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Forum: Queer Parenting   06-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By SplashingPuddle
4 days after our 5 day transfer. Sometimes I...

4 days after our 5 day transfer. Sometimes I love it how I can imagine all kinds of symptoms at this stage. Fish for dinner tasted very fishy. Of course it could be fishy fish, but I prefer to think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I was also considering Enki for the coming year...

I was also considering Enki for the coming year and waited until the new information was released. As soon as I saw the price, I bought the Oak Meadow curriculum and will probably buy a bit of the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Hello everyone, I am somewhat surprised to...

Hello everyone,

I am somewhat surprised to be trying another IVF cycle right now. I had really bad OHSS last time, and after going to the hospital by ambulance and all the stress, I didn't think...
Forum: Infertility   05-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 25,561
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I cannot believe that I am doing another IVF...

I cannot believe that I am doing another IVF cycle. The last time I did one, I had really bad OHSS, and my abdomen was drained. At the time, I thought I would never do this again.

Tomorrow is my...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I've been thinking about this question too....

I've been thinking about this question too.  I've been trying to figure out what am I interested in or what new skill would I like to learn, so I can naturally be involved in it around my children....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By SplashingPuddle
At that age, we started using a Magic Merlin...

At that age, we started using a Magic Merlin sleep suite, and we really liked it.  (In fact our 11 month old still uses it).  Putting it on at nap time is a nice sleep association, as well as a good...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I waited with my first until 6 months, but I...

I waited with my first until 6 months, but I chose to give "tastes" to my second starting at 4.5 months. Some recent research has suggested that tastes of wheat early on can help prevent wheat...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Playpens are great for protecting a subsequent...

Playpens are great for protecting a subsequent children from toddlers when you need to put down the baby.  I found the playpen most useful with a second child. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By SplashingPuddle
With my first, I did not have the expectation of...

With my first, I did not have the expectation of all-night sleep, and she woke frequently throughout the night.  It was hard, but I was more or less OK with it.  But with my second, I knew I would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I just realized that I identify as a feminist...

I just realized that I identify as a feminist homeschooler but for a lot of people that sounds like an oxymoron. So it occurred to me to ask if others also identify as feminist homeschoolers? If so,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you everyone for your responses.  I am...

Thank-you everyone for your responses.  I am thinking about these questions a lot lately, as I prepare to homeschool officially in the fall.  Yet, as others have said, we are already home learners,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am wondering if there are other queer...

I am wondering if there are other queer homeschoolers out there? I know there is a homeschooling thread under education, but I would especially like to connect with queer homeschoolers. 
 
My...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,174
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My first child didn't eat much solid foods...

My first child didn't eat much solid foods before a year, but I didn't really encourage it either.  I also was up a lot at night to provide milk which she wouldn't really drink in the day....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am looking to find a balance between days...

I am looking to find a balance between days spent entirely at home (including outdoors close to home) compared to days away from home (play dates, library, classes etc).  I am wondering how many...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-01-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By SplashingPuddle
revolting - I am interested in how you get your...

revolting - I am interested in how you get your 3-year old to stay outside by himself?  I rarely get to go to the washroom by myself these days without an audience.  And how long will your 3-year...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-20-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My oldest will also be four soon and I have a 6...

My oldest will also be four soon and I have a 6 month old too. For us, it works to try and be firm yet kind with our oldest. I start to put oldest to bed at 6:30pm, very quick process. No bath since...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 273
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I did hypnobabies, self-study course.  My birth...

I did hypnobabies, self-study course.  My birth was so quick and easy that it really caught me off-guard and I was a bit scared by the speed (DD born 11 minutes after calling midwife).  I'd only had...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-17-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am often surprised how differently I am...

I am often surprised how differently I am parenting my second baby, who is now 6 months. I wear her a lot less, because I am more tired, but also because I own a high chair this time around and it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I know this is a hard time in most households,...

I know this is a hard time in most households, but really what do you do with your child/toddler in the hour before dinner?  I have a 3 year old and a baby, and I put my baby in a high chair to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I really believe in outdoor play time, but I...

I really believe in outdoor play time, but I struggle to give my 3 year old more than 1 hour/ day on average.  1/2 hour on really icky weather days.  Some days we do special days where we spent tons...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I use the expression "I need some space right...

I use the expression "I need some space right now".  My daughter has come to use it too, for example when she is going to the bathroom. It's only sometimes successful but I don't mind when she uses...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-13-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 15,820
Posted By SplashingPuddle
6 months after my second daughter's birth, I...

6 months after my second daughter's birth, I finally feel like I am able to reemerge online and say hello.  It seems like I never have any time online anymore with two kids, but it is so nice to see...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-31-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By SplashingPuddle
With our 6 month old, we decided to give her...

With our 6 month old, we decided to give her tylenol for a few nights to see if it was teething or not.  We figured if she was in pain, then pain medications may help her.  In the end, pain...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Today was a good day. My baby took a 2 hour nap,...

Today was a good day. My baby took a 2 hour nap, which is a near record.  However, it did take 1 hour to get her to sleep.  I cannot leave my older daughter alone that long, so I set up play dough...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-11-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Yes, I am finding tandem nursing helps.

Yes, I am finding tandem nursing helps.
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