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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 2,961
Posted By aidenn
Followed the directions!  Excited to have a...

Followed the directions!  Excited to have a chance to try out Oak Meadow!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By aidenn
My opinion? I think it's a stability...

My opinion?

I think it's a stability issue.  Babies on their backs (even for a diaper change) flail.  It's an unnatural position for us biologically -  our organs are exposed and we are...
Forum: Pets   09-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By aidenn
It really would be a gamble to see if the carpet...

It really would be a gamble to see if the carpet cleaner would be enough to get rid of the cat smell.  I think it's a necessary step at this point, regardless.
 
Cat urine smell, especially male...
Forum: Pets   09-30-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By aidenn
Is the smell of cat urine coming from inside or...

Is the smell of cat urine coming from inside or outside the home?  You mention the outdoor cat and the indoor dog stains, but I am unclear where the actual smell is emanating from.
 
If it is...
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,946
Posted By aidenn
I love these confession threads.  I feel so...

I love these confession threads.  I feel so connected to other moms who struggle with these things too!
 
I don't mind the zoo or the amusement and/or water parks.  I don't mind cooking or baking...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-04-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By aidenn
We've been happy with DiscoutSchoolSupply in the...

We've been happy with DiscoutSchoolSupply in the past, both when I worked in the children's department of a library, and as a homeschooling mum.
 
Fine Art supplies are usually purchased at our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 9,017
Posted By aidenn
As someone just embarking on homeschooling my...

As someone just embarking on homeschooling my kindergartener, I've had to rededicate myself to many of these principles.  My current favorites from the list include
 

Follow interests and weave...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-03-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By aidenn
Volusia doesn't have anything Waldorf-specific...

Volusia doesn't have anything Waldorf-specific that I am aware of, but you'll find a fairly active homeschool community, both on the East and West sides of the county.  I live in DeLand on the West...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By aidenn
A big one for us, surprisingly was local...

A big one for us, surprisingly was local CraigsList postings in the metro areas you are interested in.  Recruiters often post positions they are scouting for in there and my husband's only callbacks...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   07-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By aidenn
If you adopt through the state foster/adopt...

If you adopt through the state foster/adopt route, there was no vax requirement mentioned at that time, for kids who are already legally yours (thru birth or adoption).

My kids go to Central...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   07-03-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By aidenn
I am from a little bit further out, in DeLand,...

I am from a little bit further out, in DeLand, but all of our social life runs in Seminole and Orange counties. I have lived here for 8 years now and short of my LLL friends, I get worried about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By aidenn
First of all, I agree with zebra15 about...

First of all, I agree with zebra15 about speaking with an attorney.  However, I spent a lot of time researching message boards like this so I knew the exact questions that I wanted to ask the atty...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-22-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By aidenn
I do the same thing as mumkimum!  13 gallon...

I do the same thing as mumkimum!  13 gallon lidded kitchen trash bin is kept in our garage.  We scoop littler daily into an old paint bucket and dump the pain bucket into the lidded bin.  Once a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By aidenn
My experience in Florida is iffy in this...

My experience in Florida is iffy in this situation.  They do look at the past 30 days of income *paid*, so the gap for the month may qualify you for food stamps.  However, in Florida, it can take up...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-20-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By aidenn
If your ped. isn't overly concerned, I wouldn't...

If your ped. isn't overly concerned, I wouldn't sweat it too much.
 
My older DD was 13 months when I became pregnant with my newest DD.  My older DD is a picky eater (and always has been), and I...
Forum: Lactivism   08-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By aidenn
I read an article...

I read an article (http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/05/ff_milk/) on this not so long ago on Wired.  I have donated my milk in the past to non-profit milk banks, but I see the appeal for selling it...
Forum: February 2011   04-12-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By aidenn
I don't use a paci but I do have a swing.  We...

I don't use a paci but I do have a swing.  We don't turn the swing on, but we use it to keep her side-lying during naps.  I know you are against swings as a substitute parent, but you may want to...
Forum: February 2011   03-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By aidenn
We still haven't found any.  Seriously, I don't...

We still haven't found any.  Seriously, I don't mean to sound lazy, but I can't even find it on any of the drugstore's websites, like Walgreens.com.  They have the concentrate on their website but...
Forum: February 2011   03-23-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By aidenn
Well, I'm not experienced since Jeni is only my...

Well, I'm not experienced since Jeni is only my second child, but I'll share what's been going on so far.
 
I totally leave the girls together if I have to shower or something.  Normally Jeni is...
Forum: February 2011   03-23-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By aidenn
I know!  Jeni is 5 weeks and hers is just...

I know!  Jeni is 5 weeks and hers is just beginning to clear.  I know it's not bugging her, but I won't lie, the looks I am getting from strangers is rough.  I think they assume I'm not bathing her...
Forum: February 2011   03-17-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By aidenn
I love his little nose!  Such lovely photos and...

I love his little nose!  Such lovely photos and an inspiring story after all of your hardship!!  Congrats, Pixie!!
Forum: February 2011   03-16-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By aidenn
Okay, so I know you're not supposed to give it...

Okay, so I know you're not supposed to give it to them before 2 months anyways, but I cannot find the generic infant Tylenol anywhere.  I've been to 7 stores in our area and they are all out.  We...
Forum: February 2011   03-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,258
Posted By aidenn
Sarah - When do you size down from NB period to...

Sarah - When do you size down from NB period to regular baby period?  Jenevieve is a little chunkamuffin so we're getting ready to buy some size 2 covers already.  Jeni has regular times when she...
Forum: February 2011   03-16-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By aidenn
When I wasn't tandem nursing, I would block feed...

When I wasn't tandem nursing, I would block feed and express the let down (tingly sensation) into a prefold.  Just like the other mamas are doing!  Sometimes I would also pump and let her nurse...
Forum: February 2011   03-13-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By aidenn
I am at 4 weeks with some spotting and one...

I am at 4 weeks with some spotting and one watered down small gush around 10am (is it weird it's at the same time each day?!)  Last time I stopped at around 3 weeks, but I am worried I'm still going...
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