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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-30-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By lifeguard
We don't have his money & my money. Haven't...

We don't have his money & my money. Haven't since we moved in together 16 years ago (although I worked full time or multiple jobs up until we had our children). Our accounts & bills have always been...
Forum: Babywearing   10-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By lifeguard
I am a ring sling fan. Make sure the shoulder is...

I am a ring sling fan. Make sure the shoulder is sitting over your shoulder cap (not sliding into your neck) & spread the fabric across your back for max comfort. I rarely use the cradle carry...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-12-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By lifeguard
We're hoping to get ours soonish - we're in...

We're hoping to get ours soonish - we're in Ontario, good winter! We are hoping this way they will be ready to lay as the light is improving so we can optimize their best laying time. First we need...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,966
Posted By lifeguard
Ds has a balance bike & he LOVES it - lately...

Ds has a balance bike & he LOVES it - lately he's been asking us to build him a jump! He goes to the top of our yard & flies down. We got it when he was 2 & he's now almost 4.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By lifeguard
Oh, that's hard. I had dd's tongue tie clipped...

Oh, that's hard. I had dd's tongue tie clipped at 4 months & the clinic thought that was old. We never got her lip tie clipped 'cause they wouldn't do both procedures at once & the clinic is a 5...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-07-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By lifeguard
How long did you try the nightweaning for? Can...

How long did you try the nightweaning for? Can you & dh switch so you can get a break?
 
Nightweaning helped ds sleep longer but not dd. With ds we found offering water helped significantly when...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-04-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,099
Posted By lifeguard
I have parented both of my children very...

I have parented both of my children very similarly. Ds was the easiest baby ever. He'd happily play on the floor for hours, or happily be in the sling, or someone else's arms, or, well, anywhere....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,659
Posted By lifeguard
DD will be a year on the 7th! Af didn't return...

DD will be a year on the 7th! Af didn't return until 18mos with ds & then we actually induced with drugs.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By lifeguard
Much like pp we don't insist on plate clearing...

Much like pp we don't insist on plate clearing or a lot of dinnertime rules. We make a meal, we serve it & then we put it away. If ds doesn't eat he knows there will be nothing else until breakfast....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By lifeguard
All I can share is my own prodromal labour...

All I can share is my own prodromal labour experience. For the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy with dd I had good, solid, timeable contractions for 3-8 hours every single day. I went to the hospital...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 622
Posted By lifeguard
mumm - I think I love you!   I would like to...

mumm - I think I love you!
 
I would like to be the sort of woman who works out daily, eat wonderfully & is therefore healthy, strong, & feels great in her skin & she does this 'cause she enjoys...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-01-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By lifeguard
tanyato - your original post is exactly where I...

tanyato - your original post is exactly where I am. I actually left the house & went & swore at the chickens at 4:00 this morning. I swear this girl is slowly killing me. Glad you found a solution,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-30-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By lifeguard
Both of my kids have/had tongue-tie & lip-tie &...

Both of my kids have/had tongue-tie & lip-tie & no one irl was familiar with it - not even my doctor & the lactation consultant didn't know about lip ties. Like a pp said it seems more prevalant...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-30-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By lifeguard
Interesting read. Thank you. I most definitely...

Interesting read. Thank you. I most definitely struggle with moderation.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-29-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,659
Posted By lifeguard
Please add me to waiting to catch first pp. Baby...

Please add me to waiting to catch first pp. Baby girl will be a year next week. I am planning to go to the ob soonish to see if we can get af going. I have pcos & don't generally o on my on. I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By lifeguard
I listened to an interview with the woman who...

I listened to an interview with the woman who wrote a book called "The Vegetarian Myth". She was very knowledgeable & well-spoken. It's a book I've been meaning to read. I've never been a vegetarian...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-06-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By lifeguard
I am. Last week was a rough week for me - felt...

I am. Last week was a rough week for me - felt awful - dragging, tired, irritable, depressed. The week before I was away & it was very heavy carb/wheat meals. I think what it says about withdrawal...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-05-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By lifeguard
A bath or shower for everyone can really help...

A bath or shower for everyone can really help here. Mostly though I get us all into the car & go ... somewhere, anywhere. I actually hate that but it is the only thing I find reliably changes the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-05-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By lifeguard
I'm currently reading Wheat Belly. Knowing why...

I'm currently reading Wheat Belly. Knowing why wheat is not good for us helps imo.
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By lifeguard
I've bf'd on the plane several times with both...

I've bf'd on the plane several times with both of my kids. I agree that others generally won't notice & quite frankly anyone would rather see someone bf than to listen to a baby cry.
 
I have a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By lifeguard
Of course you want to avoid meltdowns, anywhere,...

Of course you want to avoid meltdowns, anywhere, but in this case I would just get the lock. It is not worth the risks. If she is upset with it you can build in a way she can earn removing it - one...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-17-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By lifeguard
You are already used to this level of activity....

You are already used to this level of activity. As you move through the pregnancy you will know intuitively when/if you need to make changes.
 
I was powerlifting until 2 weeks before my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-30-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By lifeguard
This is interesting 'cause it seems that most...

This is interesting 'cause it seems that most here are doing things similarly but irl most of our friends seem to keep their money separate even when married. I do have occasional bouts of guilt...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 73,128
Posted By lifeguard
jabotton - glyburide was awful for me - made my...

jabotton - glyburide was awful for me - made my numbers really unpredictable. fwiw - I ended up using insulin with both of my pregnancies & was never separated from my baby, so this is a hospital...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-29-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 10,168
Posted By lifeguard
My condolences potatoecraft. Lovely name (ds...

My condolences potatoecraft. Lovely name (ds shares it).
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