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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By SierraBella
If your SO is traveling often for work, and the...

If your SO is traveling often for work, and the bio-mom lives really close, she should be with bio-mom while he is away. Is there a reason she is not? First right of refusal is probably in their...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By SierraBella
Still looking for a name? Here's some :) ...

Still looking for a name? Here's some :)

Abigail
Delilah
Elizabeth
Eve
Hannah
Judith
Leah
Lois
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,597
Posted By SierraBella
For those who aren't in the FB group, my late...

For those who aren't in the FB group, my late announcement:

August Owen was born 9-20, after 5 hours of real labor. He's doing awesome at 5 weeks now :)
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By SierraBella
I have taken castor oil twice. It was fine. It...

I have taken castor oil twice. It was fine. It makes contractions maybe a little harder, but not as hard as a pit induction. I would do it again if faced with a hospital induction. My only caution is...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-07-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 458
Posted By SierraBella
Hey all.. I can add you if we are facebook...

Hey all.. I can add you if we are facebook friends. Send me a PM and I'll give you my FB page
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By SierraBella
Hallie- I got pg with my #3...

Hallie- I got pg with my #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) (DH's #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ) only 4 months...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By SierraBella
Here are a couple really easy one-pot ones. I...

Here are a couple really easy one-pot ones. I used to make them in my saute and simmer rice cooker before it broke, but now I do it in a big pot:

Mexican Beans and Rice-
Rice (1 cup)
Black or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By SierraBella
Here is what we get: Canned Beans Peanut...

Here is what we get:

Canned Beans
Peanut Butter
Tortillas (corn or wheat)
Cereal
Fruit & Veggies
Milk
Eggs
Cheese
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By SierraBella
Here is my perspective. . . I have three...

Here is my perspective. . .

I have three vegetarian kids; 7, 5, 2.5. I am vegetarian and DH is not, much like your house. However, we are a meat-free home. DH gets meat when we eat out. My 7yo is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By SierraBella
Last year my family got home made, garden green...

Last year my family got home made, garden green tomato pickles, chow-chow relish, and black-eye pea mix. I spent about $5 on each (jars, basket, ingredients). They are also special family recipes and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By SierraBella
WIC only meal plan?

Anyone care to share what all (or mostly) WIC-food dinners they do?

We do a lot of tacos.. but would love more ideas :grin:
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By SierraBella
I'm not a step-mom, but my DH is a step-dad to my...

I'm not a step-mom, but my DH is a step-dad to my oldest 2 (and this is our 2nd child together)
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By SierraBella
Lots of good advice. What I always tell first...

Lots of good advice. What I always tell first time moms is this: Give it 6 weeks! For everything- feeling ok, BFing, getting used to life with a babe, etc. It's a hard adjustment, it really is. I...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By SierraBella
I'm sad that Indian food is off the table for me...

I'm sad that Indian food is off the table for me now, because heart burn is just too horrible. But, I do get weekly cravings for Chipotle's sofrita tacos (tofu).
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By SierraBella
Hotmom- it's especially hard with a step family...

Hotmom- it's especially hard with a step family situation, I know! (((HUGS))) I think counseling would be a good thing for the both of you to try to work these issues out. If he won't go to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By SierraBella
Hmm.. I am on the fence. I've had both natural...

Hmm.. I am on the fence. I've had both natural and epidural, and the epi was weird, but oh so nice after such a long and hard labor with #3...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By SierraBella
It's an important issue for both of you. I don't...

It's an important issue for both of you. I don't understand how the decision not to circ makes him any less than a man.. but I guess it could. Is there anything else that you would compromise on in...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 341
Posted By SierraBella
#4...

#4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) for us and DH is getting the V! We made a deal before this one was conceived that if I agreed to one more pregnancy, he...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 595
Posted By SierraBella
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Biofarmer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401121/name-thread/20#post_17629490)
 Great creative names...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By SierraBella
I don't believe in God, but I sort of believe in...

I don't believe in God, but I sort of believe in fate. This baby wanted to come... I O'd a week early, had *one* possible time that it could have happened (a little more than a week before I...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 595
Posted By SierraBella
I love Daisy too! That was a name we considered...

I love Daisy too! That was a name we considered if we had a girl (alas, all boys for us!)
 
Daisy & Violet are great twin names! Totally match but not too crazy matchy :) 
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 46
Posted By SierraBella
I echo the recommendations of:   Thinking...

I echo the recommendations of:
 
Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Spiritual Midwifery
The Birth Partner
Hypnobirthing (along with the CDs and/or a class)...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 46
Posted By SierraBella
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by regalczm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400615/book-recs-for-expecting-mamas#post_17625941)
 If you are...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 595
Posted By SierraBella
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SequoiaM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401121/name-thread/20#post_17624513)
 We're not superstitious...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,016
Posted By SierraBella
What gender are you having?

Quote:Originally Posted by ybutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401579/what-gender-are-you-having#post_17623942)
 I am looking...
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