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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-18-2016, 08:30 AM
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Thanks, ladies. I guess I'll give this night...

Thanks, ladies. I guess I'll give this night weaning business some effort once school lets out in 5 more weeks - I'll be prepared to deal with the drama once work is over for the summer. This is my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-06-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,732
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Question Toddler (23 months) nursing 2-4 times in the night...help?

My little girlie has always nursed several times per night, but now that she's almost 2, I'm feeling increasingly less charitable about her dream feeding. My back is killing me, and my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
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I go through this with my 19 month old. She...

I go through this with my 19 month old. She would just like to sleep with a nipple in her mouth at all times, but my back can't handle sleeping like that.

Here is how I 'escape' her: once I can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-13-2015, 03:35 PM
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Views: 51,249
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Congrats on the baby, averysmomma!

Congrats on the baby, averysmomma!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-13-2015, 10:33 AM
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We are still hanging on over here. I had a panic...

We are still hanging on over here. I had a panic attack at school during my planning period on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so Thursday I called in and spent the day running errands and getting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-26-2015, 10:22 AM
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Views: 51,249
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aaaaaaand I'm back!

I used to haunt this thread until life got so busy that I no longer had time to drink a cup of coffee and catch up with the internet on Saturday mornings (mostly due to this little late-life baby I...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-27-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
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I've been looking up people's experiences at the...

I've been looking up people's experiences at the only hospital my OB delivers at, and it's not encouraging - they take your baby away after delivery and you see her again between one and three hours...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,154
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I have made "put it away" a mantra for myself...

I have made "put it away" a mantra for myself and everyone else in the house.  We have the donation bag by the door, we routinely edit posessions, so the number one source of clutter stems from...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
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Does anyone have any good tips or suggestions...

Does anyone have any good tips or suggestions for facilitating a good nursing relationship after a c-section?  I've had two already, and nursing went well after the first one and poorly after the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
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Just call or e-mail them.  I have a fairly...

Just call or e-mail them.  I have a fairly unassuming policy with Aetna through my school district and I e-mailed them through the "contact us" link on their website.  They sent me a couple of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
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Hmmm...hadn't thought about a strangulation...

Hmmm...hadn't thought about a strangulation issue.
 
I want whatever sleeper I get to be in the middle because I'm having a c-section and I'm going to need the outside edge of the bed for myself....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-21-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,049
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Hey, I found a similar version of the list...

Hey, I found a similar version of the list another momma posted so long ago!!  The "Other" section is particularly hysterical.  Anyway, this list (or one very similar) made my DS2, then aged 9, feel...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-21-2014, 07:02 PM
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Views: 905
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I used to have an issue with toiletries -...

I used to have an issue with toiletries - especially things that "weren't working out."  I didn't want to just toss them because it seemed wasteful, yet I didn't want to keep using them, but storing...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2014, 06:53 PM
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Views: 332
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I'm 43 and expecting #3 in March - it's been a...

I'm 43 and expecting #3 in March - it's been a while, though.  By the time she's born, my older kids will be 24 and 18.  
 
Holly
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,049
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I have two boys who don't "match."  The first I...

I have two boys who don't "match."  The first I had on my own, in college, and my parents were my support system.  I didn't want to circumcise him, but my mother is an RN and she swore it was so...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
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Thanks for the tips!  Based on tales of babies...

Thanks for the tips!  Based on tales of babies outgrowing the snuggle nest, I wound up ordering this product:...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
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I.  Hate.  Tchotchkes.  They break, so you have...

I.  Hate.  Tchotchkes.  They break, so you have to protect them from kids/pets.  You have to pick them up in order to dust, thus tripling/quadrupling dusting time.  They multiply, and create visual...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-01-2014, 08:26 AM
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Views: 163,446
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Thanks!  :D  Since we used available materials,...

Thanks!  :D  Since we used available materials, they cost less than $5 (for the brackets to hang them), but I loved them so much that I spent $40 on new lamps at Ikea because our old ones were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
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I've co-slept with my two older children, but I...

I've co-slept with my two older children, but I was sleeping alone - single for #1, then XH just moved out of the bedroom for #2 (a sign of things to come, lol).
 
Anyway, DH and I are expecting...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-04-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
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We had these Sweet Potato/Black...

We had these Sweet Potato/Black Bean/Corn/Honey/Lime Tacos for dinner tonight:  http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/honey-lime-sweet-potato-black-bean-and-corn-tacos/ - they were a hit with my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-12-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 163,446
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So inspiring!  I'm not ready to post the rest of...

So inspiring!  I'm not ready to post the rest of the house yet, but I've been working hard on our bedroom/office/temporary nursery (I'm 4 months pregnant).  We had to do this with almost no money,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
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Mama, I feel your pain.   Here is an idea,...

Mama, I feel your pain.
 
Here is an idea, and a piece of advice.
 
Advice:  Go ahead and put some holes in the walls if you need to.  Worry about filling them later - someone here can walk you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-15-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
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So, I am 43, 2 previous c-sections, with a 3rd...

So, I am 43, 2 previous c-sections, with a 3rd one coming up in March.  (I was bullied into my two previous, medically unnecessary c/s, but at this point I'm not prepared to risk my scarred, 43 year...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-15-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,111
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Haven't had any big scores in a while, but...

Haven't had any big scores in a while, but managed to get some nice maternity jeans for $8.65 at Goodwill last week.  They were from Motherhood, dark wash, boot cut (my favorite jeans style), and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
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