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by careme777
Tue Aug 30, 11:56 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Cry it out vs. Attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 16360

Re: Cry it out vs. Attachment

This is the best summary of the research I've come across without actually doing the research myself: https://scienceofmom.com/2012/03/30/helping-babies-cope-with-stress-and-learn-to-sleep/. Obviously, it's talking about stress and CIO as it relates to sleep training, but I think the takeaway jives ...
by careme777
Tue Aug 30, 11:31 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Carriers vs Ring Sling
Replies: 6
Views: 2723

Re: Carriers vs Ring Sling

Personally, I think you get more bang for your buck from a good soft structured carrier (SSC) with buckles and a waist band and all that. Some people find ring slings to be comfortable, but I was never able to get the hang of it for long periods of time. If you're going to be out shopping or taking ...
by careme777
Tue Feb 2, 11:46 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: The pregnant woman's business trip from hell (or at least heck)
Replies: 8
Views: 3569

Re: The pregnant woman's business trip from hell (or at least heck)

Obviously, everyone experiences pregnancy a little differently, but I would encourage you to prioritize sleep over anything else. I remember early on I was absolutely bushed every single day by about two p.m. It was unlike any 2p.m. slump I've ever experienced, I could barely function I needed to sl...
by careme777
Sun Jan 24, 19:36 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: Intro: pregnant nerd here!
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Intro: pregnant nerd here!

Ooh. I am very interested in taking up woodworking. It seems like such a practical skill. How did you go about learning?
by careme777
Sat Jan 23, 9:30 2016
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Community Spaces on the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Community Spaces on the Internet

Does anybody else listen to the podcast "Note to Self"? The most recent episode was an interesting one that touched on the idea of how to create social spaces on the internet where people feel comfortable being themselves, instead of a carefully curated public persona. The guests' conclusion is that...
by careme777
Sat Jan 23, 9:18 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Is this how your community reacts to snowstorm predictions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2596

Re: Is this how your community reacts to snowstorm predictions?

I live in a pretty snowy city (it's called the snowfall capital of ____), so snow doesn't really phase me. Obviously I'm well prepared for it, and my husband is a farmer so if we ever needed to get out he'd just start a tractor. So no, I don't really understand the paranoia. I mostly get excited abo...
by careme777
Sat Jan 23, 9:16 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: let's list our favorite children's books
Replies: 34
Views: 17451

Re: let's list our favorite children's books

I've got a lot of older favourites, but I think it's fun to try to find new ones too, because there are always good children's book authors publishing. Of our (admitedly) small stash that we're working on, I really like "The Gruffallo". That mouse is wily. And "I want my hat back". That bear... Our ...
by careme777
Sat Jan 16, 9:38 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Kale: I'm doing it wrong.
Replies: 21
Views: 3189

Re: Kale: I'm doing it wrong.

I second trying it massaged. It sounds really weird, but massage with an olive oil vinaigrette (with a bit of sugar in it to counteract the bitter) and then let it sit for 15 minutes or so. Add in some hulled sunflower seeds, dried cranberries and goat cheese. That's the last way I'd suggest you try...
by careme777
Sat Jan 16, 9:33 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Is your computer slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Is your computer slow?

No, but my internet is.
by careme777
Mon Jan 11, 14:14 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: anti-racism challenge sign-up
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: anti-racism challenge sign-up

I'd like to participate, with the caveat that I don't have lots of extra time on my hands. I could do with small manageable discussions/readings, though.
by careme777
Mon Jan 11, 14:10 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: what is your purpose?
Replies: 9
Views: 4675

Re: what is your purpose?

Wow, that's a pretty deep question. Sometimes I think I have a purpose, and other times I think it helps me deal with my existential angst if I believe I don't have one. Then I can indulge in hedonism and not have to worry about the issues with that. I like the idea of empowering people to make them...
by careme777
Sun Jan 10, 10:07 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Lottery math
Replies: 11
Views: 4593

Re: Lottery math

My stats prof in university totally disabused me of the notion that winning the lottery was a smart idea. I don't remember what exactly he said, but he was this brilliant little genius and his logic just cut any desire to play right out of me. I sometimes feel like it might be fun and then I remembe...
by careme777
Tue Jan 5, 18:05 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: new years resolutions?
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

Re: new years resolutions?

I don't usually make resolutions, but I've got a few goals for the next while. Mostly because I find when I have goals that I can come back to throughout the year when I feel aimless, it helps me to keep my focus. So far I've got: - bake more (i used to really like baking and then my body started re...
by careme777
Tue Jan 5, 17:56 2016
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 191
Views: 68453

Re: what are you reading?

