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Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   10-16-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By happyblessedmama
Public schools in ANC very widely depending on...

Public schools in ANC very widely depending on the area they draw from. Some are great, some aren't. We live in SE anchorage and are happy where we landed. We have one kid in an optional (ABC...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   10-16-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By happyblessedmama
Providence is not a natural birth haven at all....

Providence is not a natural birth haven at all. My most recent baby was born in 2012 (during transition to the new unit) and was a necessary c section, all that said, it was pretty standard hospital...
Forum: C-section Birth   03-28-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By happyblessedmama
I have had two c sections, my sixth and seventh...

I have had two c sections, my sixth and seventh babies, and did not have any back pain after either. I did have back pain for a long time following the vaginal birth of my first kiddo, but I had an...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By happyblessedmama
Seriously? Eagle river does not lack the...

Seriously? Eagle river does not lack the problems of anchorage, it's just 20 minutes away...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-23-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By happyblessedmama
Agree with nanny or home daycare provider.

Agree with nanny or home daycare provider.
Forum: Fertility   12-22-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By happyblessedmama
Fertility returned at 10 mos post #1 11 mos...

Fertility returned at
10 mos post #1
11 mos post #2
13 mos post #3
9 months (following a hospitalization for me, we kept nursing but my cycles were there
5 months after baby 5
5 months after...
Forum: Spirituality   12-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By happyblessedmama
Just subbing and saying hello!

Just subbing and saying hello!
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By happyblessedmama
Oh my goodness, that's awful.....

Oh my goodness, that's awful.....
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-09-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By happyblessedmama
My parents commuted for 27 years. The drives...

My parents commuted for 27 years. The drives frequently involved accidents and avoiding accidents due to inclement weather and people inexperienced in winter driving conditions. There are more...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-05-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By happyblessedmama
I mainly never out baby down. I wore her almost...

I mainly never out baby down. I wore her almost all the time to make up for the separation at birth. Today she is an amazing eight year old!
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-02-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By happyblessedmama
I grew up in a commuting family and honestly...

I grew up in a commuting family and honestly can't recommend it if you have the choice. 2 hours a day spent in your car, more if there's bad weather...

We live in south anchorage and I can't say...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-01-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By happyblessedmama
What was the bad experience at LaTouche? I have...

What was the bad experience at LaTouche? I have had good experiences with them so I'm interested in knowing.
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By happyblessedmama
With only one kiddo I think it wouldn't be too...

With only one kiddo I think it wouldn't be too hard to get him suited up and outside even for just 10-20 minutes even on a cold day. I used to live in western Alaska and there, the kids from...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-09-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 523
Posted By happyblessedmama
it was! I went last year with our older kids so...

it was! I went last year with our older kids so it was dh's turn this year. It's fun to go with the older group. We ended up going Monday and it was pretty windy, but we had the baby in fleece and...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-08-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 523
Posted By happyblessedmama
Ummm.....we took our older kids one day but i...

Ummm.....we took our older kids one day but i didnt feel compelled to mention that! No, I don't take the 2 and 3 year olds along with everyone else. Why would I drag seven kids to the fair and...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 523
Posted By happyblessedmama
I'm here... I don't formally homeschool, but we...

I'm here... I don't formally homeschool, but we do a lot of extra at-home learning and I do with my non-school aged kiddos.
 
Decluttering - yes.
 
I plan to hit the fair today... only day we...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   05-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By happyblessedmama
How are we all enjoying the month of May, AK...

How are we all enjoying the month of May, AK moms? I'm loving it, mostly even though the weather hasn't been outright fabulous. We just finished planting flowers and strawberries.
Forum: C-section Birth   05-18-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By happyblessedmama
I was able to with my second (planned, non...

I was able to with my second (planned, non emergency) section. It wasn't on my mind during the emergency c.
Forum: Spirituality   04-17-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,311
Posted By happyblessedmama
Waiting for the new thread... But! My...

Waiting for the new thread... But!

My parish has an excellent moms group... What about bbqs at an outdoor park? Any of you have a large house? Parish hall available for a potluck?
Forum: Spirituality   04-10-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,311
Posted By happyblessedmama
So I see this thread hasnt been posted to since...

So I see this thread hasnt been posted to since 1/29.... Where's the new one, or is this it?
Forum: C-section Birth   03-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By happyblessedmama
I had mine at 40+1

I had mine at 40+1
Forum: C-section Birth   03-17-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By happyblessedmama
I had a planned repeat section 4 days ago. So...

I had a planned repeat section 4 days ago. So far the recovery has been much less painful than with my emergency c. I'm able to do more, with less pain. Which isn't saying much as I'm deliberately...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-17-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By happyblessedmama
I had a completely unmediated birth at...

I had a completely unmediated birth at providence in 2004. Granted we were a birth center transfer that arrived at 9+ cm and pushing. I didn't get any flack after the fact except from the...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-17-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By happyblessedmama
Jumping in to say we just welcomed our seventh...

Jumping in to say we just welcomed our seventh kiddo this week. What a great time of year to have a baby! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By happyblessedmama
this winter is feelingt like itll never end to...

this winter is feelingt like itll never end to me...
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