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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By prairiebird
This is a timely post. I have the same issue,...

This is a timely post. I have the same issue, though I don't know if some of these techniques would work. My dad and my aunt are both around 70 and call me nearly every day. My dad calls me daily to...
Forum: Parenting   08-07-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,103
Posted By prairiebird
I love that you are sharing your blogs! I don't...

I love that you are sharing your blogs! I don't have one yet. I'm still getting used to being online without dealing with dial up; I don't know how I survived without DSL...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-19-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,926
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by CorasMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CorasMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15615428)
how do you entertain/soothe the baby while...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by **mom2one**...

Quote:
Originally Posted by **mom2one** http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15634838)
I was at Walmart tonight and found:...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,516
Posted By prairiebird
I'm really glad you all are confirming what I...

I'm really glad you all are confirming what I was suspecting. I was just sort of shocked when she was going on about it, because she seemed to be quoting all the misinformation I've heard. She...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-16-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,516
Posted By prairiebird
Um, I'm kind of freaking out here, because I did...

Um, I'm kind of freaking out here, because I did my research and although my oldest two boys are circumcised, my current infant son is not. I have had no problems at all. He's seen the same doctor...
Forum: Family Safety   07-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By prairiebird
Thank you for all the suggestions! I'm going to...

Thank you for all the suggestions! I'm going to take all your ideas sort it all out on paper with little stick figures I think because I'm a visual person. I'll take a look at all the seats...
Forum: Family Safety   07-14-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By prairiebird
I looked at a lot of threads and I'm confused,...

I looked at a lot of threads and I'm confused, but everyone seems very knowledgeable, so I thought I throw this question out there.

Now that my husband has finally landed a new job, I want to...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,592
Posted By prairiebird
We're having a bit of a confusing time now....

We're having a bit of a confusing time now. Originally, I had hoped for 7 children. I have been blessed with 6 now, and my last is 4 months old now. My pregnancy was completely uneventful other than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By prairiebird
We just did the same this year. HWT with no...

We just did the same this year. HWT with no teachers manual. My son pretty much did the whole thing on his own over the course of the year.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By prairiebird
I homeschool in Illinois too and the only...

I homeschool in Illinois too and the only problems I've had is finding a group that's secular. I also keep records that aren't required for just-in-case reasons and also because I am a list-maker...
Forum: Lactivism   06-05-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,247
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by jessjgh1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jessjgh1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15483479)
My last batch went to a CSA farm (community...
Forum: Grief and Loss   06-01-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By prairiebird
I like the idea of a journal, or maybe writing...

I like the idea of a journal, or maybe writing letters to her that I seal up and just keep or burn or something.

I've been doing a bit better lately. I brought my newborn to the cemetery and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By prairiebird
I wonder if there's something about that age. My...

I wonder if there's something about that age. My 3rd grader asked the same thing a few days ago too. I was just about to post a thread with basically the same question you're asking!


I actually...
Forum: Learning at School   05-05-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by Laurel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15370920)
Wow, where do you all live? I'm so jealous!
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-22-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By prairiebird
ditto to what bestjob posted. I was similar in...

ditto to what bestjob posted. I was similar in school, and general not-fitting-in became really awful torturing in jr. high and high school. It really took a beating on my self-esteem....
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-16-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By prairiebird
I am confused about this. I thought I dealt with...

I am confused about this. I thought I dealt with it. My mom passed away from cancer when I was 14. She'd been sick for 5 years prior, and I really never got to know her in a teen-parent sense. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-16-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,277
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by gcgirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gcgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305928)
Is this a colloquialism? Because I've never...
Forum: Parenting   04-16-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By prairiebird
Congratulations to all the expectant moms! I...

Congratulations to all the expectant moms! I hope you have easy pregnancies and the deliveries you want!

Wow, it's certainly been a busy few weeks with news! I'm still out of touch a bit because...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By prairiebird
I was just thinking about this recently. (Oddly...

I was just thinking about this recently. (Oddly enough, it was during the same underwater caterpillar thing. Must have been a big hit!) I have a soon-to-be 10 year old and 8 year old that'd be the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-29-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by Papai...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Papai http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15233960)
Congrats on your son's arrival, but you...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-28-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By prairiebird
My oldest two sons are circumcised. I was young,...

My oldest two sons are circumcised. I was young, had no idea what was better, had no brothers to talk to about it, only knew of circumcised boys from babysitting, and DH was my high school...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,926
Posted By prairiebird
I've been adding formula to pumped milk bottles...

I've been adding formula to pumped milk bottles since my son was two weeks, but it's always been fresh milk that I add several ounces of formula to right before he has his bottle. I don't know if...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-18-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By prairiebird
I have six now and for me, it's a case-by-case...

I have six now and for me, it's a case-by-case basis on what 'crisis' to handle at what time. Sometimes, I'd let the toddler cry for a moment for a small ouchie if I can take care of an older...
Forum: Lactivism   03-13-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,196
Posted By prairiebird
Quote: Originally Posted by zwitterion...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zwitterion http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15179660)
A couple of things bother me about this....
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