SparkPeople Parenting and Family Support Messageboard Trying to balance work, weight loss, and family? Share tips for keeping your whole family fit and healthy. SparkPeople Parenting and Family Support Messageboard In need of prayers After 4 days of nonsleep, we took my mom to hospital yesterday morning. I'm asking for your prayers for my moms state of mine to return to what she was a week ago and her sciatic nerve to heal. Im heart broken:( Thank you! Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:32:24 EST sugar addiction As my son grows, I'm seeing the same addiction to sugar in him, that i also's so hard sharing parenting and hearing how they constantly eat unhealthy over there. Any tips on how to keep my sugar sweet tooth on track? Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:25:35 EST Going from 1 kid to 2? My little one is almost a year old. I always thought I'd want more than one baby. I was very lucky to have a pretty easy pregnancy, but with a little one it's not like I can come home from work, crash, and order takeout! Balancing all the demands a fresh baby has while we already have one child seems... impossible, yet obviously people do it all the time! My respect for parents has certainly grown even more after having my own baby! I have typical concerns like not being able to spend enough ... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:03:25 EST My baby/toddler will not sleep I have struggled trying to get my 21 month old to sleep through the night. He sleeps in spurts but I can not get the child to sleep for more than 2 hours before getting restless and trying to wake up. We have an established routine, no electronic interference before bed, darken room, have experimented with noise machine. I am at my whits end. I haven't had more than 2 hours sleep in almost two years. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thu, 7 May 2020 14:10:25 EST Considering Divorce from angry husband Nearly 50 years of trying to be supportive to him, our sons and now me. Feel lazy and impatient to learn skills of adjustment to single life despite successful employment history. I don't hate him. I'm just not able to be his therapist as a co-dependent and emotional eater. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 19:17:02 EST spouse challenges in weight loss What have been some of the most effective ways in which you have helped your spouse remain healthy and lose weight? I am looking for an effective coaching method. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:08:45 EST Newly Diagnosed Hello All - I am new to the Spark Community; I am not new to nutrition and exercise. <BR> The reason for my post - is to inquire about newly diagnosis - particularly DIABETES. <BR> Last week, we rushed my hubby into the ER with glucose levels above 40 (400 in the USA) - he had begun losing sight and we feared his other organs could have suffered damage too. <BR> The doctors and nurses started immediately teaching us of the disease, the complications, the risks, and everything in-between... Ne... Mon, 9 Mar 2020 10:29:48 EST Trying to Start a Family I started the process to start a family December of 2017, I was ready for the next part of the journey October and my husband finally came on board May of 2019. For me it has been an eternity of waiting. Im currently focusing on weightloss in hopes it will increase the odds of conceiving naturally. However if medical interventions must occur, the doctor recommends that I loose 30 or more pounds. Who else is currently facing this struggle, feel free to share. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:21:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:30:23 EST Going through a Divorce Hello Everyone! I want to restart my fitness journey for me and would love support. I am in the process of getting divorced and am finally working on myself. I want to become stronger physically and emotionally. Feel free to add me as a friend and I will support you as well. <BR> <BR> I have begun already working out and it is definitely something I look forward too! How are you staying motivated? Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:53:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:38:01 EST First Time Mom I'm a first time mom to my now two month old, and I am wondering if you all could give me some of your best tips to losing weight with a baby! I started working out again this week in the gym at my work, but what are some things I can do at home other than taking him for walks in the stroller? Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:09:37 EST What to do with sick loved one I am being told, "Just pray"... <BR> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:42:05 EST 11yo not sleeping Any helpful nutrient ways to help my son get some sleep? Tue, 8 Jan 2019 08:46:41 EST How young to start your kids Does anyone run with their kids? <BR> I'm wondering if my 9yr old would like to do a 5k with me...I see many young ones trying it these days but they look so wiped out at the end. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:53:46 EST Gaming is Good For Kids? Hi all, <BR> I want to know, is gaming good for kids. My kid playing long hours, I want him to understand that It's not cool for him, but he always reverts to me saying daddy you are also working on PC, Actually I do Blogging and Web Designing so I get to sit in front of PC. <BR> How can i make him understand in a better way? Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:19:11 EST My sister isn't excited about my weight loss.. My sister and I are very close. We both have trouble with weight gains and attempts to lose. Since I've started trying to lose weight, my sister has been very negative. I know she loves me and supports me but I guess it's hard when she's not in a place where she's ready or able to try to lose weight. I understand that. My problem is that she doesn't want to hear about my success/failures. If we go shopping, she is negative about my shopping smaller sizes. Since we spend a lot of time together... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:38:39 EST What's your biggest challenge for weight loss? Hey lovely mums, <BR> <BR> I managed to lose weight prior to having kids and I did pretty well but now that I have a 17 month old I am finding it a real struggle! I am super tired working full time and taking care of him -he's also been sick loads since he started daycare so I'm up at nights and I always end up turning to chocolate and junk food to keep me going! Plus no time for a gym membership. I'd really like to fit back into some of my old clothes! Anyone else struggling with this? Fri, 13 May 2016 05:44:05 EST How old are your children? My dd is 12 years old. Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:15:06 EST