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  • Miscellaneous
     6 Sep 2012 5:54 PM

      Re: should i let this friendship slide?
    My God, how incredibly painful it must be for her to have thought that she and two of her BFFs would be going through motherhood...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     20 Jul 2012 9:37 PM

      My 4 year old wont sleep!!!
    Have you considered melatonin? You can get it at many health food stores and it can really help people sleep, and has (from what I...

  • Inspiring Ideas
     6 Jun 2012 4:07 PM

      Re: Arms tattooed. Need cover up that truly works.
    Dermablend does work well - I have used it to cover my own tattooes. It also dries so that it will not come off on...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     31 May 2012 7:02 PM

      Starting school at 3 years
    Ds started preschool - just 3 days a week for 1/2 days at that age. In retrospect he was not emotionally ready whatsoever. He is,...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     15 May 2012 6:35 PM

    flue/stomach bug/fever question
    It's pretty common for kids to get worse in the evenings. My daughter especially is prone to "evening fever" syndrome. Also if he was feverish...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Apr 2012 1:40 AM

      Re: buying a house- things you wished you'd considered
    Just want to say that water pressure can be adjusted. If you have city water, pressure comes in very high off the street, and most...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     26 Apr 2012 12:16 PM

      Enforced milk drinking at preschool - update
    Frankly, I'd call them and explain that your child is not obliged to drink milk and ask them to stop forcing her. If they continued...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     24 Apr 2012 12:20 PM

      Dress Code at school
    It would bother me too - my thinking is either have a uniform, or let people where what they want. And also, who is it...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     23 Apr 2012 12:32 PM

      "You don't have a Daddy"
    I'd explain that the child has a Daddy, but that he died. My father died several years ago, and I've been talking about it in...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Apr 2012 6:24 PM

      Whooping cough (pertussis)
    No experience, but my doctor told me there is an outbreak of pertussis right now where we are (Vancouver). But if she's on the regular...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Apr 2012 9:30 AM

      When transitioning from crib to bed....
    Personally I don't let my kids get out of bed, even when transitioning from crib to bed. Yes they giggle, laugh, roll around, etc., but...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     25 Mar 2012 11:13 PM

      NBR - Swimming with Stitches?
    Hm - a liquid bandaid is a good idea. I certainly wouldn't swim with it the way it looks right now, so I'll see how...

  • Home Life
     25 Mar 2012 11:10 PM

      Re: Is your home always 'company ready?'
    Not always no. But it rarely be like be so bad that I'd be embarrassed about it. Because we have kids, it generally looks lived...

  • Home Life
     25 Mar 2012 10:36 PM

      Re: Are your neighbours "friendly"?
    Our next door neighbour introduced themselves after we moved in. And being out in the garden over the summer, we met most of them. There...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 Mar 2012 12:50 AM

      Re: Reruns!!!
    Never do I deliberately watch a rerun that I've seen... who has time? Maybe if I was on a plane or in a hotel room....

  • Money Matters
     25 Mar 2012 12:31 AM

      Re: Tax SNAFU! AHHHH!
    I've been reassessed a couple of times due to honest mistakes and have never had any fines imposed. They just charge you interest, which wouldn't...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     25 Mar 2012 12:24 AM

      NBR - Swimming with Stitches?
    I had several stitches put in my hand a few days ago. The ER doc said I could get them out after 7 to 10...

  • Miscellaneous
     24 Mar 2012 8:10 PM

      Re: Job search after 10+ years
    I recommend "What Next" by Barbara Moses. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     22 Mar 2012 1:34 PM

      Re: Advice needed: Buying a sewing machine
    For machine, go somewhere you can try it out, thread it, play with it a bit. Also, if you want to sew for your kids,...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     20 Mar 2012 12:30 PM

    Bike trailer for a toddler
    My DS is older than yours, and I don't think he's ready for a ride-along thing when we're really motoring - biking to the pool/park/farmer's...

  • Home Life
     19 Mar 2012 6:11 PM

      Re: Bunnies
    You have bunnies? I want bunnies! My garden is so gross right now a little bunny poop would be okay. ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     19 Mar 2012 5:29 PM

      FYI: CanFam advertising specific threads XPOST
    This doesn't bother me at all. It's no different from Google, or Pinterest or any other sites that link to others. And their page isn't...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Mar 2012 11:26 AM

      Ear Infection Question from Ear Infection Noob
    Thanks for these tips. I didn't take him in as I'm 99% sure my doctor would make us wait it out a few days, as...

  • Miscellaneous
     17 Mar 2012 7:03 PM

      Re: Regarding preg/baby items in Misc.
    To me JAG's post was not a pregnancy or birth announcement. It was a question about a well-known poster. There is no other place to...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     17 Mar 2012 1:51 PM

      Ear Infection Question from Ear Infection Noob
    Last week DS complained he had a "bubble" in his ear while at daycare, but it then went away by the time we picked him...

