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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By MamaBookworm
DD is 3 and DS is 4 weeks. Not that I'm an...

DD is 3 and DS is 4 weeks. Not that I'm an expert at managing two kids - LOL - but this is what is working for us...
 
Google for montessori activities. She likes to sort objects, polish...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-31-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By MamaBookworm
I gave birth a week ago and had a forceps...

I gave birth a week ago and had a forceps delivery. Active labor was very quick - less than 3 hours - and very intense. I had an episiotomy that seems to be healing well. No signs of discharge and...
Forum: VBAC   01-25-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By MamaBookworm
Never tried any of the suggestions, except yours...

Never tried any of the suggestions, except yours trimommy - I meditated on being ready if he was. I was about to call the acupuncture place, but...
 
Next morning my water broke! Nothing for 5...
Forum: VBAC   01-16-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By MamaBookworm
I'm 38 weeks and doing fine. First child was...

I'm 38 weeks and doing fine. First child was c-section at about 42 weeks after 40+hour labor that didn't progress past 6cm. The practice I'm seeing is not rushing me into scheduling a c-section and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-15-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,839
Posted By MamaBookworm
Hello! My dreads are about 6 months old. I...

Hello! My dreads are about 6 months old. I backcombed them and haven't done much else. They are pretty thin and have long wispy tails. The ones on the bottom are locking up pretty good, but I have...
Forum: Women's Health   01-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By MamaBookworm
I've heard that thing about vick's on the feet...

I've heard that thing about vick's on the feet and tried it last time my daughter got sick! Crazy, but I agree, it seemed to work.
Forum: Women's Health   01-08-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By MamaBookworm
I splurged for the expensive cool mist...

I splurged for the expensive cool mist humidifier and it made a huge difference in night time comfort. 
 
And maybe you are looking for a natural healing approach and don't want to dose your kid...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-05-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By MamaBookworm
It's been a crazy few months! DH ended up...

It's been a crazy few months! DH ended up getting a job and we shut down our business. I got a contract job writing curriculum and am hoping to get most of my current project done before baby...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By MamaBookworm
This is a subscription site (if you want the...

This is a subscription site (if you want the recipe cards and grocery list) but you can actually view the menus and recipes and do the legwork yourself, or if you are like me and have to adapt,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-20-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By MamaBookworm
Let go of that guilt, girl! I quit my job this...

Let go of that guilt, girl! I quit my job this year after getting really sick  -  also with gastro-intestinal/auto-immune issues. When I quit, we ended up keeping my daughter in the neighborhood...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-20-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By MamaBookworm
I also use plain honey but sometimes use sea...

I also use plain honey but sometimes use sea salt to exfoliate. Ever since I quit using cleanser, my skin has been amazingly clear. 
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-19-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By MamaBookworm
One of my goals for the upcoming year is to make...

One of my goals for the upcoming year is to make it easier to handle our waste and recycling. I'm wondering if anyone could share photos or ideas of how you keep your compost, recycling, or the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-19-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,297
Posted By MamaBookworm
My DD was like yours until about 15 months or...

My DD was like yours until about 15 months or so. Even after I weaned her at 12 months she still seemed to need a bottle several times a night. Then something just clicked around 18 months and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By MamaBookworm
I have no suggestions. Only hugs for you. DD is...

I have no suggestions. Only hugs for you. DD is 3 now and was up many times a night until she was about 15 months old. We did a combo of bedsharing and putting her in her own bed (sometimes it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-13-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MamaBookworm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MamaBookworm
Just my two cents, but....   I married...

Just my two cents, but....
 
I married someone kind of like that, and he relied on his parents for a lot of stuff when we were younger (they paid off a credit card, gave us multiple cars,  paid...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-02-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By MamaBookworm
I'm trying to get serious about meal planning...

I'm trying to get serious about meal planning (again). We are still spending way too much at the grocery store. We have a fabulous co-op less than a block from our house and tend to shop every day....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By MamaBookworm
We play a card game, where two people each hold...

We play a card game, where two people each hold up a card to their forehead without looking at it themselves, but so the other person can see it. Then a third person calls out the product of those...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-26-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By MamaBookworm
Just wanted to offer some words of support and...

Just wanted to offer some words of support and encouragement. I've never been in exactly your situation, but I was teaching high school when I had my miscarriage last year and it was so hard to just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-25-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By MamaBookworm
I taught at a high school and used to have to...

I taught at a high school and used to have to drop DD off at daycare at 6:30. There were some school aged kids who went there in the morning and had their bus come and pick them up there. 

I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By MamaBookworm
As a high school teacher, we would not eat what...

As a high school teacher, we would not eat what the kids brought us (too afraid of being ex-Lax'd or something). However, when I taught elementary school and knew the parents better, I would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By MamaBookworm
My brother just gave my 3 year old a giant box...

My brother just gave my 3 year old a giant box for a birthday present (not even made into anything. Just a box.) and it was her favorite toy.  We bought her a dress up clothes set, which was...
Forum: Television   11-09-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By MamaBookworm
We watch tv in our house. We don't have cable,...

We watch tv in our house. We don't have cable, so it's all on-demand stuff from the internet, netflix and such. I recently started to let my 3 yo daughter watch and it has become a huge motivator....
Forum: Allergies   11-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By MamaBookworm
I had a sudden onset of intolerance to both...

I had a sudden onset of intolerance to both gluten and dairy. GI symptoms, as well as weight loss, chronic sinus and pain. I was tested for celiac (biopsy) and it was negative. Not sure if that's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-08-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By MamaBookworm
I am also trying to work out a schedule with DH,...

I am also trying to work out a schedule with DH, so that maybe we can just stagger our work schedules. I sort of don't like to sacrifice the whole family together time, but when we both worked...
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