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Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,546
Posted By sunshine1793
I think you're doing the right thing, and I...

I think you're doing the right thing, and I don't think you'll be sorry later - I think you will be so happy later. They are the ones who will probably be sorry. I agree w/ a pp poster: put them on...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,288
Posted By sunshine1793
My website/blog is wordpress. I am really happy...

My website/blog is wordpress. I am really happy with it because it is easy to learn and use, and it has a simple attractive layout. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-16-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By sunshine1793
I hear you about getting overwhelmed with...

I hear you about getting overwhelmed with ingredients; so do I! I hope you'll give it a try though because it's actually quite fun. We buy our flours from the bulk food store. When we get home, I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-15-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By sunshine1793
Hi Theia, Here is an all-purpose flour...

Hi Theia,

Here is an all-purpose flour recipe:

350 g white rice flour
240 g brown rice flour
160 g sweet (glutinous) rice flour
160 g tapioca starch
90 g corn starch
80 g potato starch
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-30-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By sunshine1793
Yes. I am learning as much as possible about the...

Yes. I am learning as much as possible about the diseases dd is not vaccinated against, and the alternative/traditional/herbal remedies. I think that by choosing not to vax, I am responsible for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-25-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
  Gender?
Views: 285
Posted By sunshine1793
Thanks for your replies. I appreciate your...

Thanks for your replies. I appreciate your thoughts. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

So gender is a cultural, learned concept that most people tend to agree with? I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-25-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
  Gender?
Views: 285
Posted By sunshine1793
A question arising from the tread on a boy...

A question arising from the tread on a boy wearing a dress: what is a woman, and what is a man, anyway? What is it that defines gender?

A person's DNA, the shape and function of their physical...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-16-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By sunshine1793
We say: STOP WHINING, quite firmly, and then...

We say: STOP WHINING, quite firmly, and then give an explanation and/or a 'command' to do something else. Or is possible, engage with them in doing something else.

"You already asked, and we said...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By sunshine1793
The main concern from where I live seems to be...

The main concern from where I live seems to be that a high percentage of people will all get it at once, and the effect that will have on essential services and the economy. If 1 or 2 thirds of your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-14-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,837
Posted By sunshine1793
Quote: Originally Posted by Amylcd...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amylcd http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14062002)
A mentally stable, loving husband does not...
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,095
Posted By sunshine1793
I would go with your husband's last name. I...

I would go with your husband's last name. I think it honors your first daughter to carry yours, and it honors your husband to have these children to bear his name. Dd1 was born quite some time ago,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-07-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 494
Posted By sunshine1793
I'm glad you have some support from your dad. We...

I'm glad you have some support from your dad. We accompanied some of the 'needs' of our families, and put our foot down on others. Yes, there was drama and hurt feelings and whatnot, but really,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-06-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 494
Posted By sunshine1793
For my husband and I, it was mainly a commitment...

For my husband and I, it was mainly a commitment issue and a traditional issue. We almost eloped and got married on a mountain lookout point, but changed our minds because we realized that it really...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By sunshine1793
We do the same as you. This isn't about teaching...

We do the same as you. This isn't about teaching compassion or thankfulness or generosity, which are actions from the heart. It is just how to speak kindly and politely. I don't always correct her...
Forum: Gardening   06-30-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,119
Posted By sunshine1793
Does anyone have experience either with garlic...

Does anyone have experience either with garlic sprays on plants/soil or getting rid of fungus gnats?

I suspect that these little flies came in the soil of two herbs I bought this spring, and they...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-24-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By sunshine1793
Hello Blizzard Babe, I just want to...

Hello Blizzard Babe,

I just want to encourage you to perservere. It is a huge sacrifice of time and energy, and sleep, as you already know. It is worth it mama.

The hardest time for us was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,418
Posted By sunshine1793
I feel likewise. I don't know anyone else who is...

I feel likewise. I don't know anyone else who is pleased with their birth story. I tend to keep mine to myself, unless asked specifically or it is someone I have come to trust and I know they are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-06-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By sunshine1793
I would say yes and no. CIO is like that only...

I would say yes and no. CIO is like that only longer. Would it be damaging? Maybe, maybe not. Personally, I can't see it working or helping the situation. Cry for 5 min and then what? Snuggle, and...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-13-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By sunshine1793
I totally agree with Gear Girl, and second what...

I totally agree with Gear Girl, and second what she said. It is a really tough transition. In some ways I coped by considering the first year a complete sacrifice for the sake of my baby. Not that I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-12-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By sunshine1793
DD has prefered my left breast since she was...

DD has prefered my left breast since she was about 6 months old. She will nurse on the right, but only after she has nursed on the left. She is two now. Lol....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,604
Posted By sunshine1793
Any updates, Mama? How are things going?

Any updates, Mama? How are things going?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,604
Posted By sunshine1793
"The word here is restitution. Dd2 owes dd1 a...

"The word here is restitution. Dd2 owes dd1 a guitar, the same one she bought. The only question is how she's going to make that happen."

I really like this summary. If it were my situation, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-08-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By sunshine1793
For our dd, she has had an understanding of the...

For our dd, she has had an understanding of the word 'no' since she was 12 to 18 months, and she listens when we speak like it's serious. Where I have been uncertain myself if she could touch...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-02-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By sunshine1793
Something we tell our daughter, 2, is: "That is...

Something we tell our daughter, 2, is: "That is unacceptable behavior". It is really our key discipline phrase. I like it because it specifically addresses the behavior, not the person or even the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By sunshine1793
My dd will be 2 in May, and we've had a potty...

My dd will be 2 in May, and we've had a potty since last fall, but have been fairly inconsistant in taking her until the few months. I have been working it more and more into our routine to sit her...
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