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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Lila
Wow yeah you sound like you speak from...

Wow yeah you sound like you speak from experience. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  To be fair to him, before I moved in he did have the run of the place. I moved in to his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Lila
Anxiety does run in his family, so it wouldn't...

Anxiety does run in his family, so it wouldn't surprise me. We need to find an age appropriate way of dealing with this, though. He needs to learn to respect other people's space.
As for letting...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Lila
That is a good thought. He does seem a lot less...

That is a good thought. He does seem a lot less mature in many respects than my own 12 year old. He is more on par with my 8 year old! There are a lot of things he has been indulged in. He lacks...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Lila
Yes, the whole step family creates a strange...

Yes, the whole step family creates a strange situation and I can see how it would seem that he needs more attention. Fact is, he gets constant attention. When he is about, his father sets me on the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Lila
My partner has a 12 year-old son who is an only...

My partner has a 12 year-old son who is an only child. He seems to think that he should know everything that happens in the household. I know he goes through our things (We have started keeping...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Lila
I am very concerned. I need some help. I am a...

I am very concerned. I need some help.
I am a divorced mother of 4.  I am not financially capable of taking care of my kids at this point in my life (going to school full time and working part...
Forum: Midwives   01-26-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,206
Posted By Lila
I am a recently divorced mother of 4 who had 3...

I am a recently divorced mother of 4 who had 3 of mine at home with a CPM. I now have to go back to school to have a future for myself and my children (who have a wonderful, supportive father too,...
Forum: Homebirth   01-26-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Lila
Oops. I meant to post this in "Birthing...

Oops. I meant to post this in "Birthing Professionals" It's been a while since i've been in here. Sorry. Delete if possible, mods!
Forum: Homebirth   01-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Lila
I am a recently divorced mother of 4 who had 3...

I am a recently divorced mother of 4 who had 3 of mine at home with a CPM. I now have to go back to school to have a future for myself and my children (who have a wonderful, supportive father too,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Lila
My third daughter, age 5, is doing wonderfully...

My third daughter, age 5, is doing wonderfully in kindergarten. Her teacher has not reported any problems, but I have observed something in her since toddlerhood that I have not been able to figure...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-15-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 131,246
Posted By Lila
I'm very interested in this thread. It's been...

I'm very interested in this thread. It's been ages since I came on MDC, but I am sort of looking for some support right now.
I'm married for 10 years to an aspie husband, and have always felt very...
Forum: Co-op Archive   07-13-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 7,737
Posted By Lila
Hello everyone. I'm posting on behalf of...

Hello everyone. I'm posting on behalf of Shelley/Bella Babe to let you know that she is having some internet problems at home tonight and may have to delay things a day or two. She phoned me just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Lila
For the picture rich books, we LOVE Usborne and...

For the picture rich books, we LOVE Usborne and DK books. If you have a used book store or a homeschool store nearby you might be able to find them at a good price. My 7 year old just soaks them up....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Lila
It's a great list! We have been through quite a...

It's a great list! We have been through quite a few of those ourselves. You might check it against Ambleside Online (http://www.amblesideonline.org/)'s reading lists and see if there are any you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By Lila
Both, really. She is very busy.

Both, really. She is very busy.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By Lila
Well, it's been going on for a while, and it...

Well, it's been going on for a while, and it just smells like...well...normal icky. No infection. She doesn't wipe herself properly, but she's the second of four and I have two other bums to wipe....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By Lila
I had this problem with my first child. I...

I had this problem with my first child.
I agree with the suggestions to gradually water it down. That seemed to work. There were a few tantrums when she noticed it wasn't juice, but by then she'd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By Lila
My 5-year old daughter had had this problem for...

My 5-year old daughter had had this problem for some time now. She touches herself down-under pretty constantly, and her hands smell really gross. Then she touches her clothing, face, toys, etc......
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-26-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Lila
Mine have all done that. My only solution is to...

Mine have all done that. My only solution is to wear a sleep bra.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-26-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Lila
I don't want to, but I am at my wit's end with...

I don't want to, but I am at my wit's end with my 11 month old and his biting. Every time he latches on he bites the carp out of my nipple with his sharp puppy teeth. He's not being playful or mean....
Forum: Diapering   11-02-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Lila
Thanks so much! I will try bleaching and boiling...

Thanks so much! I will try bleaching and boiling them both if it will kill the stuff!
Forum: Diapering   10-30-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Lila
No advice? How do you treat diapers after a...

No advice? How do you treat diapers after a yeast infection to kill it?
Forum: Diapering   10-29-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Lila
I have been using Fuzzi Bunz primarily, and...

I have been using Fuzzi Bunz primarily, and prefolds secondarily. My son last week had a terrible rash which turned yeasty. For over a week I tried to do away with it. He was naked most of the day...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-28-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,477
Posted By Lila
thanks for the advice. i changed detergent...

thanks for the advice. i changed detergent temporarily while i was waiting for my charlie's soap to arrive, and i am wondering if that's the cause. he doesn't seem bothered by it.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-27-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,477
Posted By Lila
I came here to post this exact same question,...

I came here to post this exact same question, only it's about my 9 month old. I just changed his diaper to find a water blister at the tip of his foreskin. NOT a smegma pearl. It's definitely a...
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