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Forum: Allergies   10-08-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Zirconia
Tactile sensitivity and PMS/hormones

Not sure where to post this... but do any mamas experience tactile or sensory sensitivity? I do not have SPD or ADHD, but I am highly tactile sensitive - I don't like jewelry, headbands, floppy...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,446
Posted By Zirconia
We don't save month-to-month bills (like power...

We don't save month-to-month bills (like power bills), but we do save bank statements, records of repairs, and anything related to taxes (receipts for deductions, etc.). Although, we do as much as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Zirconia
Starting preschool and can't nap!

My 2.5-year-old is three weeks into a preschool program (three half-days per week). She's overall done very well, a little but of separation tears but really has enjoyed herself.

However, since...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Zirconia
Around my daughter's first birthday, we put a...

Around my daughter's first birthday, we put a crib mattress on the floor in a corner, with a clamp-on safety rail (like this one). It worked beautifully! She could still crawl out, I suppose, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By Zirconia
This is on my wish list! Have you seen the DIY...

This is on my wish list! Have you seen the DIY plans from Anna White (http://ana-white.com/2011/08/little-helper-tower)? Planning to build this (in all my free time while my kid watches TV :grin:),...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Zirconia
What a gorgeous name! I agree to keep the French...

What a gorgeous name! I agree to keep the French spelling. Soleil looks SO elegant on paper.

My daughter's name is Eliette - also French, and for some reason VERY hard for people to pronounce....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Zirconia
My 2.5 year old doesn't use any type of "floaty"...

My 2.5 year old doesn't use any type of "floaty" at the pool. I stay with her, and she mostly plays around the stairs and ladder anyway. We took a Mommy & Me swim class when she was 6 months old,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By Zirconia
Curbing the TV Obsession

My 2.5 year old has developed a habit of CONSTANTLY pestering to "watch a movie." From wakeup to bedtime, if we're home, she's like a broken record. "Canwewatchamovie?" "No." "Canwewatchamovie?"...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Zirconia
Hello all!  Just curious - we are TTC baby #2,...

Hello all!  Just curious - we are TTC baby #2, and since getting my Mirena IUD removed (around DD's 2nd birthday) and returning to regular cycles, I have had pregnancy-like symptoms during every...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Zirconia
Good points.  Although, it seems to me that if...

Good points.  Although, it seems to me that if she was just wanting attention, she'd be more receptive to the myriad other ways I offer her attention - reading books, playing, cooking together,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Zirconia
My 28 month old has incredibly wild mood swings....

My 28 month old has incredibly wild mood swings.  For example, yesterday she woke up crabby.  Cried all day, followed me around screaming for a "Mommy huggie."  Gave DH the total cold shoulder....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Zirconia
My daughter is 28 months old and still nurses...

My daughter is 28 months old and still nurses 3-5 times a day, and sometimes more.  We've enjoyed a wonderful, sweet nursing relationship.  Lately, though, it feels like things are changing.
 
She...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Zirconia
My daughter is 28 months old and still nurses...

My daughter is 28 months old and still nurses 3-5 times a day, and sometimes more.  We've enjoyed a wonderful, sweet nursing relationship.  Lately, though, it feels like things are changing.
 
She...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Zirconia
My daughter was older when we nightweaned (just...

My daughter was older when we nightweaned (just turned 2).  We started with the Jay Gordon method, but after the first 3 nights, it just seemed mean to give some milk and then take it away.  So, we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 549
Posted By Zirconia
I second the suggestion to send him in...

I second the suggestion to send him in secondhand or play clothes for outings!  Even though he comes home filthy, it sounds like fun.
 
Also, hiking sandals (like Keens) are perfect for water and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Zirconia
My two-year-old is erratic with baths (sometimes...

My two-year-old is erratic with baths (sometimes plays for an hour, sometimes throws a holy fit).  If she's really dirty, one of us will get in with her - that always works.  In fact, the other...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By Zirconia
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PumaBearclan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By Zirconia
Thanks for the feedback! I do think there's...

Thanks for the feedback! I do think there's something to the "less is more" idea, the more I think about it.

When we did our wedding registry, DH requested a large supply of fluffy white towels....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By Zirconia
OK - I completely understand decluttering.  But...

OK - I completely understand decluttering.  But are there benefits to simplifying beyond even that?  For example:  In my kitchen cabinet I have two nested stacks of mixing bowls - one ceramic, one...
Forum: Allergies   01-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Zirconia
What kind of "sensitivities test" did you do? My...

What kind of "sensitivities test" did you do? My DH has been to multiple doctors and allergists and it's been a total waste of time and money with no results. Would love to help him get some answers!
Forum: Allergies   01-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Zirconia
My DH has some sort of food allergy, and we...

My DH has some sort of food allergy, and we can't figure out what it is.  We've been analyzing what he eats and trying to narrow down possible culprits - dairy, gluten, etc.  However, we're starting...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-12-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Zirconia
My almost-2-year-old is going through a very...

My almost-2-year-old is going through a very disturbing phase, totally wigging out when she has to get dressed, change diaper, or get into her car seat. I'm talking a screeching, sobbing, planking,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Zirconia
Thanks y'all.  It's really the lack of a break...

Thanks y'all.  It's really the lack of a break that's getting to me.  DD will nap in the car, but then again I'm stuck.  It would give my poor nipples a break, though.  :)  We are getting ready to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Zirconia
I would second what Grover said about having...

I would second what Grover said about having Daddy take over some of the intimate baby-care duties.  I would add, do this when baby's happy - don't expect her to take comfort from DH until they've...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Zirconia
My 21-month-old wants to nurse throughout her...

My 21-month-old wants to nurse throughout her naps.  I've done this for almost two years, and I've had it.  I love nursing itself, but I've had it with the total lack of a break whatsoever....
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