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I say get a saddle and put Sam on her.
Too bad she can't sit up. we've got an adorable rocking elephant (ellory the elephant for those of you who are Pottery Barn Kids fans ) that I REALLY want her to play on!

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Squee! love the dog! Your baby girl has such squishable loveable cheeks!
Thank you!

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Cute!! Sibling interaction is always so wonderful to watch.
I love that Victoria has finally realized that Samantha is fun to play with. It's only been in the last couple of weeks that she's wanted to interact with the baby, so it's awesome. Sam just lights up when she sees her sisters. It's so cool.

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I went to LLL with this morning. I learned how to do a back carry with a wrap. Now I want one of theese,

http://www.babywearingmama.com/catal...6category%3D36
That is so beautiful! I love that fabric!
post #22 of 608
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I wanta play ! poor dog.

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I say get a saddle and put Sam on her.
giddy up! I still want swedish fish.
post #23 of 608
I may try to find fabric close to it and then I can have several.
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I wanted to add to the GD discussion that some people who don't discipline aren't necessarily "letting their kids run wild." Some, like me, practice consensual living. It's a philosophy based on the same type of respect that GD is based on, and I guess if she wanted to, my dd would be running wild, but she happens to be quite reasonable.

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Cute things...Talula screeches to get her Daddy's attention, and then looks away when he pays attention. She also hams it up for the camera these days.
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I love how Elijah always crawls around with something in his mouth. Whether it's his sock, teething ring, string to his pull-toy, whatever. It's hilarious. And I love how he loves the song Moonriver. When we play it he stops whatever it is that he's doing and just listens. And usually falls asleep to it everytime.

On GD. Definitely trying to practice that here. Heather, lmk when that group is up and running.
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Whenever dh falls off his unicycle, Bastian claps. And Qualia runs over to give the unicycle a kiss.
post #27 of 608
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
I wanted to add to the GD discussion that some people who don't discipline aren't necessarily "letting their kids run wild." Some, like me, practice consensual living. It's a philosophy based on the same type of respect that GD is based on, and I guess if she wanted to, my dd would be running wild, but she happens to be quite reasonable.
Granted, I don't know you personally, but I think there's still a difference between what you do and what the people who let their children run wild are doing. You engage your children and model/teach them how to interact, and they see from you how people expect them to behave. You may not be disciplining, but you are teaching. The people I see whose kids run wild have no interest at all in anything their children do. Their children do run wild, wherever/whatever/whenever they want, with not even the slightest hint of interaction with their parents.



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I HAVE A FULL TERM BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hooray Sarah!!!! I'm so happy for you!

We still don't have a tooth. I was hoping to see one when I woke up this morning, but no luck. even crankier today too. Poor baby.


My favorite thing. The absolute glee that she greets everything with. She's so happy about life and the people and things in it. It's amazing. I wish I could be like that.
post #28 of 608
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post


I wanted to add to the GD discussion that some people who don't discipline aren't necessarily "letting their kids run wild." Some, like me, practice consensual living. It's a philosophy based on the same type of respect that GD is based on, and I guess if she wanted to, my dd would be running wild, but she happens to be quite reasonable.

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What would you do if you had a child that was not reasonable? A child that for whatever reason does not set limits for himself? My oldest has no self-discipline. I have always let him make choices, decisions, etc. He almost never makes a good one. He is the kid that if let to his own devices will eat everything in sight until he pukes, stay up until he has a massive headache, and play video games all day.

I believe, in theory, that children should be able to make many choices in their life on their own, but what to do about this type of child?
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Hey mamas...I'm getting ready to put together my NEW! EXCITING! WEBSITE! and want to put together a list of articles/essays to write about chiro/craniosacral with mamas, babies, etc... Anything you'd want to see? any ideas?
post #30 of 608
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What would you do if you had a child that was not reasonable? A child that for whatever reason does not set limits for himself? My oldest has no self-discipline. I have always let him make choices, decisions, etc. He almost never makes a good one. He is the kid that if let to his own devices will eat everything in sight until he pukes, stay up until he has a massive headache, and play video games all day.

I believe, in theory, that children should be able to make many choices in their life on their own, but what to do about this type of child?
I'm not Candice obviously, but I'll give this a shot, as I think I have a reasonable understanding of what CL is (and isn't).

As far as I understand from what I've read on the GD board, consensual living is living cooperatively with your child so that *mutually agreeable* solutions are reached when there is a difference encountered. I believe that families that live this way do believe that their children are able to reach rational decisions if given the proper information, options, etc. about a situation, AND the opportunity to potentially experience the various "consequences" of different choices (like being exhausted for school after staying up too late, a stomachache after eating too much junk, etc. - though I'm sure they would draw the line at choices that would result in serious injury or harm to the child or someone else - you know, being considerate of self and others - then again, they believe that children are rational and won't usually choose to do things that would seriously harm themselves or others).

