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Forum: November 2011   08-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By kcstar
I would go.  For three of my four overseas...

I would go.  For three of my four overseas trips, I was pregnant.  The comments about drinking lots of fluids, walking / moving around a lot on the flight are all valid, Deep Vein Thrombosis is more...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,414
Posted By kcstar
*HUGS* Mama.  Go easy on yourself, especially...

*HUGS* Mama.  Go easy on yourself, especially the next few months.  My mom died about 18 months ago, and even though my relationship with her wasn't that great, it was still rough going the first...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By kcstar
I used to 'breastfeed' my dolls and teddy bears...

I used to 'breastfeed' my dolls and teddy bears when I was small.
 
I was practically six when one of my brothers was born.  I remember asking about the milk, wanting to taste it.  Mom put a drop...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,562
Posted By kcstar
DS is 3, which IIRC is about the age of the OP's...

DS is 3, which IIRC is about the age of the OP's child.  Someone earlier mentioned that part of GD is recognizing age-appropriate behavior.  There are members of society, generally adult members,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By kcstar
Most of what I've read say that it's about 4...

Most of what I've read say that it's about 4 years old that you need to worry.  That's my goal, binky-free by 4.
 
DS, at 3.5, still needs his paci to fall asleep with us.  He does fine without it...
Forum: Religious Studies   01-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,293
Posted By kcstar
We're not Catholic anymore, and DS is too...

We're not Catholic anymore, and DS is too young.  If we were Catholic and he had been through the Rites, then I would allow him to choose.
 
I have an uncle with mental retardation, he has a very...
Forum: Religious Studies   01-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,399
Posted By kcstar
 If you don't mind yet another point of view,...


If you don't mind yet another point of view, I agree with the following up to the bold.  I also did my research in my journey away from Catholicism.  I spent 11 years in Catholic schools, which...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By kcstar
DS has flown at least 5 round trips and a...

DS has flown at least 5 round trips and a one-way.  The very first time (3 weeks), we didn't buy a seat.  After that, we did.  It has worked well for us.
 
Southwest does offer infant fares, but...
Forum: Parenting   01-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By kcstar
Different families are different, and we each...

Different families are different, and we each have to do what works for our families.
 
DH and DS both needed more structure and more socialization in their days together.  DS is another September...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By kcstar
I am less than comfortable with saying "no...

I am less than comfortable with saying "no crying."  But I do ask my 3-year-old to calm down and use his words.  Usually I will say "calm."  When it comes to nursing, I say "Ask?", or  "What do you...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-03-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By kcstar
 I agree with the quote below.   The other...


I agree with the quote below.
 
The other thing I would add, is that I think my son eats vegetables because he sees Mom & Dad eat vegetables.  I had a very wise teacher who taught us to lead by...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-02-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By kcstar
We also have obesity issues in my family, and so...

We also have obesity issues in my family, and so I refuse to require a "clean plate."
 
DS is 3, and he will eat vegetables, even ones that I hated as a child, but it depends on the time and the...
Forum: Spirituality   12-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By kcstar
We celebrate Yule, which is not all that...

We celebrate Yule, which is not all that different.  I've decided that I do celebrate the 12 days of Yule, from the Solstice to the New Year (so the 3rd & 4th days of Yule are Christmas with the...
Forum: Parenting   11-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,493
Posted By kcstar
I was familiar with the "Miss FirstName" growing...

I was familiar with the "Miss FirstName" growing up, for less formal situations.  This was in the midwest but also military (and therefore influenced by all over).  Most adults I didn't know well, I...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By kcstar
The one time so far that it's happened to us, we...

The one time so far that it's happened to us, we took DS home.  He wasn't happy about it, but it got him clean, and he didn't contaminate the play equipment.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,899
Posted By kcstar
Quote: Originally Posted by thyra...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thyra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16008537)
I think you need to chill out a bit. This...
Forum: Parenting   11-02-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,632
Posted By kcstar
Menopause for a woman. I'd worry about a father...

Menopause for a woman. I'd worry about a father over somewhere like 50 or 60, I think there are studies indicating that male genetic material also deteriorates with age.

Personally, I'm not a fan...
Forum: Spirituality   11-02-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By kcstar
At least three times. My husband grew up...

At least three times.

My husband grew up United Church of Christ, a very liberal Protestant tradition.

I grew up Catholic.

DH went to some of the RCIA info sessions, and eventually went...
Forum: Spirituality   11-02-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By kcstar
Quote: Originally Posted by MeepyCat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16007251)
I love Halloween because it's one of a very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,772
Posted By kcstar
-- I took him out Happy Halloweening, and two...

-- I took him out Happy Halloweening, and two houses had some lights on, but nobody answered the door. I had to pick him up and carry him away, or he would have waited all night long for them to...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,847
Posted By kcstar
Quote: Originally Posted by mckittre...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mckittre http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16004062)
What people do with downloaded pictures will...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,847
Posted By kcstar
I'm not particularly concerned about people...

I'm not particularly concerned about people posting pictures of my child online, or using them for promotional purposes, etc.

When it is family members, I enjoy the opportunity to look at them,...
Forum: Spirituality   10-31-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,708
Posted By kcstar
Pagan mama here. I asked my mother for the...

Pagan mama here. I asked my mother for the family baptismal gown, and he wore it for our Unitarian Universalist baby dedication.

My mother-in-law is very liberal, and in fact my husband was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By kcstar
My mom always taught that for vomiting, the BRAT...

My mom always taught that for vomiting, the BRAT diet is easier on the stomach:

Bananas
Rice
Applesauce
Toast

That, and plenty of clear liquids. (Not tomato juice! I tried that once, for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-29-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By kcstar
I suggest, if there is a library nearby, check...

I suggest, if there is a library nearby, check out what services they offer. Our library has a Parenting center that includes books on homeschooling, unschooling, Montessori, even some...
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