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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-10-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 38,114
Posted By happymamajenni
Wow...people have started responding to this all...

Wow...people have started responding to this all of a sudden, and it's been such a long time. I get teary when I read my old feelings. Things with my daughter are so much better. She is five years...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,546
Posted By happymamajenni
Just Today dd said (in line at the craft store):...

Just Today dd said (in line at the craft store):

"Mom, why do your boobs bounce around when you laugh?"

Me - "Let's talk about it when we get in the car"

I was thinking, "great, now...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By happymamajenni
I have never told my dd (age 4) not to tattle on...

I have never told my dd (age 4) not to tattle on her younger brother. Most times I am greatful that she is allerting me that something bad or wrong is going on. Now I think it's kind of backfiring...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,112
Posted By happymamajenni
I was so underpaid when I babysat. I watched a...

I was so underpaid when I babysat. I watched a family with four kids when I was 12 (17 years ago). When the youngest came into the picture I started watching her when she was two weeks old. I would...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By happymamajenni
I made it a point never to point out skin color....

I made it a point never to point out skin color. I still get irritated when people tell me stories and they make it a point to tell me the person's race, like it matters.
Anyhow, my dd first let us...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By happymamajenni
We have two kids, and as far as my husband is...

We have two kids, and as far as my husband is concerned, we are done. If I think about having another one I can usually talk myself out of it when I dwell on the negatives. I still have baby fever,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By happymamajenni
I don't want to offend any smokers out there...

I don't want to offend any smokers out there that may be reading this. I do understand that some smokers smoke outside of their homes or in a designated room of the house.
I have had a couple...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By happymamajenni
I am dealing with this with my 4 yo dd right...

I am dealing with this with my 4 yo dd right now. The worst day was a trip to the zoo. We looked at the bears, and she wanted to see the lizards, and whined about it until we got there. Then she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,407
Posted By happymamajenni
We get the same compliments about my dd all the...

We get the same compliments about my dd all the time. I don't want her to be stuck up and vain when she's older, but I'm glad. She thinks she's beautiful, and why not? I've a problem with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By happymamajenni
I thought those questions would really make me...

I thought those questions would really make me sweat (about "where babies come from", death, etc). But I'm actually loving having conversations where I'm teaching my dd something. I also like trying...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-05-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By happymamajenni
My dd grabbed a urnial cake out of a porta potty...

My dd grabbed a urnial cake out of a porta potty because she thought it was a large piece of candy. Luckily, she didn't put it in her mouth.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-02-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By happymamajenni
In one day, my son took his diaper off three...

In one day, my son took his diaper off three times (one of which left poopy footprints in the kitchen). Then he opened a bunch of unfrozen tube popcicles stored in the pantry and painted with colors...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-02-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By happymamajenni
I really don't mind washing and drying it. I do...

I really don't mind washing and drying it. I do HATE when a load is forgotten about in the washer and it's smelly so it needs rewashed. I do confess that I don't hang anything up straight out of the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-01-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,733
Posted By happymamajenni
I started staying home when I was 6 months...

I started staying home when I was 6 months pregnant for our first child. We were really sacrificing then...strickly budget, cancelled cable, no internet, generic food.
The hubby got a good...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-01-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By happymamajenni
Quote: Originally Posted by MaraB...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaraB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8275114)
Do I want to know how you got poop IN your...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-01-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By happymamajenni
So I spend almost an hour scrubbing mildew off...

So I spend almost an hour scrubbing mildew off three mermaid barbie scalps since they are bath toys, and I didn't realize they were getting funky. I find myself constantly doing strange tasks like...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-22-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By happymamajenni
At the time we moved into our house, we wanted a...

At the time we moved into our house, we wanted a big house because we wanted a family straight away. Unfortunately, it's not in the greatest neighborhood. Not too long after moving in we started to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-18-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By happymamajenni
I always knew I would be cooking cleaning and...

I always knew I would be cooking cleaning and doing laundry besides child care, but I never knew I'd also have to do household repairs, manage the finances, and remind the dh to do all of the stuff...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-18-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By happymamajenni
Where to begin......... I am feeling...

Where to begin.........

I am feeling overwhelmed and tired of this mommy and wife role I'm in. I want to be honest with my feelings without sounding like a bad person. I guess that I just want to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-17-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By happymamajenni
I guess this is kind of an update, since you...

I guess this is kind of an update, since you haven't heard from me in a while. I don't know why I have such a strong feeling about moving to the Columbus area...I probably did it to myself. I have...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-17-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By happymamajenni
Thanks for your ideas. I did find that...

Thanks for your ideas. I did find that Clintonville and Worthington look charming but quite expensive, for the kind of house we'd want. However, Newark and Pickerington seem like they are very...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-16-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By happymamajenni
I want a neighborhood where the houses are not...

I want a neighborhood where the houses are not too far apart, but the backyards are large. I'd love a big old house, but that's really hit or miss because we don't want a problem house, so I guess...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-15-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By happymamajenni
My brother is moving to Columbus (from where we...

My brother is moving to Columbus (from where we live in Toledo) and he is raving about how much better it is than Toledo....more jobs, cleaner, cost of living is not higher. My hubby is looking for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-15-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 33,156
Posted By happymamajenni
I never knew that newborn's breasts can become...

I never knew that newborn's breasts can become swollen....I was scared something was wrong with my daughter.
That while breastfeeding is natural it takes A LOT of time and effort. I don't think...
Forum: February 2005   02-09-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,888
Posted By happymamajenni
Parker's website is now updated with all of the...

Parker's website is now updated with all of the hospital photos...click on his name below to check them out!
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