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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By faithsstuff
I looooove using my ipad with my nearly five...

I looooove using my ipad with my nearly five year old. I know many ppl will think he's too young, but it works for us. Ds has some sensory issues and this is a great tool for him . Regarding apps,...
Forum: Diapering   04-03-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By faithsstuff
We have just switched to wool, out of necessity,...

We have just switched to wool, out of necessity, for our 5 month old.  I have only used lansinoh or lanolizing, it's left over and I don't really know what I'm doing.  So I'm wondering what...
Forum: Diapering   04-03-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By faithsstuff
We got some cheap flannell and made our own...

We got some cheap flannell and made our own wipes.  Super easy and we actually prefer them to disposable wipes. I just cut squares, and honestly never got around to hemming all of them.  We love...
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,946
Posted By faithsstuff
My favorite thing about babywearing is the...

My favorite thing about babywearing is the oppertunity to truly get to know our children as people, not just responsibilities to be cared for.  Babywearing is essential to our parenting, our family...
Forum: VBAC   09-27-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By faithsstuff
Hey there all.  I am 32 +4 and am starting...

Hey there all.  I am 32 +4 and am starting insulin tomorrow.  I am also a VBAC candidate.  I had GD (controlled with diet) last prgnancy but wonder what the situation is for those on insulin as...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By faithsstuff
Hey all! Can someone explain the differance to...

Hey all! Can someone explain the differance to me?

I'm also wondering when most care providers would want to called?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-24-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By faithsstuff
Hey mamas.  I just got my GD diagnosis and...

Hey mamas.  I just got my GD diagnosis and picked up my glucometer today.  So I need an app, both to record the readings and to set a timer to let me know it's time to test.  Last pregnancy I had GD...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By faithsstuff
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By faithsstuff
nextcommercial---thanks for such a thoughtful...

nextcommercial---thanks for such a thoughtful response.  You got me laughing.
 
We've been in some situations recently with kids his age that have really illustrated to us that he's just wired...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By faithsstuff
Let me think of some examples...   He has...

Let me think of some examples...
 
He has some *quirky* social skills.  He had 2 friends over the other day, they have known us since his infancy and are 2 and 4.  In the midst of them all playing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By faithsstuff
Ds is almost 4 and for at least 2 years we've...

Ds is almost 4 and for at least 2 years we've been wavering between:
 
he's so funny and quirky
and:
that def isn't normal.  
 
I don't know when to start evals, when do you just have a child...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By faithsstuff
thanks, I'll do that.

thanks, I'll do that.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By faithsstuff
Ds is almost 4 and for at least 2 years we've...

Ds is almost 4 and for at least 2 years we've been wavering between:
 
he's so funny and quirky
and:
that def isn't normal.  
 
I don't know when to start evals, when do you just have a child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,781
Posted By faithsstuff
I wish I could give you a hug.  This is just,...

I wish I could give you a hug.  This is just, well, it's a pain and I'm sorry you're having to navigate this.  Happy pre-holidays, right?  I did just want to say that everything you're saying makes...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,781
Posted By faithsstuff
Ugh, I hate that this is happening, we have a...

Ugh, I hate that this is happening, we have a very similar situation.  Except dad is just now marrying her and we've only met her once, she's decided she's 'grammy'. I've clarified that she's Janet,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By faithsstuff
I considered not posting, but.... Let me start...

I considered not posting, but....
Let me start by saying that I am overweight, about 240 pounds.  
 
My first pregnancy I gained less then ten pounds, but had a 9 pounder- though I did have GD,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,231
Posted By faithsstuff
Nothing new lately.  He's been coming into our...

Nothing new lately.  He's been coming into our room nightly, nothing new there.  He's had a couple more laughing stints.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By faithsstuff
So I set up a picture schedule for ds (4 in...

So I set up a picture schedule for ds (4 in Dec).  It's more a sequence of the days events , each activity has an icon, we used magnets to stick them on the side of the fridge.  He does a bit better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,293
Posted By faithsstuff
What I'm really seeing in this thread is how...

What I'm really seeing in this thread is how much a childs personality effects how we, as parents, answer this question.
 
 Ds wants to play with other kids, and we attend loosely structured...
Forum: Babywearing   08-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By faithsstuff
I really like the ergo.  We also have a Boba,...

I really like the ergo.  We also have a Boba, it's about the same price and you don't need a seperate infant insert, check that out too, they are not the same.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By faithsstuff
"I feel a lot of compassion for him as I think...

"I feel a lot of compassion for him as I think he deserves to live in a comfortable home with access to outside, as opposed to a nursing home.  At the same time I think we deserve to spend time in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By faithsstuff
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahtha...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahthat.gif
 
I am pregnant and have an almost 4 year old (in Dec) at home, I'm SAHM.  When I finally said screw it, what do we want for our family and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By faithsstuff
Is she trying to reconnect with you?  My son...

Is she trying to reconnect with you?  My son rarely hits but when he does act out physically (unless it's a melt down tantrum) it's almost always a signal that he needs more connection.  It sounds a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,231
Posted By faithsstuff
thanks for all the tips and shared experiances,...

thanks for all the tips and shared experiances, I appreciate it.  
 
I have learned never to mention *exorcist* in any of my posts http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif
 
A few folks...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,293
Posted By faithsstuff
I was just reading about this in Playful...

I was just reading about this in Playful Parenting.  There was a study cited with kids of this age that they would chose to play with their parents over kids their age.  I have an almost 4 year old...
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