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Forum: California, Nevada   05-31-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
I wanted to follow up on this thread because I...

I wanted to follow up on this thread because I came across it as I was looking for a new pediatrician. I looked into Dr. Simon's (who I think used to practice with our current ped) and his website...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By lightheartedmom
This is the mothership if you're looking for...

This is the mothership if you're looking for things related to homebirth. Bay Area Homebirth Collective http://bayareahomebirth.org
Forum: California, Nevada   01-31-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By lightheartedmom
I get emails regarding this thread a few times a...

I get emails regarding this thread a few times a year, so I figured I'd update it...I never found a Christian midwife in SF. I cannot say I ended up looking terribly hard because we ended up not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By lightheartedmom
Hi Mushymommy, OP here :-) I researched this for...

Hi Mushymommy, OP here :-) I researched this for weeks and ultimately I've put the plan on the backburner indefinitely. Instead I'm pursuing becoming a leader with La Leche League. The amount of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-11-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By lightheartedmom
Viola, the general Ed classes and possible...

Viola, the general Ed classes and possible pre-reqs has been an obstacle for me too. I read about a few places where you can do them all online so I'm looking into that right now.
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-10-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By lightheartedmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by julie128 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389702/ibcle-certification-calling-all-lcs#post_17456931)

Wow, it's been...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am considering starting the training to become...

I am considering starting the training to become a certified lactation consultant and I want to hear from other mom's who have done pathway 3 (in other words, those who weren't already RN's, or...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am considering starting the training to become...

I am considering starting the training to become a certified lactation consultant and I want to hear from other mom's who have done pathway 3 (in other words, those who weren't already RN's, or...
Forum: Dental   06-11-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By lightheartedmom
So...DD has some big dental issues related to...

So...DD has some big dental issues related to poor enamel and aggressive plaque buildup. DH took her today for her first dentist appt in almost 5 years (also: anxiety about dentists). We chose...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-08-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By lightheartedmom
I sent you a PM about where we do live but I...

I sent you a PM about where we do live but I just wanted to add...Living in SF with a family of four is probably going to be...really hard. It can be done, I know families that do it...but it's...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-18-2013, 11:47 AM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374836/i-just-want-him-to-leave#post_17269359)

If he wants a dna test,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-18-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By lightheartedmom
I'm not sure this is the right place to post so...

I'm not sure this is the right place to post so mods, if it needs to be moved go ahead.

Cliff notes: I have 3 kids and have also had 2 (possibly a third really early) MC's - between babies 2 and...
Forum: Women's Health   11-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By lightheartedmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FlipMom23 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   11-16-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By lightheartedmom
At least I think that's what it is... I...

At least I think that's what it is...

I came home today from shopping and my husband informed me that our 6yo daughter had been going to the bathroom every couple of minutes to pee and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By lightheartedmom
Thanks for all the advice! Yesterday I changed...

Thanks for all the advice! Yesterday I changed my approach and started the day by asking her what she wanted to do for the day. She acted like I'd handed her the moon....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By lightheartedmom
 Long post ahead - TL;DR: So - moms of artsy,...


Long post ahead - TL;DR: So - moms of artsy, extroverted, energetic first graders (and beyond!) how did you help your child learn to read? (in a way that set them up to love reading and not resent...
Forum: Women's Health   03-18-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By lightheartedmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MoonWillow http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348030/almost-3yo-severe-cough-remedies#post_16916113)

Ohhhh yea.
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   03-18-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By lightheartedmom
Thanks for the last two posts mamas....

Thanks for the last two posts mamas. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif thankfully DD seems to be improving rapidly. She was only groggy the day I posted the original on this...
Forum: Women's Health   03-16-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By lightheartedmom
An onion?! I have never heard that one before!...

An onion?! I have never heard that one before! lol! Do you know why that would help a cough? I'm totally stumped.

Oddly enough what helped last night was just propping her up a LOT more than...
Forum: Women's Health   03-15-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By lightheartedmom
My kids have been sick for the last two weeks....

My kids have been sick for the last two weeks. DD1, almost 6, got it first and was quite bad off for a few days and then things just settled into your normal, garden-variety hacking cough + runny...
Forum: Women's Health   03-06-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By lightheartedmom
So...contrary to how the title sounds, my kid...

So...contrary to how the title sounds, my kid was not running around shoeless and destitute in the safeway parking lot. She was standing next to me while I turned in some plastic bottles for...
Forum: Women's Health   01-08-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By lightheartedmom
So last Friday night (Dec 30), dd1 (5 1/2) threw...

So last Friday night (Dec 30), dd1 (5 1/2) threw up. She seemed fine after and the next day she had no symptoms so we wrote it off as blood sugar or something. But the following night/early morning,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-13-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By lightheartedmom
At the moment we do not eat exclusively organic,...

At the moment we do not eat exclusively organic, but when it comes to eggs, meat and dairy products, I try to buy only organic, or at least from sources where I can verify the diet of the animals....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-12-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By lightheartedmom
Thanks ladies. I've been looking online as well...

Thanks ladies. I've been looking online as well and aside from the pricey issue (hot cow! Some of those cheeses are expensive!), it seems like what I'm looking for just might not exist (organic,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By lightheartedmom
For reasons not worth getting into here, I am...

For reasons not worth getting into here, I am looking for a new brand of raw milk cheese for my family. We dont eat any other form of dairy products, but a few years ago, added raw cheese from...
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