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We tried the Snuggle Nest, but Aine wasn't having any of that! She insisted on being tight up against me. Also, she tended to wiggle "out" of the thing on the few occasions we could get her to sleep in it.
I read that article and while I'm glad co-sleeping got a positive nod, I'm not impressed. The baby is 6 weeks old! Who would make a 6 week old CIO? Even many CIO supporters (including all the "experts") don't suggest CIO until MUCH MUCH older. So um yes, when dealing with a newborn compassion comes first :
My babe is only 6 months, but she is a mover already. I can most definately see using a tether with her. Based on her personality, she is not a child who is going to be happy holding mama's hand 24/7. And how is it not AP to respond to a child's needs? Some toddlers are far happier with a tether than holding a hand. A tether can help them feel more independent. FWIW, I leash my dogs not because they are subservient, but for their own safety. As young and...
Muse, what a great post. I try not to kill bugs. Whenever possible I escort them out. When we bought our house, however, we had a HUGE ant problem. They lived in the walls and no matter how clean we were, we had ants everywhere! So I called an exterminator who put some kind of powder in the walls. I didn't like doing it, and I sent my apologies to the ants, but I think it was the right decision. Well, I hope it was. Where I get hung up is that I don't...
Quote: Originally posted by Justice2 The issue in my house isn't about my hubby feeling macho. It isn't about him being a gun toting fanatic. It's about the fact that for the rest of his life he will have to bear that scar of being shot. He will have to live with the memories of a man putting a gun to his head screaming that he would kill him. It's about him feeling secure that he can protect his family. Please don't belittle the situation or make my dh...
Quote: In my own tradition, Shambhala, teachers are not viewed as authority figures but as examples, mirrors, as it said in the article, through whom we come to see our own true nature. Now if someone wants to come along and turn those teachers into authority figures that is their own stuff and that is something to be worked with through practice. Everything can become a lesson. Hmmm, but what about devotion to the guru? And samaya? I'm not...
Quote: Originally posted by roseselene [BI really think crib manufacturers should start marketing to cat oweners [/B] Yes!!! I often have two on the crib mattress part and one hiding underneath in the drawer. Occasionally Aine uses it to play in.
At what point does including others in your own spiritual practice become offensive? Is it offensive to pray for someone? To pray for someone who doesn't know you are praying for them? To pray for someone even though they have asked you not to? I think there is a world of difference between using "prayer" as a weapon (ie, telling someone you'll pray for her soul after she tells you she's not following your religion) and praying (or posthumously baptizing, or...
Quote: Originally posted by EBM If your child is anything like my son, he watches as each item of food travels to your mouth while reaching for it. If he can, gets a death grip on any food that comes within inches of his hands and refuses to let go. Or if he is on your lap, and you have the audacity to try to eat from a plate, he elbows you in the chest, slaps you in the face, and nosedives for the plate. I think they are ready when they notice you...
We started at 5.5 months. I was trying to wait until 6, but the kid was lunging for my food and absolutely fascinated with people eating. She also had all the "signs" of readiness. One thing to keep in mind is that breastmilk and formula are more caloric than solids. Meaning, if weight gain is an issue, solids will probably not help a babe gain more quickly. Supplemenation with formula might be better than solids if the main concern is weight gain. So far my...
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