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Forum: California, Nevada   05-23-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By maryeb
Hi there, We live in Aliso Viejo right now,...

Hi there,

We live in Aliso Viejo right now, and it's family friendly and nice! More suburban than Costa Mesa, but the parks are huge and there are lots of hiking/biking trails if you like that. :)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By maryeb
:) I hear you. I have 3 boys and all that seems...

:) I hear you. I have 3 boys and all that seems par for the course. Does your son have chores? My 6 & 9 year old have some chores and the 2 year old wants to help out just to keep up! Are you...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By maryeb
We used to live in the Marina and I worked all...

We used to live in the Marina and I worked all over LA. Thought the quality of air was better in Marina, but now there is so much more traffic with building upward that I bet the air quality is...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By maryeb
We used to live in Redondo Beach and enjoyed it!

We used to live in Redondo Beach and enjoyed it!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,644
Posted By maryeb
When I miscarried last year, my midwife said to...

When I miscarried last year, my midwife said to take a pregnancy test about a week later.  If it was still positive, there would be more to expel.  She was right.  I'm sorry, Mama.  I had a vaginal...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-04-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By maryeb
Wonderful story!  Congrats!  So happy for you.

Wonderful story!  Congrats!  So happy for you.
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By maryeb
Also, maybe a short and consistent yoga routine...

Also, maybe a short and consistent yoga routine for you, right before bed?  Something like a few down dogs, forward stretches, etc.  Deep breathing.  Just a thought.  :)
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By maryeb
I have an early riser also, and a second child...

I have an early riser also, and a second child that will sleep later.  Early riser can get up anywhere from 5:45-6:30.  I used to tell him he had to stay in his room/bed until 7, but recently I...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By maryeb
My second is a screamer.  Wow.  Not that my...

My second is a screamer.  Wow.  Not that my first was easy at age 3, but at least he didn't scream!!  He was super rational for some reason.  Well, you can't count on them being rational...
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By maryeb
Dr. Fischbein is great!!  He was my back up OB...

Dr. Fischbein is great!!  He was my back up OB when I had my first homebirth.  He was unavailable after my first because of being in Camarillo, etc.  We were in Santa Monica at the time.  Anyway,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-10-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,321
Posted By maryeb
Me!!  With my boys, I spotted for about 3 days...

Me!!  With my boys, I spotted for about 3 days each, around 6-8weeks.  Sometimes it was bright red, sometimes dark.  With my third pregnancy I did not spot but started spotting and bleeding around...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-12-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By maryeb
Oh Mama, very normal 3 yr old behavior.  When my...

Oh Mama, very normal 3 yr old behavior.  When my first went through that phase it was soo upsetting!!  He rarely.ever.tantrumed. in his first two years, and then bam!  I read here that you've gotta...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By maryeb
Ha!  I call mine puppies too!  They definitely...

Ha!  I call mine puppies too!  They definitely need that run!  I know how hard it is-it will get better and even out in time I'm sure.  Just keep going...maybe he just needs to get used to the new...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By maryeb
I think cutting the nap down is a great...

I think cutting the nap down is a great idea-would you be able to keep it to 90 min?  My boys never really napped that long at all, so I have no idea if it's hard to cut it down.  Does...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By maryeb
:)  Maybe turn on some music for you so you can...

:)  Maybe turn on some music for you so you can have something else to listen to.  Or have a good book handy for those moments when you need a breather.  My very talkative one is older so I tend to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By maryeb
My 5.5 yr old son is uncircumcised and has...

My 5.5 yr old son is uncircumcised and has lately been saying that it "feels too good", and it really bothers him.  He is uncomfortable.  Maybe it's the same with your son, only they are using...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-02-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By maryeb
Sorry Mama, that sounds so rough.  Is it warm...

Sorry Mama, that sounds so rough.  Is it warm enough to take a walk outside with your toddler and wear your baby down for a nap?  I know you said she doesn't nap in the carrier but maybe being...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By maryeb
Oh, she sounds so much like my first boy!  He...

Oh, she sounds so much like my first boy!  He really started to settle himself at about 4.  He also started holding his pee all night then too....it's like a switch turned on and lots of stuff he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By maryeb
I agree completely with the pp.  I also stopped...

I agree completely with the pp.  I also stopped using phrases like "let me do this then I will, xyz"  or "please let me finish xyz" because it's like asking their permission.  I instead just say,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-16-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By maryeb
My son gets like this at times too.  It happens...

My son gets like this at times too.  It happens when he hasn't had enough downtime, is hungry, exhausted, or maybe hasn't had enough cuddles...but definitely not every day.  Does her day allow...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-22-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By maryeb
Wow!  He is a beautiful baby.  :)  Wonderful...

Wow!  He is a beautiful baby.  :)  Wonderful story, congratulations to you!! 
Forum: Homebirth   01-20-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By maryeb
My ds1 was close to 3 when ds2 was born and I...

My ds1 was close to 3 when ds2 was born and I had a friend come over to be with him.  That was wonderful.  Ds1 did get into the tub a couple times but was happy to leave with my friend when I needed...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-24-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By maryeb
 Quote:Originally Posted by Chamomile...



Quote:Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1286898/ap-overboard-b-c-i-sah#post_16133549)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-25-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By maryeb
We are a one car fam here!  We used to have 3...

We are a one car fam here!  We used to have 3 cars and I talked my husband down to two.  Last year we moved across the country and did not want to pay to have a second car shipped so we sold it and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-25-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By maryeb
Feel free to pm me. We went from vegan to raw...

Feel free to pm me. We went from vegan to raw vegan when my first was 17 mo. and had a great year and a half run...until I became pregnant with my second. Ended the pregnancy raw and my littlest was...
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