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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By grisandole
San Diego isn't as expensive as Santa...

San Diego isn't as expensive as Santa Cruz,depending on the area. You would be able to get a decent 2bedroom for what you are paying now, and if you went inland, or a bit north, you could do better. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-11-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 28,378
Posted By grisandole
Just saying hi to everyone! We are getting closer...

Just saying hi to everyone! We are getting closer to starting to TTC....I'm excited. Since I last checked in here I got serious about cleaning up my diet. I've been eating more protein and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-23-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 28,378
Posted By grisandole
GMB, welcome and thanks for the hope :)

GMB, welcome and thanks for the hope :)
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By grisandole
Hmmm. In that case, I personally would go for the...

Hmmm. In that case, I personally would go for the home birth, as you will be way less stressed in case of emergency. I think, if you go to the birthing center, then the potential hospital drama will...
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By grisandole
Well, I was about 45-minutes away from a hospital...

Well, I was about 45-minutes away from a hospital when I had a homebirth. Mine was attended by a dr and a midwife, and they had basic emergency equipment. In a dire emergency, I suppose an ambulance...
Forum: Family Planning   01-10-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 391
Posted By grisandole
:hola I'm so happy that it's the new year, as it...

:hola I'm so happy that it's the new year, as it means that we are closer to TTC! We are going to start trying in six months or so. We are also going to buy our first home ever, at around the same...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 244
Posted By grisandole
Yes, sadly, it is is much slower, mostly due to...

Yes, sadly, it is is much slower, mostly due to FB, I think.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-03-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By grisandole
I started a healthy diet low carb/low sugar on...

I started a healthy diet low carb/low sugar on Monday and have been doing well. I had three small cookies Wednesday night, and that was actually satisfying. I wanted more, but I didn't *need* more,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-01-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By grisandole
I'm glad you were able to talk. Communication is...

I'm glad you were able to talk. Communication is so important and so challenging!
Forum: Homebirth   12-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,882
Posted By grisandole
So happy to have found this. DH and I are...

So happy to have found this. DH and I are planning on having a baby, our first together, yay! However, like you, I'm still trying to process my long pushing phase with my ds2, and that was over 12...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By grisandole
I started taking it a few weeks ago in...

I started taking it a few weeks ago in preparation for TTC....I have not gotten a positive on an ovulation test yet (not sure if it was bad timing, diluted urine, or just didn't ovulate, it's my...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By grisandole
Just want to give you some hugs and support, that...

Just want to give you some hugs and support, that is a LOT to deal with, wow! I don't see anything wrong with telling them how you feel, and asking them to not give you the third degree.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 28,378
Posted By grisandole
Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that :(:(:(

Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that :(:(:(
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 244
Posted By grisandole
Nice to see you! I remember you from the "old"...

Nice to see you! I remember you from the "old" days. When came to MDC, I was pregnant with ds2, who is now 12 :eek:
Forum: Family Planning   12-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 14,221
Posted By grisandole
sidrajedi...

sidrajedi (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/243729-sidrajedi.html), congrats!!!

Brown Lioness, I would totally not family to know, and I think it's reasonable for your DH not to tell them....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-06-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 28,378
Posted By grisandole
So, I turn 40 in six months, and we are going to...

So, I turn 40 in six months, and we are going to TTC about that time. My youngest is 12, and my dh has finally decided that he wants a baby, which will be our first child together. We are both...
Forum: Family Planning   11-24-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 14,221
Posted By grisandole
So happy to be joining this thread. DH and I have...

So happy to be joining this thread. DH and I have been together for 6 years, married for 2, and he just told me tonight that he wants a baby! I'm over the moon, as this is something I've wanted for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By grisandole
My take is a bit different. I do not think that...

My take is a bit different. I do not think that you must love your step children unconditionally, or the same way that you love bio children. If this is possible, and happens, great! But as long as...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 211,400
Posted By grisandole
Going to try this tonight!

Going to try this tonight!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By grisandole
The previous posters summed it up perfectly. I...

The previous posters summed it up perfectly. I feel the same way as you and most step moms in regard to having all the responsibility and none of the control, even moreso now that the stepson lives...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By grisandole
Your feelings are totally normal, both as a step...

Your feelings are totally normal, both as a step parent, and being frustrated in your relationship that your partner doesn't see the problem.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By grisandole
BTDT with my husband, and I felt the same way. I...

BTDT with my husband, and I felt the same way. I discussed it all with him, to no avail, he had to hear it from a neutral third party for it to sink in that "Disneyland parenting" is not an effective...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By grisandole
I agree with the majority opinion here, having...

I agree with the majority opinion here, having been on both sides of the situation :thumb
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By grisandole
I hope someone with experience chimes in soon!

I hope someone with experience chimes in soon!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By grisandole
What brand of HPT did you use? Some of the blue...

What brand of HPT did you use? Some of the blue dye ones leave evap lines that look like positive results. Or it could be that the clinic is using a less sensitive test....really, no way to know,...
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