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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By erinmattsmom88
What you wrote that I bolded sounds like a...

What you wrote that I bolded sounds like a perfect thing to say!! And, you're right about not sounding argumentative.


About the unassisted birth link, it is not clear why exactly she decided to...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I did think of this scenario... telling him/her...

I did think of this scenario... telling him/her that the vaccination discussion is between me and DS's pediatrician and that I would follow-up with her after surgery. I guess it just makes me...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-11-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By erinmattsmom88
how do you handle this... child needs surgery not 100% vaccinated

My 4-year-old DS has swollen adenoids (pediatrician confirmed). It became noticeable after he was sick last November. The poor guy had a horrible time over the winter. We tried everything for relief...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I have this problem too. I am 4 years PP with...

I have this problem too. I am 4 years PP with last child. Mine is pretty bad. I still appear 5 months pregnant. It doesn't help that I am extremely short-waisted. Ugh. I am going to look into the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Thank you both for the Netflix recommendation. I...

Thank you both for the Netflix recommendation. I just signed up for a free month. I checked it out a bit and it looks great. I do like that you can watch whatever you want, whenever you want,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By erinmattsmom88
So, I am trying to decide what to do about...

So, I am trying to decide what to do about dropping cable altogether. I am wondering if streaming TV through Amazon, Netflix, or Hulu is something to look into. It would be mainly for the kids. My...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lotusma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399828/please-help-me-narrow-down-a-name#post_17601315)
 Or.......
Forum: Women's Health   04-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Thanks for your reply!   My gut instinct...

Thanks for your reply!
 
My gut instinct tells me we should be ok. But, I need to hear from others that, you know? We have been together for 14 years and have gone this long without a problem. It...
Forum: Women's Health   04-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Sorry for the TMI, BUT...   Woke up this...

Sorry for the TMI, BUT...
 
Woke up this morning with a cold sore. Last night the area started feeling weird, not the usual tingling, but just weird. It was enough for me to think, hmm something...
Forum: Lactivism   03-31-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,016
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by devoted2kids http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387804/breastfeeding-and-obamacare/60#post_17600275)

If...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I used to live in Cary, NC and we used Triangle...

I used to live in Cary, NC and we used Triangle Pediatrics... specifically Dr. Salter. She was recommended to us by someone I know. My kids were patients of hers back in 2009/2010... until we moved...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I never read any books. I did random internet...

I never read any books. I did random internet searches during the struggles (from my standpoint). Potty "learning" is difficult and my least favorite childhood "milestone". It won't work unless your...
Forum: Family Safety   03-20-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By erinmattsmom88
This is what I bought...   ...

This is what I bought...
 
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11468531&cp=2255957.2273443.4392756.2256193&parentPage=family
Forum: Family Safety   03-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I just bought my 4-year-old son a high-back...

I just bought my 4-year-old son a high-back booster last week. It is the Evenflo Snugrider or something like that. It was on sale at Toy R Us for $35! It's been great and I highly recommend it. My...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-20-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By erinmattsmom88
following...   Savannah is beautiful! Been...

following...
 
Savannah is beautiful! Been there as a visitor many, many times. Husband and I plan on making a trip there in the next few months to check out Richmond Hill. It is a small city just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,068
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FarmerMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396955/do-you-wear-make-up/20#post_17588725)

Nope. Some...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I grew up in East Greenwich. Great town. The...

I grew up in East Greenwich. Great town. The school system is excellent. If I ever move back there, I'd move there. My family and many of my friends still live there. It really depends on what you...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,461
Posted By erinmattsmom88
The Brady Bunch.   ...

The Brady Bunch.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFoDhftULdc
 
There are others, but I can't find them right now.
Forum: Toddler Health   02-01-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By erinmattsmom88
If there has been any comfort with this, it's...

If there has been any comfort with this, it's the fact that he is acting normally otherwise. He definitely needs to learn to blow his own nose, which he just flat out refuses to do. This is probably...
Forum: Toddler Health   01-31-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By erinmattsmom88
She did not ask about diet or possible...

She did not ask about diet or possible allergens. My DH and I briefly mentioned that tonight as a possibility... allergies. My kids don't each much dairy, however. They drink water and some almond...
Forum: Toddler Health   01-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By erinmattsmom88
My DS has had a runny and draining nose for two...

My DS has had a runny and draining nose for two freakin months. At week 2.5, I took him to ped who said that he probably got 2 colds back-to-back and to just treat symptoms until it goes away or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By erinmattsmom88
I agree, but I think it would be wise to just...

I agree, but I think it would be wise to just have more available especially initially. I have been out of the workforce for over 6 years. The more time that goes by, the rustier my skills become,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By erinmattsmom88
We need to do this soon. From what I have read,...

We need to do this soon. From what I have read, you should have 10x your income in life insurance. My DH makes around the same as yours, so that means he needs to get a 500K policy. I stay at home...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Your child sounds perfectly fine to me. Toddlers...

Your child sounds perfectly fine to me. Toddlers push buttons, test boundaries, throw tantrums... all that stuff because they are TODDLERS. Your friend's suggestion doesn't make sense at all. Keep...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,869
Posted By erinmattsmom88
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Katie8681 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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