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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,465
Posted By rissierae
Yes, and I've thought about posting a question...

Yes, and I've thought about posting a question like this before too.  I think the thing I think about, in addition to what's been said, is- why did DH's parents get to make that decision when...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By rissierae
Yeah, it is really hard.  I'm sorry to hear...

Yeah, it is really hard.  I'm sorry to hear that. :(  I'm still pretty sad that my nephews are circ'd.
 
It helps to remind myself that I did keep 2 boys from being cut (my sons) and sometimes,...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-06-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By rissierae
So my ds1 is not quite 3, and it seems rather...

So my ds1 is not quite 3, and it seems rather early for him to be retracting, but he is a little bit.  Totally on his own.  He hates wearing clothes lately, so whenever we are home, he's pretty much...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-28-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,429
Posted By rissierae
You know, I don't think that the general public...

You know, I don't think that the general public really thinks about all of the different "methods" of discipline when they look at a kid's behavior.  I don't think a lot of people even know about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-28-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By rissierae
I didn't realize how hard the birth of a new...

I didn't realize how hard the birth of a new baby would be for our ds1 either.  It's a huge transition.  Ever since his brother was born, I've been reading and researching all sorts of GD.  So I can...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By rissierae
My ds1 is a little over 2.5, so I definitely...

My ds1 is a little over 2.5, so I definitely understand.  I've been looking for some good discipline ideas myself.  It can be frustrating because he definitely likes being contrary.
 
One thing...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By rissierae
There are things about GD that I understand and...

There are things about GD that I understand and some that I don't- I'll just say that to start withhttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
 
I think that the basic principle behind it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,653
Posted By rissierae
 Quote:That's kind of silly - pay $100 to get...


Quote:That's kind of silly - pay $100 to get out of debt. That's a pretty poor start, wouldn'tcha say? http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif


Yeah, me and dh's thoughts...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,653
Posted By rissierae
Oh thank you for posting this!  My church offers...

Oh thank you for posting this!  My church offers Dave Ramsey's course, but charges $100 for it.  And they don't really give you any clue as to what the course involves other than starting a path to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 40,618
Posted By rissierae
This is all I have to offer.  I don't know much...

This is all I have to offer.  I don't know much about severe aggression, but I liked what this lady had to say.http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
 ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By rissierae
I read that book too (with a very open mind) and...

I read that book too (with a very open mind) and left feeling like if I don't say the right thing to ds, I'm going to crush his spirit forever!  I can see how it would work for some people,...
Forum: September 2010   09-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By rissierae
He was born on Wednesday morning at 4:53am....

He was born on Wednesday morning at 4:53am. 7lbs. 2oz., 22 inches long.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif We had a really great...
Forum: September 2010   08-26-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By rissierae
That happened to me last time, and already a few...

That happened to me last time, and already a few times this time http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif. I'll have consistent, strong contractions for 2-6 hours, then they stop....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-21-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By rissierae
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif they all tug at themselves really hard! It totally seems like it would hurt them, but it doesn't. I would just let him do it.

About the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-21-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By rissierae
A friend of mine is having the same problem with...

A friend of mine is having the same problem with her 7 month old http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif. They are now trying to transfer him to a crib because they feel it is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-21-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By rissierae
I've been feeling something similar I guess. For...

I've been feeling something similar I guess. For me it feels more like the baby is head butting my cervix, or punching it or something http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By rissierae
I had that in the second tri this time. It was...

I had that in the second tri this time. It was so bad at one point that I was blacking out and lying on the floor http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif. I noticed that it was...
Forum: September 2010   07-01-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By rissierae
Quote: Originally Posted by MaerynPearl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaerynPearl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15579145)
Chewing them off risks baby for...
Forum: September 2010   07-01-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By rissierae
Quote: AND... either some way to clip babies...

Quote:
AND... either some way to clip babies nails... or those little mitten things so they dont scratch themselves (I much prefer to clip though, my babes hate having their hands covered but...
Forum: September 2010   06-30-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 705
Posted By rissierae
Yeah, I totally miss it when I'm not. I don't...

Yeah, I totally miss it when I'm not. I don't really have that much to complain about when I am pregnant, so I miss the baby movements and having a cute baby bump when I'm not. Not that I would want...
Forum: September 2010   06-30-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 798
Posted By rissierae
Actually we've only had a few people ask us what...

Actually we've only had a few people ask us what names we've picked out. Most people just want to know what we're having, and we don't know, so that kind of ends the discussion, or it turns to a...
Forum: September 2010   06-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By rissierae
Quote: pedicure and foot massage as a little...

Quote:
pedicure and foot massage as a little treat and a way to get a moment alone before the real work starts.
That sounds like an awesome idea. My labor was pretty long the first time, so I'm...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-28-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By rissierae
I EC'd my ds from birth who is now over 2 and...

I EC'd my ds from birth who is now over 2 and what I would consider an EC grad. I never thought of it as a hassle. Just like breastfeeding, once you develop a relationship, it just becomes second...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-28-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,276
Posted By rissierae
I hear good things about Yerts. But it depends...

I hear good things about Yerts. But it depends on your area's zoning laws and all that kind of stuff. We are looking into straw bale/timber frame homes (because we have a lot of trees on our...
Forum: September 2010   06-25-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By rissierae
I'm planning on baking and knitting. I don't...

I'm planning on baking and knitting. I don't know what else. I'm trying to come up with ideas too.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif
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