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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By LeslieintheKeys
Boxcar Children series - we love it!

Boxcar Children series - we love it!
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-11-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,261
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
My husband and I lived in Am. Samoa (pre-kids)...

My husband and I lived in Am. Samoa (pre-kids) and I took a Samoan language course and picked up the word, "susu" which means milk or breast. I knew that when we had children, I wanted to extend...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,554
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
I agree about Giving Tree and Love You Forever....

I agree about Giving Tree and Love You Forever.  
 
When my kids were babies, I modified the end of Three Little Pigs, which some book renditions have the wolf burning up in the fire or pot of hot...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
I don't remember exactly how long it took, but I...

I don't remember exactly how long it took, but I know it took less time with my second.  More importantly, I remembered the secret key: start breastfeeding while sitting up in bed and THEN recline....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,500
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
We recently visited a town a couple of hours...

We recently visited a town a couple of hours away and booked a hotel room for the night. The next morning, we met a large group of children and a few adults in the hotel lobby for breakfast. After...
Forum: Diapering   03-27-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 28,742
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/24285...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/242857/width/525/height/700 (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/911470/width/525/height/700/flags/)
 
Hand painted alligator on his cute little...
Forum: Diapering   03-27-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 28,742
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/24285...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/242856/width/600/height/450 (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/911467/width/600/height/450/flags/)
 
Little pirate at rest.
Forum: Diapering   03-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 28,742
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/24285...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/242854/width/600/height/450 (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/911462/width/600/height/450/flags/)
 
Our cousin emailed a picture of his baby...
Forum: October 2011   10-04-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,361
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
 Same here in our household.  DH talked about...


Same here in our household.  DH talked about for years of getting vasectomy.  Now, after 10 months after our 2nd (and last) baby, he hasn't made the phone call yet.  
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
 This is really interesting.  I have done EC...


This is really interesting.  I have done EC with our 9-month old DD since she was just a few weeks old.  She too wakes up many times during the night.  I think you're right about needing to relax...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 40,515
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
Vindication!  Someone else liked the name...

Vindication!  Someone else liked the name Jezebel too!  So glad to hear it.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by indignantgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2011, 05:46 AM
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Views: 40,515
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by RosieL http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 40,515
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
I love the name Calliope for a girl that someone...

I love the name Calliope for a girl that someone posted earlier.  Delilah and Ruby are favorites of mine too.  
 
Our DD is Sable Rose and her older brother is Colby.  However, what I really...
Forum: Diapering   08-30-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,663
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
The bumGenius one-size didn't fit ours until a...

The bumGenius one-size didn't fit ours until a few months.  For our 2nd baby, we used Thirsties, but I really loved how the bumGenius all-in-one XS fit her.  I wish I had had more of those!  I too...
Forum: November 2011   08-02-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
I'd go.  We almost traveled to Bolivia when I...

I'd go.  We almost traveled to Bolivia when I was 28 weeks pregnant, but the 14,000 ft elevation scared me off because I am very susceptible to altitude sickness.  I didn't want to risk being sick.
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,675
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
I too was in your position with a baby who hated...

I too was in your position with a baby who hated the car.  She is now 8 months old and it's getting better, but it was horrible.  My mother said it was worse being in the car with me than listening...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,872
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
 some meals to stick in the refrigerator...



some meals to stick in the refrigerator and freezer
a good baby carrier 
Hyland's homeopathic starter kit for kids
Itzbeen - a nightlight, clock, timer, and alarm all in one
a clock...
Forum: Babywearing   06-28-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
I used the Baby Bjorn when they were infants -...

I used the Baby Bjorn when they were infants - it allows you to have the child facing outwards - which is good when they get head control and are interested in what is going on around them.  I don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,010
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
First, I feel your pain, mama!  You have my...

First, I feel your pain, mama!  You have my sympathy.
 
When my son was born 3 1/2 yrs ago, I went through 9 week (NINE WEEKS!) of pain.  It hurt more than labor and delivery.  He threw up blood...
Forum: Parenting   06-23-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,419
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
 ---- if your almost 4-yr old son is aghast when...

 ---- if your almost 4-yr old son is aghast when you throw his first non-cloth (disposable) diaper in the trash.  "Mama, why did you throw that in the trash?!"  I didn't understand his question at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
My sister's daughter will be 3 in June. She gets...

My sister's daughter will be 3 in June. She gets constipated often and has a hard time with bowel movements. She doesn't let herself poop, especially when she's not at her own house. A few times,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-23-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
We started trying EC when DS was 4 months old. I...

We started trying EC when DS was 4 months old. I thought it would be a cool thing to try. We aren't hardcore about it. In fact, I gave up on the nighttime potty because he was not digging it.

At...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   06-11-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 772
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
My sister has had 2 ectopic...

My sister has had 2 ectopic pregnancies/miscarriages in the last 6 months. With the last one, they removed one of her fallopian tubes. She is nervous about her other one being blocked. Has anyone...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-16-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,935
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
One of the best pieces of advice I have...

One of the best pieces of advice I have received? "You are your baby's expert. No one knows your baby like you do."
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By LeslieintheKeys
Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaLopez...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TanyaLopez http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11197344)
A nice side benefit of no solids is that...
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