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Forum: Spirituality   04-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By sarahsmiles
I'm hoping this old thread will still go out to...

I'm hoping this old thread will still go out to all the Catholic mamas! I searched about and couldn't find a newer one. (I'm mostly off mothering these days.)
 
Hope everyone is doing well and...
Forum: Family Planning   06-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,655
Posted By sarahsmiles
Hello everyone. Just poppin in here to say...

Hello everyone. Just poppin in here to say "hello." I've been "charting" for years now, but basically just using a spreadsheet with symptoms. Temping didn't work well when DD was a baby and I never...
Forum: Spirituality   04-12-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By sarahsmiles
Hey everyone. I seem to recall a while ago there...

Hey everyone. I seem to recall a while ago there was a forum for NFP here. I haven't been doing anything with mothering.com except reading the digest emails on this thread, but now that I'm looking...
Forum: Spirituality   12-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By sarahsmiles
Happy New Year, everyone!   I am so happy...

Happy New Year, everyone!
 
I am so happy right now with the start of the new year. DH came to Mass with me and the kids a few weeks ago and it went so well. I had been telling him for YEARS that...
Forum: Spirituality   07-10-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,308
Posted By sarahsmiles
Hello everyone. I had to share some wonderful...

Hello everyone. I had to share some wonderful news. You may remember my stressing about how to take both kids to Mass (since DH isn't Catholic, and last Christmas Eve went so bad he doesn't even...
Forum: Spirituality   05-21-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,308
Posted By sarahsmiles
Hey everyone! I had kept away from Mothering for...

Hey everyone! I had kept away from Mothering for quite a while as part of a larger effort to refocus my time (was even off facebook for Lent, which was HUGE) but I've been feeling a bit disconnected...
Forum: Spirituality   01-13-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 57,583
Posted By sarahsmiles
Maybe it's just the kind of day I'm having, but...

Maybe it's just the kind of day I'm having, but this made me laugh out loud, Smithie. Not sure if you intended it that way, but thanks!
 
 
Forum: Spirituality   01-09-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By sarahsmiles
Happy New Year everyone!   P&L, so happy to...

Happy New Year everyone!
 
P&L, so happy to hear things went well with the baby. You've been in my prayers.
 
Glad to meet you Lindsay. DH has family in Ontario. Now that we're far away, we...
Forum: Spirituality   11-28-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By sarahsmiles
Heidi, Adding my prayers for your cousin's soul,...

Heidi, Adding my prayers for your cousin's soul, for you, and your entire family.
Forum: Spirituality   11-22-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By sarahsmiles
Thanks for the new thread.   I'm getting...

Thanks for the new thread.
 
I'm getting pretty excited about Advent this year. DD is 5 and DS is nearly 2.5. I think it will be a bit clearer to them what's going on. I also got a book of...
Forum: Spirituality   10-24-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
Congrats on the pregnancies and babies, ladies,...

Congrats on the pregnancies and babies, ladies, and welcome to Anka, from another Novus Ordo mom http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Spirituality   09-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
Just had to share that I made it to Mass...

Just had to share that I made it to Mass yesterday by myself, and had a chance to reflect about how I model womanhood to my DD. The Gospel and homily on confession really hit home. Father told of an...
Forum: Spirituality   09-09-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
Thanks everyone for the quick replies. I...

Thanks everyone for the quick replies. I hesitated to post this here because it's not really about faith, but I also worry sometimes about posting things in the larger age-groups forum because I...
Forum: Spirituality   09-08-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
Hello everyone.   Just popping in with...

Hello everyone.
 
Just popping in with prayers and good wishes. Now that summer is (nearly) over, things are picking up at our campus center, so I'm feeling re-energized about my faith and the...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 93,125
Posted By sarahsmiles
Thanks for the advice about the heat! It is...

Thanks for the advice about the heat! It is super hot right now, but I think after the consult, I'll realize I cannot afford the tattoo for a while, anyway.
 
 
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-26-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 93,125
Posted By sarahsmiles
I've got a question for those of you with...

I've got a question for those of you with tattoos in different places on your bodies. Right now, I have one on my shoulder blade, and I love it, but I can't see it. I've got an appointment to talk...
Forum: Spirituality   05-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
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Forum: Spirituality   04-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
Thanks everyone for the good thoughts on the...

Thanks everyone for the good thoughts on the school issue. Just feel like I need to clarify. Right now, we are looking at a *preschool* for DD. We had fully intended to keep her in the...
Forum: Spirituality   04-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,624
Posted By sarahsmiles
This "split" is so much on my mind and heart...

This "split" is so much on my mind and heart right now, ladies. Please bear with me a moment while I explain.
 
DD has been going afternoons to a lovely preschool just a few blocks from our house....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By sarahsmiles
Right before DS was born, we made a conscious...

Right before DS was born, we made a conscious decision that when DD woke, one of us would come to her instead of her coming to our bed because we were hoping this would limit the motivation to come...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-30-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,882
Posted By sarahsmiles
So there with you. I am just about up to HERE...

So there with you. I am just about up to HERE with my skin. I've been trying to conceive, pregnant, or nursing (or some combination of the above) for about 5 years now and I'm getting into my 40s,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By sarahsmiles
I'm new to the whole TF thing, but I am exciting...

I'm new to the whole TF thing, but I am exciting about the Artisan Bread concept because I might actually make bread instead of relying on bought stuff. Might be a bridge for us to more intensive...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-26-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By sarahsmiles
Just want to say I feel for you. I, too, have a...

Just want to say I feel for you. I, too, have a 4 yo DD who wakes at least once a night and needs to be cuddled to sleep (and back to sleep) and an 18 mo DS who seems to be headed in the same...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By sarahsmiles
I was so happy to notice a reply!   I've...

I was so happy to notice a reply!
 
I've tried all the gentle discipline techniques. Distraction doesn't work, and supervision only goes as far as actually being able to remove him when needed....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By sarahsmiles
I know this is a common problem, but I'm just...

I know this is a common problem, but I'm just not making any progress. DS is 18 months old, and his desire to pinch, bite, pull, etc. is not abating at all. I usually manage to get him to stop...
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