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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 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…"
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
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Woman Sets Out to Ban Surrogacy
"I disagree with her reasons.  If there is such a "wound" of a baby being taken from the gestational carrier, then surely adoption should be banned.  After all, by her logic, the child is being taken from its gestational carrier…"
Jun 25
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Summer Birthdays Bummer
"I have the same problem with my winter babies.  My twins were born two days after Christmas and my son was born 6 days before Christmas.  It is impossible to plan birthday parties due to holiday plans/travel/etc. of their friends."
Jun 23
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Allowing Siblings to Pay/Trade Chores‏
"I have to laugh at this---my kids always ask if they have to clean their rooms/bathrooms/etc. to "mom's standards" or "dad's standards".  I am much more demanding than my husband so I end up often going back…"
May 25
MonsterMom replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Don't Rule Out An Epidural Completely
"I agree with MandyJay about  exhausted mothers.  With my twins, I was not able to rest well during the last few weeks before delivery.  Then, the night I went in to be induced, the OB wanted to delay the induction until the…"
May 19
MonsterMom replied to MR Mom's discussion I stole some aluminum foil from Walmart?
"While customer service is lower at Walmart, I still shop there for the reduced prices.  I rarely need customer service when I shop so costs are more important. My shopping budget is nearly 1000 dollars a month so slight price differences…"
May 14

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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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