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Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mamakitsune
Also about too much toys- That is one of my...

Also about too much toys- That is one of my issues with the kid stuff. They have some really great toys, puzzles, games and art materials- what I tend to invest in- but they also have A LOT of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By mamakitsune
Babysmurf & Mamapigeon just posting here got me...

Babysmurf & Mamapigeon just posting here got me motivated, lol! I read about going through and getting rid of stuff first, THEN organizing. I think my mistake in the past may have been trying to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By mamakitsune
Has anyone ever just done a major overhaul on...

Has anyone ever just done a major overhaul on their living space? I know most of us are in the same boat, as moms who are mostly is not totally responsible for keeping the house in order & clean....
Forum: Childbirth Educators   04-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By mamakitsune
What lead you to become a CBE? How successful...

What lead you to become a CBE? How successful have you been in your community? How did you begin to obtain clients and get more exposure? Do you do mostly one-on-one education with couples/mamas or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By mamakitsune
Wondering if any other mamas noticed a shift in...

Wondering if any other mamas noticed a shift in attitude and energy with their children about birthdays and holidays/special days as their kids got older. When I first became a mom I wanted to focus...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By mamakitsune
My DSS has had chronic ear infections since he...

My DSS has had chronic ear infections since he was a baby. he is 7 going on 8 now, and has multiple operations to get ear tubes in and has had complications like a burst ear drum in the past because...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you for the response- She does not work...

Thank you for the response- She does not work with young moms, or anything regarding young parents, low income, reproductive health, or pregnancy. I would be more understanding if that was the case....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By mamakitsune
I have a friend I've known more or less since I...

I have a friend I've known more or less since I was 14, They were my sister's best friend growing up and she is more like family than a close friend- she stayed in touch with me long after my sister...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,007
Posted By mamakitsune
I wear makeup, I go for the vegan/cruelty...

I wear makeup, I go for the vegan/cruelty free/mineral brands. I only wear it when I am out of the house (and not always), and more often in the winter months then in the summer when I've gotten...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By mamakitsune
Gitanamama-I totally relate! I guess that's...

Gitanamama-I totally relate! I guess that's where I'm coming from- actually it's probably where both me AND DH are coming from, but we just deal with it differently. I'm trying to be proactive (I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you all for the insight... I do agree that...

Thank you all for the insight... I do agree that a lot of it probably stems from the financial and planning aspect of food stressing him out, and that he has more or less gotten used to food just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By mamakitsune
The interview went amazing! I was actually...

The interview went amazing! I was actually pretty proud of myself- it's been soooo long since I interviewed and I was totally confident and at ease- perhaps the  value of being ok if you "don't get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-25-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By mamakitsune
MeepyCat- My thoughts exactly! even if DH were...

MeepyCat- My thoughts exactly! even if DH were to still take an extra job here & there, it would be nice to tack that on to a reliable 3-400 froma steady job, we could start paying some debts or...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-25-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By mamakitsune
Ahhh! Nerves! And uncertainty!   I have a...

Ahhh! Nerves! And uncertainty!
 
I have a job interview tomorrow that was totally unexpected. I hadn't been actively looking for a job,  a few months ago we were really stressed about money and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By mamakitsune
I am posting this here because I wasn't quite...

I am posting this here because I wasn't quite sure where this fit- It sort of has to do with family nutrition, meals, and 'parents as partners' and 'mental health'....  
 
Nourishing my family has...
Forum: Gardening   02-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you all- Yes I assume the cost will be...

Thank you all- Yes I assume the cost will be highest this year because I didn't have my own compost from this past year. I plan to in the future! I only planned on fertilizer where needed/ if...
Forum: Gardening   02-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By mamakitsune
Excited to plant a garden this year, planning on...

Excited to plant a garden this year, planning on doing square foot method this year because my rental already has 3 8x4 ft raised beds!! This will be my third spring in this house, first spring I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-08-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By mamakitsune
Totally there. With revising, making things work...

Totally there. With revising, making things work in the "now". I always wanted to live a more self sustaining lifestyle, and at one point I was a single mom with two young kids trying to make a go...
Forum: Mental Health   02-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By mamakitsune
This is a good informational article by...

This is a good informational article by herbalist Susun Weed: 
 
http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Depression-Weed.htm
Forum: Mental Health   02-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By mamakitsune
Hi there! I am a mama to 4 boys (3 bio, 1 step)...

Hi there! I am a mama to 4 boys (3 bio, 1 step) ages 19 mos, 6, 7, & 8. I had my first when I was 22. I dealt with major depression since my teens (wait, probably didn't deal so much, more or less...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-27-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By mamakitsune
Wondering if any other vegans/ vegetarian mamas...

Wondering if any other vegans/ vegetarian mamas have issues with soy? I have been struggling to be a vegetarian/vegan (Hard to convert DH/kids, stick with it, I am a SAHM so DH holds the purse...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you quirkylayne & curebaby (& apeydef!) I...

Thank you quirkylayne & curebaby (& apeydef!) I had a few emails exchanged with his teacher and he will see the school counselor some time this week. I talked to him about it, that they are there to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By mamakitsune
Apeydef I really don't think so. The issue with...

Apeydef I really don't think so. The issue with his dad is that he treats women poorly but is very protective/ gentle with his kids. Obviously the situation is still unhealthy for them if they are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you Tracy & Polliwog. His teacher is going...

Thank you Tracy & Polliwog. His teacher is going to have him see the counselor and she will let me know if she thinks he should have ongoing sessions or give me pointers on what to do for him. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By mamakitsune
I'm wondering what leads moms to seek counseling...

I'm wondering what leads moms to seek counseling for their elementary-aged child? Or in the least a visit with the school counselor? I have growing concerns for my 1st grader, and I'm not sure when...
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