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Forum: Homebirth   06-23-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Shannie77
My home birth was not messy at all! The midwives...

My home birth was not messy at all! The midwives had me put a plastic sheet over my normal sheets.  Then put an old sheet or two over that.  I got an old sheet (for modesty) from my grandmother and...
Forum: Parenting   06-18-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 831
Posted By Shannie77
We generally don't keep "treats" in the house....

We generally don't keep "treats" in the house.  I personally find it too tempting to have certain items around.  I am sure if I did keep goodies around I would be overweight.  That said we do have...
Forum: Allergies   05-15-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Shannie77
Now i am wondering if it was a TTG test, and I...

Now i am wondering if it was a TTG test, and I just saw the G assumed otherwise.
 
Out naturopath did an IGG test on her a couple years ago and she came back off the charts for gluten and wheat....
Forum: Allergies   05-15-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Shannie77
A week ago I took my daughter (5) to the doctor...

A week ago I took my daughter (5) to the doctor for a check up and I mentioned the tummy aches she has been having.  He ended up ordering an IGG test and CBC.
 
Today I went back and the IGG test...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Shannie77
My daughter is turning 2 in a couple weeks as...

My daughter is turning 2 in a couple weeks as well and we are just having some family over.  My other daughter just had her 5th B-Day party and it was her first traditional "friend" party.  This was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Shannie77
"And Tango Makes Three...

"And Tango Makes Three...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,578
Posted By Shannie77
Luckily every pool we go to has a large family...

Luckily every pool we go to has a large family change room.  This is it's own change room that has more than enough stalls for everyone to change in.  These change rooms are reserved for anyone who...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,401
Posted By Shannie77
I love love love my AngelPack (mei tai).  My...

I love love love my AngelPack (mei tai).  My sister has another kind of Mei Tai which is beautiful but I love the AngelPack because the top bit can be folded over when they are little.  I also like...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By Shannie77
Both my daughters, espeically number 1, love to...

Both my daughters, espeically number 1, love to get into things.  My almost 5 year old still in always looking for something to get into.  The only real advice I have is to be super diligent about...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Shannie77
We did baby-led-weaning with both my daughters....

We did baby-led-weaning with both my daughters.  With DD1 we started giving her soft chunks of food at 6 months.  Around 10 months she was really eating.  With DD2 I didn't start solids until she...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Shannie77
My daughter started having extremely intense...

My daughter started having extremely intense tantrums starting after she turned 3.  Sometimes she have several in one day and often they would last for up to an hour.  She would also hit and bite...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-11-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Shannie77
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by anjsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By Shannie77
DD1 will be 5 in May - she does ballet (30...

DD1 will be 5 in May - she does ballet (30 mins), swim (30 mins) and jazz/tap (1 hour)
 
Each is once a week.
 
DD2 - 2 in may does swimming with DD1
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,619
Posted By Shannie77
DD started using her balance bike just after she...

DD started using her balance bike just after she turned two, but we had to modify it because she was too short.   She also couldn't reach trike wheels until closer to three.  I like the radio flyer...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,259
Posted By Shannie77
My DD2 is 18 months and she has maybe 200 words...

My DD2 is 18 months and she has maybe 200 words or more... not really sure. She says "mine", and "me" if you ask "who wants..." She rarely says her name.  She CAN say it but she doesn't really use...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,947
Posted By Shannie77
My mom started when I was 2 and it did not go...

My mom started when I was 2 and it did not go well.  It was months before I was trained.  With my three younger sisters she waited until they were 2.5 and they all potty learned in a week or two.
 ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-29-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By Shannie77
We are actually seeing a clinical psychologist...

We are actually seeing a clinical psychologist for similar issues with our daughter.   I just couldn't take the tantrums anymore (and 90% of the time they are just at home).  It just felt like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-13-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Shannie77
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by BCFD http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335560/i-am-desperate#post_16745156)

Shannie, that is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Shannie77
I had read all the books that are usually...

I had read all the books that are usually recommended on mothering.com.  I really enjoyed them but I didn't find anything was really giving a PLAN of action.  My daughter is 4 and in the last year...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-23-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By Shannie77
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Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333745/almost-5-are-we-expecting-to-much#post_16713582)

 
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Forum: Parenting   10-12-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By Shannie77
My husband thought he invented "Everly" as it...

My husband thought he invented "Everly" as it turns out it is an old english boys name.  We had that name picked out 2 years before Everly was born.
 
We wanted our children to have unique names...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,328
Posted By Shannie77
My 2 daughters are 3 years 3 weeks apart and it...

My 2 daughters are 3 years 3 weeks apart and it has worked out well.  They are 4 and 1 now and play together nicely.  It was hard at first because DD1 who is very intense had daily meltdowns.  It...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-22-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By Shannie77
I was totally anti-time out, rewards and even...

I was totally anti-time out, rewards and even praise.  I loved Alfie Kohn.  I applied all the gentlest GD techniques and they just have not worked for my daughter.  We have had so many melt downs...
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Shannie77
*I didn't think this would be so long... but I...

*I didn't think this would be so long... but I suppose after a year of dealing with it I needed to let it all out*
 
My DD1 is 4.  She is an energetic, feisty, sweet kid.  Our neighbour ) has a 3...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,835
Posted By Shannie77
We don't wear shoes in the house at all.  As for...

We don't wear shoes in the house at all.  As for going outside, my 4 year old DD is mostly barefoot when she is playing on our street.  I don't have a problem with it and she is most comfortable...
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