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Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-21-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Caryliz
I travel frequently for work - occasionally it's...

I travel frequently for work - occasionally it's optional, though mostly it's not - and have some thoughts, though I have to admit I've never spent 6 nights away from the boys. My schedule is more...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Caryliz
HI there - It's been awhile since your original...

HI there - It's been awhile since your original post: how's it going?
 
I first did WW about 9 years ago and lost 50 pounds - just in time, as a PP pointed out, to get pregnant! LOL. Lost all the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-21-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Caryliz
I don't have any advice, but wanted to boost...

I don't have any advice, but wanted to boost this post in the hopes that others would jump in! My DS1 weaned at 4, and when I gave birth to his brother about 18 months later, actively started asking...
Forum: Games   03-07-2013, 12:58 PM
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Views: 66,534
Posted By Caryliz
cute

cute
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Caryliz
I'm hoping other moms of boys out there have...

I'm hoping other moms of boys out there have encountered this and will have some good ideas: our DS2 (24 mos.) has discovered his penis, in a big way. I'm ok with that, except that he will smoosh...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Caryliz
Here are some more suggestions that have worked...

Here are some more suggestions that have worked for us:
 
DS2 loves to announce the colors of all kinds of everyday things. So at dinnertime we talk about "eating your colors" instead of "eating...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-17-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Caryliz
You don't say how old your kids are, but I...

You don't say how old your kids are, but I recently had a very similar conversation with my 7yo DS1. He goes to day camp, and the camp day is actually longer than the school day, so he's asked that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-29-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Caryliz
Cold bean salads! My favorite is this:   2...

Cold bean salads! My favorite is this:
 
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (kudos to those of you who cook your own; I don't)
1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/4 - 1/2 red...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-28-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Caryliz
I agree it's definitely easier to transition...

I agree it's definitely easier to transition from working in an office to working remotely for the same company - you've already established your credibility and relationships with co-workers, and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Caryliz
I'm wondering if any other working mamas out...

I'm wondering if any other working mamas out there have, or have had, a live-in nanny (or live-in help of any kind)?
 
We have 2 DS's, one who is finishing up first grade and one 15 months old....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-01-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By Caryliz
Wow - I cannot imagine going back after just a...

Wow - I cannot imagine going back after just a few weeks! I was self-employed when I had DS1, and I took 6 months off. Both DH and I were self-employed and had irregular income (he as a freelance...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Caryliz
Yes! The second one can be wonderfully...

Yes! The second one can be wonderfully different! It's true! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
 
DS1 was also a terrible sleeper - a great napper, but a terrible sleeper at...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-29-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Caryliz
ITA with the PP who characterized this as a...

ITA with the PP who characterized this as a MAJOR quality of life issue - I work 50 - 60 hours/week at a corporate job, travel for work, and have 3 kids under the age of 7, including a 13...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-27-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,808
Posted By Caryliz
Hi Mama!   Our DS2 arrived in the middle of...

Hi Mama!
 
Our DS2 arrived in the middle of the night in our drafty old house in the dead of winter in upstate NY, so I actually spent a fair amount of time thinking about this...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Caryliz
I don't think there's a clear answer here -...

I don't think there's a clear answer here - which is probably not at all what you wanted to hear! I only have two kids, but can tell you that they are like chalk and cheese when it comes to bedtime...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,315
Posted By Caryliz
I've talked with DS about it and he says there's...

I've talked with DS about it and he says there's no pain or discomfort at all, and his urine is not cloudy, so I'm not inclined to *think* there's an infection - all the same, I'm watching the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,315
Posted By Caryliz
I am completely at a loss here. Our DS1, who...

I am completely at a loss here. Our DS1, who potty-trained in a matter of days just before the age of 3 and has never had an accident since, has had a series of accidents over the past few weeks -...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-27-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Caryliz
Although I don't wish this level of...

Although I don't wish this level of sleep-deprivation on anyone - it is nice to know I'm not the only one in this boat! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
Luckily I've had a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Caryliz
 What a great idea! I fed him sweet potato...


What a great idea! I fed him sweet potato pancakes the other day and they were a huge hit. I'm learning he doesn't like finger foods to be cold (thus cooked carrots straight from the fridge are a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Caryliz
Thanks for all the good ideas, mamas!   In...

Thanks for all the good ideas, mamas!
 
In answer to various questions - yes, he has been drinking water for some time and manages quite well with the sippy cup on his own. And he loves to *hold*...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Caryliz
So DS2 is nearly a year old, and I really need...

So DS2 is nearly a year old, and I really need some creative ideas for solid foods he can feed himself. His favorite foods, hands-down, are cheerios, teething biscuits, and really hard toast (I use...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Caryliz
I realize that STTN is relative. And I certainly...

I realize that STTN is relative. And I certainly don't expect my LO to sleep through until morning without waking, especially considering he goes down by 7pm! That said - I do wish he'd sleep more...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-11-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Caryliz
DS2 is now almost 1 year old, and it seems to me...

DS2 is now almost 1 year old, and it seems to me that he has been sleeping for shorter stretches in the past few months (during which time I have been working longer hours and traveling more) than...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-11-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Caryliz
We also searched for a new care provider while I...

We also searched for a new care provider while I was on maternity leave with #2, and the question I found most useful was asking if they would wear the baby. Some thought I was nuts (they were out),...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Caryliz
My DS1 has what I would call severe "time...

My DS1 has what I would call severe "time anxiety", and I really need to find some coping mechanisms for him or ways to help. He is not, in general, an anxious kid. He is very bright, outgoing,...
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