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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 02:40 PM
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
My first was like that. Now that we have a second...

My first was like that. Now that we have a second and a different lifestyle, I attribute a lot of her sleep resistance to us keeping a pretty crazy (though very child-friendly) schedule. We basically...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had...

Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had lunch today with two of my most reliable supports (my mom and my SIL). I told them about my Wednesday (which includes 10 varieties of school...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had...

Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had lunch today with two of my most reliable supports (my mom and my SIL). I told them about my Wednesday (which includes 10 varieties of school...
Forum: Learning at School   08-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I went back today (Art education certification)...

I went back today (Art education certification) and got a big blow. I found out that my class and DD2's pre-school start at the exact same time. I'm so bummed that I need childcare for such a short...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 889
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I just browsed the selective/delay forum and feel...

I just browsed the selective/delay forum and feel like I could pop in there as a member from time to time. I don't personally feel the need for support for vaxing/not vaxing my kids but I do feel...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 889
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I'm sorry MM! Mods generally try to answer posts...

I'm sorry MM! Mods generally try to answer posts that don't have a response. I know some mods love doing that and we all acknowledge that it makes members feel heard. I'm terrible with that job. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,164
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I totally agree - "different strokes for...

I totally agree - "different strokes for different folks". Scattered, hectic families seem to be that way no matter the number of activities, IME. And, yea, listening to the child is the key here -...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We are doing 3 days in a row for our DC. Last...

We are doing 3 days in a row for our DC. Last year she did 2 days in a row (Th/F) and I thought it worked well. I had trouble getting my mind around it but in the end I think it may have worked...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
TV is thought to replace other more valuable...

TV is thought to replace other more valuable learning experiences. So, while a little TV can be OK in early childhood (although it is recommended to avoid screen-time all together until after 2), TV...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
7th grader went back today. She's feeling good,...

7th grader went back today. She's feeling good, though felt a little nervous just last evening and this AM. I'm off to pick her up in 5 mins. Excited to hear about the first day.

3 year old...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, "hanging it over" worked for my DC too. Oy,...

Yes, "hanging it over" worked for my DC too. Oy, those were the days. ;-)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,031
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Interestingly, the main place where DC has moved...

Interestingly, the main place where DC has moved away from wanting help from me is in the arts. My own mother is an artist. I tended to not want to think about art the way she thought about art and I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
It sounds like for you the ideal is for there not...

It sounds like for you the ideal is for there not to be a push and pull with parents. I can understand why you may feel that way but I don't think there's anything wrong with kids individuating...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Good point, Lauren. Somewhere around this house I...

Good point, Lauren. Somewhere around this house I have a child development book about the teen years (Bates-Ames). I'll probably find it once DC is 15. ;-)

I am reminded in this discussion about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I wonder about this. Part of me tends to agree...

I wonder about this. Part of me tends to agree with this on a societal level OTOH, I think the relationship dynamics many of us are talking about are similar to what we may have experienced with our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We're big on comfort around here. Knit shorts and...

We're big on comfort around here. Knit shorts and pants work - I've seen lots in this size in the second-hand shops. Also, fleece for the winter is nice and soft.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I know that puberty is a big part of it for my...

I know that puberty is a big part of it for my DC. Obviously it's an emotional time both from the physical/hormonal perspective but also because some kids are so conflicted about growing up. DC is...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,330
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Hi, Mominbaltimore and welcome to Mothering! I...

Hi, Mominbaltimore and welcome to Mothering! I think you will find that the spectrum of vax-delayed and non-vax families in our area to be pretty huge. Delayed vax families range from families who...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Nice to see you too, USAmma. For us the flakey is...

Nice to see you too, USAmma. For us the flakey is more DC saying or thinking she will do something and then just totally forgetting or starting and not finishing or mis-interpreting what needed to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,540
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
That's a great deal! A farm by me sells a bushel...

That's a great deal! A farm by me sells a bushel (about 50 lbs) for $10 or 10 bushels for $70. I've processed 50 lbs peaches and 150 lbs tomatoes so far. Gearing up for buying 10 bushels...if I can...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I definitely think that for some personalities...

I definitely think that for some personalities (like my first DC) a long and complete break is the way to go. We've done that with her for a few things in the past. The key as the PP has said is to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I should add that though I do think my DC had...

I should add that though I do think my DC had motion sickness, we also didn't really drive from until she was 5 other than for road-trips. It's possible that had we had a car and driven lots that she...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I see you have girls. And I assume you are a mom....

I see you have girls. And I assume you are a mom. That's how I do it. I think of what sort of mom I would want my DC to be and what I would say to her if she were struggling to find balance. I KNOW I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think that limiting TV depends on the child and...

I think that limiting TV depends on the child and their personality.

My first child was like you describe. She had a very hard time regulating TV. I suspect that's in part because it was a bit of...
Forum: Babywearing   08-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I recall slipping bags under the sling shoulder -...

I recall slipping bags under the sling shoulder - though that was pre-padding. I don't see how padding would prevent you from doing that though.
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