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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-21-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By LeighB
I'm 7 weeks now, and have been on Zofran for a...

I'm 7 weeks now, and have been on Zofran for a week.  I'm still sick, which is disappointing.  The sick, gross, sour feeling in my stomach is mostly gone because of the medicine, but the constant...
Forum: Infertility   10-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By LeighB
I started taking a high dose of Vitamin D and...

I started taking a high dose of Vitamin D and magnesium, along with fish oil, prenatal vitamin and a few other supplements occasionally.  I've been doing some research that shows there are many...
Forum: Fertility   10-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By LeighB
Hope you figured it out!   I had something...

Hope you figured it out!  
I had something similar happen to me, and it turned out to be just a PCOS symptoms.  i've had it happen a few times since as well. 
Forum: Infertility   10-19-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By LeighB
Well, I won't be much help, but I wanted to...

Well, I won't be much help, but I wanted to reply anyway. :) 
I haven't gone to a doctor.  Partially because I don't think my infertility is caused by anything serious or deadly, like cancer or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By LeighB
At that age, you don't need to do much.  I don't...

At that age, you don't need to do much.  I don't think they need structure, just a basic routine/ rhythm to give some predictability to their lives.  As long as you are reading and allowing for free...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-06-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By LeighB
Workboxes have really worked for us.  We have...

Workboxes have really worked for us.  We have several that I can just get out whenever needed.  They contain coloring pages, stringing beads, lacing cards, small games and activities that the kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By LeighB
We start our with a quiet reading time, then...

We start our with a quiet reading time, then some music to liven up the day.  We do our morning lesson around 9, lasts about an hour.  Then we do another hour in the afternoon.  Sometime during the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-31-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By LeighB
Good for you guys!  I know you will get the...

Good for you guys!  I know you will get the support you need here. good luck! 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By LeighB
Some changes here.  We will really be focusing...

Some changes here.  We will really be focusing on finding a rhythm that works for us, with my Dhs work schedule.  We will be moving most of our real school time to the weekends, and a few hours in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By LeighB
Both of my brothers were bullied relentlessly in...

Both of my brothers were bullied relentlessly in school and my mother pulled them when they were 12 and 13.  She also didn't remember much from HS and never went to college.  She's smart, but...
Forum: Unschooling   12-25-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,355
Posted By LeighB
I'm not an unschooler, but we homeschool my...

I'm not an unschooler, but we homeschool my younger brother and this is what has worked for him:
 
Can he write?  You could dictate stories to him and have him write them for you...telling him the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,297
Posted By LeighB
Oh goodness, no.  We are very low income (I...

Oh goodness, no.  We are very low income (I don't really feel comfortable posting how much, but I will say it's at the borderline poverty level for USA).  I get homeschooling materials for very or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-25-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By LeighB
Good question...I've been wondering this too....

Good question...I've been wondering this too.  Right now we are learning phonics, but in a fun way.  We also do a few workbook pages when she asks and reinforce what we've already learned.  I plan...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-18-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By LeighB
Thanks for the replies. This situation...

Thanks for the replies.

This situation doesn't happen with every little kid we meet. If we are at the park, she usually ignores the babies, or tells me she doesn't like them/want to play with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-15-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By LeighB
I need a new take on this- My almost 3 yo is...

I need a new take on this- My almost 3 yo is very mean to younger children. Specifically, babies who are old enough to walk, but not old enough to communicate yet...like 14-24 months. She will push,...
Forum: Thread Jail   04-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 2,651
Posted By LeighB
Darn, I thought I'd stumbled into something...

Darn, I thought I'd stumbled into something good! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By LeighB
Quote: Originally Posted by ferndoula...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ferndoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15035121)
Also, allow yourself to be inexperienced....
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,682
Posted By LeighB
Quote: Originally Posted by SuzyLee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzyLee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14896069)
Before I got my serger I just used the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By LeighB
I use the stuff I make. But I think that...

I use the stuff I make. But I think that anything without fragrance would be fine, it doesn't have to be the pricey Dreft stuff. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-03-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By LeighB
Quote: Originally Posted by COgirl19...

Quote:
Originally Posted by COgirl19 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14856244)
Is there a natural/AP parenting group in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,868
Posted By LeighB
Hi everyone! I hope this year brings great...

Hi everyone! I hope this year brings great things.
After a less than stellar year, I decided to go into this year with a more positive attitude. I don't see our situation getting much better in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By LeighB
That's us, basically. It was us for sure in...

That's us, basically. It was us for sure in August. Before that it was just the food bank and a few hundred a month. I'm thankfully for the food assistance program everyday.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-03-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,712
Posted By LeighB
I held my baby on my chest and she wiggled down...

I held my baby on my chest and she wiggled down to nurse when she was ready...maybe 15 minutes later? It was a really great experience.
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-03-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By LeighB
I've recently completed my doula training, but...

I've recently completed my doula training, but can't quite take on clients of my own because I have an intense toddler who can't be left for an entire birth yet. However I do want to get out into...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-02-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By LeighB
Thanks for the replies. I don't have any sleep...

Thanks for the replies.
I don't have any sleep problems, and neither does my husband...so it figures we would have a kid with one...we would both sleep all day if we could!...
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