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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
3:16 pm
[collarbone_high]
Midwife recommendations?
Hi there,

Just like the subject line says, I'm looking for midwife recommendations. Have you had a positive or negative experience with a local midwife? I'm looking at the midwives listed for Travis county on the Association of Texas Midwives web site and trying to narrow down the list of contenders. Thanks in advance for your help!

-Kellye
cross-posted
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
9:30 pm
[robinanderson]
Hi, I am new here and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Robin and I am 36. I am expecting my first child (a boy) at the end of August.

Lately I have been having some inner thigh soreness/stiffness and difficulty moving easily from a sitting to a standing/walking position. Has anyone else had this problem at 7 months?

Thanks!
Thursday, February 9th, 2006
1:37 pm
[damsaeldaemon]
Any parents here with 3 and 4 year olds? (cross posted austincommunity)
My daughter takes a 2 hour creative movement class at Austin Dance Arts, right next to the old Mervyn's, and in the shopping ctr w/ Toys R Us off of B.White).
There is a Monday and a Thursday class, and I recently switched her over to the Thursday class. Both are for 3 and 4 year olds.
The class is small right now and Dana Lewis the dance instructor is looking for more kiddos to join!

It's free to try the first class. The class is from 10-12 p.m. on Thursdays. It includes: tap, ballet, gymnastics, and theater work

The class is really needing to grow!! My daughter loves the teacher and loves the class.

442-2300
austindancearts.com
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
10:24 pm
[damsaeldaemon]
biscuit bros. tomorrow at 6:30 Austin's Children Museum
It's one dollar!! C'mon out and support the greatest little duo for kids. My son adores these guys. They have great down home style music and attitude. The show's @ 6:30 at the Austin's Children Museum..

See ya there!!!

Yay Biscuit Brothers!!
Monday, May 16th, 2005
10:43 am
[baldomom]
Garage sale this Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon
Giant multifamily sale benefitting Crestview UMC Preschool. Tons of clothes, housewares, furniture, frames and art supplies from the Davis Gallery, toys, and exercise equipment. We'll have a moonwalk and cool stuff for the kiddos. 1300 Morrow Street.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
3:47 pm
[baldomom]
Thursday, January 27th, 2005
5:06 pm
[stickcow]
prefolds wanted
Anyone have two dozen or so prefolds they're willing to part with fairly cheap? Or know something in town where I can get some?

A friend of mine is about to pop and wants to use clothe diapers, but has onyl been able to find the yucky gerber ones with the polyester padding in the middle. Those are just horrible and I don't think she'll last long using them so was hoping to get her something a bit more absorbant.

Thanks
Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
5:57 pm
[damsaeldaemon]
Question on baby carriers
I have lost my Maya wrap. I have no idea where it is. I am in the market for a carrier that would be appropriate for activities as well. I'm very interested in the baby bjorn. Does anyone have any experience with this one. It's rather expensive, but I need something soon.
With the bjorn you can't nurse like a sling--though I'm hoping my sling will show up--but I could take my son walking in it while pushing daughter in the jogging stroller.
The tandem stroller I have is absolutely HORRIBLE for the road and sidewalk. What do you all think? Anyone like brisk walks and want to join me sometime? I exercise at they gym everyday, but my daughter loves the walks, and I just love my heart rate to accelerate so I can do a walk anytime but better with more involved.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
11:28 am
[damsaeldaemon]
Ruta Maya tomorrow
10-11 a.m. Come here music that will entertain your kids while you sit and chat.
I'll be there, will you?
Thursday, January 20th, 2005
11:33 am
[damsaeldaemon]
Cool clothes, but expensive
http://austinmama.com/ramonster.htm

I love the garage suit--don't know if I would pay that much.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
12:54 pm
[phaedrasdream]
I am a single mother to two young boys, ages 5 and 2. I am also a full-time employee (IT Project Manager) and a grad student (MLA program at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX). I am performing an ethnographic study of single mothers in order to understand how single mothers experience single motherhood. I am speaking with members of the Single Parent Resource Network and Austin Single Parent Organization here in Austin, as well as individual single mothers both in and outside of Austin who are a part of online communities.

