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Forum: Family Planning   10-10-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By zippy_francis
Question: I am looking into natural family...

Question: I am looking into natural family planning as a form of birth control and need some good books to read up on and just some advice/been there done that sort of things.
 
I have been on...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-20-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,118
Posted By zippy_francis
Mine drink 99% of the time water. Occassoinaly...

Mine drink 99% of the time water. Occassoinaly they have rice milk or skim milk. They NEVER get soda, period. Every now and then they have UNsweetened tea (decaffinated) or some juice. We prefer the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-19-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,121
Posted By zippy_francis
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-18-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,121
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-06-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,607
Posted By zippy_francis
Ah the memories of pumping while working and...

Ah the memories of pumping while working and people walking in on me. It was so amusing to me, because I was never the cover up type and they knew the area was designated for my pumping so I always...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-08-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By zippy_francis
Thanks for this thread, it is a great reminder...

Thanks for this thread, it is a great reminder of how much us working moms do! And how tough it can be to leave the littles when we go out into the world. But the reality is, they are just fine....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 171
Posted By zippy_francis
We have a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. LOVE IT! I...

We have a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. LOVE IT!

I had never owned an SUV before and swore I never would. But I have 2 small kiddos and when I read about the safety features (5 star crash ratings) I was...
Forum: Family Safety   10-25-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By zippy_francis
It is so funny that you say that because I often...

It is so funny that you say that because I often wondered about people who have TONS of garbage in their car. Does it ever occur to them if they were in a wreck all that stuff will come flying at...
Forum: Television   10-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By zippy_francis
I saw it the other day. It was terrible, but at...

I saw it the other day. It was terrible, but at the same time like a huge train wreck. I couldn't NOT watch it. So I did. 30 minutes of my life I will never get back.

Amusing though, in its own...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By zippy_francis
Both my DD's help me in the kitchen. Whether...

Both my DD's help me in the kitchen. Whether cooking, baking or cleaning up. I tend to give them jobs that are age appropriate. Older DD likes to help measure and pour and of course stir things....
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By zippy_francis
Good question. I am interested to hear the...

Good question. I am interested to hear the responses. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif

Kind of seems like the chicken and the egg scenario.

But I have thought on both...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By zippy_francis
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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 903
Posted By zippy_francis
My dd is 3 and she goes to be around 8-8:30 and...

My dd is 3 and she goes to be around 8-8:30 and is usually up by 7:30, sometimes 7. She still needs a nap during the day, otherwise she is just a cranky mess. Some days she doesnt get a nap (the...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,081
Posted By zippy_francis
Also, wanted to add that I agree with pp. Be the...

Also, wanted to add that I agree with pp. Be the positive in her life. Be a good influence if even indirectly. Talk to her about safe behavior and show her that someone does care for her, by helping...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,081
Posted By zippy_francis
I would totally agree that situation is not...

I would totally agree that situation is not something I would want for my kids. But I agree with pp, what can CPS really do? There really isnt neglect. Bad choices by your sister and your dad, but...
Forum: Family Planning   09-25-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By zippy_francis
Thanks for that link, I will have to read more...

Thanks for that link, I will have to read more of the columns and get in on those forums! But the few columns I did read were hysterical...
Forum: Family Planning   09-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By zippy_francis
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Forum: Family Planning   09-23-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By zippy_francis
We have 2 wonderful DD's, however DH and I are...

We have 2 wonderful DD's, however DH and I are debating about a 3rd. Some days we cant imagine one more kid, we would be out numbered! And some days, we feel like there is just someone missing. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-21-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 704
Posted By zippy_francis
It is 77 day or night at our house during the...

It is 77 day or night at our house during the summer. And we live in Texas. During the winter it 68-70, day or night.
Forum: February 2011   09-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,888
Posted By zippy_francis
We had that with our first DD. At my 18 wk check...

We had that with our first DD. At my 18 wk check up and u/s for the gender they found she had enlarged kidney's. I happened to be at work, in the middle of a training meeting when I got the phone...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 391
Posted By zippy_francis
I have 2. My first I got on my 18th birthday. It...

I have 2. My first I got on my 18th birthday. It is a small purple flower, about the size of a quarter. I got it on my lower back on the right side above my butt. My best friend and I got matching...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 280
Posted By zippy_francis
These are all so awesome! Keep em coming...

These are all so awesome! Keep em coming ladies!! It is so great to have such inspirational people in our lives in all respects.

I have to agree with many pp, that some short lived relationships...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 280
Posted By zippy_francis
I just want to post and see what mom's out there...

I just want to post and see what mom's out there have as mentor/idol/hero or inspiration for parenting and motherhood.

So many times I hear and read about all the negative we have bombarding us...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-20-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By zippy_francis
Quote: Originally Posted by MadiMamacita...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadiMamacita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15758046)
i have learned through dealing with this...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By zippy_francis
I agree with pp, document EVERYTHING you can. It...

I agree with pp, document EVERYTHING you can. It is really the best way to go. People, hopefully with enough intelligence, will see past his/her lies (truthfully challenged-what I like to say).

I...
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