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Forum: Queer Parenting   03-18-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By shanna-cat
Hi Pokey!! thank you, this was a great start for...

Hi Pokey!! thank you, this was a great start for me. I will probably be lurking here a lot more and possibly asking more questions... 
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By shanna-cat
I realize this is a pretty old post but I am...

I realize this is a pretty old post but I am interested in finding some young adult books that have gay men depicted in them. I am straight but my 8 year old son has been commenting frequently about...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-09-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By shanna-cat
oops i kinda lost track of this thread! it was...

oops i kinda lost track of this thread! it was noro virus she had (dr confirmed). 
 
thanks for all the advice, here's what i did. washed everything she could've touched: doorknobs, handles,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-30-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By shanna-cat
My little sister was over for dinner this...

My little sister was over for dinner this evening and all of a sudden started throwing up. She puked 6 times in 1 hour before I called someone to come pick her up. I have a 6 month old, a 6 year old...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,364
Posted By shanna-cat
do you have room for a newbie to join?? I am 5...

do you have room for a newbie to join?? I am 5 months PP and having a super hard time losing the 25lbs that I want to... I have no motivation! If it's too late for me to jump in maybe I'll just lurk...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By shanna-cat
Hmmm, I really like my arms reach co sleeper. I...

Hmmm, I really like my arms reach co sleeper. I am currently using it with my third babe and my only slight complaint is it isn't really functional as a day bed/storage as suggested after you're do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-07-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By shanna-cat
I've camped many times with a newborn, well...

I've camped many times with a newborn, well actually with all ages/stages of kids and never had a problem. I agree that it's really easier with a newborn than toddler!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-07-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By shanna-cat
One thing that really helped me before my ds1...

One thing that really helped me before my ds1 was born was joining a local food co-op. it took about 2 months for me to 'get in the loop' and after that budgeting for my monthly food became so much...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-01-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By shanna-cat
I don't knit but a family friend has offered to...

I don't knit but a family friend has offered to make me some lovely wool longies and/or wraps for my new LO. I looked online and there are SO MANY different patterns I just wondered if anyone has a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By shanna-cat
not sure if this is something that would be...

not sure if this is something that would be helpful to you but i have a K and 2nd grader and we just started doing Flat Stanley to (hopefully) increase our writing.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By shanna-cat
i am very rarely on this board but both my...

i am very rarely on this board but both my husband and i work full time and happily homeschool with little sitter time. here's what are weekly schedule looks like:
 
mon: me 8am-4pm work, DH...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By shanna-cat
I am only on week 17 but this is EXACTLY how I...

I am only on week 17 but this is EXACTLY how I have felt most of this pregnancy so far! This is also my third and by far the toughest one. I am 31 years old also  and am in pretty good shape, not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-19-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,210
Posted By shanna-cat
my first was 12 hours second was 29 min.... it...

my first was 12 hours
second was 29 min.... it was WAY TOO FAST for me and a very unplanned unasssited birth with my mom catching the baby.
 
I am prego with my third now and actually kinda...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By shanna-cat
This is a great post! This is also my third, and...

This is a great post! This is also my third, and last pregnancy as my husband is also getting a V after baby is born... and I also would love to have more but the financial and emotional strain...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-28-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By shanna-cat
Homeschooling mom of two young children seeks...

Homeschooling mom of two young children seeks family(ies) to join together with us. I've previously been a private childcare provider but now that my children are getting school age we're looking...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-28-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,151
Posted By shanna-cat
anyone wanna give me feedback on a small piece...

anyone wanna give me feedback on a small piece of my book? it's a story/legend being told within the book but sometimes i'm not very good at short stories and would like some additional oppinions.i...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-21-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,151
Posted By shanna-cat
Quote: Originally Posted by allgirls...

Quote:
Originally Posted by allgirls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14933314)
Registration is closed but they'll start up...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   01-06-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,315
Posted By shanna-cat
excellent timing! I REALLY want to finish this...

excellent timing! I REALLY want to finish this darn novel I am working on before May, when I will begin school again. I *know* that I wont have enough time to write (at least not for pleasure) while...
Forum: August 2010   12-03-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,631
Posted By shanna-cat
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackSheepPDX...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackSheepPDX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14744337)
Ooops! Uh, yeah...I have an IUD *IN*....
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-11-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By shanna-cat
Quote: Originally Posted by MommyHawk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MommyHawk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14627704)
did you make your deadline? how'd it go?...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By shanna-cat
Quote: Originally Posted by MommyHawk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MommyHawk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14627713)
kill your darlings! they'll resist, but you...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-02-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By shanna-cat
i am struggling to re-write a scene that doesn't...

i am struggling to re-write a scene that doesn't seem to want to be re-written... but i know it needs to be done!
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By shanna-cat
sigh.... have been undecided about nano for some...

sigh.... have been undecided about nano for some time now and think im gonna have to pass. i am so far in my WIP that i don't want to stop now but just finish the darn thing! 97000 words but my...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-23-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,108
Posted By shanna-cat
my editor described the last two chapters of my...

my editor described the last two chapters of my work in progress that she read as 'turning into goosebumps'.... ya know that series of scary novels for like middle schoolers....
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   08-26-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By shanna-cat
i also really like Natalie Goldberg and find her...

i also really like Natalie Goldberg and find her work very helpful and inspirational.
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