43. I Want a Dog!

Just Another Manic Mommy I Want a Dog! Dear Manic Mommy: How can I get my parents to buy me a dog? I know the reason they won’t get me one, because my mom said I don’t keep my room clean. I wrote my mom and dad a letter saying that if I keep my […] Continue reading

44. She's Not Talking about the Baby Bottle

Just Another Manic Mommy She’s Not Talking about the Baby Bottle Dear Manic Mommy: Is drinking wine OK, and how much a week? I’m 13 weeks pregnant, and due in February. Manic Mommy: Drinking wine or anything alcoholic is never OK while pregnant, and if you are asking if you can, and how much you […] Continue reading

45. My Daughter's OD'ing on Sugar!

Just Another Manic Mommy My Daughter’s OD’ing on Sugar! Dear Manic Mommy: I’m an experienced intermediate teacher. I have four kids: three girls (8, 10 and 12) and a 2-year-old boy. My 12-year-old has always been given a lot of responsibility but now she has started to behave extremely badly. She breaks her things, wastes […] Continue reading

46. The Crystal Ball Says …

Just Another Manic Mommy The Crystal Ball Says … Dear Manic Mommy: I’m having these symptoms: lightheadedness, bloating, fatigue, nausea, headaches and cramping but my period isn’t due for another week. What do you think it is? Manic Mommy: You didn’t mention to me at all about when you had sex during your cycle so […] Continue reading

47. Crampin' My Style

Just Another Manic Mommy Crampin’ My Style Dear Manic Mommy: I am having sharp cramps in my lower abdomen and I am only four weeks pregnant. Do you have any suggestions? Manic Mommy: It could be implantation of the embryo, but I would bring up your concern with your doctor at your next appointment. As […] Continue reading

48. Under Pressure!

Just Another Manic Mommy Under Pressure! Dear Manic Mommy: Hi how are you? I am 28 weeks pregnant and I have been feeling pressure down in my pelvic area for about a week and mild Braxton Hicks contractions. I know Braxton Hicks are normal, but I don’t think the pressure is. I have two other […] Continue reading

49. To School in a Diaper?

Just Another Manic Mommy To School in a Diaper? Dear Manic Mommy: What is the easiest way to potty-train a 3-year-old boy? He has no interest at all and is going to be attending school. I can’t send him in a diaper! Manic Mommy: Potty training + No Interest = Not Going to Happen. I […] Continue reading

50. How Do They Get in There?

Just Another Manic Mommy How Do They Get in There? Dear Manic Mommy: My daughter is 5 years old. She wants to know how babies get into the mommy’s belly. What is the simplest answer to that question? Manic Mommy: I remember making this parenting mistake: telling too much too soon. When my son was […] Continue reading