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Forum: Meal Planning   01-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,182
Posted By Momofplenty
Our budget is about $150 per week if we are...

Our budget is about $150 per week if we are careful. Before vegan, we could get away with $120. There are 7 of us but we do not shop organic and this does not include protein powder or vitamins that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-09-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Momofplenty
They are ages 2, 4, 5, 6, and 9. The 9 year old...

They are ages 2, 4, 5, 6, and 9. The 9 year old makes the biggest fuss on things, but is trying. He is down 2 pounds, though. Everyone else is down 1-2 pounds.
I tried smoothies this morning, with...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Momofplenty
Hey everyone! We decided to become vegan on...

Hey everyone!
We decided to become vegan on December 20th, 2013. So not that long ago, obviously. We see a big change in our kids, behavior wise, probably because they are all sensitive to dairy...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Momofplenty
As of right now, I don't have anyone that will...

As of right now, I don't have anyone that will be helping, childcare wise. I'm also not counting on child support, as we are planning 3 days/4 days. I'm actually getting a job, but it will be at his...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Momofplenty
We are separating. We haven't had a great...

We are separating. We haven't had a great marriage EVER, and now we are separating.
 
How does anyone transition from a stay at home mama/student to a working single mom? I'm scared.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Momofplenty
Update: None. :(   We've been trying to...

Update: None.
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We've been trying to get out a lot, because that helps the most, but we're losing it inside.

My mom snapped at my 6yo for making noises this morning while in timeout. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Momofplenty
I'm a SAHM to 5 kids (2, 3, 5, 6, 9). The 2yo...

I'm a SAHM to 5 kids (2, 3, 5, 6, 9). The 2yo has a possible speech delay (I've had other kids with speech delay and he seems to be right along where they were at this point), the 3yo has Sensory...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,101
Posted By Momofplenty
Why Homeschool?   I like the closeness its...

Why Homeschool?
 
I like the closeness its giving my 8 year old and me. It's giving us a chance to rebuild our relationship, rather than being torn apart by the drama of teacher tattling on his...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-04-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Momofplenty
Before the labor:      We had weeks of playing...

Before the labor:   
  We had weeks of playing around with contractions. I was officially due on July 18, 2011. Fourth pregnancy to have preterm labor and end up on medicines to keep bambino in my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Momofplenty
I need some mama advice please.  Long time...

I need some mama advice please.
 Long time migraine sufferer but they have gotten SO bad with this last pregnancy and now BRUTAL with nursing. At least 5 days a week, I have a real honest migraine....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Momofplenty
Thank you ladies. Unfortunately, hiring anyone...

Thank you ladies.
Unfortunately, hiring anyone for help or sending anyone off to daycare isn't possible. A few days after the baby was born, our only vehicle broke down and dh had the week off,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Momofplenty
Picture of us: 7yo, 4yo, 3yo, 21month, 2...

Picture of us: 7yo, 4yo, 3yo, 21month, 2 weekold. 2 parent household. Dad leaves for work at 3:45pm and comes home middle of the night. I stay at home all day.

We are having a problem with ......
Forum: July 2011   07-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Momofplenty
I sooo wouldn't worry about dtd if you don't...

I sooo wouldn't worry about dtd if you don't REALLY feel like it. I can count on 2 fingers the number of times we dtd in the 3rd trimester... lol .... I delivered at 38 weeks. I'm all for making...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Momofplenty
Mama, I feel ya! I'm on baby #5 and I thought I...

Mama, I feel ya! I'm on baby #5 and I thought I had nothing to worry about. I told my sister the other day about sharing the bed with my almost 2 week old and she was like "OMG! you cant do that!!!"...
Forum: July 2011   07-11-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By Momofplenty
I Just had #5. the after pains were brutal when...

I Just had #5. the after pains were brutal when nursing. they lasted for about 4-5 days. I was a big fan of percocet (spelling?) at the hospital... I took those until 30 hours after and then did...
Forum: July 2011   07-11-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Momofplenty
Thanks everyone :)   And especially thanks for...

Thanks everyone :)   And especially thanks for not being all "wow, you had drugs! burnm on the crosss!"  I debated a LONG time on going natural again and this time, my mind and and spirit just...
Forum: July 2011   07-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Momofplenty
http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1...

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320882/birth-of-jace-isaac-long-story-short-labor-kiiiiiinda-notsocrunchymama#post_16544904
 
Jace Isaac's story. YAY!...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By Momofplenty
Before the labor:      We had weeks of playing...

Before the labor:
     We had weeks of playing around with contractions. I was officially due on July 18, 2011. Fourth pregnancy to have preterm labor and end up on medicines to keep bambino in my...
Forum: July 2011   07-04-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Momofplenty
Jace Isaac made his debut at 7:27pm on July 4th!...

Jace Isaac made his debut at 7:27pm on July 4th! He is 7 pounds, 6 ounces  (doh! Did not get his length yet!)  He is perfect! I will write up my lil birth story in the morning!!
Forum: Parenting   07-04-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Momofplenty
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Forum: July 2011   06-30-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Momofplenty
 I really like the name, but hubby says having...


I really like the name, but hubby says having 2 singer names would be too much .... but it wouldnt be named after the singer.... *sigh* I reeeeally like Jace Lennon.......

 
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Forum: July 2011   06-30-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Momofplenty
I named my kids...like, too much info for the...

I named my kids...like, too much info for the public....
 
Ok...lets see... Can I have a Jagger and a Lennon (5 kids total)? jagger isnt named after the singer guy. Lennon would be a middle name...
Forum: July 2011   06-30-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Momofplenty
neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevermind.  

neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevermind.
 
Forum: July 2011   06-29-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By Momofplenty
The only way I can get near mine is sitting on...

The only way I can get near mine is sitting on the potty with one foot on a stool and the other on the floor, Mine is 2-3 cm and I can feel the opening, but checking actual dilation is nearly...
Forum: Family Safety   06-29-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 730
Posted By Momofplenty
I think people look for things to be unhappy...

I think people look for things to be unhappy about.
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