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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,080
Posted By jenniet
  Thanks everyone!  I feel better reading all of...

  Thanks everyone!  I feel better reading all of the nice responses. :)  In all fairness, I have received support as well.  My husband's aunt and uncle have been wonderful as well as my sister and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-15-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,080
Posted By jenniet
My husband and I are very excited to be...

My husband and I are very excited to be expecting our third child but I have to admit I have been surprised and hurt by the negative comments directed towards me.  I have a three year old boy and a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-06-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By jenniet
With my first son, I weaned him to a bottle of...

With my first son, I weaned him to a bottle of breast milk and then eventually we went to goat's milk.  He never had a problem with the bottle though.  My second son never took a bottle so when I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-11-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By jenniet
Thank you everyone!  I really appreciate the...

Thank you everyone!  I really appreciate the input. After reading the replies I think I am going to get him a balance bike.  He has a little brother so even if he just uses it for a year his little...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By jenniet
My ds is on the autism spectrum and he is a...

My ds is on the autism spectrum and he is a little behind his peers as far as gross and fine motor skills go.  He also has really low muscle tone.  He currently receives OT and we are awaiting a PT...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-29-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By jenniet
Soups!  With two little ones making a healthy...

Soups!  With two little ones making a healthy dinner is something I often get overwhelmed by but with soups I can chop everything and put it all together when my toddler is napping.  When dinner...
Forum: Learning at School   08-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,450
Posted By jenniet
My oldest is entering kindergarten this fall and...

My oldest is entering kindergarten this fall and I will be packing his lunch each day. (Unfortunately the school lunches are awful.  He is a picky eater anyway so he wants a lunch from home.)  I...
Forum: Learning at School   08-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By jenniet
My first baby is going to kindergarten next...

My first baby is going to kindergarten next month!  It's a public school that seems like a really great fit for us but I am still nervous.  It's a very long day (8:30-3:15).  Ds's preschool was only...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By jenniet
 Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...



Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By jenniet
I have a special needs 4 year old and a NT 2...

I have a special needs 4 year old and a NT 2 year old.  We did not realize the depth of our older son's issues when we got pregnant the second time, we thought he "would grow out of it."  Honestly,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By jenniet
Linda on the move- I just started reading The...

Linda on the move- I just started reading The Out of Sync Child yesterday!  My ds seems to have more than just sensory issues for example, he takes everything very literally, was a delayed talker...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-21-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By jenniet
Thank you everyone!  Another question, we took...

Thank you everyone!  Another question, we took ds to a naturopath and started him on a homeopathic remedy and a gluten-free diet a month ago.  We have seen a big improvement but I am now afraid ds...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-20-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By jenniet
Dh and I have worried about our oldest ds on and...

Dh and I have worried about our oldest ds on and off since he was about 12 months old.  We have always pushed our worries aside until recently.  Just before the holidays, all of our son's issues...
Forum: Family Safety   10-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,274
Posted By jenniet
I buy the "footsie pajamas" from the Children's...

I buy the "footsie pajamas" from the Children's Place. When it gets really cold here I layer a long-sleeved onesie underneath. Both are made snug-fitting and are not treated with flame retardants.
Forum: Vaccinations   10-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 266
Posted By jenniet
I think I would just call the school and ask...

I think I would just call the school and ask about the status of the exemption without discussing anything further. Good luck!
Forum: Vaccinations   10-06-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,863
Posted By jenniet
VICTORY!!!...

VICTORY!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

After an exhausting roller-coaster ride, our appeal was denied and I was furious. The reason for the denial was not legal...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By jenniet
Vermontgirl~ I am leaning towards homeschooling...

Vermontgirl~ I am leaning towards homeschooling my two very high-energy boys that are almost four and two years old. My number one fear is getting seriously burnt out. So...thank you for posting...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,863
Posted By jenniet
Update- Yes, we have been working with Gary as...

Update- Yes, we have been working with Gary as suggested but we just received an official denial letter in writing from the school district. We were told our ds has to be vaccinated by October 1st...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-21-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,863
Posted By jenniet
UPDATE- So my son has been in public preschool...

UPDATE- So my son has been in public preschool for three weeks. We suddenly got a call from the superintendent's office saying we need to come in for a meeting with the school nurse and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By jenniet
I NEVER thought I would even consider a...

I NEVER thought I would even consider a part-time job until recently but honestly, I got burnt out. My dh just opened his own business and he taught me how to do the accounting work. I now go for a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,863
Posted By jenniet
Original Poster Here...Thank you all so much for...

Original Poster Here...Thank you all so much for your advice. I am really anxious about all of this but I am hoping previous posters are correct in guessing the school will not call us in for a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,863
Posted By jenniet
~~~UPDATE IN POST NUMBER 10 and 22~~~ We...

~~~UPDATE IN POST NUMBER 10 and 22~~~

We live in upstate NY and are planning on starting our oldest child in preschool, funded by NYS, starting next week. Our child is partially vaccinated and we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By jenniet
I could have written your post one month ago. I...

I could have written your post one month ago. I have a 3.5 year old boy who was out of control a month ago. Dh and I also went back and forth many times as to whether or not his behavior was in the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-14-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By jenniet
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif These are all fantastic ideas! Thank you so much. I am making a shopping list right now. We are new to gluten-free living and I am...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-14-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By jenniet
My dh is opening a new business and although we...

My dh is opening a new business and although we believe this will bring great benefits in the long term, for the next three months I will practically be a single mama with a three year old and a...
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