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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Prairiemother
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif You mentioned an elimination diet but I just wondered if you have talked to his doctor about a possible non-dietary allergy or something like that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Prairiemother
You're so right it's important to remember what...

You're so right it's important to remember what we love about them even when they're acting like little rascals http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Prairiemother
Lately I've heard that from my 5-year-old son a...

Lately I've heard that from my 5-year-old son a lot, too but I don't think it means what he says.  I agree with an earlier poster who said that kids that age don't really know how to explain or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Prairiemother
I'm sorry but I had a little chuckle with your...

I'm sorry but I had a little chuckle with your description of the seat buckling marathon because it fits my own newly-five-year-old son so perfectly.  I could totally imagine him in  your...
Forum: Craft Workshops   04-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,370
Posted By Prairiemother
Wow, that looks lovely!  I'm almost tempted to...

Wow, that looks lovely!  I'm almost tempted to try :)
Forum: Family Safety   04-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Prairiemother
I  wonder what it is that causes the injuries -...

I  wonder what it is that causes the injuries - broken plastic?  some carseats have metal bars on the sides, I wonder whether that would make a difference.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Prairiemother
So glad to hear things are looking up!    ...

So glad to hear things are looking up!
 
  Now that you mention it I remember some difficult times when my eldest was starting to crawl, too.  We slept on a mattress on the floor and periodically...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Prairiemother
I know the feeling of pinched, etc.  My LO likes...

I know the feeling of pinched, etc.  My LO likes to pull my hair.  It's like his security blanket.  When he has a bad night he pulls constantly, it feels.  I hope tonight is better for you. ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Prairiemother
Poor mama, it will get better.  My second baby...

Poor mama, it will get better.  My second baby was up a LOT at night because of reflux issues.  It wasn't severe enough to warrant medication, but it was like he was in pain a lot at night.  We used...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-05-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Prairiemother
I am so sorry this is happening to your son.  It...

I am so sorry this is happening to your son.  It is really important for the bullying to stop and I hope that you get support from the school.  It's their job to make sure students are safe,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Prairiemother
We always have 'no gifts' parties, and we try to...

We always have 'no gifts' parties, and we try to keep them simple.  But it's not always that easy - our children are starting to ask why they don't get presents at their parties when they always...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Prairiemother
Thank you.  I'll look for this book, too.   ...

Thank you.  I'll look for this book, too.
 
I'm a bit of an odd duck myself, which is why I think I need the suggestions http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/innocent.gif  I don't really...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-26-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Prairiemother
I had a baby like that and I was so...

I had a baby like that and I was so sleep-deprived that it didn't occur to me until long after he grew out of it (around 10 mo) that it might have helped to put blocks under the head of a bed frame...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Prairiemother
One thing that really helped me cope with a bad...

One thing that really helped me cope with a bad sleeper - GET RID OF THE CLOCKS!  Don't look at how long or how often you're awake.  Ignorance really is bliss...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-26-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,477
Posted By Prairiemother
Our "family" bed is just me and the...

Our "family" bed is just me and the 2.5-year-old, in his room for now.  a twin bed.  yikes!  With our two older children we moved them into their rooms quite early and then i slept with them on a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Prairiemother
I think you're right!...

I think you're right! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Prairiemother
This is a good idea.  We did meet with the...

This is a good idea.  We did meet with the teacher today at an informal sort of sharing day.  She did make me feel a little better about the situation.  We do want to have play dates but it has been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-24-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Prairiemother
Thank you!  That sounds exactly what I'm looking...

Thank you!  That sounds exactly what I'm looking for.  I will definitely check it out.
 
Gotta love those chance finds at the library.   That's how I got into the whole co-sleeping business - I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-23-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,073
Posted By Prairiemother
   Quote:Originally Posted by Cecilia's...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Prairiemother
My dd is having trouble with girls in her class...

My dd is having trouble with girls in her class who are excluding her from their play. She says she has no friends, and I get the impression that she is playing alone, which makes me very sad.  She...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,343
Posted By Prairiemother
I am sorry you are going through this. It sounds...

I am sorry you are going through this. It sounds like you are such a caring mom, and I am sure you doing well by your LO.

However, you may be right that your baby (and you, since you are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-20-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,441
Posted By Prairiemother
I think it will all be alright soon. Just keep...

I think it will all be alright soon. Just keep being supportive and very positive about potty training. The transition to being potty training isn't an overnight thing - it can take a while until...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-20-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Prairiemother
Quote: Originally Posted by Mama_of_1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama_of_1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15613619)
(I'd like to have a clean house, too, but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,789
Posted By Prairiemother
Thank you to the OP for starting this thread. It...

Thank you to the OP for starting this thread. It sounds like a book I would really like to read. There are certain things I do that my husband thinks are evidence of my craziness - seeing me read...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Prairiemother
I had a hard time transitioning from career to...

I had a hard time transitioning from career to being a mom, too, and I felt really isolated for a long time. I found that I really had to get out, every day. I found a free playgroup through an...
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