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Forum: Parenting   11-24-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By leigh09
My kids are 5, 4, and 2.  hide and seek is a...

My kids are 5, 4, and 2.  hide and seek is a daily favourite here - we literally play every non-school morning.  If you have a space where you aren't worried about breakables, tag is also fun.  (we...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-18-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By leigh09
Oh, one more comment - my first child was gone...

Oh, one more comment - my first child was gone to the hospital nursery after his birth, just to get checked over.  This was the most unnerving part of my c/s with him.  I thought I had a baby, but...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-18-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By leigh09
hugs to you, it can be difficult when your birth...

hugs to you, it can be difficult when your birth doesn't go the way you dreamed of.
 
With my first baby, I wanted a natural, unmedicated birth.  In a hospital though, just in case.  My baby has...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-18-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By leigh09
Maybe a late comment, but this is my two cents: ...

Maybe a late comment, but this is my two cents:
 
I do love some of the Melaleuca products.  They work well.  However it is ridiculously expense.  There is no need to join their monthly buying...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,003
Posted By leigh09
Our school and many others in the area have a...

Our school and many others in the area have a "balanced school day".  Their day is broken into thirds - the have the first third, break for 1st lunch, the second third then break for 2nd lunch, the...
Forum: Women's Health   09-08-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By leigh09
That is normal - the nurse doesn't want to hold...

That is normal - the nurse doesn't want to hold any liability for giving test results over the phone.  She will even tell you this when everything is perfectly fine.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-30-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By leigh09
We're in a similar situation ... my dh is...

We're in a similar situation ... my dh is diabetic, off wheat & dairy, I have a son who is lactose intolerant, and I don't use any soy products (out of choice.)
Our basics are:
Breakfast - eggs or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-24-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By leigh09
Through my first trimester with my oldest ... he...

Through my first trimester with my oldest ... he is now five years old and completely healthy!
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By leigh09
It is concerning that your baby is dropping so...

It is concerning that your baby is dropping so much in weight.  I have had all small babies, my doctors & lc all said it doesn't matter what the percentile is, as long as it's consistent.
 
One...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-14-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By leigh09
i find i drink a lot of diet pop when i'm trying...

i find i drink a lot of diet pop when i'm trying to lose weight.  it is not because the pop helps with weight loss, it is simply because i am substituting one weight gaining habit (snacking) with a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-13-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By leigh09
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Quote:Originally Posted by TreyaJames http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By leigh09
I have a 4, 3, and 1 year old.  This is our...

I have a 4, 3, and 1 year old.  This is our approach to food with my 4 & 3 year old (my one year old eats everything he can put in his mouth):
 
1.  We eat at meal and snack time.  If they are...
Forum: Dental   11-22-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By leigh09
I'm for selective x-rays ... I can see them on...

I'm for selective x-rays ... I can see them on occasion to ensure the teeth have grown in fine, and if there is any major issues in my kids mouths.  But I had a former dentist who used to x-ray...
Forum: Women's Health   11-18-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 85,152
Posted By leigh09
This thread has me reading up on cell salts....

This thread has me reading up on cell salts.  Our naturopath had my dd on mag-phos as an infant, it worked well, and that has been our only experience with using them.  I knew nothing about there...
Forum: Women's Health   11-17-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By leigh09
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Forum: Traditional Foods   11-16-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By leigh09
I'm watching this thread ...    Oddly...

I'm watching this thread ... 
 
Oddly enough, we have had three children and conceived them all on metformin.  My symptoms are back in full force.  My dr could care less because we aren't TTC....
Forum: Women's Health   11-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By leigh09
We don't have experience with this ... my son's...

We don't have experience with this ... my son's preschool is big on regular handwashing.  I am right with you on not using hand sanitizers regularly on kids.  One of my kids still regularly puts her...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By leigh09
i am wondering the same thing ... our kids are...

i am wondering the same thing ... our kids are currently 4, 3, and 1.  if we had another i would do it sooner than later.  i would rather just get the baby phase out of the way and be done with it...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By leigh09
My friend told me the third baby is the easiest:...

My friend told me the third baby is the easiest:
 
the first was hard because honestly, we had no idea what we were doing.  we thought we did, but still had to figure it all out.
the second was...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By leigh09
1.  What to say to other kids about Santa   ...

1.  What to say to other kids about Santa
 
I never instructed my kids about this.  They have read Christmas books, movies, and such with Santa in it.  As far as they are concerned, Santa belongs...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-15-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By leigh09
my family doesn't get the flu shot.  i know the...

my family doesn't get the flu shot.  i know the flu comes down hard on some people but ... i can't see how a shot that might prevent some strains of the flu is of any real benefit.  no one honestly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By leigh09
my dd was loud when she was two.  it seemed the...

my dd was loud when she was two.  it seemed the more it frustrated me, the louder she would get ... maybe that was just my perception.  She really couldn't have been doing it on purpose, right?
 ...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-15-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By leigh09
 Quote:I am seriously considering just...



Quote:I am seriously considering just putting down a garbage bag under our sheets.  Help!
 
 



We have waterproof mattress covers on all the mattresses at this time ... my oldest kids...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By leigh09
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We have the same situation with our kids here, and follow the same guidelines about eating good foods before treats.
Our kids ask us...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-28-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By leigh09
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