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Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mamakitsune
Also about too much toys- That is one of my...

Also about too much toys- That is one of my issues with the kid stuff. They have some really great toys, puzzles, games and art materials- what I tend to invest in- but they also have A LOT of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By mamakitsune
Babysmurf & Mamapigeon just posting here got me...

Babysmurf & Mamapigeon just posting here got me motivated, lol! I read about going through and getting rid of stuff first, THEN organizing. I think my mistake in the past may have been trying to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By mamakitsune
Has anyone ever just done a major overhaul on...

Has anyone ever just done a major overhaul on their living space? I know most of us are in the same boat, as moms who are mostly is not totally responsible for keeping the house in order & clean....
Forum: Childbirth Educators   04-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By mamakitsune
What lead you to become a CBE? How successful...

What lead you to become a CBE? How successful have you been in your community? How did you begin to obtain clients and get more exposure? Do you do mostly one-on-one education with couples/mamas or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By mamakitsune
Wondering if any other mamas noticed a shift in...

Wondering if any other mamas noticed a shift in attitude and energy with their children about birthdays and holidays/special days as their kids got older. When I first became a mom I wanted to focus...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By mamakitsune
My DSS has had chronic ear infections since he...

My DSS has had chronic ear infections since he was a baby. he is 7 going on 8 now, and has multiple operations to get ear tubes in and has had complications like a burst ear drum in the past because...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you for the response- She does not work...

Thank you for the response- She does not work with young moms, or anything regarding young parents, low income, reproductive health, or pregnancy. I would be more understanding if that was the case....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By mamakitsune
I have a friend I've known more or less since I...

I have a friend I've known more or less since I was 14, They were my sister's best friend growing up and she is more like family than a close friend- she stayed in touch with me long after my sister...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 976
Posted By mamakitsune
I wear makeup, I go for the vegan/cruelty...

I wear makeup, I go for the vegan/cruelty free/mineral brands. I only wear it when I am out of the house (and not always), and more often in the winter months then in the summer when I've gotten...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By mamakitsune
Gitanamama-I totally relate! I guess that's...

Gitanamama-I totally relate! I guess that's where I'm coming from- actually it's probably where both me AND DH are coming from, but we just deal with it differently. I'm trying to be proactive (I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you all for the insight... I do agree that...

Thank you all for the insight... I do agree that a lot of it probably stems from the financial and planning aspect of food stressing him out, and that he has more or less gotten used to food just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mamakitsune
The interview went amazing! I was actually...

The interview went amazing! I was actually pretty proud of myself- it's been soooo long since I interviewed and I was totally confident and at ease- perhaps the  value of being ok if you "don't get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-25-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mamakitsune
MeepyCat- My thoughts exactly! even if DH were...

MeepyCat- My thoughts exactly! even if DH were to still take an extra job here & there, it would be nice to tack that on to a reliable 3-400 froma steady job, we could start paying some debts or...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-25-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mamakitsune
Ahhh! Nerves! And uncertainty!   I have a...

Ahhh! Nerves! And uncertainty!
 
I have a job interview tomorrow that was totally unexpected. I hadn't been actively looking for a job,  a few months ago we were really stressed about money and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By mamakitsune
I am posting this here because I wasn't quite...

I am posting this here because I wasn't quite sure where this fit- It sort of has to do with family nutrition, meals, and 'parents as partners' and 'mental health'....  
 
Nourishing my family has...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By mamakitsune
Hehee, I should probably stop begrudging my DH...

Hehee, I should probably stop begrudging my DH for not helping more with those sorts of things... 
 
This one is actually about my dad, because I still feel bad for my mom! My dad is awesome at so...
Forum: Gardening   02-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you all- Yes I assume the cost will be...

Thank you all- Yes I assume the cost will be highest this year because I didn't have my own compost from this past year. I plan to in the future! I only planned on fertilizer where needed/ if...
Forum: Gardening   02-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By mamakitsune
Excited to plant a garden this year, planning on...

Excited to plant a garden this year, planning on doing square foot method this year because my rental already has 3 8x4 ft raised beds!! This will be my third spring in this house, first spring I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you Michelle and A&A- while I totally...

Thank you Michelle and A&A- while I totally agree with not forcing a partner to change/ expecting them to change/ etc, and just embodying what I want to change & be, I also think there is a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By mamakitsune
*edited for privacy

*edited for privacy
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-08-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By mamakitsune
Totally there. With revising, making things work...

Totally there. With revising, making things work in the "now". I always wanted to live a more self sustaining lifestyle, and at one point I was a single mom with two young kids trying to make a go...
Forum: Mental Health   02-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By mamakitsune
This is a good informational article by...

This is a good informational article by herbalist Susun Weed: 
 
http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Depression-Weed.htm
Forum: Mental Health   02-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By mamakitsune
Hi there! I am a mama to 4 boys (3 bio, 1 step)...

Hi there! I am a mama to 4 boys (3 bio, 1 step) ages 19 mos, 6, 7, & 8. I had my first when I was 22. I dealt with major depression since my teens (wait, probably didn't deal so much, more or less...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-27-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By mamakitsune
Wondering if any other vegans/ vegetarian mamas...

Wondering if any other vegans/ vegetarian mamas have issues with soy? I have been struggling to be a vegetarian/vegan (Hard to convert DH/kids, stick with it, I am a SAHM so DH holds the purse...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By mamakitsune
Thank you quirkylayne & curebaby (& apeydef!) I...

Thank you quirkylayne & curebaby (& apeydef!) I had a few emails exchanged with his teacher and he will see the school counselor some time this week. I talked to him about it, that they are there to...
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