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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-03-2013, 05:30 PM
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Views: 10,938
Posted By jennybear
Random thoughts:   --I work part-time (2-3...

Random thoughts:
 
--I work part-time (2-3 days/week) and have gotten judgment from both sides. Some of the "I can't believe you can leave your kids all day!" variety and some of the "wow, I can't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-02-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,938
Posted By jennybear
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skinnyloveBC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-16-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By jennybear
I have two girls, Lucy (almost 4) and Ella...

I have two girls, Lucy (almost 4) and Ella (almost 6 months). After Lu I went back three days/week when she was six months old and did that for a year before essentially moving back full time. I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By jennybear
**waves to group** I read here because I...

**waves to group**

I read here because I work part-time and I feel like I share issues, joys and challenges with both working moms and moms who stay with their kiddos.

I understand not wanting...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-21-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By jennybear
38 weeks is still early--baby can definitely...

38 weeks is still early--baby can definitely benefit from some extra cooking time. I'm 39 weeks so I get how it feels at the end, but try and trust that baby knows best :-)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-17-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By jennybear
My concern would be GD. I would probably want to...

My concern would be GD. I would probably want to rule that out.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-28-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By jennybear
Personally, I feel like light drinking after the...

Personally, I feel like light drinking after the first trimester (say, no more than a glass of wine/week) is very unlikely to cause any issues. Unfortunately, wine and beer just do not appeal to me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-17-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By jennybear
Congrats!   From 5-ish months on, DD slept...

Congrats!
 
From 5-ish months on, DD slept MUCH better in her crib. I know co-sleeping works fabulously for some families, but every baby is different and I am glad you found what worked for you!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-14-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,438
Posted By jennybear
17 weeks with my first. It was all day sickness...

17 weeks with my first. It was all day sickness until then even on Zofran.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-21-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By jennybear
I quit pumping at a year (she drank cow's milk...

I quit pumping at a year (she drank cow's milk during work days) and nursed until 18 months. Both transitions went very smoothly for us.
 
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,845
Posted By jennybear
I would encourage you to parent from an...

I would encourage you to parent from an intuitive place once your baby is here. I am a reader/researcher too, but was surprised by how naturally a lot of things came.

Before DD arrived, I was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-24-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By jennybear
What time does she get up in the morning?  ...

What time does she get up in the morning? 

I would try getting her up at 7-ish, putting her down for a nap around 1 and getting her into bed by 8pm. If she's sleeping in, that could really be...
Forum: Parenting   12-04-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,353
Posted By jennybear
DD (almost 2) gets a bath virtually every night,...

DD (almost 2) gets a bath virtually every night, and that includes washing her hair (occasionally we will skip if we're out later than usual).
 
She goes to daycare and they do a ton of sensory...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-17-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,037
Posted By jennybear
Is she getting plenty of outdoor, run around...

Is she getting plenty of outdoor, run around time? Two year olds often NEED to be very physical to burn that energy. If they don't get it, that energy comes out in screaming and tantrums.

How is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-13-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By jennybear
I was gifted as a child and have also struggled...

I was gifted as a child and have also struggled with OCD. I experienced very similar worries at that age (for example, I was always stressed about developing a cavity LOL) but it wasn't until I was...
Forum: Homebirth   11-12-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,639
Posted By jennybear
DD was a hospital birth and I had an episiotomy....

DD was a hospital birth and I had an episiotomy. I think I used ice for 2-3 days and it really helped.
 
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By jennybear
How do you define "spirited"? DD (will be 2 in...

How do you define "spirited"? DD (will be 2 in December) is definitely spunky and opinionated, but I think that may just be the age. Today we were in a bookstore and she was running around and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-20-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By jennybear
Disclosure: I work (part-time) out of the home,...

Disclosure: I work (part-time) out of the home, so I hope my thoughts are welcome here. :-)
 
My advice is to simply not explain or justify. The more you defend your choices, the more right people...
Forum: Homebirth   10-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By jennybear
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by travelmumma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332824/high-risk-for-emotional-reasons#post_16701510)
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By jennybear
It's pretty common for toddlers to move to one...

It's pretty common for toddlers to move to one nap around a year old. That doesn't mean that the transition is painless, though.
 
I would try moving him to one nap following lunch and then moving...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-14-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By jennybear
Mon-Fri 9-3:30. I am very happy with my hours. I...

Mon-Fri 9-3:30. I am very happy with my hours. I used to work three days/week from 8-5:30 and much prefer the shorter days. DD will be two in December so still goes to bed really early (7pm) and I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By jennybear
I try to be playful and give DD choices (she's...

I try to be playful and give DD choices (she's going to be 2 in December) when appropriate, but I work full time outside the home so there is no option to take 90 minutes to get dressed. Sometimes I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By jennybear
I see that as really normal (even desirable)...

I see that as really normal (even desirable) toddler behavior, not her being a spirited child. My DD is pretty easy (she's 20 months) and is totally into exploring, running around, etc. It's how...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,840
Posted By jennybear
I certainly think there are things parents can...

I certainly think there are things parents can do to compound anxiety (separation or otherwise), but I wouldn't say it's the root cause of most.
 
I had a very hard time being away from my mom...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By jennybear
He's a year?   Right after DD turned 1, it...

He's a year?
 
Right after DD turned 1, it was like a light switched on and all of a sudden she couldn't get enough books. Now, at 19 months, it's all "Book! Read! Book! Read!", which is great,...
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