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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,371
Posted By Magical_Mama
I have a 4 year old, but I also have kids who...

I have a 4 year old, but I also have kids who are 13, 11, 8 and 3 months.  :) 
~Alicia
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Magical_Mama
Actually, it's a lot easier than that now that...

Actually, it's a lot easier than that now that the law has changed.  Here's what's required now:...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-16-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,892
Posted By Magical_Mama
I'm in rural SW Minnesota too, in Westbrook. We...

I'm in rural SW Minnesota too, in Westbrook. We travel to Mankato to see family and take part in homeschool events quite a bit though.

My kids are 2, 6, 10 and 11.

~Alicia
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-03-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Magical_Mama
There's a good book that talks about elimination...

There's a good book that talks about elimination diets and the stuff you can eat. It's old but still good and is called "Is This Your Child?" by Doris Rapp I think. When it was written, soy wasn't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-03-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Magical_Mama
I wouldn't worry too much about cutting...

I wouldn't worry too much about cutting calories. Our bodies are designed to feed our babies even when food is scarce. It's not healthy to dramatically cut calories (for you or baby) but if you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-03-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Magical_Mama
Sorry you're having such a tough time. I'm not...

Sorry you're having such a tough time. I'm not sure what you're planning on supplementing with but I thought I'd mention MilkShare if you didn't know about it. It's a group that matches up mamas...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-03-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Magical_Mama
I'm already so bothered with the way the media...

I'm already so bothered with the way the media is using this as an excuse to warn against co-sleeping (and even breastfeeding). I wrote a slightly snarky article in response, warning about the...
Forum: Lactivism   04-19-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By Magical_Mama
(whoops, mistaken post and I can't delete it!) ...

(whoops, mistaken post and I can't delete it!)
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Forum: Parenting   03-02-2003, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By Magical_Mama
My girls (3 and 4.5) usually do crafts at the...

My girls (3 and 4.5) usually do crafts at the table while I clean. I don't do a whole lot of it in big chunks, and that way we can all talk and be together while I'm doing it.

They also help....
Forum: VBAC   02-23-2003, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,217
Posted By Magical_Mama
Thanks for the sites and recommendations! I...

Thanks for the sites and recommendations!

I tried to get a doula but there are none near me. My husband is supportive and my doctor is pretty cool. With each child I've become better at being my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2003, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By Magical_Mama
Mothering had a great article a few months back...

Mothering had a great article a few months back on why night nursing does not contribute to cavities.

I have a friend who did her thesis on this subject and she shared this:

One of the main...
Forum: VBAC   02-20-2003, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,217
Posted By Magical_Mama
I'm wondering if anybody out there has...

I'm wondering if anybody out there has experience with a VBAC after 2 C-sections.

My first child was born by emergency C-section (failure to progress, face delivery, overly large) after 28 hours...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2003, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Magical_Mama
You sound like me. I'm small too and wanted one...

You sound like me. I'm small too and wanted one for the same reason. Unfortunately, the one we got didn't really detect anything as early as it said it could and by the time you could hear anything...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-20-2003, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Magical_Mama
Whenever my girls go through really difficult...

Whenever my girls go through really difficult times with behavior, it's one of 3 things.

1. They're near the 6 or 12 month mark, age wise. I read somewhere that kids go through rough times at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-20-2003, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Magical_Mama
When the newborn needs your whole physical...

When the newborn needs your whole physical attention you can still give your toddler your whole emotional attention. For instance, while nursing baby you can sing the toddler songs (with his name...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Magical_Mama
I have two suggestions. First, since you...

I have two suggestions.

First, since you are setting an example and teaching them how to view failure, start setting yourself up to fail....
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Magical_Mama
I agree! I only have girls (so far, boy on the...

I agree! I only have girls (so far, boy on the way) but every girl I know has a different personality. I don't think there's a certain behavior that's inherent in ALL of them.

My friends with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2003, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Magical_Mama
I've had two girls and this one is a boy and...

I've had two girls and this one is a boy and there's really been no difference. There was more of a difference between my first and second daughters, actually.

Because of my history of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2003, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,740
Posted By Magical_Mama
Check out the last couple of issues of "Body and...

Check out the last couple of issues of "Body and Soul" magazine. It's a natural health mag but not wacko at all. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif Anyway, the last couple...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2003, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Magical_Mama
I'm lucky and my doctor is willing to try a VBAC...

I'm lucky and my doctor is willing to try a VBAC with me even though I've had two C-sections and she doesn't like the risk after 2.

What got me was that I was on a midwives' site and they said...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2003, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Magical_Mama
Congratulations! My girls were 20 months...

Congratulations!

My girls were 20 months apart and it was a little more challenging at times but they're really close now (at 3 and 4.5) and all in all it was a really neat thing having them...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2003, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Magical_Mama
I've used the disposable breast pads and there...

I've used the disposable breast pads and there doesn't seem to be any of that gel or anything like that in there. There's a layer of plastic and stuff like soft toilet paper on the stuff I've used....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2003, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 97,390
Posted By Magical_Mama
I'm new to the board but I'll chime in here. I'm...

I'm new to the board but I'll chime in here. I'm due April 27th with baby number 3. We have two daughters-- Victoria (4.5) and Annalee (newly 3). This will be our first boy. I lost 12 babies before...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Magical_Mama
Oh yeah, I forgot the main question!...

Oh yeah, I forgot the main question! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

As for the clothes over her head, I'd either...

1. We play a game where our kids run into...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2003, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Magical_Mama
Oh boy, how tough on both of you....

Oh boy, how tough on both of you. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

All of her behavior is completely normal for both 3 y/o's and tots with new babies. With my...
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