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Forum: Breastfeeding   01-25-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By MichelleZB
I always find honesty works best. "Look, it's...

I always find honesty works best. "Look, it's hard enough being a mom of a baby. I'm exhausted all the time and everything in my life is a little bit harder. I thought you of all people would be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 156
Posted By MichelleZB
That is one of the things they recommend working...

That is one of the things they recommend working towards, yes. We are not currently living off of last month's income, although we are usually about half a month ahead during the winter.
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 108
Posted By MichelleZB
If she's only four days old and maybe a bit...

If she's only four days old and maybe a bit sleepy from the C-section, then don't panic!

Do what I did when my three-day-old wouldn't latch: go home, put on Netflix, pour self a large pint of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 156
Posted By MichelleZB
I want to recommend YNAB to you: ...

I want to recommend YNAB to you:

http://www.youneedabudget.com/

You can try it for a month free. You have to set it up on your computers, then commit to tracking--that's entering all income and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By MichelleZB
Yeah, you're on the right track. Just let him...

Yeah, you're on the right track. Just let him play with the stuff he likes, no big deal.
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By MichelleZB
My family did the opposite; my dad (a...

My family did the opposite; my dad (a francophone) switched to English in the household. The kids' French suffered, and he always regretted not speaking French to us.

Hopefully your husband can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By MichelleZB
When do you get home from work at night? Is it...

When do you get home from work at night? Is it possible you can get him from the crib and bring him into bed once you're there?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By MichelleZB
Your wife talks about her degree being wasted....

Your wife talks about her degree being wasted. She is obviously a professional, so working at Starbucks is exactly the wrong thing to suggest to her. Making drinks for whiny people is exactly the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By MichelleZB
Maybe she would like to go back to work...

Maybe she would like to go back to work part-time, or at least volunteer in her field. Her children are older now and it might be that time! Would you support that?
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By MichelleZB
Are you sure it's over with her husband? Do they...

Are you sure it's over with her husband? Do they still live together?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 275
Posted By MichelleZB
I think you have me all wrong. I'm not trying to...

I think you have me all wrong. I'm not trying to say that school programs shouldn't get better. It's just that often they don't.

I come from a family of gifted students. School didn't always serve...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 275
Posted By MichelleZB
I don't think it's defeatist. Look, we're...

I don't think it's defeatist.

Look, we're dealing with a mom who is seriously wondering whether she should delay teaching her child to read because the class isn't there yet. Doesn't that seem...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 275
Posted By MichelleZB
Reading is fun. It seems cruel to prevent him...

Reading is fun. It seems cruel to prevent him from reading if he wants to, or indeed to prevent him from learning at his own pace (which is the appropriate pace for him).

There's no way around...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By MichelleZB
I got UTIs as a child. You can take antibiotics...

I got UTIs as a child. You can take antibiotics for them. They suck but they're not that big a deal. Kids get ear infections and the flu and other inconvenient but ultimately minor medical problems....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By MichelleZB
Babywise doesn't seem to get how breastfeeding...

Babywise doesn't seem to get how breastfeeding works. You will have supply problems if you do not feed on demand. But the book is written by a religious fanatic, not a biologist. So... that's all.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,283
Posted By MichelleZB
I'm a working mom and breastfed and baby wore and...

I'm a working mom and breastfed and baby wore and did that stuff. My husband and I don't have a lot of money and a lot of things we did for practicality reasons, like cloth diapering. Rather than...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By MichelleZB
It looks like your baby is only 2 or 3 days old...

It looks like your baby is only 2 or 3 days old and isn't really nursing much yet! I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a few days more for your milk to come in... totally normal!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By MichelleZB
If you want to help with your money, give to a...

If you want to help with your money, give to a charitable organization who can give you a receipt you can use to reduce your tax bill.
Forum: Lactivism   10-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By MichelleZB
The hospital is pursuing Baby Friendly...

The hospital is pursuing Baby Friendly designation! Hahahahahahaha. Is there someone we can contact on that board?
Forum: Lactivism   10-25-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By MichelleZB
What's blowing my mind is that this doctor...

What's blowing my mind is that this doctor REGULARLY sees babies, which means she must regularly has babies in her waiting room, probably hungry ones. This has never come up before?

Surely they...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By MichelleZB
I am concerned about how disrespectful he was of...

I am concerned about how disrespectful he was of you. Does he have anything to say for himself on that front? Have you talked about it?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By MichelleZB
Ok mamabear, let's see if we can find you that...

Ok mamabear, let's see if we can find you that $85. Brainstorm.

Can you do some evening or weekend babysitting for a friend, or advertise through a website like Craigslist?

Ditto housecleaning?...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By MichelleZB
Good luck and hang in there! Do whatever you have...

Good luck and hang in there! Do whatever you have to do to make it work for you guys, and don't bother trying to do what somebody else said is "right".

I liked being on the couch, and the nursing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By MichelleZB
We have YNAB'ed for a month and we're loving it!...

We have YNAB'ed for a month and we're loving it! I had trouble getting my husband on board with tracking our spending, but he loves the app! It was hard to get him to do zero-based budgeting. He was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By MichelleZB
Few mothers have exactly equal outputs. Nurse...

Few mothers have exactly equal outputs. Nurse more on the weaker side. My son would only nurse on one side per session (I know you were supposed to switch them, but he didn't want to) so I would...
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