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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,025
Posted By storychick
I have gotten into Chadwick's lately, I am...

I have gotten into Chadwick's lately, I am surprised no one has mentioned them yet. They have a little too much polyester for my taste but if you choose carefully they have nice cottons that have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,208
Posted By storychick
We lived in Montreal for a few years, and what I...

We lived in Montreal for a few years, and what I miss most (besides local restaurants) is Liberty Walnut-and-Plum yogurt. My DH has to go to Vancouver occasionally for business and he always brings...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By storychick
We have a propane-fueled generator, that we got...

We have a propane-fueled generator, that we got after a major windstorm in our area knocked out power for 10 days for some people (thank goodness not us) and we realized that gas stations were also...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By storychick
My oldest was the same, asking question after...

My oldest was the same, asking question after question. We told him honestly the answers to the questions as he asked them, which made it all the way to "and how long does the man have to put his...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,702
Posted By storychick
I would be very concerned. Water poisoning is...

I would be very concerned. Water poisoning is very possible in newborns, not to mention all the necessary nutrition that isn't getting into the baby. Can you visit and see for yourself that it is in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By storychick
I struggle, too -- my own issues interfere in my...

I struggle, too -- my own issues interfere in my parenting (well, life in general lol) as well. My son is now at a place where he is relatively stable and doing well, so I am taking the lull to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,337
Posted By storychick
My DD wanted longer hair, as well, but I told...

My DD wanted longer hair, as well, but I told her that in order to have long hair she would have to take care of it (or allow me to)... which meant twice daily brushing/detangling, and it would take...
Forum: Homebirth   08-10-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,055
Posted By storychick
My ped likes to see homebirth babies around 10...

My ped likes to see homebirth babies around 10 days old, assuming you have midwives doing exams in the meantime. She recommended that I leave the PKU to my MW, though, because they do more of them...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By storychick
He reminds me of my TS kid, too...

He reminds me of my TS kid, too http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif something about the way he talks and the blinking/looking away thing he does as well as his general...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,340
Posted By storychick
I did each of the kid's room when they were...

I did each of the kid's room when they were around 18 months or 2, with the idea that the color scheme and duvet covers etc would last until they were in their early teens and might want something...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-30-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By storychick
Mine is 8 and dx Tourette's, ADHD, SID -- he's...

Mine is 8 and dx Tourette's, ADHD, SID -- he's kind of mystery child, too, though -- there is clearly more going on we haven't labeled yet, though we think we have ruled out Asperger's.

Anyway,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By storychick
I'd be concerned about how old it is -- even if...

I'd be concerned about how old it is -- even if its in a deep freeze, it is more than a year old. Would you eat meat that had been frozen so long? Freezing only retards bacterial growth, it doesn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-23-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By storychick
I am not sure what to say mama, but didn't want...

I am not sure what to say mama, but didn't want to read and not respond. What does her therapist say? Can you document this incident with them, so that you have a record that could be used later if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By storychick
The Tourette Syndrome Association website has...

The Tourette Syndrome Association website has great materials to download/purchase that can help with your discussion. I haven't yet felt the need to go in and educate my son's classmates (he'll be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By storychick
I give it about 20 minutes before we start the...

I give it about 20 minutes before we start the (rather short) bedtime routine for my toddler, so about 30 min before I want her asleep. It seems to take that long to affect her, then doing the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By storychick
My 2 1/2 yo takes 1/4 mg generally or 1/2 if she...

My 2 1/2 yo takes 1/4 mg generally or 1/2 if she has taken a long nap during the day, my 8 year old takes 1 mg.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By storychick
I think that there are so many things that could...

I think that there are so many things that could possibly cause intense tantrums that focusing on ADHD doesn't really do you any good! At 18 mos, I would just try to focus on preventing tantrums and...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By storychick
I gave my 8 year old Its Perfectly Normal --...

I gave my 8 year old Its Perfectly Normal -- just left it on his bed. Its pretty in-depth, so that may not be the book you want to choose (it goes into birth control, etc as well as body changes...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,937
Posted By storychick
Both my homebirths definitely were -- I hate...

Both my homebirths definitely were -- I hate pushing, so I didn't. lol My body got them out anyway.

My first I don't know how to define it -- my body was definitely involuntarily pushing, like in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By storychick
Yes, inside too. I haven't noticed any swelling....

Yes, inside too. I haven't noticed any swelling.

I'm surprised I haven't seen that Mystery Diagnosis. I love that show....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By storychick
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Parenting   05-26-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By storychick
My DS is very similar -- those rages always...

My DS is very similar -- those rages always knock me for a loop for a few days. I hate it. Be kind to yourself mama. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs

And yes, you are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By storychick
If she already tends to sluggish the guanfacine...

If she already tends to sluggish the guanfacine may not be the best choice -- its definitely sedating. Which in my son's case is a good thing! lol but maybe not for her? Worth checking into, though...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By storychick
Hey, I just responded to your ADHD med post --...

Hey, I just responded to your ADHD med post -- the guanfacine my son is on also treats his tics. He still has a few, but the vocal tics have almost entirely disappeared and the physical tics are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By storychick
My 8 yo DS is on guanfacine -- its an older...

My 8 yo DS is on guanfacine -- its an older (cheaper, generic!) med, a blood pressure med, rather than a stimulant (which he can't take because he also has a tic disorder). Its done wonders for him...
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