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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 31
Posted By salr
What I'd recommend is breastmilk and also just...

What I'd recommend is breastmilk and also just time. I had one that was stuffy a lot as a newborn, who grew out of it. I think it was a physical development thing.
Forum: Homebirth   01-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By salr
Same as the PP, I could communicate, but there...

Same as the PP, I could communicate, but there were times when I didn't want to because it felt more comfortable to be in the zone.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By salr
If both you and your son are comfortable with it,...

If both you and your son are comfortable with it, then I see no problem.

Does he have a bed of his own he can go to if he wants? If not, you might get him one and do whatever encouraging towards...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By salr
It's just a guess but maybe these are rules she...

It's just a guess but maybe these are rules she doesn't care about. I agree with the idea of teaching decision making. Also, for some people they need to know the "why" behind things. I wouldn't...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By salr
Of course nothing is more important than your...

Of course nothing is more important than your baby's birth. I think you may have taken my advice/ support wrong. I was just saying that ultimately you get to decide what to do. You never need a real...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-17-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 194
Posted By salr
Whoa. You put the kid alone in a small room and...

Whoa. You put the kid alone in a small room and closed the door? As a kid, that would have made me feel pretty awful. Especially for something small like not following directions within 5 seconds. I...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By salr
On Monday morning you can just call and say there...

On Monday morning you can just call and say there was a family emergency and you can't come in. Or just don't show up and tell them that later.

It sounds like you don't think induction is the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By salr
Neil, Simon, Reuben, Lawrence...

Neil, Simon, Reuben, Lawrence...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-15-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By salr
How about Owen?

How about Owen?
Forum: Homebirth   01-14-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By salr
I would. It would just depend on that particular...

I would. It would just depend on that particular midwife. By itself, the lack of experience wouldn't bother me. I assume she's seen births in school. I know other people feel differentl...just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By salr
Sweet potato chunks worked well for us. I waited...

Sweet potato chunks worked well for us. I waited until 6 months for any type of food introduction with my first. With the next one, at your baby's age, mine just started grabbing and eating food. So...
Forum: Mental Health   01-06-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20
Posted By salr
In the past I have used the pill, and even tried...

In the past I have used the pill, and even tried a couple different varieties, but they gave me horrible depression and anxiety. I got off of them and after a long break decided to try hormonal bc...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By salr
If you were all ok with showing together before,...

If you were all ok with showing together before, I don't see why you'd want your daughter to stop showing with her dad. It sounds like something they both like and are comfortable with, and it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-31-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,152
Posted By salr
Luckiest, it was helpful to read your account of...

Luckiest, it was helpful to read your account of what you have done/ do for tantrums and how and when that changed. I think the transitions are hard...I mean for me! ...the transitions from one age...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-31-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By salr
I'm interested in the differing strategies of...

I'm interested in the differing strategies of offering choices vs not offering choices.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 295
Posted By salr
I don't see a problem at all with what your son...

I don't see a problem at all with what your son wants. It seems to be what everyone else wants too, in spirit. He has chosen to save the largest portion, spend some for himself, and then donate some...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By salr
Cocunut milk/cream is a good substitute. Although...

Cocunut milk/cream is a good substitute. Although I like coconut cream with a bit of cocoa powder in a cup of hot water even better.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By salr
For what it's worth, those just come across to me...

For what it's worth, those just come across to me as cute tights for a teen. Worn by someone a couple decades past that, they might read as...what I think you're worried about.

I think it's fine...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,069
Posted By salr
Maybe people here are just thinking that the kind...

Maybe people here are just thinking that the kind of person who would call ahead to the 16yo's boyfriend's parents is the kind of person who wouldn't have open talks about sex? It seems like that's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By salr
Right now for me, cosleeping, snuggling, special...

Right now for me, cosleeping, snuggling, special time where the focus is on one kid- doing whatever they want to do.

From when I was a kid, I also liked notes. The post above that mentioned notes...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By salr
Cosleeping.nd.edu Or run a search for Dr....

Cosleeping.nd.edu

Or run a search for Dr. James McKenna of the mother-baby sleep lab Notre Dame.
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By salr
I didn't do any cervical checks so I have no idea...

I didn't do any cervical checks so I have no idea about part of your question. But I pushed whenever I felt like it and pushed for, I think, a couple hours with the first and then 5 to 10 min with...
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By salr
Siphon

Siphon
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-07-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By salr
I'd only wait to tell him if you know he'd...

I'd only wait to tell him if you know he'd appreciate that. Delaying the news by a matter of weeks wouldn't go over well in my relationship. Also, it wouldn't work well for me to not tell in-person....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By salr
To the PP who said their family members had...

To the PP who said their family members had strong opinions...

Those family members' opinions have no bearing whatsoever on your birth. They are not giving birth and it's not their child being...
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