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    I agree with Bridget. I am very careful about...

    I agree with Bridget. I am very careful about what and how much I tell Mira. She expects magic and miracles.
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    Maybe you can remove the ladder after she gets up...

    Maybe you can remove the ladder after she gets up there :laugh:
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    Just throwing this out there. I made a batch of...

    Just throwing this out there. I made a batch of magnesium cream a while back, mostly for DH and I. It has shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil, liquid magnesium, and lavendar essential oil. If...
  4. Thread: Random dark hair

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    Don't know about this, but I have a couple of...

    Don't know about this, but I have a couple of random light hairs on my body. Kind of weird, but it is what it is.
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    You have a good eye, Polly. The adorable models...

    You have a good eye, Polly. The adorable models don't hurt, either.
  6. There are kids out there that can understand...

    There are kids out there that can understand things on an intellectual level, but cannot process them yet on an emotional level. DD is like that, and it leads to DRAMA! For us, Raising Your...
  7. Are there any meetups in your area? That might...

    Are there any meetups in your area? That might be another way to connect with people. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. You are most definitely not alone.

    Could you elaborate a bit on...
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    I can sympathize with the sleep woes. Recently,...

    I can sympathize with the sleep woes. Recently, Mira's schedule changed, and now on Thursdays, she has ballet, and Tae Kwon Do. I figured, she'll be exhausted after this, she'll go to bed quickly. ...
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    You know me, Speedy Suja! You'll probably get...

    You know me, Speedy Suja! You'll probably get them by the time your baby is oh, about 5!

    And get used to hot and buggy. I know exactly zero kids that are bothered by hot and/or bugs.
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    Baby monitor - especially useful when the kid is...

    Baby monitor - especially useful when the kid is sick. Sometimes you only have X seconds to grab baby and put him/her in whatever position best accommodates the puke that's about to come, and...
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    Oh, a baby monitor. Definitely got good use out...

    Oh, a baby monitor. Definitely got good use out of mine.
  12. Thread: Is that OK? WWYD?

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    This! I have never been to a birthday party...

    This! I have never been to a birthday party where accommodations were made for even the kids' diet choices. Mostly, parents are responsible for making sure kids have safe things to eat.
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    The one thing I recommend to everyone -...

    The one thing I recommend to everyone - NoseFrida. Small, but I haven't seen it available locally, and it will save your life if LO ever gets a cold. Along same lines, a humidifier. During Mira's...
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    My SIL lives in a townhouse community, as does a...

    My SIL lives in a townhouse community, as does a good friend. It's a good setup for them. Lots of amenities, low maintenance. The kids have lots of friends in the neighborhood.
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    What and how much is she eating? Is this recent?...

    What and how much is she eating? Is this recent? What if you ask her to drink some water first, and then offer a healthy snack?
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    I know that I interviewed pediatricians, but I...

    I know that I interviewed pediatricians, but I can't remember what I asked. I can tell you why I chose this one.

    1. Every morning, they have an 'Ask the pediatrician' hour. You can call and...
  17. Thread: Tick repellent?

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    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2012...

    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2012/05/kids_and_bug_spray--what_you_need_to_know.html

    This one gets a "recommended" rating from Consumer Reports, and is DEET free - Repel Plant...
  18. Thread: Tick repellent?

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    Avon has non-DEET bug repellents that are...

    Avon has non-DEET bug repellents that are supposed to work, and okay to put on kids. I can't remember the name right now, but it should be on their website. Read the reviews carefully; they have...
  19. Thread: Low Grade fever!

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    Kids can go through fussy periods, for no reason...

    Kids can go through fussy periods, for no reason apparent to us. Hopefully, that's all it is.
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    I would give them a very serious, this is not the...

    I would give them a very serious, this is not the least bit funny face, and follow it up with "Did you really intend to be that rude and insensitive?"
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    Is he proportionate for height and weight? Is he...

    Is he proportionate for height and weight? Is he developmentally on target for everything? I would honestly not worry about it. Give yourself a certain amount of time, maybe until he is 5 or 6 or...
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    One more thing. I do not emphasize innate...

    One more thing. I do not emphasize innate traits. Although I call her the equivalent of 'my pretty girl', I don't tell her that she is pretty. I don't tell her that she is smart. My emphasis is...
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    We have the same issue with my 4 year old, have...

    We have the same issue with my 4 year old, have had it for a while. She wants white skin, blonde hair, etc. I'm trying to find role models for her that are more like her, in popular media. Mulan...
  24. Thread: Interesting!

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    I wouldn't have a problem with a group of kids...

    I wouldn't have a problem with a group of kids going off and doing their own thing. In fact, there is a perfect little park across the street for that sort of thing. I'm having trouble with...
  25. Thread: Interesting!

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    Interesting!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/03/hey-parents-leave-those-kids-alone/358631/
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