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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-21-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,141
Posted By mama lipenga
I second the "Playful Parenting"...

I second the "Playful Parenting" recommendation.  I have been at my wit's end with my extremely strong-willed almost 3 year old, and it has made a significant difference.  I'm a total convert!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By mama lipenga
So I had decided to use the tax refund this year...

So I had decided to use the tax refund this year to finally get a will done for my DH and I. I have not spoken with a lawyer yet, as I was thinking of just using LegalZoom. Anyone BTDT? Pros or Cons...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,318
Posted By mama lipenga
I agree with some of what chimomma said. I...

I agree with some of what chimomma said.

I really don't think she meant any disrespect when she was calling you "so and so's mom or wife of DH". In the african culture I am familiar with, that is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By mama lipenga
I left my 21 month old at home with DH for a 7...

I left my 21 month old at home with DH for a 7 day trip this autumn, and he did just fine. I had been away for a night or two several times for work functions previous to that.

He turns two in a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-17-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By mama lipenga
So, I think we are going to break down and buy a...

So, I think we are going to break down and buy a new fridge. We have a top freezer right now, which I like. My husband wants a water dispenser, which only seems to be found in side by sides. My mom...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By mama lipenga
I am surprised the teacher doesn't want you...

I am surprised the teacher doesn't want you hanging around, if it would help your DS not cry all day. Before i read that, I was going to suggest just going over there and hanging out with him for an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,773
Posted By mama lipenga
go go go! i totally believe that the time...

go go go!

i totally believe that the time you spend recharging will be priceless for your whole family.

and it will be great bonding for your DH and LO.

have fun!
nak
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-24-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By mama lipenga
another vote for a kenmore canister and against...

another vote for a kenmore canister and against the dyson. my mom has a dyson and i HATE using it. whenever i use it i always think to myself "this was designed by a man who has never vacuumed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By mama lipenga
Wow! We have been buying buffalo quarters for...

Wow! We have been buying buffalo quarters for the last couple of years. This year we are paying $3.40/lb for hot hanging weight. I didn't realize what a good deal we are getting! (and i think...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By mama lipenga
You can totally do this! I went back to work...

You can totally do this! I went back to work part time when DS was 4 months, and full time at 5 months. He is now 16 months and I really don't think it affects him much at all. I second the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By mama lipenga
Quote: Originally Posted by TiredX2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13695070)
I understand your first goal (having him have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By mama lipenga
Smithie-He is going to be responsible for...

Smithie-He is going to be responsible for certain bills in their entirety, and for others (like the mortgage) he'll write a check for a portion.

As for savings, we have a joint mutual fund...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By mama lipenga
Luckily my DH and I are both pretty good at...

Luckily my DH and I are both pretty good at saving, and we've had a joint checking account since we got married. Just this month, I had him open his own checking account. For several reasons:
1. I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-17-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By mama lipenga
My 15 month old has gone to the same in home...

My 15 month old has gone to the same in home daycare since he was four months old. She is closing in June, and I'll have to switch daycares. Any advice on the transition? He absolutely loves his DCP...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-13-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By mama lipenga
I had to start supplementing at 3 months...

I had to start supplementing at 3 months http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif, but he's now 14 months and we're still bfing at home. So yes, it's totally possible!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-08-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By mama lipenga
I had to do this twice in the past month with my...

I had to do this twice in the past month with my 13 month old. (Had to be away for three nights the first time, and two nights the second). It went much better than I expected. I am usually on night...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-07-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mama lipenga
Howdy from Brainerd!

Howdy from Brainerd!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-10-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By mama lipenga
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. My DS...

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. My DS was sick constantly for a month or two (and so was I). -Pink eye, bronchitis, etc etc. What finally kicked it for me was sodium ascorbate. I highly...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By mama lipenga
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
I was just thinking about this today. I drop my DS at 6:45 in the morning and don't see him again until almost 6 pm. He adores his dcp, which...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By mama lipenga
No crawling, just teething, but no drool, just...

No crawling, just teething, but no drool, just lots of chewing on everything. we've been self-feeding for a couple of weeks. it's so fun to skip the baby food and go straight to the real stuff!
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By mama lipenga
We never would have survived without "Happiest...

We never would have survived without "Happiest Baby on the Block"...
Swaddling, shushing, etc.
And my boy loves bouncing on the exercise ball. It is just about guaranteed to calm him down.
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