I suppose I just need somewhere to vent, and I know I am not the only mother who has ever delt with a difiant two year old, but I feel I have 0 support and need a break. My daughter is the apple of my eye, I love her so ,much, she is funny smart and oh so adorable, she is very affectionate,with all that said, she also is very high spirted:-) she has a short fuse and is going through a defiant stage, everything is somewhat of a challenge/battle, dressing, brushing hair, brushing teeth etc, and when she does not get her way, oh man watch out, she has a set of lungs! I am trying different approaches with her but am finding it exhausting as I am also 12 weeks pregnant with my 2nd and am nauseous too. I look at my friends 2 year olds, and they don't seem to be as active or vocal as mine and that gets me worried , her doctor says she is a normal very outgoing toddler, I just did not know that it could be so hard and hope that others out there went or are going throught the same thing, I don't have anyone who can watch her so I can take a breath, family lives far away, hubby works full time and when he comes home, he does his own thing, I suppose I am just feeling the hormones, I just want to be a good mom and do the right things!! Thank you for listening!