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Anonymous posted in Child Care 3h ago

With the upcoming holidays & school breaks, how are parents handling childcare coverage?

I'd like to keep my daughter active (not just hanging around the house with a sitter) - there's got to be a better way than a Google search for what's available when school's out? Ideas? Thanks!

  • Anne
    2m ago

    In-home daycares! Honestly, this is such a little known secret it almost feels like cheating. (You can even search for them on Winnie at So in-home daycares are usually run by one or two caregivers for a small number of kids (like 4-6). But they all get 2 extra slots for "school age kids" over 5 years old. They generally don't have any kids in these slots fu... More

Father’s Day Board Books for Toddlers?

Father’s Day is this week! Just want to add in a board book that my toddler & his daddy will enjoy reading together. Any suggestions? My toddler is currently 17 months but he enjoys reading & listening to his daddy read. Thanks!

All inclusive holiday

Looking for any recommendations for an all inclusive holiday! Looking for a week away where kids can have their own time (1yr old & 4 yr old) and my husband and I can have some time alone.. with wine.

  • T
    May 30

    I’m not sure your 1yo will be allowed at the kids clubs on cruises. I thought most started at 3yo & potty trained to be left at inclusive resorts...

Anonymous posted in Holidays May 25

Spouse does not enjoy holidays

Does anyone else deal with this? When we first met he seemed to be interested in holidays, bdays, bbqs, etc. Now he will use any excuse to avoid them and even on Christmas morning, Easter morning he just lays in bed. Feeling alone and I don’t want to be miserable and miss out on all of these sweet memories with my little ones, but I feel like he makes my holidays miserable since he doesn’t enjo... More

  • Anonymous
    May 26

    He may not like holidays but not everything is about him. I'd imagine it makes it hard for the kids to enjoy the holidays when you have that negative energy lurking around.

  • Anonymous
    May 26

    He never can see that he makes everything about him. Literally every decision has been about whats best for him and its true the kids don’t enjoy the holidays as much. I may have to think about leaving but that’s not ideal either.

Anonymous posted in Holidays May 13

Mother’s Day went downhill

Anyone else’s Mother’s day full of tantrums? lol. Anyways, I have had 3 Mother’s Days since my son was born. The first, it was just us as a family of three. I sent everyone in my family that is a Mom - a card. (My Mom, my sister and my MIL). I didn’t get a card in return from anyone. For my second Mother’s Day - we went away for the weekend with my in-laws. I had my son make my MIL a pain... More

  • anonymous mom
    May 23

    I’m not trying to be judgmental at all, so bear with me here. But I honestly think when people spend a lot of time comparing what they gave vs what they received it ends up creating a lot of undue negativity and the person who offended them by not reciprocating will not change anyway. Yes, stop making effort for your mil. She clearly doesn’t make the effort for you. If your husband wants to ... More

  • Anonymous
    Jun 21

    I don’t even get anything from my husband 😅 it’s been my second this year. I still make him a gift. It does hurt, but literally have no expectations and it somewhat makes it better.

Anonymous posted in Holidays May 12

Mother’s Day is hard

To all my fellow moms out there struggling with postpartum depression and realizing that Mother's Day, and motherhood, isn't living up to what they were hoping and is really, really hard. Try to take some time today for yourself and do something you enjoy, even if it is without your kids for a bit. Much love.

Vicki posted in Holidays May 12

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms out there, you are loved and you are doing a great job! 💐

  • PK
    May 12

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too!! ❤️❤️

Anonymous posted in Holidays May 10

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

The past 2 Mother’s Days (my only 2 so far) my husband never acknowledged that I was a mother. Last year, my FIL took my MIL and me out for a Mother’s Day brunch even! Anyway, he says that I’m not his mother so he doesn’t need to do anything which makes sense to me... but also isn’t this a day to celebrate that I am a mother and that he is a father and that we appreciate each other? I know we s... More

  • Spring
    May 17

    I find this horrifying. Is it because I'm a lesbian? Anyway I rented a beachside cottage in Stinson Beach and took my wife and our son on a 3 day trip for Mother's Day because we deserve it! Signed, Befuddled.

  • Elena
    May 19

    My ex husband would buy me a small gift and flower flowers from him acknowledging the fact that I was a good mom to his son and a present from at the time our baby which I thought was cute

Jennifer posted in Cute May 10

Happy Mothers Day!

Mother is an undying love, a love beyond compare, the one you take your troubles to, she is the one who really cares. We are all of this and more! So glad we're moms, it's one more sweet thing to share. I hope you all have an awesome day. Happy Mothers Day! 😊

Cathy posted in Holidays Apr 22

How do you spend YOUR Mother’s Day?

Hi Mamas! Looking for some advice on how you spend your Mother’s Day. The last two years (my first and second mothers days) I incorporated my MIL. Only to find out that she basically forgot about me 😭😭 Do you - 1. Let your husband and kids decide 2. Spend the day to yourself 3. Spend the day with family 4. A blend of 2 and 3. Thank you!

