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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By vegrunr
I have a Bob and love it but as the previous...

I have a Bob and love it but as the previous posted said make sure to get one where the wheel can swivel or be fixed. Ours is just fixed and it can be hard to maneuver. Otherwise it's a great jogger...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,398
Posted By vegrunr
I liked both Mothering and Social Print Studio...

I liked both Mothering and Social Print Studio on FB.   I may be traditional but I'd like to send a card with a picture of my boys.  I think I'd say "Hope your holidays are cozy and bright" ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By vegrunr
My 2nd is only 7 weeks but I notice quite a...

My 2nd is only 7 weeks but I notice quite a few differences.  He can also be put down awake but tired and fall asleep, whereas my first would sometimes take hours to fall asleep!  He naps in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By vegrunr
This is just what I came on here to look for....

This is just what I came on here to look for. Mamas who manage to work and homeschool.  I currently work 20 hrs/week outside the home, but my commute is only a 7 minute walk. I am also off in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By vegrunr
My son has a lot of words that I love so it's...

My son has a lot of words that I love so it's hard to pick one but lately he uses the word "hurricano" when talking about the weather. I think it's a mix of hurricane, tornado, and volcano. He has...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   09-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By vegrunr
My son was eating many types of nuts by that age...

My son was eating many types of nuts by that age as well. I used to cut almonds in half only because I think they are a bit harder than some of the others. He's 3 now and eats them whole but I can't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By vegrunr
My son dropped his naps at 2 years 4 months, the...

My son dropped his naps at 2 years 4 months, the day I learned I was pregnant with #2 actually!  I know it's much earlier than most kids but for him it worked.  He sleeps 11.5-12.5 hours at night...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By vegrunr
I agree, skycheattraffic.  My son who was about...

I agree, skycheattraffic.  My son who was about 2 yrs 9 mos at the time got upset when he came along for the ultrasound.  My husband was even there to hold him and we had talked about it beforehand...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By vegrunr
Mamapigeon- just wanted to chime in to say that...

Mamapigeon- just wanted to chime in to say that all kids are different and some play indepently earlier/ more than others. We do very minimal screen time and my son sounds a lot like yours. My son...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-27-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By vegrunr
I have struggled with the shoe issue for as long...

I have struggled with the shoe issue for as long as I've been vegan- 7 years. I love my Birkenstocks and cannot find anything that lasts as long or is as comfortable in a vegan shoe (though they do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By vegrunr
We tried moving my son to a bed on the floor at...

We tried moving my son to a bed on the floor at 2 and moved him back to a crib after a week or two because he refused to nap.  4 months later he has pretty much officially dropped his naps and we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By vegrunr
Another idea is having your son "cook" with you....

Another idea is having your son "cook" with you.  We have a Learning Tower my son loves to be in standing next to me and helping. It often takes double the time with twice as much mess but at least...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-03-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By vegrunr
Just speaking from my experience as a doula and...

Just speaking from my experience as a doula and from a few friend's- the midwife group who delivers at St. Joe's was great.  birthing room was tiny but then you are moved to a larger room for the...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By vegrunr
My mom works at a hospital in MD as nurse in L&D...

My mom works at a hospital in MD as nurse in L&D and it is standard practice.  ETA- standard practice for only one support person in OR, to clarify.  Some hospitals do not even allow doulas in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By vegrunr
I am a tiny bit jealous of your dd still napping...

I am a tiny bit jealous of your dd still napping so much : ) My son dropped his nap fairly early at 28 months this past January and I was so sad to see it go.  It just happened to be on the day I...
Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By vegrunr
brightlove- As far as I know there are no...

brightlove- As far as I know there are no practicing homebirth CNMs in MD.  I do believe there are some CPMs who practice in the DC area and also some who practice in WV or PA and travel into parts...
Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By vegrunr
I had planned to have a homebirth last time...

I had planned to have a homebirth last time around but it didn't end that way for a variety of reasons.  My state is currently a very un-friendly homebirth midwife atmosphere so I have decided to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By vegrunr
I used Hypnobabies with my first birth and...

I used Hypnobabies with my first birth and honestly I did not listen to the tracks once I was in really active labor.  I moved around a lot and the iPod felt like a burden to carry around as well as...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-30-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By vegrunr
My son loves that book too. He can practically...

My son loves that book too. He can practically read it to himself since he's had it read to him at least once a day for almost a year now. He loves the "Tinkle Tinkle Toot" page and will crack up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By vegrunr
My son started playing for short sports...

My son started playing for short sports independently around 2 years old but we were still nearby. He seems to do better if we are still in his sight and he also likes to narrate to us about what...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By vegrunr
We use Fiestaware which is still possible to...

We use Fiestaware which is still possible to break but rarely does. We got it when we got married almost 7 years ago and have peobably only broken 2 pieces. I also bought two sets of stainless steel...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By vegrunr
So I'm working toward creating a quiet time...

So I'm working toward creating a quiet time routine because it does not look like naps are going to return.  We put a mattress on the floor instead of using the crib since I was having trouble...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By vegrunr
askins- How do you "enforce" the quiet time?  As...

askins- How do you "enforce" the quiet time?  As in, how do you get your son to stay in his room?  Did you have to teach him what quiet time was and what to do during that time?  My son is almost 2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By vegrunr
I was set on not using one but then I had the...

I was set on not using one but then I had the 24/7 nurser.  Around 6 weeks I offered but he didn't take it until 9 weeks.  I also had over-supply  and he was a great nurser so I wasn't worried about...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By vegrunr
The only other idea I had would be to join a...

The only other idea I had would be to join a gym.  I think most or a lot of gyms have childcare options.  I did this when my son was a year old and it has worked out well for the most part.  Of...
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