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post #321 of 582
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why is it not something you canm address?


re- the library book- that happened to me, and I wentto the children's librarianm, and explained the sitch, and she agreed to look for the book! i tiold her it was possible i'd lost it. but could she humor me. . . she found it! :

i was glad I stuck up for myself!

nak
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nak
heh. no kidding.


Hi ladies!
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DS has been really really fussy since I started giving him rice cereal Monday night. I didn't even give him that much, and I have no idea if it's related, but it feels like I can't get anything done. He won't sleep longer than 20 minutes.

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post #324 of 582
hi mamas : I found you through a link in another thread I may or may not go back and read the previous 300 or so posts LOL

I am Andrea - I have ADHD and I have 3 boys, 1 with ADHD, one with ADD, and one with autism. so, um, our hose is a little chaotic & not a lot ever gets accomplished

I love to cook with I see from this page, I am not alone...

I mostly have things under control now, as an adult... but since I had kids I find that slipping away a lot. I make tons and tons of lists because otherwise - forget it - I'd never remember it.

My two boys are on ritalin athough they don't eat much and it doesn't last through out the day... so we may experiment with something else soon.
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heh. no kidding.


Hi ladies!
What was your first clue?

And how do you know I'm not just having a reallllyy uncoordinated day? :

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DS has been really really fussy since I started giving him rice cereal Monday night. I didn't even give him that much, and I have no idea if it's related, but it feels like I can't get anything done. He won't sleep longer than 20 minutes.

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Hey, girly, if you're giving him the instant stuff, it has wheat starch in it, among otherthings. Check the ingredients, and I'll show you how to make the rice porridge I made for DS1.

hope your day gets better!
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hi mamas : I found you through a link in another thread I may or may not go back and read the previous 300 or so posts LOL

I am Andrea - I have ADHD and I have 3 boys, 1 with ADHD, one with ADD, and one with autism. so, um, our hose is a little chaotic & not a lot ever gets accomplished

I love to cook with I see from this page, I am not alone...

I mostly have things under control now, as an adult... but since I had kids I find that slipping away a lot. I make tons and tons of lists because otherwise - forget it - I'd never remember it.

My two boys are on ritalin athough they don't eat much and it doesn't last through out the day... so we may experiment with something else soon.


Haha! see it pays for me to lurk on other threads! Welcome!

let us know how it goes with your boys. . . couldn't tolerate ritalin myself. . .
post #326 of 582
thanks Heidi - I almost pressed the back button too LOL. actually I did & it was bugging me so I reopened it & replied.... which I almost NEVER do.

yeah they have been on ritalin for a few years but one of my boys is complaining of stomach aches and no appetite. when it wears off at night and in the morning when he gets up though he eats A LOT....
post #327 of 582
I have had 3 kids in 5 years (actually there was a child before my 6 yr old, a girl who is 8 and was adopted by a family)

and my brain no longer works. I cannot coordinate all of the constant actiion that comes with kids.

I kind of wonder if the psych will offer me drugs like ritilan. I have no idea what I would say to that.
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hi mamas : I found you through a link in another thread I may or may not go back and read the previous 300 or so posts LOL

I am Andrea - I have ADHD and I have 3 boys, 1 with ADHD, one with ADD, and one with autism. so, um, our hose is a little chaotic & not a lot ever gets accomplished

I love to cook with I see from this page, I am not alone...

I mostly have things under control now, as an adult... but since I had kids I find that slipping away a lot. I make tons and tons of lists because otherwise - forget it - I'd never remember it.

My two boys are on ritalin athough they don't eat much and it doesn't last through out the day... so we may experiment with something else soon.
post #329 of 582
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I have had 3 kids in 5 years (actually there was a child before my 6 yr old, a girl who is 8 and was adopted by a family)

and my brain no longer works. I cannot coordinate all of the constant actiion that comes with kids.

I kind of wonder if the psych will offer me drugs like ritilan. I have no idea what I would say to that.
I can sympathize. My kids derail what little direction I had (have?).

I wonder what Ritilan would be like. It makes me think of an old Desperate Housewives episode where Lynette takes some Ritalin so she can get things done and spends her time in ridiculous hyperfocus, just banging out housework and projects.

So, so tempting...
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Oh, I hate wasting food! It happens all the time, though. . . I did manage to use up the entire beef roast I made last week. I ate several lunches out of it, DH made sandwiches for his lunch, and half of it went into a beef lentil stew that is GONE! Probably set a record for only roast ever entirely consumed in the K household!
ug I do this too. I make this chipotle chili that my hubby loves and one time after only two bowls had been eaten I just left the pot out all night and had to throw it all away the next morning.


