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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicianDad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MusicianDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12402994)
An age might help. It's hard to adress...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-14-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Just got one off freecycle...no manual, no idea...

Just got one off freecycle...no manual, no idea how to use it! Any ideas?

Thanks!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-28-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I'm making chicken soup tonight - w/carrots,...

I'm making chicken soup tonight - w/carrots, onions, celery, and chicken meat. Would it be good if I cooked sweet potato in it too? Or should I just bake them on the side? I also have an acorn...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-03-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By BusyBeeMom
There are several threads on this if you can...

There are several threads on this if you can search.

Ultimately, it did not work out for me, and I was generally unhappy w/the experience. I had au pairs from the time DD was 18 months and I was...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-27-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Generally, my experience with au paris was NOT...

Generally, my experience with au paris was NOT positive. I have several, over about 2 years. The best of them were:

1. A competent young woman with excellent childcare skills and a decent work...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-24-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,566
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Honestly, don't expect, or look for problems. I...

Honestly, don't expect, or look for problems. I may be the exception, but in 3.5 years of nursing, I've gotten precious few questions/comments, and no one really cared all that much, aside from...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I have ADHD, am nursing, and a student. In...

I have ADHD, am nursing, and a student.

In terms of ritalin, I would be pretty wary about letting this into your baby's system. The effects in babies are not well-studied. What is well understood...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Before totally weaning, I would take some steps...

Before totally weaning, I would take some steps to try to make nursing more tolerable for you.

First, I would nightwean. Dr. Jay Gordon has a process that worked well for me w/DD. If she's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-23-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By BusyBeeMom
So, imagine your friend is the SM. And she was...

So, imagine your friend is the SM. And she was bummed about the non-mother's day stuff, but things in the family generally seem pretty good, people are getting along, etc.

Would it be way out of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Is there anyone who is fluent in Spanish who...

Is there anyone who is fluent in Spanish who might be willing to help me via PM and/or email? I'm having a serious childcare problem, and with my passable, but far from perfect Spanish, I'm clearly...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-23-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 974
Posted By BusyBeeMom
First of all, the fact that you are posting this...

First of all, the fact that you are posting this puts you miles, MILES, ahead of most with these issues. I'm in the process of divorcing a man who had no insight, and frankly did not care at all...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,112
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by ParisApril...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParisApril http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11760268)
This past week he has learned a great...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-22-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Hi, I have a question about blended family life...

Hi, I have a question about blended family life (I'm a single mom, but no blending as of yet, this is regarding a friend's family).

If a child (about 10 yrs old) lives w/dad and stepmom, and the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-22-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I only know one in real life. He fits the lazy...

I only know one in real life. He fits the lazy description. In fact, within 3 months of the baby's birth, he decided SAHD was too hard a job & applied for a VERY expensive school program.

I'm...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-22-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,263
Posted By BusyBeeMom
He's feeding you a load of crap. I'm so sorry. I...

He's feeding you a load of crap. I'm so sorry. I don't believe for a second that he doesn't know how much he's making - and 11 vs 13 is almost a 20% difference! If he had ANY question about it, why...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-22-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,327
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I'm separated, but in my case, it was b/c my X...

I'm separated, but in my case, it was b/c my X is totally untrustworthy with money. I never should have combined a cent with him. Live & learn.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by windorabug...

Quote:
Originally Posted by windorabug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11748309)


You know I grew up in RI & I've never...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Quote: Originally Posted by sweetpeppers...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetpeppers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11747549)
lol, I eat 10-12 bananas per day
...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-21-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 647
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Well, I'm in the process of divorcing my very...

Well, I'm in the process of divorcing my very own narcissist - fits most of that description.

As for the "why" did I marry him??

-He puts on a very good show at first - the hero & all
-He's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-21-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,179
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Just wanted to say I hear you! I have managed in...

Just wanted to say I hear you! I have managed in the workplace, and it is infinitely harder to manage someone in your home, IMO. I'm having some similar problems w/my nanny, but unfortunately she's...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 487
Posted By BusyBeeMom
1. Bring the baby w/you - seriously, a nursing...

1. Bring the baby w/you - seriously, a nursing newborn can go a lot of places as long as it's not too loud or smoky
2. Pump milk or time nursing so you can go out for an hour or two
3. Tell your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I would not allow my kids to eat that much of a...

I would not allow my kids to eat that much of a specific fruit. I prefer less sugar, and more fats/proteins/fiber. I don't know where the "too much" line is exactly...

My kids are fruit junkies...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By BusyBeeMom
Oh mama. It sounds so hard. I agree w/looking...

Oh mama. It sounds so hard. I agree w/looking into physical/developmental things right off the bat.

Also, is there ANY, ANY way you can get help. A high school kid, your mom/sister/friend/La...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-21-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By BusyBeeMom
MayBaby - I would ask your landlord if he would...

MayBaby - I would ask your landlord if he would pay for the repair (or maybe split it, or you do the legwork, he pays, something like that). Yes, technically, it's probably your fault. However, you...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-21-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By BusyBeeMom
I use a crockpot - works great. I think I got...

I use a crockpot - works great. I think I got the "recipe" from Cristeen.

I whisk maybe 1/3 cup commercial yogurt w/a bunch of powdered milk (1/2 cup? this makes it thicker) then add enough whole...
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