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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By jacie87
Thanks for the responses! I'm glad other moms...

Thanks for the responses! I'm glad other moms have tried uppercase first and had it work for them. My thought is that uppercase is less confusing because there is more distinction between letters. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By jacie87
How do you approach/explain this? My daughter is...

How do you approach/explain this? My daughter is turning three very soon, and she is very interested in reading/writing. I'm taking it very slow and letting her set the pace with this but I'm not...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-26-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By jacie87
It felt amazing, liberating, exciting. I caught...

It felt amazing, liberating, exciting. I caught my daughter and was completely alone for her birth. DH came in afterward with our other daughter to meet the baby, so I birthed completely unassisted...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By jacie87
I am dealing with something similar...   for...

I am dealing with something similar...
 
for me, the solution is to be more proactive. Don't have your mom be the one putting him in his room to cool down. Do it yourself.  Put the tie on him...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,733
Posted By jacie87
I am trying to wean my daughter off cartoons. ...

I am trying to wean my daughter off cartoons.
 
I have started by limiting it to one show at 9. I show her the clock and tell her "when it says 9". That worked until she started noticing the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By jacie87
Distraction!   I have found that what works...

Distraction!
 
I have found that what works best for me is to set the boundary, and then quickly distract to something else. "Wow, look at this!" or I will just pick up a book and start reading it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By jacie87
My daughter does this too, she will be three in...

My daughter does this too, she will be three in January. We have been spending some time at grandma's house, and grandma likes to yell at everyone for everything, so the habit has gotten worse....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-23-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By jacie87
I don't post very often, but I wanted to say a...

I don't post very often, but I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone contributing to the Gentle Discipline forum. Even though I don't post often, I do stop by to read suggestions now and then...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,214
Posted By jacie87
My daughter is almost 28 months old. She's been...

My daughter is almost 28 months old. She's been attracted to and in love with our piano since about a year old. She likes to "play" her own songs that she makes up as she goes, and she likes to take...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By jacie87
This may not be practical, but maybe you could...

This may not be practical, but maybe you could spend time with her kids for her(really, for them) it sounds like she is frustrated, overwhelmed, and doesn't understand her role as a parent. It is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-23-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By jacie87
My husband is the type who thinks the problems...

My husband is the type who thinks the problems in this country could be traced back to too many kids not getting enough spankings, and I am very frustrated.

DD is 2.5 and she is a very sweet...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-05-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By jacie87
I have seen/read several articles on not putting...

I have seen/read several articles on not putting baby to sleep on their stomach because of SIDS, but is that because sleeping on their stomach is a bad thing, or similar to the co-sleeping arguments...
Forum: Babywearing   04-28-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,193
Posted By jacie87
We have a friend who will be driving a vehicle...

We have a friend who will be driving a vehicle with all our changes of clothes and our tent, etc. She'll drive ahead of us and set up camp, and we'll walk to it each day, so all we will be carrying...
Forum: Babywearing   04-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,193
Posted By jacie87
My husband and I plan to hike part of the...

My husband and I plan to hike part of the Appalachian trail (probably about half) this summer. We have a 2 year old and a 3 month old. What are the best carriers we could use that have enough...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By jacie87
In the last two weeks, DD2 (11 weeks old) has...

In the last two weeks, DD2 (11 weeks old) has been hit with a telephone (chest), a tape measure (head), and some smaller objects that weren't hard enough to make her cry. DD1 (26 months old) isn't...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-26-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
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Views: 3,365
Posted By jacie87
I went 42 weeks and 3 days with my second, and...

I went 42 weeks and 3 days with my second, and she was only 7 pounds 1 ounce, so I think she really needed the extra time in there. Trust your body. Your baby will come when he/she is good and ready.
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By jacie87
Quote: Originally Posted by taramoon13...

Quote:
Originally Posted by taramoon13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15031678)
i could count on both hands the # of times...
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,223
Posted By jacie87
I started letting DD be in the bath alone...

I started letting DD be in the bath alone between 16-18 months while I was in the next room folding clothes, as long as the door was open. However, now she is two and has discovered that if she puts...
Forum: December 2009   02-05-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,482
Posted By jacie87
The moment my daughter was born I wanted to name...

The moment my daughter was born I wanted to name her Sierra, but every time I suggested Sierra _(insert one of several different middle names here)_ then for DH it was a no-go.

For several months...
Forum: December 2009   01-17-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,133
Posted By jacie87
2nd baby 42 weeks 4 days

2nd baby
42 weeks 4 days
Forum: December 2009   01-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By jacie87
I am copying this from my journal and don't feel...

I am copying this from my journal and don't feel like going through to replace everything with "DH" and "DD."

Dan is my husband. Acacia is our 2 year-old daughter.

I was vacuuming sometime...
Forum: December 2009   01-16-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By jacie87
DD2 born unassisted at home today at 2:05pm...

DD2 born unassisted at home today at 2:05pm after about 3 hours of labor and less than 5 minutes of pushing! We do not have a name picked out yet. I will post a birth story later after I have some...
Forum: December 2009   01-02-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,547
Posted By jacie87
Still here, at 40+5. DD came at 38+3 so I was...

Still here, at 40+5. DD came at 38+3 so I was definitely not expecting to still be pregnant. I have consistent contractions every night as I'm going to bed, but I've stopped thinking "maybe this is...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,704
Posted By jacie87
I don't have two yet, but I will at some point...

I don't have two yet, but I will at some point in the next couple of weeks so this is something I think about often.

Most of the time (I'm guessing...) the infant's needs will be more immediate....
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By jacie87
When I was 6 or 7, I changed which parent I...

When I was 6 or 7, I changed which parent I "loved" more all the time. One time I was upset at my mom and so I wrote "I hate you mom" on the wall where I knew she would see it. A week later I was...
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