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Forum: Allergies   08-31-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
My daughter is dairy allergic. She cannot have...

My daughter is dairy allergic. She cannot have food that "may contain" or even, baked dairy (some dairy allergic folks can tolerate it!) but when she was still nursing, I could have very minute...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
I have adult adhd, melatonin is MAGICAL. the only...

I have adult adhd, melatonin is MAGICAL. the only sleep aid i have ever used that didn't leave me hung over the next morning.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
What color are you trying to achieve? i'd look...

What color are you trying to achieve? i'd look into Lush's henna bars if you're wanting to get red tones.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-28-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
$3,000? if i wasn't asthmatic ? I'd do it in a...

$3,000? if i wasn't asthmatic ? I'd do it in a heart beat. 
 
 
And the flu isn't terribly dangerous to regular people, but for people with compromised immune systems (like organ recipients) the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 624
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Honestly? not much.  we just got a new car...

Honestly? not much. 

we just got a new car that gets double the gas mileage of the last one and we were managing before. 


My husband already takes the train to work daily, and we are already...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
I don't because my children can get into stuff...

I don't because my children can get into stuff on their own. If I need my kid in his room, we have a baby gate. However, we've found we sleep best all of us if we do the family bed thing. but my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,970
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LunaLady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392865/what-cartoons-do-you-let-your-toddler-watch#post_17508113)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,025
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Done and DONE! HOpe I win! 

Done and DONE! HOpe I win! 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
If i'm remembering  correctly, I THINK that...

If i'm remembering  correctly, I THINK that PCOS' hormone wackiness can lead to a "false positive" with the OPKs. 
 
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   10-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,088
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sageowl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Your local synagogue would likely welcome...

Your local synagogue would likely welcome visitors! mine has students come ALL the time who are in a comparative religions class! 


And Judaism is hard to explain even  to adults :) We're odd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
You're not an idiot i'd say, but honestly, I...

You're not an idiot i'd say, but honestly, I think this is a case of "pick your battles". 
 
 
OH and Chuck Taylors will FOREVER BE COOL. *ahem* so says dork queen me. ;) 
Forum: Infertility   10-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,016
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrsbabycakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1076444/can-you-develop-pcos#post_13673019)

Can a weight...
Forum: Allergies   10-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anj_rn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390488/welp-we-have-an-answer-sort-of#post_17477209)
 Yeah, it is...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   10-04-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,088
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Toddlers get weird  Have you considered...

Toddlers get weird 

Have you considered allergies? know that sounds weird, but when my normally "i will eat anything edible" son started refusing tomatos, pineapple, and avocados i was mystified....
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
The noises I made in my most recent labor were...

The noises I made in my most recent labor were all low- sounded like "tibetan Throat singing" according to my doula. 

My daughter screeches and squeals and chirps. She's like a cat crossed with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
ZOMG mama you are NOT a bad mother.  Lemme...

ZOMG mama you are NOT a bad mother. 

Lemme just put it this way. Yesterday was SO wretched, that as soon as my husband came home from work, I snatched the car keys off the counter, and told him...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-04-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,805
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Ok, look- I understand the environmental...

Ok, look- I understand the environmental consequences of eating meat. Which it sucks. Truly it does, however, there's no way you can basically insinuate that i don't care about the environment...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-02-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
My midwife (amy) has moved to be part of...

My midwife (amy) has moved to be part of Hillary's practice. The woman saved me from a C-section with my son. i would have had a C-section for "failure to wait" with an OBGYN. Because of her, with...
Forum: Spirituality   10-02-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,710
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Trigger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-02-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
The head bobbing thing is "rooting" totally...

The head bobbing thing is "rooting" totally normal for all babies. My daughter who never ever had a pacifier used to do it all the time. 

Do you have baby wearing gear? I found nursing while...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
First rule is DEFINITELY feed that baby! ...

First rule is DEFINITELY feed that baby!


First red flag- no breast changes. Your second? you have had breast surgery. 

Bad pump output is not a sign of low supply, however, if you forgo the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,805
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
I was a vegetarian for 6 years. I stopped around...

I was a vegetarian for 6 years. I stopped around the same time I decided to convert to Judaism. Its really really difficult to observe Passover as a vegetarian. 

I've been tempted to go back,...
Forum: Allergies   09-25-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
My daughter yesterday was diagnosed with a milk...

My daughter yesterday was diagnosed with a milk allergy via scratch test. 

This is when I picture Edward Norton saying "I am Jacks complete lack of surprise". 

She'd been breaking out in...
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