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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-20-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,752
Posted By segolilymama
There are definitely big differences between...

There are definitely big differences between pack-rats (learned behavior) and hoarders (mental instability issue). My DH is a total pack-rat - he still has not gone through the 12 boxes of stuff...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By segolilymama
I was going to recommend the nets as well - IKEA...

I was going to recommend the nets as well - IKEA has them, too, super cheap (if you have access to an IKEA!).
 
Lego: I live with 10 boys. You can imagine the number of Lego around our house. We...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By segolilymama
I can't tell where you are geographically, but...

I can't tell where you are geographically, but want to wish you the best of luck! I am part of a some-what similar group in Herriman, UT - www.ayalahills.com (http://www.ayalahills.com). One of the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By segolilymama
jasprann - first of all, another hug coming your...

jasprann - first of all, another hug coming your way. I can relate in some ways to what you are going through. It may help you to know that even with planned pregnancies - like my current one that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By segolilymama
-Commuting time 0, my midwife does all appts at...

-Commuting time 0, my midwife does all appts at my home
-Wait time before appointment - again, 0
-Time with assistants/nurses/etc. - when she brings an assistant, they work together, so this is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-26-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By segolilymama
In our case (12 kids total, from 3 different...

In our case (12 kids total, from 3 different families - 6 live at home full time, 2 half time, and 4 every other weekend) we really let the kids decide a lot of it. There are only 2 girls - they are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-21-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By segolilymama
What a great cabin! Enjoy your new adventure!

What a great cabin! Enjoy your new adventure!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-21-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By segolilymama
don't feel stupid, MommaKitten! You are on a new...

don't feel stupid, MommaKitten! You are on a new adventure, one that our society has surely NOT trained you for!
 
There are some great suggestions above (solar lights, water cooler, propane...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-21-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,155
Posted By segolilymama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aricha http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360533/i-need-to-vent#post_17074991)

Children who have been...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-14-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 27,967
Posted By segolilymama
Done so far today:   had breakfast dealt...

Done so far today:
 
had breakfast
dealt with schedule for the week (usual Monday scheduling time got postponed til today!)
Answered business emails
 
To Do:
2 scrapbook layouts
sew fabric...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By segolilymama
Peaceful you should have a blanket giveaway on...

Peaceful you should have a blanket giveaway on one of the due date club forums - ship to anyone who will pay the shipping lol!
 
I'm not due until December but the decluttering/cleaning here has...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-07-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By segolilymama
As someone with a lot of experience in this...

As someone with a lot of experience in this area, I will throw out one piece of advice: don't focus too much on trying to not rock the boat. the boat WILL rock! There will be many changes in your...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,512
Posted By segolilymama
111 with a baby on the way (so I expect another...

111 with a baby on the way (so I expect another 48 or so). But 111 so far!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 27,967
Posted By segolilymama
Thanks for the welcome!   Today I have:   ...

Thanks for the welcome!
 
Today I have:
 
gone to allergy appt
ate lunch
primed a HUGE room in our private school that we are re-painting this summer (that was hours of work)
got DS2 to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 27,967
Posted By segolilymama
What a fun thread - I have been doing the...

What a fun thread - I have been doing the 15-minute clean up/declutter sessions for years (FlyLady was my hero when my kids were younger) - so i hope you all don't mind my jumping in here to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By segolilymama
I would add one thing to all the above advice -...

I would add one thing to all the above advice - if you eat pork, and the current owner is wanting to give you pigs - take one or two. they are relatively easy to care for (feed & water them as you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,761
Posted By segolilymama
I will chime in on the recomendation of...

I will chime in on the recomendation of mediation. Personally, I would try to stay away from a court-appointed guardian ad litum or other types of court-ordered assessments - these folks, as...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By segolilymama
HI there - first of all, congrats on your new...

HI there - first of all, congrats on your new little one - that will be a big, exciting change for everyone, for sure. AND it will be a huge transition for everyone, including your daughter.
 
My...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,491
Posted By segolilymama
You could always just go with a pregnancy tea -...

You could always just go with a pregnancy tea - RRL, etc. No worries, plus you know you are doing something good for you & baby :)
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By segolilymama
I always have 3 days of prodromal labor before...

I always have 3 days of prodromal labor before each birth (3 times now, expecting it to happen again in December lol). It's frustrating, for sure. But honestly, rest, stay hydrated, and know birth...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By segolilymama
Vocal, that may be one of the most accurate,...

Vocal, that may be one of the most accurate, perfect descriptions of the step-parent role I have ever heard. Thank you for putting so much of what we, as the steps, deal with. OF COURSE we can't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By segolilymama
Sounds like you need to have a good 'house...

Sounds like you need to have a good 'house meeting' and get the 'men' to all create their own agreements - let them generate what they are going to do to help, as well as what the consequences will...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By segolilymama
Here's my one added piece of advice: bring LOTS...

Here's my one added piece of advice: bring LOTS of diapers & a change of clothes for each leg of the flight. I have travelled a ton with my kids, and IDK if it's the altitude or what, but ALL of the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-15-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By segolilymama
I agree with the last 2 posts - issues like this...

I agree with the last 2 posts - issues like this always flow from some unmet need - maybe it is accurate that it is a need to stay connected with you/have you stay connected with them while they are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By segolilymama
In my experience (now on 4th pregnancy), our...

In my experience (now on 4th pregnancy), our bodies get 'trained' to be pregnant. By #3, as soon as I realized I was a day late, I had sore boobs, and within a few weeks I was showing a bit & felt...
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