Hi All, looking for ideas in planning an indoor fall birthday party that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg?! Anyone else out there feel like some posts on Instagram for kids birthday parties gives them anxiety?
My MIL keeps saying low key remarks about me not wanting to breastfeed my twins this winter.... I’m perfectly content in my choice and it mostly just irritates me that she isn’t, I’m not going to change my mind. Anyways- just wanted to say.... if you don’t want to breastfeed, then don’t and you’re still a bada$$ mom.
My fiancé and I want 6 kids when we get married. Right now he works part time and I am currently looking for a part time job. I graduated from school over a year ago, but I’m having trouble finding work. I’m wondering if it’s even possible to be a working parent while having a big family?
So my boyfriend and I are in the midst of house hunting and our little ones 2nd birthday party is coming up in two months. I'm not sure if it's the stress of life or maybe because I'm a crappy mom :/ but I have ZERO motivation to throw him a birthday party :/ Last year for his 1st birthday party, around this time I had the theme and decorations picked out! I was super excited proba... More
I have no patience! My son is seven years old and in the second grade and I find myself constantly yelling at him, sometimes even screaming and I absolutely hate it. I grew up with parents that yelled and screamed at my siblings and myself. I never wanted to be that parent. It is so incredibly frustrating to communicate with an extremely intelligent child and have them act clueless or “stupid “... More
I try to calm him down but nothing seems to work. I don’t know how to help him or understand what is wrong. He is three years old so trips to the store can be very rough. Any advice will help
Son is almost 4. I recently got my hours cut a lot at work so I’ve been staying home fridays to cut child care costs. My kid is so needy and needs me to entertain him non stop. He is so cute and I love and cherish this special age of littleness but it’s been a long day of playing with him and running errands. He doesn’t nap and we don’t have a lot of friends here. I initiate play dates with ... More
I’ve never approached parents before on this topic. I run anxiety thinking I’m bothering parents if I ever suggest this. The problem with this thought process is that I’ve become socially awkward. To overcome this, what are some opening lines you have used to suggest a play date? To a parent you haven’t really talked to but your kids play with their kids at school and are bffs. Thanks! Hugs!
In the last two weeks I’ve had 3 people tell me I look tired. I generally am a little tired, chasing after a 2.5 year old boy all day. But what is with people? It’s just not a nice thing to say. Do you have any tricks, products or tips for making yourself look less tired? My husband says I look beautiful. Love him.
Does anyone find BC forums to have cyber bullies? I mean yes, some people ask dumb questions, but sometimes it’s in times of desperation or emotion, and sometimes it’s a troll asking to be attacked... but there are some users in my birth group that are complete assholes and are relentless and pick you apart and then that person is like, wait do I need to literally type everything out in order f... More
We were at a splash pad and my son (2.5 yrs) was trying to climb up a turtle. I was watching from afar and didn’t notice that a small kid (maybe 10 months?) had crawled up right next to my son. I don’t think my son was hurting the other kid or anything but just trying to climb up the turtle. Then a mom came running in yelling “be careful with the baby!” Confused, that’s when I repositioned myse... More
Last week I had a play date with a friend that has a daughter that is 2.5 y/o. My son is 3.5. They were playing in a splash pad. There were two older girls playing there as well, they were about 9 and 10. My son was sitting by me eating some goldfish and my friends daughter was playing with the older girls. She was touching their face. I said to my friend "Your daughter is really friendly.... More
This post from an ex-Kindergarten teacher has been making the rounds lately. What do you think? I don't agree with everything she says, but I do think teachers can only be effective when they have the support of the parents. Give them the benefit of the doubt, assume they are acting in good faith and trying to help your child learn and grow. Sometimes that process is painful and difficult ... More
Hi! How do you respond to people when they ask you what you do all day? I'm a stay at home mom with a child who now attends preschool.
I recently became a SAHM and the question has already been asked, “So, if there’s an emergency, we can just bring the kids over to your house, right?” It wasn’t even really a question. It was a statement. I’m not really sure what to say to be honest. I couldn’t stay home with our first child because we couldn’t afford it financially. Now, with our second being over a year old, we are at a plac... More
I don’t want to sound too political. I overheard this conversation. I don’t often watch or listen to the news as I’m very busy with my toddler. Then I googled it. I can’t even watch or read it all. I just took a quick glimpse and my heart broke. I thought this was a settled issue or crisis. I don’t know in what way I can help to resolve this and end this. No child deserves this. https://www.go... More
Has anyone transitioned from working at home to working back in the office while your kiddos are still little? I have been working at home since I was pregnant with my son and he's now almost 2. He's going into a preschool for 2-4 year olds part-time in August and I'm starting to get calls from companies for positions that only allow working from home 1 day a week. Before I get too ... More
My hubby and I have 6 children and just found out we were pregnant with #7. I am so sick of being asked inappropriate questions and comments like "Are they all by the same man? Are you married? How do afford it? I bet you're on government assistance! Don't you know what causes that? Haven't you heard of birth control?! I'm glad I pay taxes for you to afford your kids."... More
I was at the park with my young children and I witnessed some 10-12 year old boys engaged in what looked like serious bullying of another child. They were hitting him and he was sitting in silence. I wanted to say something but I wasn’t sure if it was my place to do so and also wanted to protect my own kids. What would you do in a situation like that?