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Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-01-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Rowansmama
Well, I work from home so this may be of no help...

Well, I work from home so this may be of no help to you, but I work about 20 hours a week after my kids are in bed. I have tried to have sitters come to the house and do some work during the day,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-28-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rowansmama
I've tried all sorts of things - gym, walking,...

I've tried all sorts of things - gym, walking, etc, but find the only thing that consistenly works for me is to work out to DVDs at home after the kids are in bed. I recently started doing Jillian...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-22-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,053
Posted By Rowansmama
My husband had a month long affair three years...

My husband had a month long affair three years ago, right before he deployed to Afghanistan. I was devastated and literally thought I might die. It was an extremely stressful time for both of us,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Rowansmama
I'd recommend getting the Baby Whisperer book....

I'd recommend getting the Baby Whisperer book. Her big thing is getting baby on a routine, which was invaluable for my first and now I'm doing with my second. It's not a schedule, you basically get...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Rowansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by momma-z...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momma-z http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15253437)
Babies die all the time in car seats??? I've...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,925
Posted By Rowansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by GreenGranolaMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenGranolaMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15237065)
My son is Rowan

Other boys names...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Rowansmama
Wow, how timely - I was JUST about to post a new...

Wow, how timely - I was JUST about to post a new thread with this same topic!

Lately my DD (2 and a half) has been all about Daddy too. It's to the point where if I try to get her dressed,...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Rowansmama
I haven't posted much on this board but lurked a...

I haven't posted much on this board but lurked a lot. I had a miscarriage last year, on March 2. I just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last week on March 2! I didn't realize until today about...
Forum: March 2010   03-06-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Rowansmama
Linden Autumn was born March 2 at 1:20 pm...

Linden Autumn was born March 2 at 1:20 pm weighing 7 lbs, 10 oz. It wasn't the birth I wanted as I was hoping for a VBAC, but pre-e forced me to have another section at 39 weeks. But, I was only in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-01-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,785
Posted By Rowansmama
Do you live near a gym with a childcare option?...

Do you live near a gym with a childcare option? The one I used to go to (before I was too pregnant to move, let alone workout) has onsite childcare. I drop DD there and go do my thing for an hour....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-01-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Rowansmama
Yesterday DD pooped on the potty for the first...

Yesterday DD pooped on the potty for the first time! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

I was ecstatic. I made her show Daddy. He was thrilled.

Can you tell we've been...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-01-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rowansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Fuamami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuamami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15128967)
So you have to eliminate all complaints? Are...
Forum: March 2010   02-24-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 784
Posted By Rowansmama
How wonderful! Enjoy your babymoon!

How wonderful! Enjoy your babymoon!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,515
Posted By Rowansmama
That is such a rough age for trying to get work...

That is such a rough age for trying to get work done! Well really, I found everything after about 8 months rough.

What exactly is your business? Is it something that involves customers or...
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,402
Posted By Rowansmama
Well, I'm a mom of one, soon to be two, so I'm...

Well, I'm a mom of one, soon to be two, so I'm not really who you're looking to hear from. But I did want to point out a couple of things that could explain this phenomenon.

One - many moms use...
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Rowansmama
My daughter's name is Rowan, but we started...

My daughter's name is Rowan, but we started calling her chubby ladybug when she was about 2 weeks old. I have NO idea why. It stuck, and now she's always called The Bug (when we're talking about...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-23-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 43,882
Posted By Rowansmama
Me! Me! I've tried over the years to let go...

Me! Me!

I've tried over the years to let go of the resentment I have toward her, but she's treated DH terribly his entire life and I can't get past how much she's hurt him (and continues to hurt...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-23-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By Rowansmama
We've been married almost 7 years now, and don't...

We've been married almost 7 years now, and don't really have "issues" anymore per se. Early in our relationship when we were working out all the kinks, we had LOTS of issues, and I'd say I brought...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Rowansmama
SOrry, I have no suggestions, only sympathy!...

SOrry, I have no suggestions, only sympathy! I've tried this in the past too, but sadly the only way I can do it is early in the morning before she gets up or after she goes to bed. She will let me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,647
Posted By Rowansmama
Kids are fine on the floor! When I was a kid,...

Kids are fine on the floor! When I was a kid, sleeping on the floor was always like camping out...an adventure. But if yours won't do that happily, you can buy fold out travel beds for toddlers....
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-22-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,601
Posted By Rowansmama
I can tell you from my own experience that it IS...

I can tell you from my own experience that it IS possible, but not sustainable in the long run. I went back to work as a technical writer when DD was 5 months old ( I WAH too). I had grand visions...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-20-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Rowansmama
I have a storage unit like this, but a bit...

I have a storage unit like this, but a bit smaller:

http://www.wickeremporium.ca/product...rage-Unit.html (http://www.wickeremporium.ca/products/1000810/Sheffield-Storage-Unit.html)

I put hats...
Forum: Parenting   02-20-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Rowansmama
It's so hard to see people do things to their...

It's so hard to see people do things to their kids that you just feel is wrong, isn't it?

Today I was in Walmart (which stresses me out anyway) and there was a couple there with a baby who was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Rowansmama
Okay, this sounds totally insane, but my mom...

Okay, this sounds totally insane, but my mom swears by putting an unwrapped bar of Dove soap by her feet (under the covers) in bed. She read this in a Dr. Gott column years ago and has been doing it...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-18-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rowansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by mommyshoppinghabit...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommyshoppinghabit http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15076561)
I should be OK as a frumpy mom in...
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