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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-26-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By goldingoddess
Its OK to feel that way.  Your baby is so, so...

Its OK to feel that way.  Your baby is so, so new, it will take longer than 12 days to adjust, it hasn't even been 2 weeks!

You all will find your flow, but you've got to give it time.  And your...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By goldingoddess
I'm shocked your OB would reccomend iron...

I'm shocked your OB would reccomend iron infusions for 10.6.  It is really not that low!  
 
To give you perspective, mine was 9.4 and I have gotten it up to 10.2 and my midwife is pleased with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By goldingoddess
I have moderate to severe SPD and pelvic pain...

I have moderate to severe SPD and pelvic pain through all of my pregnancies.  I'm at the end of pregnancy #3 right now and I'll share with you what works for me.

My most extreme pain happens when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,000
Posted By goldingoddess
Reading this thread makes me feel sick to see...

Reading this thread makes me feel sick to see what mothering.com has allowed itself to turn into.  It use to be a haven for those of us that raise our children gently and instinctively. and a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,000
Posted By goldingoddess
Quote:Originally Posted by chrissy...

Quote:Originally Posted by chrissy collins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,000
Posted By goldingoddess
Time can change everything, and sometimes you...

Time can change everything, and sometimes you just need to wait out a particularly rough stage.
 
The way I look at it, is that I choose to be a parent and therefore choose to not get very much...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By goldingoddess
Ha yeah, the snow was from when we visited...

Ha yeah, the snow was from when we visited Sequoia National Forest years ago.
 
We were in the exact same situation when buying in 2010.   It was rare that a house had fewer than 20 offers on it....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By goldingoddess
Yep, we're in the East Bay.

Yep, we're in the East Bay.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By goldingoddess
We ended up buying a home we didn't love but it...

We ended up buying a home we didn't love but it was what needed to happen for us.  Renting with animals in the bay area is very hard.  And mortgages are generally less than rents here.  I couldn't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By goldingoddess
You live in the SFBAY right?? We had the...

You live in the SFBAY right??

We had the same experience when trying to purchase with an FHA loan in 2010. And the inventory is even lower now, so I'm sure it's worse. Best of luck, buying a home...
Forum: Unschooling   01-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By goldingoddess
Hi, I can see your point.  It's so hard to read...

Hi, I can see your point.  It's so hard to read it and digest it without paragraph breaks though!!  I don't have much experience with older kids playing fighting games, we've been pretty sheltered...
Forum: Unschooling   12-31-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By goldingoddess
My reaction was harsh and visceral, because the...

My reaction was harsh and visceral, because the comparison of a child playing rape to a child playing fighting games may be a philosophical inquiry for someone, but to me it is a sick comparison and...
Forum: Unschooling   12-30-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By goldingoddess
Comparing children playing fighting games to...

Comparing children playing fighting games to children playing rape, prostitution and stealing games is ridiculous.
 
If a child were playing rape or prostitution, it would mean that they were...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By goldingoddess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370423/2-wk-old-when-is-it-okay-to-let-her-cry#post_17207716)
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Forum: Parenting   12-10-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 668
Posted By goldingoddess
The way I see it is that you can either start...

The way I see it is that you can either start waking him up earlier in the morning, or not allowing a nap and setting your day up to make that possible. 
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By goldingoddess
The following statement is assuming that...

The following statement is assuming that fighting games are being played out in a safe and respectful manor.
 
I think that if children playing fighting games make you uncomfortable that is it...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By goldingoddess
dr Gerwein is fantastic. She's in Berkeley, but...

dr Gerwein is fantastic. She's in Berkeley, but had other locations I think.

She is pro-vaccine, but VERY laid back and respectful. She has an amazing bedside manner (blows bubbles for the kids...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By goldingoddess
I'm really enjoying reading everyone's...

I'm really enjoying reading everyone's responses.
 
Unfortunately my MS has been so bad this week that I haven't taken my prenatals for 5 days or so.  I REALLY wanted to be good about taking them....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By goldingoddess
This is my last pregnancy, my third child.  My...

This is my last pregnancy, my third child.  My husband will be getting a vasectomy after the baby is born.  In different circumstances, like if my mother lived with us, or if I was wealthy enough to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-25-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By goldingoddess
I really love getting to wear as much spandex as...

I really love getting to wear as much spandex as I want  with no negative social consequences;)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By goldingoddess
I'd like to skip an early ultrasound.   I...

I'd like to skip an early ultrasound.
 
I think when I interview midwives I'll just have to find one who is ok, with guestimating based on the two pregnancy tests I took.  I wouldn't be able to be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By goldingoddess
It feels like a little bit of a miracle to be...

It feels like a little bit of a miracle to be honest.  And I'm thrilled.  I'm 19 months postpartum with my second.
 
My first two were born at home, and this one will be too.  
 
My concern...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By goldingoddess
Check out APPEN.     http://www.appen.org

Check out APPEN.  
 
http://www.appen.org
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By goldingoddess
Does anyone have a review to give on this...

Does anyone have a review to give on this product?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By goldingoddess
Thank you for sharing your story!

Thank you for sharing your story!
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