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[ - ] WTF happened to all of my watched posts????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Site Feedback 05.27.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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And this needed to be posted on the Special Needs board because... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:50 PM Flag
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np: take a guess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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>> np: maybe one of her watched posts was from the special needs board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:12 PM Flag
[ - ] I can feel the fat melting off my ass - signed low carb mom 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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tell me how. low carb? which plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it normal? Dh asked me if I want to go with him to a day trip (for work) 120 miles away. Suddenly I realize that if something happen to us 3 yo ds will be alone. Now I don't want go and leave my son here. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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I felt the same way the first time DB stayed with his grandparents and we went away for the weekend. I got over it though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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It is not the first time I live him with grandparents. Thistime I just feel it, should I cancel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:42 PM Flag
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Maybe normal, but something you have to get past. If all parents did this, no one would ever go anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:43 PM Flag
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you are right, thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:47 PM Flag
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I get anxiety about people I love dying when I or they go on trips. It's not exactly normal but not way out there. I recognize it as irrational and suck it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:49 PM Flag
[ - ] how old when toddlers can count to 10 or 15? Properly. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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My 2.5 yo counts to 20 properly about 50% of the time. Sometimes he throws in extra numbers here or there--or skips some. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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my oldest around 2.5, middle around 2.0, and youngest at 5yo - [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:42 PM Flag
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my 3 year old can- maybe just when she turned 3 she could do it- count objects up to 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Spin off an earlier post: are the School Leadership Team elections in your school highly contested? Do people show an interest in running? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.27.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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I would not say highly contested, but there are always more people running than spots available. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:55 PM Flag
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And how would a voter differentiate between them? Speeches? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:19 PM Flag
[ - ] kate hudson and lance armstrong? blech. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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Did they meet through Matthew McC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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She's a ho and he's an ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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Lance has such a type. all his women look the same. his first wife, sheryl crow, tory burch, and now kate hudson. they are all skinny, around 5'5", blonde, same bone structure, it is kind of creepy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:51 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:53 PM Flag
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don't forget that olson twin he dated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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what is he - a male slut? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:52 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone use angie's list to find a contractor? I just 'joined' for $20 but wondering if it isn't just the contractors reviewing themselves or having friends do so. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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I used them for painters and for an emergency plumber, and was very happy both times. I think it's legit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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thanks....we just bought a house that needs major work. I'm debating whether to hire a general contractor or just individual people......I think the GC thing could end up being a nightmare but dealing with a bunch of different people doesn't sound like much fun either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I have my first yeast infection in about 15 yrs. What's the best treatment? It's all OTC now, right? Anyone else start getting them after having dbs? I can't think of what might have brought this one on, and I'm wondering if it's some kind of hormonal thing. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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seriously, put a clove of garlic up there. cheap, easy and it works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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Really? Just peel and insert? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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yes, but be sure you don't nick it in the process. here's a great guide: http://www.msu.edu/~eisthen/yeast/yourself.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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Thanks. Very interesting. This infection seems to be pretty raging (it started yesterday, but I thought it might go away on its own) so I think chemical warfare might be necessary. I'll hang on to this link and refer to it earlier next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] HELP!!! breasts so engorged, incredibly painful (milk coming in). i can feed db on right breast and pump if needed--still really painful, but at least milk comes out. left one is so engorged yet pumping won't get milk out (hand or electric) AND db just fights and screams because milk doesn't come out 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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^^how do i get relief for left breast?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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take a hot shower or put hot cloth on breasts. hot shower works best, massage breast so that milk comes out. it may just spurt out on it's own. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Would love some suggestions on how to manage 2 yr old bedtime. DD used to go to bed very easily, to the point of asking us to leave the room. Now, going to sleep takes forever, usually she's in the room for at least 30 min on her own, singing and calling out to us sometime. We've cut her nap in the afternoon, but she still is not sleeping until 8:30 (used to be 7:30, then 8 as she got older). Any suggestions on what to do? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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If she is happy in her rooom she is jsut winding down for the night. Give her some books in her bed and let her sing and talk to herself as much as she wants. I did this with my dd and she now looks for ward to her nightly wind down reading time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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Let her sing. Ignore the calls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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if she is in her room singin and such leave her be. she will go to sleep eventually. it's when she starts to come out that you have to worry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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My 2 yo is the same. For us, the only issue is that his chattering sometimes wakes his 9 mo sister sleeping in the same room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] what do you do when someone dies and you don't want to go on without them? live the rest of your life as a testament to them? