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omishev

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  1. I just started looking through All About Spelling and for "a" sounds it doesn't list a short "u" sound, at least not in the beginning. Do they introduce it later on? I scanned through the book and didn't find it but I might have missed it. I have an Anna and an Emma so we need to know! 🙂 Thanks!
  2. I am looking for books about germs and immunology, beneficial microbes in your body, the environment, cooking, industry etc. My oldest is 8. Thank you!
  3. I love this! And they will love it. Thanks for the idea!
  4. Thank you! Thankfully the noise has not bothered DH while he is working. I am honestly shocked about this because, historically, the noise level has always bothered him at home, particularly at meals. He has headaches a lot and doesn't want them around if they are loud. I don't mind the general noise level but want them to know when/where it is appropriate to be loud. I know our families would enjoy their time with the kids more and want to spend more time with them if the volume was better controlled. As of now the kids usually get sent outside or put in front of the TV as soon as the meal is over and that is sad. Right now the kids WANT to spend time with their grandparents and aunts/uncles and may not as they get older if they aren't already close. Wow I guess this is opening up some sore spots. I want DH and the extended family to enjoy spending time with the kids and them being able to control their volume would really help.
  5. Sorry, I failed to mention their ages! 8, 6, 3 and baby.
  6. Oh this isn't really related to the stay home order, I just finally have the baby and toddler napping at the same time so I have some free time to be on here 🙂 They are outside a lot, we have a nice big yard and perfect neighborhood for biking, we have a playroom in the basement. I would just like to teach them where is appropriate to be loud and crazy and where is not as well as how to teach them to be respectful of others when people are trying to talk.
  7. Has anyone successfully taught their children to use inside voices, not talk over each other, not make unneccessary noise when others are talking? Please share your wisdom! It doesn't bother me that much but hubs is working from home so I am more mindful of our volume and I know it overwhelms our families when they come over (and the kids are all the more excited).
  8. Please, I am not here to debate if and when one should sleep train. We started gentle sleep training with our other babies at 2 months and after training them to sleep in their beds they wouldn't sleep anywhere else, maybe in the car briefly. This one is 5 weeks and currently takes most naps in the ergo (because I love it!!) but sleeps in her bed at night (I still rock her to sleep). Is it possible to train them to nap in their beds at home but retain the ability to nap in the ergo when we are out? Anyone purposely wear the baby for some naps at home so he/she will be able to sleep on you away from home?
  9. Haha thanks, it is an exciting time! As long as I don't have to bend over I'm good!
  10. I am looking for recommendations for things to read (or watch) while I wait out these last 3 weeks, birth stories etc. It's my 4th so I've been through the educational stuff before but I can always learn something new! Mostly I'm just looking for inspiration 🙂
  11. I am due with in 3 weeks and despite previously nursing 3 babies for 2 years each I have yet to find any nursing bras I really like. Most are so thin and floppy I might as well not wear one, definitely not appropriate for wearing out of the house. I have never really been a fan of the natural look, I want good support and shaping, but at this point in life the rest of the world would appreciate that too :) I expect to be a 34D+ for a few weeks, 32D/34C for a few months then sadly dwindle from there. Now on to nursing tanks...the built in bras don't have enough support or shaping to my liking so I was wondering if there is a nursing tank without a bra? I just want to be able to wear it under something and unclip the strap so I can nurse without exposing my midriff. When in mixed company I use a cover but I don't want my back/sides showing.
  12. I teach a class at the local university and do most of my work from home. The spring semester will start when #4 is about 7 weeks old and I am interested in having a mother's helper come to help with the older kids (3, 5 and 7) for a couple hours a week while I grade papers from home. I will keep the baby with me. What is reasonable pay and expectations? There is a homeschooled 12 yr old I have in mind to ask. I would want her to take them outside, play board games/puzzles, read, maybe get them a snack and have them pick up whatever messes they make.
  13. With previous babies I stocked the freezer with meals but haven't found many that came out great. Out of meals that were fully cooked already the chili, meat sauce, and pulled chicken were good. Anything with pasta, potatoes, or rice got a little weird. I tried a bunch of those bags that you freeze and can just dump into the crockpot and none of them came out good. I don't know if I did something wrong but the vegetables got all rubbery. I don't plan on trying that method again. We are expecting #4 in 1 month so I really need to get going on my prep but my previous efforts were kind of disappointing. To further complicate matters, my husband has had ongoing health issues and his doctor now has him on a paleo/whole 30 diet. This is pretty new so I am still building up my repertoire of meals and most are salads. Anyone have ideas for freezable options? The budget is pretty tight so cheap is good! Thank you!
  14. What do your afternoons look like? DH has always gotten home right in time for dinner (on the later side) and maybe 15-30 min of reading/playing with the kids before it's time to get ready for bed. I would love to be able to escape to exercise if he were home early. Since we outgrew the double stroller I have been exercising early mornings or during naptime but neither option is really appealing with a baby and homeschooling.
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