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Forum: Single Parenting   05-17-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By bdavis337
Quote: Originally Posted by wifeandmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wifeandmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15413247)
Big huge hugs to you. First and foremost....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-16-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By bdavis337
i can't afford to knit with fancy yarn. i use...

i can't afford to knit with fancy yarn. i use lots of tlc cotton and lion wool. i don't apologize for it at all.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-16-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By bdavis337
I have moved my 3 boys (now ages 9, 5 and 2 1/2)...

I have moved my 3 boys (now ages 9, 5 and 2 1/2) around several times. Each move is different but ultimately we just say "here's how it works now, here's your bed" and that's it. No fanfare. But for...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By bdavis337
I'm missing the kids, yes, but it's bigger than...

I'm missing the kids, yes, but it's bigger than that. I'm missing the rest of what's not here anymore. The family, phony and contrived as it was, because that reality took me years to build and I...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-15-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By bdavis337
*sigh* I'm sitting here alone in my house...

*sigh*

I'm sitting here alone in my house for the first time in TWELVE YEARS.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-01-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By bdavis337
http://www.vaccineawareness.org/Illi...Exemptions...

http://www.vaccineawareness.org/Illi...Exemptions.htm (http://www.vaccineawareness.org/IllinoisIssues/AllowableVaccineExemptions.htm)

Thanks. I just found this, which makes it pretty obvious they...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-01-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By bdavis337
Hi mamas! I'm a mother of 3 boys, my youngest...

Hi mamas! I'm a mother of 3 boys, my youngest being just 2 1/2 and currently fully UN-vaxxed. I'm unexpectedly needing to put him in daycare/preschool this fall. I've used an exemption letter to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-01-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By bdavis337
That's exactly what I was going ot mention! Can...

That's exactly what I was going ot mention! Can you just use cards without color? Because the color thing assumes the child understands the red/yellow/green stoplight concept as well, AND that they...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By bdavis337
I've got three boys, one of which has some...

I've got three boys, one of which has some special needs. I'm already overwhelmed parenting them even while he's still physically here!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By bdavis337
Did anyone else here notice that Steph mentioned...

Did anyone else here notice that Steph mentioned getting pregnant? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

SO cool that Owen is doing so well! Sleep is such a critical piece!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-14-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,877
Posted By bdavis337
So what are these part time, at home or family...

So what are these part time, at home or family friendly jobs then? Working full time would have some serious issues for my 3 boys and I, but I'm not having much luck finding a part time that will...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By bdavis337
I live in Il. My stbx is using the phrase...

I live in Il. My stbx is using the phrase "estranged" to mean that we've not had sex in a certain period of time, and he's claiming (to me, we haven't filed any paperwork yet) that since we've been...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By bdavis337
Iron - not anemia levels but ferritin levels as...

Iron - not anemia levels but ferritin levels as well. it's a different measure of iron in the body and sometimes contributes to sleep issues.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By bdavis337
I have no experience with seizure meds, but...

I have no experience with seizure meds, but remember that Hylands Calms is a homeopathic remedy. The basic concept of homeopathy is that the substances are reduced down to almost nothing and that...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By bdavis337
Do you want shared decision making for medical,...

Do you want shared decision making for medical, school and other things or do you want to have the majority share in that?

Does he have an appropriate carseat already? If not, make that a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
  Divorce
Views: 602
Posted By bdavis337
Rachelle, not really. We've been married almost...

Rachelle, not really. We've been married almost 12 years. I can't believe I'm not going to have anyone to share these childhoods with anymore. But, I am the one who made the final "decision"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
  Divorce
Views: 602
Posted By bdavis337
Just to make things more complicated for Mark...

Just to make things more complicated for Mark (who is a rock star lately, our PLAY therapist is going to be so surprised this Friday!) my husband and I are getting divorced....
Forum: Family Safety   03-21-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By bdavis337
My 9 year old still sits on the Graco base in...

My 9 year old still sits on the Graco base in every vehicle he rides in - they're easily portable and while he's nearly 75 lbs he's still a bit too short for the belt to fit properly. My family has...
Forum: Learning at School   03-21-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By bdavis337
My public school pre-k son checks out and brings...

My public school pre-k son checks out and brings books home weekly. My 3rd grade public schooled son must leave them at school, as they are considered a book for him to read during classroom reading...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By bdavis337
We are dairy free, artificial color and dye...

We are dairy free, artificial color and dye free, we eat very little processed food and as much organic as I can afford. We are not soy free and I have no intention of going in that direction.
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-13-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By bdavis337
My son, with autism and some (major) sensory...

My son, with autism and some (major) sensory needs, is all about eye contact, but he'll stare just right through your face. As Rachelle said, it's just not something you can base a diagnosis on.
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-13-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By bdavis337
The melatonin is a lifesaver for us with Mark,...

The melatonin is a lifesaver for us with Mark, for sure. But the other 2 don't use it and they are the ones that have the trouble! My 2 1/2 year old will be the most difficult, I think.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-13-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By bdavis337
You guys all have such great insights. I...

You guys all have such great insights. I appreciate all of this response, thank you so much. He's still having some trouble but it's not quite as panicked as it was initially. I'm definetly seeing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-12-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bdavis337
http://www.google.com/products/catal...782&sa=tit...

http://www.google.com/products/catal...782&sa=title#p (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=toobaloo&cid=17279827086716523782&sa=title#p)

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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By bdavis337
We did brushing for a week before I noticed any...

We did brushing for a week before I noticed any improvement. Some days it was really beneifical and others not so much. I only use it now when thingsa re out of control and we need to find the...
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