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Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   10-31-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By MommyMichele
Have you checked out Meetup?  They host in real...

Have you checked out Meetup?  They host in real life groups for all kinds of interests, and they are fabulous at connecting members with common interests.  You might search the Meetup site for...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   10-31-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By MommyMichele
Hi!  Have you found a midwife?  Peggy Franklin,...

Hi!  Have you found a midwife?  Peggy Franklin, who was with me while I birthed my son, came to me highly recommended and I recommend her too!  You can find her at http://www.birthbydesign.org/
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Forum: Parenting   05-28-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,227
Posted By MommyMichele
I remember feeling like it was so important to...

I remember feeling like it was so important to get things "right" in the beginning.  Now that I have three kids ages 11, 8, and 5, the beginning is hard to remember and doesn't seem so important...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-19-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By MommyMichele
I had something similar with my first, and no,...

I had something similar with my first, and no, it didn't repeat with my second, nor with my third.  I nursed my first all the way through my second pregnancy (and another year beyond), but there was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By MommyMichele
I found it true that not having limits on t.v....

I found it true that not having limits on t.v. means they will use it like any other choice.  My kids don't want to sit in front of the t.v. for hours.  And when they do watch, they are often doing...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 53,822
Posted By MommyMichele
I'm sure our upbringing affects us, but like you...

I'm sure our upbringing affects us, but like you said, I think we're born introverted or extroverted. I used to think my problem was more due to lack of confidence after a childhood of being judged...
Forum: May 2010   11-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By MommyMichele
I agree with the others. Don't feel guilty about...

I agree with the others. Don't feel guilty about staying home. I wasn't very sick in any of my pregnancies and even flew during them (once in the first trimester) but I think you have a very good...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,436
Posted By MommyMichele
I enjoyed your heartwarming story. It reminds me...

I enjoyed your heartwarming story. It reminds me to treasure these years that will speed by so fast. Is it true that each year goes faster than the one before?
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-12-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By MommyMichele
I only allowed my daughter's first round of...

I only allowed my daughter's first round of vaxes at 2 months, no more ever again, and her eczema continued through her first birthday until we figured out all of her numerous food allergies. It was...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   09-24-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 63,693
Posted By MommyMichele
Quote: Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14429036)
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P.S. Don't toe socks just creep...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-19-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By MommyMichele
How awful. I didn't know that was possible!

How awful. I didn't know that was possible!
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   09-14-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 53,822
Posted By MommyMichele
I hadn't heard of it, but I looked it up and now...

I hadn't heard of it, but I looked it up and now I want to read it.
Forum: Personal Growth   08-18-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By MommyMichele
We were not in quite the same situation, but I...

We were not in quite the same situation, but I met my husband online and we lived 2 hours apart for the first two years of our relationship (most of that time we were engaged). I certainly think...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-16-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 53,822
Posted By MommyMichele
I live on 1/3 acre in a suburb of a small city...

I live on 1/3 acre in a suburb of a small city right now, but I look back fondly at the pre-parenting days my husband and I lived in a city apartment and walked everywhere.
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 53,822
Posted By MommyMichele
I'm a part of this tribe! I'm very fortunate to...

I'm a part of this tribe! I'm very fortunate to have a husband who, though more socially-inclined than I, also has introverted leanings and understands my need to have regular peaceful quiet time to...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-14-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By MommyMichele
We've been happy with Dr. Roxanne Allegretti for...

We've been happy with Dr. Roxanne Allegretti for about 7 years now.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By MommyMichele
My kitchen counters hold a microwave and toaster...

My kitchen counters hold a microwave and toaster oven to the left of the stove, a crockpot, little food processor, grinder, and blender to the right of the stove, and baskets and bowls of fruits and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By MommyMichele
oops, double post

oops, double post
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-08-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,643
Posted By MommyMichele
I don't know much about PPD but I definitely...

I don't know much about PPD but I definitely experienced huge hormonal changes that affected my thoughts and feelings every time I got pregnant and had a baby. My husband missed me more and more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-14-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By MommyMichele
I started a homeschool group that meets at least...

I started a homeschool group that meets at least once a week. And my kids take classes such as gymnastics and art. Then there are the arranged playdates and the neighborhood friends.

As an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By MommyMichele
My first thought, upon reading your title but...

My first thought, upon reading your title but before reading your post, was that my 8 year old still plays with food sometimes. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Now that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By MommyMichele
When my oldest was 8 months old we bought a twin...

When my oldest was 8 months old we bought a twin bed (figured we'd have to eventually anyway) and put the mattress on the floor. I would lie down with her on the mattress and nurse her to sleep...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-09-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,816
Posted By MommyMichele
I voted your third choice, but none of them were...

I voted your third choice, but none of them were exactly right for me. I had both a degree and a career before I became a mom, but my degree is in psychology and I became a primary grades teacher. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-09-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By MommyMichele
It happened easily and naturally here. My kids...

It happened easily and naturally here. My kids were between 2.5 and 3 when we started reading stories to them in their own beds in another room and leaving them there when they fell asleep. We...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By MommyMichele
We're another family with a child-friendly...

We're another family with a child-friendly kitchen. I have been purposely arranging the cabinets and drawers so the accessible ones are safe for eight years now. My youngest has been the most...
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