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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-14-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,227
Posted By 4midablemama
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-08-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,507
Posted By 4midablemama
I'm sorry, but the second he started picking on...

I'm sorry, but the second he started picking on my three year-old, whether she was a "rat-bag" or not, I would've been out the door so fast he wouldn't have seen me for my con trail. She is your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-29-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By 4midablemama
Babies that age react to things that make them...

Babies that age react to things that make them unhappy-pain, hunger, discomfort, frustration-but I wouldn't call it throwing a "temper tantrum" because to me, that implies that the child knows that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-13-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By 4midablemama
Ah, I gotcha. Thanks for clearing that...

Ah, I gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up-blessings to you and the wee one to be!
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By 4midablemama
Why would you need to make your own? The...

Why would you need to make your own? The hospitals here provide them, and I thought that was the norm everywhere.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-09-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By 4midablemama
My daughter ended up with a pacifier at about 2...

My daughter ended up with a pacifier at about 2 weeks old when our LLC told me no, it wasn't normal for her to be nursing for two and three hours at a time, around the clock. She never cared much...
Forum: Family Safety   06-04-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By 4midablemama
We've had three Graco Nautilus now-2 car...

We've had three Graco Nautilus now-2 car accidents, replaced two seats for my daughter and 1 for my son-and they are great seats. Until I started looking into buying our first Nautilus, I had no...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,604
Posted By 4midablemama
Depends. I pick things up for my mom at her...

Depends. I pick things up for my mom at her doctor's office a lot, and it's never more than a run in, run out thing. If I can get the space right in front of the door, where I can keep my eye on the...
Forum: Activism and News   01-26-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By 4midablemama
It was the same old, same old. A lot of talk...

It was the same old, same old. A lot of talk that will result in little to no action. In 3 1/2 years, he has accomplished very little and ruined a whole heck of a lot, and nothing in the SOTU did...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-24-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 1,606
Posted By 4midablemama
      microwaves - daily, but just for...


 
 
microwaves - daily, but just for boiling small amounts of water and defrosting stuff, and ALWAYS in glass containers.  
 
fluoride - It's in our water and in our toothpaste. It's not of...
Forum: Doulas   01-23-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By 4midablemama
A doula's not necessarily there to ensure that...

A doula's not necessarily there to ensure that your baby's born without medication. A doula is an advocate, she's someone who can help you work through decisions when you are in labor, someone who...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By 4midablemama
One thing I-as a veteran of two very positive...

One thing I-as a veteran of two very positive hospital births AND as the sister of a nurse-would recommend is to keep your birth plan short. Nurses are pressed for time, they haven't got 20 minutes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By 4midablemama
I love Aldi for things like frozen chicken-they...

I love Aldi for things like frozen chicken-they are close to $3.00 cheaper than my favorite grocery store, AND there's more in the bag. 
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,241
Posted By 4midablemama
My daughter was born bang on her due date, at a...

My daughter was born bang on her due date, at a normal weight, and if I remember correctly, she still had just barely cracked 20 lbs. when she was your son's age. She was born long and slender, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-01-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By 4midablemama
One of my favorite frustrated parent quotes is...

One of my favorite frustrated parent quotes is "We spend the first 18 months trying to get them to walk and talk, and the next 18 years trying to get them to sit down and be quiet!"
My daughter...
Forum: Parenting   12-22-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By 4midablemama
I try not to keep a lot of real sweets in the...

I try not to keep a lot of real sweets in the house, because my kids are just 5 and 3, and I really don't expect them to be able to make the decision that that chocolate cake that mommy left out on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 235
Posted By 4midablemama
I have the groovy 1970's, disco-ball star that...

I have the groovy 1970's, disco-ball star that several other people here have. Everybody else in my family thinks that it's the ugliest thing they have ever seen, but I adore it. I didn't get to put...
Forum: Family Planning   12-21-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By 4midablemama
I would hit the ER, pronto. You might be...

I would hit the ER, pronto. You might be pregnant, or you might have a perforation or an infection or something else equally dismal.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-20-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By 4midablemama
I'm not sure I would even be willing to pay the...

I'm not sure I would even be willing to pay the rent. Seems to me that your MIL is a grown woman, and as long as her mental issues aren't causing her to be a danger to herself or anyone else, she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 620
Posted By 4midablemama
My three year-old is another one who doesn't...

My three year-old is another one who doesn't like to sit in a stationary vehicle, so after a few weeks of him screaming bloody murder while we waited for his sister in the afternoons, I scouted a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-20-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By 4midablemama
I've always been told that the rule of thumb is...

I've always been told that the rule of thumb is a new needle every time you start on a new project, so maybe replacing your needle again would help. 
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By 4midablemama
Yup, got one of those, myself. I feel your pain. 

Yup, got one of those, myself. I feel your pain. 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-12-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By 4midablemama
I remember they had this on television as a...

I remember they had this on television as a Christmas special a few years back; haven't seen it since, maybe it wasn't commercial enough to suit, but I seem to remember my older kids really enjoyed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-12-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By 4midablemama
She's actually a friend of my cousins'...around...

She's actually a friend of my cousins'...around three months pregnant, seriously depressed, cries constantly. The doctors are telling her to take Zoloft, but she's terrified to because of the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,961
Posted By 4midablemama
From what I remember, my son started saying his...

From what I remember, my son started saying his own name at around two. He's Silas (came out "Shy-yash" at first, it was so cute!) and I think the "s" at either end was tricky for him. He used my...
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