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Forum: C-section Birth   12-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By funkymamajoy
For me, bonding with my VBAC babies really...

For me, bonding with my VBAC babies really wasn't very different then bonding with my Cesarean baby, other then they are different personalities and I was a more experienced mother with each one.
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Forum: Parenting   12-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By funkymamajoy
Personally, I would never live near open bodies...

Personally, I would never live near open bodies of water with small children.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By funkymamajoy
The problem with logical consequences and 2 year...

The problem with logical consequences and 2 year olds is that 2 year olds are not logical.
 
When she starts throwing food, she's done at the table and she must be surpervised very closely with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-30-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,574
Posted By funkymamajoy
I encourage my oldest to slow down and pay...

I encourage my oldest to slow down and pay attention to what he is doing on schoolwork, this results in coloring in the lines. He is another kid who will scribble all over something, rushing...
Forum: Lactivism   10-30-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,114
Posted By funkymamajoy
More then one person has asked me why I don't...

More then one person has asked me why I don't stop nursing my toddler and give him some real food. Apparently, it doesn't occur to people that kids can have both.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-27-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,834
Posted By funkymamajoy
I stopped at 10 months, DS was eating solids and...

I stopped at 10 months, DS was eating solids and I was able to come home and nurse at lunch so I was only gone for 4 hours at a time. My supply adjusted quickly. It was such freedom to give up...
Forum: Site Help   10-27-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 11,884
Posted By funkymamajoy
Another vote for a regular fourm. The social...

Another vote for a regular fourm. The social groups are hidden and c-section moms are already feeling ostracized.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By funkymamajoy
My DD hated getting her hair brushed and...

My DD hated getting her hair brushed and wouldn't let me do anything with it until about a month ago, now its braided everyday. I'm not sure what changed her mind but I'm going with it. My only...
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By funkymamajoy
(((hugs))) I'm sorry for your struggle and your...

(((hugs))) I'm sorry for your struggle and your loss.
 
I'm a homeschooler who sends her kids to preschool. It gives my 4 year old a chance to play with other kids, sing more songs then I know,...
Forum: Lactivism   10-13-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By funkymamajoy
I wasn't going to breastfeed my kids either, but...

I wasn't going to breastfeed my kids either, but then I had them and everything changed.  I wouldn't assume that any of her parenting plans are set in stone at this point.
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,559
Posted By funkymamajoy
I intentionally write in cursive so my kids will...

I intentionally write in cursive so my kids will get used to seeing it and I will be teaching it to them. I'd hate to see it disappear.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By funkymamajoy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by seamaiden399 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330988/pull-ds-out-of-preschool#post_16686720)

Hmm,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By funkymamajoy
We use Sing, Song, Read and Write. I like that...

We use Sing, Song, Read and Write. I like that it includes music and games. It a big curriculum but we didn't always do everything.
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By funkymamajoy
Yep, I get it frequently and we don't even own...

Yep, I get it frequently and we don't even own our house and our neighborhood is not in demand. They're just trying to drum up business from you as both the buyer and the seller.
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 874
Posted By funkymamajoy
DD is named after DH's late sister. She died at...

DD is named after DH's late sister. She died at 3 months old from SIDS.
Both boys are named after comic book characters.
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,735
Posted By funkymamajoy
I really wish pedis would look at the child, not...

I really wish pedis would look at the child, not just the numbers. I have the same problem regarding my oldest. He's got a 6-pack and you see the muscles in his back at 6 years old but the pedi says...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By funkymamajoy
Why do you believe it isn't?

Why do you believe it isn't?
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,195
Posted By funkymamajoy
No, I don't tell any of my children to keep...

No, I don't tell any of my children to keep their legs closed. If you can see DD's underwear, its probably because that all she has on. I'm sure this will change as my children get older but right...
Forum: Parenting   09-16-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By funkymamajoy
I think its a consequence of having more then...

I think its a consequence of having more then one. I slowed my response time with each one. I don't believe that a minute or two while I finish something equals CIO. Especially, if that something...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By funkymamajoy
Can you move his quiet corner to a more central...

Can you move his quiet corner to a more central location in the house? So he's not so isolated? Later when he gets better at self control you can move it to an upstairs hallway and then to his room....
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By funkymamajoy
I have crunchy friends, mainstream friends and...

I have crunchy friends, mainstream friends and child-free friends. As long as we are respectful of each other, everything is fine.
 
I've been pleasently surprised when I've gotten to know some...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,525
Posted By funkymamajoy
200% of the rent=2 months rent, its written into...

200% of the rent=2 months rent, its written into the lease and it stands up in court. Its not considered breaking the lease though, its an early termination option.
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By funkymamajoy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328642/i-can-t-take-my-boys-behavior-anymore#post_16644007)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By funkymamajoy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   09-04-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,004
Posted By funkymamajoy
Great list!   I'll add: -A high needs baby...

Great list!
 
I'll add:
-A high needs baby teaches you that your baby's (or child) behavior is not a reflection on you.
-A high needs baby wipes the smug off of a first time mom faster then...
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