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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-20-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
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We did take her in to the doctor just in case it...

We did take her in to the doctor just in case it was an ear infection, but that doesn't seem to be the issue. She is pretty verbal, and she doesn't say that anything hurts her or that she feels sick...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Oread
My daughter is 2.5 and has been sleeping alone...

My daughter is 2.5 and has been sleeping alone in her toddler bed for almost year now with few problems. Occasionally she would wake up and we'd go in to put her back down. Now she is absolutely...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By Oread
I think having been through it once already will...

I think having been through it once already will be the greatest asset. I got an (unecessary, it retrospect) epidural at 7 cm because I started to panic and do "labor math" as my doula trainer calls...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By Oread
It took me a year to get pregnant after...

It took me a year to get pregnant after stopping birth control (after using it for 10 years) but not really trying - we were no longer preventing pregnancy, but I didn't keep track of my cycle at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,998
Posted By Oread
The shows that she likes that I don't hate are...

The shows that she likes that I don't hate are Sesame Street, Dora, Diego, Dinosaur Train, Blues Clues, and pretty much any other PBS show. Shows that she inexplicably likes that I hate are Thomas...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Oread
Just eat whatever you can keep down, haha. I had...

Just eat whatever you can keep down, haha. I had tons of aversions while pregnant too (I had to leave my house while attempting to cook chicken because the smell was so horrible) so I figured that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-13-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By Oread
I'm ok with "messy" and lived-in. But I think...

I'm ok with "messy" and lived-in. But I think there is a big difference between messy and dirty. Some dishes on the counter, toys on the floor, whatever. Dishes that look like science projects,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Oread
Since they are home-grown eggs I'd be less...

Since they are home-grown eggs I'd be less concerned about them than store-bought, particularly if you are very diligent about finding and refrigerating them as soon as possible after they were...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-13-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Oread
I absolutely hate bell peppers, and can't/won't...

I absolutely hate bell peppers, and can't/won't eat anything that they were cooked with since their flavor contaminates everything.
 
I'm not a fan of mushrooms but I can stomach them if...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-13-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Oread
I'm very curious for the details of the studies...

I'm very curious for the details of the studies on energy/water efficiency of handwashing vs machine washing. I can see how a HE dishwasher could be more efficient than someone who leaves the water...
Forum: Homebirth   11-13-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By Oread
I said "it's a baby!!" because apparently that...

I said "it's a baby!!" because apparently that was a surprise? Lol, it was such a weird feeling, knowing I was pregnant and growing a baby inside me was somehow not adequate preparation for the tiny...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-13-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Oread
You don't technically need a certification to be...

You don't technically need a certification to be a doula, but I did find the DONA training to be super helpful. If I were you, I would find out which programs has trainers nearest to you - at least...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-06-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Oread
Thanks for the great suggestions! I bet the...

Thanks for the great suggestions! I bet the timer would work and be sort of game for at least a few minutes. And she loves to go outside and can entertain herself a little better outdoors but sadly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Oread
They have so many other influences I don't think...

They have so many other influences I don't think there is any way to "defeat" it besides just being a positive example. Like others have suggested try using more neutral pronouns, or at least...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Oread
My daughter is a pretty typical 2.5 year old,...

My daughter is a pretty typical 2.5 year old, but she is driving me crazy when I am home with her all day long. The incessant talking, climbing on me, and general harassment. She very rarely can...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   10-28-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Oread
I'm still just working on my doula certification...

I'm still just working on my doula certification and will hopefully be attending a CBE training soon. 
As far as finding middle of the night childcare, I'm currently networking with some other...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-23-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Oread
How much do you spend on groceries per month? ...

How much do you spend on groceries per month?
$750 (this includes other household stuff that we get at the grocery store, not just food) for my husband, I, and our 2 year old
 
What is your diet...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-18-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Oread
Get tea or drip coffee, they are so much cheaper...

Get tea or drip coffee, they are so much cheaper than the fancy drinks but you still get the experience.
I need to go "somewhere" pretty much every day - the library is free, and so is window...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-14-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Oread
This has been a constant struggle between my...

This has been a constant struggle between my husband and I for the past couple of years, I have even less off a tolerance than you do for him avoiding his fair share of the work. One huge thing I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Oread
I second the idea of renting a vacation...

I second the idea of renting a vacation house/apartment/cabin. The hardest part of travelling with a kiddo is all of the transit and packing and unpacking, in my experience. If you have a relatively...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-09-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Oread
Thanks for the suggestions so far! I have been...

Thanks for the suggestions so far! I have been trying to assert myself while trying to keep our work environment positive, and I'm really struggling to continue doing it in a mature way. 
 
I have...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-09-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Oread
Personally, I find it basically impossible to...

Personally, I find it basically impossible to lose weight through diet alone. It might just be my body type or whatever, but I have to work out hard to change my body composition. Even then I don't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-09-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Oread
I use vinegar water as a general cleaner...

I use vinegar water as a general cleaner (counter tops, floors, windows, etc) and it deodorizes amazingly. The vinegar smell only lasts a couple of minutes before it evaporates. Sometimes if I'm...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-09-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Oread
I just want to echo whoever pointed out that BMI...

I just want to echo whoever pointed out that BMI is not a good predictor of health or anything, really. 
Also, treadmills = boring, and gyms can be really awkward so its no wonder she doesn't want...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Oread
I started to panic during labor too, though...

I started to panic during labor too, though normally I'm not afraid of pain, panic is actually a really typical response during a couple different phases of labor (beginning active labor, beginning...
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