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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicianDad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MusicianDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12402994)
An age might help. It's hard to adress...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-14-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Just got one off freecycle...no manual, no idea...

Just got one off freecycle...no manual, no idea how to use it! Any ideas?

Thanks!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-28-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I'm making chicken soup tonight - w/carrots,...

I'm making chicken soup tonight - w/carrots, onions, celery, and chicken meat. Would it be good if I cooked sweet potato in it too? Or should I just bake them on the side? I also have an acorn...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-03-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By BusyBeeMom
There are several threads on this if you can...

There are several threads on this if you can search.

Ultimately, it did not work out for me, and I was generally unhappy w/the experience. I had au pairs from the time DD was 18 months and I was...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-27-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Generally, my experience with au paris was NOT...

Generally, my experience with au paris was NOT positive. I have several, over about 2 years. The best of them were:

1. A competent young woman with excellent childcare skills and a decent work...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-24-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,654
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Honestly, don't expect, or look for problems. I...

Honestly, don't expect, or look for problems. I may be the exception, but in 3.5 years of nursing, I've gotten precious few questions/comments, and no one really cared all that much, aside from...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I have ADHD, am nursing, and a student. In...

I have ADHD, am nursing, and a student.

In terms of ritalin, I would be pretty wary about letting this into your baby's system. The effects in babies are not well-studied. What is well understood...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Before totally weaning, I would take some steps...

Before totally weaning, I would take some steps to try to make nursing more tolerable for you.

First, I would nightwean. Dr. Jay Gordon has a process that worked well for me w/DD. If she's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By BusyBeeMom
So, imagine your friend is the SM. And she was...

So, imagine your friend is the SM. And she was bummed about the non-mother's day stuff, but things in the family generally seem pretty good, people are getting along, etc.

Would it be way out of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Is there anyone who is fluent in Spanish who...

Is there anyone who is fluent in Spanish who might be willing to help me via PM and/or email? I'm having a serious childcare problem, and with my passable, but far from perfect Spanish, I'm clearly...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-22-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Hi, I have a question about blended family life...

Hi, I have a question about blended family life (I'm a single mom, but no blending as of yet, this is regarding a friend's family).

If a child (about 10 yrs old) lives w/dad and stepmom, and the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by windorabug...

Quote:
Originally Posted by windorabug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11748309)


You know I grew up in RI & I've never...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by sweetpeppers...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetpeppers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11747549)
lol, I eat 10-12 bananas per day
...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-21-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,323
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Just wanted to say I hear you! I have managed in...

Just wanted to say I hear you! I have managed in the workplace, and it is infinitely harder to manage someone in your home, IMO. I'm having some similar problems w/my nanny, but unfortunately she's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I would not allow my kids to eat that much of a...

I would not allow my kids to eat that much of a specific fruit. I prefer less sugar, and more fats/proteins/fiber. I don't know where the "too much" line is exactly...

My kids are fruit junkies...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Oh mama. It sounds so hard. I agree w/looking...

Oh mama. It sounds so hard. I agree w/looking into physical/developmental things right off the bat.

Also, is there ANY, ANY way you can get help. A high school kid, your mom/sister/friend/La...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-21-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By BusyBeeMom
MayBaby - I would ask your landlord if he would...

MayBaby - I would ask your landlord if he would pay for the repair (or maybe split it, or you do the legwork, he pays, something like that). Yes, technically, it's probably your fault. However, you...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-21-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I use a crockpot - works great. I think I got...

I use a crockpot - works great. I think I got the "recipe" from Cristeen.

I whisk maybe 1/3 cup commercial yogurt w/a bunch of powdered milk (1/2 cup? this makes it thicker) then add enough whole...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-21-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by kmeyrick...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmeyrick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11746473)
Bolding is mine. Get this in writing.

I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,695
Posted By BusyBeeMom
My relatives are renovating their seaside house...

My relatives are renovating their seaside house and want an Ikea kitchen (white, Adel cabinets if that makes a difference). The architect is really pushing for custom made, solid wood cabinets (with...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-21-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By BusyBeeMom
What about a day trip to Block Island? I love...

What about a day trip to Block Island? I love September there. And I love going to the beach when it's not "beach weather." Just to walk, play in the sand, etc.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-21-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I think it really sounds like you could use this...

I think it really sounds like you could use this trip, but I recommended caution b/c debt is such a slippery slope, and can be a bugger to get out from under. Plus, I'm assuming that you'll be...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-21-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Well, it was a while ago, and not in the city,...

Well, it was a while ago, and not in the city, but a friend of mine was officially "Baby Girl XXX" until she was about 15! Her parents hadn't agreed on a name, so that's what was put on the birth...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-21-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 727
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Done! Good...

Done! Good luckhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Single Parenting   07-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I'm going to say, don't spend that money, but...

I'm going to say, don't spend that money, but get creative about how to buy the ticket. Does anyone have a bday coming up? In lieu of gifts, ask very close family/friends to chip in for a ticket. Do...
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