Need help, Iowa education law stinks!

So Iowa law states that a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 15th to start kindergarten! My school district also requires the child to be 4 by Sept. 15th to go to PreK! My boy...


Thinking of adopting and need advice! Thanks!

Dear adoptive moms. My husband and I have 2 children (our daughter is from my previous marriage) ages 4 and 11 months. I am craving one more child and we are thinking of...

Started by Nichole on 04/30/2011 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 07/28/2011 by Katelyn


I miss the real meaning of Christmas...

I miss the days where durring December we used to go out and visit with friends and family. The houses used to be so warm and snuggly and pretty. Everything was so beautiful....


Creating a Schedule?

Hi all! I have a nearly 3 year old girl and my twin girls just turned one. I'm a SAHM, it's hard but worth it...but I feel like my current schedule (which is less schedule and...

Started by Jodi on 01/29/2012 in Twins

Last update on 02/13/2012 by Teresa


How many diapers and what kind?

I am expecting in April and would like to CD. I have a 15 mo. old son right now that I have tested prefold nappies on and well I just don't like the how bulky they are on him....


Don't know what to do about the father

Hello, I am due at the end of June so I am getting very close and excited to meet my newborn son. The father of our unborn son are no longer together. I ended the relationship...

Started by Abby on 04/27/2012 in Single Moms

Last update on 04/29/2012 by Samantha



My daughter (20 months old) has recently in the past few weeks began to be quite obsessed with me, as her mother. She is in daycare during the day (has been since 1 year old)...


after the fact...

I gave birth to my godson in October, I am now having a hard time dealling with everything. I don't feel as if I can do or say anything right. The family doesn't speak to me...

Started by Coreen on 01/28/2009 in Surrogate Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Rebecca


Temper tantrums....HELP!!!

I have a 2 week old baby and a 2 year old. My eldest son is an absolute sweet heart....UNTIL we brought home his brother. I am trying so so hard to split my time between the...


No windows in my toddlers' bedrooms...

My husband and I rent an affordable apartment from my parents with our 19 month old and 3 year old... But their bedrooms are dark and windowless... No sunlight, only the lights...

Started by KL on 10/16/2013 in Toddler Moms

Last update on 10/17/2013 by Sarah


difficult stepchildren

Is anyone experiencing conflict with preteen stepchildren? We have a volatile biological mother and she has the child lying and calling in false police reports.

Started by Bilyana on 06/19/2009 in Step Moms

Last update on 06/19/2009 by Laura


Toddler 22 Months Not Walking

My son is 22 months old and has been delayed in every milestone. He is still not walking. He has PT 4 x's a week , MRI was negative but he seems to have some tightness in his...

Started by Nargis on 08/30/2009 in Toddler Moms

Last update on 08/30/2009 by Amanda


10 year old attitude!!!!!!

how do you other moms deal with an almost eleven year olds attitude? i am at the end of my roap with her. she refuses to do her chores, screams at me when i ask her to. i have...