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Forum: Women's Health   10-05-2002, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Momof4
Could be a UTI, or an allergy, or engorssed in...

Could be a UTI, or an allergy, or engorssed in stuff, or afraid to tell the teacher he needs to go, or there is something about the bathroom that bothers him. How is he at home? Is it only at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-04-2002, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Momof4
Mamasoleil, I know where you are coming from....

Mamasoleil, I know where you are coming from. telling dd that you have very little patience may actually help. Put it in terms she can understand. Last night I had the patience of "half a raisin"...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2002, 01:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,633
Posted By Momof4
Done! I can't imagine life without MDC or...

Done! I can't imagine life without MDC or Mothering Mag. I lurk a lot, but am truly addicted. These boards have become an important lifelie for me. I only regret that I can't spend more time on...
Forum: Television   10-04-2002, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Momof4
We are bummed here too. DH's company makes...

We are bummed here too. DH's company makes licensed products from this show and he knows the actors and creators. What a big bummer for all of us.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2002, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Momof4
I sort of agree with Chaka Falls a little. This...

I sort of agree with Chaka Falls a little. This may not be about race at all. This may be about a bad expeience with 2 girls that just happened to be of color. At 4 your dd could just have easily...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-12-2002, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Momof4
I am proud of myself. I think it is very hard to...

I am proud of myself. I think it is very hard to be a maverick -- especially in a community that does not really seem to support your overall values. I am not saying that the other parents supported...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   09-11-2002, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Momof4
Jenni -- I switched to a midwife at 28...

Jenni --

I switched to a midwife at 28 weeks and had dd #3 at 34 weeks. Best move I ever made. nd yes, they are covered by insurance (most insurance anyway). I guess it depends on the kind you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2002, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Momof4
Thanks. Afterwards, I felt very out in the open...

Thanks. Afterwards, I felt very out in the open and vulnerable, like maybe it was my behavior that had been on display. But, then I keep reminding myself that I did the right thing. And truly it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2002, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Momof4
Elise -- Actually, I am not anti-soccer. My...

Elise --

Actually, I am not anti-soccer. My 4 yo twins are playing (?!?) on an non-competitive team. Actually, I guess I am just disappointed in the way that parents and coaches handle these...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-06-2002, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Momof4
I am in tears over what a witnessed tonight at a...

I am in tears over what a witnessed tonight at a "travel" soccer game. My best friend's son (7 yo) plays on an 8 and under "travel" -- ie competitive -- soccer team (kids try out, there are 2-3...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-24-2002, 01:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,582
Posted By Momof4
God bless you pony, and little Pheobe, and your...

God bless you pony, and little Pheobe, and your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Women's Health   08-20-2002, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Momof4
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif Now I am really scared! I do not have the yucky poops problem. I poop fairly well (All that fiber you know). I noticed yesterday when I...
Forum: Women's Health   08-19-2002, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Momof4
that's me! This is a really embarassing...

that's me! This is a really embarassing question, but does anyone else out there suffer from daily gas and abdominal pain? I eat a really good diet (mostly). Whole grain, high fiber cereal and fruit...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2002, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Momof4
I agree it is a temperment thing. Dd1 is 6 and...

I agree it is a temperment thing. Dd1 is 6 and does not like to go on playdates without me unless it is someone she knows really well -- both parents and the kid. DD2, who is 4, will go on playdates...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2002, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Momof4
dd3 is 8 mo too. She is almost exclusively bf....

dd3 is 8 mo too. She is almost exclusively bf. Some days she will munch/throw around a few O's, some samll peices of watermelon or cantelope, etc. She likes to suck/teethe on strips of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2002, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By Momof4
It is amazing what boys will do to their private...

It is amazing what boys will do to their private playthings! Somedays, I think my son is going to pull the thing off! Recently, he was complaining that his penis hurt and I looked and it was all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2002, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Momof4
Yup, well the magin has worn off. I haven't had...

Yup, well the magin has worn off. I haven't had a day like that this week. We're back to normal!
Forum: Women's Health   08-06-2002, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By Momof4
Yikes! The toothbrush! I never even thought of...

Yikes! The toothbrush! I never even thought of it. Thanks everyone.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-05-2002, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,662
Posted By Momof4
Even people who don't mean it make dumb-a**...

Even people who don't mean it make dumb-a** comments. When a seemingly nice woman in the children's clothing store today found out I had 4 yo twins in additon to the 6 yo and baby I had with me in...
Forum: Women's Health   08-04-2002, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By Momof4
DD (6) has had several bouts of strep in the...

DD (6) has had several bouts of strep in the last year. Today she was again diagnosed with strep and put on antibiotics. She had not pain or fever, just horrible bad breath (I am not exaggerating...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2002, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Momof4
Okay, for those of you who have read my tearful...

Okay, for those of you who have read my tearful threads over horrible mothering days with 4 small kids, here is a cheery one. As you all may know by now, dh is away for an extended trip. this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2002, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,662
Posted By Momof4
I was going to start a new thread on this, but...

I was going to start a new thread on this, but it fits right in here. Today I took my 4 downtown to the doctor and decided to hang around the city since it was a beautiful day and I am solo this...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-03-2002, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,813
Posted By Momof4
I loved my Bradley class, although I think I am...

I loved my Bradley class, although I think I am an educated enough consumer to know what to keep and what to dismiss. I read everything I could get my hands on, including BIrthing From WIthin, which...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-02-2002, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Momof4
Thanks mamas! I do feel much better, and I did...

Thanks mamas! I do feel much better, and I did talk to the kids this am about how the whole situation made me sad, and that I missed snuggle time with them. DD1 apologized, and we had a hug. DD2...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2002, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Momof4
I feel awful. DH is away on business for 12...

I feel awful. DH is away on business for 12 days. All of us feel terrible without him and I am trying to make this a family effort to get through this and it is just not working. Tonight 3 out of 4...
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