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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I think you can and should find a way to deal with the loss and move on with your life. We only live once. Make the most of your time rather than dwelling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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die [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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Thinking of it that way sounds like a good place to start. You need to give yourself time to heal, and to figure out how to re-engage with the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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Are you the mom of the ds from before? It's still so raw, please give yourself time and get help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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i've been thinking about this question all day after reading the post this morning about the ds who died. and i don't know. i think especially if you have another dc, you have to go on and make a show of feeling strong until you actually do. if not, i dunno. just grieve for a long time and the feeling will pass. just wait for that. and yeah, get help. i dunno, i'm so sad about that post still. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:45 PM Flag
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whose son died? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:52 PM Flag
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It happens to people every day. I am not saying it's easy to deal with and move on. But I think with the passage of time, things DO get a little easier. I have a friend who died 2 years ago suddenly and left a dh and 2 dds, one of whom was just 3 months old. I think about what the dh must be dealing with all the time. Luckily, in their case, he is a really capable person and has a giant support system but I am sure it's still very raw and lonely for him at times but I think he really tries to live like you mentioned above - tries to make decisions they way he would have if his wife were still alive as a way to honor her memory. He had 2 dds to think of...I think he's doing a great job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:53 PM Flag
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DH's sister died in middle school (in an accident). MIL, FIL, and DH have each gone on to live full, meaningful lives -- but they will always carry some grief with them. MIL once told me: "It was a long time ago...you don't get over it, but you move on, you have to." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:08 PM Flag
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i guess they had their other child to live for [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:18 PM Flag
[ - ] 2 yr old dd has been hitting a lot. We've made it clear, and I think she understands, that it's wrong. But, she keeps doing it. Anyone had similar experiences? WDYD? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.27.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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who does she hit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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My 2 yo is hitting and even biting. It's upsetting. I'd love some advice too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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again, who does he hit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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She hits me, the nanny, her dad, and the nanny told me she tries to hit other kids as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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do time outs. take away a toy. she needs a consequence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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A few tricks you may want to try: Pick one or two and be very consisten for a week. 1. Give no attention to her for hitting. 2. Give lots of attention to the one who has been hit. Oh honey, are you hurt, let me see your boo boo. 3. DD is told "hands are for hugging," not " no hitting" when it happens." 4. Catch her being good. Notice when she uses her hands for hugging or being gentle and lavish, lavish praise on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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^^^and I agree with the responder below that for some kids, you may be working on this for a very, very long time. Redirecting is especailly good for biting, I found, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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state clearly that it is not acceptable. don't over talk it in case there is negative attention associated. mostly though, remove from the situation and redirect until it passes (which may be a long time) and in the mean time make sure that the parents of kids she is hitting hear you telling her and see you acting on it. she will outgrow it if you stick with it, but for some kids it does not stop immediately no matter what you do because they just can't control the impulse until at some point they can...sorry its difficult [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:35 PM Flag
[ - ] SAH mom's: if you had a job you liked, where you felt validated/supported, and you made enough $$ so that you would bring home at least 1/3 of your yearly earnings, would you work? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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I just started working PT for a lot less than that. I'm happier when I have something to focus on outside the home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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Yes, but DD is almost 5 y/o and will be in school full time in Sept. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I am standing up in a friends' wedding in california and have to bring my newborn ( 3 months) I have a baby sitter for the wedding, do you think it is rude to ask if I can bring the baby to the rehearsal diinner? the cost is adding up (flight, hotel, dress, gift, I had to throw her a shower, etc) and I really don't want to pay for another baby sitter? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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are u goign with dh. can he sit out the rehearsal dinner and be with baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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he could, but I think friend really wants him to be there- is this rude? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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if she wants dh there and you cannot afford sitter, tell her that you are going to brign the baby if that is Ok with her. if she says no then your dh shoudl stay back with kid. bride cannot have it both ways. you have already done a lot and are a new mother to boot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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it isn't that I can't afford a sitter, it is just more money thrown out the window. even if we go for 3-4 hours, it is another 50 bucks and stress on my newborn that I don't want to ahve [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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Then say that. Tell her that it's a lot for a NB and you'd all be more relaxed if baby could come to the dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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I really don't think she wants any kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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Ask her and find out. If she doesn't have kids herself, she may not understand all the issues for you. If she says no, have DH stay with DB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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just ask. guess what, you are a mother with a child. and if she is your friend she has to learn to accept that. if she doesn't want kids at dinner then your dh stays at hotel with child if you do not want to pay for a sitter and stress your baby. it will be the first of many tough decisions you have to make as a mom. