Anyone else having a hard time juggling work and motherhood?!?! I feel guilty when I’m not with my son and before he was born I know I’d give my all at work, and although I still do my job as I should, I feel guilty I don’t put in the same effort and attention I used to. I called out of work today because I had an ER scare with my son last night and even though nothing comes before him and I k... More
Anybody disagree with their partner/spouse about screen time usage with toddlers? What do you about it? My husband doesn’t care about the research out there about screen time being bad. He argues that is all around us and why fight it. While I agree that there’s no use in fighting it when we are out and about, I still believe that we can control how much our toddler is exposed to it in our hom... More
When my daughter was born my mother helped me take care of her. I had about 5 months of maternity leave so I was at home for a good while, but once I returned to work, she took care of her alone while myself and my husband were working. Now our routine has changed and my mother returned to work. My husband is now a SAHD and while he does an amazing job I need to help him with getting her on a r... More
I am leaving my 3 month old baby girl to a great nanny but I am so upset, feeling that I will be missing so much. I hope she will be fine and don’t feel I am abandoning her.... How did you handle going back to work and are you able to spend some real quality time with your baby ?
I really love the name Odessa. I love how many nicknames there is. It sounds right with my daughters name. But my sister(whose opinion matters to me) doesn’t like it. She had some valid points. She lives in Florida along with other people in our family and there’s an Odessa Florida but I’ve never been there so I don’t associate it with that. But most of my family will. It’s also not a common na... More
Had anyone else dealt with this at such a young age? My daughter is not yet 2.5 and I think she is being bullied by a 3 year old who used to be in the same class with her. They were friends before and I think my daughter has a hard time understanding the age difference and that since this girl moved up she has new friends, but this girl says some mean things to my daughter and I’m pretty sure s... More
My daughter looooves her daddy and says regularly to me, “I don’t like you”, and also says, “I don’t like Mommy” to her Dad. When we ask why, she says, “Mommy is not nice.” As I am actually very nice to my daughter but yes, I do set boundaries with her, this is a little confusing. We both practice positive discipline, no hitting, etc. I have definitely been a bit more stressed lately because I ... More
My baby is 26 months old. He is always wanting to play apps on my phone or watch his favorite shows on the laptop or TV. I was wondering how much time other moms and dads allow their babies on iPads or tablets or just anything? How much is too much? I have some (stahm) friends who have the tv on all day long and sometimes it’s just background noise or the baby is watching they let the babies de... More
I took my daughter to a playground where there were a few other kids and their parents. One of the young boys came up to her, firstly stand there with his hands hidden back. Then he picked up some small rocks and started to throw them on her. She was still one year old, she only looked back and kept playing. That boy started to throw on her head to make her look back again. I thought maybe he j... More
So, for the past two years I've had my daughter at a family friend's home with her granddaughter who is the same age. Sometimes it goes great, most of the time I feel like it could be better. She is fed well and has a place to nap, but she gets in trouble a lot and often gets reprimanded for saying "no" to putting her hair up or just saying the word in general. She is 2 and is... More
I have two boys, both under 2. I’m completely over being pregnant and I’m happy to have my body to myself again. My husband and I were ready for him to get a vasectomy but now I can’t help but think I want a little girl. I like the idea of a vasectomy since it’s permanent birth control and we don’t have to worry. But I’m worried in the future I’ll want another. Even if I do get pregnant again t... More
My son wakes up at all hours of the night screaming out for me. I get up and see what’s happening cause it’s gut wrenching and he says I love you mommy or asks me questions while crying hysterically.... when we moved into our house I had his door knob switched so the lock was on the outside to prevent him locking himself in the room. I have thought of and have locked the door after four times w... More
“It was like a marriage, only better. We had a kind of invisible rota. We cooked proper dinners for each other every night. We had roles.” Incredible story of redefining family after the end of a marriage. Has anyone ever tried something like this?
My son is 2 years old and I know thats the age where people call that the terrible 2's. I call it terrible toddlers because to me all toddlers no matter what age 1, 2, etc. are bad lol. Anyway he just doesn't listen to me. I talk, yell, woop his butt, time out, make him go to his room. I just dont know what else to do. He listens to my husband. I have trouble with him, all the time and... More
How do you deal with family/friends who want to see your baby and hold them but it’s a large group with many people with the same intentions? There’s always one baby snatcher/hogger and others that hold back but you know they want/deserve a chance to hold baby. How do you deal? Do you keep baby with you and actively pass them around when you feel it’s time for someone else? Do you avoid grou... More
I'm a first time mom in my mid 20s. My husband and I want to start trying for a baby next year, when we’re 25. I’m a nanny and an aspiring Doula, my husband is a loan officer. I guess I’d just like to know more about what to expect as a first timer! Some questions to start: 1. How long did you have maternity leave? Was it enough? 2. Who wakes with baby at night while you both work? ... More
What is considered too much TV for a baby? My LO is 12mo next week. I don't have the TV on often as she kind of gets zoned out when she watches Super Simple Songs. It worried me a bit so stopped turning on the TV so much. I only turn on the TV when she is super grumpy and there is nothing else that she wants to do. What do ya'll think?
My lovely, smart, polite, friendly and well-liked girl is eight and in NYC 4th grade public school. I always taught her to obey the rules and the law but in this age of #metoo and with certain politicians violating the rights of women, how do I tell her to punch when she needs to? I've explained to her that certain things are never right, that boys (and men) should never touch her when she ... More