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  • Forum Post: Kindergarten Concerns - Help!

    Posted 03/21/2014 10:03:32 EDT

    Went to the orientation and it was totally fine!  So much smaller than  I'd imagined.  Felt exactly like my little elementary school a loooong time ago.  Phew!  Now I'm actually looking forward to Kin more »

  • Forum Post: Gift idea for VERY active 2 y.o. boy?

    Posted 02/24/2014 07:24:42 EST

    I have a nephew who is an EXTREMELY active two year old boy, and I'm looking for some gift ideas. He lives in an apartment in NY, so size is a considerationdue to limited space.  I'd love to find some more »

  • Forum Post: Kindergarten Concerns - Help!

    Posted 02/16/2014 07:02:13 EST

    Thanks Whipsmama, just knowing it's a normal concern is really helpful.  He'll be on the older side of the spectrum, which I think is a plus.  We have orientation in a few weeks, so hopefully just lea more »

  • Forum Post: Kindergarten Concerns - Help!

    Posted 02/06/2014 05:39:07 EST

    My son will go to kindergarden next year.  I'm hearing from a lot of kindergarten parents that the transition can be rough, especially for boys.  He has been in preschool, and even though it'll be an more »

  • Forum Post: Ice Skating Rinks

    Posted 12/24/2013 05:25:00 EST

    Thanks for the recommendation, MEAC2009.  I ended up going to the rink @ Larz Anderson park in Brookline, it is a gem!  Not too crowded, snack bar, skate rental, free parking, and a small kids/beginne more »

  • Forum Post: Ice Skating Rinks

    Posted 12/19/2013 12:08:33 EST

    I'm thinking about taking my kids (2.5 and 5) ice skating, it'll be their first time.  I'm thinking it'll be fun, but they probably won't last too long. Can anyone recommend a local rink that isn't to more »

  • Forum Post: Pacifier Weaning

    Posted 12/02/2013 10:32:22 EST

    So, the other day my 5 year old told me that he wanted to donate his pacifiers to kids that need them (we've been teaching them about helping people in need), and that was that.  Six days out and he h more »

  • Forum Post: Baby carriers

    Posted 12/02/2013 10:23:47 EST

    I'm on the petite side, and I really liked the Baby Bjorn.  It offered soft but structured support that was really comfortable for me and my kids.  I liked that the kids could face inward when they're more »

  • Forum Post: BF-ing/formula questions

    Posted 11/15/2013 07:02:43 EST

    Sending more support for you, as you your way through a challenging time.  Exhaustion, frustration, anxiety, hormones etc. are all normal parts of new parenthood.  You're doing all the right things tr more »

  • Forum Post: Pacifier Weaning

    Posted 11/12/2013 04:01:48 EST

    I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old, both use a pacifier exclusively to fall asleep in bed at night.  It's not allowed at any other time or place.  They can both nap at school without them. I know, w more »

  • Forum Post: Resources for Dads?

    Posted 11/01/2013 11:03:39 EDT

    Can anyone recommend resources for dads who are struggling a bit in their role?  Seems like there is a lot of support for moms, but less out there for the fellas.  I don't need how to instructions on more »

  • Forum Post: Doll Houses

    Posted 10/15/2013 07:10:12 EDT

    I noticed a cool wooden dollhouse in Stella Bella toys a while ago.  It was a bit expensive, but it was well made (wood) and seemed like it could be worth the investment if you think it'll get a lot o more »

  • Forum Post: A different birthday party question.. preschool invites

    Posted 09/22/2013 09:48:41 EDT

    Birthday parties can be surprisingly fun, especially during the winter when the week-end can get long.   Someone else mentioned that inviting the class is a nice thing to do, our son's teacher mention more »

  • Forum Post: Family friendly airport transportation?

    Posted 08/27/2013 05:52:00 EDT

    ALF72-Thanks so much for the recommendation of North Short Shuttle!  For just a few dollars more than long term parking, we got door to door service (with car seats) and avoided shuttle buses after a more »

  • Forum Post: Family friendly airport transportation?

    Posted 08/14/2013 04:31:29 EDT

    Thamks for the suggestions!  We're not taking our carseats, we've borrowed some on the other end to avoid dragging them through the airport.


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  • Forum Post: Family friendly airport transportation?

    Posted 08/14/2013 03:02:42 EDT

    I need to get two adults and two children (requiring car seats) to the airport for early morning flights (6 AM).  Due to the early hour, public transportation is not an option and it's a lot to ask fr more »

  • Forum Post: Repeat C-sections

    Posted 07/08/2013 12:14:01 EDT

    I had two C sections, the first emergency the second planned by necessity, both had very good outcomes. I was a bit worried about the second, with a toddler at home, etc, but it was fine.  My pain was more »

  • Forum Post: Activities and Supplies?

    Posted 06/10/2013 06:55:03 EDT

    Thanks so much everyone, these are great ideas, and I'll be using every single one!  Please keep them coming. Siena09, I'd love that list if you've still got it. I'll add an idea of my own, after movi more »

  • Forum Post: Activities and Supplies?

    Posted 06/10/2013 10:46:04 EDT

    Summer is coming and with two kids (2 and 4) at home, I'm going to need some activities.  In addition to a lot of outdoor play, and field trips, I'd like to have some simple stuff to keep them busy at more »

  • Forum Post: Recommended items for orphans age 1-14?

    Posted 04/15/2013 02:38:50 EDT

    In a few weeks, I'll be travelling to Haiti, and visiting an orphanage.  There are 65 children, age 1-14.  I'd like to bring some items for the children, both practical and fun.  I only have young chi more »

  • Forum Post: Newly Diagnosed ASD

    Posted 04/14/2013 07:23:05 EDT

    While I don't have experience with this particular area, I do have some experience in the area of EI intervention.  So I'll just share a few things I've learned.   It sounds like you've made a lot of more »

  • Forum Post: Gift for MOM instead of 1 year olds?

    Posted 04/13/2013 02:11:02 EDT

    I think the first birthday, especially for triplets, is a significant one.  Their mother has certainly earned a special gift, or even simply a card recognizing their hard work and dedication would mea more »

  • Forum Post: 1st birthday party tips/advice

    Posted 04/11/2013 03:01:03 EDT

    I'd recommend keeping it small, but it looks like that's not an option.  Remember that a lot of people can be overwhelming for a one year old. Also, keep it short.   That's a lot of stimulation for a more »

  • Forum Post: Feeding Fussy Preschoolers

    Posted 04/09/2013 06:49:38 EDT

    I've got a picky eater, and one who eats everything.  I've raised them both the same way, so try not to drive yourself too crazy. One thing that has worked well for me is to focus on the "Trying" inst more »

  • Forum Post: Sleep training?

    Posted 04/07/2013 01:05:14 EDT

    We all go through this, and it can be rough.  Regardless of what the "experts" say, it's important to find an approach that works for your family.  I could not bear prolonged periods of crying, so we more »

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