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Forum: Parenting   06-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,273
Posted By Ellen Griswold
My own mother-in-law had this happen to her when...

My own mother-in-law had this happen to her when she was a young mom.  Dh was about 3 and had the most beautiful locks of curly black hair.  She left him with his grandmother (her mother-in-law) and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-09-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By Ellen Griswold
So glad to see everyone again too!  Rachel will...

So glad to see everyone again too!  Rachel will be 6 months tomorrow.  The time has gone SO SO fast!  Yesterday dh was eating a plum and let her gum on it a couple times.  She acted like it was the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ellen Griswold
No news on the showing but felt like the house...

No news on the showing but felt like the house could not have looked better! 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,988
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Our house is on the market right now, so ds...

Our house is on the market right now, so ds knows that he's supposed to keep his room pretty tidy.  This is a hard chore for him as he is easily distracted by his toys.  So, he cleans and then I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-03-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ellen Griswold
We just put some new pictures up online and now...

We just put some new pictures up online and now we have another showing.  It's not til Thursday so I have plenty of time to get ready (and panic!).
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-30-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Coming back to say that I am a now a big...

Coming back to say that I am a now a big believer in my Baby Bjorn Little Potty.  I was in very much the same boat as you around that 3 month mark with the pees, but when I got my bblp just before 4...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-30-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ellen Griswold
That is exactly what bothered me.

That is exactly what bothered me.
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-29-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I don't have a lot of experience (dd is almost 6...

I don't have a lot of experience (dd is almost 6 months and she's my first ec kid) however, I think you are doing great.  I would just relax - 3 months is still so little.
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Does anyone here use these?  A friend of mine...

Does anyone here use these?  A friend of mine has just started selling these and I'm curious.  I'm not sure that I believe all that they say they are.  Just because something says that they are...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,283
Posted By Ellen Griswold
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Forum: Parenting   04-27-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,283
Posted By Ellen Griswold
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Forum: Elimination Communication   04-27-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Ellen Griswold
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,462
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I've never done a joint party before either, but...

I've never done a joint party before either, but I'm planning one as well. We're also in the park and my kids (turning 8 and 4) are a week apart in birthdays.  Our plan is to invite ds's 1st grade...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-27-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ellen Griswold
No news.  Sigh.  Just the one showing so far. ...

No news.  Sigh.  Just the one showing so far.  We did manage to do some landscaping over the weekend so the curb appeal is a bit better.  We'll do some more if it ever stops raining.  I figure we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Ellen Griswold
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif  Not a real one, of course - but the little guy I babysit. He was 3 in January.  It's making dd and I bonkers...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Really common it seems!  Ds is nearly 8 and...

Really common it seems!  Ds is nearly 8 and would still prefer to take the socks off at home! Stopped doing the shirt at......5-ish, I think. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Note:  You should also not put eggs on the stove...

Note:  You should also not put eggs on the stove to boil, walk away to nurse the baby, completely forget about the eggs, and then walk back into the kitchen and wonder why all the windows are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I certainly suspected when he was QUITE young. ...

I certainly suspected when he was QUITE young.  Maybe 3, certainly by 4.  However, we chose to not pursue a diagnosis until age 7.  We also decided to give medication for 3 reasons: 1) it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Of course you can!  I did!  Everybody's supply...

Of course you can!  I did!  Everybody's supply reacts differently.  The book Adventures in Tandem Nursing is an okay resource and kellymom as well.  Good luck!
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I'm with you.  Dh knows that he sort of has to...

I'm with you.  Dh knows that he sort of has to ask "permission" before touching.
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Ellen Griswold
This has been some time now, but I'll always...

This has been some time now, but I'll always remember.  It was Christmas time and I had ds (5-ish) and dd (1 1/2 or so) in a "boring" clothing store.  We were tired and grumpy and wanting to go...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-15-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I think the showing itself was okay.  I know...

I think the showing itself was okay.  I know from the little email feedback that I get that they had just started looking.  So who knows.  I was just stunned to get one so quick. I did put a bunch...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-11-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ellen Griswold
I cannot believe that Rachel is already 5...

I cannot believe that Rachel is already 5 months!  Other than still spitting up a great deal (and it doesn't seem to bother her), she is just the easiest baby.  Our hose has been on the market since...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-11-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ellen Griswold
Ack!  We have a showing!

Ack!  We have a showing!
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ellen Griswold
We are listing our house TOMORROW! ...

We are listing our house TOMORROW!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nut.gif  After talking about it for a hundred years (maybe a little less), I can't believe the day has actually come. ...
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