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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-28-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
$3,000? if i wasn't asthmatic ? I'd do it in a...

$3,000? if i wasn't asthmatic ? I'd do it in a heart beat. 
 
 
And the flu isn't terribly dangerous to regular people, but for people with compromised immune systems (like organ recipients) the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 539
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Honestly? not much.  we just got a new car...

Honestly? not much. 

we just got a new car that gets double the gas mileage of the last one and we were managing before. 


My husband already takes the train to work daily, and we are already...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
I don't because my children can get into stuff...

I don't because my children can get into stuff on their own. If I need my kid in his room, we have a baby gate. However, we've found we sleep best all of us if we do the family bed thing. but my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,724
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LunaLady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392865/what-cartoons-do-you-let-your-toddler-watch#post_17508113)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 2,807
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Done and DONE! HOpe I win! 

Done and DONE! HOpe I win! 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
If i'm remembering  correctly, I THINK that...

If i'm remembering  correctly, I THINK that PCOS' hormone wackiness can lead to a "false positive" with the OPKs. 
 
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   10-12-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,700
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
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Quote:Originally Posted by sageowl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Your local synagogue would likely welcome...

Your local synagogue would likely welcome visitors! mine has students come ALL the time who are in a comparative religions class! 


And Judaism is hard to explain even  to adults :) We're odd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
You're not an idiot i'd say, but honestly, I...

You're not an idiot i'd say, but honestly, I think this is a case of "pick your battles". 
 
 
OH and Chuck Taylors will FOREVER BE COOL. *ahem* so says dork queen me. ;) 
Forum: Infertility   10-04-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,825
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrsbabycakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1076444/can-you-develop-pcos#post_13673019)

Can a weight...
Forum: Allergies   10-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anj_rn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390488/welp-we-have-an-answer-sort-of#post_17477209)
 Yeah, it is...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   10-04-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,700
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Toddlers get weird  Have you considered...

Toddlers get weird 

Have you considered allergies? know that sounds weird, but when my normally "i will eat anything edible" son started refusing tomatos, pineapple, and avocados i was mystified....
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
The noises I made in my most recent labor were...

The noises I made in my most recent labor were all low- sounded like "tibetan Throat singing" according to my doula. 

My daughter screeches and squeals and chirps. She's like a cat crossed with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
ZOMG mama you are NOT a bad mother.  Lemme...

ZOMG mama you are NOT a bad mother. 

Lemme just put it this way. Yesterday was SO wretched, that as soon as my husband came home from work, I snatched the car keys off the counter, and told him...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,649
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Ok, look- I understand the environmental...

Ok, look- I understand the environmental consequences of eating meat. Which it sucks. Truly it does, however, there's no way you can basically insinuate that i don't care about the environment...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-02-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
My midwife (amy) has moved to be part of...

My midwife (amy) has moved to be part of Hillary's practice. The woman saved me from a C-section with my son. i would have had a C-section for "failure to wait" with an OBGYN. Because of her, with...
Forum: Spirituality   10-02-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
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Quote:Originally Posted by Trigger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
The head bobbing thing is "rooting" totally...

The head bobbing thing is "rooting" totally normal for all babies. My daughter who never ever had a pacifier used to do it all the time. 

Do you have baby wearing gear? I found nursing while...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
First rule is DEFINITELY feed that baby! ...

First rule is DEFINITELY feed that baby!


First red flag- no breast changes. Your second? you have had breast surgery. 

Bad pump output is not a sign of low supply, however, if you forgo the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,649
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
I was a vegetarian for 6 years. I stopped around...

I was a vegetarian for 6 years. I stopped around the same time I decided to convert to Judaism. Its really really difficult to observe Passover as a vegetarian. 

I've been tempted to go back,...
Forum: Allergies   09-25-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
My daughter yesterday was diagnosed with a milk...

My daughter yesterday was diagnosed with a milk allergy via scratch test. 

This is when I picture Edward Norton saying "I am Jacks complete lack of surprise". 

She'd been breaking out in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-20-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
My MIL had a hysterectomy shortly after she had...

My MIL had a hysterectomy shortly after she had my husband- her uterus prolapsed during his birth. 

She nursed him for over 2 years. He also had a tongue...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-16-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
If you haven't already, set up some hard and...

If you haven't already, set up some hard and fast routines. 

Every night have her help pack her backpack, and make up her lunch and set out her clothes. Even as an adult THIS helps me a LOT. 
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Forum: Allergies   09-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,878
Posted By ilovetchotchkes
Benadryl will help. YAY anti-histimines. And its...

Benadryl will help. YAY anti-histimines. And its one of the few drugs that's safe for pregnancy. And hey! it'll help any pregnancy induced insomnia. Silver linings eh? 


If its any consolation,...
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