  • Miscellaneous
     17 Mar 2012 10:10 AM

      Re: Sibling traditions
    MmeBruni, I think your traditions should be they rotate babysitting your kids once a week. Honestly, I don't think we have any real traditions other...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     16 Mar 2012 2:11 AM

      Am I doing this wrong?
    I think you handled it well - they're so riled up at that point, that "stern words" are useless IMO. I know if I'm really...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     15 Mar 2012 1:32 PM

      The Gap DF Line - Am I the only one?
    I love it. I think it's super fun and summery, and I love that there isn't too much pink. But I do wish they had...

  • Miscellaneous
     14 Mar 2012 7:47 PM

      Re: Forum bugs - please report them here!
    Bug - If you go to "My Stuff--> posts" in CF it doesn't show your posts. Not a bug but an annoyance - I don't...

  • Fashion & Style
     14 Mar 2012 6:58 PM

      Re: Lace Dress w Sleeves
    [img]http://images.jcrew.com/fsi/server?type=image&source=images/onFigure/66/66803/66803_NA6434_m.tif&width=393&height=393&effects=sharpen(20)&quality=90&profile=jpeg[/img] J Crew carries this dress , which is very pretty. Long sleeves, but lace. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     14 Mar 2012 5:15 PM

      Re: Feels like a sick joke
    Terrible - he needs to talk to HR and explain the problems. There is more and more awareness of workplace bullying these days so hopefully...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     12 Mar 2012 2:44 PM

      Did you get the Gap DVF Flyer? Favour!
    A week or 2 ago I got a gap flyer for loyal customers containing a website where you could view the Diane von Furstenberg kids'...

  • Miscellaneous
     11 Mar 2012 11:35 AM

      Re: Birks
    I have some earrings from Birks that I wear daily and love them. Although I lost a backing recently and it's costing me $35 to...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     11 Mar 2012 12:58 AM

      Long weekend birthday - thoughts?
    As someone whose birthday always falls near the long weekend, I'd say try the weekend before or after the trip. No one is ever around...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     11 Mar 2012 12:56 AM

      She doesn't like her sister...
    I think it's pretty normal. DS was a bit older when DD started crawling, but for a while it was all "She's bothering me! She's...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 Mar 2012 7:35 PM

      Fun Friday Poll
    Healthy muffins! I forgot about that! And there's no shame in the child-contest question. This is a judgment-free zone. I entered DS in a contest...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 Mar 2012 4:56 PM

      Fun Friday Poll
    Haven't done of these in a while! ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     7 Mar 2012 10:37 AM

      Preschool conundrum -- WWYD?
    I think it depends how much she is there. Is she there every day, or just a few hours a couple of times a week?...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 Mar 2012 9:18 PM

      TMI - do you ovulate on Mirena?
    Typically, you do not ovulate on Mirena. Of course there is a small chance you could ovulate, just like flukes happen when you are on...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     5 Mar 2012 5:49 PM

      Only grew 1" in the last year? What's normal?
    I was looking at our height chart and noticing that DS's height changed so radically between 2 and 3, and hasn't really changed much in...

  • Miscellaneous
     5 Mar 2012 4:08 PM

      Re: Losing my schmidt - my stinkin' smoke detector
    Poulette - I would recommend a different type of smoke alarm. We too have "voice" ones and they say these might actually be more effective...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     5 Mar 2012 2:50 PM

      Easter gift when your house is overflowing?
    If your house is overflowing, don't feel obliged to make Easter about gifts. Isn't it about, like, the death of Jesus? Oh, and chocolate eggs....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     5 Mar 2012 12:35 PM

      Silly behaviour -- do you discipline?
    I tell my son (calmly) when he is being annoying, but he is a little older and not sensitive like you describe. In fact, he...

  • Craft Corner
     2 Mar 2012 8:25 PM

      Re: Anyone sew bags?
    Twist my arm... A backpack I made for my daughter... And one for my son. ...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     2 Mar 2012 5:35 PM

      my kid, his kid?
    You know I'm wondering if switching up bedtime might be puttin the cart before the horse. I think I'd try to switch up the day...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     2 Mar 2012 9:40 AM

      Death
    I visited the home of Anne Frank when I was about 8, and it had a big impression on me. I have talked to DS...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     1 Mar 2012 7:47 PM

      New NDDS standards
    25 at 18 months? Most kids I know who had that were considered advanced verbally. It seems like a high number of words to me....

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Feb 2012 8:40 PM

      Re: Air North - Anyone flown with them?
    I flew with them once, whitehorse to van. They were super friendly and the snacks were better than Air Canada's (which I flew on the...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     29 Feb 2012 12:10 PM

      my kid, his kid?
    That's not the case in our household. When DD was very young it probably worked out that way, just because she was nursing, but we've...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     29 Feb 2012 12:32 AM

      Bum Scoot or Ladder Crawl-Down?
    DD has "tripped" forward using bum scoot a couple of times, so we always insisted on her going backwards. That said she now insists on...

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