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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-20-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By Viola P
One extremely long wave that doesn't abate in...

One extremely long wave that doesn't abate in intensity. It's the time when i tried to run away, desperate to escape. Then the baby came and everything was awesome again. Transition is when I lost...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-20-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 770
Posted By Viola P
I can't believe people were so rude. Before...

I can't believe people were so rude. Before having children i was always very thin. I could pretty much eat anything and gain very little or nothing. And, tbh, i did judge heavier people. I didn't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By Viola P
Wow, if you figure out the answer to the last...

Wow, if you figure out the answer to the last question you asked please let me know asap. I have always been the responsible, sacrifice now for later, type but i wonder if that's the right approach....
Forum: Potty Learning   01-09-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Viola P
^^ Haha! so true

^^ Haha! so true
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-09-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By Viola P
That sounds very traumatic. But what a beautiful...

That sounds very traumatic. But what a beautiful thing that you did get to meet and hold your daughter. I hope you are okay and have lots of support and love around you.
Forum: Potty Learning   01-04-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Viola P
Are you open to taking a break, or do you feel...

Are you open to taking a break, or do you feel that you need to carry on? With my son i took away the diapers during his waking hours and he was so mad at first but it has been 10 days and he's now...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Viola P
I was in a very similar situation prior to my...

I was in a very similar situation prior to my second and last child being born in March 2014. I had a terrible first birth in 2012 with an impatient mw who tried to bully me into an unnecessary...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-03-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 118
Posted By Viola P
Having a doula is an excellent idea. that being...

Having a doula is an excellent idea. that being said the doula at my first was more or less useless as it was her first birth. The doula at my second, i don't know what i would have done w/o her. The...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-01-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 770
Posted By Viola P
"Can we just accept that there is NO WAY for a...

"Can we just accept that there is NO WAY for a woman to be fully accepted the way society is right now, that as a culture we enjoy tearing women down for often made up failures? " hear hear!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-01-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,152
Posted By Viola P
OP here. I left this discussion and just came...

OP here. I left this discussion and just came back, surprised to see how long it is. When i wrote the original post I was in a dark place, working two intense jobs, feeling pretty resentful that I...
Forum: Potty Learning   12-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By Viola P
Red face Yes i agree that it was a bit much at first but i...

Yes i agree that it was a bit much at first but i think he is coming around to it. He's just getting really used to it and seems pretty comfortable now and not angry with having no diapers. Looking...
Forum: Potty Learning   12-31-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Viola P
I agree that 2 is young. My son is almost three...

I agree that 2 is young. My son is almost three and we've been potty learning on a very conscious level since December 24 (not to be cruel but bc this is when i have time off from work). Anyway, we...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 118
Posted By Viola P
I delivered vaginally with both but i don't think...

I delivered vaginally with both but i don't think that changes the answer to the Q of how to tell when labour starts.

With my first I knew because each wave was like thunder, it was super intense...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 770
Posted By Viola P
"Because everyone could find an hour a day, if...

"Because everyone could find an hour a day, if they chose to. "

Haha - clearly you do not work 2 jobs while raising two children under three. Twenty minutes, i might be able to do that, an hour -...
Forum: Potty Learning   12-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By Viola P
Taking away the diapers

ds will be 3 in the Spring and we're anxious to get him out of diapers. He's extremely verbal and i know that he's ready in that he can understand what's going on. So we made a plan to start potty...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Viola P
OP - it is really sad that you are being forced...

OP - it is really sad that you are being forced to work in that way. I only hope that your job is a good one in the sense that you are well treated and the work isn't too offensive for you. Although...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 770
Posted By Viola P
I wish i was this liberated. Instead I'm very...

I wish i was this liberated. Instead I'm very obsessed with my body - or more accurately, trying to "get it back". I have been pregnant or breastfeeding since hte summer of 2011, prior to which i...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By Viola P
I absolutely believe you. I know this is...

I absolutely believe you. I know this is happening more and more in the US and it's awful. It can actually destroy lives. I read one case of a man who lost his job, then his wife left him, and he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By Viola P
I think you posted this in the wrong section! But...

I think you posted this in the wrong section! But I'll answer anyway. My 2c is that it's probably nothing to worry about, but just in case maybe you should take a pregnancy test. If it comes back...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By Viola P
Red face Sharing toys with Sibling

I am wondering what other parents do with regards to children sharing toys. My son is almost three and my daughter will be one in a couple months. Generally I've let my son have a wide variety of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Viola P
I agree with that ^ I've requested...

I agree with that ^

I've requested accommodation twice and was always very direct, saying I need somewhere to pump milk as i'm a breastfeeding mother. It has never been a problem, and if it were...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Viola P
Hmm, interesting perspective. I'd be more...

Hmm, interesting perspective. I'd be more interested to see if my entire post (not a snippet taken out of context) helped the *OP* - not you!
Forum: Personal Growth   12-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Viola P
Aww, I'm sad for you. People are so weird about...

Aww, I'm sad for you. People are so weird about pregnant women, maybe that's what's going on. Not that it would help to know that. Do you know any pregnant women? Pregnant women are the BEST when...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Viola P
Dear God what i wouldn't give for such a...

Dear God what i wouldn't give for such a leisurely life! Yours does sound like a life filled with leisure and free time. I work two jobs with two children under three, and it's very overwhelming....
Forum: Personal Growth   12-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Viola P
I have had this experience before. I have even...

I have had this experience before. I have even had it while with my partner. I believe that sexuality is on a spectrum and very few people are totally heterosexual (or even homosexual), most of us...
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