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Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-07-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By phillychiquita
Mama, I feel for you. I think you have to start...

Mama, I feel for you. I think you have to start with what YOU want and need and go from there. I can't see how you could get through this without a good couples counselor to help find out about his...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-07-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By phillychiquita
Ok -- So most of what I learned was about...

Ok -- So most of what I learned was about avoidance. We now have bed bug sniffing dogs going through our buildings regularly. The team that does that led the education sessions...here are some of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By phillychiquita
OMG -- me!!! I work for a property management...

OMG -- me!!!
I work for a property management company and several of our buildings have gotten infested -- when just one new person moves in with bedbugs, and soon they spread and its a total...
Forum: November 2010   11-16-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,931
Posted By phillychiquita
I am getting really excited!!! I finish up...

I am getting really excited!!!
I finish up most of my work projects tomorrow, and to celebrate I just scheduled myself for a facial and prenatal massage on Thursday. On Friday I will work from home...
Forum: November 2010   11-12-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,931
Posted By phillychiquita
Hi Everyone, For most of my pregnancy I have...

Hi Everyone, For most of my pregnancy I have been a lurker mostly but I guess its time to come out and say hello! I am due on the 29th or 30th according to my LMP and having a boy this time around....
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By phillychiquita
Have you called Christy Santoro of motherland ...

Have you called Christy Santoro of motherland
Midwifery? 215-hmbirth is her number and she has a website.
She was with womanwise (of elkton) but spun off. She is located in South Philly close to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-14-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By phillychiquita
Thanks -- these are timely and great reminders...

Thanks -- these are timely and great reminders for me!
Forum: November 2010   10-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By phillychiquita
I am 33 weeks, so have some time, but you guys...

I am 33 weeks, so have some time, but you guys rock... I have absolutely NO freezer meals or stocks of extra food and suplies yet. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif I am...
Forum: November 2010   10-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By phillychiquita
For the day, we go to the parade in...

For the day, we go to the parade in Philadelphia, which is basically going by right in front of my mom and dad's condo, so we hang out with my family in the morning, and my DD loves watching the...
Forum: November 2010   10-05-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By phillychiquita
Oh I am so mad and sad for you. I dont know what...

Oh I am so mad and sad for you. I dont know what I would do.

My story is nothing compared but my SIL/BIL blatantly took the name that we were going to use, named their son with it as his first...
Forum: November 2010   10-05-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By phillychiquita
I have upped my chiro visits, and have been...

I have upped my chiro visits, and have been trying to do more stretches, more kegels. I have been eating better for the most part (okay the bag of Kit Kats last week doesnt count...
Forum: November 2010   08-31-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By phillychiquita
My name is Karin (aka/same as karen). As simple...

My name is Karin (aka/same as karen). As simple a name as that is, My whole life people pronounced it car-in instead of Karen. I never found anything with my name on it (stickers, mugs) and always...
Forum: November 2010   08-30-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By phillychiquita
thanks all. a bath did help and I just took some...

thanks all. a bath did help and I just took some tylenol.

DH and I had a fight earlier and he is being a real jerk-a-roo tonight so a massage from my partner probably isn't in the cards...
Forum: November 2010   08-30-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By phillychiquita
I am 27 weeks or so and over the weekend I...

I am 27 weeks or so and over the weekend I really overdid it getting the house together and exercising and carrying my toddler around...and today I am so so sore and achy. My lower back, pelvis,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,786
Posted By phillychiquita
The Hanna Andersson unders are NOT cheap, but...

The Hanna Andersson unders are NOT cheap, but are so so soft and no wedgies.
Its like $20 for three pairs, but after going through so many other cheaper pairs that my dd discarded after one wear,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By phillychiquita
at our family therapist's recommendation, We are...

at our family therapist's recommendation, We are reading and doing the "raising a thinking child" book/workbook set by Myrna Shure and it seems to be giving us a really good way to converse with our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By phillychiquita
Oh I feel for you mama. I've also been...

Oh I feel for you mama.

I've also been there where I had to take it back... not fun and led to big resentment. I do the bills now - which is what (I have learned) happens in most families...one...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-23-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By phillychiquita
Plastic bins are 1) reusable for a lifetime ...

Plastic bins are
1) reusable for a lifetime
2) Keep out water
3) keep out bugs
4) Easy to label and stack
5) Easy to freecycle because people always want and can use them

So even though we...
Forum: November 2010   07-13-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 945
Posted By phillychiquita
I am thinking about it for this baby -- did you...

I am thinking about it for this baby -- did you guys take a course locally or just order the online coursework?
Forum: Homebirth   07-13-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By phillychiquita
Funny, I have no idea. The midwives and my...

Funny, I have no idea. The midwives and my husband did it, while I was resting with the baby. Hope for the same for you! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-13-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By phillychiquita
Stacy, dont have a name for you, but wanted to...

Stacy, dont have a name for you, but wanted to say that 1) I can sympathize with your desires and 2) we have had great luck finding AP nannies by using sitter city (www.sittercity.com...
Forum: Homebirth   06-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 93,468
Posted By phillychiquita
1) Turn the hot water heater temp up ahead of...

1) Turn the hot water heater temp up ahead of time -- we didn't have enough hot water for the birth tub and had to boil big pots of water, cart them up stairs to get it just right

2) Stock up on...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-14-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By phillychiquita
You'll really be out in the burbs on city ave --...

You'll really be out in the burbs on city ave -- its like Bala Cynwyd/ Belmont area, so you will have to take a highway to get into the city so you may want to look at some of the restaurants out...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-17-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By phillychiquita
yes of course. And she survived. I dont know...

yes of course. And she survived. I dont know many family bedders who haven't had a kid fall off the bed. The best way to avoid is skip the bed frame and put the mattress right on the floor during...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By phillychiquita
We went through this a few weeks ago, and we did...

We went through this a few weeks ago, and we did nighttime diapers too and during day went back into cloth training underpants. What seemed to help was this: I also asked her what were some ideas we...
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