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Forum: Dental   11-02-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By 47jennifer
In May, I had a dental check up where the...

In May, I had a dental check up where the dentist found a cracked amalgam filling. I've been told it needs to come out or I will get decay in/around it. I've obviously been stalling, but have been...
Forum: Allergies   09-27-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By 47jennifer
To give more info... I'm learning about...

To give more info...

I'm learning about some of the hidden names. For example, just learned that "natural flavours" in my herbal tea could mean soy. I have avoided things like "soy lecithin" but...
Forum: Women's Health   09-27-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By 47jennifer
My brother is 12 and has been on meds for ADHD...

My brother is 12 and has been on meds for ADHD for several years. He takes Adderall and then several other drugs (for anxiety, a sleeping pill, and another one I will need to check). He's expressed...
Forum: Allergies   09-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By 47jennifer
I had an IgG test done over the summer after...

I had an IgG test done over the summer after having ongoing digestive symptoms (diarrhea, constipation, pain), fatigue, low iron (ferritin was 6). I showed allergies to tons, including dairy,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,007
Posted By 47jennifer
I guess I'll clarify. I'm feeling stressed as my...

I guess I'll clarify. I'm feeling stressed as my brother wants to live with us full time. There has been a series of other rude/angry/obnoxious behaviours that I'm trying to manage. I don't like my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,007
Posted By 47jennifer
Wow! I am actually shocked at the harsh replies...

Wow! I am actually shocked at the harsh replies on here!

To update, yes he is eating. And my brother went along with it! At a few points we offered him an "out" and he said no. And he did eat...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,007
Posted By 47jennifer
I can't even believe I'm posting this situation,...

I can't even believe I'm posting this situation, but here goes. My 12 year old brother is visiting from California. I have a 1 year old DS, so I'm not really in parenting a pre-teen mode at all!...
Forum: Women's Health   07-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By 47jennifer
My son is 15 months old and unvaccinated. One of...

My son is 15 months old and unvaccinated. One of DHs co-workers has a child sick with chicken pox. We'd love to take our son over for a playdate, but we're wondering if he's still young still? Is it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By 47jennifer
She seems to sleep a lot! At least compared to...

She seems to sleep a lot! At least compared to my son! I'm also having some concerns about scheduling. I used to let him sleep whenever, but in trying to encourage better nighttime sleep, we're...
Forum: Pets   06-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By 47jennifer
I have two cats, one is about 3.5 and the other...

I have two cats, one is about 3.5 and the other is 3. They both last saw the vet when they were 2. They had a check up and got shots. The vet's office has been calling a lot to remind us to come in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By 47jennifer
Sometimes my 14 mo drives me crazy with his...

Sometimes my 14 mo drives me crazy with his nursing! He signs for milk, and there are days where he's doing the sign non-stop. I just think "again..you've got to be kidding me!"

Try to slow down...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By 47jennifer
Your money or Your Life is my favourite. ...

Your money or Your Life is my favourite.

Gail Vaz Oxlade has a great website: http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By 47jennifer
Yes, you can freeze them! I use my slow cooker...

Yes, you can freeze them! I use my slow cooker to make a big batch of beans, and then put them in 1-cup containers in the freezer. I either pull them from the freezer the night before using them, or...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By 47jennifer
I just picked up a bread machine at a yard sale...

I just picked up a bread machine at a yard sale and am very excited about it! It cam with a recipe book, and I've tried some of the recipes, but most of the recipes are for white breads. I'd like to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By 47jennifer
We just use water and a kid's toothbrush with...

We just use water and a kid's toothbrush with our 14 month old.

However, it has become a major battle! Before he'd kind of hold the brush, stick it in his mouth, try it out, but now that we've...
Forum: Family Safety   06-09-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By 47jennifer
My son is 14 months old and in a Cosco Alpha...

My son is 14 months old and in a Cosco Alpha Omega car seat, rear facing. We have a Toyota Echo. It's a tight fit...my husband's knees are way up to the dashboard! I want to keep him RF as long as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By 47jennifer
I've got Sleepless in America on hold at the...

I've got Sleepless in America on hold at the library....

So last night we did the whole calming night routine, ending with nursing, and he just wasn't having it. We started around 7:30, as he was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By 47jennifer
My DS (14 months) has always been an...

My DS (14 months) has always been an unpredictable sleeper, but I'm hitting a point now where I want that to change. His sleep is all over the place...some nights he falls asleep at 8, some nights...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-26-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By 47jennifer
I've recently been told that I have a ferritin...

I've recently been told that I have a ferritin level of 6 and need to supplement. I just bought some Floradix, since I read such good things on these forums. It's pricey though!

So, I've kind of...
Forum: January 2011   05-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By 47jennifer
I was in this situation when I was pregnant with...

I was in this situation when I was pregnant with my son. I ended up giving in, and actually let DH find out as a b-day gift. It worked out really well though...I think it helped make the whole...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-07-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By 47jennifer
Ds is 13 months old has co-slept with us since...

Ds is 13 months old has co-slept with us since birth. He's always woken up a lot at night, but lately it's really leaving me feeling run down. He's up every 1-2 hours, and he sometimes settles...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-05-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By 47jennifer
Yummy snacks to eat while nursing!

Yummy snacks to eat while nursing!
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-04-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By 47jennifer
If you're feeling comfortable, I would go ahead...

If you're feeling comfortable, I would go ahead and give her nuts. Peanut butter is my favourite food...and I remember wondering about DS even when he was a couple months old, as I'd offer him a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-29-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By 47jennifer
I don't have any solutions, but did want to...

I don't have any solutions, but did want to sympathize and let you know we're in a similar situation. I always need to nap with DS, often he has the nipple in his mouth the whole time. When he seems...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By 47jennifer
DS is 13 months. He's very curious and into...

DS is 13 months. He's very curious and into everything...which is generally okay. Obviously, there are times he manages to get into something he shouldn't have. I try to stay positive and redirect...
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