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Forum: Parenting   08-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By llwr
I in no way meant to imply that you were...

I in no way meant to imply that you were expecting DC to provide for herself. I'm not sure if it came across that way, but I want to apologize just in case. It was just something from my past that...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By llwr
so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By llwr
This makes a lot of sense to me. If we're...

This makes a lot of sense to me. If we're providing for them, then it's just spending money. There may be some value in saving for a large item, but it's nothing like an adult needs to manage...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By llwr
Wow, I don't have great sleepers either, but that...

Wow, I don't have great sleepers either, but that sounds nearly impossible. I think you're doing great for toughing it out.


I'm wondering if he could be really tired but not able to settle. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By llwr
My babes usually put the underneath arm around me...

My babes usually put the underneath arm around me (like a hug). Would it work to place it there and then snuggle her tight?
Forum: Parenting   08-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By llwr
I've struggled with this as well. I like both...

I've struggled with this as well. I like both the idea that chores are because you're part of the family and that money is earned. For a while we had a chart with chores (required and free) and...
Forum: Parenting   08-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By llwr
What makes a "good" parent

I've been reading "The 5 Love Languages of Children" and the authors suggest making a list of requirements to be a good parent. The idea being that you can stay focused on meeting those requirements...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By llwr
social norms -- neighborhood kids

The idea of neighborhood friends is really foreign to me. I didn't have them growing up and I am totally, completely introverted, so I feel insecure about what good boundaries about them are.
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Forum: Babywearing   07-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By llwr
On size changes and the K'tan -- My baby is 10.5...

On size changes and the K'tan -- My baby is 10.5 months, over 21 lbs and I can still use it. I keep it in the car as a back-up. It's not my first pick, but it does still work fine. Most people...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-03-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By llwr
We have a side-car arrangement that I absolutely...

We have a side-car arrangement that I absolutely love. It's so easy to take care of her at night, and I like that she has her own sleeping space. I didn't co-sleep with my first two and now I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-09-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By llwr
I wanted to mention that she's about the age...

I wanted to mention that she's about the age where they switch from 2 naps to 1, which is usually a pretty hard transition. It usually gets better once they've completed the transition.
Forum: Family Safety   05-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By llwr
I love the knobs!  The newer version releases...

I love the knobs!  The newer version releases the tension with a push in the middle of the seat where the tension straps are normally located.  FWIW, I used one seat for 5 1/2 yrs (till the...
Forum: Family Safety   05-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By llwr
DD is 7 and wants to learn to swim this year. ...

DD is 7 and wants to learn to swim this year.  4yo DD may take lessons as well.  I'm wondering if they can learn enough during class time only, or if further trips to the pool would likely be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,317
Posted By llwr
OP, I totally get it.  The neighbor who came...

OP, I totally get it.  The neighbor who came over all the time has moved now, but I used to get pretty mad sometimes feeling like I was a free babysitter. 
 
I think you're on the right track to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By llwr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PumaBearclan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By llwr
Thank you for your replies.   Puma, thank...

Thank you for your replies.
 
Puma, thank you for reminding me of the connection between responsibility and privileges.  Reward charts tend to rub me the wrong way.  They feel manipulative.  But...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By llwr
I'd like to know what kind of expectations are...

I'd like to know what kind of expectations are appropriate for a 4yo and a 7yo.  I don't expect perfection.  I do expect more than what's happening now.
 
They have very few toys available right...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By llwr
I'm looking for good prices on nuts -- bulk is...

I'm looking for good prices on nuts -- bulk is fine.  Where do you buy them?
 
Thanks!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By llwr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mareseatoats http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399040/irrational-fears-anyone#post_17597319)
 I'm wondering...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By llwr
On patience -- She's not eating much, so it's...

On patience -- She's not eating much, so it's not about time.  It just feels really tedious.  And I feel silly to spoon-feed her; like if she was supposed to be eating food she should be able to do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By llwr
DD3 is 7 mos old and started purees about a...

DD3 is 7 mos old and started purees about a month ago.  I'm finding I have little patience with purees and spoon-feeding.  But the idea of giving her huge chunks of food is pretty scary too.  I know...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By llwr
Birthing from Within has some fear-release...

Birthing from Within has some fear-release exercises which might be helpful. 
Forum: Diapering   03-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By llwr
I like proraps.  The Velcro is good and...

I like proraps.  The Velcro is good and long-lasting.  I used the newborn size for 3 kids.  After the newborn period, you could go to a one-size.  Econobum covers go on sale for as low as $5 at...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By llwr
Dr. Isabelle delivered my 2nd baby 4 years ago. ...

Dr. Isabelle delivered my 2nd baby 4 years ago.  At the time Becky was the only midwife at the clinic and he was her backup.  Yes, he is very laid-back.  I had no talk of birth plans with him since...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By llwr
We do unlimited junk sometimes.  They had a...

We do unlimited junk sometimes.  They had a whole bag of chips for a snack last month.  Unlimited sweets at DDs birthday party last week.  Lots of sweets for valentines (although not actually...
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