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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
I've given up on nursing bras. I hate how they...

I've given up on nursing bras. I hate how they look under clothes. My son is 18m, so we don't nurse much in public anymore, but I'm able to pull my boob out of regular bra in a pinch (I'm back to a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Thank you for empathizing annlea. ...

Thank you for empathizing annlea.

Blessewithboys, I'd consider her less nurturing, rather than fully detached. She loves my son and it is getting better now that he's becoming a toddler. While...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Vent closed and I feel better. To sum,...

Vent closed and I feel better.

To sum, major differences in parenting style + unsolicited comments/advice = anger and frustration.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-15-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
I think this depends on the concerns and...

I think this depends on the concerns and problem-solving ways to address those concerns. I always try to have the "big talks" when the time is right, like during a walk or over dinner when we're...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-15-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Hello mamas, My 6 1/2 month old son cosleeps...

Hello mamas,
My 6 1/2 month old son cosleeps with me and my husband and it's been going well. Until now. He had always woken 2-3 times a night to nurse, but quickly fell back asleep. I'd barely...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
I don't usually talk about it; however, when I...

I don't usually talk about it; however, when I mentioned it to a friend of mine, she revealed she does the same (and, FYI, had no problem getting her kids in their own beds when she felt it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-13-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
My guy is still little, but I'm going to add...

My guy is still little, but I'm going to add that we always sleep on a spread-out receiving blanket (to get those drips and dribbles) and it's easier to slide the entire blanket over with LO on top....
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Babies are much more efficient at getting milk...

Babies are much more efficient at getting milk than pumps are. There were times I pumped until I thought my breasts were emptied only to have baby suddenly get hungry (ug). I put him to what I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Pump output isn't the most accurate measure of...

Pump output isn't the most accurate measure of supply. Are there any other indications? Are there wet and poo diapers? Does your baby seem lethargic/less alert?

My pump output sometimes...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-09-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
This thread makes me think of "frank and beans"...

This thread makes me think of "frank and beans" from There's Something About Mary.

A pp said that kids aren't taught inaccurate terms for other body parts, but that's not really true. Many kids...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Asiago, I'd be very interested in reading those...

Asiago, I'd be very interested in reading those studies! Do you have links or references? Thanks!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-07-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
What about first having her camp out on the...

What about first having her camp out on the floor for awhile, then eventually camp out int hallway outside your room?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
1. Have any of you done counseling if you are...

1. Have any of you done counseling if you are having a tough time ttc?

No, I did not see a counselor but I did go through some very dark days and a good therapist might have helped. I basically...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-07-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Totally agree with this. I was ttc for 3 years...

Totally agree with this. I was ttc for 3 years and had a lot of work stress the month it finally happened. I was really beginning to resent the "relax and it will happen" comments because it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-07-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
While he's calm, have a talk and ask him what...

While he's calm, have a talk and ask him what kinds of things help him feel better (he'll probably need some guidance). Deep breaths, taking a lap around the dining room table, etc. and then when...
Forum: Learning at School   05-06-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
I'm curious what was considered detrimental...

I'm curious what was considered detrimental about preschool?

I think for children who will be attending elementary school, preschool can be beneficial. I've worked for several public elementary...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Also, adults use extrinsic motivators to help...

Also, adults use extrinsic motivators to help break habits all the time. "I can eat birthday cake if I make healthful choices all week." Finding something to help motivate us to make a positive...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Reinforcing "good" behavior is far too...

Reinforcing "good" behavior is far too subjective and abstract for a LO. Also, reinforcements are meant to increase positive behavior, not decrease negative. Children should be presented with a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
I get an extrinsic reward every time I go to...

I get an extrinsic reward every time I go to work. It's called a paycheck ;-)

Reinforcement is not bribery, it's acknowledging good choices in a kid-friendly way. Of course, the sticker alone is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-03-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Thanks ^. I was thinking one year, as well. I...

Thanks ^. I was thinking one year, as well. I was feeding DS last night and all of a sudden DH's arm landed on him. I don't know if he was purposely trying to cuddle or if it was absent-mindedly...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-03-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
DS is 12 weeks old. We've been bed sharing since...

DS is 12 weeks old. We've been bed sharing since day 1. Like many, this wasn't part of the initial plan, but here we are and it's been working out well.

Of course, there are some challenges. We...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-29-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
The Arm's Reach was a dud for me, as well. What...

The Arm's Reach was a dud for me, as well. What I didn't like about it was the several inch drop into the thing. Was not convenient for cuddling or BFing. It's now in my bedroom as a backup place to...
Forum: Babywearing   04-02-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,635
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
My favorite thing about babywearing is feeling...

My favorite thing about babywearing is feeling my son's butterfly kisses.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,944
Posted By ISISandOSIRIS
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JustJenny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361684/anyone-tried-maca-for-fertility#post_17097089)
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