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I'm jumping in late to this thread, but it really hit a button with me. I am not single, but my parents divorced when I was in 8th grade. My mom has said that the only thing she really regrets from the whole divorce is that she did not push my dad to take over more responsibility for us. He got to be the weekend dad, or the whenever he felt like it dad, and it really affected our relationship. He still has NO IDEA what it took for my mom to raise us virtually alone...
You may want to get a breast pump that plugs into the cigarette lighter. IF you have supply issues then you may really need to have that stimulation more than when the baby wants to nurse. If you were home you could keep the baby latched on all day, in a car you can't really do that.
thanks for all the replies. For those who said they felt uncomfortable about their naked dh around the kids, I used to also. I think that all kids go through a stage of noticing that daddy has a penis and being really curious about it. My dh just kept reiterating that his penis was "his" and not to be grabbed, just as we all have private parts that are just "ours" to do with as we want. When dd would try to pull on ds's penis I would repeat the same mantra and she...
This happened to me just last week and I am still a little freaked out about it. I won't go into all the details, but for about 3 seconds I thought that my 2 yo ds had been molested in the pool bathroom. Even after it was quite evident that he had *only* been verbally teased by some older boys (8-10 year olds) I was still furious. I found the camp counselor who was responsible for the other boys and laid into him for about 5 minutes. (So I guess for me the flight...
I agree with you 3boysRus! You don't say how old your kids are. Mine are 2 and 5, but the 5 yo is old enough to learn about money. She doesn't get an allowance yet, but she does get to collect the change around the house and keep up with it and then spend it however she wants. So far she has decided to spend it on snacks at the pool. My dh and are are a bit more well off than are parents were at our age, but we still hold their values which were essentially born...
I second your message Mountain. With my first child I was so nervous and ready for ANYONE, especially someone in the medical field to give me advise. (I not saying that you are like this Theresa!) But I actually started laughing while reading your post and I know that I would have laughed at that NP and said something really clever like, "oh REALLY? You know all that about my child after a 5 minute exam? Are you out of your mind?" You should definately keep...
My dd recently became convinced of this also until we talked about what seeds need to grow: 1. Soil - is there dirt in your stomach? Uh... no. 2. Water - is there water in your stomach? Yes, if I drink some! Ok... 3. Sunlight - is there sunlight in your stomach? NO! So she decided herself that seeds cannot grow in her stomach. Maybe you could even try germinating seeds in an environment approximating her stomach, i.e. no dirt, some water, complete darkness,...
I have loved reading this thread. Some posts are so funny and some so sad. I have to say though that if anyone ever said anything so stupid of funny to me about childrearing then I just don't remember it. I hear people talk about the rude comments they get from strangers or family member and it just amazes me that people can be so tackless. But maybe no one has EVER said anything like that to me - my dh says that I have an aura around me that radiates, "don't f*ck...
Hi, Well I've never been one to think of juice as evil, but I can say that no juice is really sugar free. It may not have ADDED sugar, but will contain naturally occuring sugars. Since it doesn't contain the fiber of the fruit then it is easy to drink the equivilant of more fruit than you would ever eat (i.e. a cup of apple juice may equal 3-4 apples) and therefore take in more calories than if you were eating the whole fruit. Also most fruit juice is rather...
My kids wouldn't stand on a scale at the dr's by themselves until they were at least 3. What we would do was weigh me holding a child and then me by myself and the difference was the child's weight. I think you could do that with your dd nude and then hold her on your lap for exams and then they have satisfied the need to check her for abuse (if that is the reason for her being nude) and they have gotten a weight.
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