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Forum: Life with a Toddler   Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By pokeyac
Yep, it's definitely tough. You are doing a lot...

Yep, it's definitely tough. You are doing a lot of the childcare and housework and with a DP with crazy hours it can be tough to find time just to be together. Sounds pretty normal to me. We...
Forum: Queer Parenting   Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By pokeyac
My wife and I have struggled with this recently...

My wife and I have struggled with this recently ourselves. C is really attached to me and he was having tantrums and coming to me and generally wanting to be with me and pushing my wife away. She...
Forum: Queer Parenting   Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations on getting married lovestreet13! ...

Congratulations on getting married lovestreet13! :champagne It sounds lovely. I hear you on enjoying being pregnant. I didn't want it to end. It is very special so enjoy every last moment. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,368
Posted By pokeyac
The new DDC is open! :grin: Click here!...

The new DDC is open! :grin:

Click here! (http://www.mothering.com/forum/17769-january-2016-due-date-club/)
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-22-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By pokeyac
Oh, that makes sense! I'm sorry to hear that you...

Oh, that makes sense! I'm sorry to hear that you have to deal with that. It can make things very difficult. EWCM is egg white cervical mucus, it's the nice stretchy mucus you get when you're...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-21-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by IC. I...

I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by IC. I used metformin to get pregnant and it worked for me. It may do the trick for you too. All of the supplements your OB recommended are common ones...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By pokeyac
I got a handy sippy cup cleaner set from Oxo at...

I got a handy sippy cup cleaner set from Oxo at BuyBuyBaby. It has brushes for sippy cups, straw cups, etc. Very handy! My son is almost 2 and we still use straw cups but I am trying to transtion...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-20-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering and good luck in your TTC journey!

:w to Mothering and good luck in your TTC journey!
Forum: Doulas   05-20-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By pokeyac
It's fine to share information useful to other...

It's fine to share information useful to other doulas or doulas-to-be in this forum. :smile:
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-18-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By pokeyac
What did your OB recommend? Folic acid is key to...

What did your OB recommend? Folic acid is key to take because it can be taken 3 months before conceiving to have the best effect. I think preseed and raspberry leaf tea should be good things to add...
Forum: Lactivism   05-18-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By pokeyac
The rule is ridiculous! If your baby is with...

The rule is ridiculous! If your baby is with you, you don't need to pump. It's when your baby is not with you that you end up with a lot of pumped milk.
Forum: Family Safety   05-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By pokeyac
When you send in the registration card that comes...

When you send in the registration card that comes with the new product, they should notify you of any recalls. You can also sign up for alerts with CPSC.gov, the Consumer Product Safety Commission....
Forum: Single Parenting   05-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering! I have moved your thread to the...

:w to Mothering! I have moved your thread to the Single Parenting Forum where you should get more responses.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering Dude111! We are so glad you...

:w to Mothering Dude111! We are so glad you joined us and that you are enjoying the site so much!
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-13-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By pokeyac
:w and congratulations on your pregnancy...

:w and congratulations on your pregnancy kalechip! I hope you make it off the waiting list and are able to birth with a midwife. We haven't formed a January 2016 Due Date Club yet, but you can join...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-13-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering! We are so glad you are here! I...

:w to Mothering! We are so glad you are here! I hope you have lots of wonderful discussions here.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering foxmom! Thank you for joining...

:w to Mothering foxmom! Thank you for joining us! Please let us know if you need any help navigating the community.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-13-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering! I hope you find answers to your...

:w to Mothering! I hope you find answers to your questions.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-13-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations and :w to Mothering! We are so...

Congratulations and :w to Mothering! We are so glad you found us! Please let us know if you have any questions about navigating the community.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-13-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By pokeyac
I apologize for the rude and insensitive...

I apologize for the rude and insensitive comments. The member has been banned. They only commented to get the link to their website out there.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-12-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By pokeyac
I think katelove had some great ideas. I also...

I think katelove had some great ideas. I also think that they can start helping clean up after themselves. We have a little handheld vacuum and my son loves vacuums. When he makes a mess, we clean...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By pokeyac
I don't think you're crazy to be concerned. It...

I don't think you're crazy to be concerned. It doesn't sound like they used a low VOC finish. Did they inform the parents about what they were doing? Have they been trying to ventilate the rooms...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-11-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,031
Posted By pokeyac
dani2015 Do you plan on testing again tomorrow? ...

dani2015 Do you plan on testing again tomorrow? 13 DPO may still be early to get an accurate result. I had spotting before AF even when I was on progesterone but I didn't when I was pregnant.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-11-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By pokeyac
I don't know how PCOS affects OPK's, but there...

I don't know how PCOS affects OPK's, but there are other ways to predict ovulation. Some women use a ferning microscope. You can also check your cervical mucus, position and softness/firmness for...
Forum: Fertility   05-11-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By pokeyac
You can purchase OPK's at any pharmacy or Target,...

You can purchase OPK's at any pharmacy or Target, etc. Sometimes the prices are better online as well. I used the Clearblue digital tests because other tests ask you to compare a test line to a...
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