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    Sounds frustrating... Remind me why you decided...

    Sounds frustrating... Remind me why you decided to stop melatonin...

    We did use melatonin with DS1 but it made him much crankier during the day and he was plenty cranky already plus his body...
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    It is normal to feel angry and defeated but I...

    It is normal to feel angry and defeated but I know you will find a solution. It takes time but something will work.

    Is she the type of kid who finds rocking calming. A mom I know bought a kid...
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    One of the problems with Ds1 was the weather...

    One of the problems with Ds1 was the weather being warm and the room being too warm. So i bought a portable AC unit from Lowes for $300 for the bedroom. It keeps the room temp at 70 and he uses his...
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    Basically in your shoes I would work towards...

    Basically in your shoes I would work towards earlier bedtime but I would go back to when the problem happened. Anxiety associated with falling asleep is a serious problem. I have it now and have...
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    DS1 also goes to bed 6:30, 7 the latest. He...

    DS1 also goes to bed 6:30, 7 the latest. He needs a lot of sleep and later bedtime makes him overtired. I am the sleep nazi as DH is always lenient with activities and I am the one who has to...
  6. Preschool 3.5-4 depending on the child. If...

    Preschool 3.5-4 depending on the child.

    If you want to start a younger child for whatever reason - more me time, difficult siblings, work, development or whatever, I would go in developmental...
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    Just by way of example, I have read a lot of...

    Just by way of example, I have read a lot of research that swimming is fabulous for children with ADHD and dyspraxia but he was mortified from water and would just sit at the steps of the pool. So...
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    It sounds to me like she is anxious that she...

    It sounds to me like she is anxious that she can't fall asleep and she constantly gets up because of her anxiety. The paci must have been a stress relief mechanism and she remembers it. While I do...
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    Good to know. I think we need to gather the...

    Good to know. I think we need to gather the collective wisdom of APA, make a "how to" book for moms with kids and publish it LOL
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    I hate cold weather but both boys sleep...

    I hate cold weather but both boys sleep considerably better in cooler rooms or outdoors.
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    I have had 2 of those; DS2 still does the stiff...

    I have had 2 of those; DS2 still does the stiff thing. I held and carried them forever! DS1 lived in an ergo; DS2 in a bjorn. DS1 has now moved on and getting very independent; DS2 is the same...
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    Absolutely beautiful

    Absolutely beautiful
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    Great HB! Congrats to your friend

    Great HB! Congrats to your friend
  14. Please do not feel bad. Some children are very...

    Please do not feel bad. Some children are very very challenging. Nobody here can or should judge you. Nobody!

    I would look for another group in the area
  15. You say you live paycheck to paycheck but what...

    You say you live paycheck to paycheck but what about insurance? You must have one and it often provides therapy for both mom and child.
  16. Hugs mama; it sounds tough. I would consider all...

    Hugs mama; it sounds tough. I would consider all 3 possibilities: it is possible that you experience some sort of depression and you should talk to your family doc or OB (I would that regardless of...
  17. I will respond more tonight. But what u describe...

    I will respond more tonight. But what u describe is very common for some kids and moms. U r not alone.
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    Thanks for the responses. It is settled then. I...

    Thanks for the responses. It is settled then. I will buy what I was planning to
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    And most of the areas in OC have small small...

    And most of the areas in OC have small small yards so not much privacy unless you have an older house in certain areas, which has a whole lot of other concerns
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    It must be a regional thing. There are some...

    It must be a regional thing. There are some townhouses here that are brand new, spacious and designed so you just share one wall. It still could be a PITA. But across the street from us, there is...
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    The one thing that comes to mind is to start...

    The one thing that comes to mind is to start building a book collection with books on sale. A child can never have too many books and books can be expensive. However, if you start early and look...
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    Thanks for the responses. I feel much better

    Thanks for the responses. I feel much better
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    Did I ever tell you guys the story about a...

    Did I ever tell you guys the story about a beautiful expensive crib I got for DS1? It is a funny one. The crib was super nice and DS1 has sensory issues, did not sleep anywhere but on me and close...
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    It is amazing how many things either one of mine...

    It is amazing how many things either one of mine did not like. In general, neither one was a fan of the bouncy seat, rocker, swing, one of them hated the boppy, one of them lived in the ergo, the...
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    Is that OK? WWYD?

    I am not doing a big birthday for the kids this year, just 1 or 2 friends with their families. DS1's birthday party will be on Sunday 4/13 at a local park. It will be our family and 2 other...
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