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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Viola P
Holy crap that is such an amazing story. So much...

Holy crap that is such an amazing story. So much hope. Thank you for sharing. And Congrats!!
Forum: Activism and News   Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Viola P
Down on AP (and very suspicious)

I have two children who are just under 2 years apart, the oldest being 2.5. When my son was first born i was pretty hardcore AP. I wore him ALL the time, cloth diapered, nursed on demand (happily...
Forum: Potty Learning   Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Viola P
For a few weeks i kept promoting these pull up...

For a few weeks i kept promoting these pull up diapers telling ds that once he used the potty 3x in a row i'd get him these special new diapers. Today he peed in the potty standing up! It was a first...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By Viola P
I personally do feel pulled between two worlds of...

I personally do feel pulled between two worlds of mother/worker a lot though I understand that not all women share that experience. I think Dr. Sears has been criticized as being anti-working mother...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
That's funny because I am an adult abuse...

That's funny because I am an adult abuse survivor, which is also partly why i can never say that i don't matter. Thanks (H)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Viola P
Both my children love Raffi, and so do I!...

Both my children love Raffi, and so do I! Sometimes I find myself listening to his "quiet time" cd singing along after the babies have been dropped off. Haha
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By Viola P
My second is 7 months old and at the risk of...

My second is 7 months old and at the risk of being totally shunned from the passionate AP parents here, I will say that I did end up sleep training her and it did involve some crying. I don't regret...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-15-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Viola P
"Would only being able to afford such a short mat...

"Would only being able to afford such a short mat leave with this type of job make you reconsider having more babes even if you felt your family wasn't yet complete?"

Definitely not. Though i too...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Viola P
I just realized this thread is old!

I just realized this thread is old!
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Viola P
Just get enough for hte first day by pumping a...

Just get enough for hte first day by pumping a couple bags here and there. Then when you go to work figure out a set schedule that's maintainable. For me I pump twice at 12pm and again at 4pm.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Viola P
I went back to work outside the home when my son...

I went back to work outside the home when my son was 16 weeks and went back when my daughter was 5 months. It was so hard with my son that i simply refused to go back that early again, like said i'd...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By Viola P
Personally i think that in home/nanny care is...

Personally i think that in home/nanny care is best for a very young baby (under a year) and daycare is better as they get older. When my son was 8 months we tried to put him in daycare and he hated...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Viola P
"Would you suck it up and find someone paid to do...

"Would you suck it up and find someone paid to do the job who will hopefully not cancel as often?"

I would and did. At first we had a lot of "free" childcare but there were always so many strings...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Viola P
A CPS drop-in is the government coming into your...

A CPS drop-in is the government coming into your home to judge you as a mother. Know that they will write everything you say down and will not hesitate to use it against you later. I work in this...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-15-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
Hey PBC: I regret if i was overly harsh. All I...

Hey PBC: I regret if i was overly harsh. All I can say is that ever since i was birth-raped and had my love for my child put into question while giving birth I am very quick to react when someone...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-15-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
PBC: I can assure you that i am actually...

PBC:

I can assure you that i am actually very disturbed about the naked bubble baths. I find it a bit annoying/offensive that you presume to tell me what is "actually" bothering me using some...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By Viola P
Talking HAHAHA, that's funny...no wait...sad...no...

HAHAHA, that's funny...no wait...sad...no funny...no sad...I'm confused.

I did Google it and i think this poor woman has been trying in earnest to solve this problem for several months, taking...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
Well, FTR I agree with Lindaonthemove that "mom...

Well, FTR I agree with Lindaonthemove that "mom trumps grandma" as they did have their turn and now it's ours. I That's just my opinion though, I'm sure a grandma would disagree!

I do feel that...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   10-13-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Viola P
Congrats on the birth of your beautiful baby...

Congrats on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. You are all amazing.
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   10-13-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By Viola P
My first birth was an awful traumatic hospital...

My first birth was an awful traumatic hospital birth with lots of coercion and abuse. My second was a planned hb that ended up being unassisted as dd was BBA (born before arrival) at home. My second...
Forum: Potty Learning   10-13-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Viola P
Thanks, that's very helpful

Thanks, that's very helpful
Forum: Potty Learning   10-11-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Viola P
How are you doing it if you're both working? Do...

How are you doing it if you're both working? Do you stand over them in the morning in the bathroom for 1/2 an hour? That's SO much time each morning. If only my ILs would listen to anything I say......
Forum: Personal Growth   10-11-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
Thank you for this, and all who have been...

Thank you for this, and all who have been supportive.
Forum: Personal Growth   10-11-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
The more time that goes on the more upset i am...

The more time that goes on the more upset i am about it. I just imagine my son poking grandma and her teaching him that it's not appropriate to touch her there and it makes me want to barf. It really...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Viola P
Thanks to both for responding. I went and spoke...

Thanks to both for responding. I went and spoke with my counselor today and she thought it was totally over the line to bathe naked, and she's a grandma! I'm going to have to do something about it,...
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