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Forum: January 2012   05-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,293
Posted By urbangoddess2
Normal stuff for me:  eggs, granola, yoghurt. ...

Normal stuff for me:  eggs, granola, yoghurt.  Tonight I had a taco salad.....tummy wasn't liking that.  Will try toast.  Really missing my lattés and coffee :(
Forum: January 2012   05-03-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,385
Posted By urbangoddess2
I got my BFP last night, due January 3 (same...

I got my BFP last night, due January 3 (same birthday as my FIL, uncle IL and mum!).  We've been trying since February this year and I just celebrated my birthday, so this is a nice present for me :)
Forum: January 2012   05-03-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,251
Posted By urbangoddess2
This is my first pregnancy and after doing a lot...

This is my first pregnancy and after doing a lot of research (with help of MDC!) I am planning a homebirth.  If that's not possible, then a non-medicated birth (unless absolutely necessary---like...
Forum: January 2012   05-03-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,354
Posted By urbangoddess2
Been feeling queasy, gassy and bloated all week...

Been feeling queasy, gassy and bloated all week (although I didn't take a HPC until last night--so now I know why!).  Sensitive to smells, sensitive BBs and a bit overemotional.  This is my first,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By urbangoddess2
I call myself a domestic engineer and human...

I call myself a domestic engineer and human development manager.  I cook, clean, do repairs, organize and decorate as well as raise the kids.  I don't think there's every been a time that I've had a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By urbangoddess2
I'm like wemoon.  I grew up in a neighbourhood...

I'm like wemoon.  I grew up in a neighbourhood where the kids were always at someone else's house.  We played until their (or my) parents kicked us out.  It wasn't structured, and everyone got kool...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,397
Posted By urbangoddess2
I can't say I'd be comfortable with putting my...

I can't say I'd be comfortable with putting my kids on the train alone (they're 8 and 11), but you know your child and the safety situation of the trains.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,573
Posted By urbangoddess2
When my DSS was 3, I had him on the back of my...

When my DSS was 3, I had him on the back of my bike and he was wearing a t-shirt on a warm spring day (I was wearing sleeveless) and this woman stopped me and yelled at me because he wans't wearing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By urbangoddess2
My only rule is food has to be chewed at a...

My only rule is food has to be chewed at a normal pace, posture has to be correct and proper table manners have to be used.  No hunching over the plate to make less distance between plate and mouth,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By urbangoddess2
Give him a bit of space and let him know you...

Give him a bit of space and let him know you love him.  My brother also left my mom to move in with our dad and doesn't speak to her.  I don't believe he does it out of spite (he loves her) but he...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,394
Posted By urbangoddess2
It might be too much for a 3 hour long party, so...

It might be too much for a 3 hour long party, so if you plan the more complicated stuff for later, you might not even get around to it.  I threw a spa party for my 11y/o DSD last year (6 girls in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,646
Posted By urbangoddess2
13 isn't so young and 17 isn't so old, in my...

13 isn't so young and 17 isn't so old, in my opinion.  When I was 13, we were all acutely aware of sex and about half of the kids in my grade 7 class were sexually active (with other 13 year olds). ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,570
Posted By urbangoddess2
If that's what she wants, then let her get them...

If that's what she wants, then let her get them and pay for them.  If you don't agree, just don't give your consent (if where you live requires they be of a certain age).  Piercing is a personal...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By urbangoddess2
A child running on a full tank of junk food is...

A child running on a full tank of junk food is like running your gasoline car on a full tank of water.  She's just getting empty calories and in most cases, things that are detrimental to her health...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-05-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By urbangoddess2
I just have one menu plan for the week.  If DH...

I just have one menu plan for the week.  If DH gets home from work late, he gets a plate of whatever the rest of us ate for dinner or he can make himself sandwiches.  It's a personal preference of...
Forum: Learning at School   03-05-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By urbangoddess2
I don't think I'd talk to the child or his...

I don't think I'd talk to the child or his parents (since he and they are entitled to their opinion, even if it's a bit strange).  I would talk with your son about the importance of standing up for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-28-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 334
Posted By urbangoddess2
Just tell them to take it outside, and let your...

Just tell them to take it outside, and let your bf know how you feel about it.  I personally would look at it as "practice" for their sport.  They are trained in martial arts how to fight without...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By urbangoddess2
I was in your SO's place when I first became a...

I was in your SO's place when I first became a SM.  I didn't want to be the evil SM.  The kids already loved me before I moved in and I didn't want to mess that up.  But after a while, they got out...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By urbangoddess2
I don't see anything wrong with reusing name...

I don't see anything wrong with reusing name ideas.  I've pretty much had all of my (future) children named since I was 13.  Now it's up to biology to come up with the gender...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By urbangoddess2
You could borrow a (southern) Dutch tradition: ...

You could borrow a (southern) Dutch tradition:  post-birth "baby borrels" (baby 'drink'), which are organised by the parents.  Invite everyone to your house after the birth and offer some snacks and...
Forum: Family Planning   02-26-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,558
Posted By urbangoddess2
I wouldn't dare comment on how many children...

I wouldn't dare comment on how many children other people have.  I think it would be irresponsible for ME to have more children if I couldn't support my existing kids basic needs.  I'm from a large...
Forum: Family Planning   02-26-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By urbangoddess2
You should start taking vitamins right away if...

You should start taking vitamins right away if you are TTC right now.  Health Canada (I'm CDN) says to start 6 months before TTC.  My doctor said 3 months.  Nobody really knows how long it will take...
Forum: Family Planning   02-26-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By urbangoddess2
If you don't like hormonal BC, you can try...

If you don't like hormonal BC, you can try natural family planning/charting.  This way you get to experience your natural cycle.  I recently went off the BC pill (after 6 years) and I didn't realize...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-26-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By urbangoddess2
Sounds just like my SDD11.  Greasy hair, greasy...

Sounds just like my SDD11.  Greasy hair, greasy face, zits, body odour, etc, etc.  I tried being kind and explaining that her body is changing and she needs to take care of these things.  But she's...
Forum: Family Safety   02-26-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,189
Posted By urbangoddess2
Law concerning child seats in Canada:   ...

Law concerning child seats in Canada:
 
Children under the age of eight, who weigh 18 kg or more but less than 36 kg (40-80 lbs.), and who stand less than 145 cm (57 ins. or 4 ft. 9 ins.) must...
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