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Forum: Breastfeeding   12-18-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By michellemomx3
We night weaned our DD#1 at 21 months. Her dad...

We night weaned our DD#1 at 21 months. Her dad took her and held her and soothed her back to sleep. This took about a week. I was two months pregnant and just couldn't do the night nursings anymore....
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-18-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By michellemomx3
That is the ONLY way my DD#1 would take a bath...

That is the ONLY way my DD#1 would take a bath for the first few months of her life, until she could sit up on her own. I wrapped her up in a towel and sat up in the tub with her and used my free...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-30-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By michellemomx3
Someone just asked me that directly and I just...

Someone just asked me that directly and I just answered them directly. As in he said, "Your children sure are beautiful. What are they mixed with?" So I said, "Black, their father is black." There...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-30-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By michellemomx3
There is a sticky here with free patterns:...

There is a sticky here with free patterns: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=717638 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=717638)

I used the RRP pattern for my son...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-30-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By michellemomx3
Old fleece blankets have worked wonderfully for...

Old fleece blankets have worked wonderfully for me. I used a modified version of the RRP pattern for ours.

You can sew velcro on a sewing machine but you need different equipment for putting on...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 814
Posted By michellemomx3
So. much. harder. *whew* I always adored...

So. much. harder.

*whew* I always adored kids and wanted them so badly and then we had our first child and it was so much harder than I thought in so many ways.

Just my confession. I adore my...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-25-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,302
Posted By michellemomx3
I wouldn't worry about it at all. People always...

I wouldn't worry about it at all. People always say strange things and don't think at all before they open their mouths. Be proud of your child and don't worry about everyone else.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-25-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By michellemomx3
Yes diapers made from the RRP can be sold and...

Yes diapers made from the RRP can be sold and you don't have to say that you used that pattern. She also has cover patterns and the same applies. She just asks that you not sell the pattern itself....
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-11-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,690
Posted By michellemomx3
That expression is priceless! Love the hair...

That expression is priceless!

Love the hair too, although I see what you mean. It's kind of huge but really pretty. LOL

Here's what I'd do ... wash it no more than once a week or every two...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-12-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By michellemomx3
-Shampoo & conditioner - CASTILE SOAP ...

-Shampoo & conditioner - CASTILE SOAP
-Deodorant - BAKING SODA & CORNSTARCH
-Soap - CASTILE SOAP
-Face moisturiser - OLIVE OIL (or other natural oil)
-Hand cream - OLIVE OIL
-Face...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-12-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By michellemomx3
Quote: Originally Posted by EnviroBecca...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EnviroBecca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13720647)
I seem to be the only mama who feels this...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-12-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By michellemomx3
Here are more of them than you can ever try to...

Here are more of them than you can ever try to make!
http://clothpads.wikidot.com/patterns
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,458
Posted By michellemomx3
WOW! What beautiful babes you all have! messy...

WOW! What beautiful babes you all have! messy mama, I literally sucked in my breath when I saw the photos of your gorgeous boys!!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

I don't...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-28-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,015
Posted By michellemomx3
All three of my children have the same exact...

All three of my children have the same exact skin tone! LOL Well, my second child's skin is ever so slightly darker but it's barely visible! They do have all different hair though. They also all...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By michellemomx3
The Internet is a good place to find...

The Internet is a good place to find biracial/mixed race people. I have run across a few sites but don't access them and haven't saved the links. Maybe just do a search.

You can always point out...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-28-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By michellemomx3
Here is a link to my blog post that has links to...

Here is a link to my blog post that has links to different types of diaper covers:

http://moneysavingwahm.blogspot.com/...per-cover.html...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By michellemomx3
I modify the RRP pattern with cotton/flannel...

I modify the RRP pattern with cotton/flannel inner and outer and sew four/five layers of cotton inside and then make a flat diaper out of flannel or soft cotton to fold up as an extra soaker. Very...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-28-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,900
Posted By michellemomx3
All of our prefolds are t-shirt body,...

All of our prefolds are t-shirt body, t-shirt/flannel/cotton stuffing, and flannel/cotton embellishment.

To find out exactly what size you need take a receiving blanket and fold it up in the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-28-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By michellemomx3
I love to use the RRP pattern (actually I...

I love to use the RRP pattern (actually I heavily modified it so that it really isn't even that any more but it did get me started!) and I love to use flannel and 100 percent cotton. T-shirts make...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By michellemomx3
This post in my blog links to a photo tutorial I...

This post in my blog links to a photo tutorial I posted elsewhere:

http://moneysavingwahm.blogspot.com/...t-diapers.html...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-29-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By michellemomx3
Recycled diapers ROCK! I have a very nice (altho...

Recycled diapers ROCK! I have a very nice (altho basic, which is how I like it) stash that I made myself. My cost is right at $120, which includes $55 for a used sewing machine. I have used a lot of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-30-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By michellemomx3
I was just wondering if they have them at...

I was just wondering if they have them at fabric/craft stores?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-30-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By michellemomx3
Well, I went the frugal route and scrounged...

Well, I went the frugal route and scrounged around my house and my mom's house for old t-shirts and flannel shirts, and used the free Rita's Rump Pockets...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-30-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By michellemomx3
I just love flannel!!

I just love flannel!!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-30-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,335
Posted By michellemomx3
I love orange with pink! My daughter loves...

I love orange with pink! My daughter loves turquoise with pink.
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