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Forum: Women's Health   03-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By loveandkindness
I am hoping one of you smart mamas has the...

I am hoping one of you smart mamas has the answer to curing motion sickness. The backstory -- we adopted a 5-year-old in July from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who had never been in a car. From...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By loveandkindness
Have you considered acupuncture? Needles might...

Have you considered acupuncture? Needles might freak a 10-year-old out, but I was almost 12 when my migraines started. They were unbearable and became increasingly worse. By the time I was 18 I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-29-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By loveandkindness
We have never vaxed our biological daughter (now...

We have never vaxed our biological daughter (now 10). It was not an issue at all, although we did not adopt from China. (We adopted from Eastern Europe -- 2 countries). We had to have our family...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-29-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By loveandkindness
For international adoption, your husband's...

For international adoption, your husband's health condition would probably not be an issue -- I have a friend who adopted while in the middle of chemotherapy. The problem would be the disability...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By loveandkindness
Thanks.  I guess I am looking for ways to help...

Thanks.  I guess I am looking for ways to help her do things better, or easier, or less messily (if that is a word!).  Like when she eats, she can't hold the bowl and get the last bit out, and she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By loveandkindness
Does anyone have any resources for...

Does anyone have any resources for tools/toys/gadgets for children with one arm?  New to this (adopted a 6-year-old) and trying to quickly provide things that can help her feed herself, play, dress,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By loveandkindness
When I'm dealing with other kids, I always try...

When I'm dealing with other kids, I always try to come from a place of "adultness" -- I know that's not a word, but it means I approach knowing I am the authority, I deserve respect, and I am going...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-19-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By loveandkindness
Look into Baxter Village, which is a planned...

Look into Baxter Village, which is a planned community within Fort Mill.  It is right near an exit from 77, about 20 minutes to "uptown" Charlotte.  Elementary school is excellent and lots of kids...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-15-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By loveandkindness
I'm so sorry.  I don't have any links or advice,...

I'm so sorry.  I don't have any links or advice, just wanted to let you know how sorry I am that you are going through this pain.  I'm sure he knows you love him, but after 14 years of a crazy life...
Forum: Learning at School   05-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By loveandkindness
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Coral123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383001/teacher-issue#post_17352324)
Hmm, I'd have a hard time...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By loveandkindness
I have written a letter requesting to not have a...

I have written a letter requesting to not have a specific teacher before.  I was very polite (did not say anything bad about the teacher) and listed with bulletpoints the reasons I didn't think she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-01-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By loveandkindness
I have this.  It is commonly known as "face...

I have this.  It is commonly known as "face blindness" and there are varying degrees.  I once walked right past my husband on a crowded sidewalk because I wasn't expecting to see him. (He reached...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By loveandkindness
If you are open to special needs, you may want...

If you are open to special needs, you may want to go through Reece's Rainbow (look up the website).  It is a fundraising site as well as  a photolisting.  I know couples who have adopted 4 or 5...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-14-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By loveandkindness
I don't know if this would be an issue with your...

I don't know if this would be an issue with your daughter, but with our older adopted child she was literally starving when we got her (at age 6 she weighed 23 pounds).  She used to keep food in her...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By loveandkindness
I did struggle with the "grocery list" aspect of...

I did struggle with the "grocery list" aspect of choosing a child to adopt.  Our requirements were:  between 5 and 7 years old, girl, any physical disability but no major mental disabilities, no...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-08-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By loveandkindness
Having just been through this process, I can...

Having just been through this process, I can tell you that a lot depends on which state you live in and from which country you will be adopting.  I can only tell you about our experience, but I will...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By loveandkindness
You're probably more likely to get a response if...

You're probably more likely to get a response if you post this in the New York section of "Find Your Tribe". Good luck!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,452
Posted By loveandkindness
It's interesting to get your experienced...

It's interesting to get your experienced perspectives.  I have never adopted before, nor have I been a foster parent.   Perhaps I am too close to the situation with my friends who have the little...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By loveandkindness
We pack ours away with the appropriate...

We pack ours away with the appropriate decorations (Christmas, Valentine's day, Easter, Halloween) and it is always a treat to have "special" books to read for the holiday.  Some of the books...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-10-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,452
Posted By loveandkindness
Congratulations Crunchy!  Can't wait to hear...

Congratulations Crunchy!  Can't wait to hear about the babe.
 
I have a question for those of you talking about the makeshift orphanages in the US versus foster care.  One of the reasons we are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-22-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,452
Posted By loveandkindness
Rainey Daye,  if money is the only thing holding...

Rainey Daye,  if money is the only thing holding you back from adoption, you may want to consider adopting a child listed on Reece's Rainbow.   It is a photolisting site, but it is also a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-21-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By loveandkindness
Yea!   I'm thrilled for your whole family. You...

Yea!   I'm thrilled for your whole family. You all look so sweet together, and I love the expressions on all the kids' faces!  Wishing you lots of happiness!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-13-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By loveandkindness
I am certainly no expert on adoption, but if you...

I am certainly no expert on adoption, but if you want a child under 12 months, you can probably cross off international adoption. 
 
One thing I found helpful was to read a gazillion blogs by...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-12-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,452
Posted By loveandkindness
   Quote:Originally Posted by...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by excitedtobeamom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,452
Posted By loveandkindness
We are just beginning the process of adopting a...

We are just beginning the process of adopting a special needs child from Russia.  We fell in love with her on Reece's Rainbow.    So far international adoption is very daunting!  I keep wishing I...
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