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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-01-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By joyfulmomof2
Hello! I've been a part of Mothering for a...

Hello! I've been a part of Mothering for a while, but just recently discovered this forum. I have three children, DS (turning 7 this month), DD (4 1/2) and DS (almost 2).
 
We homeschool, so we...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By joyfulmomof2
This may not be in the right spot, but I figured...

This may not be in the right spot, but I figured since it involves traditional food, it might be a good place to start. (And it seems like there used to be a more appropriate place to post this, but...
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Like, what made you confidently say, "This! This...

Like, what made you confidently say, "This! This is the approach we need to take with our family!"
 
Do you have any reservations about it, even though you are going ahead with it?
 
I guess you...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Not sure how helpful this is, but I have one,...

Not sure how helpful this is, but I have one, started during my first pregnancy (have now had three pregnancies). I never had any problems with it during the subsequent pregnancies (except for...
Forum: Unschooling   12-21-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Thanks, all! I enjoyed reading your responses....

Thanks, all! I enjoyed reading your responses. :-)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By joyfulmomof2
We get out of the house usually three days a...

We get out of the house usually three days a week, minimum. Sometimes one extra day for birthday parties or play dates or whatever. I personally *like* being at home (usually) as much as possible....
Forum: Unschooling   12-16-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I don't strictly identify ourselves as...

I don't strictly identify ourselves as "unschoolers", but if I'm honest, that's probably the best term to describe our approach...though I do feel we thrive with some level of structure and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Quote: I think you must be a pretty wise,...

Quote: I think you must be a pretty wise, insightful person.


 
Ha ha! Thanks!
 
Good thoughts all around! I like the idea that they'll pick up little bits and pieces here and there. I guess...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I have a 6 year old and a three (almost 4) year...

I have a 6 year old and a three (almost 4) year old and a 15 month old. This is our second year homeschooling (DS1 is in "first grade). We're off to a good start with our routine and such, and I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2012, 01:02 PM
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Views: 5,496
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Oh wow! I haven't been on this thread in a...

Oh wow! I haven't been on this thread in a while! Yes, I did have baby #3!  A boy. He weighed 9 lbs 3 oz. He was born on June 5th. He looked a lot like his sister when he was first born, very dark...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-07-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,496
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Quote:Originally Posted by CA Country...

Quote:Originally Posted by CA Country Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352375/multicultural-or-mixed-race-families#post_16970389)...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,144
Posted By joyfulmomof2
This is my third pregnancy and with my first...

This is my third pregnancy and with my first two, I didn't have Facebook at my fingertips (plus it was before everyone had a FB account). I would, however send text messages to certain people...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,496
Posted By joyfulmomof2
We are a "mixed race" family. DH is...

We are a "mixed race" family. DH is African-American and Caucasian (mostly Scandinavian descent, I believe) and some Native American. When I first met him, I was surprised to learn he was mixed,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,451
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I kind of know what you're going through! When I...

I kind of know what you're going through! When I became pregnant with baby #2, I had JUST resigned from my job to stay home to care for baby #1 (I mean, I conceived about a week and a half later)....
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,763
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I got my book! It's really informative, though a...

I got my book! It's really informative, though a lot of it I've read elsewhere. But it really does help to understand GAPS conditions even further, and how they originate. I'm so excited to start...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Primrose, that's exactly how far along I am! :-)...

Primrose, that's exactly how far along I am! :-) So definitely not an issue of tilted uterus. I hope you find a solution soon!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-12-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By joyfulmomof2
How far along are you? If it's pretty early on...

How far along are you? If it's pretty early on (like 1st trimester) you could have a tilted uterus. That would tilt back onto your bladder (if I'm not mistaken) and make it difficult to pee. As...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,763
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I am currently waiting for my GAPS book to...

I am currently waiting for my GAPS book to arrive! I'm super excited. We started the intro in October, but it only lasted a couple days since I found out we are expecting our third child on day 2 of...
Forum: Allergies   12-31-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Hmm...first, does the probiotic contain dairy or...

Hmm...first, does the probiotic contain dairy or soy? Have you cut *all* dairy and soy or just obvious dairy and soy? (Like she doesn't have foods like milk, cheese, or soy milk, tofu, etc, but what...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By joyfulmomof2
"Mica" (without the H) is a mineral so that...

"Mica" (without the H) is a mineral so that would be a cool pairing with your daughter's name. I like Micah Rowan or Micah Rainer. (I think I prefer the first one more though). That would allow you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Look up above the list of threads, and you'll...

Look up above the list of threads, and you'll see this "To see if your month already has a group, go here! (http://www.mothering.com/forum/../../groups/)"
 
You will find the June club in that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By joyfulmomof2
What about Coco?...

What about Coco? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Thanks for the encouragement. :-) @ Butterfly...

Thanks for the encouragement. :-) @ Butterfly Mommy, I wasn't temping, but I did note the stretchy cervical mucous on that day (9/16). I guess it's possible that actual ovulation occurred later than...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-01-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Based on my LMP, I am 12 weeks and 2 days along....

Based on my LMP, I am 12 weeks and 2 days along. But, my "projected ovulation" from Fertility Friend predicted 9/16, LMP was 9/6. DH and I DTD on 9/17 (just mentioning that in case it makes a...
Forum: Allergies   09-10-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By joyfulmomof2
The chart seems to match up with the results we...

The chart seems to match up with the results we got. Based on that I can see why he would not be very concerned about the milk, egg whites or the corn. I'm pretty sure soy was tested a year ago, so...
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