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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By RiverSky
Florida has some good areas for that. Tampa,...

Florida has some good areas for that. Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville.
Forum: C-section Birth   08-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,160
Posted By RiverSky
A little background:    Though I am a huge...

A little background: 
 
Though I am a huge prononent of natural, at home birth, I am scheduled for my 4th c-section next week, at 39 weeks, 1 day.  I am 42 years old and have a pretty large amount...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   07-23-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,918
Posted By RiverSky
No, I am sorry. My other two children never did...

No, I am sorry. My other two children never did get it and neither did the children in the two families we played with during contagion time. Good luck to you!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-15-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By RiverSky
I don't agree that it's "their" job, especially...

I don't agree that it's "their" job, especially children under 8 or 10. It annoys me when adults choose to have children and then act as if they are their minions and must do whatever they want them...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 578
Posted By RiverSky
42 and my fourth child is due in August. Far...

42 and my fourth child is due in August. Far from feeling shame, I am quite proud and tell/remind people all the time that I am 42 and feeeling FINE!!! I even joke that when I was a child, I didn't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-11-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By RiverSky
I posted this in another thread but wanted tosay...

I posted this in another thread but wanted tosay the same here:


Thanks, everyone! I finally got into the obgyn and had an ultrasound today. My single baby is doing great and the obgyn measured...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By RiverSky
I was way more adventurous and wild and...

I was way more adventurous and wild and rebellious than my friends with attentive and/or overprotective parents were, and my mother was totally hands off. I could do whatever I wanted. (I also was...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-27-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By RiverSky
This is a little foil intensive but we almost...

This is a little foil intensive but we almost always put fresh washed broccoli spears into a tin foil packet and add some shredded cheddar andheat it up on a grill over the fire.

Another idea is...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By RiverSky
No, we do not really have any family reunions...

No, we do not really have any family reunions anymore, but we used to do an annual trip with 4 or 5 of my husband's siblings and their spouses and children. Even when there was drama of some sort...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By RiverSky
Will you be able to pay all of your other bills...

Will you be able to pay all of your other bills with the remainder, plus a teeny bit extra for emergencies or savings? 1/3 is still recommended by some financial advisors but it can certainly make...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By RiverSky
Your children will have a blast!! I would go for...

Your children will have a blast!! I would go for that fact alone. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By RiverSky
To be honest, I don't think that 3 & 6 year olds...

To be honest, I don't think that 3 & 6 year olds are old enough for the responsibility to clean. There are times when they might partially help, perhaps along with the clean-up song or as you are...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By RiverSky
Rust and wood don't confer tetanus. Are there...

Rust and wood don't confer tetanus. Are there any pastured animals on your land, therefore a risk of manure (which can carry tetanus) having made it into the wound? Also, did the wound bleed?...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-24-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By RiverSky
No, no, no.... tetanus comes from cow manure,...

No, no, no.... tetanus comes from cow manure, not a cat's
teeth, and the child has already been bitten so a vaccine isn't going to work, no way, no how, even if the cat just had a nice big meal of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-24-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By RiverSky
I grew up with a step-father (and my mother) and...

I grew up with a step-father (and my mother) and occasionally a couple of step-brothers lived with us. I also have two tweens and a toddler and am due in August.
I think you are expecting too...
Forum: Site Help   06-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,218
Posted By RiverSky
Genital Integrity would be a much better name. I...

Genital Integrity would be a much better name. I am SHOCKED to see "Case against" hidden like that.
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-22-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By RiverSky
That sounds like horrendous advice. Can you find...

That sounds like horrendous advice. Can you find a new O.T.? I think it's too early for your baby to be eating anything besides breastmilk.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,458
Posted By RiverSky
I really can't say for sure about any of that. I...

I really can't say for sure about any of that. I have simply never seen anyone show, let alone have such a nice round belly at 7 weeks. I am pregnant with my fourth and didn't have much to show by...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,458
Posted By RiverSky
Oh my, thank you so much for the giggle! Your...

Oh my, thank you so much for the giggle! Your belly looks absolutely gorgeous and I am sending congratulations on your pregnancy, but even if you were pregnant with triplets, I would think you were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By RiverSky
What sort of crib? If it has a drop side, I...

What sort of crib? If it has a drop side, I believe it is now illegal to sell or resell it in the U.S. and Canada (?), so it also depends on where you are.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By RiverSky
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by TizTaz5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   06-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By RiverSky
Wait, why does one child have to be without a...

Wait, why does one child have to be without a booster or car seat?  Do neither the Scenera or Maestro fit a 40# child?  Have you tried to see if you can get a free booster from your fire department,...
Forum: Family Safety   06-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By RiverSky
Can you disable the airbag on the passenger...

Can you disable the airbag on the passenger side?  If so, then I would say the older child sits in front, but only with a disabled air bag.  My DH disabled his airbag in a certain vehicle once by...
Forum: Unschooling   06-20-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By RiverSky
Well, I don't think a 5 year old who doesn't...

Well, I don't think a 5 year old who doesn't want to be told what to learn and when is "strong willed" as if that is a bad thing.  I think it's totally normal.  My son is 14 but went to public...
Forum: Unschooling   06-20-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By RiverSky
Our house is a normal house, I think, and I...

Our house is a normal house, I think, and I don't believe it's any different just because we are unschoolers.  
 
We have a living room and a family room, and in the family room, we have two...
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