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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-22-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By morgainesmama
Thanks.   The story is unfolded and it's...

Thanks.
 
The story is unfolded and it's ridiculously convoluted, and stepmom is doing what I've heard called "poisoning the well."  My heart is broken for my kids and I'm more than a bit...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-19-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By morgainesmama
Has nobody else experienced this? 

Has nobody else experienced this? 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-18-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By morgainesmama
My children are 11yo girl, 8yo boy, 6yo boy (I...

My children are 11yo girl, 8yo boy, 6yo boy (I also have a baby girl from the new marriage).  Their dad and I split about 6 years ago.
 
11 months after he moved out he had a baby with his new...
Forum: Babywearing   10-11-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By morgainesmama
Kristi here, Chair of the BCIA. The recall...

Kristi here, Chair of the BCIA.

The recall did not happen last week -- which is great news. However, the company has not heard anything, so it could be released this week, or next, or not at all....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By morgainesmama
I use a laid back, integrated approach to...

I use a laid back, integrated approach to language arts, overlapping reading, grammar, writing, and spelling into whatever unit we're working on.

This approach is not working for my 3rd grader....
Forum: Babywearing   08-01-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By morgainesmama
http://babycarrierindustryalliance.org is live...

http://babycarrierindustryalliance.org is live and accepting members.

Membership for friends of babywearing starts as low as $25 and will fund legal and other efforts to work with the CPSC to put...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-24-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,474
Posted By morgainesmama
With my first pregnancy, I had a terrible cough....

With my first pregnancy, I had a terrible cough. As in, during my college art class, I kept leaving the room with loud, prolonged coughing fits, and during a really bad one was kind of hanging onto...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,116
Posted By morgainesmama
Keene shoes are really nice and wide. My feet...

Keene shoes are really nice and wide. My feet are EEE width not pregnant, and pregnant they spread out. I really prefer bare feet in pregnancy, but the Keene's are comfy even on my preggo feet. A...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-05-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By morgainesmama
I honestly didn't know the difference for sure...

I honestly didn't know the difference for sure until about an hour or two before my babies were born.

I think my body does the work of labor bit by bit -- which is great, because the end comes...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-05-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By morgainesmama
xh loved the name Evening. (which is a...

xh loved the name Evening.

(which is a lovely name if your last name isn't "Hayes," lol!)
Forum: Babywearing   06-04-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By morgainesmama
The family has my absolute compassion. My...

The family has my absolute compassion.

My thoughts on the recall were directed toward the CPSC.

The number of children who die in nursery devices besides baby carriers are greater, in almost...
Forum: Babywearing   06-03-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By morgainesmama
Any baby death is a tragedy, regardless of the...

Any baby death is a tragedy, regardless of the cause.

In the majority of sling deaths, including these, the babies had risk factors that put them in a special category.

My understanding of the...
Forum: Lactivism   05-29-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,430
Posted By morgainesmama
I would write a letter and follow up with a...

I would write a letter and follow up with a phone call.

I politely disagree with pp about what employees have a right to say.

If I was a store manager, and an employee said, within earshot of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-28-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By morgainesmama
Of course, only you can know if the ultrasound...

Of course, only you can know if the ultrasound is right for you.

Bear in mind that ultrasounds can have many effects -- they can diagnose conditions that may/may not require hospital care, then...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-28-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By morgainesmama
I like Elana Corrinne. Beatrice Alana was...

I like Elana Corrinne.

Beatrice Alana was near the top of my own list, but dh doesn't like Beatrice.

We also considered Ilana Justice, but when dh exclaimed "Ooh! That's an awesome superhero...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-28-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By morgainesmama
Quote: Originally Posted by *bejeweled*...

Quote:
Originally Posted by *bejeweled* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15454109)
When u "block" someone do they know that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By morgainesmama
I recently bought a Canteloop tank when they...

I recently bought a Canteloop tank when they were on Mamabargains -- I LOVE it. It's the most comfortable, supportive, well-fitting bra-in tank I've ever owned....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By morgainesmama
Quote: Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15452119)
The authorities threatened to take...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By morgainesmama
Facebook does bad things to some people. I...

Facebook does bad things to some people.

I finally blocked the kids' stepmom; she was desparate to be facebook friends, and I just felt it a bad idea since in person, she won't converse with me...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By morgainesmama
Our agreement says I'm responsible for...

Our agreement says I'm responsible for homeschooling, and that each parent is responsible for transporting to activities and accommodating those activities as the kids grow.

As to neglect, it's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By morgainesmama
I'd love thoughts or advice from anyone who's...

I'd love thoughts or advice from anyone who's btdt.

Here's an overview of my situation with big kids: http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1228429...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By morgainesmama
I'm so discouraged and sad. The kids' dad...

I'm so discouraged and sad.

The kids' dad and his wife want the kids there. In fact, have filed for additional custodial time. My kids love the huge group of kids to play with (9 in all in their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By morgainesmama
dd first started getting noticeable "armpit...

dd first started getting noticeable "armpit stink" shortly after her 8th birthday. I was expecting the boys to get theirs a bit later, but ds1 just turned 8 mid-April and now he's got "armpit...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-23-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By morgainesmama
I used a rayon sarong to swaddle ds. Mamatoto...

I used a rayon sarong to swaddle ds. Mamatoto (wearyourbaby.org) had a great swaddling video that taught me to swaddle "correctly" (thuogh I didn't use the ribbon she showed!).
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-23-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By morgainesmama
My 8yo has needed more touchpoints lately, too,...

My 8yo has needed more touchpoints lately, too, with nighttime parenting. He likes to be in my bed, or my room, or at least have me in my bedroom near his when he's in bed.

I'm 8mo pregnant and...
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