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I too am a member of the 'if I can't see it it doens't exist' club. Which is why, when we clean, I'm constantly saying, "oh, I forgot I HAD this!" and DH is laughing at me. . . Totallyu makes sense!
me too! I love it when I find money I had put away "so I wouldn't lose it" lol.



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mamabohl- don't erase those posts! those are the most fun to read!

first, I'v btdt. still happens, the 'does everyone hate me?' thing. and I don't know if it's paranoia or not- but many things i've read about add talk about our intuition, so maybe we're right?

and the suppluments thing- it took years for most of us to develop our routines- don't stress! I agree about soy- btw.

the crawling thing- I've read that before, something about crawling organizes the brain. I walked before I crawled, but i think it's because my mom had mein a wheely walker thing from a very early age- and I even whent down the stairs in it! DS1 army crawled, and then regular crawled, and thwen walked on his hands and tiptoes. I called it his spidermonkey walk.


ok- off to ralax a bit! NAK
Yeah, I feel like I have a good intuition...but then other times I take things way too personally...

As far as the supplement thing - in addition to not knowing what to take (and not being able to remember to take stuff every day) I also don't know what kind to buy! How do you know what the best form of a vit or supp is? I don't want to just grab bottles from the grocery store cuz I'm sure they're all synthetic, but researching seems to overwhelming, lol.

I ordered the Stopping Hyperactivity book from paperbackswap (yay for free books!) and I'm really hopeful that that will help my ds and me.

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any success on flylady?
I did great with flylady when I was pregnant with my second ds (when I'm pregnant though I tend to nest for a large portion of the pregnancy - I love it!) but once he was born everything crashed cuz all he did was cry and I had to hold him non stop. I've tried to start again a couple times but I don't like the way it's set up. It starts out too slow when I'm all hyped up and then things start coming to fast for me to keep up with them. Plus having to go online to check the emails means I get distracted and check other stuff for "just a few minutes" . I need lists and I need to be able to see them...I really want a huge 1 week white board calendar thing with big squaresfor each day so I can write menus, to do lists and activities all in each days square. Anybody know where I could find something like that?

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ahh!

My 11 mo old puked all over herself in the carseat this morning. As we were heading out for a big day of fun at the pet store, dollar store, and a park.

So we are home now, my 6 yr old is PISSED.

And I dont want anyone to puke anymore~!!!@!!!!

Oh and my dh called from work, he is sick too.

I am going to go eat worms.

Oh no! How's everyone feeling now? I always like lots of garlic and herbal teas when we're sick...not sure what to do about pukeys though.

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I've got two books 'lost'. Well one is, but the other I am quite sure it was in the bag of books I returned, but it isn't shelved. I've checked the car several times.

And i've got a situation where I've got some responsibility, and I am a bit slack, but I feel picked on by someone who's aware but not directly involved and it just feels passive-aggressive; it's not big, but it's annoying. It's not even anything I can even address. Sigh.
ug, hope you find the books. I don't know how I've never lost a library book yet. I've had quite a few late fees but nothing compared to my mom - she told me they don't go to the library anymore cuz once they had $200 in late fees!! And I thought $4 wa a lot!

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DS has been really really fussy since I started giving him rice cereal Monday night. I didn't even give him that much, and I have no idea if it's related, but it feels like I can't get anything done. He won't sleep longer than 20 minutes.

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You know I've read a lot about grains being the hardest thing to digest for humans...maybe veggies or fruit would be better tolerated?

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hi mamas : I found you through a link in another thread I may or may not go back and read the previous 300 or so posts LOL

I am Andrea - I have ADHD and I have 3 boys, 1 with ADHD, one with ADD, and one with autism. so, um, our hose is a little chaotic & not a lot ever gets accomplished

I love to cook with I see from this page, I am not alone...

I mostly have things under control now, as an adult... but since I had kids I find that slipping away a lot. I make tons and tons of lists because otherwise - forget it - I'd never remember it.

My two boys are on ritalin athough they don't eat much and it doesn't last through out the day... so we may experiment with something else soon.
LOL, sounds like a busy house! One of my brothers has aspergers and of the other three (yes I have 4 brothers...5 actually but one is only my brother by blood - my mom was a surrogate mother for a friend) two have OCD-like behaviors and the other was seems ADD (or ADHD I dunno) to me. And my mom is totally OCD.

AndI know what you're saying about things slipping away with kids, that's totally the way I feel.


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I can sympathize. My kids derail what little direction I had (have?).

I wonder what Ritilan would be like. It makes me think of an old Desperate Housewives episode where Lynette takes some Ritalin so she can get things done and spends her time in ridiculous hyperfocus, just banging out housework and projects.

