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    I've used melatonin for "one time" situations,...

    I've used melatonin for "one time" situations, but it was mostly related to to traveling across time zones and then one or two times when DD was very restless and I coudn't get her to relax for bed. ...
  2. Thread: Braxton Hicks

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    Braxton Hicks

    How early do people experience BH contractions? I am about 22 weeks pregnant and have been feeling them throughout the day. It seems early. With my first two, I don't think I had any before 30...
  3. Thread: homebirth costs

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    homebirth costs

    I know there are many ladies on the boards who have had home births. I was wondering if any of you would be willing to share the costs of your home birth. I am referring primarily to...
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    She should have called the parents to pick the...

    She should have called the parents to pick the boy up. He was obviously too unwell to be in daycare. At the daycare I sent my DD to, which was a small daycare with about 3 providers and 20 kids,...
  5. Poll: I don't recall any instances of being physically...

    I don't recall any instances of being physically hurt by another kid at school. If it happened, it wasn't a big enough deal for me to remember. I did, however, once kick a boy between the legs in...
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    Poll: We have only ever had small family get-togethers...

    We have only ever had small family get-togethers for birthdays, so we open gifts in those situations. But if it was a large party, I wouldn't open gifts during the party, and I've been to lots of...
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    Yes, this happened to me too. I was able to get...

    Yes, this happened to me too. I was able to get almost every one of those stains out by using Oxyclean. I get the stained area wet and rub some oxyclean on it and let it sit for a few hours. Then...
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    I think about this less in terms of how our ages...

    I think about this less in terms of how our ages affects mine and DH's relationships with our kids (I am having kids in late 20s, early 30s, and DH is 5 years old, so I'd say we probably fall in the...
  9. Thread: Closet storage

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    I just got closetmaid wire shelving supplies from...

    I just got closetmaid wire shelving supplies from Lowes or Home Depot. I measured out my closet, figured out how I want the shelving/rods configured and the measurements for everything, and bought...
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    I used to pack super simple lunches. My DD likes...

    I used to pack super simple lunches. My DD likes cheese sandwiches, so those were pretty standard. Have you tried using different kinds of bread? My kids prefer their sandwiches in pita bread, and...
  11. Thread: Is this weird

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    I guess this is considered pretty common, but I...

    I guess this is considered pretty common, but I find it so odd to not be allowed to pack your kids' lunch. Is this standard in daycares and preschools? Why would it be different than the case in...
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    Really? I recently switched from a tiny little...

    Really? I recently switched from a tiny little manual sedan to a Sienna and find that the Sienna drives very much like a sedan or small SUV. The Odyssey was much stiffer and more "van like" IMO. ...
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    What percentage of the pages in popular kids'...

    What percentage of the pages in popular kids' magazines are filled with ads? I also was interested in getting DD a magazine subscription, but I am worried about ads.
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    I have pretty much stopped making snacks and...

    I have pretty much stopped making snacks and desserts, which I used to make more regularly. Now I just do it if I am going to visit someone or if it ties in to my daughter's homeschooling. I also...
  15. Thread: Ergos at TJ Maxx

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    I saw both the small pouch and the backpack (that...

    I saw both the small pouch and the backpack (that can attach, but we never use ours attached) at my local TJ Maxx. Maybe that's why they have them there so cheap, because they are transitioning to a...
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    I have no idea why the doctor would use word...

    I have no idea why the doctor would use word "obese." Seems completely off point.

    I agree with others; if she is healthy and active and has good eating and playing/physical exercise habits, I...
  17. Thread: Ergos at TJ Maxx

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    Ergos at TJ Maxx

    I was browsing the baby section at TJ Maxx today and saw that they are selling Ergos. They had organic carriers for $69.99. That is a great price! They also had some accessories, like the backpack...
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    My husband and I did not date. I actually think...

    My husband and I did not date. I actually think I did refer to him (maybe jokingly, but it was pretty truthful) as my "suitor" in the months before we got married, lol. We knew each other, liked...
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    Doing quiet time with my 5 year old is a breeze. ...

    Doing quiet time with my 5 year old is a breeze. The rules are basically that she has to stay in her room and do something "quiet" and by herself. She usually ends up reading (especially since she...
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    My understanding is not that Montesorrians are...

    My understanding is not that Montesorrians are not against imaginative play per se, but that they tend to encourage more reality-based work/play, especially as compared with the Waldorf approach. ...
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    My older DD has always been pretty advanced in...

    My older DD has always been pretty advanced in terms of academics, but, no, she was not accurately tracing letters at age 2.5. I remember this book being one of the early books my DH got her, and...
  22. In my experience, even if I didn't get assigned...

    In my experience, even if I didn't get assigned seats with my family, the flight crew is usually happy to help us figure out an arrangement so that we will all be together. We were once on a flight...
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    We also use playtex drop-ins, but my kids were...

    We also use playtex drop-ins, but my kids were very part-time bottle drinkers, so I didn't have to buy a bunch of liners. If I had to buy new liners all the time, I might not like them as much. I...
  24. I have a healthy amount of skepticism about all...

    I have a healthy amount of skepticism about all testing-based education reform.

    But I will say that my DH is a high school English teacher, and he was really surprised by how high the standards...
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    I use an electronic ear thermometer. One of the...

    I use an electronic ear thermometer. One of the best things I put on my registry (esp considering that they are pretty pricey). I know it's not very exact, but I seldom need an exact temp, and it...
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