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Forum: Breastfeeding   Yesterday, 10:22 AM
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Both of my kiddos had a very weak suck as...

Both of my kiddos had a very weak suck as newborns. My first had latch issues as well and our breastfeeding relationship didn't succeed. My second we had a lactation consultant on the job and...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 10:15 AM
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Those pork noodles look great and really simple....

Those pork noodles look great and really simple. I'll have to try it soon.

Weird week for us with DH away. Whatever I make the first day dictates the rest of the week because we end up with tons...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By newmamalizzy
When I was about this age, perhaps a bit younger,...

When I was about this age, perhaps a bit younger, I spent hours each night in a state of sheer terror. The fears shifted over time - fire, burglars, aliens, murderers, even sexual assault - as I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By newmamalizzy
No offense intended at all, but I think I expect...

No offense intended at all, but I think I expect more willingness to tidy from 2 year olds than 5 year olds. That's certainly how it's gone down with my 5 year old, and now my toddler is loving the...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-03-2016, 05:20 PM
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Rallied beyond take-out. We made cabbage and pork...

Rallied beyond take-out. We made cabbage and pork lo mein.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-03-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By newmamalizzy
Stepstools are kind of our worst enemy right now....

Stepstools are kind of our worst enemy right now. She's at the stage where she's climbing up on everything and getting all sorts of things she shouldn't. She's not a very needy baby in terms of...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-03-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By newmamalizzy
These are absolutely awesome ideas. Thank you....

These are absolutely awesome ideas. Thank you. I'm feeling really glum about the difficulty of this at the moment, so it's good to hear about how I might make things work.

The FMLA leave is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-03-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By newmamalizzy
Dealing with kids and an injury?

So yesterday my knee locked up. I'm almost completely immobile, although I can laboriously hobble on crutches a bit. I have a torn meniscus and will likely need surgery requiring a 4-6 week recovery...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 643
Posted By newmamalizzy
I'm sorry, orangemama. That sounds hard.

I'm sorry, orangemama. That sounds hard.
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By newmamalizzy
We actually had the opposite issue with the...

We actually had the opposite issue with the Medelas. My daughter took 45 minutes to drink 4 oz for months! Turns out there was suction building up and making it difficult to drink. Definitely not too...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-29-2016, 09:55 AM
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Views: 95,369
Posted By newmamalizzy
"Curling in a bonspiel"? I have no idea what that...

"Curling in a bonspiel"? I have no idea what that means, but it sounds cool!!!!

I think we're doing stir-fried cabbage with Chinese sausage tonight. Maybe with noodles.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-28-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By newmamalizzy
Phone battery is about to die, but congrats on...

Phone battery is about to die, but congrats on the new baby and on your new venture into SAHM-hood. I'll try to get back with some tips later on.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-28-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By newmamalizzy
From what I've read and in our experience we've...

From what I've read and in our experience we've had success focusing on a specific behavior for the chart and making sure it moves quickly towards the small reward, at least at first. We added an...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-28-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 95,369
Posted By newmamalizzy
Mmmm. Can your exchange student come teach me how...

Mmmm. Can your exchange student come teach me how to make agedashi tofu please ;)

I have a chicken in the crockpot for dinner. Not sure what to have on the side yet. I'm behind on veggies today.
Forum: Meal Planning   01-27-2016, 02:25 PM
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Classic tacos for DH's birthday, plus ice cream...

Classic tacos for DH's birthday, plus ice cream cake.
Forum: Meal Planning   01-24-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,640
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Posted By newmamalizzy
Pasta e Fagioli with spinach cheesy bread

Pasta e Fagioli with spinach cheesy bread
Forum: Spirituality   01-23-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By newmamalizzy
This has been on my mind a lot lately, too. I...

This has been on my mind a lot lately, too. I have started being very fearful about the future world. In some ways this fear is actually helping me stay grounded in the present. The more I envision...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-23-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,640
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Posted By newmamalizzy
We made breaded chicken cutlets and garlic bread...

We made breaded chicken cutlets and garlic bread to use up a jar of pasta sauce in the fridge. Side of green beans and some strawberries for dessert. My DD found them too tart and told me I was...
Forum: Spirituality   01-22-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By newmamalizzy
Another here. Undeclared, or perhaps agnostic,...

Another here. Undeclared, or perhaps agnostic, but I definitely don't believe in God or any other religion. I actually find myself inclined towards some pretty imaginative but depressing etiological...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-22-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4,640
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Posted By newmamalizzy
I was selfish tonight and made something DD and...

I was selfish tonight and made something DD and DH don't like: tofu, chick pea, tomato and spinach curry with rice and peas. Baby liked it. It's two and two now!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By newmamalizzy
Forgot to mention that I sucked it up and invited...

Forgot to mention that I sucked it up and invited them over and it was fine. I spent $500 in the week leading up to the play date and cleaned like a maniac.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By newmamalizzy
This is funny, because I totally feel like I'm...

This is funny, because I totally feel like I'm the person on the other end of this scenario, except the reasons are completely different.

My kindergarten daughter had a school best friend. We had...
Forum: Baby Health   01-22-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By newmamalizzy
Hmm. That is one infant issue I have never even...

Hmm. That is one infant issue I have never even thought about. Is it common to be concerned about a baby's temperature, assuming they're not known to be sick?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-21-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,956
Posted By newmamalizzy
Happyhermit, what about magnesium supplements? I...

Happyhermit, what about magnesium supplements? I also have had success with a sleep hypnosis app in the past. It was a little weird, but it did usually help. Insomnia sucks.

My body accomplished...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-21-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 95,369
Posted By newmamalizzy
Leftover night here. Probably beef stew with...

Leftover night here. Probably beef stew with bakery rye for DH and I, bacon mac and broccoli for the girls.
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