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Breastfeeding Question
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Let me first say, I really don't want this to turn into a breast vs formula argument.     Anyways, my twin girls were born on Friday and are doing great.  Like my other children, my plan was to feed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MandyJay Jan 2.

LRMC and Rooming In
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Maybe someone can help me with this. I am having twins and it looks likely that they will be delivered via C-section. My question is in regards to delivering at LRMC. I have heard that there is no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fallsmama Aug 19, 2013.

Proposed Start/End Times for All Schools
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Here is the proposed start/end times for the local schools if the budget reductions take place.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MonsterMom Apr 9, 2013.

High School Start Time Changes
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Wondering if anyone knows how this is going to work?http://www.theledger.com/article/20130319/NEWS/130319004?tc=cr …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah P. Storck Mar 25, 2013.

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MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion A Babysitter Costs HOW Much?
"I pay 5 an hour per child.  So, with 6 children, the going rate is 30 an hour at my house.  However, a sitter really does not need to watch my oldest children (they pretty much entertain themselves and stay in their rooms reading/tv…"
Aug 20
MonsterMom replied to Amanda Salm's discussion Good Pediatric DR in Lakeland
"But do they take insurance?  I have heard they do not accept insurance.  "
Aug 14
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Dad Doesn't Want to Cut Umbilical Cord
"My husband cut the cords of three of our children.  I actually requested to cut my youngest son's cord.  The OB seemed a little shocked but was OK with it.  It was pretty tough to cut through.  With the twins, my husband and…"
Aug 13
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Back to School 2014
"The times have changed so that all schools are on the same schedule.  High schools start at 7, elementary at 8, and middle at 9 (although some middles have a different time).  This was something the new superintendent…"
Aug 6
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Down's Baby Abandoned With Surrogate
"All of this should have been detailed in the surrogate contract.  Termination of the pregnancy information is normally in a contract.  This is a match that should never have been made since the couple and surrogate have differing…"
Aug 5
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Birth Certificate and Passport Woes After Homebirths?
"I don't think a homebirth with a midwife would pose a problem.  I could see an issue with a home birth with no witnesses and no "proof" that the mother gave birth (ie a medical exam, etc).  In that case, a…"
Jul 30
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion 11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black
"The black doors looked ok but I wonder how they would look in a "regular" house that wasn't staged by an interior decorator in those photos.  Also, many of those photos showed very spacious rooms.  Wonder how this would look…"
Jul 25
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion 6 Veggies You Only Think You Don't Like
"I will actually eat/serve 6 of the 7.  Beets are the one that I cannot stand so I don't serve it.     My taste preferences definitely influence my kids since I will not cook/offer any food that I don't like. …"
Jul 22
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion How to Clean Your Filthy Dishwasher
"I use Finish Dishwasher cleaner.  It is really easy.  Just pop in the container of cleaner and run it on the hottest cycle.  Leaves the dishwasher clean.  I clean it once a month. "
Jul 21
MonsterMom replied to Better Bladders's discussion Young girls.. When are we making the transition to wear training bras?
"My oldest daughter is 10 and she started wearing sports/training bras at 9.  She really didn't need them but she wanted too and was feeling a bit self-conscious around her friends.    I took her shopping the other day for…"
Jul 21
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion LRMC, Regency Center in Winter Haven Take Steps to Reduce Early-Term Deliveries
"I had my first four children early---37-38 weeks early with no problems.  One ended up in the NICU but that was due to other issues besides him being induced early. For my fifth pregnancy, the hospital started implementing these policies. …"
Jul 17
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Without looking, do you know what your child is wearing today?
"For my youngest son, that is an easy answer.  HIs underwear.  That is all.  I have given up fighting him to put on his clothes this summer unless we are going out.  For my oldest daughter, I have no idea.  That girl changes…"
Jul 15
MonsterMom replied to MandyJay's discussion Bed Side Rail? Niece visiting -- help! :)
"I think we still have ours.  I will look tomorrow in the garage and let you know (in my clean jammies so I am not going out to dig around in my messy garage :)  ).  If so, you are welcome to it."
Jul 10
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion 10 Surprises From the First Days After Delivery
" Your OB rubbing on your stomach was giving you a fundal massage.  It expels a lot of the clots and causes the blood vessels to clamp down.  My OB did it with each birth and also kicked up the Pitocin to get the uterus to…"
Jul 10
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Is it Cheaper to Raise Boys or Girls?
"I have three boys and three girls and they each cost roughly the same IF I were to buy the basics.  However, as the article points out, it is partially the parental choices.  For example, each child could get t-shirts and shorts, sandals,…"
Jul 6
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Dates For 2014
"Thanks for posting.  I have most of my school supplies but I always stock up on diapers since they are also tax free."
Jul 3

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At 9:03am on December 27, 2013, Shawn Spivey said…

I've been thinking of you non-stop.  I hope you're enjoying pure baby bliss and recovering nicely.   Good luck!    


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