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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,108
Posted By noobmom
The OP's title clearly says, "A vent about the...

The OP's title clearly says, "A vent about the IL's and Santa". Why are people jumping all over her--it's a vent.
 
Anyway, I feel for you. We don't do Santa either. Last Christmas I repeatedly...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By noobmom
If you have the funds, I would buy a Scenera for...

If you have the funds, I would buy a Scenera for the baby and a Safe Rider Travel Vest for your older daughter. You can pack the vest in your luggage. Then you would only lug the Scenera onboard and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,395
Posted By noobmom
I'm surprised at all the people who voted...

I'm surprised at all the people who voted homemaker.

I check that box if that's the only option on a form, but when asked, I always say SAHM.

I would be (and did) cook, clean, and generally...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-02-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,137
Posted By noobmom
My oldest is only 4, so take this for what it's...

My oldest is only 4, so take this for what it's worth...

If I was BFing, definitely the first year. I'm not able to pump and store easily (lipase issue).

I'd be tempted to say the second year...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-30-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
  Poll: Take-out
Views: 1,092
Posted By noobmom
As a family, we get take-out/fast food about 2-3...

As a family, we get take-out/fast food about 2-3 times a week. However, if you count my husband's lunches, it goes to probably almost every day.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-17-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,466
Posted By noobmom
Which 1/4 of the beef are you getting? Are...

Which 1/4 of the beef are you getting?

Are you getting a front or hindquarter or are you getting 1/4 of the of the total animal? That makes a huge difference because different cuts are cut from...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By noobmom
I'd drink unsweetened iced tea. Doesn't get more...

I'd drink unsweetened iced tea. Doesn't get more natural than that.
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-12-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By noobmom
I had a pretty good day today. I did the grocery...

I had a pretty good day today. I did the grocery shopping, cleaned the toilets/sinks/mirrors in the bathrooms, cooked dinner, and scrubbed out the kitchen sink. DH pitched in and vacuumed half the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-11-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,676
Posted By noobmom
Oh, that sounds so awful! I honestly can't...

Oh, that sounds so awful!

I honestly can't get over the fact that your MIL was unable to reach you. Really? Have you changed phone numbers recently? How is it possible that she doesn't have your...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,611
Posted By noobmom
DH was an only and I was one of 3. He had a...

DH was an only and I was one of 3. He had a happy childhood (as did I), so naturally, he was happy with just 1 child whereas I always thought I wanted at least 2, if not 3.

We were very happy...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-07-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By noobmom
My new way of making gravy is in the blender. I...

My new way of making gravy is in the blender. I roast my chicken with carrots, celery, and onion in the pan. While the bird is roast, I simmer the gizzards with some water to make a stock. I take...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By noobmom
I've made these a few times, they're healthy...

I've made these a few times, they're healthy enough that I don't feel like I need to restrict my DS's consumption:

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/health...es/Detail.aspx...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-07-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By noobmom
I never used to use any, but recently I've been...

I never used to use any, but recently I've been giving vitamin D (Carlson's drops) and powdered probiotics (Udo's Choice Infant).
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,706
Posted By noobmom
I make my chili differently than the most. I...

I make my chili differently than the most. I just roast (in the oven) a ton of fresh chilis--several pounds--mostly poblanos, but also some jalapeños and serranos. Whatever, really. I deseed and...
Forum: Babywearing   10-03-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By noobmom
Sleeping Baby Productions sometimes has in-stock...

Sleeping Baby Productions sometimes has in-stock ring slings in the $20-25 range, although I don't see any on Jan's website right now. Here's the link anyway, maybe you can try to email her and ask:...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,526
Posted By noobmom
I'm far, far from perfect, but what I've noticed...

I'm far, far from perfect, but what I've noticed on my good days:

1) I give my kids enough of the type of attention they want (one-on-one talking, playing, etc. Not telling them what to do)....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-21-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By noobmom
Quote: Originally Posted by odenata...

Quote:
Originally Posted by odenata http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15868195)
At 2 1/2, my dd was playing store with her...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-13-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,906
Posted By noobmom
I was never able to put my first child to sleep...

I was never able to put my first child to sleep while he was awake. He was a major comfort nurser and that's the way he preferred to sleep. My second child was a little more willing to sleep without...
Forum: Women's Health   09-08-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By noobmom
I hope all the babies get well soon....

I hope all the babies get well soon. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

To me it seems more likely that the babies got it from their environments (it can be in dirt...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By noobmom
You can get Sophie cheaper on Amazon sometimes....

You can get Sophie cheaper on Amazon sometimes. She's $17 now, but I got her when she was under $15.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By noobmom
I don't let my kids eat grass or dirt. They're...

I don't let my kids eat grass or dirt. They're healthy LOL. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif I would let them eat clover since that's an edible.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By noobmom
I fed DD cubes of avocado or sweet potato. She...

I fed DD cubes of avocado or sweet potato. She did fine with it. You could also make sweet potato fries (baked in the oven with some EVOO).

Mostly I just feed her whatever we're having in small...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By noobmom
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15813166)
My dd seems to pick up on what people like....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,808
Posted By noobmom
Do you have a food processor? I don't see how a...

Do you have a food processor? I don't see how a Kitchen Aid could chop the peanuts, unless the food grinder might work?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By noobmom
I'm in a similar situation, although our drive...

I'm in a similar situation, although our drive is only 5 minutes, DS is so hungry that he can't wait for me to cook once we get home.

On days we have a hot lunch, I prepare it at home before I...
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