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Forum: The Mindful Home   12-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Diyan
We have once a day that all the toys have to be...

We have once a day that all the toys have to be put away in their proper places.  It's supposed to be after naps and before snacks, and I try to time it so that it's tidy when DH gets home from...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-08-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Diyan
Between 7 and 8am - Wake up.  If I can get up...

Between 7 and 8am - Wake up.  If I can get up before the kids I use the time to tidy the kitchen and get breakfast laid out.  On days we have to be somewhere I time, I have a detailed schedule of...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-25-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Diyan
I need help.  After about two weeks of...

I need help.  After about two weeks of successfully wearing underwear with very few accidents, we're now on day 8 of no poops in the potty, and peeing in the potty only if I insist he go or if he's...
Forum: Family Planning   05-27-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Diyan
This is my first time charting to avoid through...

This is my first time charting to avoid through return of fertility, and I have questions.
 
(My kids are 4 1/2 years, 2 1/4 years, and 7 months.  After baby 1, I got my period at 11 months and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Diyan
Thanks for the update.  It's good to hear that...

Thanks for the update.  It's good to hear that things went well :)
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Diyan
I realize your post is from a while ago and I...

I realize your post is from a while ago and I don't know when your planned travel was, but since I recently left my 2-year-old nursling for 5 days, I thought I'd chime in.  My 2-year-old did fine....
Forum: Diapering   08-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Diyan
Huh - I hadn't thought of wool.  I've never...

Huh - I hadn't thought of wool.  I've never tried it before since it's so much more expensive than the PUL covers that I've been plenty pleased with.   I don't know where I would find someone to...
Forum: Diapering   08-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Diyan
My almost-4-year-old still needs a diaper at...

My almost-4-year-old still needs a diaper at night, but he's 48 lbs and wears a size 6.  For the past year he's been wearing a Proraps XL cover, but he's definitely too big for it now. Any...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,343
Posted By Diyan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355894/mucho-privato-but-need-help/60#post_17016305)

This...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Diyan
He is old enough to learn that his bratty...

He is old enough to learn that his bratty behavior is rude and not acceptable. Talk to him about feeling left out, and explain how you would like him to behave when he feels left out.  Then if the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,343
Posted By Diyan
I have two boys so this is all theoretical for...

I have two boys so this is all theoretical for me, but when I hear of people using 'vagina' with young girls, it seems odd.  Mostly because, while I learned early on that I had a vagina and what it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By Diyan
I am 21 weeks pregnant and nursing my almost...

I am 21 weeks pregnant and nursing my almost 18-month-old.  My milk gradually dried up once I hit the 2nd trimester, and LO is is nursing very little now - he doesn't nurse to sleep at all any more....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-20-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Diyan
My first was born a few days after his due date....

My first was born a few days after his due date.  My mom also had all three births within a few days of the due date, so I figured I would too.  My second was born at 37 weeks 2 days.  Despite being...
Forum: Family Safety   05-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Diyan
With our first we used only a convertible. With...

With our first we used only a convertible. With our second we again bought a convertible first, but since SIL was expecting 6 months after me, we went in together with her and bought an infant seat....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 3,224
Posted By Diyan
I did WW online with an online daily...

I did WW online with an online daily accountability group and had great success.  Later I tried meetings and didn't find them helpful at all, partly because all the food suggestions I heard there...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-01-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,735
Posted By Diyan
Sunnygal27, chances are if you keep nursing on...

Sunnygal27, chances are if you keep nursing on demand your cycle will come back by April, but for some women it does take longer, so cutting out the night nursing could be just the thing for you.  I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-30-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Diyan
Due date clubs are now under groups instead of...

Due date clubs are now under groups instead of in the I'm Pregnant forum.  Here's the July 2012 group:
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/show/15/july-2012-ddc
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-30-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,735
Posted By Diyan
Hi.  You don't need to add me to the list, I...

Hi.  You don't need to add me to the list, I just wanted to tell someone.  
 
My first pp cycle was wonky.  After 6 weeks and 3 mucus patches I got a bit sloppy with temping, so I don't know if I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-29-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Diyan
Do you still need replies?   1. I was 32...

Do you still need replies?
 
1. I was 32 when my 2nd son was born at home.
2. The biggest reason we chose homebirth was the cost.  We (and all the other members of our health care plan) shouldn't...
Forum: Diapering   01-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Diyan
I have BG 3.0s and prefolds w/ covers, and I go...

I have BG 3.0s and prefolds w/ covers, and I go back and forth about which I prefer.  The hook & loop (velcro) on the BG wore out after about a year, but was fairly simple to replace (at least, I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Diyan
You might have more luck posting in the Finding...

You might have more luck posting in the Finding your Tribe section.
I used to follow the blog at Knitted in the Womb - she's a doula and childbirth educator in the Lehigh Valley:...
Forum: Diapering   01-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Diyan
I used 7th Gen disposables on my newborn for the...

I used 7th Gen disposables on my newborn for the first week and a half and never had a leak - and this one is a heavy wetter!  When we switched to cloth, I tried using the newborn inserts in our...
Forum: Diapering   01-07-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Diyan
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by monica82 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1289532/is-this-a-good-deal#post_16168154)
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Forum: Diapering   01-07-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By Diyan
We don't have a diaper sprayer - I spray off my...

We don't have a diaper sprayer - I spray off my diapers with a squeeze bottle (the one that was my peri bottle).  The down side is that for big messes I have to refill it a couple of times before...
Forum: January 2011   12-17-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,819
Posted By Diyan
Owen Elliott was born at home on 14 Dec at 4:30...

Owen Elliott was born at home on 14 Dec at 4:30 am.  We are all doing well.
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