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Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2013, 12:40 PM
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Views: 224
Posted By WindyCityMom
Hello! I'm trying to completely purge my home....

Hello! I'm trying to completely purge my home. I've gotten my stbx out of my home, and with him went all of his things!

A TV and DVD player and xbox used to clutter the mantle. Now there's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By WindyCityMom
I am a bit in freakout mode.. oh, postpartum...

I am a bit in freakout mode.. oh, postpartum anxiety...

though I did find out today that J has stolen peoples things and thrown them away... no idea why. one girl cousin visits from out of state...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By WindyCityMom
Recently I've had an issue with a family member...

Recently I've had an issue with a family member stealing from our house...
 
My MIL lives in a house with four apartments in it- she's on the main floor, and her cousin, his wife, and their three...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By WindyCityMom
My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has...

My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has asked and though I didn't give her the rundown about endometrial lining, I did explain that women's bodies prepare themselves to have babies and if a baby...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By WindyCityMom
I'm highly sensitive to noise- it makes me...

I'm highly sensitive to noise- it makes me anxious and overwhelmed.  My girls are LOUD.  My nearly 3 year old DD is a screamer/screecher and my nearly 5 year old is a shouter.  And they both talk...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thank you all for the helpful suggestions!   ...

Thank you all for the helpful suggestions!
 
This past week at OT her therapist told me that she doesn't think that DD is ready for the group-play therapy and that she'd like to continue seeing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By WindyCityMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KCMichigan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By WindyCityMom
Swimming is out- water aversion.  It would be...

Swimming is out- water aversion.  It would be more stressful than theraputic.
 
I like the idea of the indoor trampoline.. I could totally see her loving that.  Rock climbing as well- there is a...
Forum: Learning at School   11-13-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,605
Posted By WindyCityMom
Here in Chicago if you're low income you can get...

Here in Chicago if you're low income you can get into a government funded headstart or public preschool which is done by lottery.  If you're rich you can pay for your own private schooling.  If...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By WindyCityMom
Right now, both of my girls, nearly 3 and 5, are...

Right now, both of my girls, nearly 3 and 5, are enrolled in gymnastics.  My DD1, 5yo, is very sensitive, has a lot of issues in social situations, poor gross motor planning skills (improving), and...
Forum: Family Safety   11-08-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By WindyCityMom
Are we talking about the comfort-like pads or...

Are we talking about the comfort-like pads or the rubber HUGS things?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By WindyCityMom
Hey everyone!  My DD is almost 5yo.  She's in...

Hey everyone!  My DD is almost 5yo.  She's in Occupational Therapy for sensory issues and gross motor planning delays.  She hasn't been formally diagnosed with Aspergers but it has come up as a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-27-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By WindyCityMom
Well, baby only took 7.5oz of milk today,...

Well, baby only took 7.5oz of milk today, surprise surprise!
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By WindyCityMom
Well today went fine.. I didn't pump until 7.5...

Well today went fine.. I didn't pump until 7.5 hours after I nursed dd and I got 10oz. I pumped 5oz this morning as I do every morning, so I was able to match the milk I left for DD (I left 15oz). I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-26-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By WindyCityMom
Mildly freaking out... I probably shouldn't be....

Mildly freaking out... I probably shouldn't be.  Baby is 5 and a half weeks old.  She knows how to take a bottle.  I have an abundant supply.  She will be cared for well while I'm at work.  Yet I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-24-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By WindyCityMom
When I was in the ER at 2 days PP they wanted to...

When I was in the ER at 2 days PP they wanted to do a CT (wild goose chase, essentially) and I declined because of not being able to nurse for 48hrs.  The doctor wasn't happy with me.  A nice male...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By WindyCityMom
IMO real sugar is better than any artificial...

IMO real sugar is better than any artificial sugar replacement.  As far as natural sweeteners go (agave, honey, stevia), I'm not totally sure.
 
I'm sitting here drinking a can of Coke now, so I'm...
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By WindyCityMom
This might get a little long.     My...

This might get a little long.  
 
My daughters are 4y10m and 2y10m.  
 
My 4 year old has some gross motor planning delays that she has greatly improved through occupational therapy, as well as...
Forum: Lactivism   10-15-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By WindyCityMom
Makes me feel not-so-bad that our go-to...

Makes me feel not-so-bad that our go-to disposables are Luvs!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-15-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By WindyCityMom
DD1 has a lot of speech issues- she has a wide...

DD1 has a lot of speech issues- she has a wide advanced vocabulary, but has trouble saying certain words and sounds.  She has a lot of trouble with articulation.  She's on a waiting list for speech...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-15-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By WindyCityMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JudiAU http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Allergies   10-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By WindyCityMom
Has anyone heard of this?  The past couple of...

Has anyone heard of this?  The past couple of weeks, my husband has suddenly been unable to tolerate dairy products.  First it was just straight milk in larger quantities (beverage form, cereal,...
Forum: Waldorf   10-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By WindyCityMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JOYFUL1014 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365308/convert-train-track-to-birthday-ring#post_17135043)
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Forum: Babywearing   10-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By WindyCityMom
I really like the Hanna Andersson Journey's End...

I really like the Hanna Andersson Journey's End snowsuits.. you can find them pretty cheap used.  They're very warm, waterproof, and not really that "puffy" so not too bad for babywearing.  I used...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-08-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By WindyCityMom
Is there a such thing as too much weight gain?...

Is there a such thing as too much weight gain?  DD is three weeks old tomorrow, she weighs 10lbs.  At birth she was 7lbs6oz, but dropped to 7lbs at hospital discharge.  She's exclusively breastfed,...
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