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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 06:00 PM
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Views: 1,137
Posted By ctdoula
Why not start a new routine with books? She must...

Why not start a new routine with books? She must be an early reader (or close to it). i know my 6yr old LOVES books and flips if he loses books at bedtime for any reason. 
 
Our current routine...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By ctdoula
Honestly, I couldn't imagine my kids at age 4...

Honestly, I couldn't imagine my kids at age 4 painting on my car with anything other than water.   I would freak.out. IMO by that age they know where they should & should not put paint (or marker or...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By ctdoula
We always wanted 3 or 4 kids, but had to use...

We always wanted 3 or 4 kids, but had to use infertility treatments to get the 2 we have. After the 2nd, I figured if it happened great, but if not, it wasn't meant to be. When my son was 2-3 years...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-22-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,498
Posted By ctdoula
I hate those tests because I always get evaps....

I hate those tests because I always get evaps. Try again in a few days. Good luck!!
Forum: Family Safety   07-22-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By ctdoula
Never okay.

Never okay.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,863
Posted By ctdoula
How tall is she & how much does she weigh? ...

How tall is she & how much does she weigh?
 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By ctdoula
We're not quite there yet, but it's not going to...

We're not quite there yet, but it's not going to be long, and for us it's just not optional. You brush your teeth, brush your hair,make your bed every day. So as we move along things like taking a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,941
Posted By ctdoula
Nope, not regular not diet. The ONLY exception...

Nope, not regular not diet. The ONLY exception for us is ginger ale for treatment of car sickness if necessary.
 
Soda is 100% junk food regardless of diet/regular and why on EARTH would I want to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By ctdoula
Some of those are normal for his age, some he...

Some of those are normal for his age, some he may need some help in. Ask his school for an evaluation when you return for the year in the fall. 
 
I did this when my son was in preschool (late in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By ctdoula
Is this possible??? I've recently gotten into...

Is this possible??? I've recently gotten into running. I'm barely at the 2miles/day mark now and a friend is asking me to do a marathon with her in October. Is this even possible??
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By ctdoula
My 8yr old has always been a night owl & has...

My 8yr old has always been a night owl & has also always had difficulty falling asleep quickly. She often spends 1-2 hours in bed before sleeping, and has complained over the years of not being able...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   11-28-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By ctdoula
I also had a 4th degree with my first and was...

I also had a 4th degree with my first and was terrified for a repeat with #2. My son was 9lbs 7oz (a full 1.5lbs larger than my daughter) and I didn't even have one stitch the 2nd time around. So it...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By ctdoula
LOL!! We are in the same boat. I'm already...

LOL!! We are in the same boat. I'm already dreading Hockey practice at 4:30 tonight......
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-27-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By ctdoula
Sounds to me like you already have thrush....

Sounds to me like you already have thrush. Painful nipples, baby with thrush. I would get treated asap (whatever method you prefer) so you can get the pain under control and get back to nursing...
Forum: Grief and Loss   10-22-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,765
Posted By ctdoula
I'm so very sorry for your loss.

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,253
Posted By ctdoula
Quote: Originally Posted by Usually Curious...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Usually Curious http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15962280)
I don't think a foster home where the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-18-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By ctdoula
Personally, I would sew the seams with the...

Personally, I would sew the seams with the proper seam allowance (typically 5/8") and then do the zigzag in the seam allowance, if I was going to do it at all. You could also do double stitching for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-15-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By ctdoula
I love buying use items & even own a children's...

I love buying use items & even own a children's resale store... but I wouldn't bother trying to get a vacuum 2nd hand. There are only two reasons anyone ever gets rid of a vacuum. Either it dies or...
Forum: Television   10-14-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,534
Posted By ctdoula
I've been watching the whole season and totally...

I've been watching the whole season and totally agree about Seth needing to leave!! His drama was SO over the top & annoying. I literally had to fast forward during some of his segments, I couldn't...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,113
Posted By ctdoula
No, you're not the only one who feels like this....

No, you're not the only one who feels like this. But you're also a few years from finding out on your own it's almost a force that's beyond your control.

I felt in a similar way. Our son had no...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-04-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 84,871
Posted By ctdoula
PJsmomma - thank you so much & CONGRATULATIONS!!...

PJsmomma - thank you so much & CONGRATULATIONS!! I've also been following the WW program, and I'm very interested to see how things change after a while on HCG.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-04-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 84,871
Posted By ctdoula
You ladies are rockin!!! I'm so happy for all of...

You ladies are rockin!!! I'm so happy for all of you. You're all inspiring me too.

I've had a 2nd successful day. I'm calling this VLCD #2 (starting over after my crazy fall). I really never felt...
Forum: Parenting   10-04-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,762
Posted By ctdoula
I think the *idea* is wonderful, but I honestly...

I think the *idea* is wonderful, but I honestly believe some people do not have the ability to self regulate. It's not part of their brain make up or something.

Also, it's easier to self regulate...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-03-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 84,871
Posted By ctdoula
It's definatly physical hunger, but also very...

It's definatly physical hunger, but also very mental as you said. Even on WW you're never very hungry & can have a snack here & there.

I've ordered some tea for myself to help when I'm needing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-03-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 84,871
Posted By ctdoula
So, I ate what I wanted on Friday, skipped my...

So, I ate what I wanted on Friday, skipped my first 2 doses because I was so discourage, but then decided to get back on the horse. I took the PM dose on Friday and then was back on VLCD yesterday....
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