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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-04-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By celestialdreamer
Thank you for sharing your story. I am so...

Thank you for sharing your story. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I lost a very unexpected pregnancy in January, after going through many of the emotions you described. We hadn't planned on...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-30-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 791
Posted By celestialdreamer
Just wanted to say I am so incredibly sorry for...

Just wanted to say I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your sweet little baby and all you have had to go through. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
 
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-30-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By celestialdreamer
Thank you for the kind words. I realized that I...

Thank you for the kind words. I realized that I was amplifying the grief of this loss by wrapping it up on in the complete loss of any future children, and not sharing how I felt with my husband. I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-29-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By celestialdreamer
I have not posted on MDC in years, but I just...

I have not posted on MDC in years, but I just really needed a place to get this out. We have 5 beautiful children, 1 girl and 4 boys in a row, the youngest being 18 months. I had made peace with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-21-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,582
Posted By celestialdreamer
Oh I can totally relate to this thread. We have...

Oh I can totally relate to this thread. We have literally a zero $ spending budget. I have so called "friends" that have given me guilt trips about not getting a family membership to the YMCA (its...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,836
Posted By celestialdreamer
We used do something like this and it worked out...

We used do something like this and it worked out great. We each got $50/ month for whatever. Our budget is way too tight for that now, so unless we want to take $ from the cash grocery budget there...
Forum: Family Safety   10-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By celestialdreamer
Quote: Originally Posted by chickabiddy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickabiddy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15961470)
Your belts lock at the latchplate. They...
Forum: Family Safety   10-19-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By celestialdreamer
I never noticed that our seatbelts in our 2001...

I never noticed that our seatbelts in our 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan are not the locking type until I went to change 6.5 yo dd's Regent from latch to seatbelt. She is 47.5lbs so almost to the latch...
Forum: Family Safety   10-15-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By celestialdreamer
Quote: Originally Posted by blessedwithboys...

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Originally Posted by blessedwithboys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15950713)
OT, but what's wrong with a pink...
Forum: Family Safety   10-15-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By celestialdreamer
No the 2 1/2 yo is not RFing. No flames please....

No the 2 1/2 yo is not RFing. No flames please. We turned him a couple months ago after listening to him scream the entire ride in the car for months. We tried putting him in different seat...
Forum: Family Safety   10-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By celestialdreamer
Okay so here are our stats: Vehicle- 2001...

Okay so here are our stats:
Vehicle- 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan
DD age 6 1/2 years, average height, long torso, 46 lbs. - Britax Regent
DS1 age 4 1/2 years, average height, somewhat long torso,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,399
Posted By celestialdreamer
It really depends on your location. We are in WA...

It really depends on your location. We are in WA and have hit a rough spot financially so the kids are on state insurance. We qualify for food stamps and WIC but we are not using them. There was no...
Forum: Grief and Loss   10-04-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By celestialdreamer
I hadn't seen him or heard from since I was 7. I...

I hadn't seen him or heard from since I was 7. I was contacted by my uncle (his younger brother) this past weekend through facebook of all places. I have been estranged from that side of my family...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-26-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,232
Posted By celestialdreamer
I made my first batch of our family's recipe of...

I made my first batch of our family's recipe of pickles a couple weeks ago. They are done fermenting and WOW are they bubbly. They taste great and smell good too, so I am guessing the dizzies are...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-07-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,037
Posted By celestialdreamer
Thanks for the great ideas! I have been thinking...

Thanks for the great ideas! I have been thinking about freezing some easy meals but I was stumped. My 4yo is having some health issues and our whole family has been on GAPS/SCD since last december...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-20-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,607
Posted By celestialdreamer
I felt like my legs were going to fall off when...

I felt like my legs were going to fall off when I woke up this morning, but despite that I decided to push through today. My mom was telling me that I needed to start with some "beginner" exercises,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-19-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 485
Posted By celestialdreamer
This use to be my struggle as well. I decided I...

This use to be my struggle as well. I decided I need to model good food choices for my kids, so I started making lunch for all of us together, snacks as well. No separate foods for kids vs adults...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-19-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,607
Posted By celestialdreamer
First day joining in!...

First day joining in! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif I am overweight but I've been working out regularly with my elliptical and yoga for the past few months....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-17-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By celestialdreamer
5-6 months with my first 3 babies. My 4th baby...

5-6 months with my first 3 babies. My 4th baby is 8 months and so far no sign of my cycle returning. Now that I typed it out, I better knock on wood huh?...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,676
Posted By celestialdreamer
Quote: Originally Posted by sweetdaughter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetdaughter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15741624)
I don't give my toddler coffee. She...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-13-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,859
Posted By celestialdreamer
A giant stack of egg cartons (we save them to...

A giant stack of egg cartons (we save them to give to the people that we get our eggs from) and 4 bottles of vitamins. And plenty of dust, cause I'm short...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-28-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,239
Posted By celestialdreamer
Anyone thats ever been to my house can say that...

Anyone thats ever been to my house can say that I<3 IKEA http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif Our entire house is furnished with IKEA furniture, except for our sofa which is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-27-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By celestialdreamer
Wow, my 2yo is just barely saying things like...

Wow, my 2yo is just barely saying things like that http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif My 2nd child was SO quiet until he was 18 months - then he started talking in full...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By celestialdreamer
Don't hate me for my opinion. I've had 3 kids...

Don't hate me for my opinion. I've had 3 kids all exactly 2 years apart and then #4 was born when #3 was barely 20 months. It might just have been #3's personality, but it has been HARD. Personally...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-09-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By celestialdreamer
Quote: Originally Posted by clutterwarrior...

Quote:
Originally Posted by clutterwarrior http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15600279)
I used to have closets jam-packed with...
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