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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Sounds strange, but I noticed my two month old...

Sounds strange, but I noticed my two month old girl has yellow crusties on both nipples.. it's new, so I don't think it's a residual newborn thing. It just concerned me since I leaked colostrum when...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-05-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Oliver's Mama
OP, here. thanks for the support and...

OP, here.
thanks for the support and suggestions. This morning, the baby vomited quite a bit, and after showing it to the nurse and ped. at our regular check-up, they quickly concluded that it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-05-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I have a 4 day old newborn; I'm fully capable of...

I have a 4 day old newborn; I'm fully capable of working out bf-ing; I nursed my other children for 1 1/2 and 2 years each and worked through all the typical challenges that come with it.  But I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Oliver's Mama
My nearly 3 year old relies heavily on his...

My nearly 3 year old relies heavily on his pacifier to fall asleep at night and naptime. Due to an injury with stitches above his upper lip, there's no more pacifier (at least I got to blame it on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Maybe take a break for a few weeks and try...

Maybe take a break for a few weeks and try reintroducing again, in some fun ways.  But in the mean time, there are lots of foods out there that come fortified with the same benefits as a serving of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I say if craigslist is unsuccessful, then just...

I say if craigslist is unsuccessful, then just donate.  If you do bother with a yard sale, you'll have to donate when it's over anyways, because likely not everything will sell.  I think saving up...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-07-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Oliver's Mama
bumping this thread.   I have a 5 year old...

bumping this thread.
 
I have a 5 year old too.  What if I follow all the suggestions everyone has offered here but it still doesn't work.
 
I say, "let's wash our hands so we can have lunch"...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-28-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Oliver's Mama
everything listed above. As someone who...

everything listed above.
As someone who currently lives in a townhome (me, dh, 2 little kids, and baby due next month) Our 2-bed townhome is misery. (about 950 sq ft as well)  We've simplified, but...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by clutterwarrior http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369275/new-and-totally-overwhelmed#post_17216544)

P.S....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-21-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I should say, when I do the printed photobooks,...

I should say, when I do the printed photobooks, it's to provide a "snapshot" of our lives, not every single picture.  I keep digital copies of everything, but our photobooks are maybe a 1/2 inch...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lanamommyphd07 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368280/help-with-organizing-photos#post_17204339)

I've...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-30-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I had this problem with clothes and solved it by...

I had this problem with clothes and solved it by simply not having so many clothes to begin with.  My boys have about 10 tops and 5 bottoms each, and maybe 4 pairs of pjs. It's plenty to get us...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Or go smaller scale and do community service (on...

Or go smaller scale and do community service (on a routine basis) in your own community.  There are plenty of people in any town in this country who are in need or trying to get by on the bare...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Hello Greenlea- same DDC! I actually am...

Hello Greenlea- same DDC!
I actually am waiting for a call back from the Oak Park midwives that are transferring to Elmhurst.  That little announcement stated Dec 17 is the switch date.  I'm in...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-08-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Coincidentally, my husband works along the NW...

Coincidentally, my husband works along the NW border of O'hare, so we have spent much time researching the best towns with decent commutes to that area.  We currently live in Wheaton/Glen Ellyn, (dh...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-07-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DoulaSam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-05-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I'm super bummed to discover my midwife will not...

I'm super bummed to discover my midwife will not be covered by my insurance this time around.  The only midwives that are covered go to hospitals too far from me, so I'm off to find an OB, but I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Oliver's Mama
The only way my older son will drink any sort of...

The only way my older son will drink any sort of milk at home is if it's packaged from a restaurant, and so far McDonalds is the only place that has reusable jugs that I can refill at home (and he's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Oliver's Mama
The one thing that makes our family "outcast" is...

The one thing that makes our family "outcast" is that we're vegetarians.  I've explained to my older son why that is our family's choice, but always end the discussions with "but every family makes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Oliver's Mama
In the briefest way possible, I would clearly...

In the briefest way possible, I would clearly tell her that your children can no longer be around hers; that as a mother you cannot put your children in harms way intentionally.  I wouldn't just...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Oliver's Mama
In light of the news about BoyScouts, I'm...

In light of the news about BoyScouts, I'm looking into other scouting options for my son. He's only 5, so still a bit young, but just looking into it.  I've heard of Camp Fire, but was wondering how...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,926
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I have 2 boys that are not quite boy scout age,...

I have 2 boys that are not quite boy scout age, but I will not be allowing it, in light of the current decisions.  I read though a little bit of this thread, and what struck me was when someone...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Oliver's Mama
I agree with pp... in my son's 3-year-old...

I agree with pp... in my son's 3-year-old preschool, it was referred to as "learning to write our names", but really, full participation was still optional, like most activities; nothing's pushed...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-06-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Oliver's Mama
Anyone know of a good place for toddler swim...

Anyone know of a good place for toddler swim lessons in the western burbs? We're in Wheaton, and I'm really tired of the teenager teachers at the park district that just putz around in the water.....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-05-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Oliver's Mama
my oldest will be starting kindergarten this...

my oldest will be starting kindergarten this fall, and I want to have a plan of attack ready for how to deal with the influx of artwork, pictures, memories, etc, so I don't find myself drowning in...
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