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Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,261
Posted By junipermuse
I want to make it clear that I wasn't implying...

I want to make it clear that I wasn't implying that a bad birth experience is only due to it being the first time. I was just trying to let my biases be known before stating my preference for my...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By junipermuse
My dd was a super light sleeper. There could not...

My dd was a super light sleeper. There could not have been any alarm use in our house without waking her. Some babies will sleep through an alarm or can be easily settled after, and some babies...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By junipermuse
What if your dh moved into your ds's bed when ds...

What if your dh moved into your ds's bed when ds comes into your bed in the middle of the night? You and ds could stay in the big bed, and your husband (who seems to be the one who is actually...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By junipermuse
Dealing with out of control kid without losing my temper

I just totally lost my temper with dd(7) and I'm playing it over in my mind and can't figure out how deal with situations like this in the future, so i don't end up going to that awful angry mama...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By junipermuse
The poor visual tracking was definitely an issue...

The poor visual tracking was definitely an issue for my dd too. It was challenging because she very much wanted to read, and had a constant need for more information, so she was very frustrated at...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By junipermuse
I'm not sure where in sonoma co your are, but if...

I'm not sure where in sonoma co your are, but if your in Petaluma, or don't mind driving just a bit, you should consider novato pediatric dentist dr. Niedre Banakus. She's in north novato on grant...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By junipermuse
Thanks for the update. We have been living in...

Thanks for the update. We have been living in marin for 5+ years and while I have a ped out in Berkeley we see, I think I'd rather go to the city if I could find a good one who is okay, can I ask who...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By junipermuse
Thank you. I really needed to hear this put that...

Thank you. I really needed to hear this put that way. Dd does have to work hard at things (learning to swim, riding her bike) and we did talk a bit about how new things can be hard and scary at first...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,261
Posted By junipermuse
Just thought I'd add my two cents, as someone who...

Just thought I'd add my two cents, as someone who has had one kid in a hospital, and one kid at home. First off I think it's likely that first births kind of suck for a lot of people, whether at home...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-22-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By junipermuse
OP here. Thanks for the responses. I'll try to...

OP here. Thanks for the responses. I'll try to answer some questions, and supply more information.
I think part of the problem is that I don't know exactly what I want. I'm bothered that I didn't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By junipermuse
Advocating for your gifted child(ren)

So I don't think I've posted in this particular forum before, but here it goes. I have two kids,a girl who is 7.5 and a boy who will be 5 in August. Neither have been formally tested but I'm fairly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By junipermuse
I think this may be one of those situations...

I think this may be one of those situations where neither person is right or wrong you just have different ways of handling the situation or evaluating relative risk. Perhaps in your ex's mind the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By junipermuse
My kids are a bit older now (7 yo and almost 5)....

My kids are a bit older now (7 yo and almost 5). So it's been a while, but both my kids needed extra help with sleep at times. I actually really like the approach here. It seems similar to what I...
Forum: Women's Health   03-16-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By junipermuse
We've used melatonin off and on for both my kids...

We've used melatonin off and on for both my kids since they were around two. They are not dependent on it at all. My daughter however was an extremely bad sleeper from birth, so her pediatrician...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By junipermuse
I have a four year old too and she is very...

I have a four year old too and she is very stubborn and strong willed as well so I get it. For me what worked with regards to running in the parking lot or running away in general was to always have...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-23-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,978
Posted By junipermuse
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seawitch http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-23-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,022
Posted By junipermuse
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by purplerose http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,022
Posted By junipermuse
I'm definitely a middle of the roader too. My...

I'm definitely a middle of the roader too. My non-crunchy friends think I'm pretty out there in left-field, but I ve met some true crunchy mamas and I in comparison I can look pretty mainstream. So...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,433
Posted By junipermuse
Dd put a big hole in the porcelain sink of a...

Dd put a big hole in the porcelain sink of a house we were renting when she threw a glass into it.

Dd dropped dh's iPad and shattered the screen, the first week he got it

A week or two later...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-22-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By junipermuse
We also see Dr. Perlman at bayside. I have gone...

We also see Dr. Perlman at bayside. I have gone to see Dr. Fredian at bayside for myself and I really like her as well. We actually live in the north bay and see dentists up here. So I can't make...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By junipermuse
Any one interested in helping me make as many...

Any one interested in helping me make as many meals as possible using mostly what's stocked in my freezer/fridge/pantry? I still plan to pick up milk and produce at the store over the next couple of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-09-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,899
Posted By junipermuse
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BubblingBrooks http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-08-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By junipermuse
Welcome to the area. We've lived in Novato for...

Welcome to the area. We've lived in Novato for the last two years, and we've loved it. I had a wonderful home birth with my ds back in '09. My midwife was Joan green and she was great.

We're...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-02-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By junipermuse
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BubblingBrooks http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1314913/which-is-the-lesser-evil#post_16473418)

I know...
Forum: Parenting   05-07-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,429
Posted By junipermuse
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