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Forum: Breastfeeding   05-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By crayfishgirl
Emotional wreck after weaning? Normal?

I've been nursing for the past 5 years, and my 3 year old just weaned (not nursed in a week). For the past several days I've been an emotional wreck....crying at the drop of a hat, etc. I'm not...
Forum: Pets   05-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By crayfishgirl
Our 12 year old cat was just diagnosed with...

Our 12 year old cat was just diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.  We're going to start medication, but are wondering if the radiation treatment to eliminate the problem is better.  We've had conflicting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By crayfishgirl
Your viewing sounds similar to ours (and our...

Your viewing sounds similar to ours (and our kids like the same shows).....mostly kid shows and not all that much.  We just ditched our cable which will result in a savings of ~$700/year.  That's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,444
Posted By crayfishgirl
I also like Anita, which ended up being pretty...

I also like Anita, which ended up being pretty committed to.  Breakout Bras was my lifesaver because I was a 38H, and no one carried anything in my size nearby.  They have a great selection and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,444
Posted By crayfishgirl
If you can afford it, a good nursing bra (i.e....

If you can afford it, a good nursing bra (i.e. well fitting, pretty!) is worth the price in comfort, ease in access, and self confidence.....especially if you're a bigger-boobed mama.  My clothes...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,912
Posted By crayfishgirl
This is a bit old, but interesting and relevant...

This is a bit old, but interesting and relevant to Pers' comment:
 
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/21/thats_not_autism_its_simply_a_brainy_introverted_boy/
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By crayfishgirl
This came to me last night: meringues! ...

This came to me last night: meringues!  Inexpensive ingredients, and I bet with a pastry bag (or a sandwich bag with a hole cut out of one corner) you could make them into bunny shapes. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,401
Posted By crayfishgirl
I hope to be the go-to house when my kids are...

I hope to be the go-to house when my kids are old enough for the reasons you describe, but we're not at the stage of having lots of kids all the time either....I may eat those words. 
 
Some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By crayfishgirl
I have a friend who is vegan and she makes some...

I have a friend who is vegan and she makes some pretty amazing things....a search for vegan Easter candy will probably give you more recipes, but she's made these as written, and also replaced the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By crayfishgirl
Only other mamas can truly appreciate this and I...

Only other mamas can truly appreciate this and I had to share:
 
Sometime in the night our 5 year old came into our bed.  We were all sleeping, but I must have heard something because I suddenly...
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By crayfishgirl
They're super easy to install....and uninstall...

They're super easy to install....and uninstall (and put the original bit back in place).  I suppose you should look at your rental agreement, but because its not a permanent alteration to anything...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-24-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,922
Posted By crayfishgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sassyfirechick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Planning   03-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By crayfishgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mamanemone http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Baby Health   03-20-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By crayfishgirl
Both my exclusively breastfed babes would go a...

Both my exclusively breastfed babes would go a long time between poops, especially early on (between 2 and 5ish months).  The longest was around three weeks, and I recall writing several posts...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By crayfishgirl
That must have been terrifying.  I thought that...

That must have been terrifying.  I thought that this book was fantastic, and felt so much more confident after reading it.      
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,486
Posted By crayfishgirl
When my daughter was 5 days old I couldn't get...

When my daughter was 5 days old I couldn't get her to stop crying, and my MIL told me that mt milk must have gone bad.  ???! 
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By crayfishgirl
We bought our stroller new, but it was the floor...

We bought our stroller new, but it was the floor model from the store and a year old (it was an UppaBaby, so pretty expensive).  We just sold it on craigslist, and it was in excellent shape. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-24-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By crayfishgirl
There were a lot of great books listed in this...

There were a lot of great books listed in this thread, but I'm not sure about the violence/non-violence aspect.
 ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,474
Posted By crayfishgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 3LilChunklins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396275/4-yo-boy-loves-everything-girly#post_17575262)


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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By crayfishgirl
Very basic, but my two adored Baby Faces (and...

Very basic, but my two adored Baby Faces (and we'd discuss feelings throughout the day by asking if they were Sad Baby or Happy Baby, etc.). 
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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By crayfishgirl
I'm sorry Mama....I know how tough it can trying...

I'm sorry Mama....I know how tough it can trying to tend to your newborn while not discounting the needs of your older child (who is louder, stronger, and arguably, way more demanding).  I actually...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By crayfishgirl
We took a similar approach as Carson.  I work...

We took a similar approach as Carson.  I work outside the home, and my husband stays home with nearly 3 and 5 year old.  My policy will pay off the mortgage and leave enough money for him to stay...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,484
Posted By crayfishgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sassyfirechick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,484
Posted By crayfishgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sassyfirechick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,484
Posted By crayfishgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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