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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-27-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Thank you so much for the very thoughtful...

Thank you so much for the very thoughtful replies!
 
I've tried to change his sleep environment multiple times in hopes of improving his sleep, but I haven't had much luck.  We live in a very...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-27-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Oliver'sMom
My 2.5 yo has always been a pretty horrible...

My 2.5 yo has always been a pretty horrible sleeper.  He has never slept longer than a 4 hour stretch...in his whole life.  I nursed him on demand day and night until he was 2, then we night...
Forum: Mental Health   01-25-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 72,839
Posted By Oliver'sMom
I've only had time to read through the first...

I've only had time to read through the first couple of pages in this thread, but I definitely wanted to be a part of this conversation!
 
Since the return of my period, 16 months after my youngest...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-14-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 100
  Poll: flu shot poll
Views: 3,875
Posted By Oliver'sMom
We all got the flu shot this year.  My husband...

We all got the flu shot this year.  My husband teaches germ infested college kids and my son goes to school all day.  I stay home with my younger son, but we both got vaccinated as well since dh and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-05-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Oliver'sMom
I loved naked juice's "green machine" when I was...

I loved naked juice's "green machine" when I was in labor.  Make sure you bring straws!  For some reason it is absolutely impossible to drink normally from a cup when you are in labor :)
 
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-05-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Thank you so much for your thoughtful response! ...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful response!  That's really helpful advice.  What a great idea to look at a map of the metrolink!  Thanks again!
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,127
Posted By Oliver'sMom
I also grew up with a hyphenated name and hated...

I also grew up with a hyphenated name and hated it.
 
What I disliked most about it was that it made me feel like we weren't really a family.  I know that sounds dramatic, or weird, but as a kid...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-05-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Oliver'sMom
My husband was offered a job at Washington Univ....

My husband was offered a job at Washington Univ. and it looks like we'll probably be taking it.  We'll be coming from Kansas, so it will be a nice easy move :)
 
 
I've read several other "moving...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Oliver'sMom
I've never had a hospital birth either, and I'm...

I've never had a hospital birth either, and I'm sure you've already thought of this, but just thought that since most of your concerns on your list are during labor, could you delay going to the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-04-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tropicana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368806/what-my-dhs-grandmother-told-me#post_17189582)

like,...
Forum: Waldorf   11-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Yes, this was an accredited Waldorf school.  I...

Yes, this was an accredited Waldorf school.  I paid the $400 affiliation fee to prove it :)  The kindergarten teacher had 17 years prior experience teaching in public schools and 5 years in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-26-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By Oliver'sMom
My grandmother told me a very similar story. ...

My grandmother told me a very similar story.  She said that her doctor encouraged her to nurse her 6 babies for the first 3 weeks, but then said she needed to wean because her milk had turned from...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lovesmila http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Oliver'sMom
So sorry for your loss!  It's terribly difficult...

So sorry for your loss!  It's terribly difficult loosing a beloved furry friend.  Our sweet dog, George died this past February and it was really hard on our family.
 
We didn't have him...
Forum: Women's Health   11-11-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Haveagreatday http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   10-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Oliver'sMom
My son was enrolled in a Waldorf mixed age...

My son was enrolled in a Waldorf mixed age kindergarten and we had a very similar experience.  The kids in his class were ages 4-7 and ds was 4 when he attended.
 
The entire day (8-3pm) was free...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-29-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kayleesmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364815/how-do-i-make-friends-and-keep-them#post_17154423)
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Those are some beautiful doll houses that pp...

Those are some beautiful doll houses that pp have mentioned!  I don't know if I'd be willing to make such an investment right away though.
 
I would start with something like this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Yay!  Glad to hear things are heading in the...

Yay!  Glad to hear things are heading in the right direction again!
 
You are the mom, and you know your daughter better than anyone else in the world.  Sounds like you're doing a fantastic job! ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By Oliver'sMom
So sorry you guys are having such a rough time! ...

So sorry you guys are having such a rough time!
 
I hope I didn't offend you with my post.  Just because I've never met a kid who enjoys poop in their panties, doesn't mean they don't exist!
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
Posted By Oliver'sMom
We only use time outs at our house when a child...

We only use time outs at our house when a child physically hurts someone.  It's not really an official time out either.  We say, "We don't hit.  I can not allow you to hit xyz...I'm putting you in a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By Oliver'sMom
My advice would be to completely ditch the...

My advice would be to completely ditch the diapers.  Never go back!  You're setting a double standard and it's confusing.  Why would she want to stop playing and go to the potty when she can just...
Forum: Women's Health   10-21-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By Oliver'sMom
Thanks for your reply!   It seems like I...

Thanks for your reply!
 
It seems like I have yet to meet a doctor who understands the female body at all, and in my experience, instead of a doctor just telling me that they don't know what is...
Forum: Women's Health   10-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By Oliver'sMom
bumping...hoping for some input  

bumping...hoping for some input
 
Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By Oliver'sMom
After my second child was born, I had the luxury...

After my second child was born, I had the luxury of not getting my period until he was 16 months old.  However, since it has returned, it has been very irregular and increasingly longer.  About 6...
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