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Forum: Birth Stories   07-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Sorry about your birth, OP. To answer your...

Sorry about your birth, OP.

To answer your question, yes, I think my mother's stories about birth had an influence for me. She had 5 vaginal births 4 unmedicated, & pain meds (demoral?) for her...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, common and not acceptable. Teaching moments...

Yes, common and not acceptable. Teaching moments for our girls AND boys, please. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-10-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Just remember that in a lot of ways times have...

Just remember that in a lot of ways times have changed for pre-teens. Kids in my area still spend a lot of time away from home. There are lots of two income earning families. But what kids do here...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-10-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
And a tip - if she is old enough to eat ice -...

And a tip - if she is old enough to eat ice - that was a life save for us.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
When you have done every reasonable and...

When you have done every reasonable and responsible thing to help your child on an airplane you have done all you can do. If she cries, you just comfort her in the best way that you can. It's totally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Also, sharing. There are a lot of ways that I...

Also, sharing. There are a lot of ways that I have seen sharing handled. My preferred way is to encourage children to communicate directly with each other and to try to avoid the word share. I prefer...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think sometimes (especially when you've had 3...

I think sometimes (especially when you've had 3 kids and only one is like this) we know that our kids temperament is the biggest player here. And when that happens, I do think we need to be careful...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,345
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yea, I would agree with this. That's part of why...

Yea, I would agree with this. That's part of why any "artificial" praise or criticism meant to indirectly change behavior makes little practical sense to me.

I got a copy of The Incredible Years....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yep, I would probably go the super shocked and...

Yep, I would probably go the super shocked and concerned route (especially if this is unusual behavior). I think I would make a pretty big deal of it - not in a shame/blame way but in a "Oh, my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Great advice so far. I agree that one...

Great advice so far.

I agree that one solution would be to try to minimize errands for now. I also agree that if rewards and consequences are a solution, that they really need to be immediate....
Forum: Babywearing   07-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Oh, you can totally get a ring sling for less...

Oh, you can totally get a ring sling for less than $70. I like the Maya (I like the texture and the weave). They are on Ebay for around $35 last time I checked.

But the ring function is pretty...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
This age it is sometimes hard to tell. And I...

This age it is sometimes hard to tell. And I think it can be hard to find the right types of activities. Don't beat yourself up if going home seems the best choice. <3
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I answered on the other thread and, yes, this...

I answered on the other thread and, yes, this sounds pretty normal to me. I suggested that you try to find age appropriate activities for the 12 year old, just as you would any other age group and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I have a 12 year old and your niece's behavior...

I have a 12 year old and your niece's behavior sounds pretty normal to me. What I've tried to do is remind myself that 12 year olds have the same set of unique needs as any other stage of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-07-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yep. OP, maybe you can try to really internalize...

Yep. OP, maybe you can try to really internalize that YOU being comfortable is in your child's best interest. A very good life-lesson as a mom. :x
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,345
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes! I feel the same way. b

Yes! I feel the same way.
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 213
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Hi, and welcome back! I hosted a big MDC Europe...

Hi, and welcome back! I hosted a big MDC Europe gathering way back in the day - what fun it is to get together with online friends. :love
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
DC has a sibling but they are 10 years apart. I...

DC has a sibling but they are 10 years apart. I agree that 12 is when it starts to get difficult for an only. I'm sure it's hard with a whole krewe but one is hard on a 12 year old too. I think it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Fun! We got our summer off and running...

Fun!

We got our summer off and running this year. Spent the first week doing all sorts of relaxed fresh-water stuff (beaches, tubing, surf lessons), the second week was an awesome social studies...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yep! Another way to think of the anonymity vs....

Yep! Another way to think of the anonymity vs. "real name" question is that of internal or external motivation. My DC also has an unusual name (I think she is the only person with her name) so that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-05-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Both of mine were big twiddlers. I feel your...

Both of mine were big twiddlers. I feel your pain! With my first I think I manYaged to compromise by letting her put her feet on my torso instead of my body, which looking back was sort of a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   07-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,653
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, adorable. :hug

Yes, adorable. :hug
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, and I suppose I do agree, however I think...

Yes, and I suppose I do agree, however I think teens and certainly adults have perfectly valid reasons for wanting to discuss issues online in a way that is somewhat anonymous or compartmentalized...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I can answer for myself and for the concerns I...

I can answer for myself and for the concerns I have for my DC about this sort of thing. To me, it's not so much that specific information that we welcome is out there associated with our or our...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
All we can do is work on our selves, right? I...

All we can do is work on our selves, right? I like to think that if some "friends" told me that they think I complain too much that I would think on that. Yes, I would be hurt and probably...
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