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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Ah, so more like a biscuit dough. I'll give that...

Ah, so more like a biscuit dough. I'll give that a try. Thanks!

Frozen fruit sounds great as a snack. I always buy it because I hate buying fresh fruit out of season, but I don't really like the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By newmamalizzy
My DD and I used to always eat a cooked breakfast...

My DD and I used to always eat a cooked breakfast together, though lately I only make it for her since I'm busier with the baby in the mornings. Once baby is on more solids I hope for us to be able...
Forum: Meal Planning   Today, 01:32 PM
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Views: 67,094
Posted By newmamalizzy
Grilling up a few rib-eye steaks with potatoes,...

Grilling up a few rib-eye steaks with potatoes, corn, and a bit of fresh spinach.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 07:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,717
Posted By newmamalizzy
Hoping for a productive day today! So far: ...

Hoping for a productive day today!

So far:
- everyone is dressed
- breakfast is done
- DH hung up Bean's new disc swing
- I did the grocery shopping
- now DH is putting away the shopping...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By newmamalizzy
I'm too cheap for real string cheese, too. :) ...

I'm too cheap for real string cheese, too. :)

We have very similar things available for snacks for ourselves - fresh fruit, cheese, nuts, homemade pops. But I find myself stingy about sharing...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By newmamalizzy
As a point of MDC pride, I feel like I need to...

As a point of MDC pride, I feel like I need to clarify that I don't mean real "sleep training" at all. My DD still spends every nap nursing continuously on a pillow on my lap, and spends the first 3...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By newmamalizzy
Yes, the cooking is a big part of it. I don't...

Yes, the cooking is a big part of it. I don't have a very good system for batch cooking yet, and I toss and turn between prioritizing the budget and time and health. Seems I can never master all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By newmamalizzy
Snacks to keep on hand?

As my kiddo is getting older I find we more often need snacks to share with other kids on short notice. We don't do a lot of snacking in our house, and a lot of our food is either too pricey to share...
Forum: Parenting   Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By newmamalizzy
I am pro-choice, but anti-abortion, so I'll leave...

I am pro-choice, but anti-abortion, so I'll leave it to others to advise you on that. I don't envy you with such a difficult decision to make.

On the boyfriend front, though, if it were me I would...
Forum: Breastfeeding   Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By newmamalizzy
Take this with a grain of salt, but I don't think...

Take this with a grain of salt, but I don't think you're being irrational. I think there's a very good chance that you just have a rash and everything will be fine, but inflammatory breast cancer...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,717
Posted By newmamalizzy
Sounds like a fun day, Meowmix! Yesterday...

Sounds like a fun day, Meowmix!

Yesterday was pretty run if the mill.
- school day for Bea
- tried out my new water wrap in the shower with Bug. Not so easy :(
- salvaged lots of fridge items...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By newmamalizzy
I clean up the kitchen a bit after every...

I clean up the kitchen a bit after every meal/snack/cooking episode. I limit myself to 3-5 minutes each time, prioritizing clean, clear counters. One of the first things I do is put away the dry...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
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   05-22-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
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   05-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
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   05-22-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
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   05-21-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
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   05-21-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,717
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: 1,109
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
Replies: 4,027
Views: 67,094
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: 15
Views: 1,036
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: 114
Views: 1,717
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: 6
Views: 575
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: 4,027
Views: 67,094
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: 114
Views: 1,717
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.
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