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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-04-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By mamaluvs
Congrats on the pregnancy! Check out the...

Congrats on the pregnancy! Check out the midwives at Holyoke Hospital. They are awesome and the birthing center is truly family friendly. Their holyoke office is a little crazy but they have a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By mamaluvs
It's probably just a phase. My 22 month old just...

It's probably just a phase. My 22 month old just decided last week that she likes baths again. Her brother was taking a bath and she decided it was time to climb in and that was that. Thank goodness...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By mamaluvs
A tricycle, a little tikes cozy coupe (every kid...

A tricycle, a little tikes cozy coupe (every kid I have ever met has loved to ride in these)-these are both great for the concrete slab. A small sandbox, small kiddie pool. All this stuff can be...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By mamaluvs
Have you been to the South Hadley Family Center?...

Have you been to the South Hadley Family Center?
Try looking at meetups.com too. I know there are a couple of moms group on that site for this area.
There is a MOMS club of West Springfield. There...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-27-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By mamaluvs
Congrats on the pregnancy! I have given birth at...

Congrats on the pregnancy! I have given birth at both Cooley and at Holyoke. If you have any questions about either place, I would be happy to help answer them. Send me a pm.
Forum: Family Safety   10-30-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By mamaluvs
I know the general street rules- ride bikes with...

I know the general street rules- ride bikes with traffic, walk against traffic. Sometimes though, my kids will want to ride their bikes while I push the baby in a stroller. Which rule prevails? We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-30-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,408
Posted By mamaluvs
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pepperedmoth http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387908/ridiculous-baby-gear-gadgets#post_17446415)

Curious whether...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-05-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By mamaluvs
Congrats on the pregnancy!  Just wanted to say...

Congrats on the pregnancy!  Just wanted to say that I used the Holyoke Midwives for two of my births and I had fantastic experiences both times.  Nina delivered one baby and Mary delivered another. ...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-09-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By mamaluvs
I'd still love to hear from other women about...

I'd still love to hear from other women about their experiences at Cooley.  Again, I really enjoyed the midwife that I met with and she made me feel totally comfortable about my birthing...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By mamaluvs
Hi Marissa, thank you for your reply.  This is...

Hi Marissa, thank you for your reply.  This is baby 3 for me.  I had my first two at Holyoke and loved my experiences there but due to a change in insurance I can not have my birth there this time...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-07-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By mamaluvs
I am looking for any reviews comments about the...

I am looking for any reviews comments about the Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center.  I just met with one of the midwives and got a good impression but I am not sure how I feel about the actual...
Forum: Family Safety   01-02-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By mamaluvs
Hi everyone,   We are expecting baby #3 in...

Hi everyone,
 
We are expecting baby #3 in May.  I currently drive a 2008 Hyundai Tuscon.
 
DD is 40 pounds and 43 inches.  She will be 4 years and 8 months in May.  She is forward facing in a...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-04-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By mamaluvs
We see an Nurse Practitioner at Holyoke...

We see an Nurse Practitioner at Holyoke Pediatrics and she's never blinked an eye at our uncirced son.
Also, the pediatrician that was on-call after my son's birth gave me a thumbs up for not...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-18-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By mamaluvs
Yes, let's try again!  Thanks for re-starting...

Yes, let's try again!  Thanks for re-starting this post.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-18-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By mamaluvs
I don't know the official name of the family...

I don't know the official name of the family center but I think it is located at the First Congregation Church on the Green.  It just opened a few months ago, so I'm thinking there isn't a website...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-15-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By mamaluvs
Welcome to Western Mass!  Northampton is...

Welcome to Western Mass!  Northampton is generally suggested as the most AP friendly town in this area.  I know that Cradle in Northampton runs a baby-wearing group, breastfeeding groups, and is an...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By mamaluvs
Both Cradle and A Child's Garden in Northampton,...

Both Cradle and A Child's Garden in Northampton, MA sell cloth diapers.  I don't know off hand what brands.  Good luck in your search.  And congrats on the new baby.
Forum: Gardening   05-14-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By mamaluvs
thanks for the advice limabean.  good luck with...

thanks for the advice limabean.  good luck with your garden.
Forum: Gardening   05-12-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By mamaluvs
Hi,   I am totally new to gardening but I've...

Hi,
 
I am totally new to gardening but I've been thinking about doing this for awhile and my daughter is showing great interest in this as well.  Anyway, I'm at a total loss about getting this...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-15-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By mamaluvs
Since DD's birth 3.5 yrs ago, I have been...

Since DD's birth 3.5 yrs ago, I have been primarliy a SAHM, only working per diem as an RN in an ED.   I am thinking about stopping work altogether.  I find going to work one or twice a week to be...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-07-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By mamaluvs
Thank you so much for both the training tips and...

Thank you so much for both the training tips and the support.  I'm nervous about the this but I think the challenge will be good for me.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-06-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By mamaluvs
I'm thinking of doing a mini triatholon in the...

I'm thinking of doing a mini triatholon in the beginning of August-1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike and 5k run.
 
I'm not in horrible shape but I certainly haven't been a regular gym goer since DS was...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-03-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By mamaluvs
DD is approaching preschool age and I'm thinking...

DD is approaching preschool age and I'm thinking about where to send her.
 
Ideally, I want a strong family/community presence.  I really want the opportunity to be involved in her early education...
Forum: Learning at School   02-24-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By mamaluvs
DD will be 4 in September but she has a full two...

DD will be 4 in September but she has a full two more years at home with me (she misses the kindergarten cut-off by 10 days).  Everyone her age is either in preschool already or will be starting in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By mamaluvs
No real advice-just our story.  Just prior to...

No real advice-just our story.  Just prior to getting pregnant with DS, we bought a double mattress to put in DD's room.  At night, we just did our normal bedtime routine and then DH would lay with...
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