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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-30-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Summersquash
That is a very tough age for play!  We did a lot...

That is a very tough age for play!  We did a lot of water play - just filling up small containers with 1/2 inch of water, getting out sponges and letting her pour/mix/sponge as she wanted.  (put old...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Summersquash
DD only gets about 9 hours.  She is usually...

DD only gets about 9 hours.  She is usually asleep by 10 and up around 7.  She still naps a couple of hours in the afternoons.  I'm sure I could get her to bed earlier if I encouraged her to drop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Summersquash
I hope he feels better, poor little guy.     ...

I hope he feels better, poor little guy.  
 
The cool air really helps.  Not so easy in the summer, but when DD would wake up coughing in the night I would wrap her in her fleece blanket and stand...
Forum: November 2011   06-01-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,089
Posted By Summersquash
I found out yesterday...it is a BOY!  Everyone...

I found out yesterday...it is a BOY!  Everyone kept telling me they thought it was a boy...and they were right!  We are happy and excited.  
 
Not much of my girl stuff will work for him...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,929
Posted By Summersquash
Not terrible or anything, just silly...   ...

Not terrible or anything, just silly...
 
After a recent long drive in the car, I was speaking with my mother on the phone. 
 
Her: How did the trip go?
Me: Oh, it was fine, except that DD and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-15-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Summersquash
My aunt's spring vegetable pasta is delicious....

My aunt's spring vegetable pasta is delicious.  Basically, saute a few chopped leeks in olive oil, then add sliced yellow peppers, peapods, cut up asparagus, or whatever other fresh vegetables you...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   04-11-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,530
Posted By Summersquash
You also might want to check out Arlington....

You also might want to check out Arlington.  GREAT farmer's markets multiple times a week (and a monthly arts and crafts fair), public transit all over the place, and as of this week just getting a...
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Summersquash
Along the same lines...crying in her sleep....

Along the same lines...crying in her sleep.  She's only 2!  She shouldn't have to be sad in her dreams!!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-11-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,409
Posted By Summersquash
DD (28 months) is VERY cautious on our wooden...

DD (28 months) is VERY cautious on our wooden stairs.  She still holds my hand to go down, using the other hand to hold the railing.  She climbs up on her own but will only do it if I am behind her....
Forum: Family Planning   04-11-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By Summersquash
39 weeks, 5 days for me.

39 weeks, 5 days for me.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-06-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By Summersquash
It wouldn't bother me in the slightest and I...

It wouldn't bother me in the slightest and I would be excited to get to try some new items that I might not be familiar with.  I'd be thrilled to have dairy free items there because I would be able...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Summersquash
DD has a queen mattress on her floor.  I start...

DD has a queen mattress on her floor.  I start out the night with DH in our bed and then go in to DD when she calls out for me.  So DD and I wake up together in the mornings and she calls over the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,156
Posted By Summersquash
2 years later, I am pretty sure my rib cage is...

2 years later, I am pretty sure my rib cage is not going to get smaller again.  And I didn't think it was possible, but somehow my torso is longer than ever.  I have all these cute sweaters that I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Summersquash
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by melon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1306166/gendered-marketing-to-children#post_16361611)...
Forum: November 2011   03-30-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,184
Posted By Summersquash
This is a great thread!  You all eat very...

This is a great thread!  You all eat very healthfully!  I am still eating whatever sounds good because I am nauseous about 90% of the time.  I really enjoyed a crunchy green apple with some natural...
Forum: November 2011   03-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 399
Posted By Summersquash
I am very sorry for your loss. Hugs and peace to...

I am very sorry for your loss. Hugs and peace to you and your family.
Forum: November 2011   03-25-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,730
Posted By Summersquash
Hi and welcome to all the new ladies!  :)   ...

Hi and welcome to all the new ladies!  :)
 
Mal - congratulations on the heartrate and the baby's growth! 
 
Julie - That is such a bummer about that poor little sick kid.  :(  You must be so...
Forum: November 2011   03-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,730
Posted By Summersquash
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by willsmomm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: November 2011   03-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,730
Posted By Summersquash
Hi!  Can I join?  I'm Summersquash, age 32,...

Hi!  Can I join?  I'm Summersquash, age 32, pregnant with #2 and due 11/5/11.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
Mal85 - that is great that your m/s is starting to go away.  I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Summersquash
You're doing great Mama!!!  I also found that...

You're doing great Mama!!!  I also found that 4-6 month age to be tough to think of things to do with them.  As others have said, your baby is learning a lot from just being with you, watching you...
Forum: November 2011   03-23-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Summersquash
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif Spotting/bleeding can be so nervewracking, huh?  :(  I HATE going to the bathroom because I'm always afraid of what I will find.  The fact that you...
Forum: November 2011   03-22-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By Summersquash
Ooohhh!!!!  Congratulations!!!!!  That is SO...

Ooohhh!!!!  Congratulations!!!!!  That is SO exciting!
Forum: November 2011   03-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Summersquash
Citrus helps tremendously with my nausea.  I...

Citrus helps tremendously with my nausea.  I love to make a mix of 1/4 OJ, 3/4 water and sip that.
Forum: November 2011   03-15-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Summersquash
Hi ladies,   I hesitated to post this thread...

Hi ladies,
 
I hesitated to post this thread because I really don't like to draw attention to myself.  But I figure posting my experience might help or give hope to another woman who is going...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-10-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By Summersquash
When my DD was 7 months, we did storytime at the...

When my DD was 7 months, we did storytime at the library, a little baby tumbling class (SO fun! and she learned to both crawl and walk there, so it was definitely doing something good for her...
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