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Forum: Mental Health   05-26-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By ChristmasLover
The book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle has...

The book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle has helped  me a lot with obsessing over health issues.  It really teaches you to focus on the present moment.  Just go get a check-up, and then let go...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By ChristmasLover
If you don't have a problem with food coloring,...

If you don't have a problem with food coloring, you can make paint with flour, water, salt, and a few drops of food coloring.I have also let my kids  paint with cake icing.  
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By ChristmasLover
Sometimes I wash my toddler's hair outside of...

Sometimes I wash my toddler's hair outside of the tub...I have organic shampoo that is very non-toxic and I "rinse" with a washcloth (You can research what shampoos are the least harmful on the Skin...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-08-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By ChristmasLover
I'm going to buy this book.  It's so encouraging...

I'm going to buy this book.  It's so encouraging to read about what is truly natural child behavior after being told by so many pediatricians that what is "normal" is to put the baby is his own room...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By ChristmasLover
Asagio,, Thanks for sharing that info!

Asagio,,
Thanks for sharing that info!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By ChristmasLover
Old thread, but this is worth sharing... Milk is...

Old thread, but this is worth sharing... Milk is not harmful to teeth even in a bottle...I believe people take away bottles too young these days.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By ChristmasLover
I would also just do naps in the car for about a...

I would also just do naps in the car for about a week...break the nursing-nap asssociation. Then I would wear her in a backpack to see if she could go to sleep that way. I get my 2 yr old to sleep...
Forum: Spirituality   09-29-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By ChristmasLover
I am a devout Catholic, and I can tell you we do...

I am a devout Catholic, and I can tell you we do want you! Many people have to go through the annulment process, and we want them all! I even want the people who are not living in accordance with...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,703
Posted By ChristmasLover
I have tried to be vegan, but after about day 5,...

I have tried to be vegan, but after about day 5, I feel sick and nauseated.  
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-25-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By ChristmasLover
One option is putting her in a backpack to see...

One option is putting her in a backpack to see if that helps your back. The backpack was the best piece of equipment i ever bought! Now that i have a 35 pound toddler, I still use it, just not
as...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-24-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By ChristmasLover
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kc1194 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390358/if-you-wear-your-child-down-for-bedtime#post_17468487)
 My...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-24-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By ChristmasLover
I wore my son down last night in a backpack...

I wore my son down last night in a backpack instead of letting him  have his usual bottle of milk (w/xylitol for tooth protection)... I saw marked improvement in night wakings.  Dr. Sears talks...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By ChristmasLover
How does he/she sleep?  Does anyone have a...

How does he/she sleep?  Does anyone have a toddler who gets worn down to sleep and then sleeps through the night?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By ChristmasLover
One thing I believe will help is to focus on...

One thing I believe will help is to focus on finding another way to get your toddler down at night besides nursing  (just for the initial bedtime-- that's  supposed to magically make them sleep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,762
Posted By ChristmasLover
Yes... Moms have to cook and clean sometimes!...

Yes... Moms have to cook and clean sometimes! For you moms who feel bad because of AAP standards, I can tell you about my teen who watched a lot of pbs...Genius, all AP classes, tested at 10th grade...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By ChristmasLover
Kipper!

Kipper!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By ChristmasLover
THANKS for sharing!

THANKS for sharing!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By ChristmasLover
UPDATE... He is now falling asleep unassisted,...

UPDATE... He is now falling asleep unassisted, peacefully beside mommy. It took about 2 weeks of trying different things 2 keep him happy, but he finally got used to lying in bed and falling asleep....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By ChristmasLover
Also_ i was in the hospital as a child for these...

Also_ i was in the hospital as a child for these symptoms, and they never figured out a cause. I outgrew the anemia..praying this happens to your dd.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By ChristmasLover
My son was anemic at that age. My only tip is to...

My son was anemic at that age. My only tip is to give the iron supplement without any calcium rich food being consumed for a few hours before or after. Calcium interferes with Fe absorption. Also...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-09-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By ChristmasLover
My ds went through a challenging time at that...

My ds went through a challenging time at that same age... getting up at 4 am. Nothing helped but time paşsing.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-19-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By ChristmasLover
I'm posting this because I thought other moms in...

I'm posting this because I thought other moms in this situation would like to know...  I've been stressed over my child drinking milk at night (and not liking water) because all parenting websites...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By ChristmasLover
Somegirl99, love that picture!  You ladies have...

Somegirl99, love that picture!  You ladies have made me feel like a big wimp about complaining about carrying my 30 pound toddler in a backpack...  LOL
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By ChristmasLover
I'd move his bed into my room if I were you (or...

I'd move his bed into my room if I were you (or just put his mattress on the floor next to you) so he can have the security of Mom and Dad. Then he'll probably start putting himself back to sleep.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-24-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By ChristmasLover
I think I wouldn't want another thing to wake me...

I think I wouldn't want another thing to wake me up at night, and a cat curling around my legs would. Also, cats can be unsanitary-- I see bits of cat litter and poop in my cat's paws all the time....
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