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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By MomOf3boyz
If she has a sore neck due to a cold draft,...

If she has a sore neck due to a cold draft, perhaps a warm compress will help your DD more than ice.

We have had luck making a fun warm compress by microwaving a "fun" looking hand towel. That...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I do a combination of what the previous two...

I do a combination of what the previous two mamas do. I will feel for fever and offer juice, etc if there is no fever. Even if there is a fever, I will often watch that fever and let it do its work...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By MomOf3boyz
We've had good luck at JcPenney's

We've had good luck at JcPenney's
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I have a very good friend who is a director at a...

I have a very good friend who is a director at a domestic violence shelter here in town, so I will preface my advice with the 'knowledge' that it may be coming from a different perspective than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,157
Posted By MomOf3boyz
To help our children feel more empowered we...

To help our children feel more empowered we always brush first. When we are done, we let them go in and finish to make sure that mom or dad didn't miss anything.

For us this helps them learn the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Quote: Originally Posted by Alyantavid...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alyantavid http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15084241)
Both my 7 and 3 year old have seen the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I hope you aren't feeling hurt by anything that...

I hope you aren't feeling hurt by anything that was said here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

You handled the situation very well. The moment that your daughters face...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-20-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I had implantation spotting with all three of my...

I had implantation spotting with all three of my pregnancies, and every one got a BFP 5 days after spotting.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,005
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Quote: Originally Posted by alexsam...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alexsam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15091124)
I say this gently... there is nothing to do....
Forum: Parenting   02-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,769
Posted By MomOf3boyz
My sister lives in Chicago and we frequently...

My sister lives in Chicago and we frequently take our DS's to places down in that area. I would love to know the name of the place as well.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Parenting   02-15-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,437
Posted By MomOf3boyz
While fund raising is a pain, it's unfortunately...

While fund raising is a pain, it's unfortunately a necessity in our area.

Our school is seen as a wealthy neighborhood school. We have some very nice houses in our area, and this makes us seen as...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-31-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Thank you for sharing your journey. I laughed...

Thank you for sharing your journey. I laughed with you and I cried with you while I was reading it. I had the stalling labor that you did with my first son, the pushing experience like you did with...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-31-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Your birth story is incredible. I am so glad...

Your birth story is incredible. I am so glad that you and your sweet Emily are here today.

I have to say that I disagree with the PP who said that the hospital caused the emergency. The...
Forum: Parenting   07-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,966
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Quote: Originally Posted by AFWife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14076718)
Yeah. I kind of snapped "Of course he has...
Forum: Parenting   07-13-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,153
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Quote: Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14077382)
This is a good answer for the OP. I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Quote: Originally Posted by jenniferadurham...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jenniferadurham http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13980476)
It has nothing to do with germs or...
Forum: Family Safety   06-12-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,930
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I saw the news piece as well and wasn't as...

I saw the news piece as well and wasn't as thrilled. I agree with the others concerned for the child's comfort and in my DS 3's case worried about hip displacement (He already has hip issues). Even...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Sorry you got this advice. Are you sure you...

Sorry you got this advice. Are you sure you understood the pediatrician? I ask only because I have never ever heard of a pediatrician recommending spanking. When we go to the Pediatrician we...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I hate to suggest this, because I know nursing...

I hate to suggest this, because I know nursing is a special bonding time for you, but would it be possible for you to pump milk ahead of time for your son? If dad could offer him mommy's milk in a...
Forum: Learning at School   02-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 38,839
Posted By MomOf3boyz
We're 2:12 at DS 2's preschool - kids are 3-4 at...

We're 2:12 at DS 2's preschool - kids are 3-4 at his school.

I believe that Wisconsin allows 2:18, but our preschools have shrunk considerably since our district introduced the Pre-K program at...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-16-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By MomOf3boyz
DS 3 is almost 10 months old. DS 1 and DS 2 were...

DS 3 is almost 10 months old. DS 1 and DS 2 were vaccinated right on schedule according to whatever the pediatrician told us. No issues with them at all and I've never questioned until now.

DS 3...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By MomOf3boyz
This is a cross post from the Birth Forum. Since...

This is a cross post from the Birth Forum. Since my sister is straddling pregnancy and birth, I thought I'd post here for advice. (No answers in the birth forum also showed me that perhaps I placed...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-16-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By MomOf3boyz
This isn't for me, but my sister, who is in the...

This isn't for me, but my sister, who is in the birthing center of a tiny little town in eastern Wisconsin. (No OB's even practice there - it's just a family practice run center - under 200 births...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-13-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,851
Posted By MomOf3boyz
I'm almost right in the middle of the state,...

I'm almost right in the middle of the state, hailing from Wausau. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif
Forum: Family Safety   12-01-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By MomOf3boyz
Thanks for the advice. I guess my point of...

Thanks for the advice. I guess my point of confusion comes from the fact that three years ago it was different. From a safety standpoint I was thinking if it was safe for my first son - it should be...
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