So, so tempting...
hm, that does sound tempting...it's like when I was pregnant and nesting and I drank a pepsi (oops)...woah I was nuts.
post #331 of 582
Oh I also had a question.. I drink coffee cuz I need the caffiene (as I'm sure you all know, lol).. but I need tons of cream and sugar to enjoy a cup. I don't have a problem with the caffeine but I feel like I shuldn't be having dairy (I'm lactose intolerant and I just feel like modern dairy isn't good anyways) or so much sugar (really, I use about a tablespoon of sucanat for one mug of coffee)...so I had an epiphony! I should just take caffiene pills! But I don't know where to buy them...anyone know?
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Hey, girly, if you're giving him the instant stuff, it has wheat starch in it, among otherthings. Check the ingredients, and I'll show you how to make the rice porridge I made for DS1.
::ran t:

You have GOT to be f-ing kidding me! It doesn't have wheat, but ingredient number 2 in the organic rice cereal is soy.

Can I have that recipe?

I've had it up to here with Doctors. I went to a new doctor for Toby because the last one was giving me crap about non-vaxing, and this one recommends that rice cereal and gives me the line about fruits giving babies a sweet tooth ( because breastmilk isn't sweet, right?), and then starts arguing with me over kashrut. :


(breathe)



(breathe)


Hey, Andrea!
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Oh I also had a question.. I drink coffee cuz I need the caffiene (as I'm sure you all know, lol).. but I need tons of cream and sugar to enjoy a cup. I don't have a problem with the caffeine but I feel like I shuldn't be having dairy (I'm lactose intolerant and I just feel like modern dairy isn't good anyways) or so much sugar (really, I use about a tablespoon of sucanat for one mug of coffee)...so I had an epiphony! I should just take caffiene pills! But I don't know where to buy them...anyone know?
Truck stops?
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Truck stops?
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What is kashrut? I suppose I could google it. Duh.

Hehe, yeah, truck stops.
post #336 of 582
hi Sara!

I can definitively tell you from personal experience - it doesn't matter what you feed them first. i mean what a ridiculous idea when you think about it. people like the foods they like... babies are no different.

and certainly breastfed babies, research has shown, are less picky - because they get exposed to a wide variety of flavors. of course my three fusspots never got the memo :

what on earth about kashrut could your doctor find to argue with you about??
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hi Sara!

I can definitively tell you from personal experience - it doesn't matter what you feed them first. i mean what a ridiculous idea when you think about it. people like the foods they like... babies are no different.

and certainly breastfed babies, research has shown, are less picky - because they get exposed to a wide variety of flavors. of course my three fusspots never got the memo :

what on earth about kashrut could your doctor find to argue with you about??
He asked me why we weren't vaxing, and I said that being Jewish, I'm very conscious of what we put into our bodies. I was going to give more reasons, but he went on this tangent of "well if you had to have a blood transfusion and couldn't ensure that the person kept kosher, would you do it?" and I was like and I tried to explain to him that since we're not EATING the blood, kashrut doesn't apply. Then he was like, well breastmilk isn't kosher because it wasn't blessed by a rabbi (a lot of people around here think that any food that isn't pork just has to be blessed to be kosher ), so I said that actually all breastmilk is kosher, and he laughed and said "well isn't THAT convenient."



And I was left sitting there, wondering how we got from vaxing to kosher laws in the first place, and wondering how he thought he had a right to make fun of it.

And then he talked about his wife being a missionary to Jews in Ethiopia and really enjoying going to the local Messianic Jewish congregation, so I just kinda turned off.

I think he didn't get how disrespectful he was being, you know?
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He asked me why we weren't vaxing, and I said that being Jewish, I'm very conscious of what we put into our bodies. I was going to give more reasons, but he went on this tangent of "well if you had to have a blood transfusion and couldn't ensure that the person kept kosher, would you do it?" and I was like and I tried to explain to him that since we're not EATING the blood, kashrut doesn't apply. Then he was like, well breastmilk isn't kosher because it wasn't blessed by a rabbi (a lot of people around here think that any food that isn't pork just has to be blessed to be kosher ), so I said that actually all breastmilk is kosher, and he laughed and said "well isn't THAT convenient."



And I was left sitting there, wondering how we got from vaxing to kosher laws in the first place, and wondering how he thought he had a right to make fun of it.

And then he talked about his wife being a missionary to Jews in Ethiopia and really enjoying going to the local Messianic Jewish congregation, so I just kinda turned off.

I think he didn't get how disrespectful he was being, you know?
OMG.

Thats why I dont take my kids to the doctor. Unless they are dying.
post #340 of 582
Wow, what a jerk.

So even if someone ate pork and gave you her milk it's considered kosher?
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