This is such an excellent topic. I've added a bunch of books to my GoodReads list. I'm currently listening to "In the Woods" by Tana French for my book club. It's gripping, but a little slow. That might just be because of the audiobook, though. I also just started the second Outlander book, "Dragonf...
by careme777
Mon Dec 28, 14:13 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Toys that make noises
Replies: 6
Views: 3484

Toys that make noises

We've had a few hand me down noisy toys given to us, you know the ones: bright flashy lights, annoying songs, "educational content", but I haven't felt bad about mostly keeping them out of my little guy's hands because they're hand me downs and nobody will be offended. He just got his very first bra...
by careme777
Mon Dec 28, 13:51 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How many sheets/clothes/blankets etc for newborn?
Replies: 9
Views: 6629

Re: How many sheets/clothes/blankets etc for newborn?

We only had a few newborn outfits, because everyone told us they'd grow out of them quickly. We had a set of five newborn onesies, no newborn sleepers (the ones with the feet), and a few pairs of newborn pants. Your baby will look adorable in basically anything you put them in, so don't worry about ...
by careme777
Wed Nov 25, 19:57 2015
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Bad Feminist
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Re: Bad Feminist

I read some of the essays. Some of them I really enjoyed, but I didn't finish the book because I wasn't really interested in most of them. Literary criticism about books I haven't read is hard for me, even if the overall thesis of the essay is something I find interesting.
by careme777
Wed Nov 25, 19:53 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: holiday shopping lists - kids/babies edition!
Replies: 18
Views: 5769

Re: holiday shopping lists - kids/babies edition!

I like buying books for kids. Even for very young ones, there are awesome books that can be read to them. Sadly, giving advice is hard, since most children's books I know are Dutch, and might not be translated. My go to gifts for kids are books. I know they don't get really excited about opening th...
by careme777
Wed Nov 25, 19:49 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: holiday shopping lists - kids/babies edition!
Replies: 18
Views: 5769

Re: holiday shopping lists - kids/babies edition!

I have a nephew who will be nearing 10 months old this Christmas. He's a bit young to have fixed interests - he likes colorful things and especially the crochet crafts he gets from my sister. My son is just about to turn one and toys we would be really interested in right now are a good set of wood...
by careme777
Wed Oct 28, 11:49 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What is a feminist?
Replies: 25
Views: 4657

Re: What is a feminist?

That all makes sense to me. It's just that polarizaton can cause "moderates" like myself to not know how to weigh in. I believe in equal pay and equal rights, but that's as far as my feminism takes me. I just had a feminist on reddit tell me to take the OP question off since r/feminism is a place f...
by careme777
Wed Oct 28, 7:49 2015
Forum: New Members
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: Greetings

How'd you get into canning and preserving? I'm mainly familiar with it through my grandparents. I don't grow enough to can and preserve much (I eat it as I grow), but hearing about canning makes me nostalgic and makes my hands itch just a bit for stringing green beans. My mother-in-law is really bi...
by careme777
Sat Oct 24, 18:02 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Childbirth/infant cpr/baby care classes
Replies: 9
Views: 3521

Re: Childbirth/infant cpr/baby care classes

We did a class through public health (it was maybe 3 or 4 hours) that was free, and then a whole Saturday with the local midwives that was excellent. Really explained everything in a straightforward and comprehensive way. And then I did prenatal yoga at my local yoga studio for most of my pregnancy....
by careme777
Sat Oct 24, 17:55 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: medicated vs. unmedicated birth
Replies: 31
Views: 9352

Re: medicated vs. unmedicated birth

I find it surprising that so many people are judgemental about the way you have given birth. I haven't really felt any negativity about my birth experience except from myself. Some people were fairly open about their disapproval of my choice to have a home birth before baby was born (I live in Canad...
by careme777
Sat Oct 24, 17:26 2015
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Why do they make blenders where you can't detach the blades?
Replies: 18
Views: 5052

Re: Why do they make blenders where you can't detach the blades?

I got an old Osterizer for $4 at a yard sale and it's excellent. All the old oster blenders can be used with Mason jars, so they're basically magic bullets and blenders mixed into one! Just for informational purposes, in case you're interested in looking for another blender. Mine is also an awesome ...
by careme777
Sat Oct 24, 17:21 2015
Forum: New Members
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Greetings

Your username, nicknames, how to pronounce it: Careme777, i'm not sure how to pronounce the first part, it's been my username since livejournal and neopets were things I did with my time, so that's why it's there. Occupation/Potential Occupation: Trained as an occupational therapist, currently farm ...