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  • Forum Thread: Okay Ladies--we all have them! Share your Labor and Delivery Story!

    Having my children was by far the biggest milestones in my life. Nearly every mother I meet loves to tell the story about how her child was born. Some moms had marathon labors, while others barely made it to the hospital. How did your newest little bundle of joy arrive? Was it what you thought it...
  • Forum Thread: How Did You Introduce Your Dog to the New Baby?

    My sister is expecting her first baby soon and she is nervous about how her dog is going to react to the new baby. Is there a way to make the transition go smoothly? How did you handle your pet once the new baby arrived?
  • Forum Thread: Split holidays

    I'm a new mom 21yrs old. I have a 7mo old. His father is rarely in the picture. He expects me to take our son to visit his grandma every month along will all the other responsibilities of being a parent I take on. I like his grandma she is very nice to our son and she is the only one in my ex's...
  • Forum Thread: at what age is it ok to leave a baby in a daycare ?

    My partner and I were talking about baby plans. I don't think he gets it. He's making plans as though he knows the baby already and it's all going to be easy with a good schedule. No breastfeeding or 3 months at the most, baby going straight to a daycare after 3 months and I don't even...
  • Forum Thread: Help! Dealing with a Colicky Baby!

    My best friend has a three-week-old baby that is very colicky! He cries all the time, unless he is being held. She talked to her doctor, but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with him. Do you have any tips for calming a cranky baby? How can she keep her sanity through all of this? Any advice...
  • Forum Thread: watching the baby every day??

    does anyone has a member of the family thay want to see the baby everytime she comes from school? it is frustraiting that every day you have to that person in your room trying to see the baby. i do... i don't like that because my baby is not a new doll or a trophy to show. she knoks the door every...
  • Forum Thread: Need new Mommy friends!

    I am a new Mama again after fourteen years, YIKES!
  • Forum Reply: Re: watching the baby every day??

    thanks for your comprensation, it's nice to find someone else thinking the same way, it's difficult to be honest and stop receving visitors as you said. it is because i live with my father and mother-in-law, and the person that comes to visit me is my husband's sister, she is 10. we have...
  • Forum Thread: When did your baby get teeth???

    When my oldest was 6 months old, he got his first tooth. My 2 nd and 3 rd children did not get their first teeth until they were almost 11 months old! Teething signs can go on for weeks and even months, which makes it difficult to determine exactly when your little one is going to get his first...
  • Forum Thread: Introducing a new baby to a pet!

    When I got pregnant with my first child, I began to dread introducing our newborn to our dog, Charlie. He was old, set in his ways and NOT particularly fond of children. While we lucked out and didn't have any major trouble with our dog, my sister was not so lucky. Her cat had a very difficult...
  • Forum Thread: Should I have professional pictures taken of my baby?

    When my sister had her first child, her and her husband spent hundreds of dollars getting professional pictures taken of their baby every month. While the pictures were beautiful, I often thought that some of the candid photos she took were just as much fun to look at. What special ways do you preserve...
  • Forum Thread: Help--How do you get kids to STOP sharing GERMS>????

    I have 4 children under the age of 6. As a result, they share toys, bedrooms—and YES, even germs. I try encouraging hand washing, covering their noses when they sneeze and we have multiple gel sanitizers spaced strategically throughout the house. Yet, no matter what I do...we all get sick. Is there a...
  • Forum Thread: Husband and older step children

    i just jad my daughter in sep she was 3 months early she is considered a micro preemie she weighed 2 pounds at birth we were in the hospital 2 months it made me and my husband closer at first then as my daughter got better and she was out of the hospital and we started having his 5 and 3 year old boys...
  • Forum Thread: School Struggles! Help!

    This time of year it is always difficult to get my children excited about school. After 5 months of school, homework and activities, they are completely uninterested in anything related to school. What are some things I can do to get my kids back in the school spirit? Do you have any tricks...
  • Forum Thread: How can you get HELP around the House?????

    Now that my two oldest children are 4 and 6, I have started to get them involved more in cleaning the house. While it isn't always easy, I have noticed major progress in their abilities to help out. Every week they get to pick out the job they want to perform each day and the jobs range from...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do I pick the perfect pet for my kids?

    I want to get our children a pet this year, but I don’t know whether to get a dog, a cat, or something a bit smaller. What type of pet do you have? Is there a “best” pet for kids?
  • Forum Thread: Second baby, first one is 9 and new relationship

    I just need advice from anyone who has it. my family and I have been struggling ever since the big news. This is a big change and sort of soon in my relationship, but we have overcome that much. My daughter is still adjusting to my boyfriend being around. For the past nine years it has just been us and...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do you keep the house clean with kids?

    Keeping the house clean is a daily battle with 4 children under the age of 6. While they are beginning to help me in some ways, I do the lion's share of the house work. Over the years I have developed some time saving cleanup tips. One of the best ways to tidy up fast is to carry a wicker basket...
  • Forum Thread: Teenagers and a Newborn!!

    Hello, I am a new mom again, I have a 15yr old step-daughter, a 13yr old son and a 6 week old! While they are very helpful at times, at other times I feel as if my 15yr old step-daughter is trying too hard to play mother hen to the baby. I am very defensive this time around as far as keeping my mother...
  • Forum Thread: Sharing bedrooms or Private Bedrooms--Which is better?

    When my 4 th child was born, I put all three of my older children in a bedroom together. They are 6,4 and 2. They love sharing a room and have a good time (most of the time). Do you think children NEED their own bedroom or is it better to share a room with your siblings?
  • Forum Thread: What do I do???My son feels left out.

    My 2 year old constantly wants to do what his big brother and big sister are doing. Trouble is, he is much younger than them and can’t always tag along. How do I get him to realize that he is just too young to do what the older kids are doing? How do I make him feel less like he is being constantly...
  • Forum Thread: How do you choose a preschool? What do you look for?

    Choosing a preschool was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. Some were too regimented, some were too crowded, and most of them were just not quite right. How did you choose a preschool for your child? What attributes do you look for in a preschool or daycare?
  • Forum Thread: Toddler independence.... HELP!!

    My 18 month old wants desperately to be just like his older brother and sister. He wants to sit at the big table, drink from a real cup and even spoon feed himself his cereal. While I love his independence, he is still too little to do everything by himself. Yet, every time I tell him no, he falls...
  • Forum Thread: Help! My preschooler is getting bullied!

    My 3 year old son is constantly getting pushed, hit, and even bitten by other more aggressive toddlers. I hate that he seems to be the target for many overly aggressive and socially immature preschoolers. How can I teach him to stand up for himself so he doesn’t get picked on his whole life...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do I get my son to stop hitting?

    My toddler is constantly hitting his siblings. While the majority of the time he is simply “playing” with them, I really want him to stop the hitting. I have tried time out, fussing at him and making him say he's sorry...but nothing works. Does anyone know how to stop a toddler from hitting?