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Forum: April 2011   09-03-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,156
Posted By Papooses
* EDD: April 24th 2011 * Name: Tiff *...

* EDD: April 24th 2011

* Name: Tiff

* Age: 30

* Location: Southern Tier & Finger Lakes regions NY

* How long it took to you to get your BFP: I used both 1st Response sticks at once, the...
Forum: April 2011   09-01-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,305
Posted By Papooses
I'm Tiff (30), mom to Leila (8). Leila's dad is...

I'm Tiff (30), mom to Leila (8). Leila's dad is a trainwreck (recovering? pshhh) alcoholic who hasn't called his daughter in months. My boyfriend Travis (25) wants to adopt Leila, but we haven't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-01-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,385
Posted By Papooses
Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Forum: Family Safety   05-09-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Papooses
You could go undercover . . . schedule a...

You could go undercover . . . schedule a seatcheck, bringing a toddler who could FF but who should (obviously) be RF.... If he advizes you to turn said toddler FF, complain to the state coordinator...
Forum: Family Safety   05-09-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Papooses
Quote: Originally Posted by NicaG...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NicaG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13719445)
There are also a lot of helpful suggestions and...
Forum: Family Safety   05-09-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By Papooses
It is allowed to turn babies forward at 12...

It is allowed to turn babies forward at 12 months AND (not or) 20 pounds, but it is *not* wise > http://www.joelsjourney.org/

RF is 5 times safer than FF ... until at least 2 yrs old . . . best...
Forum: Family Safety   05-09-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Papooses
A newborn in a RF 5 point harness is the most...

A newborn in a RF 5 point harness is the most protected person in the vehicle. The "best" place to install the carseat is any backseat location that you can most easily install correctly. If you can...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Papooses
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13719343)
Meatballs and gluten-free pasta

I bought...
Forum: Family Safety   05-08-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Papooses
Babies cry & want to be held. Everywhere else on...

Babies cry & want to be held. Everywhere else on earth I support mother's holding their infants in arms 1000% But NOT EVER in a moving vehicle. Inside of a moving vehicle is the only time that I say...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Papooses
Thanks, Kathy Quote: Originally Posted by...

Thanks, Kathy

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13717213)
curried chickpeas

Hm, I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Papooses
Quote: Originally Posted by Therese's Mommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Therese's Mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13716699)
You will probably get more responses...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-06-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,078
Posted By Papooses
dark chocolate brownie + slice of pineapple

dark chocolate brownie + slice of pineapple
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Papooses
Quote: Originally Posted by 2bluefish...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2bluefish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13700673)
I don't have any suggestions, just saying...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Papooses
Quote: Originally Posted by littlewigglebutts...

Quote:
Originally Posted by littlewigglebutts http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13700106)
My (barely) 7yo DS has been dx as...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-05-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Papooses
The doctor has put my 7 y.o. on an elimination...

The doctor has put my 7 y.o. on an elimination diet that excludes:

-dairy
-soy
-egg
-corn
-gluten
-nuts

I'm running out of ideas on easy/cheap & kid friendly recipes . . . any tips or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Papooses
Yeah, I don't remember any specifics, but the...

Yeah, I don't remember any specifics, but the family I knew that homeschooled were either really used to such issues since they'd homeschooled their older teenager (until she became of driving age)...
Forum: Family Safety   05-05-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Papooses
I have the same screen name @ www.car-seat.org...

I have the same screen name @ www.car-seat.org (http://www.car-seat.org)

In my profile page there you can click to see all my photo albums.

My DD was RF until just after her 4th birthday &...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Papooses
Quote: Originally Posted by milkmommie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkmommie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13698814)
Do they paddle at all public schools in SD...
Forum: Family Safety   05-03-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Papooses
Broken leg? Cast it. Broken neck? Casket. ...

Broken leg? Cast it.
Broken neck? Casket.

Seriously, rear-facing is about 5 times safer than forward-facing, so the AAP says kids should stay RF until at least 2 yrs old or, better, until...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Papooses
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif: doriansmummy!

Yes, we already did unschooling the summer between PreK & Kindy, during which time I reviewed all my Content Literacy &...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Papooses
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif:

We briefly homeschooled @ Pine Ridge . . . it was like a really long field trip.... One family we met in the hospital employee...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Papooses
We did homeschooly activities when DD was a...

We did homeschooly activities when DD was a toddler/preschooler (although, silly me, I just called it "mothering"). She came to work with me from 6 wks on & started very part time preschool @ 3 yrs....
Forum: Family Safety   12-05-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Papooses
IME, when the recline angle is correct *and*...

IME, when the recline angle is correct *and* comfortable, this generally isn't an issue http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif Correct recline angle can be 30-45 degrees....
Forum: Family Safety   12-02-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Papooses
Carseats are approved for airplanes as long as...

Carseats are approved for airplanes as long as they have the FAA approved sticker -- when they have this sticker, they should be used according the instructions (meaning, up to the maximum size...
Forum: Family Safety   11-25-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,661
Posted By Papooses
Yes some crashes are unsurvivable, but a RF seat...

Yes some crashes are unsurvivable, but a RF seat can reduce that risk about 75%

CORRECT USE is the key. Actually being buckled up inside the carseat is a pretty big part of correct use.
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