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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-21-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By mamakims
I was 17 when I had my first child (who's now 17...

I was 17 when I had my first child (who's now 17 and I'm excepting my 4th!). 
Having a baby at any stage in life is a big decision and it's even harder at your age. I struggled with deciding on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 319,180
Posted By mamakims
The day I announced on fb was pretty eventful in...

The day I announced on fb was pretty eventful in that our chicks hatched out and our cat had her kittens. So I posted a photo of the new chicks, then a photo of the new kittens and then a photo of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-17-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,850
Posted By mamakims
I'm looking into this as the cheap scroll saw I...

I'm looking into this as the cheap scroll saw I bought broke after it's first use! Grrr!
 
I'm going to try whittling... you can get the tools at Micheals and you can get 1x1s at the hardware...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-17-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,010
Posted By mamakims
I just use watercolours. Make sure they are...

I just use watercolours. Make sure they are non-toxic but just paint on the wood as you would on paper. Let dry and then sand with fine sandpaper and buff it with a cloth to remove excess. Then...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By mamakims
My oldest (now 14) was tongue tied when she was...

My oldest (now 14) was tongue tied when she was born and she was me easiest to nurse! We had zero problems at all for feeding but it became a problem later on when she was starting to talk, it would...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By mamakims
Big hugs, mama! My two youngest are only 20...

Big hugs, mama!

My two youngest are only 20 months apart and my 2 yo ds is very high needs so I've been there (am still there some days).

Everyone gave great suggestions. Have you tried to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-19-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By mamakims
Hi, a friend of mine is pregnant with her third...

Hi, a friend of mine is pregnant with her third baby and has formula fed her previous two. She breastfed a very short while (a week or two) with her first but hated it so much she then switched to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-03-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,890
Posted By mamakims
Yay for a new thread! I was feeling overwhelmed...

Yay for a new thread! I was feeling overwhelmed with how much I had missed on the other thread, that this is much easier for me: less guilt! haha

Sophie is doing great: army crawling, sitting up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By mamakims
My ds has been using the potty during the day...

My ds has been using the potty during the day consistently since he was 18 months old. That is, as long as he's naked. If he's naked, he only needs a diaper for nap and bedtime otherwise we're good...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-23-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 11,558
Posted By mamakims
Ugh, I'm such crap at keeping up with the...

Ugh, I'm such crap at keeping up with the boards. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif Things have been super busy here: AFter Sophie was born I started encapsulating...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 11,558
Posted By mamakims
How I have not been posting on or reading this...

How I have not been posting on or reading this thread yet?! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

Re: vax... I'm so confused about what I want right now. When Parker was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-27-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,222
Posted By mamakims
I have a Maxwell Designs Hemp messenger style...

I have a Maxwell Designs Hemp messenger style bag that I really like:http://maxwelldesigns.ca/index.php?p...dulacia-Orange (http://maxwelldesigns.ca/index.php?page=Hemp-Diaper-Bag-Andulacia-Orange)....
Forum: January 2010   04-27-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,376
Posted By mamakims
How have I not posted once at all in this...

How have I not posted once at all in this thread?!
I love reading all the updates of you and your little ones, they're growing too fast!
Is this the last month we'll be here then it's on to LWAB?...
Forum: January 2010   04-27-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By mamakims
Sophie isn't a fan of being worn very much. I...

Sophie isn't a fan of being worn very much. I used to wear her brother all thetime when he was little and up until 7 or 8 months ago would wear him on our outings. Sophie is a whole other creature...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By mamakims
For me, breastfeeding kept me from ovulating for...

For me, breastfeeding kept me from ovulating for almost exactly a year except I seem to ovulate 1-2 months after birth only once. My husband and I never used protection and I didn't get pregnant...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,002
Posted By mamakims
We use cloth wipes: no chemicals in water! I...

We use cloth wipes: no chemicals in water! I like them because you usually only need 1 cloth wipe as opposed to the three or four when using throwaway wipes. We cloth diaper so I just throw the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By mamakims
we were using country save laundry detergent...

we were using country save laundry detergent which is safe for septic systems and cloth diapers but recently made the switch to soapnuts which I'm loving so far!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By mamakims
Been there, done that and am wearing the t-shirt...

Been there, done that and am wearing the t-shirt to prove it!

Everyone's given GREAT advice. White noise and swaddling was my saviour with ds who's now about to turn 2. Without it, I was never...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-15-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By mamakims
I make yogurt in my crockpot but the method is...

I make yogurt in my crockpot but the method is basically the same I think. THe first time I made yogurt I just bought organic natural (with probiotics) yogurt. Then the next time you make it, just...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-03-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By mamakims
With my son, he had the usual 2 month shots (HiB...

With my son, he had the usual 2 month shots (HiB and DtaP) but then had a bad reaction to the pertussis part of the DtaP (or at least that's what my dr's think as pertusss vaccine is known to cause...
Forum: January 2010   03-31-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,788
Posted By mamakims
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
thinking of you...
Forum: January 2010   03-31-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By mamakims
I think I am going to stop going to them unless...

I think I am going to stop going to them unless I have concerns (I'm bringing in ds for his 2 year wbv because I have speech concerns). I don't immunize (we selectively delay until who knows how...
Forum: January 2010   03-31-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By mamakims
Sophie does this too on occasion but my older...

Sophie does this too on occasion but my older two never did. I agree, it is pretty cute!
Forum: January 2010   03-30-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By mamakims
Do you take your baby to them? Do you feel that...

Do you take your baby to them? Do you feel that they are worthwhile?

After we were discharged from our m/w at 6 weeks (sophie is 9 weeks now) we were told to bring her in to our family dr. for a...
Forum: January 2010   03-30-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,546
Posted By mamakims
Quote: Originally Posted by geo_girl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by geo_girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15241601)
I'm thinking lately about life after babies,...
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