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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 969
Posted By joyfulone
I've homeschooled my kids for the past 3 years...

I've homeschooled my kids for the past 3 years and I've worked part-time outside the home the whole time.  I work in my office (my own schedule) during the week from 4pm-9pm, and on Saturdays during...
Forum: Activism and News   03-18-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By joyfulone
Should I be worried at all about this since I am...

Should I be worried at all about this since I am on the coast in Southern Calfiornia?  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif
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Forum: Dealing With Your Doctor   08-06-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,328
Posted By joyfulone
We drive 45 minutes to see our pediatrician...

We drive 45 minutes to see our pediatrician because he is one of the only docs we've found who does not require us to sign one of those forms, and he also advocates for holding-off on vax's....
Forum: Homebirth   08-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By joyfulone
My midwife was extremely supportive and present...

My midwife was extremely supportive and present for me, and her assistant was very kind, but the assistant was pretty busy getting things prepared, taking pictures (which I appreciated), and I had...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By joyfulone
I could never say that I feel successful...

I could never say that I feel successful consistently in all areas of my life, but sometimes I can get a little closer than at other times. I try to start each day with quiet time (even 15 min. if I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By joyfulone
I started out by studying for what I enjoyed...

I started out by studying for what I enjoyed doing, then realized once I reached graduate school in the subject that I would need to "publish or perish" in order to achieve a professor's job and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By joyfulone
I think the one we found was in the $80's last...

I think the one we found was in the $80's last summer. It was made by Kindercraft and we found it on Ebay. I would type-in "kindercraft dollhouse" on ebay and see what comes up. I like how the house...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,189
Posted By joyfulone
Sure, as long as they ask first. They will get...

Sure, as long as they ask first. They will get pretty muddy with the grassy backyard, but it's summer and they know to go straight into the kitchen and wipe off their feet before coming into the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By joyfulone
Thank you soooo much for all your input and...

Thank you soooo much for all your input and advice!! I would have been off calling the girl's mom apologizing and explaining the whole reasoning behind why we didn't invite her daughter - yikes!
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By joyfulone
Ok, I need advice, if you have a minute, mommas....

Ok, I need advice, if you have a minute, mommas.

My daughter's 5th birthday is coming up and so we're organizing a party for it. I obviously can't invite her whole pre-school (though I know some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-24-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By joyfulone
I'm so glad to report that dd is definitely...

I'm so glad to report that dd is definitely returning to her old, sweet self. I really do think it was a combination of the girls rejecting her at school and the tension in her relationship with her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By joyfulone
Good, good words of advice. Many thanks. I think...

Good, good words of advice. Many thanks. I think I will give the teacher one last shot and I'll email her right now about the full details of the situation and see how she responds to me. If she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By joyfulone
A change has been happening in my dear 4 1/2...

A change has been happening in my dear 4 1/2 year-old daughter lately, and it makes me concerned. My daughter's always been a very happy, out-going, easily excited, enthusiastic, playful, comical...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By joyfulone
I'm a 35 y.o. SAHM by day, and then I work...

I'm a 35 y.o. SAHM by day, and then I work outside the home in the evenings, 4 nights a week and some saturdays. I have a 3 1/2 y.o. dd and a 1 1/2 y.o. dd. My husband and I bought a tiny 800...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By joyfulone
I'm so confused: my dd (will be 3 yrs in 3...

I'm so confused: my dd (will be 3 yrs in 3 weeks) sits on the toilet every day (1-3 x's a day) and says she's peeing ("do you hear it? I can feel it!"), but really is not peeing, I'm almost totally...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By joyfulone
This is my first time visiting this GD board and...

This is my first time visiting this GD board and I'm very new to the whole concept, but I've been trying to read books and visit websites to educate me on these principles. I'm hoping that maybe you...
Forum: Family Planning   04-04-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By joyfulone
Has anyone else had the experience where...

Has anyone else had the experience where "well-meaning" friends and family go ballistic on you for even considering having more children?

I always thought 2 kids would be my limit, much to the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-20-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By joyfulone
We just had it administered by our midwife to...

We just had it administered by our midwife to our newborn, orally- in a liquid form, I believe.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-28-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By joyfulone
I consider myself a stay at home mom because I...

I consider myself a stay at home mom because I only work outside the home 3 nights a week and on Saturdays. My husband watches the kids while I work during those hours.

Well, my husband's...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-03-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By joyfulone
My 1st dd had the dtap and polio vax's at...

My 1st dd had the dtap and polio vax's at 2months. She's had no other vax's since. We recently discovered that she is allergic to peanuts, tho. I will feel SOOO bad if I do learn one day that her...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By joyfulone
Did anyone else see her on the Los Angeles fox...

Did anyone else see her on the Los Angeles fox news show this morning? Here's the webpage from fox about her appearance, and you can click on the video clip in the corner to see a bit of the 2nd...
Forum: Allergies   08-18-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By joyfulone
Ok, we just found out that dd (who is 2 years...

Ok, we just found out that dd (who is 2 years old) is "probably" allergic to peanuts (had big red rash all over face, especially around mouth after just licking peanut butter off of bread for first...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-14-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By joyfulone
Thank you soo much for all of your encouragement...

Thank you soo much for all of your encouragement and advice. You momma's are always such an awesome source of support. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

For now, I...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-11-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By joyfulone
So, I brought dd#1 to our 2-year well-baby visit...

So, I brought dd#1 to our 2-year well-baby visit just because I wanted to "do the right thing" (what does that mean, anyway?) and bring her to the appointment, expecting full-well to get our usual...
Forum: August 2007   08-07-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By joyfulone
I'm at 37 weeks now, and I've had strong nausea...

I'm at 37 weeks now, and I've had strong nausea several times over the past week (I hadn't had any since the 2nd trimester). Has anyone ever heard of m/s returning towards the end of pregnancy? I...
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