  • Anonymous
    Apr 30

    I am open to whatever for Mother’s Day- as long as it feels “special”- just depends on the year and I would discuss with my husband. But my real Mother’s Day treat is closer to Father’s Day, when my husband takes our son (starting at 1.25 years old!) on a traditional father-son camping trip with other dads. They get super dirty and have fun with no moms bugging them. I get one or two nights to ... More

  • K
    May 03

    I have my mother over for brunch to be with me and the kids. For me it’s still about celebrating her. The rest of the day is usually just a normal Sunday. This year though, I told my husband to get me something I really want. I’ve never requested any gift from him in the 15 years Dating/married that we’ve been together, he is actually a very good gift giver, but it felt good to say exactly what... More

Anonymous posted in Family Life Apr 16

Rant: Easter family issues

My family gets together every Easter for lunch at my mother’s. We basically get together for the main holidays and every few months for birthdays. This year, my sister’s kids were going to be at their dad’s. Their dad is now letting the kids go with my sister on Easter. Rather than going to my mom’s, they are going to her boyfriend’s family get together and skipping my mom’s. My sist... More

  • Anonymous
    Apr 16

    It sounds like the issue is her boyfriend? Is it just him that doesn’t want to go to your family stuff or do you think it’s her too? My husband isn’t a fan of my family gatherings... my family knows it and they don’t really bring it up to me anymore because they know it’s a sensitive topic. If anything, they’ll just say “hey, we really miss having you at these events. What can we change so you ... More

Ali posted in Holidays Apr 15

Easter traditions

What are your fun Easter traditions? My kids will be the only kids at our family get together this year (other than my 13 y/o nephew). I want to make this a fun one for my littles!

  • Jackie
    Apr 16

    You can also do a pin the tale on the bunny. Or even draw eggs with different colored tops and bottoms and have the kids match them up with the plastic eggs

  • Anne
    Apr 16

    My family does a simple egg hunt. You could have the kids dye eggs to be hidden. Since we have a big age range (2-8 yo) and allergies, we keep the candy simple (M&Ms, jellybeans).

Anonymous posted in Holidays Apr 13

Easter Egg Content Ideas for 2 yr olds?

I’ve never done an Easter egg hunt as a kid or put one together. I see that most people put candy in the eggs for older kids. Ideas for 2 yr olds? I’ve gotten some suggestions like stickers, goldfish crackers, Cheerios, and stamps.. what else?

  • anonymous mom
    Apr 15

    Also, Joanna is right!!! I have an in law who nearly suffocated on one of those plastic eggs as a child, she put it in her mouth and there were no holes!!!

  • Jess
    Apr 18

    I bought a $0.99 pack of larger eggs and put some hot wheels cars in them. Also some tiny rubber ducks that you can find at a party store or dollar store.

Anonymous posted in Holidays Feb 09

Pregnant with Baby 2

How did you all announce to your hubby you were pregnant with baby 2? I have sort of dropped hints but want to come up with some fun way to tell him other than just “I’m pregnant” any ideas with Valentine’s Day coming up?! Thank you in advance!

  • Alexis
    Feb 10

    I found out I was pg when ds#1 was 5 months old. We weren't expecting to be pg so soon. While my husband was out I took one of my sons plain white onesies and a few fabric markers I had laying around and wrote "Guess what? I'm going to be a big brother!" On the front. I put the onesie on the baby and just waited. It took about 20 minutes or so after my hubby got home for him t... More

  • Anonymous
    Feb 10

    Well, ladies! I told him today - since today is my birthday- I wrote on a piece of paper “I’m being promoted to big brother October 2019” and put the test on there too, and had my son give it to daddy! He cried!! Soooo excited!!! They’ll be 20 months apart!!!

Anonymous posted in Holidays Feb 08

Valentines gift ideas for hubby

Hi! I know Valentines Day is a “holiday” that many roll their eyes at, but my hubby and I like to do something small and special for each other. Other than the obvious - chocolate, go out for dinner, sex, cards - what else do y’all give your hubs? If there is anything else? 😂😂

  • Kieli
    Feb 09

    My husband had a special coffee cup that broke a while back, so I ordered a new one for him from amazon and of course the day I ordered it he went onto my email and found it! Lol so he was really happy, but not so much a surprise. I like to get him something he’s been really wanting so that way it doesn’t just end up getting thrown out or left sitting around

  • Benjamin
    Feb 09

    My wife scheduled us a couples massage.

Chelsa posted in Holidays Jan 07

Non Toy 1 Year old Gift Ideas

With Christmas just ending, we have too much stuff, but want to get our son something for his 1st birthday. Do you have any recommendations?

  • Tara
    Jan 08

    Book yourselves to see baby/ children’s theatre! We did that as a family to my son’s first, and we- especially his older sis- loved it! He danced and laughed, and was asleep halfway through... I recommend!

  • Sophia
    Jan 11

    1 share of stock that you think will soar. plant a tree.

Cheryl posted in Holidays Jan 01

Christmas gift with strings attached

My husbands grandfather gives his grandchildren $100 every year for Christmas. Since marrying his grandson, I have been included in that. This year, he asked everyone to tell him what we spend it on. I asked my husband why and the reason he gave me was “He likes feeling useful.” I’m a little grumpy about this ‘gift’. It feels like he gave money to all his grandkids so that HE could feel good. ... More

  • Robin
    Jan 12

    We send MIL a note thanking her for the “pedi-mani” or facial or something that would be indulgent for you and satisfy their wishes. I think he’s probably just wants a way to remain a part of everyone’s life- and keeps him in touch with you all.

  • Theresa
    Apr 04

    I have to wonder how this is different from a thank you note. I was always taught that when given a gift one mentions how it is appreciated/used/valued as part of the thank you note. I see nothing intrusive in his wanting to know especially since his queries could be avoided with a proper thank you note.

Is Santa Claus real?

I believe in Santa. But I have to know, is he real?

  • Tara
    Jan 06

    Of course he’s real

Merry belated christmas everyone

Merry belated christmas everyone what did u all do with your families?????

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