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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By jocelyndale
It's been a month since you posted--how are you...

It's been a month since you posted--how are you feeling?  How is life?
 
There's no way to know where life will take any child, but it's really hard to know with micropreemies.  One day at a time...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By jocelyndale
I try to go every few years.  I like to stay in...

I try to go every few years.  I like to stay in touch with extended family and it's good to have that touchstone if the kids ever decide they want to remain in closer contact.  

It's harder for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-16-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By jocelyndale
My son screamed in the car for the first two...

My son screamed in the car for the first two years.  No matter the seat, no matter the position, no matter how short/long the trip.  We tried moving him to a cushy convertible, we tried installing...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-09-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By jocelyndale
I can't stand Daiya except in tiny amounts (of...

I can't stand Daiya except in tiny amounts (of the wedge-style) on a sandwich. It's gummy and sticky.  The shredded Daiya resulted in two wasted pizzas.  (And we're GF, so those crusts were both...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,513
Posted By jocelyndale
Do you really want your younger children to grow...

Do you really want your younger children to grow up knowing you condone the verbal and emotional abuse of your daughter? Look at it that way.  
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By jocelyndale
My son chose to move to his own room when his...

My son chose to move to his own room when his baby sister arrived.  He realized he didn't want to be woken up by her a few times a night.  He was five years old.
 
DH went with him....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By jocelyndale
The property owner should be responsible for the...

The property owner should be responsible for the water bill excess given the leak in the service line.  You're a renter and can't maintain things like that.
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By jocelyndale
Hrm.  My situation was a bit different.  DD came...

Hrm.  My situation was a bit different.  DD came at 28w and I was told to not worry at all about caffeine.  Reason?  She was getting IV (and then oral) caffeine, so her levels were being checked,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-12-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By jocelyndale
Glad all is working out.   My son nursed on...

Glad all is working out.
 
My son nursed on one side from about 12-14mo until he self weaned at 4y.
 
Wasn't a big deal for me.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-12-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By jocelyndale
I have a short torso, so nursing pillows weren't...

I have a short torso, so nursing pillows weren't helpful for me.  My lap is the pillow.  
 
Really big boobs mean that the baby's head might rest on your wrist instead of the crook of your arm....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-12-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By jocelyndale
Make sure the flanges fit.  Too big or too small...

Make sure the flanges fit.  Too big or too small and you might get lacerations, sores, and blisters.  And your breasts/nipples change, so what fit three weeks ago (or this morning) might not fit now...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jocelyndale
I don't think you should call in sick.  I think...

I don't think you should call in sick.  I think you should notify the principal that you simply cannot go.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 262
Posted By jocelyndale
I like them.  They're as durable as my Montrail...

I like them.  They're as durable as my Montrail and Merrell trail shoes, but my feet are much happier.
 
I went barefoot for nearly a year before I bought a pair of VFFs.  So my feet had already...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By jocelyndale
If you want conditioning like henna without dye...

If you want conditioning like henna without dye release, look for senna/cassia.
 
http://www.hennaforhair.com/faq/cassiaobovata.html
 
I don't use Lush products, so I can't help you there.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-28-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,518
Posted By jocelyndale
Ugh.  My breastpump is dying.  It's under...

Ugh.  My breastpump is dying.  It's under warranty, so a new one is on the way, but this is so not what an EPer needs!  I hate hand pumping so much that I'm >this< close to just advertising my...
Forum: Family Safety   02-11-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By jocelyndale
Doesn't the Marathon need to be in the...

Doesn't the Marathon need to be in the fully/most reclined position setting when RF?  You can vary the angle of install by putting more pressure on the front of the seat where the feet go (to make...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-20-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,518
Posted By jocelyndale
I'm getting braver about pumping in public.  I...

I'm getting braver about pumping in public.  I don't mean in the car--I do that all the time.  I pump while walking in other cities (hang the PISA backpack on the stroller handles, put baby in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 8,981
Posted By jocelyndale
We homeschool because we're not morning people....

We homeschool because we're not morning people. ;)
 
Okay, so we also like the flexibility of learning at home and everywhere we roam.  We enjoy being able to take field trips as often as we like....
Forum: Allergies   01-15-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jocelyndale
I do react to certified GF oats.  My doctors and...

I do react to certified GF oats.  My doctors and I just assume that I'm avenin-sensitive, in addition to the celiac disease.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-11-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,518
Posted By jocelyndale
Some is definitely better than none.   I'm...

Some is definitely better than none.
 
I'm glad to see this thread. I'd somehow missed it.
 
I'm EPing for my former 28 weeker  She's now a bit over 7mo adjusted, will be 10mo actual tomorrow....
Forum: Women's Health   11-18-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By jocelyndale
You have talked to him about puberty,...

You have talked to him about puberty, ejaculation, sex, and whatnot, yeah?  Any chance he didn't want to admit to masturbating and hadn't ejaculated before and ended up a bit surprised?
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-02-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By jocelyndale
If she's exhibiting hunger cues, definitely ask...

If she's exhibiting hunger cues, definitely ask the MD about cue-based feeding.  And get the LC on your side, too.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By jocelyndale
I carry post it notes for public auto-flush...

I carry post it notes for public auto-flush toilets.  Right over the sensor, let kiddo take care of business, then open the door so he can walk out and I yank the note as we go and dispose of it in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By jocelyndale
I would not pass on a book with advice I...

I would not pass on a book with advice I consider abusive.  They compost well.  Or make good kindling.  Papier-mâché craft projects.
Forum: Family Safety   08-22-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By jocelyndale
Adult trike with a trailer?  And flags/streamers...

Adult trike with a trailer?  And flags/streamers for visibility?
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