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Forum: Multicultural Families   05-02-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275
Posted By blithespirit
Thanks to all.  Maybe I will give the fish oil a...

Thanks to all.  Maybe I will give the fish oil a go.  I was under the impression that it was out of favor to use fish oil supplements.  Thanks for the cultural perspectives too.  My in-laws did go...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-01-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By blithespirit
Very interesting!  I believe there is really...

Very interesting!  I believe there is really something to this!  My DH's family is Chinese and they  have not been supportive of the idea of me quitting my job.  I am a SAHM now and am considering...
Forum: Women's Health   05-01-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By blithespirit
My daughter is half Chinese.  I am Caucasian. ...

My daughter is half Chinese.  I am Caucasian.  She was born with thick looking, dark hair that seemed to grow like a weed and was very Chinese looking.  As she has grown older, she looks  more like...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-01-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275
Posted By blithespirit
I feel like I'm here complaining out my in-laws...

I feel like I'm here complaining out my in-laws all of the time but it seems to be a never ending saga.  I have googled to find something about this and didn't have any success.  So here goes. ...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-30-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By blithespirit
Local Dialect:  Thanks so much for your...

Local Dialect:  Thanks so much for your thoughtful and insightful reply.  It really helps to think of it culturally and not so personally.  I just felt so mortified by it all.  It is the exact...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-30-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By blithespirit
Thank you Patecake for your great suggestions. ...

Thank you Patecake for your great suggestions.  They have been working very well!  I really got down to the basic level of learning Chinese myself and asking for clarification.  It has been a lot...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-14-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By blithespirit
Many thanks to everyone who posted a reply.  You...

Many thanks to everyone who posted a reply.  You gave me wonderful things to consider and made me laugh.  I needed that.  Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart!
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-14-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By blithespirit
Hello.  I am living in the US, married to a...

Hello.  I am living in the US, married to a Chinese man.  He and his family speak Mandarin fluently.  We are having issues because my DD (2.5 years old) does not understand or speak Chinese. We have...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-14-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By blithespirit
Thank you so much Patecake!  I really appreciate...

Thank you so much Patecake!  I really appreciate your messages!  You gave me great insight into this issue and I appreciate your help more than words can express.  You gave me GREAT support and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-08-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By blithespirit
A little background:  My 2.5 year old daughter...

A little background:  My 2.5 year old daughter is still breastfeeding. I have a 9 month old as well, breastfed too. My in laws are very critical of my decision to tandem-feed our daughters and have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-08-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By blithespirit
Hello.  I'm not sure this topic belongs here but...

Hello.  I'm not sure this topic belongs here but it was the closest I could get. 
 
My 2.5 year old daughter is still breastfeeding.  I have a 9 month old as well, breastfed too.  Firstly, my in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-19-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By blithespirit
Hi Mama. I can relate to your agony.  Actually,...

Hi Mama. I can relate to your agony.  Actually, until last night I was having issues with my nursing DD (29 months old).  It was made a bit more challenging by a new baby (7 months old).  I night...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-31-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By blithespirit
I'm tandem feeding DD1, 28 months of age and...

I'm tandem feeding DD1, 28 months of age and DD2, 6 months of age. Everything is going really well with both girls' health and growth. In the last month though, DD1 has started wanting to nurse...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-31-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By blithespirit
Your story sounds so much like what we went...

Your story sounds so much like what we went through with our daugther. She was 18 months old and I was pregnant. I was very sleep deprived and very sad by this whole thing. I was still breastfeeding...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-12-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By blithespirit
My DH is intact and I have not have a UTI since...

My DH is intact and I have not have a UTI since I have been with him (4 years). I used to get UTIs all the time. The other partners I had were not intact. Hm. I have never heard of this. Interesting...
Forum: Women's Health   10-11-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By blithespirit
http://ourmolluscumexperience.blogspot.com/ ...

http://ourmolluscumexperience.blogspot.com/

Sorry. We changed some of the settings to try to protect my daughter's identity better.
Forum: Women's Health   10-10-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By blithespirit
I posted here months ago with the same issue and...

I posted here months ago with the same issue and after many painful attempts to get rid of them...We finally got rid of my daughter's molluscum. Apple Cider Vinegar!!!! It worked and it was fast and...
Forum: Women's Health   07-14-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By blithespirit
My daughter has mulluscum on her arm and chest....

My daughter has mulluscum on her arm and chest. It started as a couple little dots, which I showed to our pediatrician and now there are approximately 25 on her body and they appear to be spreading....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By blithespirit
Hello. I'm tandem feeding a 2 month old and 2...

Hello. I'm tandem feeding a 2 month old and 2 year old. My 2 year old is not eating very much anymore. Maybe one round meal a day and just a couple bites otherwise. She tells me she is not hungry...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-06-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By blithespirit
My baby is 7 weeks old. She has not yet taken to...

My baby is 7 weeks old. She has not yet taken to a bottle and this coming weekend we are supposed to go to a wedding. My friend has told me that the baby cannot come because it is an adult only...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,820
Posted By blithespirit
I am so grateful for your honest and thoughful...

I am so grateful for your honest and thoughful post and for (most of) the replies. We are human. We make mistakes. It's what we learn from them that counts. I really needed to read this today....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-21-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By blithespirit
Oh my gosh. Thanks so much everybody for your...

Oh my gosh. Thanks so much everybody for your messages. I feel so much better now. I thought it was right for me and for my daughter but I wanted to be sure I wasn't being too loosey goosey. I too...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By blithespirit
I have a 19 month old who is very free spirited,...

I have a 19 month old who is very free spirited, a little stubborn, sweet and gentle... My problem is that the gymnastics class we are taking is for ages 18 months-40 months. She is the youngest and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By blithespirit
I am eight weeks pregnant and am breastfeeding...

I am eight weeks pregnant and am breastfeeding my 14 month old daughter. It has been a little painful but I'm a hypno-mom and have used my hypnosis to help with the pain. It works! I am not keen to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-15-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By blithespirit
I was wondering if anyone would have suggestions...

I was wondering if anyone would have suggestions about washing the funnel and bottles at work. It sounds really stupid but I'm a teacher and it is going to be difficult for me to wash the pumping...
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