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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,711
Posted By JSerene
I just wanted to add that you need to go to a...

I just wanted to add that you need to go to a clinic and get a diagnostic ultrasound, not a 3d ultrasound that is done just for fun. Good luck.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-04-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By JSerene
There are two things in your story that would...

There are two things in your story that would make me strongly consider a c-section. 1. Your pelvis does not change size. 2. 8 lbs is an average size baby and there's no reason to think the next...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By JSerene
My dd is 7 and new to reading on her own. She...

My dd is 7 and new to reading on her own. She loved the Ivy & Bean series by Annie Barros. I second all the Ramona Quimby books and another called Socks by B. Cleary. The latest book she loved loved...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By JSerene
Just piping in to say we love history at our...

Just piping in to say we love history at our house, it's worth the expense if you can swing it.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,893
Posted By JSerene
First of my, my best of luck to you. No two...

First of my, my best of luck to you. No two situations are the same, but you asked for perspective, so I'll give you mine.
 
I was in your situation when my dd was a baby. I kept going back to the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-01-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By JSerene
I recommend Dr. Bess Gold with Pediatric...

I recommend Dr. Bess Gold with Pediatric Services, P.A. in St. Louis Park
www.pspa.md (http://www.pspa.md)
 
First and foremost she is a good doctor. Second, she is respectful. She does not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-12-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By JSerene
We were also in that situation. Her school...

We were also in that situation. Her school wouldn't even keep giving the services she needed (we wanted to come in just for speech, etc. and they wouldn't do it - it was either kindergarten or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-12-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By JSerene
Bump. I'd like to know what others would say to...

Bump. I'd like to know what others would say to this as well.
 
My 5 year old does not have a diagnosis, but she is clearly troubled. She talkes about wanting to hurt herself. She talkes about not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-12-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By JSerene
This is scary. Sterile lubricant was also just...

This is scary. Sterile lubricant was also just recalled (think vaginal exams during labor).
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-28-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By JSerene
  The reason holidays go so smooth at our...


The reason holidays go so smooth at our house now is because we've had so many go poorly in the past. It really does get easier with time.



Yes to this. Last year at x-mas, my dd went to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By JSerene
I wonder if you're thinking of the books by...

I wonder if you're thinking of the books by Robie H. Harris.
 
It's Not the Stork: A Book about Grils, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (4&up)
It's So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By JSerene
Have you discovered the Power Pack comics by...

Have you discovered the Power Pack comics by Marc Sumerak? My dd loved them.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By JSerene
My dd is 5 1/2 years old and has eosinophilic...

My dd is 5 1/2 years old and has eosinophilic esophagitis. She has not eaten anything by mouth in 1 year. She understands her diagnosis and as time has gone on is having more difficulty coping with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By JSerene
I'm reading Building Foundations of Scientific...

I'm reading Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: A Science Curriculum for K-2 by Barnard J. Nebel, PhD. and in his introduction he states,

"Much literature describes the inability of...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-23-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By JSerene
We love, love, love Kate Dicamillo: Because of...

We love, love, love Kate Dicamillo:
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Tiger Rising
The Magician's Elephant
The Tale of Despereaux.

The Ivy + Bean books by Annie Barrows were also very good.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By JSerene
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15857007)
Ok, what I would do is approach the other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By JSerene
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15855067)
Sometimes kids experiment with power by...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By JSerene
No, the school doesn't mix up the grades at all....

No, the school doesn't mix up the grades at all.

My dd is 5, but not in kindergarten. I held her back this year, then plan to homeschool. This certainly sets her apart from the other girls.
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-16-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By JSerene
The oral dose is not as effective. You'd have to...

The oral dose is not as effective. You'd have to have a second oral dose at the first check-up a week later.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By JSerene
We were at the playground this week and a group...

We were at the playground this week and a group of kids in 1st grade ran away from my 5 year old dd as she tried to join their group. They separated themselves because they are in first grade and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-03-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By JSerene
Stop giving the formula via bottle and start...

Stop giving the formula via bottle and start giving it using SNS (supplemental nursing system). If the baby won't latch on to the breast because she's used to bottles, have mom use a nipple shield....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By JSerene
Quote: Originally Posted by crazylady...

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazylady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15747643)
So what every time we go to the park or to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By JSerene
On my dd's bad days, we do not have company over...

On my dd's bad days, we do not have company over and we do not go out where there are other people. It just never ends well. I have, on many occasions, gone against this rule and I re-learn my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,294
Posted By JSerene
[QUOTE=One_Girl;15727833]I nursed my dd until...

[QUOTE=One_Girl;15727833]I nursed my dd until she was three and a half and it had nothing to do with being uncomfortable being cuddling my child naked. I don't see it as a sexual thing, I am just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,986
Posted By JSerene
My dd is 5 years old and she is also very hairy....

My dd is 5 years old and she is also very hairy. Comments from other kids haven't come up yet, so I feel for you.

She's gotten comments from family though, and from the pediatrician. At first I...
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