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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By Brandybutter
I agree with the tips Patiogardener posted as...

I agree with the tips Patiogardener posted as well.
 
My DS is 18 mo and still has periods where he nurses all night (like last night, ugh - more teeth coming.)  He DOES HAVE brown spots on his...
Forum: Allergies   08-26-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Brandybutter
My son has an intolerance to cow milk protein...

My son has an intolerance to cow milk protein that we discovered when I introduced dairy ~ 8mo.  He developed eczema at that point and had off & on constipation and restless sleep for a few months...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By Brandybutter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by holothuroidea http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326161/separation-anxiety-mine-not-hers#post_16617426)

Ask your DH...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Brandybutter
You are definitely not alone in your situation!...

You are definitely not alone in your situation! I'm sorry your community feels unsupportive.

I bf my DS exclusively for 6mo and am still nursing strong at 17.5 mo. I'd say his diet is primarily...
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 90,330
Posted By Brandybutter
Hi Friends, I would love to join this tribe too!...

Hi Friends, I would love to join this tribe too!  
 
My husband keeps saying we're "one and done", which was our original compromise (he's 11 years older than me.)   However, now that my adorable...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Brandybutter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bettyjones http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Brandybutter
My son has been wearing his adorable amber...

My son has been wearing his adorable amber necklace since he was 3 mo old.  We take if off during baths and sometimes at night (if he tugs on it.)  Since we bed-share, I don't worry about sleeping...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,409
Posted By Brandybutter
* You wear swim goggles and funny hats around...

* You wear swim goggles and funny hats around the house to keep the mood light
 
* You turn every request into a song (it works!)
 
* The 5 second rule of safely eating food off the flour is now...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-21-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Brandybutter
Hello!  Wow!  You're baby sure likes the night...

Hello!  Wow!  You're baby sure likes the night life!  My son's bedtime has been pushed back 30-60 min. because of all the sunshine, but that's it.  It must be a lot of work for you.  Rhythm to the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Brandybutter
Here's broccoli & potato soup that takes just 25...

Here's broccoli & potato soup that takes just 25 min to prepare:
1 lb broccoli florets
1 russet potato, cut in cubes
4 cups vegetable stock
Boil stock, then add broccoli and potato. Reduce heat...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-15-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,704
Posted By Brandybutter
Our baby-wearing has definitely decreased, but I...

Our baby-wearing has definitely decreased, but I still carry my 27lb 17mo several times a week. 
I prefer to wear him in the grocery store since it feels good to have him close to me...
Forum: Parenting   07-10-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,563
Posted By Brandybutter
You are empathic and your connection to your...

You are empathic and your connection to your baby is extremely strong.  This is a VERY GOOD thing!!
 
My DS hated the car from the very beginning.  We never had him in the infant seat outside of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Brandybutter
Yes, routine is very important, but just because...

Yes, routine is very important, but just because they know sleep is to come soon doesn't mean that they'll be happily ready for it! We usually have at least one day a week where my DS really fights...
Forum: Parenting   07-02-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,310
Posted By Brandybutter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1318710/war-between-the-mom-s/100#post_16534083)

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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-01-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Brandybutter
Thanks again for all your responses! It's 2...

Thanks again for all your responses! It's 2 sister in laws that are wanting him. They are both really busy and don't visit a lot, so I think it would be more convenient for me to drop him at their...
Forum: Allergies   07-01-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Brandybutter
It's so great that you're discovering this now!...

It's so great that you're discovering this now! I completely understand.

My DS is 16 mo and often spit up when he was younger. He had a "sleep regression" at 4 mo where he would wake every 2 hrs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-29-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Brandybutter
I hear you!  I have a 16mo boy and we DO have...

I hear you!  I have a 16mo boy and we DO have many nice, wooden toys (puzzles, blocks, pull toys, stacking toys, a walker), but he doesn't want to play with any of them!  Perhaps your LO does.  Are...
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,310
Posted By Brandybutter
Savinthy, please, you are picking at every word...

Savinthy, please, you are picking at every word in my post and making an issue out of it. I was referring to all of us here. We are all mindful of our parenting choices if we engage in parenting...
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,310
Posted By Brandybutter
Hi moms, so I'm new to the MDC forums and was...

Hi moms, so I'm new to the MDC forums and was excited to participate in this thread. I think it's really weird that this topic on why there are wars between moms has become a big war between us. I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-27-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Brandybutter
Thanks ladies, for your ideas and support!  I...

Thanks ladies, for your ideas and support!  I have more ideas too!  Yeah, I'll just wait until it comes up again and then let them know what works better for us (definitely not dropping him off for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Brandybutter
Hello friends, I'm a SAHM to a fabulous 16...

Hello friends,

I'm a SAHM to a fabulous 16 mo. We have a very strong attachment that he has demanded since birth. He was 2 wks "late", I was induced and had an emergency csection since he never...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-26-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Brandybutter
Thank you ladies for the warm welcome! I'm...

Thank you ladies for the warm welcome! I'm having fun on here so far!
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,310
Posted By Brandybutter
The differences between us all is fascinating!...

The differences between us all is fascinating! Seeing the differences gives me clarity on what I'm doing and why, giving me MORE confidence in the way I parent. Is it really possible to not be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-24-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,516
Posted By Brandybutter
No, but my 16 mo DS thinks we have the same...

No, but my 16 mo DS thinks we have the same bedtime! I nurse him to sleep in our bed and get up when I can. I usually only have 30-60 min before he'll wake up, noticing I'm not there. So, if I need...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-24-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Brandybutter
Hello mamas! You've been a great support to...

Hello mamas!

You've been a great support to me through pregnancy and these last 16 months with my angel baby. Thank you! I'm excited to finally start engaging in discussions instead of just...
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