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Forum: April 2016 Due Date Club   09-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By simonsmama
I don't think it's uncommon, but maybe it's less...

I don't think it's uncommon, but maybe it's less mainstream? I don't know. As far hiring early, it depends on you and how popular your doula is- if she's always booked , then I say go for it and get...
Forum: April 2016 Due Date Club   09-16-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By simonsmama
1) Are you having any cravings or food aversions?...

1) Are you having any cravings or food aversions?
-cravings have been all over the place, today it was sliced kielbasa dipped in BBQ sauce. Aversions are anything with tomatoes and dairy....
Forum: April 2016 Due Date Club   09-16-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By simonsmama
I've also been feeling ridiculously hungry, like...

I've also been feeling ridiculously hungry, like wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night in pain kind of hungry.

I wouldn't say I've had cravings per se, but just this feeling of wanting something,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By simonsmama
Yeah, my plans have changed. My original plan was...

Yeah, my plans have changed. My original plan was to have a large family, with the kids spaced close together. But DD came along, we realized something wasn't right when she was 1 1/2 yo. So we...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By simonsmama
You are not alone in this feeling. My kids are 15...

You are not alone in this feeling. My kids are 15 months apart and my house was horrific most days when they were littles. Now that they're a bit older (9 and almost 8) I can get a few things done....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 31,374
Posted By simonsmama
I don't know if it would work in your case, but...

I don't know if it would work in your case, but for my daughter we gave her something to chew on, they have "chewelry" out now - but I guess she just needed some oral stimulation? HTH
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-08-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By simonsmama
My DS (8) unloads the dishwasher, and I'm...

My DS (8) unloads the dishwasher, and I'm usually the one who loads it again. But DH tends to step in and do it if something has come for me (illness, depression, overly busy, etc). I feel like it's...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,408
Posted By simonsmama
I relate so well to this!  I tend to keep my...

I relate so well to this!  I tend to keep my journals for awhile, and then when I feel like it's time to let go of the past, or start a new chapter in my life, I shred them all. When I moved in with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By simonsmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Piglet68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390164/weaning-from-family-bed-w-asd#post_17467568)
 But...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By simonsmama
My son is very much like this. I highly...

My son is very much like this. I highly celebrated him learning to read - that has been his standby activity ever since. Still, I heard "I'm bored" a lot. Sometimes I make suggestions of what he can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By simonsmama
I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to...

I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to gently transition an ASD child from Cosleeping to their own bed? DD is six now and it's getting difficult to sleep all smushed up. I would love to put a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By simonsmama
We're just the same here. My 6 six year daughter...

We're just the same here. My 6 six year daughter has moderate autism, and LOVES to watch DVD or shows on the iPad. 
 
She doesn't like to be read to, puzzles, most toys, coloring books are just...
Forum: Learning at School   04-24-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 16,978
Posted By simonsmama
I'm super late in finding this thread!...

I'm super late in finding this thread! Hi! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif
 
My DS ( almost 8) has been homeschooled since Kindergarten, but DH and I feel maybe he needs to go to...
Forum: Mental Health   04-04-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,107
Posted By simonsmama
Quote:Originally Posted by wild...

Quote:Originally Posted by wild violet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1309115/bi-polar-sociopath-daughter/40#post_17319465)

? Will...
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By simonsmama
I'm really glad I found this thread! Both my...

I'm really glad I found this thread! Both my kids (and now me) are having similiar symptoms, and I knew that fever has an important job, but you get that pressure from other people sometimes and...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   03-26-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,002
Posted By simonsmama
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif yay, gamer mommies! DH and I both grew up playing the old nintendo games - Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, I can't even think of...
Forum: Mental Health   03-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,107
Posted By simonsmama
I thought I'd reply even though I don't know...

I thought I'd reply even though I don't know exactly know what the OP is going through. However, I was diagnosed  as bipolar at 15, and labeled borderline sociopath at 18. I have had attempted...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 48,571
Posted By simonsmama
anyone know of any sites for how to make your...

anyone know of any sites for how to make your own dread wraps or scarves? I'm also doing a No Spend Challenge, and would love to keep this low or no cost. Any Ideas there? I know I'm asking alot of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,387
Posted By simonsmama
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1http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif bought candy
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Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 48,571
Posted By simonsmama
Hi mamas. I am seriously considering going...

Hi mamas. I am seriously considering going dready. My only worry is the first weeks of the process. My question is how do you keep it looking nice and professional durring the beginning phase? I go...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,387
Posted By simonsmama
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,387
Posted By simonsmama
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1-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Bought Candy
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-08-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By simonsmama
Hubby and I aren't sure if we'll have anymore...

Hubby and I aren't sure if we'll have anymore kids so we established a time limit on the baby stuff - 5 years. When the kid is 5 years old and we don't have a baby to pass the stuff onto, it goes...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By simonsmama
I don't have any personal experience, but I've...

I don't have any personal experience, but I've heard alot of good things about closetmaid.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,387
Posted By simonsmama
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1-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Cadbury Caramel eggs
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