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Forum: Parenting   11-28-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,142
Posted By waikukumama
These are amazing!   Interesting how many of...

These are amazing!
 
Interesting how many of these are vehicular memories ... I have one too ... I can remember me and my 2 big brothers LOVED when my folks would go out (to concerts, to parties)...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-27-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By waikukumama
Thank you.   Y'all are delicious and perfect...

Thank you.
 
Y'all are delicious and perfect ... I feel really lucky to be able to find community just like that.
 
She's super cool.  And your babies are lucky to have you!
 
xxx
 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By waikukumama
 That's all good, right?   I just need some...

 That's all good, right?
 
I just need some words of reassurance from some wise women ...
 
she's healthy, bonny and lovely.  She'll chomp on a stick of celery or whatever as a teething aid, and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-15-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By waikukumama
Good on you, Home Made Momma! Healthy...

Good on you, Home Made Momma!
Healthy Chocolate Brownies...
Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup self-raising flour (I often use 3/4 cup regular flour and add 3/4 tsp...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-13-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By waikukumama
Hello!  I live on an orchard with 30 acres of...

Hello!  I live on an orchard with 30 acres of fruit, so I am ALL ABOUT simple ideas ... I use my slow cooker.  I love this recipe because you don't even have to peel skins - saves time, adds fiber! ...
Forum: February 2012   08-03-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By waikukumama
Hello lovely fit mommas!   I am due around...

Hello lovely fit mommas!
 
I am due around Feb 20, this is my second pregnancy.  I'm ol' lady 37 years old now, for my previous pregnancy I was a sprightly 29.  I was working full time last...
Forum: November 2011   08-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By waikukumama
During my first pregnancy, I traveled from NZ to...

During my first pregnancy, I traveled from NZ to USA for a conference at almost 20 weeks.  I was EXHAUSTED, made worse by sharing a room, and BOY did I need to nap.  Travel companions don't always...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-21-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 6,724
Posted By waikukumama
tempted to wait till December, but putting an...

tempted to wait till December, but putting an immediate shout out to all you good ladies just to give your bellies a rub for luck.  
 
I'm 36, married for 10 years, we have a glorious almost 7...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-21-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By waikukumama
Hey mommas,   So happy to find this thread. ...

Hey mommas,
 
So happy to find this thread.
We'll be hosting a "salute to thanksgiving" for other Kiwi American families in New Zealand.  It's springtime here, so feels rather presumptuous to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-24-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,949
Posted By waikukumama
I have been reading the most incredible book by...

I have been reading the most incredible book by a British author, and she (her name's Naomi but I have inconveniently forgotten the last name temporarily!) anyway: What Mothers Do.

It is an...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-23-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,517
Posted By waikukumama
yeah, MamaZoZo, I had one of those at the gym...

yeah, MamaZoZo, I had one of those at the gym today. It usually either makes me
a) irate
b) really sad
c) kind of apologetic, like I'm a less-than woman or a lesser mother or some stoopid thing...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-19-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,517
Posted By waikukumama
I was trying to do that cool quoting thing, but...

I was trying to do that cool quoting thing, but I kind of suck at this, still!

hey, no worries, the messages are still the same. For days & days of fertile fluids and happy shagging and the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-19-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,517
Posted By waikukumama
[QUOTE Enjoy your first babies ladies, don't...

[QUOTE
Enjoy your first babies ladies, don't let the stress of concieving #2 make you miss out on all the wonders of number 1. Love them and keep them close, they grow up so fast, our heads will...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-17-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,517
Posted By waikukumama
Congratulations to you, Nick's Mom, on your new...

Congratulations to you, Nick's Mom, on your new nephew! Being an Auntie is fantastic. (*crikey: I hope I'm not going to create all sorts of negative associations by posting that on the thread that...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-16-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,517
Posted By waikukumama
you said it, sister. and ... as I was...

you said it, sister.

and ...

as I was delighting in your warm and welcoming reply (thank you!) my beloved came in with a slip of paper and said "you really should be asking yourself these...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,517
Posted By waikukumama
G'day ladies, lots to relate to as I read...

G'day ladies,

lots to relate to as I read your threads, even as I am somewhat confused by various abbreviations I don't yet understand! forgive me! I"ll get there!!

yeah, so, I just turned 35,...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-15-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By waikukumama
what a magnificent idea. I do love you ladies...

what a magnificent idea.
I do love you ladies ... smart mommas.

oK:
things I love about me ...

1) I am hilarious
2) I'm a good teacher
3) I'm conscientious
4) I am a good cook, great at...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-22-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 15,982
Posted By waikukumama
kia ora koutou greetings everybody from New...

kia ora koutou
greetings everybody from New Zealand!

all you ex-pat mommas - are your partners of the same background as you, or are you a cross-cultural household???

My husband is Southern...
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