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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-01-2016, 05:57 PM
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Posted By motherhendoula
Syracuse?

My daughter is having her first in Syracuse in Feb 2017. She has some medical issues and has elected to have a C-section - rather than risk exacerbating her condition - but she originally started...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-06-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By motherhendoula
Natural Birth and Crohns Disease

Im writing for my daughter who is due at the end of Feb with her first baby. She has peri/anal fistulating Crohns Disease - she wanted to have this baby vaginally and most doctors (her GI, her MW,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By motherhendoula
wow - thanks for all the positive responses guys!...

wow - thanks for all the positive responses guys! at this point - he doesnt seem too disturbed by it - except that he says things like - 'no i didnt wet the bed - i was just still wet from the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By motherhendoula
Bed Wetting at six?

i am over 45 and when i was a girl children who wet the bed were quietly taken to a psychologist - now i have a six yr old son - who wets the bed probably twice a week or so. Im reading that this...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-22-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,019
Posted By motherhendoula
im in the exact same boat Mamade Rumi - my son...

im in the exact same boat Mamade Rumi - my son will be 6 in a month - we have been co sleeping since he was born - he was huge and by 1 yr he was in a twin - us in our queen - it worked great for...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   09-26-2015, 08:11 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By motherhendoula
booster seat in TN and N. AL

Hi - im going to be visiting my brother in Florence AL for x-mas this year - we are flying from Newark to Nashville - renting a car at the airport and driving 2 hours south to AL - my son is 5 yrs...
Forum: Diapering   11-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By motherhendoula
Need some new ideas!

I have an enormous toddler - well, hes 4....(and nearly 80lbs) he has been in and out of cloth diapers his entire life - i make some, he grows out of them....i buy disposables....i get lazy, then...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By motherhendoula
Hold on Mommy 68 - im in the same boat you...

Hold on Mommy 68 - im in the same boat you are...(I also have a 19 yr old and a 16 yr old ) ...and THEY trained by 3! My youngest is 4 and has never - not once - gone in the potty, or toilet. He...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By motherhendoula
We use condoms - as my husband says "i dont care...

We use condoms - as my husband says "i dont care what i have to wear to the party ....im just glad im invited." :grin:
Forum: Potty Learning   06-20-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By motherhendoula
Thanks for your reply - it makes sense to stand...

Thanks for your reply - it makes sense to stand firm - i know i recently weaned him and he was totally fine with it - never even seemed upset -= surprised the %^&* out of ME!!! - i was certain i was...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By motherhendoula
Potty Training help - my son is nearly 4

And he has never ever - not even once gone in teh potty or toilet. He is a really big kid - (currently 70 lbs and 45" tall - will be 4 in Aug.) so when he was about 16, 17 months old i had him...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By motherhendoula
I started sewing dresses for a designer -...

I started sewing dresses for a designer - simple, little girl dresses...i get $10/dress plus i bill for any elastic or buttons i had to buy.  Can i also bill for thread?  I dont know what is...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By motherhendoula
I feel such anxiety over trying to secure a...

I feel such anxiety over trying to secure a religious exemption for my son - he will start Pre K  (its universal in our school district) in Sept ....its half days.  i REALLY want him to go - he has...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By motherhendoula
I grew up around breastfeeding too - in the...

I grew up around breastfeeding too - in the years between me starting Middle School and me graduating High School - i had two baby brothers and 7 cousins born in my family.  Everywhere i went it was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,665
Posted By motherhendoula
Oh Adorkable - that sounds like quite a...

Oh Adorkable - that sounds like quite a nightmare!  - 
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By motherhendoula
Im not quite sure i understand the problem.  I...

Im not quite sure i understand the problem.  I often make my own pattern based on my kids measurements.  When you have a paper pattern that you are following - if you need to copy it from a book -...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By motherhendoula
Let him be uncomfortable.  My son was 12 when...

Let him be uncomfortable.  My son was 12 when our next child came along.  I talked to both him and his 15 yr old sister - and my DH about how I was the one who would feed the baby - they could...
Forum: Television   02-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By motherhendoula
LOL - i know!  im totally addicted.... this...

LOL - i know!  im totally addicted.... this could have been such a positive message for HB - if it was!  i just would have plotzed if her midwife arrived via horseback!!   or ATV for that matter!!
Forum: Television   02-03-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By motherhendoula
Tell me i am the only dope who stayed up late...

Tell me i am the only dope who stayed up late last night (for me....)  to watch Eve and Eivan have their baby ....i was assuming a HB ....or travel to the hospital on ATV....both exciting ways to...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By motherhendoula
Ugh!  im in Long Beach but cant make tomorrow!...

Ugh!  im in Long Beach but cant make tomorrow!  Please post if you suddenly become available Friday - or if you give it to any neighbors!  
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By motherhendoula
Didnt see this first post - i got a scholarship...

Didnt see this first post - i got a scholarship for my PP Doula training through CAPPA  - that was about 7 years ago ...not sure if they still do this.....
glad you found something you like!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By motherhendoula
wow - i have an early riser myself ....i gotta...

wow - i have an early riser myself ....i gotta say - im liking the idea of an extended vacation to Australia!  lol - ive never been out of the country (well except Canada...)  before.... and this is...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,794
Posted By motherhendoula
love this thread - we are a family of 4 (one...

love this thread - we are a family of 4 (one teen, one toddler, two parents)  and three cats - we live on Long Island - so high COL and super high priced farm fresh foods (and why not?  they have to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By motherhendoula
those are adorable - but for me ..the whole...

those are adorable - but for me ..the whole point was to use the "Murphy Pattern"  specifically  - seems like when i decipher what the cable stitches are - i come up with over 100 stitches....i have...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By motherhendoula
I feel like i am missing a quick and easy answer...

I feel like i am missing a quick and easy answer on this one....My family name is 'Murphy'  and i have a young niece (she'll be 1 in April - very petite!)  and i want to make her an Aran Knit...
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