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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By winnie
Hi there, My son (age 8) was just diagnosed...

Hi there,

My son (age 8) was just diagnosed with Tourette's & OCD a few months ago. He is also extremely hyperactive, but didn't get an ADHD diagnosis because he focused really well during...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By winnie
Sorry I haven't gotten back to this thread...

Sorry I haven't gotten back to this thread sooner...thanks so much to everyone for all of your thoughts and suggestions.
Although I certainly do love and accept my son for who he is - he is very...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By winnie
Thank you. I have had to re-read all the...

Thank you. I have had to re-read all the responses several times to try to absorb it all.
Last year it didn't seem that DS was in need of anything else at school because at that point we were only...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By winnie
Thanks so much for all the replies. I am just...

Thanks so much for all the replies. I am just typing from my phone so can't respond to each of you right now, but will be back.

I have never heard if PANS/PANDAS before, and I have read so many...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By winnie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-01-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By winnie
Hi everyone, I partly just feel the need to...

Hi everyone,
I partly just feel the need to write this all out, but also would love any ideas, feedback, etc that anyone may have.
We have had two different full assessments done for 7 year old DS...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-13-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By winnie
I'm so sorry it has taken me this long to come...

I'm so sorry it has taken me this long to come back and reply. I really do appreciate all of the input, thank you!! After reading what everyone had to say and thinking some more, I decided I would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By winnie
I didn't read the other responses, so I...

I didn't read the other responses, so I apologize if this has been addressed.
 
Why not, even just temporarily, put the two good sleepers in the same room? At least then they would not be...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-06-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By winnie
I hope this is the best place to put this...I...

I hope this is the best place to put this...I want to hear from other vegans/vegetarians, although it's not entirely about food...
 
When my partner and I met, I was not vegetarian. He had been...
Forum: Allergies   02-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By winnie
Hi everyone!   DD started having skin...

Hi everyone!
 
DD started having skin reactions (small hives on face, and small flat red dots on her cheeks, arms, chest) around 7 months. I tracked it down to wheat, soy, apples, and possibly...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By winnie
Thankyou for your replies everyone! I think...

Thankyou for your replies everyone!

I think I'm now realizing (with your help) that clutter may be the biggest problem. It's true that I do more tidying than deep cleaning - simply because I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-29-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By winnie
Hi all,   DP works long hours during the...

Hi all,
 
DP works long hours during the week, plus some on weekends. I'm at home with 4.5yo DS and 16mo DD. I am with them ALL the time, except for the 4 hours per week DS is in preschool when I...
Forum: Allergies   12-20-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By winnie
Forgot to say that the cooking is fairly even, I...

Forgot to say that the cooking is fairly even, I do more during the week and DP does more on weekends. He will certainly gladly eat whatever I cook... just when he is cooking, he would still like to...
Forum: Allergies   12-20-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By winnie
Finally getting back here to say thankyou so...

Finally getting back here to say thankyou so much for your thoughtful replies!

Should I be looking into getting an epi pen? Or does that seem a little overboard? Our doctor has not seemed very...
Forum: Allergies   12-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By winnie
Dd is now 15 months, and I've been playing...

Dd is now 15 months, and I've been playing detective for the past two months or so, trying to find the culprit for the rashes, hives, and excema patches. Her first reaction was to a homemade muffin...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-04-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,476
Posted By winnie
Hi everyone, I'm so happy to have stumbled...

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this thread tonight!

I wondered of anyone has taken any online creative writing courses? Or, any favourite informational websites or books you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-27-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By winnie
Thanks all! I don't mean to sound like I'm...

Thanks all!

I don't mean to sound like I'm totally against tv or computer...I don't mind if he watches/plays a bit.

I think my biggest issue is that I would really like to be using DD's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-27-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By winnie
I'm just wondering what everyone else does with...

I'm just wondering what everyone else does with their older DC's while getting the baby to fall asleep for a nap. DD is nearly 1, and although I usually try to get her to nap twice a day, it seems...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By winnie
Hugs mama. Be gentle with yourself. It was...

Hugs mama. Be gentle with yourself.

It was a very good step to feeling better just by writing out your feelings and posting them here. I have always found this community to be so great for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-17-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By winnie
DD is 10 weeks old and has been clicking while...

DD is 10 weeks old and has been clicking while nursing since about 2 weeks old. I have a very fast flow and strong letdown, so I really think she is just having trouble handling that.
You may want...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-16-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By winnie
Tuesday morning I woke up feeling very ill, and...

Tuesday morning I woke up feeling very ill, and shortly after realized I had mastitis. I felt like I had an awful flu with fever for 2 days, and have continued to have pain in my breast since then,...
Forum: September 2009   10-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By winnie
Thanks so much for all your help! Gosh I...

Thanks so much for all your help!

Gosh I was sick yesterday. Ugh. I tried to stay in bed, but even just moving around to nurse, change diapers, etc was agony. Late last night my fever went down,...
Forum: September 2009   10-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By winnie
I don't understand why my dr is not wanting to...

I don't understand why my dr is not wanting to prescribe antibiotics then!
She did get her receptionist to tell me to call tomorrow if I still have a fever etc. So I'm sure I will be doing that....
Forum: September 2009   10-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By winnie
2boys - thankyou so much for the link to that...

2boys - thankyou so much for the link to that article, I really needed to read that!! I was just at the dr yesterday and she was really pushing that our whole family (aside from Olivia) should be...
Forum: September 2009   10-14-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By winnie
I have not had a fun past couple of days! Woke...

I have not had a fun past couple of days! Woke up on Tuesday morning feeling like I had a sudden onset of the flu - could barely get to the bathroom I was so weak. Then realized I had a VERY painful...
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