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Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   12-08-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By Catherine12
You can choose whichever option suits your...

You can choose whichever option suits your family the best: a parent report and portfolio of the student's work, OR a teacher report, OR a standardized test. You don't have to do a teacher...
Forum: Family Planning   12-03-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By Catherine12
I had the Essure procedure a bit over a year...

I had the Essure procedure a bit over a year ago.
 
It went very well - really it was just like the website described. I was still breastfeeding my dd at the time, and having the essure done...
Forum: Parenting   11-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Catherine12
A year ago, my oldest (then 5) was having a lot...

A year ago, my oldest (then 5) was having a lot of problems with my youngest (then 1 and a half). Not wanting to play with her, saying she didn't like her, and so on.

Now things are completely...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-05-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,569
Posted By Catherine12
Quote: Originally Posted by sweet.p...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweet.p http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16014178)
I wonder if the new company will allow...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By Catherine12
Quote: Originally Posted by Rejoicing...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rejoicing http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16011421)
Oh the Bradley Method book!!! We read it...
Forum: Pets   10-25-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Catherine12
I have three pugs. Heat is a much bigger...

I have three pugs.

Heat is a much bigger issue for pugs than cold. If he doesn't have breathing problems (not all pugs do) I think he would be fine as long as it is above freezing - just check on...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   10-25-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Catherine12
I love the weather here and think we get just...

I love the weather here and think we get just the right amount of sun (even in the winter, there are sunny days. They're just cold sunny days.) But I did become vitamin D deficient after a few years...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Catherine12
I would sanitize your diapers (either by boiling...

I would sanitize your diapers (either by boiling them or by adding bleach to the wash and doing two or three washes in a row) to make sure they aren't harboring germs. I've found this to be helpful...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,343
Posted By Catherine12
Quote: Originally Posted by WifeofAnt...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WifeofAnt http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15964828)
Eh, I've only seen kittens born and they...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-22-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,125
Posted By Catherine12
First baby: 22 hours (1.5 hours pushing), 6 lbs...

First baby: 22 hours (1.5 hours pushing), 6 lbs 9 oz. Second: 20 hours (20 minutes pushing), 8 lbs 6 oz. Third: Just over an hour (10 minutes pushing), 8 lbs 8 oz.

Also, in addition to each labor...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By Catherine12
I think there are two issues here: 1) Your...

I think there are two issues here:

1) Your neighbors attitudes toward homeschooling.

2) Your opinion of how you are doing with homeschooling.

For the first, you may (or may not) be able to...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Catherine12
I think the best thing to do in this scenario is...

I think the best thing to do in this scenario is to say what you've just said above - I think a lot of people would be able to see the reason in your arguments and examine their own thinking.
...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   09-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Catherine12
Hmm... if the author is involved in...

Hmm... if the author is involved in farming/dairy issues, she may not feel a comparison to cows is insulting. Vermont is pretty pro-cow...

Most likely, the author was just trying to be "cute" and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,085
Posted By Catherine12
My ds occasionally wears girl clothes - I...

My ds occasionally wears girl clothes - I generally buy "masculine" clothes for him, but sometimes he borrows from his big sister or we have a hand-me-down too good to pass up (like good-quality...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-17-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,854
Posted By Catherine12
I've had three kids, and everything is the same...

I've had three kids, and everything is the same size except my stomach (though it took about six months after weaning for my breasts to go back to their original size).
Forum: Pets   08-13-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Catherine12
One of our pugs needs hers cleaned a few times a...

One of our pugs needs hers cleaned a few times a year. You can tell when she needs a cleaning by looking in the ear - if there are dark flecks, she needs a cleaning. Our other two pugs never needs...
Forum: Pets   08-13-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Catherine12
What I did when I was a pug breeder was let the...

What I did when I was a pug breeder was let the new owners pick their puppy as long as there were no special concerns. I knew my pups pretty well, and they tended to fit into three different...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-13-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By Catherine12
I'm a very anxious, introverted, self-conscious,...

I'm a very anxious, introverted, self-conscious, in-my-head type person, and frankly a bit of a control freak. I've had three unmedicated births, one in the hospital and two at home.

For me, this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,771
Posted By Catherine12
You could use blackstrap molasses. For my...

You could use blackstrap molasses.

For my dc, I just give them a multi-vitamin with iron in it - there are a number of good natural brands. They tend not to have a whole lot of iron in them, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,237
Posted By Catherine12
My main issue with hose play is that many garden...

My main issue with hose play is that many garden hoses contain lead.

I let my kids play with our hose sometimes since it is a drinking water hose (you can buy them from RV supply stores - they're...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By Catherine12
Personally, I think cursive is outdated. I see...

Personally, I think cursive is outdated. I see less and less of it being used - yes, sometimes on invitations or fancy signs, but rarely do I see it used at any length and I feel that it is no...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Catherine12
We've done a lot of fun things at North Branch...

We've done a lot of fun things at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. They are very baby-friendly - I have seen many parents bring babies to preschool-aged kid activities (in fact, there are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-29-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Catherine12
The Brewer pregnancy diet has been shown to...

The Brewer pregnancy diet has been shown to reduce the risk of pre-e and related conditions.

You could find out more specifics by googling it, but it's basically eat healthily, salt your food to...
Forum: Homebirth   07-29-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Catherine12
I just wanted to say that my mom was at my...

I just wanted to say that my mom was at my second birth (first homebirth), also in the role of taking care of our older kid. Like your situation, beforehand I had felt that although she didn't say...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 136
Posted By Catherine12
The "Worst winter holiday gift" thread, with its...

The "Worst winter holiday gift" thread, with its post about a woman who received a hundred personalized pencils with her name spelled wrong, reminded me of something funny that happened in high...
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