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Forum: Parenting   05-20-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,098
Posted By River's mum
Two Iphones. The first one was drooled to death,...

Two Iphones. The first one was drooled to death, the second was shattered when she threw it. You can only blame the mom in these cases though
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-20-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By River's mum
I totally recommend the Julbos. They fit really...

I totally recommend the Julbos. They fit really well and the strap comes off if you like. Excellent protection and super cute. Plus, you can wear them upside down and it's exactly the same as right...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-10-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By River's mum
I have to have back surgery next month. My 14...

I have to have back surgery next month. My 14 month old dd has never slept without me, nursing throughout the night. My dh is a very very heavy sleeper and for this reason, has always slept on a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By River's mum
I think many of you have really shed some...

I think many of you have really shed some insight into our family, which has been very helpful. I will say that I expected more people to be "on my side", so I'm very pleased to have received...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By River's mum
This is exactly why I asked all of you wise...

This is exactly why I asked all of you wise mamas. I think that his list is so over the top that I think I was trying to use the scenario to get him to realize it. I'll have to find another way to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By River's mum
My dh and I are currently arguing about the...

My dh and I are currently arguing about the Christmas budget. He wants to purchase very high end, expensive items for his 13 year old son, my dss, and only a tiny amount on our daughter, who's one....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By River's mum
I use a headlamp as well.

I use a headlamp as well.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By River's mum
Agh! I'm tired of nursing! Yet I'm so darn...

Agh! I'm tired of nursing! Yet I'm so darn committed to nursing at least until she's two. She's almost one now. I'd like to sleep better. My body gets so sore from having to maintain one of two...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By River's mum
DD is 11 mos and I still flip her over with me...

DD is 11 mos and I still flip her over with me every time I roll over. How long do you other mamas do this?
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By River's mum
Quote: Originally Posted by eccomama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eccomama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14105066)

spend quality time with them, dont stick...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By River's mum
I'm doing 16 credits, all online. I love the...

I'm doing 16 credits, all online. I love the flexibility and try to make sure that I'm at least a week ahead of schedule. I do all of my homework/reading at night (though I'm totally a morning...
Forum: Parenting   08-27-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By River's mum
NAK I don't know what the answer is, either....

NAK
I don't know what the answer is, either. My son died from a peanut butter cookie at school. Their response was to ban peanut butter cookies. A ban might have saved his life. Or it could have...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-28-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By River's mum
Now dd (9 months) has decided that she needs to...

Now dd (9 months) has decided that she needs to thrash while sleeping. Last night was brutal. Hours of thrashing, kicking, flailing during nursing and sleeping. How much longer????
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-17-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By River's mum
Mine is 9 mo today and we are in the same boat....

Mine is 9 mo today and we are in the same boat. She's become a very active sleeper and it seems like her body wakes up at least an hour before she does in the morning. She's just about to walk...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-09-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By River's mum
Mine is doing the exact same thing. Maddening,...

Mine is doing the exact same thing. Maddening, but precious, cause she'll roll away and turn to smile at me before crawling to look out the window. She'll be 9 months next week.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By River's mum
I don't really want to reduce the night nursing,...

I don't really want to reduce the night nursing, because she does seem to need a lot, but I'd like to occasionally reduce the need to use me as a pacifier. I think pp is right, she's too busy to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-05-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By River's mum
Does attachment parenting mean that dd (9...

Does attachment parenting mean that dd (9 months) is constantly attached to me?? I love nursing her and co-sleeping, but I don't love not being able to get comfortable sleeping, because she needs a...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By River's mum
I'm so glad you didn't let this go. Keep us...

I'm so glad you didn't let this go. Keep us posted.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By River's mum
I recommend "gentle"; we use that one for so...

I recommend "gentle"; we use that one for so many situations
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By River's mum
In my experience, child support was not able to...

In my experience, child support was not able to be waived. My ex and I had a very good relationship with each other and our ds and custody was as close to 50/50 as you could get. Technically, he had...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,041
Posted By River's mum
How is an AP ped found??

How is an AP ped found??
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-16-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,031
Posted By River's mum
I'll be very interested to see how this is...

I'll be very interested to see how this is ultimately resolved.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-16-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,031
Posted By River's mum
Thank you all for the condolences. My point is...

Thank you all for the condolences. My point is not to garner sympathy, but to use our experiences to your (collective) benefit. You all know your children better than anyone. Don't let anyone...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-15-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,031
Posted By River's mum
I say, get your dd out of there. My son (age 9)...

I say, get your dd out of there. My son (age 9) died over "mistakes" like this. You would never take that risk; don't let others do so.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...slug=peanut28m...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,079
Posted By River's mum
I would say that you could open communication...

I would say that you could open communication with her and let her know your feelings (they sound very positive) about having another woman in your children's lives. I would have loved this. Let her...
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