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Forum: Site Help   09-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By marzanmama
I can't really participate in any other threads...

I can't really participate in any other threads on this site knowing that we're not allowed to discuss the news of the day, and a pivotal moment in our nation's history.

Anyone else with me?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-04-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,547
Posted By marzanmama
no way. I love my apron-wearing 80-year-old...

no way. I love my apron-wearing 80-year-old mother dearly but wearing an apron would make me feel 80 years old, and I can't do it.
Forum: Television   08-01-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By marzanmama
Friday Night Lights is awesome. Available on...

Friday Night Lights is awesome. Available on Hulu.com, you don't even need the DVDs!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-29-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By marzanmama
I weaned my ds at 20 months. and I would...

I weaned my ds at 20 months. and I would describe my weaning technique as "just hang out and wait for an opening". The last to go was the before-bed session. The routine was: read two books, nurse,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,260
Posted By marzanmama
I'm going to vote for a train set. A friend's dh...

I'm going to vote for a train set. A friend's dh just got some train stuff for their 2 and 4 year old daughters... they play with it *all* the time! My friend was pleasantly surprised, she thought...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-22-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By marzanmama
What worked for my older son at that age was to...

What worked for my older son at that age was to stop formally trying for a nap. Instead, I'd put on his favorite music and he would lie down on the couch to listen to it... he fell asleep about 50...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,720
Posted By marzanmama
No way, because of the sun exposure issue. I...

No way, because of the sun exposure issue. I have a strong history of skin cancer in my family so my kids and I always wear swim shirts. I like them better than just sunscreen.
Forum: Television   07-09-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 799
Posted By marzanmama
I love this show. I thought the Mormon...

I love this show.

I thought the Mormon woman living with the two gay dads was fascinating and heartbreaking.

She admitted that they were great guys doing a wonderful job of parenting their...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By marzanmama
ripping cardboard. Making huge face right...

ripping cardboard.

Making huge face right now, can't stand it.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 876
Posted By marzanmama
My 4yo has only a passing interest in toys. ...

My 4yo has only a passing interest in toys.

He likes: carboard boxes, toilet- and paper-towel rolls, sticks, string, kids scissors, tape... you get the picture. He likes to take things apart.
...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,446
Posted By marzanmama
My two boys are 28 months apart and I love the...

My two boys are 28 months apart and I love the spacing. We always knew that we were only having two kids so I kinda felt like as long as I was in "baby mode" as a pp put it, we might as well forge...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-01-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By marzanmama
Hi, So sorry you're going through this. I...

Hi,

So sorry you're going through this. I don't have any magic solutions but one thing that comes to mind is, is your room dark enough at 7-7:30? It's hard since it stays light until 9. My ds'...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-26-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,548
Posted By marzanmama
To me this seems like one of those "every family...

To me this seems like one of those "every family is different" issues.

When my first ds was in the 8-18 month range, he was miserable and cranky at bedtime until we realized he was overtired. So...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,441
Posted By marzanmama
No nuts of any kind in our house (allergies). ...

No nuts of any kind in our house (allergies).

No chocolate (well, almost none). Makes my kids nuts, lol.

No soda, we don't do it either.

Other than that, everything in moderation. Last...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-13-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,390
Posted By marzanmama
I don't get asked. I rarely meet new people...

I don't get asked.

I rarely meet new people without my boys in tow; they are 4 and 22 months and extremely active so people obviously know what I do all day.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By marzanmama
Two words: fenced playground....

Two words: fenced playground. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

Seriously, my first was like that and the m.o. that worked for me was to just give myself over to his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By marzanmama
Just curious is my vote--at least this is my...

Just curious is my vote--at least this is my experience with my kids.

I have two very curious boys, ages 22 months and 4 years. They are constantly getting into the cupboards, the fridge, the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-29-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By marzanmama
Dh drives a truck and I drive a little Subaru....

Dh drives a truck and I drive a little Subaru. Dh wants to ditch the truck and use my car, and we'd take the plunge and get a minivan.

We're just a family of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,659
Posted By marzanmama
My dh was 40 days late, according to family...

My dh was 40 days late, according to family lore.

Came out raring to go and has never stopped.

Sending labor vibes your way.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-28-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 3,825
Posted By marzanmama
Quote: Originally Posted by marzanmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by marzanmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11251879)
5/16--nothing
5/17--30 minute walk...
Forum: Women's Health   05-23-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,330
Posted By marzanmama
My 22-month-old's right big toe is red and sore....

My 22-month-old's right big toe is red and sore. I think he has an ingrown toenail towards the side of the nail. Last night he slept so fitfully--poor baby! I didn't figure out what the issue was...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,000
Posted By marzanmama
Quote: Originally Posted by cndnveggie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cndnveggie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11289797)
Should I assume that other moms are "big...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-22-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By marzanmama
Good for you, sounds like it worked out really...

Good for you, sounds like it worked out really well for you.

To address your question about naps, I push my ds in the stroller and then transfer him to the crib. We both really enjoy that time.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-21-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By marzanmama
In my experience being a SAHM or a WOHM or...

In my experience being a SAHM or a WOHM or anthing in between is fine. Everyone's just doing what works for their family.

In my experience, there's not a lot of hand-wringing over it in either...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By marzanmama
My ds is also 22 months old. I would...

My ds is also 22 months old. I would characterize our situation not as discipline but as "being in the process of learning." And I'm not coming from any particular parenting philosophy here--it's...
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