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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I try to point out every helpful thing each of my...

I try to point out every helpful thing each of my daughters does for each other. I mention how much more helpful the youngest will be when she's a bit bigger. And I get both to be helpers when...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,307
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I feel successful when we get outside regardless...

I feel successful when we get outside regardless of the weather. It doesn't have to be for long, but I aim for an hour even if its raining. My children can be so high energy, and it's hard inside....
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Pick-up put-down worked best for us. You can...

Pick-up put-down worked best for us. You can google it for a more in-depth description, but basically we could put our daughter down, if she cried, we'd pick her up. As soon as she settled, we'd put...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Switching from two naps to one nap

For a year now, my youngest has happily taken two naps a day, one from 9-10:15am-ish and one from 1-2:15pm-ish. (She goes to bed at 6:30am and gets up at 6am). But now that she is 16 months, I can...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I remember 4 months was a hard time for us. My...

I remember 4 months was a hard time for us. My littlest had slept well until then, but at 4 months she started waking multiple times a night and really struggling with naps too. I ended up doing a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We've had a variety of things burn on our...

We've had a variety of things burn on our baseboard heaters. Crayons are a big one! But we've also had burnt stuffed toys too. No fires though. Every night, I go around and make sure nothing is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I gave birth to our 16 month old daughter, and I...

I gave birth to our 16 month old daughter, and I stay home with her primarily. My partner goes to work, and whenever my partner leaves, our daughter cries for her. However, whenever I leave, she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Climbing stairs alone?

We have stairs in home leading up to all of our bedrooms. Currently we have baby gates for our 16month old, but she loves the stairs. At what age did you remove baby gates and/or just let your baby...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I know this is a bit off topic, but do you know...

I know this is a bit off topic, but do you know if distributed learners qualify for the $40/day payments during the strike? I cannot find any information on this.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Our almost 5 year old daughter watches about 1...

Our almost 5 year old daughter watches about 1 hour a week of foreign language cartoons. Other than that there is no screen time, unless I have the computer open for looking at recipe, etc. I do...
Forum: Infertility   08-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,592
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I have hypothyroidism and I recently tried a...

I have hypothyroidism and I recently tried a failed cycle of IVF and am currently trying again. I am wondering if there is a link with hypothyroidism, as I was able to get pregnant before I developed...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Hello, I am in the two week wait, and I am...

Hello,

I am in the two week wait, and I am nursing two - my 14 month old and a preschooler. I have recently decided to have a nursing party for my 4 year old because its time. She has not shown...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By SplashingPuddle
4 days after our 5 day transfer. Sometimes I...

4 days after our 5 day transfer. Sometimes I love it how I can imagine all kinds of symptoms at this stage. Fish for dinner tasted very fishy. Of course it could be fishy fish, but I prefer to think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I was also considering Enki for the coming year...

I was also considering Enki for the coming year and waited until the new information was released. As soon as I saw the price, I bought the Oak Meadow curriculum and will probably buy a bit of the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Hello everyone, I am somewhat surprised to...

Hello everyone,

I am somewhat surprised to be trying another IVF cycle right now. I had really bad OHSS last time, and after going to the hospital by ambulance and all the stress, I didn't think...
Forum: Infertility   05-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 29,371
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I cannot believe that I am doing another IVF...

I cannot believe that I am doing another IVF cycle. The last time I did one, I had really bad OHSS, and my abdomen was drained. At the time, I thought I would never do this again.

Tomorrow is my...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I've been thinking about this question too....

I've been thinking about this question too.  I've been trying to figure out what am I interested in or what new skill would I like to learn, so I can naturally be involved in it around my children....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By SplashingPuddle
At that age, we started using a Magic Merlin...

At that age, we started using a Magic Merlin sleep suite, and we really liked it.  (In fact our 11 month old still uses it).  Putting it on at nap time is a nice sleep association, as well as a good...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I waited with my first until 6 months, but I...

I waited with my first until 6 months, but I chose to give "tastes" to my second starting at 4.5 months. Some recent research has suggested that tastes of wheat early on can help prevent wheat...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Playpens are great for protecting a subsequent...

Playpens are great for protecting a subsequent children from toddlers when you need to put down the baby.  I found the playpen most useful with a second child. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By SplashingPuddle
With my first, I did not have the expectation of...

With my first, I did not have the expectation of all-night sleep, and she woke frequently throughout the night.  It was hard, but I was more or less OK with it.  But with my second, I knew I would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I just realized that I identify as a feminist...

I just realized that I identify as a feminist homeschooler but for a lot of people that sounds like an oxymoron. So it occurred to me to ask if others also identify as feminist homeschoolers? If so,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you everyone for your responses.  I am...

Thank-you everyone for your responses.  I am thinking about these questions a lot lately, as I prepare to homeschool officially in the fall.  Yet, as others have said, we are already home learners,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am wondering if there are other queer...

I am wondering if there are other queer homeschoolers out there? I know there is a homeschooling thread under education, but I would especially like to connect with queer homeschoolers. 
 
My...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,314
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My first child didn't eat much solid foods...

My first child didn't eat much solid foods before a year, but I didn't really encourage it either.  I also was up a lot at night to provide milk which she wouldn't really drink in the day....
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