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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-03-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By amyable
You're not a failure! I'm a mom of 5, a...

You're not a failure! I'm a mom of 5, a homeschooler AND a former speech language pathologist so that is my official stance, LOL.   You are right, a LOT of growth can and usually does occur in two...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-24-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 570
Posted By amyable
I met him one weekend at a friend's 21st...

I met him one weekend at a friend's 21st birthday party at her university, came home that Sunday and told my parents I met the man I'm going to marry.

But it was probably 6 months before he/we...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By amyable
I found it much harder to be a SAHM to one or...

I found it much harder to be a SAHM to one or two, but I like it much better now (with 5). Our first two are almost exactly two years apart, then a 3.5 year gap, then two years and a bit between...
Forum: Spirituality   12-31-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By amyable
Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 here, I *get*...

Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 here, I *get* what you are saying! I've heard it said that Catholic-bashing is the only "acceptable" intolerance these days. I try to remember that even Jesus was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-29-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By amyable
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

That's great. I try to remember that money isn't everything - since I'm giving the things to charity, I figure those people need the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-16-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By amyable
Definitely! Anytime I've weaned or the baby has...

Definitely! Anytime I've weaned or the baby has cut significantly down on nursing, I've noticed an increase in my "hormonal" feelings - depression and anxiety. Everything in my life just seems so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By amyable
At least for one of our children, turning the...

At least for one of our children, turning the chair sideways has stopped her chair tipping. Without the back to lean against, she can't get the "umph" to get the legs off the ground. It also gives...
Forum: Allergies   05-27-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By amyable
DD #1 - ana to peanuts, allergic to eggs,...

DD #1 - ana to peanuts, allergic to eggs, intolerant of tomatoes, has occasional eczema (brought on by tomatoes and something else we can't figure out). This dd also has alopecia.

DD #2 -...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By amyable
Here is a list of all the blogs on the Well...

Here is a list of all the blogs on the Well Trained Mind Webring:

WTM blogs (http://alt-webring.com/cgi-bin/list.pl?ringid=HIVEMIND)

My blog is on there but we're not really doing the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-23-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By amyable
I love love love our laundry chute!...

I love love love our laundry chute! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: Zip! Downstairs goes all the laundry right into the laundry basket near the washer dryer.

I love that...
Forum: Women's Health   03-18-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By amyable
My dd (now 11) was diagnosed with alopecia at...

My dd (now 11) was diagnosed with alopecia at age 5. Honestly, I think that is a good age to get it if you are going to - my dd doesn't really remember life any different! I think it would be much...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-16-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By amyable
20 items of clothing and 7 manuals/books we no...

20 items of clothing and 7 manuals/books we no longer need. Or was it 17 things of clothes and 10 books? I can't remember, LOL. Anyway, it was 27 things total. My flylady roots are showing.
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-26-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,364
Posted By amyable
Another laundry chute lover here, LOL. But it's...

Another laundry chute lover here, LOL. But it's necessary in this small house with many kids - there's no ROOM for a hamper or two upstairs in the bathrooms/bedrooms. We have one hamper that sits...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-25-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By amyable
Looks great! What a wonderful idea when fou need...

Looks great! What a wonderful idea when fou need a temporary solution. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By amyable
I second or third the trial of an all-out...

I second or third the trial of an all-out elimination diet. It *is* hard, no doubt about it - I've done it for each child and some of them more than once. What really helps is to plan out in advance...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-07-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By amyable
We love our family closet (probably just because...

We love our family closet (probably just because I'm lazy, LOL). It's not the greatest picture, but here's what we do:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...e/100_5032.jpg...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,414
Posted By amyable
My brother was a reporter (sports) for a state...

My brother was a reporter (sports) for a state wide newspaper for 20+ years. About 9 months ago they let go about half of the people in his division including him (I think it was at least 10+...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-29-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By amyable
It's 2 AM and I'm up posting this on MDC, does...

It's 2 AM and I'm up posting this on MDC, does that tell you anything? LOL

Yes, just turned 9 months here, and I'm crying with exhaustion. For the fifth time. I know they are worth every minute...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-28-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By amyable
whoops, double posted...

whoops, double posted http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-28-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By amyable
Quote: Originally Posted by monkey's mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey's mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11573599)
I guess I try to consider how hard it is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-28-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By amyable
I could never get the suction cupped kind to...

I could never get the suction cupped kind to stay on right. I've always wanted one of these

over the tub toy bin (http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534087)

but right...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-28-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By amyable
Quote: Originally Posted by monkeyscience...

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeyscience http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11172600)
When I try to clean, it's like I get...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-28-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By amyable
Can we talk more about living simply - being a...

Can we talk more about living simply - being a minimalist yourself, and how that relates to what you want your family/children to do?

I personally feel that my dh and I are the "leaders" in our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-26-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By amyable
I understand! Usually my heads in the clouds and...

I understand! Usually my heads in the clouds and I've walked away before I've realized I've done something like that - then I see and hate to have to make the effort when I just should have known to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-25-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By amyable
Quote: Originally Posted by rachelagain...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachelagain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11546126)
Wow-- I would love to do that. I don't...
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