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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By aentwood
We are going to be living in the Ithaca area...

We are going to be living in the Ithaca area soon and I am interested in exploring providers for my children (3 and 5).  Are there any recommendations for pediatricians or family physicians who are...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By aentwood
Thanks for all the advice.  It is amazing to me...

Thanks for all the advice.  It is amazing to me how much regulation NY has that I never realized growing up there and only have thought about it after living in Maine for 10 years and now being a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-07-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By aentwood
While originally from New York, we've lived in...

While originally from New York, we've lived in Maine 10 years and are thinking of returning to NY to be closer to family.  We have two boys, 5 and 3, and are un/homeschooling.  We also don't intend...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-14-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By aentwood
Yes, it did seem to start with him preferring...

Yes, it did seem to start with him preferring one side over the other. I have an IUD (non-hormonal) so I am 99.9% sure I am not pregnant. I did just look up some herbs and will try fenugreek...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By aentwood
My 2nd son will be 3 in October. He is my only...

My 2nd son will be 3 in October. He is my only nursling right now as I weaned my oldest when he turned 4 (they are 2-years apart). Over the past month or more he has been increasingly saying that he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By aentwood
I always knew I wasn't alone! Thank heavens for...

I always knew I wasn't alone! Thank heavens for this thread! Now I'll have to start spending more time on MDC again. My DS just turned 4 a month ago and he was pre-four at about 3.5 when something...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By aentwood
I have looked at the stickies in this forum and...

I have looked at the stickies in this forum and subforum and found a huge listing of books in the unschooling subforum to look at. However, can anyone help sort out what books will be useful in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By aentwood
Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. Seems...

Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. Seems like we are doing many of them and I might have to try the mittens thing but since my DS LOVES mittens and puts everything on his hands as a mitten...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By aentwood
Help! My 18mo is being very abusive towards...

Help! My 18mo is being very abusive towards other children, his older brother, and sometimes myself and his dad. He sometimes bites (usually just his brother) but his bigger thing is to sqeeze,...
Forum: Lactivism   03-17-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By aentwood
Sorry, I posted this in the general...

Sorry, I posted this in the general breastfeeding area and now realize it might fit better here.

Have you seen this? THe Case Against Breastfeeding, The Atlantic, April 2009...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-17-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By aentwood
Have you seen this? The Case Against...

Have you seen this?
The Case Against Breastfeeding, The Atlantic, April 2009 (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200904/case-against-breastfeeding)

What do you think? She raises some interesting...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-18-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By aentwood
THanks for your replies. The cold went away and...

THanks for your replies. The cold went away and is back so we will definitely have to wait a bit to tell for sure. The other annoying part of this is that he still asks for milk a lot during the day...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-16-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By aentwood
My 15-month old has stopped nursing during the...

My 15-month old has stopped nursing during the day recently and it has coincided with being sick (cold) and also an increase in the struggle to get him to nap. Could he be self-weaning or could this...
Forum: Women's Health   01-05-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By aentwood
I am hoping someone here can help. I had this...

I am hoping someone here can help. I had this happen with my second pregnancy and I am not 14-months postpartum and it is back.

My vulva is very very swollen, red, itchy. I have a discharge that...
Forum: Parenting   10-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By aentwood
Good suggestions...always a struggle to figure...

Good suggestions...always a struggle to figure out how to implement some "in the heat of the moment". It is hard because I know that DS2 can't understand yet about sharing, turns, etc. but I can't...
Forum: Parenting   10-22-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By aentwood
I really need some good resources and advice on...

I really need some good resources and advice on managing the sibling stuff with my 2 boys. My youngest is about to turn 1 and my oldest just turned three. They both want what the other has ALL the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-05-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By aentwood
THanks. I'll check out those sites because it is...

THanks. I'll check out those sites because it is really affecting our relationship. I am angry with him and say things to my DH like "get him away from me". It just hurts and to have it done...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-04-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By aentwood
My 11-month old has recently started doing this....

My 11-month old has recently started doing this. I think it is teething or gas pain related and it is VERY painful and VERY angering. I am still nursing my 3-year old so I know what you mean about...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-03-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By aentwood
My 11-month old has been biting my nipple a lot...

My 11-month old has been biting my nipple a lot in the past month. He doesn't do it every day but when he does it it happens several times a day for a day or two. He's even figured out how to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-23-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By aentwood
My newly 3-year old is suddenly a different...

My newly 3-year old is suddenly a different person. On top of turning 3 recently, he also started pre-school a month ago. I have no idea if on his birthday he was kidnapped and switched with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By aentwood
It may be premature to give this update as I...

It may be premature to give this update as I have not checked in with the school today to see how he is doing.

Friday went great. My DS asked DH to drop him off which I thought was going to be a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-03-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By aentwood
I know all babies are different BUT... DS#1...

I know all babies are different BUT...

DS#1 had about 20 signs that he did before he was 1. DS#2 is 10 months and while definitely understands milk and maybe a few others, shows absolutely no...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By aentwood
DS#1 started preschool on Monday and today was...

DS#1 started preschool on Monday and today was the second day. Both days he has done fine while I was there and then for a little while after I left. But, at some point when they are transitioning...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By aentwood
Would you cook it to make the custard? Or do you...

Would you cook it to make the custard? Or do you just put raw eggs in it?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By aentwood
Anyone making goat's milk ice cream? I've done...

Anyone making goat's milk ice cream? I've done it a few times now and it tastes good but just isn't the same texture as regular ice cream...any suggestions?

I usually just use milk, sweetener,...
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