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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2012, 04:38 PM
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Posted By ABMama
Please delete if not appropriate - I checked the...

Please delete if not appropriate - I checked the guidelines but may have missed it if it wasnt okay. 
 
I am mostly a lurker - but have been on MDC since 2005.
 
My husband (who is a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-31-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ABMama
I have been wearing the baby a lot up until this...

I have been wearing the baby a lot up until this point. However, I would like for him to be able to learn how to crawl etc. 
He does get upset when he gets hurt, and yells. My 5 year old gets upset...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-31-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By ABMama
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Quote:Originally Posted by stephbrownthinks http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   01-30-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By ABMama
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Hi Nina! 
I agree with what everyone above said. 
That first step into the school system can be a scary one but I know you well enough to know...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-30-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By ABMama
Not rambling at all! I completely get what you...

Not rambling at all! I completely get what you are saying, and giving him some more autonomy might help things a lot!! :) I am very unschool minded, unfortunately my son is in kindy atm, b/c the DH...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,938
Posted By ABMama
Hugs to you mama, This too shall pass.  My...

Hugs to you mama, This too shall pass. 
My advice that I give everyone when it comes to sleep is.
1. Throw out the book.
2. Let it go.
 
The thing is that some babies can be "trained" by...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ABMama
I have 3 sons. 5years, 3years and 9 months. I...

I have 3 sons. 5years, 3years and 9 months. I follow the "How to Talk to Your Kids..." method. 
My two older sons like to rough house and wrestle and I let them. However if things get out of hand I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By ABMama
Why not go over to her house if you want to see...

Why not go over to her house if you want to see her? If you are finding it too stressful, then I wouldn't even give the toddler the opportunity to come over and make a mess. I would be taking notes...
Forum: Babywearing   01-30-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By ABMama
Also, since I am not sure I actually answered...

Also, since I am not sure I actually answered your question....
1. Find a carrier you like. Feels good, like the look of it, babe likes it.
2. Find others that wear their babies so they can help...
Forum: Babywearing   01-30-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By ABMama
I babywear all.day.long. I would be tied to my...

I babywear all.day.long. I would be tied to my house if I didn't. :) 
I am a wrap person. 
It took me a while and a bunch of carriers until I found the right one for me. :) I personally love the...
Forum: Babywearing   01-30-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By ABMama
Is there somewhere close to your house that will...

Is there somewhere close to your house that will let you try some on? I personally do not like the Ergo because the straps are too wide for my shoulders, and the Beco is better, I hear that the Boba...
Forum: Babywearing   01-30-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By ABMama
My favourite carry is the double hammock/chunei...

My favourite carry is the double hammock/chunei carry and it is impossible to do it in yucky weather...so usually I will park as close as I can get, ditch my jacket, and run in the store with baby...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-30-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By ABMama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by droolgoddess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1294936/been-a-long-time#post_16225100)

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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By ABMama
I am right there with you mama.  I was...

I am right there with you mama. 
I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday. I told myself that I would "shush/pat" this baby to sleep as my 1st and 2nd always fell asleep at the breast....but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,323
Posted By ABMama
My youngest is 9 months as well!    Food...

My youngest is 9 months as well! 
 
Food exploration is a big hit in our house. I put different types of textured food for him to play with at meal times. I will also give him warm and cold...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By ABMama
I find as the babies grow up that you will get...

I find as the babies grow up that you will get into more of a "routine" vs. schedule. 
For example, for the first 3-6 mos the baby will eat when they want to eat, sleep when they want to sleep...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,280
Posted By ABMama
First off, hugs to you mama. I can just imagine...

First off, hugs to you mama. I can just imagine the stress that you are feeling right now when it seems like nothing but your breast will comfort him. I remember with my first and now my third the...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-30-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By ABMama
It's been a while since I have lurked the...

It's been a while since I have lurked the Mother.commune. :) Apparently since it is now call Mothering.community! :) 
I have 3 boys ages 5, 3 and 10 months. I used to come on here alot, but my...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-06-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By ABMama
Is there a certian time that she goes to sleep?...

Is there a certian time that she goes to sleep? Maybe try to start the routine a half an hour BEFORE she starts to rub her eyes.
Good Luck.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-06-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ABMama
What about getting a sitter to take the kids for...

What about getting a sitter to take the kids for a walk. Who says that you have to have sex during the day?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-04-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By ABMama
I think that "bad mommy moments" happen to all...

I think that "bad mommy moments" happen to all of us. Don't be too hard on your self.
Holidays are a really hard time. It's hard enough for us to resist tempations (choclates and soda) so our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,731
Posted By ABMama
I get UTI's quite frequently. I had them...

I get UTI's quite frequently. I had them constantly as a child. Sometimes it didn't matter if I wiped correctly, or bathed in bubbles or not.
Give her some cranberry juice as that won't hurt...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By ABMama
Quote: Originally Posted by MrsNavigator...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsNavigator http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6908440)
*hugs*

How about taking them for a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By ABMama
This is my tribe!!...

This is my tribe!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
My DS is in the 3rd I think... I stopped wieghing him because it was causing me too much stress. Comments from my GP...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-03-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ABMama
So it's a phase....

So it's a phase. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif That is good to know.
Now that *I* know it's a phase, how do I convince DH that it is a phase?

My DH says that I am...
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