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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-16-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By *Melissa*
We're visiting Nashville for a little while, and...

We're visiting Nashville for a little while, and I was wondering what kind of fun things there are to do for families - I have a baby and a toddler. I know the typical tourist things that are on the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-14-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,687
Posted By *Melissa*
For all the hype that it gets, "Men are from...

For all the hype that it gets, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" is the BEST book. It has helped every aspect of my relationship, and is mostly concerned with how we communicate with the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-14-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By *Melissa*
We're driving down to visit family, and it's...

We're driving down to visit family, and it's going to be about an 11- or 12-hour road trip with two little ones, a baby and a toddler. I'm trying to think of some good foods that are packable but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-23-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By *Melissa*
We split it, one account. We get something for...

We split it, one account. We get something for the household like a new piece of furniture, or take a family vacation, and then with what's leftover, we divide between ourselves to each enjoy. He's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By *Melissa*
Is it normal for a toddler to completely ignore...

Is it normal for a toddler to completely ignore us at times? I've noticed this only recently, whereas he seems like he's in his own world and doesn't hear us at all, even when I'm asking him pointed...
Forum: Diapering   12-28-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,233
Posted By *Melissa*
I need to get a urine sample from my 2 year old...

I need to get a urine sample from my 2 year old for allergy testing, and I have no idea how to get it. He's not potty trained and doesn't understand the concept yet.

The office gave me one...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By *Melissa*
I soaked an entire package of raw almonds...

I soaked an entire package of raw almonds yesterday for my first time making almond milk... the milk turned out great, but I have SO many leftover almonds! What can I do with them?
Forum: Writing for the Web   11-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 8,839
Posted By *Melissa*
Hi everyone. Well, due to some circumstance, I...

Hi everyone. Well, due to some circumstance, I am just getting started with my writing. But, it is inspired writing! I feel like I had nothing when I woke up yesterday morning, but by the end of the...
Forum: Writing for the Web   11-01-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 8,839
Posted By *Melissa*
I'm doing nanowrimo for the first time ever this...

I'm doing nanowrimo for the first time ever this year! i certainly have no time to work on it, but I am definitely going to give it a try! You are so much more organized than me - I have no...
Forum: Site Help   09-09-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By *Melissa*
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12135464)
I *think* she's asking about a specific forum...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,931
Posted By *Melissa*
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ca...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif Arun http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif

It's so unfair.
Forum: Site Help   09-08-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By *Melissa*
I know this has been shot down so many times, I...

I know this has been shot down so many times, I just think it would be so immensely helpful! There are so many of us with toddlers who have having their second, and we have the same questions over...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-02-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 0
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Views: 421
Posted By *Melissa*
n/m...

n/m http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-29-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,849
Posted By *Melissa*
Am I crazy? My babe doesn't seem to like to...

Am I crazy? My babe doesn't seem to like to cuddle! He fidgets like crazy when he's being held, but when I put him in a bouncy chair or swing, he settles right down and often goes to sleep! I've...
Forum: Co-op Archive   08-24-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 663
Posted By *Melissa*
still a little confused on total $ but interest!

still a little confused on total $ but interest!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-20-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By *Melissa*
When I have one of those days, I "take a day...

When I have one of those days, I "take a day off". I put on videos or TV, give them a nice snack tray and let them chill on the sofa while I recharge my batteries by reading, relaxing or just...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-20-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,438
Posted By *Melissa*
Meeeeeeeeeee!

Meeeeeeeeeee!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-20-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,564
Posted By *Melissa*
I don't think it's unreasonable to have a backup...

I don't think it's unreasonable to have a backup plan; nor do I think that leads to instability in a marriage... it's a "just in case" the same way we have wills stating to whom we'd entrust our...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-17-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By *Melissa*
Downstairs apartments are great. Just like...

Downstairs apartments are great.

Just like the other PPs said,

~no hauling stuff up and down all the time (including furniture and sleeping babies)
~access to the yard (if you have one)...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-17-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By *Melissa*
Try applying for some scholarships - they can...

Try applying for some scholarships - they can add up quickly. Also, some scholarships are specifically for moms & women re-entering the workplace; try looking into those.

Don't give up!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-08-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By *Melissa*
I wanted to mention that a good alternative is...

I wanted to mention that a good alternative is books on tape (CD). I "read" all 42 discs of Atlas Shrugged while up all night, every might with DS....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-07-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By *Melissa*
You just described my life for the first year of...

You just described my life for the first year of DS's life.

Honestly, it would get so bad, and it got to the point where I realized that I had to have NO expectations. Don't expect to have any...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By *Melissa*
DS 2 years and DS 3 months are conspiring...

DS 2 years and DS 3 months are conspiring against me. You can time it down to the minute - as soon as one falls asleep the other will wake up within 5 minutes. It is so regular it is like clockwork...
Forum: TV-Free   08-06-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By *Melissa*
Please help me! I had the TV on 24/7...

Please help me!

I had the TV on 24/7 (Noggin, so no commercials, but still!) during the last trimester of my pregnancy because I could barely get up or stay awake. DS is only 2, I know I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-06-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 5,242
Posted By *Melissa*
subbing so I can come back and read more! ...

subbing so I can come back and read more!

We are getting ready to spend the next few months camping every weekend after DH gets home on Fridays... with a 2-year old and a 3-month old. I want to...
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