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Forum: Learning at School   04-05-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By parsley
We have this problem (to a lesser degree as the...

We have this problem (to a lesser degree as the school doesn't allow chapstick but the teacher isn't focused on the issue).  Our solution is to give DD a sample tube of lanisoh that she keeps in her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By parsley
There's lots of good advice here already.  My...

There's lots of good advice here already.  My situation is very similar to yours, Mommydesi.  My DD1 just turned 5 and we've spent a lot of time reframing comments about shyness, helping her learn...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By parsley
Once I stopped expecting DD1 to follow a routine...

Once I stopped expecting DD1 to follow a routine or sleep on her own or do anything that any book suggested (other than Dr. Sears small section on High Needs babies that I read over and over and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By parsley
My almost 5 yo is as high strung and headstrong...

My almost 5 yo is as high strung and headstrong as they come (as is her mama).  Embracing positive discipline, family rules based on family meetings, and her need to be in control, I came up with a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By parsley
We make cake-y pumpkin cookies using this recipe...

We make cake-y pumpkin cookies using this recipe as a base and then doubling the pumpkin and spices. 
 
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-duran/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By parsley
We find endless fun with our homemade water...

We find endless fun with our homemade water table.  We use a large storage box that once held baby blankets as our water table.  When we are looking for some semi-structured indoor fun we can do one...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-26-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By parsley
Hi Gen24-- I don't mind answering your questions...

Hi Gen24-- I don't mind answering your questions at all!  I remember too well how scared I was one year ago and how desperate I felt for any and all info. 
 
So, I had a c-section with my first...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By parsley
We let the baby (11 months old) have a few sips...

We let the baby (11 months old) have a few sips of water for fun (she loves it!) but I don't think a breastfed baby needs any liquid in addition to breastmilk.  She eats anything and everything but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By parsley
My babe (11 months old) LOVES beans.  And, she...

My babe (11 months old) LOVES beans.  And, she prefers food that tastes like food... so she's had refried beans several times and has rejected blandly cooked pinto beans in favor of the full flavor...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-24-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By parsley
Hi Gen24 - I know you posted this quite awhile...

Hi Gen24 - I know you posted this quite awhile ago but I haven't been logged in and I just saw it.  Not sure if you'll come back through to see this but in case... thought I'd share the bare bones...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 192
Posted By parsley
I haven't done it with kids but I definitely...

I haven't done it with kids but I definitely preferred it to flying when I lived on the eastern seaboard.  I liked that I could get up and move around, there was more room, there was a cafe car to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By parsley
We're dealing with basically the same thing...

We're dealing with basically the same thing around here (though my DD is 5 days a week at school and has always been a terrible sleeper).  And, I've definitely been worrying about this!  The one...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,398
Posted By parsley
I would add affordable cultural events/venues...

I would add affordable cultural events/venues where children can comfortably attend (concerts in parks, museums with children's programs that are affordable, etc...)  Not about the physical...
Forum: Women's Health   07-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,696
Posted By parsley
I am also awaiting a response.

I am also awaiting a response.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,770
Posted By parsley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By parsley
Thanks for the idea.  I was worried that maybe...

Thanks for the idea.  I was worried that maybe the pump wasn't going to work right since I hadn't been using it much with this babe.  Fortunately, I pumped a few other times since then and it's been...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-02-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By parsley
Thanks a lot for the info.  I think your...

Thanks a lot for the info.  I think your explanation for viral/bacterial makes a lot of sense!  I always thought pink eye was only bacterial.  I started using breastmilk yesterday right after my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,770
Posted By parsley
I have a four year old daughter who hates when...

I have a four year old daughter who hates when people come and interrupt what she's doing.  She is typically really concentrating on whatever she's doing and is not willing or able to break off and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-01-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By parsley
Does anyone have any experience of information...

Does anyone have any experience of information on treating an eye infection (pink eye) solely with breastmilk?  I've used that approach with DD1 for a few days one time and then ended up using rx...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 415
Posted By parsley
Ha.  I was totally joking!   Sorry for the...

Ha.  I was totally joking!
 
Sorry for the false alarm.  I have a grandmother who is always insisting that once I'm done having kids I need to get a hysterectomy (that's what she did) and it just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 529
Posted By parsley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356775/ding-dongs-are-gross/20#post_17029189)

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Forum: Parenting   06-29-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,852
Posted By parsley
I was really bothered by the premise of this...

I was really bothered by the premise of this article.  It starts by setting up one single example of a child's behavior in one setting and then offers some counter examples of other children's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 415
Posted By parsley
Me too!  I have a 5 month old and every day I...

Me too!  I have a 5 month old and every day I think of another reason I'm glad to not be pregnant anymore (it was a really scary pregnancy).  I'm happy to see my stomach going in instead of out,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 529
Posted By parsley
I've never even had a twinkle or ding dong......

I've never even had a twinkle or ding dong... but I have a serious weakness for fake cheese. For our vacation next week I agreed to buy a tub of cheese balls. I would eat those dipped in fake cheese...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-27-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By parsley
Why not offer them some avocado (cut into tiny...

Why not offer them some avocado (cut into tiny bites) and see if they like it?  Might turn out that they are really ready and eager.  If not, then wait awhile... 
 
I've had two tiny babes (off...
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