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Forum: Natural Body Care   06-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,850
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I have signed up for the Newsletter, am...

I have signed up for the Newsletter, am following Lunapads on Twitter and/or Facebook, and am ready to take the Lunapads  Challenge!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I was thinking the same as Beebalmmama. Most...

I was thinking the same as Beebalmmama. Most elementary schools in my area have fenced play yards. Of course this won't work when the kids are in school...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,857
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Both are done! My son has a really cheap...

Both are done! My son has a really cheap mattress- would love to win this!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-26-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,449
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
We've had our son in the toddler bed for about a...

We've had our son in the toddler bed for about a month now and it works great! He still sleeps in our bed after his first few hours, but he naps in there too. I like that he can get out when he...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-25-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 8,593
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
95%!!

95%!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid are the...

Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid are the best ones for holding my son's (18mo) attention. Both are on PBS, but are available through Netflix streaming or regular. Both contain solid science...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-17-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
My son is 18 mo. I work full time as a teacher,...

My son is 18 mo. I work full time as a teacher, and I pump anywhere from 2-5 oz/day. It is really hard to always pump, and I'm wondering if I need to continue. I know my son drinks the milk I pump...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-17-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Thank you for all the info in this thread! I...

Thank you for all the info in this thread! I have a business trip in a few months (2 maybe 3 nights), and I've been wondering if I need to try to do a little weaning before leaving. My son will be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Yes, this sounds normal (at least normal as...

Yes, this sounds normal (at least normal as defined by me!). My 18 mo nurses constantly when I'm at home. I work full time, and I know he doesn't sip on a bottle all day at his school- so it must...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Thank you for this thread. Our 18mo hates...

Thank you for this thread. Our 18mo hates getting his teeth brushed and we totally slack on doing it. I didn't realize such little kids could need dental surgery- this is the scare I need to get...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-12-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,281
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I liked Bella Luna Toys on FB too!!

I liked Bella Luna Toys on FB too!!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Thanks! We go to East Interstate, so she sounds...

Thanks! We go to East Interstate, so she sounds perfect!! I don't know what CHP is, so I'm guessing that is not what I have? I have my insurance through the school district, and we get even less...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-12-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
This is totally normal! My almost 18mo still...

This is totally normal! My almost 18mo still wakes 2-4X/night! I think some people luck out with kids who truly sleep through the night early, and some people (esp those who don't co-sleep) maybe...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-12-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I'll join! Our son is almost 1 1/2 years old. We...

I'll join! Our son is almost 1 1/2 years old. We did a little EC when he was younger, and that worked great. He is at a toddler day care where almost all the kids that can walk are starting to potty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Our son stopped wanting to sit in his high chair...

Our son stopped wanting to sit in his high chair around 14 months. We now just eat at his play table (this is easy with 1 kid!). He sits in his little chair and my husband and I sit on cushions at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I will try these out!! I mixed it into a...

I will try these out!! I mixed it into a full-fat, full-sugar milkshake today... best time so far!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
My son has to take 10 ml of bubble gum flavored...

My son has to take 10 ml of bubble gum flavored antibiotics (yes, they are actually necessary for his infection) and he hates it. Here's what we've tried so far:
 
-mixing with juice
-mixing with...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-05-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Good guess! My family has a house on Samish, and...

Good guess! My family has a house on Samish, and this is the first babe in awhile in our family so I am grateful for the links! Skagit ideas are great too - I figured there was more happening in...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-05-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
For most of the time we will be on an "island"...

For most of the time we will be on an "island" that you can drive onto... part of the time we'll be on a need-a-ferry island. My sis lives in B-ham so I know we'll be up there quite a bit....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-03-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I agree with cutting back on errand running. I...

I agree with cutting back on errand running. I shop online waaaay more- including occasionally ordering groceries online and having them delivered Saturday morning and doing the subscription feature...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-03-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
It looks like some our kids went yesterday! We...

It looks like some our kids went yesterday! We have 25% foster kids and almost 100% free/reduced lunch at our school- I'm betting this was very special to them. Thank your daughter for me!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Kids at this age stop eating when they're full!...

Kids at this age stop eating when they're full! This is why you shouldn't force feed kids and it is also why you don't need to worry about how much they're eating. Does your daughter still BF or...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
Phil and Ted's MeToo chair has worked really...

Phil and Ted's MeToo chair has worked really well for our family! 
Phil 
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-02-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gretchen_PDX
I like this: "Unless your mom is offerring to...

I like this: "Unless your mom is offerring to help you with cleaning and laundry, I don't think she gets a say as to how you spend your time." Yes, as a single mom, I'm sure you could use more help!...
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