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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By newmamalizzy
VYCC is great and might provide similar benefits....

VYCC is great and might provide similar benefits. (Vermont Youth Conservation Corps)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By newmamalizzy
Sorry if I'm due date crashing. I can't see what...

Sorry if I'm due date crashing. I can't see what forum this is in.

BUT. I just wanted to say that it's so very much not your fault, and that I hear you on how much it sucks when our bodies don't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By newmamalizzy
I don't know if I'd have handled it with such...

I don't know if I'd have handled it with such grace from your position, so kudos for that. From the outside, though, definitely a good chuckle. Who says teenagers aren't cute?
Forum: Breastfeeding   Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By newmamalizzy
I also get very little from pumping or hand...

I also get very little from pumping or hand expression, but I know my baby gets plenty "from the tap." I think your baby will be absolutely fine as long as you can continue to nurse her regularly.
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By newmamalizzy
Sorry for not being clear. What I mean is that a...

Sorry for not being clear. What I mean is that a food is only healthy if it gets eaten. So your lovely healthy pudding sounds like a nice way to get a pudding-liking child to add more fruit in their...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,604
Posted By newmamalizzy
Mariamadly, congrats to your son and his GF!...

Mariamadly, congrats to your son and his GF! Physics was my first academic obsession. Any idea what he wants to do with it next?

Plugging along here. I'm feeling ready for a vacation or an...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-20-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By newmamalizzy
A few thoughts.... 1. When I was recently...

A few thoughts....

1. When I was recently pregnant it occurred to me that little kids could experience food aversions, the way you just look at something and want to run because it's just gross....
Forum: Meal Planning   05-19-2015, 05:20 PM
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Views: 66,876
Posted By newmamalizzy
Blended some leeks and yellow peppers in with...

Blended some leeks and yellow peppers in with some leftover meat sauce for linguine.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By newmamalizzy
Sounds like she needs to start reading short...

Sounds like she needs to start reading short stories :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

All kidding aside, in my earlier comment I was mostly responding to your sense that she's "not normal" because...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,604
Posted By newmamalizzy
I got bored with Game of Thrones but haven't read...

I got bored with Game of Thrones but haven't read the books yet. DH has devoured them, though, and he's not usually a reader.

Slogging through the day. Rainy today, so no shipping Bean out to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By newmamalizzy
The parties we've been to for this age group have...

The parties we've been to for this age group have generally not had organized games and activities, but they've also always involved parents. I take it yours is a drop-off party? Yikes. That would...
Forum: Meal Planning   05-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,023
Views: 66,876
Posted By newmamalizzy
We had crockpot chicken with mashed potatoes,...

We had crockpot chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy and carrots.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-18-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,604
Posted By newmamalizzy
Btw, kitchensqueen, now that I'm geeking out on...

Btw, kitchensqueen, now that I'm geeking out on dendro, the biggest thing to look for I ash vs. walnut is branching pattern. Ash has distinct opposite branching. Walnut is alternate.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,604
Posted By newmamalizzy
Kitchensqueen, tree IDs - FUN! My undergrad is in...

Kitchensqueen, tree IDs - FUN! My undergrad is in forest biology, so I've done a lot of tree identifying. Pretty sure this is the site we used to use a lot...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By newmamalizzy
That is a tough situation. It's so nice to be...

That is a tough situation. It's so nice to be able to give a child freedom, but you so have to be prepared for the consequences of them (inevitably) messing up. I think you are making the right...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By newmamalizzy
I agree, she sounds fine. She's passionately...

I agree, she sounds fine. She's passionately pursuing an interest and she has a social group to share that with. Sounds kind of awesome to me, actually.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,604
Posted By newmamalizzy
I am falling asleep at 7:30. I am officially old....

I am falling asleep at 7:30. I am officially old.

- got up, dressed and did the grocery shopping before breakfast
- home just in time to do nap with Bug while DH gave Bean a bath
- cleaned up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By newmamalizzy
Honestly, boundaries prevent yelling by keeping...

Honestly, boundaries prevent yelling by keeping you from ever reaching your limit. There are days when I'm just grumpy and forget to set boundaries, so instead I just find myself barking at my DD...
Forum: Meal Planning   05-15-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,023
Views: 66,876
Posted By newmamalizzy
We had milk to use up so I made a cheddar cheese...

We had milk to use up so I made a cheddar cheese sauce and mixed in a few cans of tuna and some frozen broccoli and cauliflower and baked it. Sauce broke so it was a little chewy, but okay. Served...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By newmamalizzy
http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/when-yo...

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/when-your-toddler-hits-you/

This is the article I was thinking of. May or may not be helpful in your situation.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By newmamalizzy
Is it an impulse control thing, or is he actually...

Is it an impulse control thing, or is he actually full of anger? If it's the latter, we've had some success with Hand in Hand Parenting. Might be worth a try. You basically provoke the reaction by...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,232
Posted By newmamalizzy
I had a classic horror story with my first, and...

I had a classic horror story with my first, and without enough support to get me through it we ended up bottle feeding. The whole experience really upset my confidence as a mother. I wish I had heard...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-14-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,604
Posted By newmamalizzy
She's fine. She had a red lump on the side of her...

She's fine. She had a red lump on the side of her head, but it went away pretty quickly. Then she fell over and bonked her head a few more times in the afternoon, poor thing. She's generally so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By newmamalizzy
Yell at this thread so you don't lose it IRL

Remember when there was a thread to this effect back in the day? It was really handy, so I'm starting another one. Vent away!
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-13-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By newmamalizzy
I'd be inclined to say no, although it depends....

I'd be inclined to say no, although it depends. Does your wife have some close friends, siblings, mother, etc. who she's really super close with and would be there to provide support? It would have...
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