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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,536
Posted By Jewels*
I have been reading "sleepless in America" and...

I have been reading "sleepless in America" and it has changed my life.  It is very against cry it out (as am I) and it has made the world of difference to me and my family. Just a thought.  
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-01-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Jewels*
Just a thought... the "No Cry Sleep Solution"...

Just a thought... the "No Cry Sleep Solution" and "Sleepless in America" were LIFE CHANGING for me when my DD was very young.  I don't know if you've read any books but if it were me that is where I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-12-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Jewels*
That sounds really hard! What a wonderful mother...

That sounds really hard! What a wonderful mother you are for looking after his nursing needs!
 
Have you tried feeding him milk in an open cup? Some mothers find that cup feeding has worked for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 549
Posted By Jewels*
Wow! Amazing cakes! I'm so not a baker so...

Wow! Amazing cakes! I'm so not a baker so reading about all these cakes is impressive!
 
DD's first birthday "cake" wasn't even a cake (mostly due to my previously mentioned lack of baking skill)...
Forum: Diapering   03-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,209
Posted By Jewels*
Subbing!! I'll be back to post later!!!

Subbing!! I'll be back to post later!!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 284
Posted By Jewels*
 Quote:Originally Posted by littlest...



Quote:Originally Posted by littlest birds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-27-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Jewels*
Not sure if you're into the idea of building...

Not sure if you're into the idea of building something instead of buying - it can be a real money saver!
 
This site has some *amazing* and VERY easy to follow plans... Here is a beautiful bed.......
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Jewels*
Hello experienced mamas,   I'm in need of...

Hello experienced mamas,
 
I'm in need of some help / advice.  I'm 9 weeks pg and nursing my 18 mo DD like a champ (5 ++ times per day and 1-4 times at night) DD eats a lot of solids too.  I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-11-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Jewels*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif Ugh! I totally understand! I'm right there with you!
 
I am a SAHM so I'm always ALWAYS the one to put 18 mth old DD down for naps and bedtime...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Jewels*
I second (or third) what everyone else is saying...

I second (or third) what everyone else is saying about just stating the obvious and / or not saying anything.
 
I say a lot of:
 
"You did it!"
"Look at you ... grab the block... climb the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,366
Posted By Jewels*
My 17 m.o. DD wears a merino wool shirt and wool...

My 17 m.o. DD wears a merino wool shirt and wool longies. Exactly these: http://www.greenmountainorganics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=54_58&products_id=559  (She slept through the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-15-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,702
Posted By Jewels*
Thanks everyone!   Good luck to all!!! What...

Thanks everyone!
 
Good luck to all!!! What a lucky month! 
Forum: Meal Planning   01-15-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by kitchensqueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1310255/dinner-what-are-you-having/560#post_16830211)
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Forum: Meal Planning   01-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's...

I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's market... I've never cooked one before... I don't really care for pulled pork (too much sugar in the BBQ sauce)...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,702
Posted By Jewels*
Hi Ladies!!   Well, I wasn't charting due to...

Hi Ladies!!
 
Well, I wasn't charting due to crazy temps - just monitoring the EWCM and.... I HAD A POSITIVE TEST TODAY!!! YAY!!!!!!  You can move me to success stories please!!
 ...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
Tonight we'll have a roast chicken and I'll...

Tonight we'll have a roast chicken and I'll probably throw in some sweet potatoes, carrots and beets to roast as well.
 
I found a cross rib roast waaaaay back in the freezer so I took it out to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 430
Posted By Jewels*
My brother and I are only 14 mths apart - he's...

My brother and I are only 14 mths apart - he's practically my twin.  He actually rents my basement and sometimes watches DD.  He's pretty cool most of the time.  No big issues.
Forum: Meal Planning   01-03-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
Chicky2:  I honestly don't know how you do...

Chicky2:  I honestly don't know how you do it...  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bow2.gif
 
Tonight I'm debating between mujara (lentils, rice, caramelized onions) and moroccan chicken...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By Jewels*
I use a dab of this diaper cream from the jar...

I use a dab of this diaper cream from the jar I've labeled "Not BUM!"  I use it for the small little dry spots that pop up here and there...
 
http://www.allthingsjill.ca/peaspod/bum_balm.htm
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Jewels*
ARGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!   My DD is an ok...

ARGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
My DD is an ok sleeper with a 7ish bedtime - except when leaving my MILs the other night (bedtime routine of pjs and books done there... all nicely planned to have her...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-30-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
I haven't been on MDC in a while - crazy with...

I haven't been on MDC in a while - crazy with the season! 
 
I roasted a lovely chicken last night and there are (surprisingly!) leftovers... so we'll have fajitas (onions, bell peppers, avos,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-22-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,747
Posted By Jewels*
Hi Ladies!   I'm still technically waiting...

Hi Ladies!
 
I'm still technically waiting to be ready, but DD is 16 mths old now... not temping but watching EWCM carefully.  This seems to be this first cycle where I actually have some, and so...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Ragana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1310255/dinner-what-are-you-having/100#post_16697789)
Potatoes...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 49,580
Posted By Jewels*
Can I jump in too? I'm really trying to stick to...

Can I jump in too? I'm really trying to stick to a food budget and still eat organic / healthy / cooked from scratch if I can. Lots of good ideas in this thread!
 
Tonight is Alaskan wild salmon,...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Jewels*
Thank-you! Great suggestions! And yes - dinners...

Thank-you! Great suggestions! And yes - dinners only.
 
Last night I made chili with ground beef, bell peppers and onions and garlic.  Added garbanzo beans instead of kidney as I don't actually...
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