Soooo, it wouldn't be that you just let your son eat everything in sight until he puked, you'd have ongoing discussions about what he wanted, vs. what you wanted, and find a way that both of you would be happy with the result. Maybe it would be that you find a healthier food and let him eat as much of that as he wants; he might learn a lesson about stomachaches if he has too much and learn why it's not a good idea. Or any number of combinations of what might be agreeable to both of you - that's the key - the solution is agreeable to the child AND the parent. So it's not letting your child do whatever they want, because that's not always agreeable to the parent.


Please, Candice, correct me if I'm wrong.
post #31 of 608
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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
I'm not Candice obviously, but I'll give this a shot, as I think I have a reasonable understanding of what CL is (and isn't).

As far as I understand from what I've read on the GD board, consensual living is living cooperatively with your child so that *mutually agreeable* solutions are reached when there is a difference encountered. I believe that families that live this way do believe that their children are able to reach rational decisions if given the proper information, options, etc. about a situation, AND the opportunity to potentially experience the various "consequences" of different choices (like being exhausted for school after staying up too late, a stomachache after eating too much junk, etc. - though I'm sure they would draw the line at choices that would result in serious injury or harm to the child or someone else - you know, being considerate of self and others - then again, they believe that children are rational and won't usually choose to do things that would seriously harm themselves or others).

Soooo, it wouldn't be that you just let your son eat everything in sight until he puked, you'd have ongoing discussions about what he wanted, vs. what you wanted, and find a way that both of you would be happy with the result. Maybe it would be that you find a healthier food and let him eat as much of that as he wants; he might learn a lesson about stomachaches if he has too much and learn why it's not a good idea. Or any number of combinations of what might be agreeable to both of you - that's the key - the solution is agreeable to the child AND the parent. So it's not letting your child do whatever they want, because that's not always agreeable to the parent.


Please, Candice, correct me if I'm wrong.
Makes sense, and that is what I try to do to a point. We have family input sessions on rules and expectations, my kids write up their own school goals, chore assignments. We talk about healthy living and why we eat the things we do or not eat the things we don't...

I am just having a really difficult time with my oldest. He makes the same terrible choices over and over again..my husband finally put his foot down and grounded him. No TV, video games, computor on school nights...We make his lunches each day (he was taking bags of cookies, no matter what we talked about).

My five year old, now she is obsessed with making "good" choices. GO figure.
post #32 of 608
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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post
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I love how Elijah always crawls around with something in his mouth. Whether it's his sock, teething ring, string to his pull-toy, whatever. It's hilarious. And I love how he loves the song Moonriver. When we play it he stops whatever it is that he's doing and just listens. And usually falls asleep to it everytime.

On GD. Definitely trying to practice that here. Heather, lmk when that group is up and running.
Moonriver! That is what my BIL sings to Marlow! He and my sis come over every Friday night and every Friday night he sings to her....my huckleberry friend!
post #33 of 608
Hey ladies - we're set up for the GD group. So if you didn't already get a PM from me, and you're interested, PM me and I'll send you the info.
post #34 of 608
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Hey ladies - we're set up for the GD group. So if you didn't already get a PM from me, and you're interested, PM me and I'll send you the info.
I can't PM you...won't let me click on you.

Have to learn that...and how to multi-qoute.
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I can't PM you...won't let me click on you.

Have to learn that...and how to multi-qoute.
You know, that happens to me sometimes, too....wonder why. OK, I'll PM you the link.
post #36 of 608
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Moonriver! That is what my BIL sings to Marlow! He and my sis come over every Friday night and every Friday night he sings to her....my huckleberry friend!
Oh dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you're goin, I'm goin your way Click on my name in my sig and turn up your speakers : It's one of my all time fav songs.

Marley always giggles at the "my huckleberry friend" part. It's funny. I call her my Marley Moon since I have Elijah River.

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Hey ladies - we're set up for the GD group. So if you didn't already get a PM from me, and you're interested, PM me and I'll send you the info.
Got it. And put in my request.
post #37 of 608
Hello. Just subbing for February that is all..
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Hey mamas...I'm getting ready to put together my NEW! EXCITING! WEBSITE! and want to put together a list of articles/essays to write about chiro/craniosacral with mamas, babies, etc... Anything you'd want to see? any ideas?
Okay, I know nothing about chiro except that it works. But I read on here somewhere that if you hang a baby upside down by her ankles, she'll adjust her own back. Is that true? Could you elaborate on that if it is?
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Originally Posted by earthmama369 View Post
Whenever dh falls off his unicycle, Bastian claps. And Qualia runs over to give the unicycle a kiss.



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Hello. Just subbing for February that is all..
Hi Heidi!
post #40 of 608
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Hey mamas...I'm getting ready to put together my NEW! EXCITING! WEBSITE! and want to put together a list of articles/essays to write about chiro/craniosacral with mamas, babies, etc... Anything you'd want to see? any ideas?


Ok so I did craniosacral with this pregnancy and the woman was quite freaky she told my it was a girl before we knew it was a girl. She kept insisting on some type of deep trauma I had. She wouldnt let it go,She scared the bajeezus out of me I wont go back. I Have had no life shattering traumas.
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