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Forum: C-section Birth   02-27-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
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I've been looking up people's experiences at the...

I've been looking up people's experiences at the only hospital my OB delivers at, and it's not encouraging - they take your baby away after delivery and you see her again between one and three hours...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By KnockedUpButtercup
I have made "put it away" a mantra for myself...

I have made "put it away" a mantra for myself and everyone else in the house.  We have the donation bag by the door, we routinely edit posessions, so the number one source of clutter stems from...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
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Does anyone have any good tips or suggestions...

Does anyone have any good tips or suggestions for facilitating a good nursing relationship after a c-section?  I've had two already, and nursing went well after the first one and poorly after the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
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Just call or e-mail them.  I have a fairly...

Just call or e-mail them.  I have a fairly unassuming policy with Aetna through my school district and I e-mailed them through the "contact us" link on their website.  They sent me a couple of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By KnockedUpButtercup
Hmmm...hadn't thought about a strangulation...

Hmmm...hadn't thought about a strangulation issue.
 
I want whatever sleeper I get to be in the middle because I'm having a c-section and I'm going to need the outside edge of the bed for myself....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
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Hey, I found a similar version of the list...

Hey, I found a similar version of the list another momma posted so long ago!!  The "Other" section is particularly hysterical.  Anyway, this list (or one very similar) made my DS2, then aged 9, feel...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
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I used to have an issue with toiletries -...

I used to have an issue with toiletries - especially things that "weren't working out."  I didn't want to just toss them because it seemed wasteful, yet I didn't want to keep using them, but storing...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
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I'm 43 and expecting #3 in March - it's been a...

I'm 43 and expecting #3 in March - it's been a while, though.  By the time she's born, my older kids will be 24 and 18.  
 
Holly
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
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I have two boys who don't "match."  The first I...

I have two boys who don't "match."  The first I had on my own, in college, and my parents were my support system.  I didn't want to circumcise him, but my mother is an RN and she swore it was so...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By KnockedUpButtercup
Thanks for the tips!  Based on tales of babies...

Thanks for the tips!  Based on tales of babies outgrowing the snuggle nest, I wound up ordering this product:...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
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I.  Hate.  Tchotchkes.  They break, so you have...

I.  Hate.  Tchotchkes.  They break, so you have to protect them from kids/pets.  You have to pick them up in order to dust, thus tripling/quadrupling dusting time.  They multiply, and create visual...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 154,869
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Thanks!  :D  Since we used available materials,...

Thanks!  :D  Since we used available materials, they cost less than $5 (for the brackets to hang them), but I loved them so much that I spent $40 on new lamps at Ikea because our old ones were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-01-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
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I've co-slept with my two older children, but I...

I've co-slept with my two older children, but I was sleeping alone - single for #1, then XH just moved out of the bedroom for #2 (a sign of things to come, lol).
 
Anyway, DH and I are expecting...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By KnockedUpButtercup
We had these Sweet Potato/Black...

We had these Sweet Potato/Black Bean/Corn/Honey/Lime Tacos for dinner tonight:  http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/honey-lime-sweet-potato-black-bean-and-corn-tacos/ - they were a hit with my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-12-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 154,869
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So inspiring!  I'm not ready to post the rest of...

So inspiring!  I'm not ready to post the rest of the house yet, but I've been working hard on our bedroom/office/temporary nursery (I'm 4 months pregnant).  We had to do this with almost no money,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-12-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By KnockedUpButtercup
Mama, I feel your pain.   Here is an idea,...

Mama, I feel your pain.
 
Here is an idea, and a piece of advice.
 
Advice:  Go ahead and put some holes in the walls if you need to.  Worry about filling them later - someone here can walk you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-15-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
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So, I am 43, 2 previous c-sections, with a 3rd...

So, I am 43, 2 previous c-sections, with a 3rd one coming up in March.  (I was bullied into my two previous, medically unnecessary c/s, but at this point I'm not prepared to risk my scarred, 43 year...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-15-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,259
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Haven't had any big scores in a while, but...

Haven't had any big scores in a while, but managed to get some nice maternity jeans for $8.65 at Goodwill last week.  They were from Motherhood, dark wash, boot cut (my favorite jeans style), and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by winnie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: VBAC   08-11-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
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I clicked on this post because I'm in the same...

I clicked on this post because I'm in the same situation!  I guess we'll both have to keep checking back for replies.
 
I am in two minds about it.  I know that both of my prior c-secs (2) were...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-02-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
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I just want to chime in here - I love everything...

I just want to chime in here - I love everything the previous posters have said.  I wanted to offer some insights from my own experiences with my (now 17 year old) who has been diagnosed with ADHD,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-02-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By KnockedUpButtercup
Rich, fatty, high-protein, salty, savoury,...

Rich, fatty, high-protein, salty, savoury, delicious things...I can do that.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif
 
I grilled a portobello cap and put steak sauce on it - that was...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-30-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
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This is embarrassing, but I am 5 weeks pregnant...

This is embarrassing, but I am 5 weeks pregnant and I want MEAT.  Like, I want BLOOD - I want to bring down a gazelle like some kind of lioness on the savannah and eat it raw.
 
Without the...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,045
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Whoa - a Firefly LARP!  That totally outranks my...

Whoa - a Firefly LARP!  That totally outranks my game night, lol.
 
Last night we went out to Torchy's with friends to celebrate their engagement.  Fried Avocado Tacos!  Get in my belly!  :eat...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-01-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,045
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We're having the Pasta de Los Angeles from...

We're having the Pasta de Los Angeles from Appetite for Reduction, plus mango sorbet.  However, it's game night (we play D&D - we're nerds like that) so I had to find a snack the tadpole will...
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