine going to back to working 8hr shifts.  You might be a little tired after your 12 hours at...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,126
Posted By monamcmona
seriously been feeling dumpy lately.  I am...

seriously been feeling dumpy lately.  I am trying to get rid of some baby weight.. (my baby will be 4 in a couple weeks...) but I've been serious about it for a couple months.. and I don't want to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-21-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By monamcmona
I started March 1st at 187, and I'm down to 172...

I started March 1st at 187, and I'm down to 172 (I'm 5'4"). I goal is to get down to 135, and hopefully by the end of December. It's definitely slow coming off, and it's hard work. I'm doing 30min...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-22-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By monamcmona
interesting. Thanks for the link! With both of...

interesting. Thanks for the link!
With both of my kids, baby in the bike seat, my 4yr old in the bike trailer, toys, treats, and water... I think it's more like 75lbs!!! I think I'm buring more...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-02-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By monamcmona
and I think it's because I'm breastfeeding! ...

and I think it's because I'm breastfeeding!
I've been very very careful about what I've been eating since feb.1st (2 months), cut out almost all sugar. This is a big change for me! I've also worked...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,560
Posted By monamcmona
I'm using a used pump. I bought it off...

I'm using a used pump. I bought it off craigslist. I took it to a store that specializes in breast pumps, and had it checked for suction, sanitized (the parts he could), and replace all possible...
Forum: March 2008   05-06-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By monamcmona
oh man!! no way. I feel bad for pregnant...

oh man!! no way.
I feel bad for pregnant moms!!! I see their belly and remember all the sleepless nights!! and horrible 12 hour uncomfortable night shifts... bah!!!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By monamcmona
oh man! I know exactly what you are talking...

oh man! I know exactly what you are talking about.
As soon as my baby was born I remembered all the 'freakish' things I do/don't do that mainstream people don't understand!
I have a cousin staying...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-24-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By monamcmona
thanks for the replies! today is a new day......

thanks for the replies! today is a new day... and I'm not feeling as frustrated by the accidents.

I had a bad day yesterday, and her peeing in the corner really angered me.

I've decided not to...
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