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Forum: Canada   01-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,748
Posted By greenbanana
Hi everyone, Ksenia's sister here...I'm...

Hi everyone,
Ksenia's sister here...I'm writing an article on the science behind a gluten-free diet. Can any of you offer anecdotes about going gluten free? Has it helped you or your kids?
Please...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By greenbanana
I'm not divorced but I've been thinking about...

I'm not divorced but I've been thinking about this lately because of a friend's situation. She and her husband were both initially keen on AP (co-sleeping and breastfeeding till age 4+,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By greenbanana
Thanks for all the insights. Given my...

Thanks for all the insights. Given my inexperience with older boys, maybe I was overly concerned about the possibility of the younger kids being hit.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By greenbanana
I think I was disturbed mainly because the...

I think I was disturbed mainly because the object used for hitting looked like a real axe and even though it was made of wood, the edges look pretty sharp.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By greenbanana
What do you do when another kid is aggressing...

What do you do when another kid is aggressing your kid in a public play area - especially if the other parent isn't dealing with it? Yesterday I was at a park and a child was running around waving a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-15-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By greenbanana
I read an article saying they're a lot more...

I read an article saying they're a lot more common than most people realize. The media focuses so much on women aged 38+ who are desperate to get pregnant that many women assume they're infertile...
Forum: December 2009   09-14-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By greenbanana
My mom had one and apparently it's more common...

My mom had one and apparently it's more common than most people think.

Check it out:

http://www.more.com/2037/2476-surpri...ancy-over-40/5...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By greenbanana
Hi, I just read online about a new study...

Hi,

I just read online about a new study that found a link between colic and male depression during the mother's pregnancy.

Has anyone heard of this before or noticed their guy was depressed...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By greenbanana
Are any of you going through menopause at the...

Are any of you going through menopause at the same time that your kids are entering puberty?

As the 39-year-old mother of a 18-month-old, I realize that will be my fate.
What's it like, and more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By greenbanana
Hi everyone, I saw this in the New York...

Hi everyone,

I saw this in the New York Times:

"A British research firm is reporting that the average weight gained during pregnancy is 14 pounds — and that’s by the babies’ fathers."

It...
Forum: Dads   06-08-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,963
Posted By greenbanana
Found this in the New York Times: "A...

Found this in the New York Times:

"A British research firm is reporting that the average weight gained during pregnancy is 14 pounds — and that’s by the babies’ fathers."

My kid just hit 18...
Forum: December 2007   09-18-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By greenbanana
[QUOTE Both my husband and I agreed that the...

[QUOTE Both my husband and I agreed that the experience made us feel even closer to our baby. When you're worried, a true realization of how much you love this little person surfaces, and you feel...
Forum: December 2007   09-17-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By greenbanana
Hi Jenn, Thanks for the virtual hug...sorry to...

Hi Jenn,
Thanks for the virtual hug...sorry to hear that you are feeling blue too. Do you think it's hormones?

I like your idea of going in for a heartbeat check. I thought of that last week and...
Forum: December 2007   09-17-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By greenbanana
Hi everyone, I've gone from happy and...

Hi everyone,

I've gone from happy and confident to anxious and blue in just a few days!

It started with a little spotting on Thursday - just one drop - my first throughout the pregnancy. I...
Forum: December 2007   09-12-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By greenbanana
I like Finn too! It was on my list, in fact, but...

I like Finn too! It was on my list, in fact, but DH wasn't keen. Didn't really go with the last name in our case.

As for the Finn/Quinn issue, I don't think it should matter, especially if you...
Forum: December 2007   09-06-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By greenbanana
I agree that it's not necessary to gorge one's...

I agree that it's not necessary to gorge one's self or get super plump during pregnancy (but fluffing out is okay too if you're built that way). I've been eating about a third more than usual but...
Forum: December 2007   08-28-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By greenbanana
You mamas are so helpful...points taken about...

You mamas are so helpful...points taken about the doggie/exotic dancer connotations of Ginger and the uber-popularity of Oliver and Sebastian. I had no idea!

Cleo seems to get the most thumbs-up....
Forum: December 2007   08-27-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By greenbanana
Hi there, I'm a expectant mama from...

Hi there,

I'm a expectant mama from Vancouver, B.C. I introduced myself about a month ago but I've been lurking ever since...

I've really enjoyed everyone else's posts and thought I should...
Forum: December 2007   07-30-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,745
Posted By greenbanana
It took us 14 months...I was starting to worry...

It took us 14 months...I was starting to worry because I was 36...although none of our tests showed anything abnormal (except DH was better than average!)...but I'd never been preggers before. At a...
Forum: December 2007   07-25-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By greenbanana
Are you from Vancouver, Washington? Or Vancouver...

Are you from Vancouver, Washington? Or Vancouver B.C.?[/QUOTE]

I'm from Vancouver, B.C. Anyone else out there?

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
Forum: December 2007   07-24-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By greenbanana
Hi all, I've been shy about posting because...

Hi all,

I've been shy about posting because this pregnancy has felt so new and vulnerable even though I'm now almost 17 weeks. I got pregnant for the first time at age 36 and assumed I'd have a...
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