Lindenhurst, IL

Former teacher, now SAHM who loves getting out in the world and exploring. I have an almost 2 year old amazing boy and a new born boy!!

Victoria posted in Pets Mar 12

Looking for some advice from parents who have had to talk to their children about their pet death.

Our cat Miss Peaches has cancer and is nearing the end of her life. I'm looking for ways to start talking to my almost 3 year old about what's going to happen. He knows she's old and we've talked about her being sick, so at least we're there already. He's very gentle with her and loves her very much. Now she probably only has about 2 months left and we're planning on... More

Chore sharing

I need to know how everyone else divies up the chores. I am a stay at home mom and my husband works (but not full time). He is responsible for mowing the lawn...that's it. The rest is on me. We have a 2 year old and a 6 month old. He won't even put the 2 year old to bed and he has never given either of them a bath. So, at bed time, it's always so hectic because no matter who I try t... More

First Haircut

My son is 23mo and it's finally time to get his first haircut. QUESTION TO PARENTS: Did you cut your child's hair yourself or go to a salon? I really want to go to a salon (found a kid friendly one where they take pic and put a lock of hair on a first haircut certificate all for $20) my husband thinks that's a waste of money and that we should just do it ourselves at home. THOUGHTS?

Change in reading habits...

Hi Peggy! First of all thank you for taking the time to help us all out on this very important part of our children's journey to success. My son, who is now 22mo, and I have been reading books together since birth. It's one of his favorite things to do. We would start our day with a few and then randomly throughout the day he would come up to me with a book and ask me to read (when he ... More

Victoria recommended a place Jan 09, 2018


This place is awesome. They have a 3 and under only area. Lots of technology and science to explore and excellent resources to use those gross motor skills. Monday's they have a rotating activity of either live music with dancing and musical instruments; a science experiment; yoga; hands on exploring with a specific theme. GET THE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP. It's only $88 for 2 adults and I thin... More

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