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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I had an incident at the park today where I...

I had an incident at the park today where I thought for several minutes (probably about 12 minutes, but it felt like hours!) that my 5-year-old girl had been kidnapped. All the moms on the (very...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,182
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
Jim Gaffigan's wife

Jim Gaffigan's wife
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
Manx Lullaby   Jesus Loves Me   ...

Manx Lullaby
 
Jesus Loves Me
 
Edelweiss
 
Silent Night and other Christmas carols
 
Said the Kind Kangaroo
 
Forum: Homebirth   02-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,791
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I'd say it's a pretty normal request, and it's...

I'd say it's a pretty normal request, and it's for your own (and your baby's) benefit. Also, some midwives purposely say things like this in front of your partner so that your partner knows beyond a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,409
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
1st--On hands and knees in birth tub.   ...

1st--On hands and knees in birth tub.
 
2nd--Squatting with the aid of a birth stool. Baby came out really fast.
 
3rd--Squatting with the aid of a birth stool. Baby came out super fast again....
Forum: Family Planning   01-27-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 7,813
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
This applies to me, too. I would like to try to...

This applies to me, too. I would like to try to conceive in July-September of this year, so as to end up with a late spring/early summer 2015 baby. I don't want the new baby's birthday to be too...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-26-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I am considering conceiving a 4th child, and I...

I am considering conceiving a 4th child, and I am trying to plan ahead. After horrible engorgement and mastitis issues (with all of my babies, but especially with my 3rd), I swore that if I ever had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,463
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I would love to see some ideas for...

I would love to see some ideas for easy-to-understand and easy-to-do science projects and experiments.
 
Please enter me in the contest. I subscribed to the blog.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,692
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I shared on...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/melissa012205/status/334315189585448960
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,692
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I really like a lot of these suggestions and am...

I really like a lot of these suggestions and am already implementing many of them. The last one in particular, "Think big (theme-based learning, project-based learning)," is something I want to do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
Does anyone have any suggestions for web...

Does anyone have any suggestions for web sites/curricula that offer writing prompts for students at a 1st-2nd grade level? Thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,101
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
Why homeschool? Because each child is an...

Why homeschool? Because each child is an individual, and homeschooling allows me to select the books and materials which are the most interesting and effective for each of my three children. They...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-03-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
We *have* gotten together for playdates before...

We *have* gotten together for playdates before and (I hope) will do so in the future.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I should say that we attend church together, and...

I should say that we attend church together, and it is a pretty small church. We see each other on an at-least-weekly basis.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-03-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
You're probably right; this post might be more...

You're probably right; this post might be more appropriate under that heading. I don't know how to move it now, so if a moderator wants to do that, that would be fine with me.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-03-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
A friend of mine asked on Facebook that anyone...

A friend of mine asked on Facebook that anyone who chooses not to vaccinate let her know so she can protect her baby, who is only a few months old and is not fully vaccinated yet. I know she is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-08-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
#1 @ 40 weeks + 2 days: reaaaally long labor (I...

#1 @ 40 weeks + 2 days: reaaaally long labor (I call it 2 1/2 days; my midwives said technically less than that, but still long)
#2 @ 41 weeks + 1 day: about 3 hours
#3 @ 42 weeks: about 3 hours...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
My husband has health insurance through his...

My husband has health insurance through his work, but my kids and I, for the past several years, have had a (not very good) cheap plan with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield that I got through...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-10-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,899
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I nursed my firstborn, a boy, until he was 16...

I nursed my firstborn, a boy, until he was 16 months old. He lost interest at that point, perhaps because my milk either dried up or didn't taste the same, as I was about five months pregnant with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,821
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I was just watching an episode of "Lark Rise to...

I was just watching an episode of "Lark Rise to Candleford" (great show, BTW), and there was an older female character who looked into the eyes of a younger character and told her she was pregnant...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I think it's misleading when nursing enthusiasts...

I think it's misleading when nursing enthusiasts claim that breastfeeding doesn't hurt. Maybe for a lucky few women, it never does, but in my experience with nursing my three kiddos, sometimes it...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-11-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
I liked The Happiness Project, by Gretchen...

I liked The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. Also, although I'm not really a writer, I do like to read about writing, so I'm enjoying a book called Write Your Heart Out, by Rebecca McClanahan.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-14-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
Thanks for the ideas, lindsayjean. I guess I...

Thanks for the ideas, lindsayjean. I guess I don't really play with him very often...usually if I want to spend time with him, I read him a book! I will try to make an effort to play creatively WITH...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-14-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
My 4-year-old son very rarely plays with toys....

My 4-year-old son very rarely plays with toys. He is smart in some ways--for example, he knew could identify all the letters of the alphabet and tell me what sounds they made by about 18 months, and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By MamaMakingMemories
THANK YOU for all the great suggestions! I will...

THANK YOU for all the great suggestions! I will definitely be using some of them to distract myself over the next few weeks!
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