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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-30-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,427
Posted By dflanag2
For those of you doing Level 1, have you caught...

For those of you doing Level 1, have you caught the scene where Natalie stops doing the lunges because she thinks she's off camera? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-08-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By dflanag2
I like the Bionaturae organic WW pastas. My kids...

I like the Bionaturae organic WW pastas. My kids LOVE the gobetti shape.

(we get them at whole foods...)
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-01-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,889
Posted By dflanag2
Thanks for all the great recommendations! I've...

Thanks for all the great recommendations! I've just raided this thread and now have half a dozen new books to read!

I guess I should make a contribution... there are some strong female characters...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-15-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By dflanag2
I can't be the only one who doesn't have a plan...

I can't be the only one who doesn't have a plan yet... can I??
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-15-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By dflanag2
I would love to hear about what everyone has...

I would love to hear about what everyone has planned for the summer, from big plans down to daily routines and activities.

I have an almost 6 yo (who will be finishing all-day kindergarten next...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-23-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By dflanag2
I am a generally healthy person, but I don't...

I am a generally healthy person, but I don't have a Primary Care Physician. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am looking for someone in or close to Arlington, VA who takes a more holistic...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 156,173
Posted By dflanag2
I forgot about this thread! I am focusing on...

I forgot about this thread! I am focusing on decluttering in 2010, and I recently organized my basement laundry room--now my processing area. You can check it out here...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-05-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,322
Posted By dflanag2
Okay, I'm back. I'm interested to read...

Okay, I'm back.

I'm interested to read different people's experiences. I, too, have noticed mild changes in my menstrual cycle, nothing extreme.

I've also noticed that my waistline looks...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-29-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,322
Posted By dflanag2
DD turned 3 in August 09 and the last time she...

DD turned 3 in August 09 and the last time she officially latched on to nurse was sometime in October. (It all went quite smoothly, now that I think about it!)

The past 3 months are the first...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,915
Posted By dflanag2
Nealy, you give great advice! And I think we are...

Nealy, you give great advice! And I think we are living parallel lives, with grocery shopping at night, holding books at the library, dental work with an audience, and lugging heavy babies for short...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-20-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By dflanag2
I love being at home. I procrastinate about...

I love being at home. I procrastinate about going out to get errands done sometimes because I'd rather stay home. I also thrive on structure, though, so DD (3) and I leave the house almost every...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-20-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By dflanag2
If you're feeling uncertain about having someone...

If you're feeling uncertain about having someone over 'for no reason', you could someone over to make meals. The idea is that you make something for dinner while hanging out, maybe taking turns in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-13-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,915
Posted By dflanag2
Like many PPs, I recall a lot of sitting around...

Like many PPs, I recall a lot of sitting around and nursing when my kids were 5 mos old. Both were frequent nursers, and if I needed to eat or make a phone call, etc., I would just hook them up and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,105
Posted By dflanag2
Anyone remember those hot dogs with the cheese...

Anyone remember those hot dogs with the cheese inside? I'm trying to remember what those were called... we thought those were so great when we were little...

We ate healthy dinners with...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-28-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By dflanag2
Also, try to remind yourself what IS going well...

Also, try to remind yourself what IS going well to avoid focusing on what isn't up to your standards. You were there for your child when he cried. You're all wearing clean clothes. You all have...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-28-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By dflanag2
There's lots of great advice and support here. I...

There's lots of great advice and support here. I just want to add regarding:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horizon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-26-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,763
Posted By dflanag2
Around here we dread the gifts from my...

Around here we dread the gifts from my grandparents.

My grandmother loves coldwater creek and thinks her granddaughters should love it too! The problem is that everything she picks out for either...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-23-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By dflanag2
My sister (in her 20's) does a lot of childcare...

My sister (in her 20's) does a lot of childcare and what she does is charge her full rate per waking hour and 1/2 rate per sleeping hour (kids' sleeping hour overnight).
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-21-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,348
Posted By dflanag2
Yes, I think DH gets it and does it... the...

Yes, I think DH gets it and does it... the childcare part, that is, not the 'package' of cooking/cleaning/scheduling, etc. I've left them on their own for a weekend here and there and he's held it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-21-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By dflanag2
We are all night owls. The kids go to bed at 9...

We are all night owls. The kids go to bed at 9 (they are 3 and 5 years old). I often get ready for bed at the same time they do, then read/watch movie/try to wind down until I'm read to sleep...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-15-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By dflanag2
DS is 5 and DD is 3. He has always resented her...

DS is 5 and DD is 3. He has always resented her arrival in the family, and even after 3 years still occasionally says he wishes we would throw her in the garbage, etc. Lately there has been a lot of...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-12-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By dflanag2
Check our Sharon Kay Penman; not exactly the...

Check our Sharon Kay Penman; not exactly the exact time period you are looking for, but I really enjoyed the trilogy that started with _Here Be Dragons_ in particular.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-26-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By dflanag2
I had about a cup of pumpkin puree left earlier...

I had about a cup of pumpkin puree left earlier tonight after baking a pie and muffins... I just ate it out of the measuring cup.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif It was my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-19-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By dflanag2
When my kidlets were that age, I used to do a...

When my kidlets were that age, I used to do a combination of the following:

-Start making dinner at breakfast time. Decide what to make, start defrosting something if necessary, start dicing...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-19-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By dflanag2
Quote: Originally Posted by Cavy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cavy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14689527)
You've had some major stressful events to deal...
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