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Forum: Single Parenting   02-20-2010, 09:46 AM
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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-27-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By MommaSuzi
Partial/delayed vaccinator here. I've considered...

Partial/delayed vaccinator here. I've considered MMR getting before elementary school or travel to endemic area (whichever comes first). I myself thought I wouldn't consider doing it before age 3,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-27-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By MommaSuzi
When my DD turned one I tried to introduce cow's...

When my DD turned one I tried to introduce cow's milk. She hated it. So I tried goat's milk, she disliked it (not quite as vehemently as cow, but still wouldn't drink much). I tried almond, hemp,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By MommaSuzi
Mine didn't care for bottles much either, and...

Mine didn't care for bottles much either, and with daycare they couldn't re-use a bottle once they had tried for a bit to get her to take one. So we went to a process of sending about 6 separate...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-31-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By MommaSuzi
In my experience, introducing solids didn't seem...

In my experience, introducing solids didn't seem to lower my milk supply. My DD still nursed first thing when I got home for months and months (and many times throughout the evening- she was a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-24-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By MommaSuzi
My DD (almost 4) has 2 Waldorf dolls, one of...

My DD (almost 4) has 2 Waldorf dolls, one of which I spent hours upon hours sewing for her 2nd birthday. She also has a few Madame Alexander plastic head dolls, and the Fisher Price twins which...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-20-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 36,231
Posted By MommaSuzi
I'm planning my first trip since I was 5. Epcot...

I'm planning my first trip since I was 5. Epcot didn't even exist then so I know it's going to be amazingly different than I remember. We stayed in the treehouses and my greatest memory is the...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-20-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 70,205
Posted By MommaSuzi
Hey there- I have a question for you all. Where...

Hey there- I have a question for you all. Where exactly can one buy long denim skirts? I search and I search and cannot find them, except online. I am a bit of a funny shape so online clothing...
Forum: Montessori   12-13-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By MommaSuzi
we even have montessori high school in our area....

we even have montessori high school in our area. The programs change considerable as the kids age.
Most of the late elementary / middle school programs I know of spend the last year of their...
Forum: Spirituality   12-11-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By MommaSuzi
I would think that the only people who might be...

I would think that the only people who might be uncomfortable in our UU church are the fire and brimstone type of Christians! We seem to be pretty inclusive of just about every type of religious...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,240
Posted By MommaSuzi
>>When my middle son was hospitalized the...

>>When my middle son was hospitalized the attending dr told me that before the vaccine, they used to see rota during the Dec-Mar time almost exclusively. Once the vaccine was introduced, it became a...
Forum: Family Safety   12-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By MommaSuzi
Let her help pick it out!

Let her help pick it out!
Forum: Family Safety   12-08-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By MommaSuzi
I guess then that I am bummed that I spend such...

I guess then that I am bummed that I spend such an outrageous amount on 2 Britax Regents thinking I needed to keep DD in a 5 pt harness until she was at least 6 or 7! There was some video that was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By MommaSuzi
Ikea has one that we've considered getting for...

Ikea has one that we've considered getting for our basement. I plan on attaching it to the sturdy wood beams when we get it.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-05-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By MommaSuzi
1. When does your child go to bed? 2. When...

1. When does your child go to bed?
2. When your child goes to sleep who is with them?
3. What does your bedroom look like?
4. How does your child nap?

At that age, DD went to sleep around 9. I...
Forum: Family Safety   12-05-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By MommaSuzi
I find it interesting because a year or two ago,...

I find it interesting because a year or two ago, everything on these boards was all about how you had to keep your kit in a 5 point harness- with crash videos to show how much safer it was than a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By MommaSuzi
I don't count that as CIO- I figure he fell...

I don't count that as CIO- I figure he fell asleep because he was exhausted. You went back in - he just fell asleep before you got there.
Walking away if terribly frustrated was the best thing for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,414
Posted By MommaSuzi
I'll pipe in on the "never too old to start...

I'll pipe in on the "never too old to start Suzuki" line- I took traditional lessons for 2 years in high school, and then in my mid-20's decided I wanted to take the violin back up. I found a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-28-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MommaSuzi
Personally, I think the "extras" your husband is...

Personally, I think the "extras" your husband is suggesting can be great for ANY kid- gifted or not, but only if you and the child both enjoy them. I don't know that they are necessary for anyone.
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-25-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By MommaSuzi
I have friends who's parents live there with...

I have friends who's parents live there with their youngest child. I know they have a lot of money, but live in a relatively small apartment there. Sorry- that's about all I can help with.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-25-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By MommaSuzi
we Bed-shared with our DD from birth, and I...

we Bed-shared with our DD from birth, and I remember at around 16-18 months having many nights where she was awake to nurse 8-10 times a night. I did end up encouraging use of a Binky at night while...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,528
Posted By MommaSuzi
Our Laptop lunchbox has a tiny little dip...

Our Laptop lunchbox has a tiny little dip container in it, and in their tips they mention that if little ones have trouble getting the lid off to try putting some vegetable oil in the groove. Maybe...
Forum: Montessori   11-15-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By MommaSuzi
Once they would be in kindergarten if they went...

Once they would be in kindergarten if they went to public school it's my understanding you can't use flex spend for the school tuition. But you can still use it for after-school care if they break...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By MommaSuzi
I was wondering if this crying when he pees has...

I was wondering if this crying when he pees has just begun with the potty training intensive, or if was already happening? Is he crying as if in pain, or as if he is frustrated or angry? If he's in...
Forum: Family Safety   11-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,452
Posted By MommaSuzi
Less than 3 years ago I had 2 different...

Less than 3 years ago I had 2 different pediatricians argue with me strenuously on this topic. The first insisted that I needed to turn my 19.5 pound 12 month old around to front facing. Then 3...
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