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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjey
This sounds completely normal to me, though not...

This sounds completely normal to me, though not every baby will experience it. Have you ever heard of Elimination Communication? If not, you should read about it. Basically the premise is that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By wjey
We dealt with tics and anxiety, and with other...

We dealt with tics and anxiety, and with other symptoms for a few years, until my now 9-year-old was diagnosed with PANDAS. Not sure if you've heard of it, but it happens when a strep infection goes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,408
Posted By wjey
We have chores that must be done because you're...

We have chores that must be done because you're part of the family and chores that are linked to allowance (once you've mastered a skill, you do it because you're part of a family and you get new...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-24-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By wjey
We started with my kids and those I babysat at...

We started with my kids and those I babysat at between 1 and 2 years of age. With a house full of kids, they either help or hinder (help is a relative term) at food prep time, so I made sure they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By wjey
We get to the point where we are way overrun at...

We get to the point where we are way overrun at times, between hand me downs, gifts, and just having three kids. I go through the bins every season change (all of the bins that we have used or added...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By wjey
I've had babies like that:) Some of my own and...

I've had babies like that:) Some of my own and some that I cared for daily but who were not my own. So if you will need to leave your baby with somebody else, a few different things might happen. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-25-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By wjey
Depends where you are going. Personally, I...

Depends where you are going. Personally, I wouldn't take extra paraphernalia along. We've taken a pack and play for infants, but by 2 or 3, they've either slept in a normal bed (if a parent isn't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-18-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By wjey
All of my kids were awful at 3! It's a terrible,...

All of my kids were awful at 3! It's a terrible, terrible age:(

That being said, I think what you are describing sounds atypical. My son was most similar to that - started just before he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-04-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By wjey
We started to babyproof with crawler #1...

We started to babyproof with crawler #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , then realized that he just didn't get into as much as we thought he would, so we...
Forum: Diapering   09-08-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By wjey
Me too, actually. If you need to wait a few days...

Me too, actually. If you need to wait a few days between washing (for instance if you're going on a trip and have a few that didn't get washed and dried before you left), you can lay them separately...
Forum: Diapering   09-08-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By wjey
Hanging them outside is more work than drying...

Hanging them outside is more work than drying them inside - I've done both at different stages (of having a dryer and not), but if you have time, it is really nice because:

1. It bleaches bm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,052
Posted By wjey
Understandable and I did used to feel that way...

Understandable and I did used to feel that way too and still do sometimes. But really, big boys and teens and even some men during their leisure time make sweats and exercise pants their main...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,052
Posted By wjey
He just turned 9. My kids started dressing...

He just turned 9. My kids started dressing themselves when they were 2 and that's when I started to realize that I had to give up control when it comes to their clothes. I certainly control what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,052
Posted By wjey
Seriously, save your money and your energy. My...

Seriously, save your money and your energy. My son is circumcised and that has never seemed to be an issue when it comes to pants. He's gone back and forth between wearing sweatpants all of the...
Forum: C-section Birth   07-08-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By wjey
Here's to hoping that you don't need one and...

Here's to hoping that you don't need one and please research the whole c-section thing and how much they are over-used and unnecessary much of the time if you have time now if you have time before...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By wjey
Alot of your scenario sounds completely familiar...

Alot of your scenario sounds completely familiar to me, based on my experience with my two oldest (now 5 and 9). I always believed in the idea that kids would eat when they're hungry enough...until...
Forum: Toddler Health   05-21-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By wjey
Ugh! Yes, your air quality could absolutely have...

Ugh! Yes, your air quality could absolutely have something to do with it, especially since it is affecting the rest of your family. I'm so sorry - it's much easier to say "try changing your diet"...
Forum: VBAC   05-08-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,107
Posted By wjey
First of all, you are not at all selfish for...

First of all, you are not at all selfish for wanting a VBAC. You are right. It is the best thing for you and your baby. My first was a C-sec and during my pregnancy with my second child, I was...
Forum: Diapering   05-08-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By wjey
I have in the past. I think the main problem...

I have in the past. I think the main problem I've seen is having wet things sit and the possibility of mold/fungal growth.
Forum: Toddler Health   05-08-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By wjey
For what it's worth, excess earwax has been a...

For what it's worth, excess earwax has been a sign of food allergen exposure in my son. And you wouldn't necessarily see anything if there is itchiness or irritation from food sensitivity. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-06-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,675
Posted By wjey
Have you tried eliminating foods? We EC'd, but...

Have you tried eliminating foods? We EC'd, but still had rashes with certain foods and it's worse with teething. I think I heard that skin is even more sensitive with teething and in such a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-25-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,629
Posted By wjey
We're right next door, in Sellersville. I...

We're right next door, in Sellersville. I started out with Dinesen with baby #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) and had a c-sec. We were with Dinesen for...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By wjey
Upper Bucks Pest Control

An eight year old visitor today identified the ants roaming my home today as carpenter ants (which is likely, since we treated for them 8 years ago and not since and they're not responding to the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By wjey
Have you tried Valley Birthplace? They do...

Have you tried Valley Birthplace? They do deliver at Einstein, so I don't know if that's who you're using. I had a VBAC and it was the same thing with a dr present, BUT, at the time, I was told...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By wjey
I've gone for the last few years with my kids and...

I've gone for the last few years with my kids and will probably be going again next week. My kids are now 8, almost 5, and 23 months. I've gone with infants/toddlers/pregnant and always had alot of...
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