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  • Posted 07/22/2014 06:26:55 EDT

    For what it's worth: roseola is (usually) a polka dot rash - looks like you sprinkled pepper all over the child - arms, legs, torso, back, neck, face.... but the dots are pink not black. like you took more »

  • Posted 05/23/2014 10:06:11 EDT

    Just use diapers for naps and bedtime if you can't find pullups!  Then there won't be any leaking - and they should come in the larger sizes, right?


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  • Forum Post: April 2014

    Posted 04/04/2014 07:19:34 EDT

    You guys are incredible!  I thought I'd start reading April because, given it's only april 4th, there wouldn't be too much to get caught up with.... and there are 97 posts!  I scanned so quickly that more »

  • Forum Post: April 2014

    Posted 04/04/2014 07:11:23 EDT

    In response to kargiver's comment: Yes, I know a buyer for TJX (parent company of Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and something else) and a supplier to Duncan Donuts; they say the same thing - the nicer the area more »

  • Posted 04/04/2014 06:53:43 EDT

    Is the snow gone in your backyards?  Here in DC/MD/VA it is, but I was wondering about up there in the frozen north? We have daffodils blooming down here, hurrah!  But the cherry blossoms are so late, more »

  • Posted 04/04/2014 06:52:23 EDT

    Isn't LMNOP one letter?



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  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 04/02/2014 11:30:43 EDT

    I just learned from a father of a 4 yr old who has allergies that they have a new epipen!  the new epipen is shaped like an iphone, and about the same size, so it's easier to put in your pocket (esp. more »

  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 03/30/2014 11:59:04 EDT

    Medford, I think you can listen to your daughter tell you she doesn't want to go, she just wants to " stay home all all day" and then after you listen to her once, you say "Well, we are going to go pl more »

  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 03/30/2014 11:43:37 EDT

    IPW, does he go to childcare?  I think so, (I can't remember) make sure they have 1 or 2 there.  Also, please get an epipen trainer and learn how to use it and then SHOW your son's teachers and the ad more »

  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 03/25/2014 08:13:26 EDT

    I am allergic to all tree nuts, while my sister is allergic only to Brazil nuts.  Remember, peanuts are not a tree nut, they are a legume, although many people who are allergic to peanuts are also all more »

  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 03/11/2014 05:32:01 EDT

    Ditto to medford!  FLASHCARDS FOR A 3 YR OLD??????  UGH.  JUST UGH. seriously?  flash cards for semi-circle?  just give them puzzles with lots of shapes and there will be a semi-circle in one and then more »

  • Forum Post: March 2014

    Posted 03/08/2014 03:09:26 EST

    hello, everyone!  I get so behind and can't figure out what's being said if I do get so behind, but there are already something like 122 posts for March alone, and it's only March 8th!  I spent 1 week more »

  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 03/08/2014 02:31:11 EST

    Med, can you (start) to set some limits at the library?    I will read to you for 5 minutes, or I will read 3 books, (whichever is better and she can understand) and then you will need to read some bo more »

  • Posted 03/08/2014 02:26:09 EST

    Also recommend not talking to the kids in questions, but statements. As a culture we try hard to include the kids and "foster conversation" by asking questions, when with little ones statements work b more »

  • Posted 03/02/2014 01:50:39 EST

    If he's that active, I'd go with annual pass to zoo or aquarium but not a show because there is no way he'd sit still through it.  the Bronx zoo really is a good zoo but I don't know if NYC has an aqu more »

  • Posted 02/15/2014 02:10:00 EST

    good job, luv!  hurrah to little luv!  and getting those pants and socks nice and wet and squishy might have helped her make the connection - nothing like squishy socks to make you think!

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  • Posted 02/13/2014 02:58:43 EST

    Medford:  Miralax is your friend for your daughter's self-caused constipation. Put a 1/2 tsp in her juice (or soemthing) at night and voila! We had a 12 month old (I kid you not) REFUSE to have a BM i more »

  • Posted 01/23/2014 10:44:07 EST

    Wow, can you tell from  my post (the fact that codfish ended up in it was a good hint!) that I was on my cell phone?  Never again, I promise. I re-read my post and was glad that most of it made sense, more »

  • Posted 01/17/2014 09:07:43 EST

    Totally agree you can't ask the teachers to intervene.  But I think I would say that we'll be at one but we can't go to both. Let the parents figure out most aren't going to put up with their crazines more »

  • Posted 12/26/2013 05:55:20 EST

    Toy Trumpet,

    What a beautiful poem!  I don't understand how someone does this, it's a gift that I don't have.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, TT!


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  • Posted 12/22/2013 03:36:47 EST

    Ah, the "tone."  I think med is right:  try to moderate your own tone when you speak with your child (given children are learning from us 24/7), and often asking your child to try again in a nicer voi more »

  • Posted 12/08/2013 01:19:53 EST

    Also, unless your family has only about 5 people in it, you're NEVER going to be able to make sure your photog knows all the important people to be photographed, so table shots sound like a great idea more »

  • Posted 12/08/2013 01:14:04 EST

    We didn't do table shots, nor did my sister, and as a result at my sister's wedding there is not a single photo of my mother's youngest sister, who died of cancer a few years later, and never attended more »

  • Posted 11/30/2013 12:05:20 EST

    Preschool teachers are not doctors.  That's very true.  What they are, however, is knowledgeable about typical behaviors and skills for children at this age and have seen many, many children of this a more »

  • Posted 11/20/2013 08:35:52 EST

    MissLily,  I do wish teachers would have the attitude that they are on the parents' and child's side, vs. being 'against' the parents.  Truly, all parents want what's best for their child.  Honestly, more »