Monday, November 23, 2009


It is with great happiness that I write the sentence, "Hallie is no longer nursing".

Thank you for all your words of encouragement and advice. I couldn't have done it with out you. I also could not have done it without a long weekend where my husband was home and my parents who were in town.

Because I had so many people around it was easy to find someone else to put her down to sleep instead of me (who always nursed her to sleep.) It took a lot of tummy rubbing and even a little crying, but now I am happy to say that Hallie goes down to sleep with out nursing. (Which is the only time I nursed her.) She now knows the drill. We walk around with her cuddling up to us or we rock her in a chair just until she is settled down and sleepy. We then place her in her bed (her eyes are still open) and we walk out. No crying and no fussing. MIRACLES HAPPEN!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Potty Accidents

Cute and spunky Alesha needs advice for her three year old.

"Koen has been having "ACCIDENTS" latley(he is 3 and has been potty trained for almost a year). I am at a loss. I think it is maybe that we are moving into a new house and had a baby(5 months ago though) and just "big changes" Any ideas of what to do? I have tried taking toys away and he is really upset when it happens but still continues to have an accident the way, they are totally avoidable, most times he has been in the bathroom "hiding" or just sitting here, then he says "I couldn't make it fast to the potty" while he isn't even trying. Any ideas?"

Lets help her out and comment fast so she has to clean up less pee!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Convertible Car Seat/Christmas Present Ideas

My dear friend, Marci, needs your comments about infant car seats.

She writes, "I want to know if anyone has a CONVERTIBLE car seat.....Ky is a chubby monkey and will grow out of his infant seat really soon. So for Christmas he is gettin a new one and i would like help choosin a good one."

She also wants Christmas toy/gift ideas that she can give to Grandparents and family members. Cute little Kyler is 6 months so toys/gifts that are 6 months to one year would be perfect.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weaning from Breastfeeding.

For the past few months I have been slowing trying to wean my Hallie from nursing. We are down to morning, night and before naps. As happy as I am with this I now want to cut out one of her nap feedings at a time until those too are not necessary.

My question is this: How do I get her to go to BED without nursing her? I know this may seem stupid but is there any other way besides letting her cry it out? AGAIN! I know several moms who put their baby to bed with a bottle or sippy cup of milk but I thought this was a no no because it can rot teeth.

Suggestions or Advice for ME?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baby Sitter

What information SHOULD you leave with a baby sitter?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Holiday Traditions?

Amy asked a smart question that I never would have thought to ask, but now I want to know the answer to.

She asks, "Not all holiday traditions are REASONABLE to do with small children. What holiday traditions have you found to be successful with young children?"

Can't wait for your comments!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby's First Solid Foods?

It's been a while since we've had a question. HOORAY for Kate who asks,

"I am starting to introduce my little 6 month old to solids. So far I have only given him rice cereal. I'm wondering what foods would be best to offer next. I've heard MIXED opinions about green vegetables, yellow vegetables, and fruit. I am persuadable and hope to get some good advice!"

So mom's let's give some good advice.