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Just found a website I wanted to share, BabyBuggy. It was founded by Jessica Seinfeld (Jerry’s wife). It’s a non profit organization that collects both new and gently used baby items to help families in need.  I think they only help families in the New York City area but you can check out the site and find out more.

A few days later…the pain went away and no infection.  Hope the pain was due to my period.   I don’t want anymore of this pain I have things to do…like make a baby.  This is the month…I hope.  Is anyone else out there trying?  Tips?

For the last few days I’ve had this annoying pain in my bladder area. I thought it was due to my period but now my period is gone and this annoying pain still continues. I’m trying to figure out what to do, go to the ER, to an Urgent Care Clinic (which closes @ 3pm today) or do nothing.  I was looking online and it might me a UTI or a bladder infection.   I just don’t know what to do. I’m drinking cranberry juice at the moment and when I finish I should take a shower and make a decision.

Adoption. It’s something that my husband and I have talked about if it happens that we can not conceive. I did some checking and the adoption process isn’t cheap. I think the government should have some program to help families that want to adopt and change the life of a child.  November is National Adoption month and here is the website for more information ChildWelfare.Gov/adoption

November is National Adoption month, a month set aside to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. This year’s theme,”You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent,” includes a more focused effort that reaches out to the African American community and builds on the Ad Council’s new public service announcement (PSA) campaign of the Children’s Bureau, the Adoption Exchange Association, and AdoptUsKids.

Saw this on a site and needed to share. It’s about how to get your children to open up about what’s going on in school.

Afternoons in many preschoolers’ households often sound like this:

Mom: “What did you do in school today?”
Child: “I don’t remember.”
Mom: “What books did the teachers read?”
Child: Silence and a blank stare.

Though many schools provide parents with a preview of the week’s activities – or a wrap-up at the end of the week – trying to get your lil one to open up to you about what they did on a particular day can be compared to pulling teeth.

To get the conversation started, try these tips at the end of the next school day.

  • Don’t ask, just tell. Rather than pepper your lil one with questions about her day, tell her about something new or different that you did today. Present it in a way that she can relate to so that she can share about her day, too.
  • Shake up the routine. Don’t ask the same questions in the same order every day. Rotate the questions you ask and how they are presented.
  • Make it funny. Try telling them about their day by substituting out-of-place details at key points. This should get them talking about what really happened.
  • Move beyond yes and no. Questions that simply require a yes or no answer are not going to spark a conversation. Asking about their favorite part of their day or who they sat next to for snack may start a discussion rather than a dead end.
  • Remove distractions. If your lil one has been in school all day and is now home with his favorite toys, he is more likely to play with his toys than speak. Try to hold the conversation in a space where he won’t be distracted.

Do you have any tried-and-true tricks to get your wee ones talking?