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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I think it is extremely valuable for children to...

I think it is extremely valuable for children to see us helping, and I think it is extremely valuable for children to see us setting appropriate boundaries to maintain our own sanity. So basically,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By SplashingPuddle
With my children, they really pick up on my...

With my children, they really pick up on my subtle cues and how I'm feeling about something. If I have doubts (but don't necessarily act them out), they show up in my children. So basically, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Beginning writer

My 4 1/2 year old is writing her name and a few other words these days. Sometimes she practices letters but we're trying to take it slow and not promote it unless she wants to.

My question is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We saw an occupational therapist for our 2 year...

We saw an occupational therapist for our 2 year old who recommended a weighted vest for calming. There are also weighted blankets that also work. She also recommended "heavy work" i.e. carrying...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I try to point out every helpful thing each of my...

I try to point out every helpful thing each of my daughters does for each other. I mention how much more helpful the youngest will be when she's a bit bigger. And I get both to be helpers when...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,590
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I feel successful when we get outside regardless...

I feel successful when we get outside regardless of the weather. It doesn't have to be for long, but I aim for an hour even if its raining. My children can be so high energy, and it's hard inside....
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Pick-up put-down worked best for us. You can...

Pick-up put-down worked best for us. You can google it for a more in-depth description, but basically we could put our daughter down, if she cried, we'd pick her up. As soon as she settled, we'd put...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Switching from two naps to one nap

For a year now, my youngest has happily taken two naps a day, one from 9-10:15am-ish and one from 1-2:15pm-ish. (She goes to bed at 6:30am and gets up at 6am). But now that she is 16 months, I can...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I remember 4 months was a hard time for us. My...

I remember 4 months was a hard time for us. My littlest had slept well until then, but at 4 months she started waking multiple times a night and really struggling with naps too. I ended up doing a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We've had a variety of things burn on our...

We've had a variety of things burn on our baseboard heaters. Crayons are a big one! But we've also had burnt stuffed toys too. No fires though. Every night, I go around and make sure nothing is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I gave birth to our 16 month old daughter, and I...

I gave birth to our 16 month old daughter, and I stay home with her primarily. My partner goes to work, and whenever my partner leaves, our daughter cries for her. However, whenever I leave, she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Climbing stairs alone?

We have stairs in home leading up to all of our bedrooms. Currently we have baby gates for our 16month old, but she loves the stairs. At what age did you remove baby gates and/or just let your baby...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I know this is a bit off topic, but do you know...

I know this is a bit off topic, but do you know if distributed learners qualify for the $40/day payments during the strike? I cannot find any information on this.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Our almost 5 year old daughter watches about 1...

Our almost 5 year old daughter watches about 1 hour a week of foreign language cartoons. Other than that there is no screen time, unless I have the computer open for looking at recipe, etc. I do...
Forum: Infertility   08-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I have hypothyroidism and I recently tried a...

I have hypothyroidism and I recently tried a failed cycle of IVF and am currently trying again. I am wondering if there is a link with hypothyroidism, as I was able to get pregnant before I developed...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,956
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Hello, I am in the two week wait, and I am...

Hello,

I am in the two week wait, and I am nursing two - my 14 month old and a preschooler. I have recently decided to have a nursing party for my 4 year old because its time. She has not shown...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By SplashingPuddle
4 days after our 5 day transfer. Sometimes I...

4 days after our 5 day transfer. Sometimes I love it how I can imagine all kinds of symptoms at this stage. Fish for dinner tasted very fishy. Of course it could be fishy fish, but I prefer to think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I was also considering Enki for the coming year...

I was also considering Enki for the coming year and waited until the new information was released. As soon as I saw the price, I bought the Oak Meadow curriculum and will probably buy a bit of the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,644
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Hello everyone, I am somewhat surprised to...

Hello everyone,

I am somewhat surprised to be trying another IVF cycle right now. I had really bad OHSS last time, and after going to the hospital by ambulance and all the stress, I didn't think...
Forum: Infertility   05-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 30,077
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I cannot believe that I am doing another IVF...

I cannot believe that I am doing another IVF cycle. The last time I did one, I had really bad OHSS, and my abdomen was drained. At the time, I thought I would never do this again.

Tomorrow is my...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I've been thinking about this question too....

I've been thinking about this question too.  I've been trying to figure out what am I interested in or what new skill would I like to learn, so I can naturally be involved in it around my children....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By SplashingPuddle
At that age, we started using a Magic Merlin...

At that age, we started using a Magic Merlin sleep suite, and we really liked it.  (In fact our 11 month old still uses it).  Putting it on at nap time is a nice sleep association, as well as a good...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I waited with my first until 6 months, but I...

I waited with my first until 6 months, but I chose to give "tastes" to my second starting at 4.5 months. Some recent research has suggested that tastes of wheat early on can help prevent wheat...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Playpens are great for protecting a subsequent...

Playpens are great for protecting a subsequent children from toddlers when you need to put down the baby.  I found the playpen most useful with a second child. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By SplashingPuddle
With my first, I did not have the expectation of...

With my first, I did not have the expectation of all-night sleep, and she woke frequently throughout the night.  It was hard, but I was more or less OK with it.  But with my second, I knew I would...
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