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Forum: Pets   Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By sillysapling
I do think part of the problem is vaccuuming....

I do think part of the problem is vaccuuming. While we were getting adjusted to me working, things like vacuuming got kind of ignored. We're going to work harder on keeping the house clean now, so...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By sillysapling
I've also seen studies indicating that people on...

I've also seen studies indicating that people on low calorie diets who initially lost weight sometimes ended up gaining it back even while maintaining a low calorie diet. I've seen a lot of accounts...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,412
Posted By sillysapling
I agree, unless there are other issues- it's too...

I agree, unless there are other issues- it's too early. How do you even know, by the way? Is your son expressing pain, or are you/your ped checking? Those parts are private, the only person who...
Forum: Pets   08-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By sillysapling
Thanks for the suggestion! I forgot that I had...

Thanks for the suggestion! I forgot that I had hypo-allergenic cats as a kid and if they went too long without a bath, they started aggravating my mom's allergies. I think we'll definitely need to do...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-27-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By sillysapling
Previously EC'd toddler will not pee on potty

I've posted on the EC forum a few times. We started EC around 8mo, everything went great, then our lives got stressful and around 11 mo kiddo just would not pee on the potty. There doesn't seem to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By sillysapling
Tangled hair? Honey & Oil

I just found this out and want to share it with any other parents who've got tangly-haired kids!

Both my partner and I have curly hair. My partner's is finer, dryer, and far more prone to...
Forum: Judy Arnall   08-26-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By sillysapling
I have to agree that saying "My child can't live...

I have to agree that saying "My child can't live with his parents, but I can live with mine" is hypocritical. I see your husband and son as two ultimately different problems that happen to be tangled...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-26-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By sillysapling
Agreeing with PP. Your XP could agree to 0...

Agreeing with PP. Your XP could agree to 0 visitation and you could agree to 0 child support and as long as you both agree- that'd be fine. The judge might want to double check that it really is what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,841
Posted By sillysapling
I agree with this completely. Keep...

I agree with this completely.

Keep recording the abuse. Keep pictures, keep dates, keep back-ups. If it starts getting severe enough, you'll have a long record of history and that should be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By sillysapling
You need to find a chance to take some time to...

You need to find a chance to take some time to yourselfand just think about the future. I don't know how much you have in the past, but you really need to now. Figure out what your life goals are,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By sillysapling
Just because someone's a good partner, doesn't...

Just because someone's a good partner, doesn't mean they're a good parent, and when you're dating with a child- you have to think about how someone is as a parent *and* a partner. (although,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By sillysapling
I breastfed for 3 years. I also needed a root...

I breastfed for 3 years. I also needed a root canal as a toddler. Breastfeeding isn't a cure-all for oral health.

Do you brush your teeth with your child? That works for kiddo. Your toddler...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By sillysapling
Homemade Deodorant advice?

I'm looking into natural deodorant. I'd really like to try something that doesn't exist: probiotic & diatomaceous earth (with no baking soda). It's very hard to find probiotic deo without baking...
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By sillysapling
It depends on the household, I think. In...

It depends on the household, I think. In households where parents buy the kids anything they ask for when it's asked for, I agree on not seeing the point. Of course, there I think buying someone...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-17-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By sillysapling
I've never used the Hazelbaker. Are you inserting...

I've never used the Hazelbaker. Are you inserting the tube before or after the baby latches? If you're doing it before, that may be part of the positioning problem. It's not super easy either way,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By sillysapling
Just because a relationship dynamic is common...

Just because a relationship dynamic is common doesn't mean it works for everyone. It sounds like the problem here is that the kids are feeling pain, not the OP. I do think that the OP should work on...
Forum: Pets   08-15-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By sillysapling
Partner allergic to cat- help!

We adopted a kitten a little over a week ago, it was actually more my partner's idea than mine (although I love cats so had no problem with it). She's doing quite well.

But, of course, we got...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,721
Posted By sillysapling
I remember awhile ago there was a thread about...

I remember awhile ago there was a thread about whether or not it's okay for parents to be uncomfortable with another childs' parents having sex while their kid is sleeping over/otherwise under their...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By sillysapling
What is your partner doing about this? How has he...

What is your partner doing about this? How has he tried to help work things out? Has he set his daughter straight and made sure there weren't any other misunderstandings? Is she paying rent? At 22...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By sillysapling
" Yet, we would've looked more wrong (even to...

" Yet, we would've looked more wrong (even to DSS, I think), had we traveled to CA and spirited him away, or enlisted police help, over only a few disputed days."

I want to make it clear that I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,957
Posted By sillysapling
Breasts were made for both. Many people get...

Breasts were made for both. Many people get sexual pleasure from their breasts, in addition to using htem to nurture their children. It's perfectly valid to see any part of your own body as sexual....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By sillysapling
It's actually nice that she can't get it...

It's actually nice that she can't get it together. This'll be a lot easier for him to process and heal because it's so obvious that she doesn't care about his wants or needs. If she became the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By sillysapling
I'm not sure I have any advice that you would...

I'm not sure I have any advice that you would find useful, as you consider gender expression to be a mere choice and that the acceptable answer to bigotry is to simply demand the victim conform. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By sillysapling
"This bothers my son but my son's reaction is to...

"This bothers my son but my son's reaction is to simply be mean back."

Am I right that this is the biggest concern? Not so much that your son is expressing himself, but how he's responding to...
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By sillysapling
It sounds like it's possible that, prior to your...

It sounds like it's possible that, prior to your changes, you may have been abusive towards him. I bring this up mostly because he likened you to an alcoholic and it was a clearly very unhealthy...
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