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    Yes it's hard and I am finding even with breaks I...

    Yes it's hard and I am finding even with breaks I feel like I need more. :hugs:



    DD3 finally started STTN a few months ago so we are still getting used to that but they all get up around...
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    Mine is a screamer and tantrumer so I can...

    Mine is a screamer and tantrumer so I can sympathize. It's exhausting. Do they last an hour over 1 thing or does she start and stop and tantrum over different things within that hour?

    I really...
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    Controlling screaming?

    Anyone have a screamer? DD3 is bad with this and I find it humiliating! She will scream for NO reason. Well, ok there are reasons they just are not predictable or very good ones imo. Like today...
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    Sorry I can't respond to everyone individually...

    Sorry I can't respond to everyone individually because I really appreciate the responses. Many of you are saying the same thing and I totally agree that those things will help. Exercise. vitamins,...
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    I saw this on the today show this morning! I am...

    I saw this on the today show this morning! I am SURE it's true. I have always felt better mentally when I got exercise. I imagine the same is true for my kids too. Case in point - today. ...
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    Thank you so much for all the replies and advice....

    Thank you so much for all the replies and advice. The sad thing is - I do get breaks. In fact my MIL is here right now hanging out with the older kids while the baby is napping. My mom has been...
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    Struggling this summer

    I am feeling SO down. I feel like I am really failing my kids right now. I am having so much trouble this summer. I know I am in a tough position with older kids and a baby still napping. We are...
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    :ohno: I hope things turn around for her. This...

    :ohno: I hope things turn around for her. This is heartbreaking.
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    Poll: DD2 is my most clumsy but still I would have put...

    DD2 is my most clumsy but still I would have put her between rare and sometimes at age 3. I can say my 2yo is the same even at age 2. I would definitely bring that up to the doctor but I would not...
  10. Thread: whining

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    I like the recording idea....may have to try that...

    I like the recording idea....may have to try that one.

    I have tried "please use your big girl voice" but really I think it's just unavoidable and I have learned to ignore it for the most part. ...
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    I would also wait. What are your plans in...

    I would also wait.

    What are your plans in terms of pedis? Do you plan to stay with the old one 45 mins away? If not I would start to research closer real pedi options.

    I would not bother with...
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    :hugs: It's an enough of an emotional thing to do without a child being able to give you the guilt trip and call you names! That must be very hard. :(

    I didn't go that long so I have no real...
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    I would definitely keep an eye on it especially...

    I would definitely keep an eye on it especially because of the high BP but I also had more swelling after than I did while I was pg. I was just on my feet too much and not resting.

    Stay hydrated...
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    I think a baking soda bath and/or oatmeal bath...

    I think a baking soda bath and/or oatmeal bath would help but if he wont sit it will be useless lol. It sounds like you are doing what you can and it's on it's way to getting better. The best thing...
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    :hugs: I agree with the others. I guess the...

    :hugs: I agree with the others. I guess the teacher should be alerted but really it's the playground attendant who needs to watch the new kid if he is that bothersome.
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    Max & Ruby! That is a favorite around here and...

    Max & Ruby! That is a favorite around here and falls under the super annoying category as well! Although it was not so annoying when DD3 skipped her nap yesterday and I had to finish showering and...
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    Ugh I hate the heat. I am bad with this. Right...

    Ugh I hate the heat. I am bad with this. Right now DD1 is in a sports camp from 9-12. While she is there sometimes I take the other 2 to a park. When I pick her up at 12 we go home and have lunch...
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    My kids were like that in the car! We would...

    My kids were like that in the car! We would drive for a while and they fell asleep the last 10 mins and then woke up when I pulled in the driveway! I was so jealous of people who could carry their...
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    I think it's a phase but they are hard to get...

    I think it's a phase but they are hard to get through! She is in a bed? Have you tried walking her back to her bed and sleeping in there with her either in her bed or on the floor? What do you do...
  20. We have all been in your shoes that is why we had...

    We have all been in your shoes that is why we had so many suggestions on how to handle some of the behaviors you described. We have all stated we have been through each one of those behaviors you...
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    If you think you will be able to use it for a...

    If you think you will be able to use it for a while I would look into trying to make or buy a cover. Would be win-win because she could get exactly what she wants and you would have a removable...
  22. I agree with Bridget and I would definitely drop...

    I agree with Bridget and I would definitely drop the spanking especially since it's obviously not working, you said you feel awful doing it anyway, and if hitting is one of his issues that will only...
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    DD2 HATED the car and would scream from the...

    DD2 HATED the car and would scream from the moment she was clicked in until I took her out from birth until about 18 months. NOTHING helped. I turned her FF at a year thinking it would help but it...
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    I don't recall anyone saying "less than human". ...

    I don't recall anyone saying "less than human". In my response I mentioned "lesser beings" in which I meant "treating them like they matter less, their wants/needs matter less, like they are...
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    I mostly agree with Suja & Bridget. I like my...

    I mostly agree with Suja & Bridget.

    I like my drinks in certain cups too and as an adult i have the freedom to choose the cup I want. If DH pours me a drink in a different one I can change it...
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