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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 04:19 PM
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Is it possible that there's some need not being...

Is it possible that there's some need not being met at the babysitter's?

My DD has a more than normal tendency to flip out, even at 6. But it doesn't happen often in our normal day because I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   Today, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By newmamalizzy
Just to clarify: Are you saying that your son...

Just to clarify: Are you saying that your son wakes up and is super active for a few hours in the middle of the night?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Do you mean sleep on her own or fall asleep on...

Do you mean sleep on her own or fall asleep on her own? Is she only able to sleep on/next to you?
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-21-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By newmamalizzy
I will add: The fidgety thing is pretty...

I will add:

The fidgety thing is pretty common. If she's not crying right away when you put her down, you might try a swaddle blanket. I also recall that laying hands across my daughter's body...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By newmamalizzy
FYI, this forum doesn't advocate CIO at all. If...

FYI, this forum doesn't advocate CIO at all. If you want some ideas for alternatives, I'm sure you'll get lots of great advice. If you're set on using this method, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-19-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By newmamalizzy
Cooks illustrated has a great avocado ranch...

Cooks illustrated has a great avocado ranch dressing recipe, and Americas test kitchen makes a good Caesar dressing that uses mayo in place of eggs. I love dressing plain greens with olive oil, salt...
Forum: Potty Learning   07-19-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By newmamalizzy
I felt like the naked time was so helpful that it...

I felt like the naked time was so helpful that it was worth it to set aside some times in the day, even short periods, where you can basically follow your kid around with the potty and catch them as...
Forum: Potty Learning   07-18-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By newmamalizzy
My two tips: 1. Go with no pants when home...

My two tips:

1. Go with no pants when home instead of the pull-up so you can focus on the potty part, not the pants.

2. Don't push it, and be ready to drop it and try again in a few months if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By newmamalizzy
I felt like there was a lot of pressure on the...

I felt like there was a lot of pressure on the kids to absolutely love kindergarten. It seems to make it even harder for kids that are feeling nervous or ambivalent. You've gotten lots of good advice...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-11-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 108,860
Posted By newmamalizzy
We had blue corn nachos with taco meat, black...

We had blue corn nachos with taco meat, black beans, saut?ed onions, peppers and corn, and black olives.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By newmamalizzy
What about focusing on independence in different...

What about focusing on independence in different situations, like shopping trips, the mall, paying for things by themselves, etc? Not quite the same as what you're talking about, but still fostering...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-30-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 108,860
Posted By newmamalizzy
I bought too many groceries!! Emergency! I...

I bought too many groceries!! Emergency!

I have boneless pork ribs in the slow cooker, but I think I'll serve those tomorrow, with leftover baked potato hash and corn on the cob.

Tonight I...
Forum: Toddler Health   06-29-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By newmamalizzy
My first thought with a random fever is always a...

My first thought with a random fever is always a virus. I generally don't use a fever reducer for that level of fever unless there's pain or discomfort, or if the child can't rest. I like to be able...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-28-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
  Hello!
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Are you a SAHM? There's a forum for that :) My DH...

Are you a SAHM? There's a forum for that :) My DH works long hours, too, and it is very hard. Welcome to the community!
Forum: Meal Planning   06-28-2016, 03:25 PM
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Views: 108,860
Posted By newmamalizzy
Spinach salad tonight with chopped tomatoes,...

Spinach salad tonight with chopped tomatoes, feta, rotisserie chicken, and baked potato on the side.
Forum: Meal Planning   06-27-2016, 10:55 AM
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Views: 108,860
Posted By newmamalizzy
Baked mac and cheese, broccoli, chicken sausage,...

Baked mac and cheese, broccoli, chicken sausage, spinach salad.
Forum: Meal Planning   06-24-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 108,860
Posted By newmamalizzy
Feeling meh about cooking here, too, mostly...

Feeling meh about cooking here, too, mostly because no one wants to eat what I cook except for the baby. I'm trying to just schedule out an easy to fill in week plan for the summer. We grill meat and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-24-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By newmamalizzy
If you feel like pursuing it as a support group...

If you feel like pursuing it as a support group type of thing, I'm here! I'm trying really hard right now to vanquish this demon.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,550
Posted By newmamalizzy
I'm sorry that I have no direct experience to...

I'm sorry that I have no direct experience to offer.

But in your last question:

I was a very anxious sleeper as a kid. In my tween years I was awake, frozen in terror for hours each night. I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-22-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,670
Posted By newmamalizzy
I managed not to eat anything else last night....

I managed not to eat anything else last night. Yay! Nor did I need to. I'm guessing that I'm still eating too much for my activity level, but it's so hard to tell until I can stick to this calorie...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-21-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,670
Posted By newmamalizzy
Isn't it weird how sometimes it seems like so...

Isn't it weird how sometimes it seems like so much food and sometimes you feel so deprived?

I came in around 2200 today. It's 10:00 and I am not going to eat anything. No no no.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-21-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,670
Posted By newmamalizzy
Dammit. Two meals in and I'm over 1600 already....

Dammit. Two meals in and I'm over 1600 already. We went out for lunch/ice cream to celebrate last day of kindergarten. Hoping to skirt by with a gargantuan amount of veggies tonight.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-21-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,670
Posted By newmamalizzy
Ditto over here. 1900 or so not counting the soft...

Ditto over here. 1900 or so not counting the soft taco DH brought home for me after work.

And I'm not really hungry, but have a sense of phantom appetite, like a disbelief that this is really how...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By newmamalizzy
Playing in the street

My neighbors just put up a basketball hoop overhanging the street. My daughter plays with their kids often, so of course she wants to play with them in the street. I didn't grow up playing in the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-20-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,670
Posted By newmamalizzy
"Really, I should wonder why I don't weigh more."...

"Really, I should wonder why I don't weigh more."

Totally! Pretty sure I've been consuming well over 3000 calories in a regular basis. Gah!!!!

I'll be your calorie counting buddy this week. I'm...
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