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Forum: Baby Health   07-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By familycastle
Argh, that's frustrating. A doctor should respect...

Argh, that's frustrating. A doctor should respect your choices and not harass you. I agree with the above post that you should look for a health care provider you are comfortable with. Our family gp...
Forum: Family Planning   08-05-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,644
Posted By familycastle
I pulled mine out and everything was fine....

I pulled mine out and everything was fine. Healthy pregnancy 2 cycles later.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-13-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By familycastle
I am in a similar situation. Dd (6yo) goes back...

I am in a similar situation. Dd (6yo) goes back and forth between her dad's and our house. She has been the only child at both houses her whole life (we've been separated since she was 1). Now, DH...
Forum: Family Planning   07-13-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By familycastle
Great thread. I've been wondering the same as we...

Great thread. I've been wondering the same as we have a 6yo dd and are expecting #2 in September. I am a little worried that they will be so far apart in age, that they won't be close while kids. A...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By familycastle
We have the Backyard Discovery Somerset swing...

We have the Backyard Discovery Somerset swing set and the kids love it! Kids from all around the neighborhood come over to use it. It's a bit expensive, but totally worth it.
...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By familycastle
This is a great thread. I am in the same boat....

This is a great thread. I am in the same boat. We have asked MIL to come to birth in late Sept, but I wouldn't invite my mom. MIL is a RN and has been to births, but not at home. She seems open to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By familycastle
If my kid was 12 I would surely tell them. It...

If my kid was 12 I would surely tell them. It depends on their maturity. I find kids accept it really well for the most part.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By familycastle
Hmm interesting read

Hmm interesting read
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By familycastle
Already posted!

Already posted!
Forum: Pets   07-01-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By familycastle
Sorry about your cat. I have never kept track of...

Sorry about your cat. I have never kept track of pet deaths but think its a good idea.
Forum: Pets   07-01-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By familycastle
Pets are routine creatures. Of course you will...

Pets are routine creatures. Of course you will be busy, but try your best to assimilate your pets into your new world so they don't get jealous.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By familycastle
I was vegan for 2 years before getting pg with...

I was vegan for 2 years before getting pg with dd. In the second trimester I added eggs and cheese. I haven't been vegan since (6.5 yrs later). I am now pg with baby #2 and still veggie. I know that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
Posted By familycastle
I have a 6 yo dd who just finished SK. We can't...

I have a 6 yo dd who just finished SK. We can't send any nuts/nut butter so we do:

-sunflower seed butter and jam sandwiches
-homemade veggie pizza
-yogurt
-veggies and hummus
-wraps...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By familycastle
I don't have anything to add, I just make a...

I don't have anything to add, I just make a regular chocolate birthday cake, but Elana's Pantry looks amazing!
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,393
Posted By familycastle
We rarely force dd (6) to eat, but will get her...

We rarely force dd (6) to eat, but will get her to try a few bites of everything, just to expose her to as diverse a diet as possible. Since this has been in place since she was little, dd knows...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By familycastle
He could be more focused on his independence as...

He could be more focused on his independence as he is entering adulthood. My DH didn't see his mom very often at all between 18-23, and now at 27 they see each other all the time.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By familycastle
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but...

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but post partum care supplies. I found a neat website that allows you to create a registry using any store/ website/product you choose. I am planning to do...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-28-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By familycastle
I agree with PP. I can't stand the smell of...

I agree with PP. I can't stand the smell of smoke in clothes etc, and I think it's harmful.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-28-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By familycastle
I am due with dd #2 in late Sept. I will start...

I am due with dd #2 in late Sept. I will start BHSc Nursing in Jan 2014 and be done April 2017. My placements won't begin until Sept 2014. It's nice to hear other mama's experiences!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By familycastle
When I am sleep deprived or overheated through...

When I am sleep deprived or overheated through the night I get scary, vivid dreams. I also experience the paralysis feeling. I often dream about a strange version of the day's events. Once I am...
Forum: Family Planning   06-24-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,267
Posted By familycastle
I have a 6 yo dd. I had Copper T for 2 years...

I have a 6 yo dd. I had Copper T for 2 years then pulled it out myself, but did not get pregnant in the few cycles I had before getting another IUD put in. I felt I needed a break from the IUD. We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By familycastle
At my wedding there was a bouncy castle for the...

At my wedding there was a bouncy castle for the kids and one of the boys was bullying the other kids by not letting them on. My Aunty J (a long time teacher) went up to the boy, asked his name, then...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By familycastle
These links seem to work. I do want to point out...

These links seem to work. I do want to point out that although maternal stress can influence the developing fetus' methylation, it usually occurs under prolonged exposure to stress. I have an...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By familycastle
Let me try...

Let me try again....http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19876832 and http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0039791.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-10-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By familycastle
I think a little stress is normal and even...

I think a little stress is normal and even healthy, but I did just write a paper on how maternal stress can influence the baby's development. Here's one...
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