I am interviewing single moms on topics of general interest to single moms. This survey will be used to gather data about the varying and common experiences of single mothers in contemporary American society in order to describe and better understand the culture of single motherhood. Once the study is complete, I will post it online and all who participated will be able to provide feedback on the general tone and nature of the study and its presentation.

If you are interested in participating...Collapse )

PLEASE PARTICIPATE!! One of the things I have found is that SINGLE MOTHER'S VOICES ARE LARGELY IGNORED EVEN AS THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE BLAMED ON US GO WIDELY REPORTED! Help make your voice heard!!

x-posted like whoa
Monday, October 25th, 2004
2:04 pm
[bruise27]
Parenting Information Survey
(many times x-posted, thank you for the indulgence)

I'd like to solicit your help in my information architecture mentoring project. I'm designing a new source of parenting information, and to that end, I've posted a survey that I hope will help guide me throughout the rest of my project. Please fill it out if you like, and spread this link to any parent you know who might be interested in giving me their opinions on good/bad sources of parenting information.

Thanks!

http://www.freesurveysonline.com/fso/AskSurvey.fso?Survey=4993&CheckID=4450
Friday, August 20th, 2004
8:37 am
[kaffee_spinne]
Saturday, July 31st, 2004
11:09 pm
[damsaeldaemon]
Ruta Maya tomorrow
Sunday 10 a.m. at Ruta Maya. Live show for kids. We'll try to be there.
Thursday, July 8th, 2004
9:30 am
[kaffee_spinne]
Free mama classes
Classes are held at FamilyConnections
825 E. 53rd 1/2 St., E-101
478-5725
http://www.familyconnectionsonline.org
Classes are FREE with no registration required.
Children are welcome to all of the classes!

Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 - 11:00am - For Expectant Parents
Know What To Expect at the Birth

Tuesday, July 27, 6:30-8:00pm - Children 1-4 years
Taking the Bite Out of Biting

Wednesday, July 28, 10:00-11:30am - Children 1-4 years
It's What's Inside That Counts

Thursday, July 29, 6:30-8:00pm - Guidance and Discipline
Parental Involvement In Your Child's Life

Friday, July 30, 10:00-11:00am - Babies 0-1 years
Getting A Good Night's Sleep

For a comprehensive CityWide Parenting Series schedule please visit www.FamilyConnectionsonline.org
Wednesday, June 30th, 2004
3:07 pm
[xacat]
Mommie and Me Classes at YogaYoga (Babies)
For anyone who is interested, YogaYoga offers a Baby Yoga class every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 - 2:45pm at their Westgate center. I'm planning to go next Wednesday.

Classes are 15$ a pop. If anyone cares to join or would like more information, call (512) 358-1200, or show up ~1:20, with Baby and yoga mat in tow, at the aforementioned location (add: 4477 South Lamar Ste. 420).
Monday, June 14th, 2004
11:07 am
[kaffee_spinne]
10:58 am
[kaffee_spinne]
Free mama classes in Austin
Classes are held at FamilyConnections
825 E. 53rd 1/2 St., E-101
478-5725
www.familyconnectionsonline.org
Classes are FREE with no registration required.
Children are welcome to all of the classes!
the ListCollapse )

Unfortunately the ones I want to take are given during my work-hours, and I'm low on vac/sick-pay balances enough. :/
Friday, June 11th, 2004
4:26 pm
[kaffee_spinne]
Free mama classes in Austin
Expectant Moms Club

Attention pregnant mommies!! Take some time out just for you and join
other pregnant mommies for fun, support, and of course some goodies!
Diapering Option class, and Infant CPR classCollapse )
Monday, May 3rd, 2004
9:24 pm
[damsaeldaemon]
Did anyone take the Birthing from Within class? I'm taking it in August. I have the book and love the philosophy and wondered if anyone had their experiences to share.
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