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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,968
Posted By tschifo
My family lives in Mahomet. When you say...

My family lives in Mahomet. When you say acreage, what does that mean! I don't think of Mahomet as really affordable. We love it here, but have yet to find a house we can afford.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-29-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By tschifo
We just moved from Peoria. I grew up in...

We just moved from Peoria. I grew up in Chillicothe (20 minutes North of Peoria), but moved away when I went to college. When my husband and I married we moved back to Peoria. The 61614 zip code is...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-23-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,968
Posted By tschifo
This was very helpful for me, too. We are moving...

This was very helpful for me, too. We are moving to Mahomet in June.
 
What about parks and swimming pools? What are good places to take a 5 year old and 2.5 year old?
 
We are expecting...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-12-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By tschifo
The local favorite hsooital for the most...

The local favorite hsooital for the most peaceful birth is, actually, Pekin. Unfortunately not many midwives or docs have privileges there. Sherry Hartenbower is the local midwife who does a lot of...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By tschifo
A friend of mine lives in Knoll Crest. It's my...

A friend of mine lives in Knoll Crest. It's my favorite neighborhood. Her kids go to Hines and she really loved her sons Kindergarden teacher. We don't live too far from there, but are getting ready...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By tschifo
Yes, what Sally said. ;-)   We live in...

Yes, what Sally said. ;-)
 
We live in Peoria, but unfortunately I don't have much knowledge of the public schools as we plan to homeschool. I will tell you that my general impression of Northmoor...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-14-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By tschifo
There are a handful of moms in the Peoria area...

There are a handful of moms in the Peoria area who have had homebirths. We would really like to have our third child at home.

Hope that at least gives you some encouragement.

"Do not go where...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-05-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,761
Posted By tschifo
Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-17-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By tschifo
My entire family sees Dr. Ted Rogers in...

My entire family sees Dr. Ted Rogers in Chillicothe, which is just North of Peoria.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By tschifo
Wow! You guys are so creative. Even after all...

Wow! You guys are so creative. Even after all these great suggestions came thru I still wandered around Toys 'r Us for an hour. I just kept flash forwarding to the "what-ifs" for each toy.....a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By tschifo
I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but please help! We've been invited to a new friends birthday party tonight. The only thing I know about this girl is that she has a cute sense of humor. I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-10-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By tschifo
Funny you should mention the sidecar idea. DH...

Funny you should mention the sidecar idea. DH actually suggested that we could try lowering the crib mattress so that it is level with our bed and removing the rail. I don't know though, is that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-10-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By tschifo
Ugh! I'm having the worst time getting back to...

Ugh! I'm having the worst time getting back to sleep after baby nurses. The 4am session seems to be the worst time for me, and can take up to an hour for me.

We'll be moving the crib into our...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-10-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By tschifo
My 8 month old is sort of doing the same thing...

My 8 month old is sort of doing the same thing and I've just adapted to it. I wouldn't worry about pumping if your freezer stash is adequate.

Currently, I have about 8 bags of frozen milk. It...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-27-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By tschifo
I agree with using priceline. We go up to...

I agree with using priceline. We go up to Chicago quite a bit, and never pay more than $70/night at 4 star hotels. We've never been disappointed. That said, I would not recommend your area be O'hare...
Forum: Germany   07-22-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By tschifo
Are you in the Army? Is that how your son is...

Are you in the Army? Is that how your son is able to go to an American school?
Forum: Meal Planning   07-09-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By tschifo
Quote: Originally Posted by kaaris...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaaris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13864867)
I do! I built a website with a free meal...
Forum: Lactivism   07-09-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By tschifo
Quote: Originally Posted by coffee.caugh...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coffee.caugh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14011793)
so us bottlefeeders don't get a symbol?...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-08-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By tschifo
I'm also in Peoria! Funny, I was wondering the...

I'm also in Peoria! Funny, I was wondering the same thing as Sally....how do we not know each other? Though Sally is far more involved with API Peoria than I am. lol

If I remember correctly, LBM,...
Forum: VBAC   12-01-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By tschifo
I switched from an OB to a midwife at 36 weeks,...

I switched from an OB to a midwife at 36 weeks, and they were in the same town. After she read the birth story from my first birth I think the midwife completely understood.
Forum: December 2008   12-01-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By tschifo
I'm keeping oranges and grapes in our fridge at...

I'm keeping oranges and grapes in our fridge at all times these days to grab for the hospital bag. We eat them all the time normally, so as long as I have a good stash on D-day then I'm ok.

I...
Forum: December 2008   12-01-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By tschifo
Oh how I'd love to put on a worn out sweatshirt...

Oh how I'd love to put on a worn out sweatshirt about right now!

I meant to buy a nightgown this time around just to test the comfort of one. Don't they get all tangled up around you when you...
Forum: December 2008   11-30-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By tschifo
Using DH's toothbrush doesn't really gross me...

Using DH's toothbrush doesn't really gross me out, but that's only because he doesn't use it. Now THAT is disgusting!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By tschifo
My Bella Band helps keep my tights up. Works...

My Bella Band helps keep my tights up. Works like a charm!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By tschifo
I've been drinking red raspberry leaf tea. It...

I've been drinking red raspberry leaf tea. It tastes like regular 'ol tea, and is recommended for pregnancy.

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea...
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