How is it possible to find personal time while being the primary caregiver? And it seems much more impossible if you also have a full time job. Cooking, cleaning, exercise, social life. There is no earthly way. I literally had time to eat sleep and work much less cook or exercise once in a blue moon. Now with a newborn being 80% of that time, I don’t see how it all fits. What monster schedule do other moms follow? I need answers. I may just go insane trying to decide if I should sacrifice my career or being a mom. All the while neglecting my partner and most definitely losing my own sense o... More
I am going to be travelling with my LO who will be 10mo at the time of flight. Its going to be me and just my girl... I only have 2 hands - what do i need to absolutely pack... And what is just a nice-to-have? I'm travelling MN to CO, for 4 days. She's always been a little smaller... I was thinking about travelling with the infant carrier (do babies typically fit at 10 mo in an infant carrier?) And the carrier pops into a stroller.
Met two mothers from the Philippines, who spoke of their traditional way of potty training infants. Their babies went on the potty from 3 and 4 months! I looked it up, and it’s a thing! I’d have been tempted to try, but with a toddler around, this would be too messy for me. Has anyone else tried this? Found an article for more info: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/3322013/Just-too-good-to-be-true-No-nappies-and-no-potty-training.html
Hello! How do you put your baby to sleep? We have an almost 4 month old who can’t seem to fall asleep unless we bounce on a yoga ball while holding her horizontally. It’s really hard physically and can take up to 15 minutes, and then sometimes she wakes up when we put her down and we have to do it all over again. Not fun! I’ve read that you’re supposed to put a baby down drowsy but awake but she fusses and cries and squirms and does not fall asleep if she’s awake when we put her down. She’s currently sleeping in a rock n’ play and we’d like to transition to a crib soon. Looking for ideas so... More
EBF moms... Do you dread making plans that don’t involve your baby because you’ll have to use your precious saved milk while someone else babysits? You also have to think about how long you’ll be gone and how will you pump if you’re away for hours? I want to have a life too but I can’t help dreading any plans I make because of these things!
A really fun activity for older kids I just accidentally discovered: pull out an old box of baby toys and let them go through it. They’re having a blast “remembering” all their old stuffies and speculating about what various baby accessories are for (they found the teethers particularly inscrutable)!
Tips on getting a 6 month old to take her medicine?? My baby has an ear infection and is flat refusing the amoxicillin prescribed to her. It’s flavored. Also... please no recommendations on home remedies like squirting breastmilk in her ear. I’m not judging, just saying that’s not the route I’m taking here. Thank you!!
I'm looking for inspiring ideas to make my stay at home mom time more intentional for learning, bonding and growing. Anything you did with your kids that you really enjoyed or helped them grow? My oldest is 18 months now, but if it applies to older kids thats ok too, I'll hang on to it for later
Okay, so I am new to this app. But I just was trying to find some resources as I am going to start being a stay at home mom the 17th of this month and am so nervous! Is this wrong of me? Where do I start? What if I fail? I know I am so lucky and I don't mean to sound as though I am ungrateful for this opportunity but going from working full time and everything it will be a hard adjustment. A necessary one and I'm excited but I am nervous for the transition.. Does anyone have any advice or some help to give? Maybe you went through it and can give me some tips..? I don't know exac... More
Thursday, five year old No. 2 had what has become a right of passage in our family. He got his first Clipper Card with his San Francisco MUNI pass. When, now seven year-old, No. 1 got her Clipper card and could boop onto buses and trains, she instantly became the envy of her two younger sibs. 2 asked for a Clipper card non-stop, and it wasn’t long before 3 also got into the game. We compromised by getting 2 and 3 their backpack Clipper card holders early. 3 delights in holding her holder up when we get in the bus and saying, “Boop.” So, it was with great glee that 2 legitimately boope... More
Hello, I am new to this site and glad I found it. Here is a photo of my little one trying to feed himself it has been fun! (who needs a spoon anyways). Yesterday was my first experience with me being sick and him running around. How do other moms do it without calling for backup?
My 2 year old is not letting me cut her nails. I normally used to cut her nails when she was asleep, but recently she is waking up every time I come anywhere near her nails. I even tried in the middle of the night when she is in deep sleep but to no use 🙁What should I do?