I'm lurking but I've been through this with my DD so I thought maybe I could help. One thing that you could try is putting the dogs in another room where she can't see them. Then she doesn't have an audience to throw food to. I had to do this because DD was feeding our dog anything she didn't want.
I do think though that you might be inadvertently rewarding her for throwing food because the consequence is that she doesn't have to try the food she's throwing and she gets the food she wants. As for what to do, you could warn her that if she throws food again, it's going away and she won't get fruit or yogurt. Then you have to stick to that if she does it again. Another thing you could try is just ignoring the behavior altogether. I will say with my DD, I had to try something multiple times before I figured out whether it really worked or not.View Thread
I know, it's sad that the boards aren't as active. Holy cow, it's been raining for 2 days here. There's all kinds of flooding, luckily not where I live but they closed Red Rocks because the flood caused rocks to block the road. It's crazy. How's the rain there?
BTW, are you from CO? I figured you must be from the Zoo Lights thing. I'm kind of excited about moving there next year (and leaving the crime behind here!).View Thread
I'm lurking now, but Boo Leapfrog! I got a Tag Jr for DD on black Friday and I'm really hoping she likes it. But I had a similar problem to you a few years back when we lived overseas and had a PSC box, similar to a PO Box. It's kind of a pain when companies don't allow addresses when you order online. Hopefully they'll be able to help you out!View Thread
When DD was 4/5 months old, my grandma passed away suddenly. We did take her, but then she couldn't walk and was in the infant seat. She did however, have a blow out right before the service began and my DH was able to take her to another room where they had the service being played over a speaker. You might consider checking with the funeral home to see if they have an alternate room for you and your DD during the service. That's of course if you want to take her.
I'm so sorry for your friend's loss, I think the best thing you can do for her is to listen to her and just be there. Like PP said, meals are a help, especially for her kids.View Thread
We don't eat a lot of bread, but I usually put it in the pantry. Sometimes I split the loaf in half and put half of it in the freezer until we need it. DH would freak if I came home with a bread box. He's all about not having extra stuff on the kitchen counters. I think it's his way of controlling the chaos of having a toddler. View Thread
I've heard good things about Snapfish. We use Apple because that's what we have. Also, if you want the grandparents to be able to keep the photos for longer than the calendar year, you might consider doing a photo book. We've been doing them for the grandparents since DD was born and my mom keeps the books on a shelf, all in a row. She says they cheer her up when she's sad.
I do like calendars though, I used to work at an Alphagraphics and I did calendars for people. So fun to see everyone's pictures.View Thread
I think it's wonderful that you want to send a care package, you must be a good friend. What I'm going to write is totally cheesy, but I think that the written word is really underrated. I think people appreciate your thoughts or prayers, and that a card with a thoughtful message, would be all that your friends need. That way they can read it when they're able to, but they know that you care about them.
If they have a favorite charity or were grateful to the hospital that cared for them, maybe a donation? When my grandma passed, the hospice where she stayed was so great to the family that we started donating there.View Thread