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Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-30-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,496
Posted By soposdedi
Please keep in mind that Angela is not a medical...

Please keep in mind that Angela is not a medical professional of any kind, and merely has anectdata and what she has decided is true, as 'evidence'. If it would make you feel better, do it. Babies...
Forum: Diapering   09-24-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By soposdedi
I strongly prefer prefolds or little bitty...

I strongly prefer prefolds or little bitty fitteds for newborns. I would save pockets and heavier dipes for when they wet more, and don't have those adorable chicken legs. Plus better bang for your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,918
Posted By soposdedi
He was hungry, mama. Snack before bus trip, very...

He was hungry, mama. Snack before bus trip, very nearly entire problem solved http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif. Oh and you don't HAVE to play that game if you don't want...
Forum: Diapering   08-15-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By soposdedi
I used prefolds a lot with my dd and was always...

I used prefolds a lot with my dd and was always super happy with them. I did NOT use pins, only a snappi, which that site would also carry. Way easier and much less possiblity of poking baby, imo....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-15-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By soposdedi
I assume that it is ok to take it, but wanted to...

I assume that it is ok to take it, but wanted to ask. I will be taking a regular prenatal, but i am usually at least slightly anemic at the best of times, and Floradix has worked wonderfully in the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-15-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By soposdedi
thanks for all the reassurance! I know that...

thanks for all the reassurance! I know that pushing to get a beta would just be giving me more to get worked up over lol. It's just been such a long road to get here, that I am paranoid a bit. No...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By soposdedi
You know, I did a search for 2x maternity...

You know, I did a search for 2x maternity clothes on ebay, and came up with hundreds of listings, all kinds of things at low prices, ime. So i know i will use ebay a lot, as well as you can get big...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-13-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By soposdedi
Hi all. I've been TTC for nearly 5 years after...

Hi all. I've been TTC for nearly 5 years after the birth of my daughter, and found out just today that I am finally expecting another baby http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-05-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By soposdedi
You could, you know, not allow him to play with...

You could, you know, not allow him to play with potentially harmful sharp objects. Two year olds can have options. 8 year olds can be told, sorry dude, shears can hurt you and other things, you...
Forum: Parenting   02-28-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,894
Posted By soposdedi
As others have said, she gets the bulk of...

As others have said, she gets the bulk of toys/games/etc at birthday and holidays. Every so often I do get her a little something, from the thrift store or what have you. And also periodically I...
Forum: Parenting   02-28-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,337
Posted By soposdedi
Excellent question! I like giving dd special...

Excellent question! I like giving dd special candy treats but it is also fun to do other things: the dollar store is sooo excellent for this. I have a set of balls/jacks for her... a little box of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-14-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By soposdedi
ohhh i need to do some of that. My kitchen has...

ohhh i need to do some of that. My kitchen has pretty decent amount of counters and a lot of storage, but the counters always feel cluttered. I need to brainstorm and figure out how to change that!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-08-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By soposdedi
About a week ago, I thoroughly organized and...

About a week ago, I thoroughly organized and cleaned my great behemoth of a desk. And together as a family, the 3 of us organized and purged dd's 3 drawer plastic thing that holds all her crafting...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,560
Posted By soposdedi
I dunno. I am a mom, too, but i expect and get...

I dunno. I am a mom, too, but i expect and get privacy in the bathroom, for the most part. Been working with her on it since she was about 3. She's 6.5 now, and respects my privacy but also wants...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-22-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By soposdedi
1. Get dd's art stuff/coloring books under...

1. Get dd's art stuff/coloring books under control so that everything fits into the little 3 drawer thing we have for it
2. Get her clothes and toys REALLY organized, and purged, before we PCS in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-22-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By soposdedi
GREAT job!!!! My kitchen is the first thing...

GREAT job!!!! My kitchen is the first thing people see upon entering my home, so i always feel SO good when it is clean and tidy http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif. Be...
Forum: Diapering   12-22-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,791
Posted By soposdedi
huh. well we live on a military installation,...

huh. well we live on a military installation, and there are signs in the detergent aisle saying which are best for washing uniforms, but not a specific 'military' one. I think it might be just the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-21-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By soposdedi
That wallet buddy thing is terrific! I think...

That wallet buddy thing is terrific! I think anything that will make me stop for a second and be more mindful of what I am wanting and WHY I want to buy it, will help curb the impulsiveness...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By soposdedi
hey this is a great thread! I've been trying to...

hey this is a great thread! I've been trying to do more meatless stuff, and that veggie lasagna looks yummmyyyy!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-20-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By soposdedi
I am grateful for my own health, and that of dh...

I am grateful for my own health, and that of dh and dd...
I am so very grateful that dh came home safe, whole, and sound from the war front...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By soposdedi
Thanks you guys! Firstly: I am already in...

Thanks you guys!

Firstly: I am already in therapy, but we haven't focussed on this particular aspect of my issues yet lol.

Second: We don't use credit anymore, haven't in a long time...
Forum: Parenting   12-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,816
Posted By soposdedi
It is simply NOT my right to declare whether or...

It is simply NOT my right to declare whether or not one person or another 'should' have children. Me myself? I am ten times of messed up. My parents are both nuts in their own ways, both addicts in...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-19-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,437
Posted By soposdedi
I wish his culture had ANY decent traditions...

I wish his culture had ANY decent traditions like that http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif.

They have become utterly and horribly westernized in that respect, it is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,845
Posted By soposdedi
Oh i soooo hate to chop onions! We get the...

Oh i soooo hate to chop onions! We get the frozen ones for fairly cheap here in Germany, but it still rankles me to spend as much on 8 ounces of the frozen, what i could spend on a whole 3 pound bag...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,326
Posted By soposdedi
Satori, I cannot claim to be exactly where you...

Satori, I cannot claim to be exactly where you are, but I do remember being super poor when i was a teenaged newlywed, and when my mom and dad split up. One thing that's important to remember, is...
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