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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By aprildawn
Hi all --   My sister has severe PMDD. She...

Hi all --
 
My sister has severe PMDD. She sees a psychiatrist and has seen a gyn for the condition. The doctors tend to refer her back to the other one. 
 
We're looking for a doctor -- psych...
Forum: Television   06-29-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By aprildawn
Just watched Paraguay vs Japan. First match to...

Just watched Paraguay vs Japan. First match to go to a shoot out. I won't spoil it if you want to watch it later, but I will say it's a heartbreaker to see the fans of the losing team crying. And...
Forum: Television   06-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By aprildawn
I'm not as into it as DH, but I have it on in...

I'm not as into it as DH, but I have it on in the morning and early afternoon while I got about my business around the house. The sound of the vuvuzelas is becoming a welcome hum these day,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 920
Posted By aprildawn
Quote: Originally Posted by annettemarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annettemarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14837115)...
Forum: Television   12-17-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,504
Posted By aprildawn
Quote: Originally Posted by dancindoula...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dancindoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14807685)
I must say I agree. Honestly, I hope very...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By aprildawn
My mother has recently started doing this. It's...

My mother has recently started doing this. It's totally out of character for her. I haven't known how to respond. What a helpful and informative thread!
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By aprildawn
My DD1 was still asking me to wipe her when she...

My DD1 was still asking me to wipe her when she was that age. The Kandoo and Huggie's flushable wipes came in very handy for getting her to wipe herself. She's 7.5 and wipes herself now, though she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By aprildawn
Hugs, mama. I have a 4.5 yr old, too. She's...

Hugs, mama.

I have a 4.5 yr old, too. She's difficult. Her older sister was difficult in a different way. I don't remember 4.5 being so hard with her, though. So, I can only compare my DD1's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,389
Posted By aprildawn
Quote: Originally Posted by annalivia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annalivia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14672320)

(And clearly he's a genius for having...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-10-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 668
Posted By aprildawn
I wore flannel pants and a tshirt (pajamas-ish)...

I wore flannel pants and a tshirt (pajamas-ish) to a friend's house a few weeks ago late in the evening. I was going to her house for some tea and a good cry after a very, very horrible day. Pajamas...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-10-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By aprildawn
Thanks for all the suggestions. The necklace...

Thanks for all the suggestions. The necklace idea is good. I need to steal that one and make it work for us.

I think yesterday was a perfect storm of problems. We do have a snack shelf, but I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By aprildawn
Yeah! Unfortunately, this is an problem as old...

Yeah! Unfortunately, this is an problem as old as the in-house phone! My mom says at least I'm not strapped to the wall like she was. True. True.

I go in another room. I go in the backyard. I go...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By aprildawn
I have a 7 and a 4 yr old. They play great...

I have a 7 and a 4 yr old. They play great together most of the time, and they entertain themselves really well, too. There's just one problem...

I work from home. I get up super early (before...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-08-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,695
Posted By aprildawn
Nope. Not me. Never....

Nope. Not me. Never. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 338
Posted By aprildawn
cafe world. PM me if you want to add me as...

cafe world.

PM me if you want to add me as a friend so we can expand our cafes!!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-02-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,252
Posted By aprildawn
No way. 2 hours each day? I let my kitchen...

No way. 2 hours each day?

I let my kitchen pile into a total mess throughout the day because I hate the feeling of cleaning it all. the. time. Breakfast, lunch, snacks just pile up the mess. At...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 731
Posted By aprildawn
Glad everyone was ok. And I want to second...

Glad everyone was ok.

And I want to second the PP who said you have such pretty leaves on the ground. We just don't get leaves like that in the fall here.
Forum: Mental Health   10-29-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By aprildawn
laohaire -- I realize this is an old thread, but...

laohaire -- I realize this is an old thread, but your description of your mother sounds exactly like mine. Even down to the part about always having had a good relationship with her until recently....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,673
Posted By aprildawn
My oldest was in Kinder, so she was 5. Her name...

My oldest was in Kinder, so she was 5. Her name has 7 letters total and uses 6 different letters. Also, she wrote two of the letters backwards until late 1st grade.

My youngest is writing her...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-11-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By aprildawn
Jane -- No advice. Just want to say I am going...

Jane -- No advice. Just want to say I am going through something similar and misery loves company. I had to call the mental health deputies and EMTs to come take my mom to the psych hospital last...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-03-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 610
Posted By aprildawn
Quote: Originally Posted by Viola...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Viola http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14475048)
I feel a bit stressed about what I put as my...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-03-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By aprildawn
What a fun thread! I also love making cakes....

What a fun thread! I also love making cakes. It's a relatively new hobby, and a lot of fun. Usually I make marshmallow fondant. Lately I've been making cupcakes more often and experimenting with...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By aprildawn
I was so frustrated with my weight until a few...

I was so frustrated with my weight until a few months ago. Two things I've done differently.

1) I upped my exercise. Used to just walk 5-6x/week for 40-60 min depending on how much time I had....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By aprildawn
Yeah. I also think it was a hunger issue. ...

Yeah. I also think it was a hunger issue.

The 2nd week of school my second grader came home from a long day -- school from 8-2:30, then to a friend's for 30 minutes before going to an after...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   09-04-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,645
Posted By aprildawn
Quote: Originally Posted by m_and_m...

Quote:
Originally Posted by m_and_m http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14334873)
Yup, she'll let you "delay" until age 2....
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