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Forum: California, Nevada   12-20-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By westchestermom
Hi there, Santa Rosa isn't bad. You can...

Hi there,

Santa Rosa isn't bad. You can check out Montgomery Village-- they have a Whole Foods, a really nice park/playground, and a little shopping area. Prices are much more reasonable than...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-17-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By westchestermom
Not sure where we'll be. I think that's flexible...

Not sure where we'll be. I think that's flexible at this point. We're meeting a few friends (none have kids though)-- one will be coming from work at columbus circle, one will be coming from...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-17-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By westchestermom
Hi all, We're heading to NYC next week and...

Hi all,

We're heading to NYC next week and are meeting some friends for dinner on Wednesday evening, not until around 7pm. Last time we took the kids to NY we went to that water/playground area...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-09-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By westchestermom
Well by golly your right Lingmom... We did meet...

Well by golly your right Lingmom... We did meet one WONDERFUL couple at Asilomar that year. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif Silly me...
And regarding breastfeeding--...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By westchestermom
That's me-- bio mom to our daughter (4 years...

That's me-- bio mom to our daughter (4 years old) first, then my partner gave birth to our son almost 2 years ago. It was strange... but it was really great. It gave me a whole new understanding--...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-24-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By westchestermom
We took our 3 year old and our 10 month old last...

We took our 3 year old and our 10 month old last year. It was super-crowded and super-long. That said, we had a great time. Our daughter loved the parade-- whenever a contingent of drag queens...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-07-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By westchestermom
That's great to hear. We live in Petaluma and my...

That's great to hear. We live in Petaluma and my 4 year old daughter goes to Red Barn Montessori. She LOVES it and it has been really great for her to be there. We're thrilled because she can go...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-01-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By westchestermom
Petaluma is great. 45 minutes from SF when it...

Petaluma is great. 45 minutes from SF when it isn't rush hour.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-22-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By westchestermom
If I remember correctly, I saw Under the Nile...

If I remember correctly, I saw Under the Nile dipes at the Kimberton Whole Foods-- towards the back near the freezer section. We were there when we traveled back east in December.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-18-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By westchestermom
I also can't say much about Cotati, other than...

I also can't say much about Cotati, other than that fact that they have a nice restaurant downtown called the Redwood Cafe (probably the same veg-friendly restaurant mentioned above). We often go...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-18-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By westchestermom
Catie Curtis has some great albums out there.

Catie Curtis has some great albums out there.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-17-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By westchestermom
There's a Kimberton Whole Foods in Douglassville...

There's a Kimberton Whole Foods in Douglassville (it is on 422 heading west, so you don't see it when you're heading towards Ikea from Reading). They have some kinds of cloth dipes-- I'm not sure...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-17-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By westchestermom
I agree that Cotati might work for you. It is a...

I agree that Cotati might work for you. It is a bit less mainstream than Petaluma (we live in Petaluma too), but is still an easy drive to Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa. It is right near 101 so...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By westchestermom
I would recommend reading the Essential Guide to...

I would recommend reading the Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy & Birth by Stephanie Brill. It is a great book with LOTS of information on all aspects of working to get pregnant. Good...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-26-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By westchestermom
and me in Petaluma...

and me in Petaluma...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-22-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By westchestermom
Hi. My experience was that we tried to conceive...

Hi. My experience was that we tried to conceive our daughter for 5 months with IUI. On the 6th month I had an HSG AND it was also the 1st month that I used Clomid. That was the time that it worked....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-10-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,302
Posted By westchestermom
Bedtime is typically around 10:30 or 11pm, and I...

Bedtime is typically around 10:30 or 11pm, and I get up, unfortunately, between 4 and 5am depending on when ds decides to wake up. Ugh... I keep hoping that he'll learn to sleep a bit later one of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-27-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By westchestermom
I agree that you definitely should get a...

I agree that you definitely should get a freeze/thaw test done before you put too much $$ into it. They should be able to do it at a fertility doctor or reproductive endocrinologist's office (Don't...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-17-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By westchestermom
We were in San Diego for a week during the end...

We were in San Diego for a week during the end of September, beginning of October with our 3.5 year old and our 1 year old. We really had a great time. Our real reason for going was a conference...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-15-2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By westchestermom
Sorry we misunderstood you. Thought you might...

Sorry we misunderstood you. Thought you might want the website for this woman. Might be worth at least checking into if Kaiser ends up not working for you. http://www.athomefertility.com/
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Forum: Queer Parenting   10-14-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By westchestermom
Solejean, I saw your post saying that...

Solejean,

I saw your post saying that you're pregnant (congrats!) but I thought this could be useful information anyway... maybe for someone else in the area...

In the Bay Area there is a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-06-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,033
Posted By westchestermom
With me we did 4 cycles of 1x per cycle IUI w/...

With me we did 4 cycles of 1x per cycle IUI w/ frozen sperm, and then 1 cycle of 2 tries of IUI w/ frozen sperm with the assistance of clomid (that's the time it worked!)

With my partner, we...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By westchestermom
One more thing, since you said that you're close...

One more thing, since you said that you're close to the Bay Area. Maia Midwifery also offers childbirth classes for lesbians. We did this when my partner was pregnant and it was just amazing. They...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By westchestermom
I agree with all that advice, and also want to...

I agree with all that advice, and also want to add that you can also have a consultation with Stephanie Brill, the author of the Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth. I'm not...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-23-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By westchestermom
Thanks so much! It looks like there's lots to...

Thanks so much! It looks like there's lots to do, so we just bought a few of those Go San Diego Cards-- that include admission to the zoo, the wild animal park, Lego Land, the ferry rides, etc....
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