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Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
The PICC line was a godsend, because my veins...

The PICC line was a godsend, because my veins are just shot.  The insertion was not bad at all - some pressure, but it wasn't painful.  I could shower, but I have to cover it with a waterproof...
Forum: Parenting   08-18-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,575
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
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Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326295/does-your-8-year-old#post_16613131)

 
Get food...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,494
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
We also have a $500 per person/$1000 family...

We also have a $500 per person/$1000 family deductible plan.  How it works is that the first two people who "get" to $500 meet the family deductible.  If additional family members have contributed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,108
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I got new rings a few years ago when my dh...

I got new rings a few years ago when my dh realized that I really didn't like yellow gold.  It was kind of funny - he had taken me to buy me earrings for Valentine's Day and wanted me to pick them...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,977
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
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Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,422
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
My ex was never directly jailed, but he did have...

My ex was never directly jailed, but he did have his driver's license suspended for non-payment of support.  A few months later, he was pulled over for speeding, the officer saw that he was driving...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-30-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 440
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
If we are actually attending the party, I make...

If we are actually attending the party, I make up a "college survival kit" that has some laundry detergent, a laundry bag, first aid kit, a few rolls of quarters, some unbreakable dishes and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-22-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
My son is night weaned, and I can't seem to...

My son is night weaned, and I can't seem to really settle into a good sleep until he wakes for the first time and comes into bed with me.  In fact, there have been nights that I'm ready to sleep,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-22-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,926
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
My basis on the fire safety issue was based on a...

My basis on the fire safety issue was based on a former neighbor, who turned her child's doorknob around so she could lock the door from the outside.  I know for ME, if I'm already in a little bit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,926
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I have an almost 2 year old (and 4 other older...

I have an almost 2 year old (and 4 other older children).  While the youngest is not in toddler bed yet, we used a tall walk thru gate at their doors with the others.  We put it in the frame in a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
At 7, she is able to understand your reasoning...

At 7, she is able to understand your reasoning for not wanting to lay with her for 2 hours each night, and she is also old enough to establish new habits with a little help.  After talking with her,...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,730
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-19-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,345
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
Okay, I just lurk here, because we are still...

Okay, I just lurk here, because we are still undecided on adoption for our family, so maybe my opinion doesn't matter.  But I really fail to see how stating a preference for a certain gender (race,...
Forum: Parenting   05-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,730
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
We do allow toy guns - water, Nerf type - in our...

We do allow toy guns - water, Nerf type - in our home.  We do not currently own any firearms, and I'm not sure that we will any time soon.  I was raised around guns, and my dh just retired from the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I just moved back to the mainland after living...

I just moved back to the mainland after living on Oahu for 5 years.....I miss it terribly.  If my dh and I had an opportunity to go back, we'd take it in a heartbeat.
 
Yes, it is expensive.  Gas...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-15-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I had 4 unmedicated, not induced labors, and...

I had 4 unmedicated, not induced labors, and then my last baby was induced for HELLP.  My platelets were so low that I couldn't have an epidural.  It was honestly the worst pain I've ever been in,...
Forum: Parenting   05-15-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I think it's very typical.  I remember doing...

I think it's very typical.  I remember doing this as a girl - in fact, I still do it now!  I love to re-read books that I loved.  I know that all 3 of my girls do it too, as does my son.
 
As she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
My 23 mo DS goes through phases where he...

My 23 mo DS goes through phases where he screeches/screams more than usual.  It often seems to happen right before a growth or development spurt.  It is SO frustrating to me - I don't have a lot of...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
JAG will be able to advise you, but they will...

JAG will be able to advise you, but they will not be able to represent you.  You will need to get a civilian attorney - and you can do this in Kansas, once you get back from Iraq, it doesn't have to...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I was perusing Mother's Day cards the other day,...

I was perusing Mother's Day cards the other day, and wondering why they don't make ones that say, "Thanks for giving me life, but that's about it."
 
I'm in the generic Happy Mother's Day card...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-07-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,565
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
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Quote:Originally Posted by clutterwarrior http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
I have a son that is almost 10, and we've been...

I have a son that is almost 10, and we've been hearing that a lot lately.  I finally had to sit him down one day and talk to him about all the things that people do every day that they really don't...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,677
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
None of the 5 are on the list.  We tried to...

None of the 5 are on the list.  We tried to choose names that were not trendy, but not so unusual that the kids didn't blend in.  We also wanted names that would grow with the kids - we also used...
Forum: Homebirth   05-04-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,121
Posted By FiveLittleMonkeys
Having run the gamut in my birth experiences...

Having run the gamut in my birth experiences from FSBC to bad military hospital birth to HB with a CPM (although she didn't quite make it in time) to a horrendous hospital birth after serious...
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