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Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,295
Posted By foodymama
I nursed DD until she was 3.  Without realizing...

I nursed DD until she was 3.  Without realizing it I guess every time we sat down to nurse I would say eat to her twice for encouragement.  Sooo....nursing time became eat eats!  
 
She is 5 now...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,855
Posted By foodymama
Hi!  I can truly relate. I know how how...

Hi!  I can truly relate. I know how how frustrating, overwhelming and upsetting it can be.  (((Hugs to you!))) I now have a 5 year old who exhibited those same behaviors at 3.  I don't mean to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,170
Posted By foodymama
I had to have surgery when DD was 15 mo and she...

I had to have surgery when DD was 15 mo and she had to stay with her grandparents for 3 days.  Being away from her was possibly the most horrible thing I ever had to endure (much worse than the...
Forum: Learning at School   08-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,959
Posted By foodymama
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Forum: Learning at School   08-23-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,959
Posted By foodymama
Our DD just starting Kindergarten next week....

Our DD just starting Kindergarten next week.  I've been clipping coupons, watching sale circulars and making a list of nutritious lunch items so I can go grocery shopping and be stocked up on lunch...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By foodymama
Hi!   Like many of you we noticed that...

Hi!
 
Like many of you we noticed that things just weren't "right" with our DD while she was still an infant. It has manifested itself into many different things over the years.  Last year she was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-27-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By foodymama
I do believe a 3 y.o. and a 6 y.o. should be...

I do believe a 3 y.o. and a 6 y.o. should be responsible for cleaning up.  This idea might be harder to implement with your 3 y.o. but the 6 y.o. should be able to catch on fairly quickly. My DD is...
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,427
Posted By foodymama
DH and I watch what we say but aren't profanity...

DH and I watch what we say but aren't profanity free.  I always think a well placed curse word can be the best adjective in certain situations!  My MIL is completely offended by profanity and DD...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-11-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,897
Posted By foodymama
I use a lot of baking soda all over the house....

I use a lot of baking soda all over the house.  I have baking soda in the kitchen for baking with and to scour my sink but I also use it in the bathroom to scrub toilets and showers and I have...
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,954
Posted By foodymama
I have rheumatoid arthritis and it is was much...

I have rheumatoid arthritis and it is was much easier and more comfortable to wear my daughter than carry her in a car seat or try to just hold her.  DD is too big for babywearing but we are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By foodymama
How does he do with different material textures?...

How does he do with different material textures?  Soap in a wash cloth pocket made me think of felted soap.  If he doesn't have a problem with wool and helps you make it maybe he'll be more excited...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By foodymama
Our DD is also very sensitive to everything you...

Our DD is also very sensitive to everything you described and has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). We don't use the term SPD around DD because we don't want her labeled either...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-05-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By foodymama
I have been waiting for this time for almost 2...

I have been waiting for this time for almost 2 years.  Our DD is 41/2 and we have been waiting until I became healthy enough to TTC.  I am 35 and I have rheumatoid arthritis and severe allergies....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,790
Posted By foodymama
We want to homeschool so our daughter can learn...

We want to homeschool so our daughter can learn in a calm, loving, and familiar atmosphere.  Our daughter has Sensory Processing Disorder and gets over stimulated in the simplest of settings.  Home...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-21-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By foodymama
Thank you everyone for your responses!  DH and I...

Thank you everyone for your responses!  DH and I attended a SPD seminar at an OT office this past weekend.  Between all of your honest and helpful responses and the seminar we have decided that we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By foodymama
My sister and I fought terribly growing up....

My sister and I fought terribly growing up.  There was 3 years between us.  We are now best of friends.  My DD is 4 and her DS is 4.  We can now laugh at all the things we see in each others...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By foodymama
crunchy_mommy ever since I started on this board...

crunchy_mommy ever since I started on this board I recall that our lives were parallel in a lot of ways. (I have rheumatoid arthritis and DD was a high needs baby and turned into a special needs...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By foodymama
DD is 4 yo and will be testing for kindergarten...

DD is 4 yo and will be testing for kindergarten very soon (in a month or two). DH and I always thought we would homeschool.  However, I am having some doubts with homeschooling and public school. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,911
Posted By foodymama
I liked Oak Meadow on Facebook and have already...

I liked Oak Meadow on Facebook and have already liked Mothering.  My DD is 4 so it was a little difficult to answer some questions but I was looking for a survey just like this in order to decide...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By foodymama
Same situation here!  I understand your...

Same situation here!  I understand your frustration completely!  We were having problems with DD doing any little thing during the day so I thought a chart would make the day a little more concrete...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By foodymama
Thank you very much mamas!  We are going to take...

Thank you very much mamas!  We are going to take your advice and get DD in to see a developmental pediatrician before we proceed with the occupational therapy.  We really do appreciate the guidance!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By foodymama
Hi Mamas!   DH and I were very disappointed...

Hi Mamas!
 
DH and I were very disappointed in DD's evaluation and unfortunately didn't come up with a lot of questions until we left the evaluation and had time to digest everything.  I was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,595
Posted By foodymama
malayasmommy I'm very sorry you're going through...

malayasmommy I'm very sorry you're going through this difficult time with your little one.  Like some other Mamas on here mentioned I have a DD that has never been a good sleeper.  I wasn't a good...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-29-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By foodymama
Hi Mamas!   DD is 3 and DH and I are...

Hi Mamas!
 
DD is 3 and DH and I are seriously talking about TTC again.  I know the recommended time frame for starting prenatals is three months before conception.  Are all of you doing this?...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-20-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,803
Posted By foodymama
I bled at 9 weeks and had an ultrasound as it...

I bled at 9 weeks and had an ultrasound as it was my first and everything looked fine.  I continued to spot on and off for the next few weeks.  This may seem really odd but a definite correlation to...
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