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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a 3 month old is not going to run around wreak havoc -- and it's a rehearsal dinner which is usually more relaxed than say a wedding reception. I'd ask her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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Of course not. Ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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I thnk it is fine to bring baby to rehearsal dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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I think it's fine if friend says it's fine (which she should). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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I think you have to ask the bride and just have a limit to the stops you pull out and lay down the law somewhere. And call her directly...I really hated it when guests had issues with something but did not have the balls to just call me and ask me. That in of itself is bad guest behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:00 PM Flag
[ - ] you know what? eating less works. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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it really does. my bil just dropped 45 lbs just by changing what he ate. I know he's a man and it's "easier," but I was impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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My weight has yoyo'd (unfortunately!) and ITA -- every time, that's what helps -- eating better! You can exercise regularly and be "in shape" and still be heavy (I should know!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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ITA...not only eating less but eating different as in fewer processed foods. I really think you can do a good job of controlling weight by controlling what goes in your mouth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] I really don't like my sister's husband. the past few years he has gotten more and more distant. I don't even like him anymore. my sister is clueless. he is really rude, always o his blacberry or phone, it is so strange 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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maybe he feels the same way about you and that's why he's rude and avoids you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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maybr,but I did nothing to him I make an effort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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are you my sister? this sounds like my dh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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could be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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what areyour initials? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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I don't like my BIL either. We avoid them, but I really miss my sister. He answers her cell, too which makes me crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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sounds like my exh when he was having an affair [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Are the PA elections in your public school highly contested? How do people know how to vote for one candidate above another? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.27.08, 07:20 PM Flag
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No. Generally, they sort it all out before putting it out for a "vote". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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Nope, they usually beg and plead people to run, and many jobs are actually shared. There are usually a few contested races though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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How many people actually vote? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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A good number of people who do morning drop off seem to vote at our school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:53 PM Flag
[ - ] when can i give db berries and citrus? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 07:20 PM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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Sure. My 1yo ate pineapple like it was cocaine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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mine did too, until he started getting cankers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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mine got HORRIBLE diaper rash from eating too much fresh pineapple....he LOVED it but I had to restrict the pineapple intake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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My 11 mo eats blueberries and just started strawberries. Haven't done citrus yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:24 PM Flag
[ - ] friend of 15 years didn't get me a baby gift (my son is 5 months old). she is a good friend and money is not an option. I think she is just selfish. it is not that I am expecting a big gift, but a small somethign for my son would be nice 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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Why choose to get angry about something so trivial? Let it go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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Eh. This doesn't seem like one of life's larger tragedies. Maybe she has things going on in her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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or is she like me and just doesn't have it together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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Expecting any gift, regardless of size, is really tacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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i agree with you - strange and rude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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Ruder to expect the gift, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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she has more money thatn she knows what to do with. I don't have much yet always think of her. I would never expect anythign , it is jsut interesting , that strangers hae gotten my son gifts and a close friend (whom I am always there for) doesn't get him anythign. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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Does she have kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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Then it may not have occurred to her, frankly. My single friends didn't really give me gifts for DB--and I have one friend who's single and really wants to get married and have kids and is freaked out that it's not happening. She rarely asks about my kids which is fine because I know it's painful for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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If you're keeping track of all the good deeds you do for her and testing her with this, you're not being a good friend to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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did you have a shower? maybe if she gave something at that she doesnt think she has to give something after the baby is born? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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