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Forum: Baby Names January 17th, 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By crunchywannabe
What do you think of this?

I feel like I always need to start out posts here, I'm NOT pregnant :) But I still love thinking about future baby names!

The other night I had a dream about a little girls name, and I'm...
Forum: Natural Childbirth January 12th, 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By crunchywannabe
How far for a homebirth?

First of all, I'm not expecting.... but the sight of a newborn no longer causes me great stress and anxiety... (that only took about 6 months pp!)

My first was an *almost* natural, midwife...
Forum: Attachment Parenting December 7th, 2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Hiring a nanny

I nannied up until we moved out to the middle of nowhere... for several families with all kinds of different parenting techniques. I found it pretty easy to adapt to each parent's different needs and...
Forum: Attachment Parenting December 4th, 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Introducing Solids

Have you read the BLW book by Gill Ripley? I thought in there is talked about what the signs of food readiness were and how so often other things (Like watching us eat, reaching for food, fussing...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 22nd, 2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Friday GTKY

What are some of your favorite books?I like Jodi Picoult books, but lately I enjoy "self help" or non fiction style books
What are some of your favorite movies?I love Julia Roberts movies.
Forum: Car Seat Safety November 21st, 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: 4 year old in booster seat?

I don't have a specific brand to recommend, but I'd look for something with lower anchors as most kids forget to buckle their booster in when they aren't riding in it (left un buckled an unused...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 20th, 2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Co-sleeping / bed sharing

Before getting pregnant I knew we would co sleep, but I wasn't crazy about bed sharing. I have seen far too many people not doing it safely and wasn't sure how that would look in our house. I put...
Forum: Car Seat Safety November 20th, 2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Angle of seat for RFing toddler

Try installing it a little more upright and take her for a little ride. if she falls asleep check out what her head does. if there is slump forward (side to side if perfectly fine) I would suggest...
Forum: Canadian Mommies November 14th, 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Remembrance Day

here the schools are closed, and nothing is open until after 1pm. I still don't feel like that is enough. I am kind of saddened that it is not respected more in other provinces.
Forum: Canadian Mommies November 13th, 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Mobile Monday

Do you have a cell phone?no
Is it a smart phone?no
If so, do you go on facebook, JM, etc from it?no

:) well that was easy!
Forum: Canadian Mommies November 13th, 2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Remembrance Day

- Do you have a moment of silence?Yes
- Do you have any relatives that are/were in service?DH is a reservist who has been to Afghanistan twice, Both of my grandpas served, My mom's dad during war...
Forum: May 2013 Playroom November 13th, 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: "breastfeeding and the fuzzy brain"

:) Glad to know it should end at some point! My mommy-brain seems to come in waves... or like really stupid brain farts (Ie. While in Babies R Us, holding the pkg for a nose frida, I read "Made in...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 5th, 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 135
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Scary Sunday

I am terrified of coming face to face with a cougar. (well any large cat, lion, tiger, you get the idea) There are a few in our area and I hate being outside, especially at night for fear I'll get...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 5th, 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: You miss what?...

I don't know. I'm pretty darn sympathetic to the "being a mom is way harder than I thought" crowd these days! I wouldn't post that myself, I've had it pretty easy, but I've always been a hope for...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 5th, 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Did not happened as you thought.

If I'm being honest pretty much everything has met my expectations. He cries about as much as I expected, he is bothered by his teeth about as bad as I expected.
Forum: Canadian Mommies November 4th, 2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Fathers & Parental Leave

Oh that's too bad it has to be local! My husband just went back to work last monday after taking 23 weeks (of the 37 he was entitled to) It was so lovely!

Skype wouldn't be an option for this? ...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 4th, 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 117
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Introducing...

congrats! What a beautiful name! She's so adorable!
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 2nd, 2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: A good read

This is so relevant to me right now! Thank you for posting! It's really given me a better attitude!
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 2nd, 2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Saturday stop!

I agree with what's been said. I actually have a harder time with the word "Don't" When I was in college we were taught that children will not always hear the whole instruction so instead of "Don't...
Forum: May 2013 Playroom November 1st, 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: It's 10:30am...

Yeah Arthur's the same... doesn't usually nap until 2pmish....it's different every day. Makes planning anything really tough!
Forum: Canadian Mommies November 1st, 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: *~*Happy Halloween!!!*~*

We had 1 car load of 3 kids... same number as last year, different kids though. I took Arthur to playgroup and out running errands in costume (without the hat) and just took some pictures with him...
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 1st, 2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 163
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: November Check In!

I'm here
Arthur is 5.5 months
He is now a pro at rolling both ways!
Forum: Attachment Parenting November 1st, 2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By crunchywannabe
Re: Happy Halloween!!

Katy! So Cute...

Arthur was a foot guard!
Forum: May 2013 Playroom November 1st, 2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By crunchywannabe
Baby's First Halloween Costume

I thought it would be cute to have 1 thread dedicated to all the little's costumes!

I am so in love with ours. I always dreamed of being the mom who handmade her kids costumes, and eventually...
Forum: May 2013 Playroom November 1st, 2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 144
Posted By crunchywannabe
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