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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-23-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,368
Posted By lampeter
I have a small freezer and no microwave (read:...

I have a small freezer and no microwave (read: I'm forgetful and never remember to thaw things), but since the birth of my third child two months ago, I'm making better use of that small freezer and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,649
Posted By lampeter
My 3 and a half year old recently told me that...

My 3 and a half year old recently told me that when her little brother grows up he wants to be a "destruction worker". How apt. When she was a toddler, my favorite was "ringy" (raisin).
 
My 22...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By lampeter
I'm currently pregnant (2nd trimester) and...

I'm currently pregnant (2nd trimester) and nursing my 18 month old son. I also nursed my daughter through my son's pregnancy. I think I had a relatively easy time of it compared to most, but I do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By lampeter
My daughter is 3 1/2 now and has always enjoyed...

My daughter is 3 1/2 now and has always enjoyed playing with words in that way as well. Most amusingly, around age 2 she started putting a prefix "kin-" in front of any word she particularly liked,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-31-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,050
Posted By lampeter
I'm intrigued by the lavender oil idea. I never...

I'm intrigued by the lavender oil idea. I never know what to do about the nighttime pain.
 
During the day, ice works wonders.
 
Idea #1, for the younger crowd: Find someone who doesn't mind...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,996
Posted By lampeter
My husband likes to have meat-and-cheese...

My husband likes to have meat-and-cheese sandwiches for lunch sometimes, but deli meat can be expensive! Plus it's a serious sodium overload.
 
Once every couple months, we buy a whole pork loin...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 5,147
Posted By lampeter
I normally don't like things on facebook, but...

I normally don't like things on facebook, but this is an exception. A failed DIY-craigslist-balance bike fiasco left my daughter disappointed. I'd really like to win this one!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By lampeter
My son is similar. He has never consented to...

My son is similar. He has never consented to being laid down in a bassinet or crib. Finally, we dismantled the crib and laid the mattress and the bed slats on the floor. Like your daughter, he knows...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-14-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By lampeter
I say age-related phase. My daughter hit the...

I say age-related phase. My daughter hit the same sort of fan at that exact age. She is now less than 2 months from her third birthday, and we are seeing a lot of improvement as her communicative...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By lampeter
What methods do you use to teach your toddler to...

What methods do you use to teach your toddler to give his/her baby sibling some quiet space to go to sleep?
 
I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter whose version of quiet is loud fidgeting. Her 9 month...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By lampeter
When my daughter was that young, it was worth it...

When my daughter was that young, it was worth it to us to drive at night and catch up on sleep when we got to our destination. We would do her normal bedtime routine, nurse, then pop her in the car...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-01-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By lampeter
My daughter was 23 months when my son was born....

My daughter was 23 months when my son was born. They are now 2 and 3 months.
 
Like all aspects of parenting, tandem nursing seems to work on the "higher the highs, the lower the lows" principle....
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