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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-03-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By snarky
My 5 year old is in zero activities. This is...

My 5 year old is in zero activities. This is acceptable.
 
I don't feel like a slacker. I feel like I'm living my life. We can ride bikes, go swimming, visit relatives and friends, etc and get...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-30-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By snarky
Dosage for bipolar can be similar to dosage for...

Dosage for bipolar can be similar to dosage for epilepsy if the dose is high enough. I take 400 mg daily.
 
I tried to breastfeed on Lamictal and I wouldn't do it again. My daughter was lethargic,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By snarky
I am right there with you. My daughter, also...

I am right there with you. My daughter, also 4.5, is rejecting more and more of our family meals. She lives on meat, bread, milk, and fruit.
 
Don't have any advice for you, just reassurance....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By snarky
It sounds to me like your son wants to play with...

It sounds to me like your son wants to play with the bunnies but doesn't know how to play with them properly. Playing nicely is a skill you need to teach. I would get some books about bunnies, how...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-22-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By snarky
Hi Sunny, I feel your pain. My daughter is 4 too...

Hi Sunny, I feel your pain. My daughter is 4 too and the whining gets to be too much.
 
Re this:
Quote:Originally Posted by sunnygir1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-05-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By snarky
Hi mamas,   I miscarried my first pregnancy...

Hi mamas,
 
I miscarried my first pregnancy in December 2005 at 11 weeks. We saw baby moving on ultrasound at 8 weeks, told the family and then poof, gone.
 
A few days after the miscarriage we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,777
Posted By snarky
For my daughter the problem was the bubble bath....

For my daughter the problem was the bubble bath. Once we got rid of the bubble bath and reverted to plain water the pain was gone. 
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-06-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,288
Posted By snarky
There are other drugs besides SSRIs and lithium....

There are other drugs besides SSRIs and lithium. Lamictal, for example. Many people find this a wonder drug. I have been taking it for 5 years and I have lost 45 lbs, it is weight neutral (so if you...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-19-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,898
Posted By snarky
I wish I could have a sabbatical. My daughter...

I wish I could have a sabbatical. My daughter just turned 4, such a magical time. If I could send her to preschool part time and stay home the rest, I would be happy as a clam for a few years......
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By snarky
At our house, we have the following books that...

At our house, we have the following books that meet the bill:
Owl Moon
Strega Nona
The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree
A subset of Dr. Seuss books - If I Ran The Circus, Scrambled Eggs Super,...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-10-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By snarky
I only took one full day off. I just needed...

I only took one full day off. I just needed somewhere to go during the day. I couldn't stay home by myself and watch movies all day long. Fortunately I had a quiet desk job where I could sneak out...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-09-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By snarky
Quote: Originally Posted by GuildJenn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuildJenn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15928192)
That makes TWO on that list then....
Forum: Parenting   09-23-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By snarky
My daughter was in daycare so it's not the...

My daughter was in daycare so it's not the school that did it for me.

But first day of swimming lesson - when my 3.5 year old who clung to my hand at 2 pm was all smiles jumping into the pool at...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,095
Posted By snarky
A few posters above mentioned talking to your...

A few posters above mentioned talking to your daughter about unwanted male attention, and minimizing/dealing with that. Nobody mentioned talking to her about the converse - what happens if the...
Forum: Learning at School   07-29-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By snarky
It's full day kindergarten. She is in daycare...

It's full day kindergarten. She is in daycare now.

Do kids typically do just fine starting kindergarten starting late in the school year? If late starters are typically successful then I think...
Forum: Learning at School   07-29-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By snarky
Planning ahead. My DD was born 12/21. We...

Planning ahead. My DD was born 12/21. We currently live in a school district with 8/31 cutoff, so she would start kindergarten here in 2012. However, we are planning a move to a new town in 2011....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,821
Posted By snarky
Instead of sunscreen or sun cream, we have...

Instead of sunscreen or sun cream, we have "sunscream" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-02-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By snarky
When my husband was the SAHD, my...

When my husband was the SAHD, my responsibilities as WOHM included wake up, breakfast, get dressed, hand off for day, cook dinner on return home, bathtime, bedtime. I did all weekend parenting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By snarky
My daughter loves little "bush walks" on narrow...

My daughter loves little "bush walks" on narrow trails where you are literally pushing brush away at points to proceed. Obviously we don't get far but it is fun.

Destination hikes are also...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By snarky
Yes, I was worried about what eepster said - I...

Yes, I was worried about what eepster said - I would be quite upset to have to leave if she got too scared! Also the tickets are kind of pricy, would be a shame to waste a ticket. But I figure if we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By snarky
My mom didn't allow video games either but...

My mom didn't allow video games either but grandma did. Every time we went to visit grandma's we got to play Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. We may have whined and complained about not having...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By snarky
DD is pretty well-behaved in public. I took her...

DD is pretty well-behaved in public. I took her to a quieter dance performance and I had to remove her from the theatre after 40 minutes due to squirming, that show was way more boring. I love...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-30-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By snarky
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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I totally understand where you're coming from. At 5 weeks old I was also pumping and supplementing to deal with BF issues. I felt like...
Forum: Parenting   04-30-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,632
Posted By snarky
Another vote for Playmobil - but I agree best...

Another vote for Playmobil - but I agree best solution is to avoid walking in playroom.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-30-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,863
Posted By snarky
For supplements - you should consider Vitamin D...

For supplements - you should consider Vitamin D supplement, fish oil (or other omega 3s), and vitamin B complex, in decreasing order of importance.
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