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Forum: Allergies   02-27-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By saralm
Ya, we cut out all legumes except green peas...

Ya, we cut out all legumes except green peas (including soy) and also cut out eggs.  We are only doing lamb, turkey and fish for protein.  Mostly I have been doing pretty well.  But tonight I am...
Forum: Allergies   02-19-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By saralm
I finally got motivated to go for an elimination...

I finally got motivated to go for an elimination diet.  We started yesterday.  The real kicker in the end was the mood stuff.   Recently, by evening DD has been hitting everyone which is new...
Forum: Allergies   02-08-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By saralm
Thanks to all for your thoughts.  I guess that,...

Thanks to all for your thoughts.  I guess that, because my parents were able to do an effective test for me when I was a kid, that there was still something other than elimination that people think...
Forum: Allergies   02-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By saralm
Night waking is our only current issue but it...

Night waking is our only current issue but it has been an issue nearly her whole life.  As someone said above, she used to take at least 1 hour of nursing to get to sleep.  Now that we cut out the...
Forum: Allergies   01-30-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By saralm
Hi All, My 3 1/2 year old still wakes 3-7...

Hi All,
My 3 1/2 year old still wakes 3-7 times a night.  A couple of times a week she is awake for 2 hours in the middle of the night and is simply unable to go back to sleep for that time.  That...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 5,256
Posted By saralm
Liked both pages...  

Liked both pages...
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By saralm
Just wanted to say that I put my daughter in day...

Just wanted to say that I put my daughter in day care 3 days a week when she was 2.5 and it was unpleasant in many of the ways you are describing.  I did it for a couple of months and then quit. ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,007
Posted By saralm
Congratulations!  I am so happy to see hope in a...

Congratulations!  I am so happy to see hope in a case like this!
 
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-08-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By saralm
We did EC with our daughter and it was overall,...

We did EC with our daughter and it was overall, very successful.  We are expecting a boy in October and I plan to start right away.  Last time I did a lot of night pottying because our daughter...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-08-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By saralm
We did EC with our daughter and it was overall,...

We did EC with our daughter and it was overall, very successful.  We are expecting a boy in October and I plan to start right away.  Last time I did a lot of night pottying because our daughter...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-08-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By saralm
I lived in Davis when we were doing EC with our...

I lived in Davis when we were doing EC with our daughter.  I joined the East Bay Diaper Free yahoo group and found it to be useful.  You could travel to their meetings although I never did.  I also...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By saralm
I got an interview for a 1/2 time job that I am...

I got an interview for a 1/2 time job that I am really excited about.  The interview isn't until the end of the month, meaning that I will be like 35 weeks pregnant at that point.  I am a lawyer, I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By saralm
My daughter seems to need less sleep than is...

My daughter seems to need less sleep than is universally recommended for children her age. She will be 3 next month. She sleeps 8-11 hours at night. If she takes a nap it is usually 2 hours and when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By saralm
Our daughter has always preferred me and it has...

Our daughter has always preferred me and it has lead to a really difficult dynamic in our house. She is almost 3 now and I would say that she is just now getting to the point that she will sometimes...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By saralm
I saw births as a small child because I was at...

I saw births as a small child because I was at the births of my 2 younger brothers when I was 3 and 1/2 and 7. I think that even though it was many many years ago, it did make a difference....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By saralm
Heatherdeg, Thanks for your in-depth thoughts....

Heatherdeg, Thanks for your in-depth thoughts. They were very useful.
My understanding is that at least one of the goals of the case plan is reunification. If working a case plan means that the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-07-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By saralm
Thanks for the response. I am so glad to get...

Thanks for the response. I am so glad to get responses from people who are more knowledgeable. They are in Oregon and I understand that it is allowed there. Or at least I would hope so since it was...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-07-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By saralm
I am writing on behalf of my parents who are...

I am writing on behalf of my parents who are foster parent to 2 young girls. They are not really on board with the message board system so I am posting their story and questions.
My parents have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,215
Posted By saralm
I spotted with my first pregnancy every couple...

I spotted with my first pregnancy every couple of weeks maybe 8 months.  It would always be just a little bit and then totally disappear.  It made me crazy but didn't end up having any effect.  Good...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By saralm
My daughter is 2.5 and has just started a day...

My daughter is 2.5 and has just started a day care 3 afternoons a week.  She is having a very hard time letting me go at this point and is now feeling serious separation anxiety all the time.  She...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-23-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By saralm
Who will be taking care of your child while you...

Who will be taking care of your child while you are in school?  I put my daughter in day care for 4 afternoons a week when she was 5 months old.  After a couple of weeks, I came to the realization...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-19-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By saralm
I went back to work part time when my daughter...

I went back to work part time when my daughter was 5 months old.  We had started trying to feed her with a bottle starting when she was 1 month old because I knew I would be going back to work.  To...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-01-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By saralm
I am so sorry for your pain.  And so glad you...

I am so sorry for your pain.  And so glad you made a choice that had a good outcome for your daughter.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-01-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By saralm
I don't think that you have to attend church for...

I don't think that you have to attend church for that to work.  You can find an immigration lawyer in your area at aila.org  Good luck.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 37,446
Posted By saralm
oops

oops
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