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    Back in my scrappy days I worked on boats for...

    Back in my scrappy days I worked on boats for several years, including one that went 3 miles offshore and regularly hit 15-20 foot swells. Only motion sick once in my life on a particularly bad day,...
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    I had severe brain fog, some weight gain, and...

    I had severe brain fog, some weight gain, and tiredness that I didn't recognize as such; it just felt like a lack of motivation. Like Kelly, I didn't realize how bad I was feeling until I got...
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    Cheap washcloths + water, hands down best to get...

    Cheap washcloths + water, hands down best to get rid of rash. Maintain with Costco wipes, like them waaaay better than huggies. I found those rough too. They are the ones that inspired me to test...
  4. I personally rather have the kids here than...

    I personally rather have the kids here than playing at the other houses, though I know the neighborhood kids and parents very well. We live in a close knit community. If I didn't know the parents...
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    I have been on over a dozen flights with lap...

    I have been on over a dozen flights with lap children, some pretty late, and recommend a carrier. My kids were used to me carrying them in the ergo, so wearing it loosely on flights and having them...
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    On my kindle, for my four year old girl, I have...

    On my kindle, for my four year old girl, I have drawing apps (the kaleidoscope mentioned), a several interactive storyboard books, magic puzzles, and a few preschool apps focusing on letters,...
  7. My four year old has a "teach me time" clock...

    My four year old has a "teach me time" clock, which has both analog and digital display. You can touch a foot to read out the time, and there is a multi-level 'game' where the analog clock changes...
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    He is 8 months old. Sorry - I'm a bit clueless...

    He is 8 months old. Sorry - I'm a bit clueless since my 3.5 year old hasn't had a fever over 101 ever. I rarely get fevers as well; I just don't want to either overreact or underreact.
    Thanks for...
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    I have a kelty carrier hard/external frame...

    I have a kelty carrier hard/external frame carrier that is awesome, it's adjustable such that both my husband and I can use it (I am 5'3" and short torso, he is 5'10" and long torso). It's expensive...
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    Experience with Periodic Fever?

    My son started not feeling well on Saturday, slight fever (99-100) the day my DH and I dropped him off at grandparents for the night. (If I had known how bad he would get we would have not dropped...
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    We have a bee issue at our house and DD has been...

    We have a bee issue at our house and DD has been stung twice in the past month, and the swelling on day 2 is worse than day 1. I spoke with pedi and they said the localized swelling happens but it...
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    Don't have much time or much to add, but are you...

    Don't have much time or much to add, but are you familiar with the rolling stones song "Mothers little helper"? Yeah, I never heard of it personally but I'm not surprised that it goes on. I think...
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    My experience: I did VBAC last year with the "old...

    My experience: I did VBAC last year with the "old fashioned" induction technique, as my OB put it: castor oil. Worked like a charm :) Was scheduled for a formal induction since I was over 41 weeks...
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    I hold on to 15-20 pounds while bf'ing. I'm...

    I hold on to 15-20 pounds while bf'ing. I'm usually around 110 and am sitting at 130 and have serious clothing issues right now, though by most people's standards I'm totally normal and healthy, I'm...
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    We don't use any sort of float device, though we...

    We don't use any sort of float device, though we have a pool so my kids will get in several times/week during the summer for months at a time so there is a lot of time to get comfortable in the...
  16. Thread: Is it right?

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    I don't know if "is it right" is the correct...

    I don't know if "is it right" is the correct question. We know what the bible says about premarital relations, along with what it says about countless other activities/habits (divorce, affairs,...
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    Advice needed

    Hi Ladies,
    There are a couple things going on with bf'ing; I'm hoping I can outline all the pieces and you can tell me if they're related or not, and what I can do to alleviate things.

    My left...
  18. Thread: Prayers

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    Praying for you. :hugs:

    Praying for you. :hugs:
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    I was raised Catholic and became protestant as an...

    I was raised Catholic and became protestant as an adult (now attending a non-denominational Bible church like yourself). There can be some sensitivity between Catholic and Protestants which I didn't...
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    My DH travels a lot. I bought a hug-a-planet a...

    My DH travels a lot. I bought a hug-a-planet a couple years ago (earth print spherical pillow) and we look at where Daddy is going. Dh also shows her and talks to her about getting on an airplane...
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    Kirsten! Congrats! I took several books out...

    Kirsten! Congrats!
    I took several books out of the library over the span of a few months along the lines of "welcome baby" "big sister" ect. I don't remember the titles but I searched their...
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    I had an all-natural birth - I didn't think of...

    I had an all-natural birth - I didn't think of getting an epi as an option. I also had a doula though, because I wanted another female there who could support me through labor. DH didn't show an...
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    I had a fisher price swing we used for my first,...

    I had a fisher price swing we used for my first, but I got rid of it since it was so large and never replaced it when I had my second. I have a rocker chair and a bouncy seat (that I borrowed, and...
  24. Thread: Tantrums!

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    I have a 3 year old as well, who I sometimes...

    I have a 3 year old as well, who I sometimes refer to as 3M, for "Mia meltdown mode". I have found by far the most effective way of dealing with them is sending her to her room or separating her...
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    I think her name was Jenny, she documented a lot...

    I think her name was Jenny, she documented a lot of her weight loss here when it was private. She was such an inspiration!
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