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Forum: Queer Parenting   12-17-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 363
Posted By WindyCityMom
Hi!! Can I be added to "Waiting to be...

Hi!!


Can I be added to "Waiting to be ready"?


My partner and I will be TTC as early as Feb/March. We are tracking her cycles right now, and wanting to make sure we see a pattern before we...
Forum: Learning at School   12-17-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By WindyCityMom
Picked my battles here. The principal...

Picked my battles here.


The principal responded on the alcohol thing and said that she would correct the issue.


The signs now say "adult drinkable kit". Seriously.


The school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 42
Posted By WindyCityMom
I'm honestly shocked there isn't a legal...

I'm honestly shocked there isn't a legal violation there. Guns + schools.. yeah, no.

I am not anti gun by any means, but I do not think guns belong in schools. JMO.

I also recently wrote our...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thanks everyone! I will definitely have her...

Thanks everyone! I will definitely have her start testing multiple times once we get into those few crucial days.

When we try I think we are going to do 2 vials - one right after the + OPK and...
Forum: Fertility   12-16-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9
Posted By WindyCityMom
Spotting for several days after period

Hey everyone. I am on CD 9. I got AF and the first day (that morning, really) I had cramps so bad it felt like labor contractions. Sometimes that happens so I didn't think much of it and slept it...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,462
Posted By WindyCityMom
About you: How old are you? (If you're...

About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 24
Where are you? Illinois
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? No
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No
Have...
Forum: Learning at School   12-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thumbs down Junk Food, Tequila - Letter to the Principal?

Hi everyone!


I want to write a letter to our school's principal.


My daughter attends a public K-8 school. A few things here:


-The school's PTO (not part of a national organization) is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By WindyCityMom
If you did an at home insem...

...how long did you chart before feeling comfortable with going ahead with it?


Did you use frozen or fresh, did you ICI/IVI or IUI?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By WindyCityMom
How long to chart before AI with donor sperm?

Hi everyone,


I've been gone for awhile I know.


My partner and I are starting to think about TTC. We would be using frozen donor sperm and probably an at home insem (of her, not me...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thank you everyone!! Here's where I'm at....

Thank you everyone!!


Here's where I'm at.


I met with the school principal. We are a title 1 school and the issue in the past has been a lack of parent involvement. The school has a high...
Forum: Learning at School   09-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By WindyCityMom
Smile PTA moms - advice?

My oldest just started first grade at a public school - it's her first year there.


I noticed that there was no PTA type program in place, so I took it upon myself to inquire and now I have a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By WindyCityMom
Oh... And that being said, sometimes it does take...

Oh... And that being said, sometimes it does take 45 minutes, but that's usually a day where she's had sugar or eaten too close to bedtime or is restless for some other reason.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By WindyCityMom
My youngest will be two next month. Either...

My youngest will be two next month. Either myself of my partner will lay down with her to get her to fall asleep. This only works if the lights are completely off (I'm talking pitch black darkness)...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,879
Posted By WindyCityMom
I haven't read the whole thread, but in 2012 and...

I haven't read the whole thread, but in 2012 and 2009 I used Swedish covenant nurse midwives with Medicaid. I refused the glucose test and probably could have refused the gbs if i wanted to.
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By WindyCityMom
How do/did you learn to accept your imperfections as a parent?

Hello everyone!


After a long hiatus I don't know if I'm "back"... but I'll try not to be such a stranger.


How have you come to accept your imperfections as a parent?


Back when I was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By WindyCityMom
Hello! I'm trying to completely purge my home....

Hello! I'm trying to completely purge my home. I've gotten my stbx out of my home, and with him went all of his things!

A TV and DVD player and xbox used to clutter the mantle. Now there's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By WindyCityMom
I am a bit in freakout mode.. oh, postpartum...

I am a bit in freakout mode.. oh, postpartum anxiety...

though I did find out today that J has stolen peoples things and thrown them away... no idea why. one girl cousin visits from out of state...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By WindyCityMom
Recently I've had an issue with a family member...

Recently I've had an issue with a family member stealing from our house...
 
My MIL lives in a house with four apartments in it- she's on the main floor, and her cousin, his wife, and their three...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By WindyCityMom
My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has...

My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has asked and though I didn't give her the rundown about endometrial lining, I did explain that women's bodies prepare themselves to have babies and if a baby...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By WindyCityMom
I'm highly sensitive to noise- it makes me...

I'm highly sensitive to noise- it makes me anxious and overwhelmed.  My girls are LOUD.  My nearly 3 year old DD is a screamer/screecher and my nearly 5 year old is a shouter.  And they both talk...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thank you all for the helpful suggestions!   ...

Thank you all for the helpful suggestions!
 
This past week at OT her therapist told me that she doesn't think that DD is ready for the group-play therapy and that she'd like to continue seeing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KCMichigan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Swimming is out- water aversion.  It would be...

Swimming is out- water aversion.  It would be more stressful than theraputic.
 
I like the idea of the indoor trampoline.. I could totally see her loving that.  Rock climbing as well- there is a...
Forum: Learning at School   11-13-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,403
Posted By WindyCityMom
Here in Chicago if you're low income you can get...

Here in Chicago if you're low income you can get into a government funded headstart or public preschool which is done by lottery.  If you're rich you can pay for your own private schooling.  If...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Right now, both of my girls, nearly 3 and 5, are...

Right now, both of my girls, nearly 3 and 5, are enrolled in gymnastics.  My DD1, 5yo, is very sensitive, has a lot of issues in social situations, poor gross motor planning skills (improving), and...
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