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Forum: Parenting   06-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,094
Posted By Ellen Griswold
My own mother-in-law had this happen to her when...

My own mother-in-law had this happen to her when she was a young mom.  Dh was about 3 and had the most beautiful locks of curly black hair.  She left him with his grandmother (her mother-in-law) and...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Our biggest change has been in the timing.  We...

Our biggest change has been in the timing.  We were, um, afternoon delight type people before kids.  That was sorta okay when it was just ds, but the time dd1 came around that really didn't work. ...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ellen Griswold
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Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ellen Griswold
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Forum: Parents as Partners   05-11-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Most of my frustration is at the situation,...

Most of my frustration is at the situation, rather than him.  I don't resent him at all.  He's a wonderful, caring, supportive partner and father.  I think my major source of frustration, as I've...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Thank you, I needed that.  The grass is totally...

Thank you, I needed that.  The grass is totally greener.
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-09-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ellen Griswold
This is mostly a vent.  I've talked to dh about...

This is mostly a vent.  I've talked to dh about this, but I'm still upset.  So, dh is a teacher.  I'm a sahm.  We have 3 kids. I watch a couple extra to make a little money but I hate it.  As you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-09-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Ellen Griswold
So glad to see everyone again too!  Rachel will...

So glad to see everyone again too!  Rachel will be 6 months tomorrow.  The time has gone SO SO fast!  Yesterday dh was eating a plum and let her gum on it a couple times.  She acted like it was the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Ellen Griswold
No news on the showing but felt like the house...

No news on the showing but felt like the house could not have looked better! 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Our house is on the market right now, so ds...

Our house is on the market right now, so ds knows that he's supposed to keep his room pretty tidy.  This is a hard chore for him as he is easily distracted by his toys.  So, he cleans and then I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-03-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Ellen Griswold
We just put some new pictures up online and now...

We just put some new pictures up online and now we have another showing.  It's not til Thursday so I have plenty of time to get ready (and panic!).
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-30-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Coming back to say that I am a now a big...

Coming back to say that I am a now a big believer in my Baby Bjorn Little Potty.  I was in very much the same boat as you around that 3 month mark with the pees, but when I got my bblp just before 4...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-30-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ellen Griswold
That is exactly what bothered me.

That is exactly what bothered me.
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-29-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I don't have a lot of experience (dd is almost 6...

I don't have a lot of experience (dd is almost 6 months and she's my first ec kid) however, I think you are doing great.  I would just relax - 3 months is still so little.
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Does anyone here use these?  A friend of mine...

Does anyone here use these?  A friend of mine has just started selling these and I'm curious.  I'm not sure that I believe all that they say they are.  Just because something says that they are...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 106,836
Posted By Ellen Griswold
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Forum: Parenting   04-27-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 106,836
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Forum: Elimination Communication   04-27-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Ellen Griswold
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,238
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I've never done a joint party before either, but...

I've never done a joint party before either, but I'm planning one as well. We're also in the park and my kids (turning 8 and 4) are a week apart in birthdays.  Our plan is to invite ds's 1st grade...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-27-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Ellen Griswold
No news.  Sigh.  Just the one showing so far. ...

No news.  Sigh.  Just the one showing so far.  We did manage to do some landscaping over the weekend so the curb appeal is a bit better.  We'll do some more if it ever stops raining.  I figure we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Ellen Griswold
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif  Not a real one, of course - but the little guy I babysit. He was 3 in January.  It's making dd and I bonkers...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,024
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Really common it seems!  Ds is nearly 8 and...

Really common it seems!  Ds is nearly 8 and would still prefer to take the socks off at home! Stopped doing the shirt at......5-ish, I think. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Note:  You should also not put eggs on the stove...

Note:  You should also not put eggs on the stove to boil, walk away to nurse the baby, completely forget about the eggs, and then walk back into the kitchen and wonder why all the windows are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I certainly suspected when he was QUITE young. ...

I certainly suspected when he was QUITE young.  Maybe 3, certainly by 4.  However, we chose to not pursue a diagnosis until age 7.  We also decided to give medication for 3 reasons: 1) it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Of course you can!  I did!  Everybody's supply...

Of course you can!  I did!  Everybody's supply reacts differently.  The book Adventures in Tandem Nursing is an okay resource and kellymom as well.  Good luck!
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