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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-06-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Tizzy
My oldest is circumcised and my two younger boys...

My oldest is circumcised and my two younger boys are not. They're (almost)7, 5 and 1 - there have been zero comments or questions amongst them.
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,662
Posted By Tizzy
I've had 3 unassisted births, for now I think...

I've had 3 unassisted births, for now I think that's my biggest crunchy badge http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/peace.gif
We homeschool, do not vax, use herbal and homeopathic remedies,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-25-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Tizzy
I deleted my previous post for various reasons...

I deleted my previous post for various reasons but thought an update could be helpful!
My oldest who just turned 6 has had very few dry nights. It started to really bother him so I played around...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-04-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Tizzy
I started pumping for donating once I had a...

I started pumping for donating once I had a freezer stash for my own baby - about 100oz.  Then at 2wks or so I started on more of a schedule of what time of day to pump. I followed that again this...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,607
Posted By Tizzy
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

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6 1/2 consecutive years of pregnancy and...
Forum: Homebirth   08-13-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By Tizzy
We tend to keep to ourselves, I had visitors...

We tend to keep to ourselves, I had visitors right away with my first and it was very exhausting. Now we let everyone know that we'll tell them when we're ready for visitors. My latest was born a...
Forum: Homebirth   07-27-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tizzy
With my third, I opted for a single ultrasound...

With my third, I opted for a single ultrasound around 34 weeks to check how many cord vessels (and insertion), location of placenta (for both placenta previa and it's location in relation to my C/S...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tizzy
Oh definitely BFP, not faint at all. Faint is...

Oh definitely BFP, not faint at all. Faint is when you have to crack the case open, run the stick through your scanner and adjust the colours in Paint...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-22-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Tizzy
I used to be very outgoing about the...

I used to be very outgoing about the homebirth/UC topic, but quickly learned that it's best to just not bring it up.
If someone asks, I'll say "I'm not a fan of having an audience", or if they say...
Forum: Homebirth   06-16-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By Tizzy
I can't imagine inviting anyone to a birth, and...

I can't imagine inviting anyone to a birth, and I'm not even on "bad" terms with my MIL.
We warn everyone ahead of time that we'll want a few days to ourselves, I'm super good about posting photos...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tizzy
Thanks for the replies and the links.   No,...

Thanks for the replies and the links.
 
No, I don't mean to sound disdainful about mainstream living, I've just always felt that this was a nice home for "crunchy" or people interested in...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tizzy
The tone of this thread really shocks me (once...

The tone of this thread really shocks me (once again, what happened to MDC?!?).
 
Our children accompany us pretty much everywhere and it's amazing what we accomplish with them around and/or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-21-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tizzy
Thanks to life getting pretty busy, and the new...

Thanks to life getting pretty busy, and the new format of MDC being super slow, I didn't visit much for awhile.
But I upgraded my internet speed and missed the community and like-minded people that...
Forum: Homebirth   05-06-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By Tizzy
I really like to keep things simple.  We have...

I really like to keep things simple.  We have half a dozen clean towels (that don't matter if they get stained, but if you throw them in the washer to soak in cold right away they come out really...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-04-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Tizzy
I'm toying with the idea of having a birth...

I'm toying with the idea of having a birth photographer, but I'm unexpectedly finding it difficult to locate even one locally!
I've asked my midwife's office but they couldn't make any specific...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tizzy
We don't have specific reasons for not...

We don't have specific reasons for not broadcasting early on, it's just...not something we're good about bringing up in conversation!
1st pregnancy we were still living with the in-laws, so we...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-19-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tizzy
I pretty much told most people that he came...

I pretty much told most people that he came pretty quickly, and in all honesty my ctx were spaced VERY far apart, and very short. DH sucks a lying, so he could totally back that story up. But for...
Forum: Diapering   01-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,011
Posted By Tizzy
I bought a couple LotusBumz (re-branded SunBaby...

I bought a couple LotusBumz (re-branded SunBaby diapers) off of a deals website a little while back and put them in to my diaper rotation. They were really great so I went ahead and bought 20 more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,672
Posted By Tizzy
Done and done. I would love this walker for my...

Done and done. I would love this walker for my youngest who isn't *quite* walking yet! :)
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-06-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tizzy
Okay okay I'll elaborate to clear up some...

Okay okay I'll elaborate to clear up some confusion :p
 
Of course the first thing I did was pull it right down over my face.  We're at a baby shower, not a pageant, so hair styles were not a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-05-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,024
Posted By Tizzy
My 4.5yr old does this, even the socks.  I'm...

My 4.5yr old does this, even the socks.  I'm glad to hear there are so many other children that do it because the only person I know of is George Costanza... lol!
 
Funnily enough my 3yr old does...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tizzy
So I was at a baby shower playing a pile of...

So I was at a baby shower playing a pile of silly games (that I LOVE), and one involved putting pantyhose on your head with an apple in the toe, and knocking over water bottles with the apple.
The...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By Tizzy
I LOVE this game, but PETA does not :(   I...

I LOVE this game, but PETA does not :(
 
I actually volunteered a heifer when we were at a fair and the original cow didn't perform :lol
It's harmless enough and kids definitely get a kick. Okay...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 18,482
Posted By Tizzy
My husband would love one of these because he is...

My husband would love one of these because he is not comfortable using the slings I usually wear. I think more p
ackaging and advertising specifically showing men babywearing would make it more...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,431
Posted By Tizzy
When I was pregnant with DD I realized that the...

When I was pregnant with DD I realized that the inside of the toilet tank was pretty grotty (thanks to one of the boys lifting the lid off to peek inside). So now I clean that every couple months....
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