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Forum: Meal Planning   01-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,763
Posted By loveandgarbage
I am in awe of those of you who have larger...

I am in awe of those of you who have larger families and don't spend that much per month! We don't live in a particularly high COL area, but a gallon of organic milk is still about $6, a bunch of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By loveandgarbage
Oh I've been there! Even if you don't think you...

Oh I've been there! Even if you don't think you are, you are doing a good job. Going from one to two is a huge adjustment for everyone, you included!! When I had my second it was very difficult for...
Forum: Learning at School   11-14-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By loveandgarbage
Completely inappropriate and ignorant comment...

Completely inappropriate and ignorant comment from the teacher. The idea that a mother's life can solely revolve around her child (single mama, partnered mama, working mama, stay at home mama, or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By loveandgarbage
I have a very willful and sometimes...

I have a very willful and sometimes difficult child, too. Something that I continually remind myself of is that he will not be this way forever... someday he will be an adult, and if I've done my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,738
Posted By loveandgarbage
My kids can be total nutjobs, but when they want...

My kids can be total nutjobs, but when they want to be they are very calm, thoughtful, and introspective. And I think with age and maturity they will continue on that path. Honestly sometimes when I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-22-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By loveandgarbage
My first had a slight tongue-tie and my third...

My first had a slight tongue-tie and my third had a more average (?) tongue-tie. For this current little one I decided not to snip (hadn't heard of the laser treatment, wow!) and it was a good...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-22-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By loveandgarbage
I'm in the camp of CANDY. It's Halloween, it's a...

I'm in the camp of CANDY. It's Halloween, it's a special day, why not? If parents don't want their kids to consume candy they usually don't take them trick-or-treating! I always hand out yummy earth...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-22-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By loveandgarbage
Echoing tropicana, you are the one who can...

Echoing tropicana, you are the one who can legally make the decision. If you don't want it, don't do it. Sure, it may cause friction in your relationship, but hopefully your partner will eventually...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-21-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By loveandgarbage
Thanks mama! It helps to know I'm not alone in...

Thanks mama! It helps to know I'm not alone in this as all of my IRL nursing mama friends seem to not be affected this way. Not that I would wish this on them, or you! One thing that works magic is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-20-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By loveandgarbage
Hey all. Anyone else have immune issues when...

Hey all. Anyone else have immune issues when nursing, like getting sick all the time? The sickest I've ever been was when DS2 was nursing (during those two winter seasons I was sick with something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By loveandgarbage
Thank you! We're trying to do bedtime earlier...

Thank you! We're trying to do bedtime earlier now as I think some of it might be tiredness. But it's easier said than done. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By loveandgarbage
Thanks! I think I needed to hear that "I'm doing...

Thanks! I think I needed to hear that "I'm doing a good job" because I certainly don't feel that way haha. DH and I always look inward when issues with our kids come up. And more often than not I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By loveandgarbage
To answer the original question, no clue! I'm...

To answer the original question, no clue! I'm going through similar things with my kids, too, so all I really have is commiseration. I guess my only suggestion is to have her do chores that directly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By loveandgarbage
Hey all! Thanks in advance for taking the time...

Hey all! Thanks in advance for taking the time to read! So I fully believe in gentle discipline. We have a really lax household for the most part. My older one rarely pushed limits (a little...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By loveandgarbage
1-2 was harder for me. There was of course an...

1-2 was harder for me. There was of course an adjustment in first becoming a mom, but I just loved the experience altogether. When I had my second he was really high needs and I also had a 2 yr old...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By loveandgarbage
I've had two hospital and one home births. DS2...

I've had two hospital and one home births. DS2 was a hospital birth (VBAC) and it was pretty great! As long as you have a solid birth plan that plans for pushy interventions, you should be fine....
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,506
Posted By loveandgarbage
I do onesies for the riding up reason, too. It's...

I do onesies for the riding up reason, too. It's not such a big deal in warmer months but I really like onesies when it's colder. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By loveandgarbage
Some kids aren't interested in playing because...

Some kids aren't interested in playing because they're just interested in people and need constant interaction. DS2 falls into that category! It helps that his older brother and he are good...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By loveandgarbage
My oldest wipes (at least!) but...

My oldest wipes (at least!) but hates flushing and washing his hands. Do you believe in a rewards system? Like, if she wipes she gets something. We have a helper chart thing and do stickers-- but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,217
Posted By loveandgarbage
EBF with every child-- first one was 15 months...

EBF with every child-- first one was 15 months (caught the egg and conceived), second one 11 months and DS3 is now almost 7 months and nothing yet. I feel like it'll come back sooner again maybe but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,168
Posted By loveandgarbage
Good for you, mama!

Good for you, mama!
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,168
Posted By loveandgarbage
You are the mom and you are the boss. I know not...

You are the mom and you are the boss. I know not everyone feels this way, but compromise is out of the question especially when you are a first time mom. Your partner should know that and get used...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By loveandgarbage
I'm so sorry, OP. I've been there and am back...

I'm so sorry, OP. I've been there and am back there now too in some ways as I have a 6 month old! But my husband has always been very understanding. I'm sorry that yours isn't. And yeah, he has NO...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By loveandgarbage
Eating organic will cost you, but you know that!...

Eating organic will cost you, but you know that! Some ideas:
-shop bulk bins, stock up when things are on sale
-purchase a meat share from a local farm, an entire animal, etc
-only eat in season...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-15-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By loveandgarbage
My kids didn't eat much solids til about 1.5...

My kids didn't eat much solids til about 1.5 years. It took a lot out of me, especially the second time. I feel ya! Something that helped me was offering water in a sippy cup after a year. That way...
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