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post #21 of 124
I had ultrasounds with my pregnancy, sometimes get loud, my DD is fully vaccinated, I have almost no green cleaners in my home, and most of my dd's toys are plastic (wood has a texture that creeps me out).
post #22 of 124
I say no a lot, but I don't think that jives against being AP. I see people mistaking permissive parenting for AP quite often.

We watch TV and eat sugar.

We used sposies on occasion.

I had 3 hospital births.

I would have an u/s if I had another baby (I can't) because my last had a missed near-previa that even scared my mw when the placenta came out. The first u/s missed it.

We use Western medicine when needed (abx, etc.).
post #23 of 124
  • Okay, my toddler watched 4 Maisey videos on the computer when I needed to pack up the house
  • When I get triggered emotionally, I sometimes forget to mindfully think. The other day My 2 year old grabbed one of his organic squeezy food pouch to eat but I needed to put his bib on so I said"give it to mama please " as I grabbed it and he started to yell while not letting go(squeezed harder) and I said numerous times"give it to me" and he wouldn't so the whole thing got squeezed all over both of us(blueberry...on my new shirt) all because I was being controlling.
post #24 of 124

Oh, yes, disposable wipes of any kind here.  Hiney wipes, cleaning wipes, Swiffer wet pads......I use it all.  And I tell myself it's because I'm "busy."

post #25 of 124
My kids are vaccinated.

I think of myself as being permissive with snacks and unhealthy food but I think I'm actually pretty careful with that. They get a bit of garbage here and there but it's small amounts and occasionally. Maybe I'm middle of the road here.

Public school. I love it.

I'm fine with technology. One of my kids has an iPad and the other has a smaller and less expensive tablet. They don't use them constantly, but they can use them as they wish. The older one uses hers as an e-reader so she uses it pretty often as she reads a LOT.

I will keep thinking about this.
post #26 of 124
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Oh, yes, disposable wipes of any kind here.  Hiney wipes, cleaning wipes, Swiffer wet pads......I use it all.  And I tell myself it's because I'm "busy."

One warning on the swiffer wet pads - I got some as a baby present (making cleaning easier) and I did love them until they made my cat sick. She would walk on the floor, clean herself by licking her paws, and get sick. So now I use the swiffer mop thing but I just use rags on made wet it with a less harsh cleaner. (Mother Meyers cleaner.) The pads are awesome for convenience, and cleanliness is important to me and if you need convenience to get there I get it, but watch any pets you have and if they get sick then consider that as a possible source.
post #27 of 124
This morning we have already watched two hours of TV and it is only 10am. Insert smiley with bag over head!!
post #28 of 124
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One warning on the swiffer wet pads - I got some as a baby present (making cleaning easier) and I did love them until they made my cat sick. She would walk on the floor, clean herself by licking her paws, and get sick. So now I use the swiffer mop thing but I just use rags on made wet it with a less harsh cleaner. (Mother Meyers cleaner.) The pads are awesome for convenience, and cleanliness is important to me and if you need convenience to get there I get it, but watch any pets you have and if they get sick then consider that as a possible source.

Hm, that is very interesting for 2 reasons.

1.  My dog has been having a paw issue.

2. I just saw at the store the washable re-usable cloth pads that you wet yourself and considered buying a few. 

 

Now I think I will, thanks for the boost!

post #29 of 124
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Public school. I love it.

 

I definitely like public school a lot more than I thought I would.  We'll see as years go by if I still stay as happy with it, but for now it's great.

post #30 of 124
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Public school. I love it.

 

I definitely like public school a lot more than I thought I would.  We'll see as years go by if I still stay as happy with it, but for now it's great.

 

Me too! I wanted to homeschool so bad, but my health at the time kept me from it. Now? My health is better and I'm loving public school! It doesn't help that homeschooling is being ruined for my by a couple friends and the way they are falling into "sterotypical" traps without realizing it. Of course I have lots of other amazing role models that I would love to follow, but they aren't local. 

My kid LOVES school and I love our school and because of everything else my views have changed to loving public school while loving the ideal of homeschooling but being very happy with where we are!

 

 

Oh and totally editing to add:

 

We do ultrasounds and doppler too! I forgo other stuff in pregnancy but I prefer to have as much information as possible so that we can choose our care accordingly. I like the idea of not doing it, but I need control too much to not :) 

post #31 of 124
The list is long!

1. My kids are fully vaxed.

2. All six of my births took place in a hospital. Three of them included pitocin and epidurals.

3. Most of our food is non-organic.

4. We are 50/50 cloth vs. disposable diapers.

5. My kids watch TV every day.

6. Public schools all the way smile.gif.
post #32 of 124
Coming back to add

- 20 week USS in both pregnancies and several growth scans the second time around

- two caesars (although not by choice) and both were intended to be hospital births

- I wouldn't go past 42 weeks with either babe

- we happily use western medicine as needed and, in fact, both have careers in western medicine

- we have a good proportion of plastic toys (because wooden toys are so expensive)
post #33 of 124
-I only wore DD for about 6 months because she has always been a chunker, my back couldnt take it

-she is fully vaccinated and occasionally gets children's tylenol

-some of my makeup is non-organic and we use colgate toothpaste

-organic food is too pricey for us

-she drinks soda sometimes and eats candy on occasion

-i like windex

-i weaned her at 2, i couldnt take the comfort nursing anymore

-youtube videos are fun
post #34 of 124

tsk-tsk

 

You should read this thread and follow the example of some real AP mamas winky.gif

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/289877/the-im-crunchier-than-thou-thread
 

post #35 of 124
That thread is amazeballs.
post #36 of 124
I fail at AP!
post #37 of 124

"....and I live in a hollowed out gourd."

LOL!

post #38 of 124
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tsk-tsk

You should read this thread and follow the example of some real AP mamas winky.gif

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/289877/the-im-crunchier-than-thou-thread

 

This thread is unbelievably hilarious!! I havent laughed that hard in awhile. I had to add my own crunchy comment winky.gif
post #39 of 124
Hi everyone! I am a brand new member and you are cracking me up! So glad I signed up! It's nice to know we are all really somewhere in the middle. As I drive through both Starbucks and McDonald's tomorrow, I will do so with a bigger smile ...and a lighter heart. And I will rest easy knowing that just because I sometimes blast the radio and pretend I can't hear my little chatterboxes, that doesn't mean I am not a loving mother. Thanks, mamas!
post #40 of 124

I don't even know if I'd consider myself AP, though I try to be.

 

My kids play WAY too many video games (mostly Minecraft)

I don't watch what they're eating when we go out to eat. (I do at home, but when I go out, I'm not looking to stress.)

I love bleach. I love it so much.

While I've done out of hospital births for my last two, this one will be in a hospital (planning on it, anyway... then, secretly hoping he comes so fast, we'll *OOPS* have him unassisted - lol)

This is my 4th child and the first one I'm wearing or CDing.

I yell too much (but I'm working on it).

 

I'm sure there are tons more. lol

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