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I'm a Software Developer with experience in (among other things) Java, Eclipse, Crystal Reports, Amazon-AWS (DynamoDB, SWF, S3, SQS, SNS), Javascript, SQL, Ruby/Rails, iOS/Objective-C.

I'm also

  • a parent of 3 young kids,
  • an avid NHL fan,
  • a Marvel comic nerd,
  • into music from Abba to ZZ Top (and everything in between), and
  • a strategy game lover
  • profile for Chris on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

    I also have super powers, but that's a secret.


    Jan
    4
    reviewed No Action Needed Hyperemesis in second pregnancy if not in first?
    Jan
    4
    reviewed Reviewed How do I figure out which infant formula is the healthiest?
    Jan
    4
    reviewed No Action Needed How to get toddler to eat eggs?
    Jan
    1
    comment saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
    It ends up being more of the second one - he'll decide playing is more important than eating whatever is for dinner, and he'd rather have dessert/snack later, or wait until breakfast (he usually has cereal) for something different. Part of our reasoning with putting the same food in front of him is to get better balance (not just breakfast cereal and PBJ sandwiches), and he can't just "skip" a meal to get something different later...
    Dec
    31
    accepted saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
    Dec
    31
    comment saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
    It's more that he decides he just doesn't want to eat and would rather go play, or that dessert is preferable (even if there is none). His not eating isn't tied to food he doesn't like - he'll do it with his favourite dinners too, which is usually when we get him to have it for breakfast.
    Dec
    31
    comment saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
    I was following the answer until it started talking about poop and going regularly... the first paragraph - especially the "don't threaten to do it; just do it" - is good. The 'new food' bits also seem a bit out of place to me (as I mentioned during the question we specifically don't use this for new food).
    Dec
    29
    reviewed Reviewed Any advice on how to react to my 4 year old who gets hysterical instead of solving her “problem”?
    Dec
    29
    suggested suggested edit on Any advice on how to react to my 4 year old who gets hysterical instead of solving her “problem”?
    Dec
    28
    awarded  Custodian
    Dec
    28
    reviewed Close Disciplining a special needs child
    Dec
    28
    asked saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
    Dec
    24
    comment Three year old with good speech, now sometimes making up own words, especially names.
    I don't have details so I'll just comment - our now 4-year-old still makes up words, though it seems he recognizes it as playing with words/sounds as he usually giggles and later says he's being silly
    Dec
    24
    comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
    @DjangoReinhardt - the comment was added when the question originally referred to a 10-year-old instead of 20-year-old.
    Dec
    24
    comment How can I get my three year old to stop sucking his fingers?
    Tabasco sauce fingers? I know it works (via a relative who used it), though make sure it stays out of the eyes... maybe not the greatest idea...
    Dec
    24
    comment What is a reasonable amount of time to wait before family visits your new baby?
    Both sets of new grandparents came within the first month for our first. Your routine will likely get broken when they come; may as well get it out of the way. An extra set of hands during the first month always comes in handy too...
    Dec
    20
    answered How early should I start thinking about cloth diapers?
    Dec
    20
    reviewed Reviewed How early should I start thinking about cloth diapers?
    Dec
    20
    answered help with 4 year old passing gas all the time
    Dec
    19
    answered Physical affection around young children from previous relationship