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Forum: Parents as Partners   02-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,160
Posted By dflanag2
The National Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK. They...

The National Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK. They are available 24/7, and I hope that you will give them a call if you are still having suicidal thoughts, or even if you just need to talk.
 
Take care.
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-03-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,135
Posted By dflanag2
I don't know if the introversion is the main...

I don't know if the introversion is the main problem here. The negativity that pours out of your examples, mommariffic, is what stands out to me.

Reaction to cold cereal for breakfast: sulks and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-30-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,332
Posted By dflanag2
For those of you doing Level 1, have you caught...

For those of you doing Level 1, have you caught the scene where Natalie stops doing the lunges because she thinks she's off camera? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-22-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By dflanag2
What sticks out to me is that he expects your...

What sticks out to me is that he expects your toddler to settle to sleep (a learned skill that can be challenging for a night-owl child), yet your DH cannot control his feelings of impatience for...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-08-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By dflanag2
I like the Bionaturae organic WW pastas. My kids...

I like the Bionaturae organic WW pastas. My kids LOVE the gobetti shape.

(we get them at whole foods...)
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-01-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,752
Posted By dflanag2
Thanks for all the great recommendations! I've...

Thanks for all the great recommendations! I've just raided this thread and now have half a dozen new books to read!

I guess I should make a contribution... there are some strong female characters...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-15-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By dflanag2
I can't be the only one who doesn't have a plan...

I can't be the only one who doesn't have a plan yet... can I??
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-15-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By dflanag2
I would love to hear about what everyone has...

I would love to hear about what everyone has planned for the summer, from big plans down to daily routines and activities.

I have an almost 6 yo (who will be finishing all-day kindergarten next...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By dflanag2
I think there are many useful things being said...

I think there are many useful things being said here; I would add that it appears that part of the pattern is you 'handling' everything after your DH's time and priorities get off track.

You want...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,913
Posted By dflanag2
Quote: Originally Posted by SoulCakes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoulCakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15444263)
My husband would be furious if I came home...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-11-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By dflanag2
I feel similar to you, newmommy, when my husband...

I feel similar to you, newmommy, when my husband doesn't do anything to meet the kids' needs. I feel a tremendous amount of pressure to be the protector/advocate for my children, particularly when...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By dflanag2
Things are similar around here. I am the No...

Things are similar around here. I am the No parent.

I can't let them watch much TV because I know it will be on most of the time when Daddy is home.

I have to monitor nutritious food intake...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-26-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By dflanag2
If you don't think he's going to stop giving...

If you don't think he's going to stop giving inaccurate answers/information, it might be best to teach your daughter to recognize that his answers are not dependable. If this can be done with...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-23-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By dflanag2
I am a generally healthy person, but I don't...

I am a generally healthy person, but I don't have a Primary Care Physician. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am looking for someone in or close to Arlington, VA who takes a more holistic...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 154,838
Posted By dflanag2
I forgot about this thread! I am focusing on...

I forgot about this thread! I am focusing on decluttering in 2010, and I recently organized my basement laundry room--now my processing area. You can check it out here...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-05-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,871
Posted By dflanag2
Okay, I'm back. I'm interested to read...

Okay, I'm back.

I'm interested to read different people's experiences. I, too, have noticed mild changes in my menstrual cycle, nothing extreme.

I've also noticed that my waistline looks...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-05-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By dflanag2
Quote: Originally Posted by MariaMadly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaMadly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15015663)
On the one hand, I get this completely and...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-29-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,871
Posted By dflanag2
DD turned 3 in August 09 and the last time she...

DD turned 3 in August 09 and the last time she officially latched on to nurse was sometime in October. (It all went quite smoothly, now that I think about it!)

The past 3 months are the first...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,873
Posted By dflanag2
Nealy, you give great advice! And I think we are...

Nealy, you give great advice! And I think we are living parallel lives, with grocery shopping at night, holding books at the library, dental work with an audience, and lugging heavy babies for short...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-20-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By dflanag2
I love being at home. I procrastinate about...

I love being at home. I procrastinate about going out to get errands done sometimes because I'd rather stay home. I also thrive on structure, though, so DD (3) and I leave the house almost every...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-20-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By dflanag2
If you're feeling uncertain about having someone...

If you're feeling uncertain about having someone over 'for no reason', you could someone over to make meals. The idea is that you make something for dinner while hanging out, maybe taking turns in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-13-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,873
Posted By dflanag2
Like many PPs, I recall a lot of sitting around...

Like many PPs, I recall a lot of sitting around and nursing when my kids were 5 mos old. Both were frequent nursers, and if I needed to eat or make a phone call, etc., I would just hook them up and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,061
Posted By dflanag2
Anyone remember those hot dogs with the cheese...

Anyone remember those hot dogs with the cheese inside? I'm trying to remember what those were called... we thought those were so great when we were little...

We ate healthy dinners with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-30-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By dflanag2
It sounds like you and DH may have different...

It sounds like you and DH may have different expectations as to what should be done in a given day/week. When we had our second child, my DH and I talked and were both aware that big projects, such...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-28-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By dflanag2
Also, try to remind yourself what IS going well...

Also, try to remind yourself what IS going well to avoid focusing on what isn't up to your standards. You were there for your child when he cried. You're all wearing clean clothes. You all have...
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