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Forum: Allergies   04-19-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By poorlittlefish
Met with the ped today.  All the specific...

Met with the ped today.  All the specific allergy tests came back negative--egg, soy, milk, fish, wheat, sesame etc. We are waiting for the results on the celiac blood test but we have an...
Forum: Allergies   04-18-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By poorlittlefish
Thanks again. I don't know what to think, maybe...

Thanks again. I don't know what to think, maybe I am barking up the wrong tree with the food sensitivities thing.  I just thought that because there was such a difference made when we quit milk. 
 ...
Forum: Allergies   04-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By poorlittlefish
I have a follow up appointment on Friday but I...

I have a follow up appointment on Friday but I got the test results, her IGE result was 5, which from what I understand is a negative.  Are there questions I should be asking on Friday in light of...
Forum: Allergies   04-16-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By poorlittlefish
Thanks, guys. I appreciate your responses.  We...

Thanks, guys.
I appreciate your responses.  We are going in today for a lab test.  I just want answers!
Forum: Allergies   04-16-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By poorlittlefish
Thank you for your reply.  The one thing that in...

Thank you for your reply.  The one thing that in the back of my mind that is pushing me towards the blood test is that she has had actual reactions to a couple of things.  We fed her fish sticks for...
Forum: Allergies   04-15-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By poorlittlefish
I am just looking for some thoughts and...

I am just looking for some thoughts and guidance.  Until 1 month ago, I worked full time and my kids went to daycare.  I quit my job to stay home and since then have been a bit alarmed by my 22...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-24-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By poorlittlefish
I hate my job.  Well, actually, I am totally...

I hate my job.  Well, actually, I am totally indifferent and not into it at all.  I moved jobs shortly before my DD2 (18mths) was born and that just made it worse.  Not very feminist of me but I...
Forum: Homebirth   12-21-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,315
Posted By poorlittlefish
I always wonder about these posts, when momma's...

I always wonder about these posts, when momma's are asking for good stories and encouragement to do a homebirth where risk factors are involved.  All over MDC, people tout "listening to your gut and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-20-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By poorlittlefish
Ha! I was just thinking about this myself-making...

Ha! I was just thinking about this myself-making my menu plan and stuff.  I don't know.  I just typically try to stay out of Target and that usually keeps me out of trouble :)
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-15-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By poorlittlefish
Hi there, That is rough, I know.  My DD is...

Hi there,
That is rough, I know.  My DD is 17months old and has been going through some serious separation anxiety.  I personally would chalk it up to a stage and wait it out.  If your gut tells...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,217
Posted By poorlittlefish
I am researching this for the first time and am...

I am researching this for the first time and am trying to learn as I go.  I am not looking for organic, just healthy beef that has been raised well and treated well.  I am just wondering, what kind...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-16-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By poorlittlefish
While I am glad that you found something that...

While I am glad that you found something that works for your baby and your family, commercial formula is NOT crap.  It keeps babies alive and fed when their mom's can't nurse, are dealing with low...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-13-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 82,948
Posted By poorlittlefish
My favorite:   2 Cups black beans ( soak...

My favorite:
 
2 Cups black beans ( soak overnight, then throw them in or use canned)
Can of Corn
Some chicken (doesn't need this though, you could just add more beans)
I jar salsa
 
If the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-07-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,351
Posted By poorlittlefish
As a mother to 2 daughters and someone with a...

As a mother to 2 daughters and someone with a poor body image, I can only image in how you must feel and disagree so strongly with the people that are saying the she is heathy at her weight and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-28-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By poorlittlefish
What works for us is that I bring her into her...

What works for us is that I bring her into her room, settle her on her bed and tell her to come out when she can be calm.  I don't shut the door or treat it as a timeout, but more a cooling off...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By poorlittlefish
Wow I agree with YF.  What unhelpful, guilt...

Wow I agree with YF.  What unhelpful, guilt inducing advice, Forever.  Geez. You responded to a post of mine a while back about breastfeeding and never have I had someone on Mothering respond in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By poorlittlefish
These prices are before the discount, just...

These prices are before the discount, just regular non-sale prices. 
 
This is really opening my eyes....we are members of Costco too but I haven't gone since he started at Target.  I might run...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By poorlittlefish
That suprises me, I am in MN and would assume...

That suprises me, I am in MN and would assume prices on the east coast would be more expensive....but....hmmm.  I guess I will have to check out some other stores.  I just assumed that since I get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By poorlittlefish
So, I need some help from you experienced frugal...

So, I need some help from you experienced frugal mama's.  We not too long ago bought a deep freezer and I am trying to learn to use it.  I made a list of the items that for our family, make the most...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By poorlittlefish
Are you concerned that working as a nurse you...

Are you concerned that working as a nurse you might come in contact with something and bring it home?  I am a vaxer but putting your baby in daycare and your profession would cause me to vaccinate.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By poorlittlefish
Hi!   I would be a bit concerned about the...

Hi!
 
I would be a bit concerned about the food poisoning thing and would mention it to my MIL again.  The rest, I would let go.  Honestly.  I agree with the above poster, when I read about your...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By poorlittlefish
Does anyone do that?  Can you recommend a farm...

Does anyone do that?  Can you recommend a farm in MN?
 
My DH and I are talking about doing this and I am wondering, is it cheaper than buying from the store or is it more of a quality thing?  I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-06-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By poorlittlefish
This is my opinion only, so take it for what it...

This is my opinion only, so take it for what it is.  Commercial formula has been tested to be nutritionally complete and babies can grow and thrive on it.  I am very leary of homemade formulas and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-02-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By poorlittlefish
Have you been checked for PPD?  I honestly don't...

Have you been checked for PPD?  I honestly don't think that it is normal to be this upset about getting an epidural.  I don't mean that in a harsh way but you have a healthy baby, isn't that all...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By poorlittlefish
Thanks, ladies.  I have a well baby in a few...

Thanks, ladies.  I have a well baby in a few weeks with my ped for my other daughter.  I will mention it to her at that time and see what she says.
 
Meemee, I like what you said about believe...
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