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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-03-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By chrissy
I have tried a lot of vests over the years, and...

I have tried a lot of vests over the years, and I LOVE the Puddlejumper best of all of them.  My older kids (11, 8, 6) are all good swimmers now.  My 3yo is using the Puddlejumper.  I like it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By chrissy
Since my oldest was 3 months old, and he just...

Since my oldest was 3 months old, and he just turned 11 a month ago.  So...  130 months.  Wow!  Currently there are 4 of us in the bed; me and dh, our 3yo and our 6 week old.  I guess I have about...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By chrissy
Is Nancy Harman still practicing?  She is a CNM,...

Is Nancy Harman still practicing?  She is a CNM, and lives in Bear Creek, NC.  She is absolutely wonderful.  She attended my first 2 homebirths, when we lived in Greensboro, and I think she did a...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By chrissy
I can't say for sure yet, but I think it will be...

I can't say for sure yet, but I think it will be gone for me after this baby.  I am 26 weeks pregnant with my 5th baby, and I feel 110% sure that I don't ever want to do this again.  I detest...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,438
Posted By chrissy
Oh boy!   I can totally relate!  My first was a...

Oh boy!   I can totally relate!  My first was a hospital induction at just over 40 weeks.  It lasted 2 days, and I ended up with Pitocin, an epidural, a 4th degree tear....  I pushed for 4 hours...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,867
Posted By chrissy
Whoa, I just read this whole thread, and I find...

Whoa, I just read this whole thread, and I find myself feeling very very frustrated at you, Lisa.
 
I totally agree with what Lynn said just above me. 
 
Just a few posts above that you said...
Forum: Grief and Loss   06-05-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By chrissy
Oh mama, you are so right.  Life is sometimes...

Oh mama, you are so right.  Life is sometimes just SO SO unbelievably, horrible and unfair and hard.  It is not fair that you lost your sweet boy.  There is nothing you could have done to save him. ...
Forum: Learning at School   05-25-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By chrissy
I'm glad to know I'm not alone!   Leersia, I...

I'm glad to know I'm not alone!
 
Leersia, I wish we had a Waldorf charter school!  I really love the Waldorf curriculum and we have done a lot of it in our homeschool. 
 
Neldavi, I am also...
Forum: Learning at School   05-09-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By chrissy
I have 4 kids, with another one due on...

I have 4 kids, with another one due on Halloween.  We've homeschooled off and on, but everybody has been home for the past 2 years. 
 
Next fall, 2 of my kids, my 2nd grader and Kindergartener are...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 105
Posted By chrissy
I really have no idea if it means anything or...

I really have no idea if it means anything or not.  I can understand not being able to relax until you know one way or the other though.  If I were you, I would call my provider first thing in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By chrissy
This is the time of year when I am soooo ready...

This is the time of year when I am soooo ready to be done with whatever we've got going on and start fresh.
 
In the fall I'll have a 5th grader, 2nd grader, young Kindy boy, 3yo and a gigantic...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By chrissy
Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite author.  I...

Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite author.  I have loved everything I've read of hers.  Why is a hard question though!  I guess because though her books are really easy to read, they are also...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-01-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,898
Posted By chrissy
For us, the trick seems to be having sex the day...

For us, the trick seems to be having sex the day of and/or after my temp spikes.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-01-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By chrissy
Me too!  I think my official due date is...

Me too!  I think my official due date is Halloween, but I always go at least a week late.  This will be our fifth, and last baby.  I am 5 weeks today and feeling more nauseous by the day.  Makes me...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,228
Posted By chrissy
I would not find that at all funny, and I would...

I would not find that at all funny, and I would not clean it up.  I have no problem with alcohol, in fact I quite like it, but if my husband was so drunk he shat his pants...  I would be pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,229
Posted By chrissy
Hi Artemis!  The cabbage I made the other night...

Hi Artemis!  The cabbage I made the other night was your "recipe" for buttery cabbage.  I've made it several times and love it so so much- so simple and so good!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,229
Posted By chrissy
I've never planned meals for a whole month at a...

I've never planned meals for a whole month at a time, but I'm going to try this month. 
 
Every week, I want to have at least 1 meal with fish, at least 1 meal with an eggy main dish (from our...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-20-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By chrissy
My little sister and I went there for several...

My little sister and I went there for several years when I was little! 
 
I'm 37 now, so it's been quite a while LOL  I have very fond memories of the place though.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By chrissy
We just got one for Christmas.  We thought a lot...

We just got one for Christmas.  We thought a lot about it, but in the end decided it was worth the risk.  I posted about it on facebook and got a variety of responses.  One of my friends said...
Forum: Homebirth   01-12-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By chrissy
I had great results with acupuncture and taking...

I had great results with acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs, prescribed by my acupuncturist. 
 
I hemorrhaged badly after my second baby (first homebirth).  I ended up passing out.  My midwives...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By chrissy
I would play it by ear.  If he starts to bug...

I would play it by ear.  If he starts to bug you, then have somebody put him in another room. 
 
At my last birth, my cat popped the birth pool!  She had her paws up on the edge and when my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By chrissy
I'm having trouble posting, so sorry for the...

I'm having trouble posting, so sorry for the double post!
 
My next oldest will be in 1st grade in the fall, and I really want to keep her in a pretty traditional Waldorf curriculum for at least...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By chrissy
 ' I feel similarly.  My oldest is in third...

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I feel similarly.  My oldest is in third grade this year, and we are using a combination of Classical and Waldorf materials.  Next year, we will be moving even more towards Classical.  We are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,087
Posted By chrissy
and Bella Luna Toys!  

and Bella Luna Toys!

 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,087
Posted By chrissy
i like Mothering on facebook!    

i like Mothering on facebook!

 
 
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