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Forum: Potty Learning   11-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By ZAMsmama
I agree that it is probably just her age. If it...

I agree that it is probably just her age. If it will be a big battle to get her in a diaper, perhaps you could slip one on before you go to bed, when she is in a deep sleep.
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By ZAMsmama
I'm so glad you have been able to have those...

I'm so glad you have been able to have those talks, it's wonderful she has someone so receptive and trustworthy to stand by her in this. She probably won't ever be able to tell you "why" because...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By ZAMsmama
First of all *hugs* and I am so sorry you are...

First of all *hugs* and I am so sorry you are going through this.
I dealt with depression and suicidal urges for 6 years, and tried my hand at it twice when I was 20 and 21... just so you know...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-27-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By ZAMsmama
No specific recommendations, but the training...

No specific recommendations, but the training and approach for nurse practitioners (ARNP) tends to be more holistic than MDs.  Nurses are trained in western medicine, but are taught to look at the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-27-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By ZAMsmama
How wonderful that you have found someone who...

How wonderful that you have found someone who fits your family so well!  Don't let her get away =)  
I have done childcare for 15+ years, the last 2, since my son was born, he has come with me....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-02-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By ZAMsmama
I would love to take you up on this if you are...

I would love to take you up on this if you are still offering it.  PM me if you are :)
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By ZAMsmama
I had a homebirth that was covered by DSHS....

I had a homebirth that was covered by DSHS.  Just sign up with Molina (instead of community health plan?... there are 2 dshs options) and all the midwives I know will take it.  The only thing you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-09-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By ZAMsmama
I have nannied a couple girls with strong...

I have nannied a couple girls with strong clothing opinions by 2.5-3.  I usually offered 2 outfit options and that made them happy, otherwise neither me or the moms were ever stressed about letting...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-09-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By ZAMsmama
Your son sounds like he is doing all the things...

Your son sounds like he is doing all the things he should be at his age.  I read once "metamorphosis" is a much more accurate term for the change from infanthood to adulthood than "growth" is,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By ZAMsmama
If you want to do it, then you should go for it,...

If you want to do it, then you should go for it, mama!  You and your baby's bond will survive those little departures just fine.  I would recommend you spend some time with the caregiver while she...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,503
Posted By ZAMsmama
Hello!  I'm ready to join...

Hello!  I'm ready to join in http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  We  started doing a modified DR plan in August with the help of mint.com (<- life saver, couldn't do this w/o...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By ZAMsmama
I'm sure there are more out there, but I know...

I'm sure there are more out there, but I know "Baby on the Way" by Dr Sears includes homebirth and breastfeeding along with hospitals and bottles.  ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-19-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By ZAMsmama
You've gotten great advice, and I'd like to...

You've gotten great advice, and I'd like to chime in and say - yup, all normal!  But I would disagree with the idea that toddlers can't understand what words like "frustration" mean.  I have labeled...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-17-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By ZAMsmama
Bedtime is a major production around here,...

Bedtime is a major production around here, lately taking 2-2.5hrs  I nanny (he is with me) so I can't always just do nap time whenever and however long he wants (he likes to nurse the first 45min)....
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