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Forum: Life With a Baby   Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
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   Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
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   Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
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   Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
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: 13
Views: 741
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: 726
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: 2,528
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: 43
Views: 1,229
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: 1,255
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: 1,843
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: 1,592
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: 29,048
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: 429
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: 246
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: 414
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: 684
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: 439
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: 515
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: 447
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: 447
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: 5,304
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....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am looking to find a balance between days...

I am looking to find a balance between days spent entirely at home (including outdoors close to home) compared to days away from home (play dates, library, classes etc).  I am wondering how many...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-01-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By SplashingPuddle
revolting - I am interested in how you get your...

revolting - I am interested in how you get your 3-year old to stay outside by himself?  I rarely get to go to the washroom by myself these days without an audience.  And how long will your 3-year...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-20-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My oldest will also be four soon and I have a 6...

My oldest will also be four soon and I have a 6 month old too. For us, it works to try and be firm yet kind with our oldest. I start to put oldest to bed at 6:30pm, very quick process. No bath since...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I did hypnobabies, self-study course.  My birth...

I did hypnobabies, self-study course.  My birth was so quick and easy that it really caught me off-guard and I was a bit scared by the speed (DD born 11 minutes after calling midwife).  I'd only had...
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