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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By ar2974
My 7 year old has 3 days of sleep away camp and...

My 7 year old has 3 days of sleep away camp and a week of swim day camp.  We have two weeks of "Mom Camp" (i.e. stay home with Mom because camp is so expensive - I'm in NYC) - hanging out, trips to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By ar2974
Definitely not pregnant.  It's mostly healed up...

Definitely not pregnant.  It's mostly healed up (a month later) but his latch is just awful these days.  I keep telling nurse properly or you are not going to nurse but he mostly just half chews. 
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-17-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By ar2974
I two kids and have been nursing continuously...

I two kids and have been nursing continuously since my daughter was born almost 7 1/2 years ago.  My son is now 3.  He's been unwell the last few weeks (just normal preschooler stuff but it's just...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,730
Posted By ar2974
If there are no other kids playing on it and his...

If there are no other kids playing on it and his feet won't make a wet, dirty mess, yes.  Out of consideration for others, if there are other kids playing on it or if it's wet or snowy, I don't let...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By ar2974
We have a huge set of them at home (my husband...

We have a huge set of them at home (my husband is a fan) and my 6 year old picks one up now and again.  She likes them but they aren't on her "love" list.
 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-17-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By ar2974
I am a teacher and went back to work when my...

I am a teacher and went back to work when my first daughter was 6 months old.  I used a pacifier and bottles when she would take them (she mostly didn't and just waited for me to get home).  I don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By ar2974
I nurse whenever/wherever without a cover.  At...

I nurse whenever/wherever without a cover.  At times, I have sought out quiet spots or even nursed in the bathroom once or twice but only if my babies needed quiet.  It appalls me that the act of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-15-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,616
Posted By ar2974
I flew from NYC to Ireland (5 1/2 over 7 back)...

I flew from NYC to Ireland (5 1/2 over 7 back) with my dd was 7 weeks old and with ds last January when he was 9 weeks old.  My babies mostly slept at that age so they really weren't any trouble. ...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-03-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By ar2974
I'm a teacher and still nursing my dd who will...

I'm a teacher and still nursing my dd who will be 5 in a month and ds who is 8 months today.  I went back to work when dd was 6 months and this time when ds was 5 months.  I pump at work which is...
Forum: Family Safety   06-14-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,565
Posted By ar2974
I do not have a car seat.  I live in the city...

I do not have a car seat.  I live in the city and don't use a car.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-08-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By ar2974
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by marsipan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316592/good-sleeper#post_16491133)

my baby girl...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By ar2974
Yes, sun hat and baby bandz

Yes, sun hat and baby bandz
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-03-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By ar2974
I live in NYC and have a 7 month old and his 4...

I live in NYC and have a 7 month old and his 4 year old sister.  I don't own a car.  I go everywhere with him in the ergo.  If I have to leave him down somewhere, I either bring a towel in my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By ar2974
Are they returning to work?  I am a teacher and...

Are they returning to work?  I am a teacher and pumping for my 6 month old and it is not easy (time-wise and exhaustion wise) - my almost 5 year old has not yet weaned and I am very committed to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-30-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,288
Posted By ar2974
Oh boy, I hope there is a thread about an insane...

Oh boy, I hope there is a thread about an insane woman who brought a huge ass stroller, luggage, hand luggage, a trunki, and two children on a 5-train subway trip through Brooklyn at 9pm last Sunday...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By ar2974
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mom2ponygirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1310187/an-unexpected-dilemma#post_16411203)Her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By ar2974
I have never been on this forum before.   ...

I have never been on this forum before.
 
This has me a bit floored because my daughter often seems more like a walking "blonde joke" than a talented student - she's quick and bright but very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By ar2974
I'd probably lean towards giving it a try. ...

I'd probably lean towards giving it a try.  Where in Brooklyn are you located?  I got an email this morning letting me know that my daughter got into the G&T program and it has totally thrown me for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,991
Posted By ar2974
Only when I visit my mom (the presence of...

Only when I visit my mom (the presence of undershirts just makes life easier sometimes).
 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-25-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By ar2974
I voted (several of the above).  I wrote more...

I voted (several of the above).  I wrote more details in the "fraud" thread - but I still consider what I do "child led".  She will likely decide when we are finished.  With no limits from me it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By ar2974
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Sfcmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By ar2974
If your LO STTN, what kind of naps do they take?...

If your LO STTN, what kind of naps do they take? Cat naps? Long naps? He usually naps for 3-4 hours from 9-12/1, then about 1 - 2 hours from 2:30-3:30, then about an hour from 6/7 to 8 ish
Do they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,476
Posted By ar2974
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by CatsCradle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 769
Posted By ar2974
I use cloth and never use anything except a wet...

I use cloth and never use anything except a wet cloth.  DS is 5 months.
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-31-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By ar2974
mmmhuh

mmmhuh
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