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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By MamaKalena
Thank you! I will definitely check this one out....

Thank you! I will definitely check this one out.

 
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By MamaKalena
Yes, I agree! I read the explosive child and...

Yes, I agree! I read the explosive child and it's the best book I've read so far that most accurately describes my son. I do sometimes lose sight of the concept "that he wants to do well and just...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By MamaKalena
I'm wondering if anyone has read any of...

I'm wondering if anyone has read any of the books below and could offer their opinion or recommend any other parenting books for parents who practice AP and GD. I tend to steer clear of any...
Forum: Waldorf   10-29-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By MamaKalena
Quote: Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder...

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Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14599210)...
Forum: Waldorf   10-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By MamaKalena
I have to agree that the no...

I have to agree that the no character/consumerism policy is one of the things we really like about his preschool. The nemo obsession just kind of happened, and not because he watched the video at...
Forum: Waldorf   10-29-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By MamaKalena
DS' waldorf preschool said the children can wear...

DS' waldorf preschool said the children can wear their Halloween costumes tomorrow as long as it isn't a character/disney costume. Well DS LOVES ocean animals. Last year he was a shark and this year...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By MamaKalena
Does anyone have a recommendation for a...

Does anyone have a recommendation for a Naturopathic doc and acupuncturist in the West Palm Beach vicinity? TIA!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-24-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By MamaKalena
You should definitely check out the children's...

You should definitely check out the children's museum. Other things to do: the aquarium and shops on the waterfront, treehouse/play area at the downtown REI, Alki beach for beach combing at low...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-17-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By MamaKalena
I had two wonderful home birth experiences with...

I had two wonderful home birth experiences with the midwives at Seattle Home Maternity. They are based in south Seattle/Columbia City. Good luck in your search!

http://www.seattlehomematernity.com
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By MamaKalena
Quote: Originally Posted by vixnix...

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Originally Posted by vixnix http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13925182)
We have trofast toy storage from IKEA and I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-12-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By MamaKalena
I'm planning on coming - I'll have some newborn...

I'm planning on coming - I'll have some newborn girls items that DD has outgrown or never wore as well as some boys toddler stuff. Thanks for organizing!
Forum: Pets   01-25-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,270
Posted By MamaKalena
Wow. This has really turned into a heated...

Wow. This has really turned into a heated debate. We've been busy with DS' 4th b-day party this weekend, so I haven't had time to post. Thanks to all of you who took time to thoughtfully respond and...
Forum: Pets   01-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,270
Posted By MamaKalena
Quote: Originally Posted by SevenVeils...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SevenVeils http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13045312)
Had he stopped, he likely would not have...
Forum: Pets   01-22-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,270
Posted By MamaKalena
Quote: Originally Posted by kkfum...

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Originally Posted by kkfum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13043767)
First, I am so sorry this happened. I would...
Forum: Pets   01-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,270
Posted By MamaKalena
Quote: Originally Posted by SevenVeils...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SevenVeils http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13043054)
Dogs are predators. Thus, they possess a...
Forum: Pets   01-22-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,270
Posted By MamaKalena
Last month my 3-year-old son was riding his bike...

Last month my 3-year-old son was riding his bike at our local library just 2-3 feet ahead of his Dad, when this Amstaff tied to a bike rack suddenly ferociously leaped out and bit him in the thigh....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-20-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By MamaKalena
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has a...

Hello,

I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a child psychologist in Seattle that we can consult with regarding our 4-year-old son. We are particularly looking for a doctor who can...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By MamaKalena
Quote: Originally Posted by spero...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spero http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13002038)
A tetanus shot wasn't needed because it...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By MamaKalena
We just took DS in for DTap because he was bit...

We just took DS in for DTap because he was bit by a dog and it punctured the skin. He is unvaxed excecpt for 3 rounds of DTap when he was under 1 year old. Our naturopathic doc told us that the...
Forum: Babywearing   01-16-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By MamaKalena
You might consider a gauze-style wrap. You can...

You might consider a gauze-style wrap. You can bunch up the straps on the really hot days. Otherwise I'd try a mei tai. Good ventilation and easy/fast to get on and off. Great for back carries, too!...
Forum: Babywearing   01-16-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By MamaKalena
Wool underclothes! Especially a balaclava, is a...

Wool underclothes! Especially a balaclava, is a great base layer. Nova Natural has some great infant underclothes. We purchased a set for our son two years ago. They run big but have cuffs, so he...
Forum: Babywearing   01-14-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By MamaKalena
Don't feel bad. I'm sure he was fine most of the...

Don't feel bad. I'm sure he was fine most of the time, just ready to go home and was letting you know. It's always hard to measure their warmth. My little one loves being outside and looking around....
Forum: Babywearing   01-14-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By MamaKalena
Why do you want him to face out? If he's...

Why do you want him to face out? If he's straining to see things, you can put him in a semi-reclined cradle so his head is able to turn and see things but is still being supported.
Forum: Babywearing   01-14-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,531
Posted By MamaKalena
Yep, SBP. If you like unpadded slings, try...

Yep, SBP. If you like unpadded slings, try Taylormade - they have a few on sale right now, too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

http://www.taylormadeslings.com
Forum: Babywearing   01-14-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By MamaKalena
At that age a baby's vision becomes much more...

At that age a baby's vision becomes much more clear and they want to see everything. So definitely try the hip carry in your RS and highback carry in the mei tai. Or even the buddha (facing out,...
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