Just wanted to share how much I had been dreading the first sickness since baby started daycare — and we just survived fever, congestion, and no sleep summer flu. We all got it and man, was that hard! But we are finally on the mend... phew!
I work a 8-5 job. And am exhausted by the time I get home. Just wondering what others do with their kids after work. I usually let my child watch a little tv while I prepare dinner, straighten up a bit. Then it’s bath time, books and sleep. Just feeling like I should be doing more with her.
Hi! I know you guys are a good resource and figured I would ask you. My toddler is starting daycare next week and is having a very difficult time every time I leave the room. She is fine if she is leaving the room/apt with someone else like my mom but always cries if I am the one living the apt. How do you deal with that? My husband thinks it is better to sneak out and I think it’s better to ... More
We’ve been looking at day cares for our 3 year old and finally found one we like. The owners seem great, have a good philosophy around learning and play, yet aren’t too dogmatic like some that we visited. Our little one liked it too. She seemed very relaxed and at home. Only thing is that the daycare is in a sketchy neighborhood. While I didn’t feel in danger driving up to the daycare, I woul... More
I have work in the medical field for 15 years and love my job a career. I would not trade it for the world but I just had my first Baby and my husband works at night and I work all day. It is hard to find a good trusting baby sitter for the days when I work and he needs sleep. What do other parents do in the situation? I would like some suggestions if anyone else has been in this same place e... More
My husband is a civilian for the Navy and immediately after my daughter was born started traveling for work constantly, with very little notice anywhere from 1 week to a month at a time. Even though I've come to accept that this is part of our lives, I have a very hard time not being resentful towards him, feeling overwhelmed and envious of families with both parents where it's not all ... More
FTM and scared to go back to work! Thinking about where to bring him is just overwhelming.... it would only be part time (thank god) which is why I thought maybe home care would be easier? However, a day care I wouldn’t have to worry about baby sitter needing time off/being sick/leaving me hanging..... help :(
I'm pumping exclusively since my little one unfortunately does not breastfeed. I use the spectra s2 that my insurance paid for and it has been working great so far. I'm going back to work in a month and am worried that I won't have the time to be hooked to the unit for half an hour. I'm looking for recommendations on portable/travel size pump that won't burn a hole in my poc... More