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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 08:52 AM
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Posted By ~bookcase~
I left the idea of formal work when I married,...

I left the idea of formal work when I married, but was still stuck on the need to work outside the home somehow, so as not to feel like a drain on society! so did various community stuff until 3...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By ~bookcase~
Thank you :joy I do wholeheartedly agree, but...

Thank you :joy I do wholeheartedly agree, but still have intellectual ties to the value/ necessity of more outward contribution which I believe the schooling system particularly cultivates, (because...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By ~bookcase~
Can you comment more on this in terms of still...

Can you comment more on this in terms of still setting healthy boundaries? How much service do you offer outside the home, or to others within your home? How do you balance this in a healthy way?
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By ~bookcase~
Miranda, that's sooooo lovely to read for one who...

Miranda, that's sooooo lovely to read for one who is in the middle of the chaos! I sometimes reflect on when I just had 4 and it was so controllable with 4 very little ones, but now the eldest 2/3...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By ~bookcase~
Post bumping this up from the DEPTHS!!!!!! anyone here?

bumping this up from the DEPTHS!!!!!! anyone here?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By ~bookcase~
thank you for asking...

thank you for asking http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
 
i have a health check tomorrow for her, but at 6 weeks now, things seem to have kicked in and she is sometimes tracking...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-10-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By ~bookcase~
thank you mamas. the link is super helpful Peggy...

thank you mamas. the link is super helpful Peggy - i wasn't getting any good sites with googling myself. i've tried some of these activities with her, and although she's still not responding as i...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By ~bookcase~
My 4 week old doesn't seem to be registering...

My 4 week old doesn't seem to be registering anything with her eyes. I have older children and her responses don't seem as I would expect. Where do we go from here? She sees the Dr in 3 weeks and...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-21-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By ~bookcase~
thanks mama, this is super helpful and i will be...

thanks mama, this is super helpful and i will be sharing it liberally http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
 
congratulations on your twins' arrival and for your surviving nicu with...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-02-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By ~bookcase~
edit

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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-02-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ~bookcase~
dairy free  

dairy free
 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-27-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By ~bookcase~
delayed cord clamping is less likely to cause...

delayed cord clamping is less likely to cause baby's blood to go in your body.
 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-23-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By ~bookcase~
I declined a whole pile of scans for my di di...

I declined a whole pile of scans for my di di twins (had 3 and was due for a 4th at 36 weeks I think) and gave birth spontaneously at 32 weeks.
I've heard many scans linked to IUGR but not early...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By ~bookcase~
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DiannaK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353928/nursing-singleton-baby-after-toddler-twins#post_17009654)
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By ~bookcase~
I found it hard to listen to the extra bit of...

I found it hard to listen to the extra bit of crying that was inevitable, but it doesn't mean you're not APing imo. You're probably APing each twin more effectively than mainstream moms with...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By ~bookcase~
You go girrrl - 38 weeks sounds just fine to...

You go girrrl - 38 weeks sounds just fine to keep looking forward to http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gifhttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif you've been there and done it...
Forum: Women's Health   05-24-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By ~bookcase~
yes, they don't need to be bulging out all over...

yes, they don't need to be bulging out all over the place, but if you look close you might see more blue than you'd expect (if you're caucasian)
 
sepia is for dragging feelings and the...
Forum: Women's Health   05-24-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By ~bookcase~
I wonder if homeopathic sepia would help?? I get...

I wonder if homeopathic sepia would help?? I get dragging sensations too and they are to do with varicose veins in my pelvic area, but sepia and some tissue salts that my homeopath prescribed help....
Forum: Spirituality   05-24-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,270
Posted By ~bookcase~
as salaamu alaikum sisters   I'm joining in...

as salaamu alaikum sisters
 
I'm joining in from the UK.
 
YSM, I'm 27 weeks pregnant atm, so insha'allah we will be welcoming our little ones around the same time insha'Allah...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-24-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By ~bookcase~
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tipper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353928/nursing-singleton-baby-after-toddler-twins#post_16989887)
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By ~bookcase~
Did anyone have oversupply issues or anything...

Did anyone have oversupply issues or anything like that? I'm curious to hear how it is to downscale from two to one.
Did it feel easy/ empty/ weird? At the moment I'm still having recurrent twin...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By ~bookcase~
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by queenofchaos http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352809/the-good-one#post_16975040)

  I just say everyone...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By ~bookcase~
I have pre teens and this is just for 'fun'...

I have pre teens and this is just for 'fun' rather than to prep them for babysitting. They have younger siblings, so I feel that general info on taking care of children and the feel-good factor of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-19-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By ~bookcase~
I recently had to change my friend's toddler's...

I recently had to change my friend's toddler's nappy whilst looking after her, and she had diarrhea, so I washed my hands thoroughly, but have now found out that she had a campylobacter infection....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-15-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,373
Posted By ~bookcase~
I was b'feeding so much the first 3 months that...

I was b'feeding so much the first 3 months that not much carrying got done - I did learn to wrap one twin on my back whilst I nursed the other and used that from time to time. I couldn't use the...
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