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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2016, 06:33 PM
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Posted By newmamalizzy
I think another area of confusion may be...

I think another area of confusion may be understanding that women can also feel this way about sex: just for fun, no strings attached, no need for feelings to get involved, no reprisals. I know you...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-23-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By newmamalizzy
I'm totally intrigued by this thread. I totally...

I'm totally intrigued by this thread. I totally just rub water all over my face when I get up in the morning and that's it. I'm curious what it is about your faces/skin that you're trying to correct...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By newmamalizzy
I think you have some classic threenager stuff...

I think you have some classic threenager stuff going on. It sounds pretty normal. Honestly, if the punishments you are using are having no effect, I see no reason to continue with them, unless they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By newmamalizzy
Funny, at almost the exact time you were writing...

Funny, at almost the exact time you were writing this comment my DD squeezed out a fruit pouch all over herself and seat in the back of the car during our long road trip. So, pouches are good, but...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   08-10-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By newmamalizzy
Two things I can think of: 1. Cook in cast...

Two things I can think of:

1. Cook in cast iron whenever possible

2. Would he eat dark chocolate? My DD really likes the super dark stuff that I buy and it has 10 percent of the daily iron...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By newmamalizzy
I keep reading this and hear myself saying...

I keep reading this and hear myself saying "noooo, nooooo, noooo." The ideas are awesome, but similar to a lot of what we already do that's not working great. I think the issue is really that my DD...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-05-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By newmamalizzy
We've been feeling super busy, but really not...

We've been feeling super busy, but really not doing too much. I think it's just the stage my younger one is at that makes things a bit hard. My older DD had swim lessons at the town beach every...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-01-2016, 03:34 PM
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Views: 110,458
Posted By newmamalizzy
Big salad night. Tonight's version was lettuce,...

Big salad night. Tonight's version was lettuce, red onion, corn, black beans, Colby-jack, leftover barbecue chicken and tortilla strips.
Forum: Family Safety   07-29-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By newmamalizzy
We had something by safety first, like a box that...

We had something by safety first, like a box that covered the plugs. Not sure they would work for you, but perhaps there's something similar.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By newmamalizzy
Toddler travel food ideas

Summer's here, and we've been hitting the road a lot for day trips. We're often away for two or more meals, but we're having a really hard time feeding our 22 month old all day while out and about....
Forum: Unschooling   07-27-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By newmamalizzy
I have found it extremely hard to regulate my use...

I have found it extremely hard to regulate my use of technology since the dawn of the iPhone. I'm not sure that even a well-meaning kid will be able to. I find with my DD that she spends a lot of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-26-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By newmamalizzy
I don't know that you can do it in one fell...

I don't know that you can do it in one fell swoop. Not without a lot of crying and hysteria. Although - if you have never tried letting her cry for a few minutes, you might try it once to see the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By newmamalizzy
Is it possible that there's some need not being...

Is it possible that there's some need not being met at the babysitter's?

My DD has a more than normal tendency to flip out, even at 6. But it doesn't happen often in our normal day because I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By newmamalizzy
Just to clarify: Are you saying that your son...

Just to clarify: Are you saying that your son wakes up and is super active for a few hours in the middle of the night?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-25-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By newmamalizzy
Do you mean sleep on her own or fall asleep on...

Do you mean sleep on her own or fall asleep on her own? Is she only able to sleep on/next to you?
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-21-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By newmamalizzy
I will add: The fidgety thing is pretty...

I will add:

The fidgety thing is pretty common. If she's not crying right away when you put her down, you might try a swaddle blanket. I also recall that laying hands across my daughter's body...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By newmamalizzy
FYI, this forum doesn't advocate CIO at all. If...

FYI, this forum doesn't advocate CIO at all. If you want some ideas for alternatives, I'm sure you'll get lots of great advice. If you're set on using this method, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-19-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By newmamalizzy
Cooks illustrated has a great avocado ranch...

Cooks illustrated has a great avocado ranch dressing recipe, and Americas test kitchen makes a good Caesar dressing that uses mayo in place of eggs. I love dressing plain greens with olive oil, salt...
Forum: Potty Learning   07-19-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By newmamalizzy
I felt like the naked time was so helpful that it...

I felt like the naked time was so helpful that it was worth it to set aside some times in the day, even short periods, where you can basically follow your kid around with the potty and catch them as...
Forum: Potty Learning   07-18-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By newmamalizzy
My two tips: 1. Go with no pants when home...

My two tips:

1. Go with no pants when home instead of the pull-up so you can focus on the potty part, not the pants.

2. Don't push it, and be ready to drop it and try again in a few months if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By newmamalizzy
I felt like there was a lot of pressure on the...

I felt like there was a lot of pressure on the kids to absolutely love kindergarten. It seems to make it even harder for kids that are feeling nervous or ambivalent. You've gotten lots of good advice...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-11-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 110,458
Posted By newmamalizzy
We had blue corn nachos with taco meat, black...

We had blue corn nachos with taco meat, black beans, saut?ed onions, peppers and corn, and black olives.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By newmamalizzy
What about focusing on independence in different...

What about focusing on independence in different situations, like shopping trips, the mall, paying for things by themselves, etc? Not quite the same as what you're talking about, but still fostering...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-30-2016, 11:21 AM
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Views: 110,458
Posted By newmamalizzy
I bought too many groceries!! Emergency! I...

I bought too many groceries!! Emergency!

I have boneless pork ribs in the slow cooker, but I think I'll serve those tomorrow, with leftover baked potato hash and corn on the cob.

Tonight I...
Forum: Toddler Health   06-29-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By newmamalizzy
My first thought with a random fever is always a...

My first thought with a random fever is always a virus. I generally don't use a fever reducer for that level of fever unless there's pain or discomfort, or if the child can't rest. I like to be able...
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