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Forum: Parenting   05-18-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,812
Posted By amandaleigh37
We have many little boys in our neighborhood,...

We have many little boys in our neighborhood, who play together outside nearly every day.
 
Our backyard is right up against next door neighbor's backyard. They have boys also, the oldest is 8yo....
Forum: Women's Health   10-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By amandaleigh37
What should we do while we wait to see if they...

What should we do while we wait to see if they actually get chicken pox? I know it can be dangerous to pregnant women who are not immune, and I know they can be contagious a few days before they...
Forum: Unschooling   08-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By amandaleigh37
Hello! I'm not in your part of the state, which...

Hello! I'm not in your part of the state, which is too bad, because it seems we have a lot in common. I have a 5 year old, 3 year old, and 10 month old. I'm so glad to know at least one other local...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-22-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By amandaleigh37
Just stumbled on this thread and thought I would...

Just stumbled on this thread and thought I would add to it, for others who may be looking later.
 
Marisol was our midwife and we love her. Not only is she thorough and competent in her care, she...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By amandaleigh37
We try to say something like "What you did hurt...

We try to say something like "What you did hurt your brother. Is there anything you can do to make him feel better?" Sometimes they will offer a hug/kiss (and if it is refused that is ok too), or we...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By amandaleigh37
My kids are similar in age to yours and they...

My kids are similar in age to yours and they love when I buy a bag of balloons for them to blow up and play with.... They let go and shoot them all over the house, then we tie a few and they bonk...
Forum: Parenting   10-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,401
Posted By amandaleigh37
  Quote:i was hoping there would be...


Quote:i was hoping there would be suggestions as to how to bring it up in a loving peaceful way, that's what i was looking for.


 
I don't think there really is a good way to bring up...
Forum: Parenting   10-13-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,920
Posted By amandaleigh37
Yes! We have some from this Etsy shop:  ...

Yes! We have some from this Etsy shop:
 ...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By amandaleigh37
Going from 0 to 1 was tough, but not that bad...

Going from 0 to 1 was tough, but not that bad because it was mostly exciting and fun doing everything for the first time :)
 
Going from 1 to 2 was very rough. I felt bad that my first child...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By amandaleigh37
My husband and I have an online business (in...

My husband and I have an online business (in addition to his full-time job) and it's kept us pretty busy since we started a year and a half ago. I can only really work on it when my kids are...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,213
Posted By amandaleigh37
If something were to happen to me tomorrow, and...

If something were to happen to me tomorrow, and my family needed to find an outside person to do the work I do every day - that person would be paid a salary and nobody would debate the authenticity...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,979
Posted By amandaleigh37
Be *very* careful if you do this. I have driven...

Be *very* careful if you do this. I have driven >1 1/2 hrs and purchased MANY items from IKEA over several years. On the last trip, I bought a few shelving units and a cubby storage unit. Because of...
Forum: Gardening   03-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By amandaleigh37
Great, thanks for the reply! Do you have any...

Great, thanks for the reply! Do you have any idea how much I should add? 1-2 inches?
Forum: Gardening   03-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By amandaleigh37
Last year was our first real garden. We have 8...

Last year was our first real garden. We have 8 raised beds (4x8 feet each). We did not use compost, fertilizer, or anything at all, and everything grew pretty well. We were happy with it...
Forum: Site Help   02-15-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By amandaleigh37
So we now know that the Jan/Feb issue was never...

So we now know that the Jan/Feb issue was never printed. I love Mothering and understand this had to be a tough decision, but there were several posts from mods here saying the "Jan/Feb issue will...
Forum: August 2011   02-14-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By amandaleigh37
Thanks everyone! Just returned from my...

Thanks everyone!

Just returned from my ultrasound and my peanut is in there doing fine, heart beating away. The measurements put me at 10 weeks, which is much earlier than I thought I was, and...
Forum: August 2011   02-13-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,347
Posted By amandaleigh37
Well I was sure my last one was the last one...

Well I was sure my last one was the last one http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif So yes, this will DEFINITELY be the last one (third). My hubby will get snipped ASAP.
Forum: August 2011   02-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By amandaleigh37
I'm taking the New Chapter "perfect prenatal",...

I'm taking the New Chapter "perfect prenatal", my midwife recommended. They aren't too big and don't taste bad at all, so I don't have a problem taking them. Remembering 3x a day is tough though but...
Forum: August 2011   02-13-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By amandaleigh37
I had my first midwife appt on Thursday. I had...

I had my first midwife appt on Thursday. I had no idea of my LMP but we talked about possibilities and symptoms (I had felt movements already) and she felt my uterus and said I could be as far as...
Forum: August 2011   02-04-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By amandaleigh37
Thanks for the welcome...

Thanks for the welcome http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Yes it's a quite different experience than the other 2 times - where we were trying and knew to the day when we...
Forum: August 2011   02-03-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By amandaleigh37
Hi ladies, About 3 weeks ago my husband had a...

Hi ladies,
About 3 weeks ago my husband had a dream that I found out I was pregnant and tried to push him off a bridge! (We have 2 boys - 4yo and 18mos - and have decided we are DONE. Gave away all...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,372
Posted By amandaleigh37
I'm sure you're fine. Your little one is still...

I'm sure you're fine. Your little one is still very tiny and well-protected in there http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By amandaleigh37
Thanks for all the replies! Good to know this is...

Thanks for all the replies! Good to know this is somewhat common http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I ate bacon last night.

A little bit.

It was good....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By amandaleigh37
I stopped eating meat a little over a year ago....

I stopped eating meat a little over a year ago. I don't miss it at all. Except now I'm pregnant (not sure exactly how far I am - somewhere around 8-12 weeks?) and suddenly craving meat. A Burger...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-26-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,531
Posted By amandaleigh37
This is what I'm dreading most about this...

This is what I'm dreading most about this (unexpected) pregnancy. We were done at our 2 boys, and already had gone through the "hope it's a girl!" comments with our second. In my extended family,...
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