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  • Forum Post: BF questions

    Posted 02/06/2013 10:25:50 EST

    Hi there - I haven't posted in a long time,but I find this discussion totally irresistible b/c I hate to see people dreading and/or beating themselves up about breastfeeding. Yes, everyone knows it is more »

  • Posted 08/28/2012 11:55:29 EDT

    I can confirm the the Joovy caboose fits in a sedan trunk. It fits in my Elantra. I will say that unless he is very tame, that might not be a perfect solution for an 18mo old b/c with the carseat in p more »

  • Posted 05/25/2012 10:50:17 EDT

    Ugh, my phone isn't letting me edit typos! I meant to say above that if he would NOT cooperate, I would go silly. I think it usually surprised him enough that it worked! more »

  • Posted 05/25/2012 10:46:45 EDT

    You have already gotten great suggestions, but I just wanted to add my two cents. My sister also has twins who are three, and I told her I feel terrible for her b/c three-year-olds are, like, the wors more »

  • Forum Post: Popular Baby Names

    Posted 05/14/2012 08:49:35 EDT

    If it make you feel any better, I read an article about the 2011 list today, and it said that the concentration of popular names is way lower than it was when we were kids. Something like 25% of kids more »

  • Posted 04/12/2012 02:23:39 EDT

    Oh, we have not had the sitting-on-buckle issue. I forgot the buckle thing though - it is hard to open. Actually takes me two hands, which was slightly annoying when DD was a baby and I was holding he more »

  • Posted 04/12/2012 02:19:58 EDT

    I will make your decision tough, and tell you now how much I like our Nautilus! LOL. I bought it when DS needed a second seat, and I also wanted it to be his last. My son is 5 and still use the 5pt ha more »

  • Forum Post: Kindergarden age

    Posted 04/05/2012 02:42:03 EDT

    MissLily - I totally agree that it's making a mess of things, and it is a sort of elitist trend - I mean, you have to have the $ to either pay daycare or preschool for a whole extra year (or be a SAHP more »

  • Forum Post: Kindergarden age

    Posted 04/05/2012 01:27:51 EDT

    I have to admit, I had no idea that this varied by town - I thought it was a state mandate! Live and learn. I can't provide anything better than that list already given, but I just wanted to offer a t more »

  • Posted 04/04/2012 03:16:30 EDT

    I don't have much advice regarding differences between home and daycare, but I will tell you that she your LO makes the switch to one nap over the next few months, it will almost certainly become a lo more »

  • Forum Post: Baby shoes

    Posted 03/19/2012 01:32:57 EDT

    I just want to echo the Stride Rite comments. I know they can be $$, but I found two things that helped. One, try to buy what's on sale, even though it means less choice of color/style. There is alway more »

  • Posted 03/13/2012 11:05:21 EDT

    You have my deepest sympathies! I am 27w now with my 3rd baby, and this is the first time I really suffered with morning sickness, and this time it was all day every day from about week 6 to week 20 o more »

  • Forum Post: Big kid bed

    Posted 03/09/2012 10:39:09 EST

    I think it really will depend on how your DD personally takes to the transition. I moved my older one (DS) to the bed when he was 2y4m, just before my DD was born. Big Mistake. He was (is) the kind of more »

  • Forum Post: March Pregnancy

    Posted 03/04/2012 07:33:49 EST

    SummerBride - just wanted to say I am feeling you with the disc pain! I had a herniated disc when DS (almost 5 now) was an infant (grr... carrying around the darn infant carrier!) Anyway - I am only 2 more »

  • Posted 03/02/2012 05:13:04 EST

    I love this thread. I am 26 weeks and had tons of nausea until about 20-21 weeks, so I wasn't gaining weight. This month I felt better, so (ta-da!) I gained 8 lbs. My dr said "I take it you are eating more »

  • Posted 02/17/2012 02:03:33 EST

    Lots of good advice already! We handle the winter coat situation by having fleece jackets for our kids, who are both in "big kid" car seats. When I drop my DS off at preschool, I carry in his puffy wi more »

  • Posted 01/18/2012 05:52:13 EST

    Stefani - So glad you are feeling better about it and have a plan. Sometimes that's all it takes to stay sane. ;) DZ - While I would never say that being a SAHM is overall easy, those transition times more »

  • Posted 01/18/2012 11:07:01 EST

    I think you've gotten lots of great advice, but I just wanted to second (or third?) the comments about some kids needing slower transitions. He is definitely getting old enough to have his own ideas a more »

  • Posted 01/11/2012 07:50:58 EST

    Tough one. I think the best I could come up with in that situation would be something along the lines of "when my LO was tiny we found that a rolled receiving blanket really helped prop him up while h more »

  • Posted 01/10/2012 04:10:48 EST

    I am on my third MGH pregnancy. I stay there b/c the doctors, nurses and midwives are beyond competent (IMO), and b/c I am *slightly* high-risk and if I ever have to re-do the NICU thing, I want to do more »

  • Forum Post: Religious Services

    Posted 01/04/2012 01:18:21 EST

    I am not near you, so I can't suggest a parish, but I can tell you that I have some all-natural lollipops that work wonders during the homily. Only problem is my 4yo is eating his too fast these days. more »

  • Posted 12/19/2011 10:01:20 EST

    Just wanted to throw out another angle. My DS was 3 and a few months and really didn't want to potty train either - mainly b/c the potty took him away from whatever he was playing at any given moment. more »

  • Forum Post: Winter newborns

    Posted 12/15/2011 08:58:26 EST

    Uno's also has the curbside take-out. Trust me, you will still appreciate it when your kids are 2 and 4! ;) more »

  • Forum Post: Winter newborns

    Posted 12/08/2011 08:22:48 EST

    LOL @framerican - it is so easy to forget how hard it was to get out of the door with your first baby! I probably stayed home more than I remember too - I know I used to make the DD drive-thru my big more »

  • Forum Post: Winter newborns

    Posted 12/08/2011 08:42:23 EST

    I wanted to chime in about getting outside in winter weather - I am a babywearing sort, but I definitely am not comfortable babywearing outside in icy/snowy terrain, and I agree that a Snap-n-go is go more »

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