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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,472
Posted By csteely
Very inspiring to hear everyone's goals! We are...

Very inspiring to hear everyone's goals! We are in a crunch this year paying for daycare for two, so we're in a holding pattern of trying not to go deeper into debt :(

Some goals that would help:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By csteely
Just wanted to post an update. My husband and I...

Just wanted to post an update. My husband and I decided to go change her middle name to the name we (really, me) wanted to give her originally. That way we don't need to change the name that she's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By csteely
Thank you for all the replies and food for...

Thank you for all the replies and food for thought! At this point I'm leaning toward just using the name with her, and letting her choose later if she wants to legally change it. If she were younger...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By csteely
Thank you for sharing! That's helpful to hear.

Thank you for sharing! That's helpful to hear.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By csteely
In need of a gut check, and not sure the best...

In need of a gut check, and not sure the best place to post this but I'll start somewhere. This has been on my mind a lot lately. I have a 12 month old dd, my second. Her name was my second choice,...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,483
Posted By csteely
Ooh! So many great ones. Our favorites thus far:...

Ooh! So many great ones. Our favorites thus far:
Anything by Ezra Jack Keats
Mo Willems
Jon Klassen books

And my new favorite favorite (as a knitting freak): Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,740
Posted By csteely
I second the Rainbow Fish. That was was culled...

I second the Rainbow Fish. That was was culled quickly. 
 
Also can't stand the give a mouse a cookie/moose a muffin stories. Not sure why... maybe they're just not fun to read? So many great...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   06-01-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By csteely
Thank you! That is great to hear. Since we...

Thank you! That is great to hear. Since we posted my husband accepted a job locally so we won't be heading up to AK, at least not now, but helpful to know a bit more about Fairbanks.
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-07-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By csteely
Hi - We may need to move to Fairbanks for my...

Hi - We may need to move to Fairbanks for my husband's job. I'm feeling a bit anxious about leaving Portland (kind of a Shangri-la for kid-raising) and moving further away from family on the east...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By csteely
@pek64, Well, we do eat mostly healthy desserts...

@pek64, Well, we do eat mostly healthy desserts - for DD, honey and tangerines are a big treat (presented with a basket of mixed wrapped candy and tangerines while trick or treating - she chose a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By csteely
Ah, hadn't seen that one - thanks! Also found...

Ah, hadn't seen that one - thanks! Also found this, which is pretty relevant right...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By csteely
I'm wondering how others handle dessert. I've...

I'm wondering how others handle dessert. I've read a bit of Ellyn Satter, and would like to be able to follow her guidelines for DD to just eat as much (or as little) as she wants of the food we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By csteely
I'm looking for feedback on a possible strategy...

I'm looking for feedback on a possible strategy for getting my 3 yo DD to become more independent going to sleep. She starts out the night in her own bed (cosleeps with us for about 1/2 the night),...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By csteely
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Qestia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358993/loft-for-big-girl-bed#post_17056735)
 
Also--the bed can...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By csteely
Thanks! Good to remember... I was thinking...

Thanks! Good to remember... I was thinking strategic use of mattress covers would be a good idea. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By csteely
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tbone_kneegrabber http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358993/loft-for-big-girl-bed#post_17055751)

I know...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By csteely
Not sure if this is the right forum for this,...

Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but would love some feedback.
 
DD1 will be 3.5 when our new baby is born. We are thinking of buying an Ikea Kura bed now, and having her sleep under...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-15-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By csteely
She does know I'm pregnant, and I was worried...

She does know I'm pregnant, and I was worried that talking to her about how my boobs were changing might make her associate the baby with interfering with her nursing (baby=bad!). But maybe I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-12-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By csteely
That is a great idea -  I used to read, back...

That is a great idea -  I used to read, back when nursing sessions were so long ;) but it worth revisiting for the distraction factor.
 
Thank you!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-10-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By csteely
Thank you for your support! I had all these...

Thank you for your support! I had all these ideas about how to lovingly guide her through weaning, and then of course I get pregnant! Oh well... best laid plans I guess. ;)
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-09-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By csteely
I'm 21 weeks pregnant, and I have a very...

I'm 21 weeks pregnant, and I have a very mama-centric 3 yo DD. Nursing has become really uncomfortable for me - painful and sometimes it just gives me the all-overs. I've been limiting her to a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-22-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By csteely
Thank you for all this input! It's really...

Thank you for all this input! It's really helpful to hear, especially as we are expecting #2 later this year, so getting on top of this will certainly help. We have a picture chart for the morning...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By csteely
Thanks for sharing - it is helpful to hear what...

Thanks for sharing - it is helpful to hear what works for other families. I wish I was in control of her naps, but since she's in daycare and the group still naps, I can't imagine they'll stop...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By csteely
DD is just about to turn 3, and all of a sudden...

DD is just about to turn 3, and all of a sudden she can't fall asleep at night. Last night she didn't fall asleep until after 11. I plan to try some guided relaxation with her tonight, but wondering...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By csteely
Thank you for all the great advice! Yeah, I...

Thank you for all the great advice! Yeah, I think I will just relax about it. I checked in with the teacher/guide today, and she said from her perspective, it's become a power struggle, so probably...
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