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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-05-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By anarchamom
we did a telephone consult with her, and she was...

we did a telephone consult with her, and she was incredibly kind and so helpful. of course there is only so much you can do over the phone, but we thought it was worth it. If we had the $, i would...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-05-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By anarchamom
Thanks y'all. It's helpful to hear some...

Thanks y'all. It's helpful to hear some different approaches. I would also hesitate to talk about it in advance, except that my boy seems to function better if he has been told about something ahead...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-04-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By anarchamom
I'm looking for anyone who has experience with...

I'm looking for anyone who has experience with taking a preschool aged child for a blood test. Our kids need to have a lead test, just as precaution because we live in an old house. My son has never...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By anarchamom
I'm not gonna claim to know anything, but...

I'm not gonna claim to know anything, but thought i would share what we are trying. Our almost 4 year old is also spirited. He (and we) have had a really rough year with weaning, the arrival of a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By anarchamom
I'm looking for anyone who might be or have been...

I'm looking for anyone who might be or have been in the same situation.
 
We established a bed time routine when my little one was almost 2. He is about 3 1/2 now and it has worked really well...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-07-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By anarchamom
I have 2 little ones and both were born at home....

I have 2 little ones and both were born at home. I knew before I was even pregnant with the first that I didn't want to have my babies in a hospital. Hospitals are for sick people, and a totally...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-25-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By anarchamom
Thanks everyone. These have been really helpful...

Thanks everyone. These have been really helpful responses. I have seen both my midwife and the OB again, and they both still stick by their original diagnoses. So at this point I don't really care...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By anarchamom
I'm 2 weeks PP and finally beginning to feel...

I'm 2 weeks PP and finally beginning to feel like myself again. I had my baby at home, and all went well basically. I had a tear which my midwife deemed a labia abrasion. But I was having some...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-14-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By anarchamom
Well, I think we made a little progress so I...

Well, I think we made a little progress so I thought I should share it. A few weeks ago I decided I had to figure out a way to give him more independence and autonomy around the potty. So, one...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-20-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By anarchamom
you still gag when you have to change a dirty...

you still gag when you have to change a dirty diaper or pants even though your child is a toddler. (i am repulsed by a dirty diaper like someone who has never had to change one before)
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-20-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By anarchamom
eh, it's going a little better, but I think...

eh, it's going a little better, but I think that's only because he can hold it longer now. he will still wet his pants and ignore it. and i think i've been driving him crazy asking and reminding him...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-08-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By anarchamom
My little one is 2 and half now and has been...

My little one is 2 and half now and has been ECed basically since birth. He has pooped in the potty consistently since 5 months and it took us much longer to get most pees in the potty. Now he can...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By anarchamom
The story of how I told 3 of the most important...

The story of how I told 3 of the most important people, in my life (my mom, aunt, and granny) is the one that always makes me laugh with joy and get teary when I tell it. I was about 6 weeks...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By anarchamom
my little one never really had what I would call...

my little one never really had what I would call a potty pause. occasionally he would resist going to the potty, but no extended periods of not wanting to use the potty. He has always worn diapers...
Forum: Family Planning   01-02-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By anarchamom
I can hardly believe I found this thread, but I...

I can hardly believe I found this thread, but I am so grateful. My partner and I planned to have only one child, and adopt another. But now I can't stop thinking about having another baby. Like many...
Forum: Family Planning   11-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By anarchamom
Hello fellow FAM practicing ladies. I charted to...

Hello fellow FAM practicing ladies. I charted to avoid pregnancy for about 4 years and then charted to conceive my first child who was born almost 2 years ago. I'm just getting back into charting to...
Forum: Diapering   10-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By anarchamom
i'm almost at my wits end with my cloth diapers....

i'm almost at my wits end with my cloth diapers. we've been using them since my little one was bon-- so almost 2 years. for the past 6+ months i have been struggling to get the stink out. i have a...
Forum: Diapering   10-27-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By anarchamom
I really like Blueberry pocket diapers made  by...

I really like Blueberry pocket diapers made  by swaddlebees and the tiny tush elite. they are so durable and made in the USA. I don't like fuzzibunz. (i seem to be the only one though.)  though the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By anarchamom
I agree. i don't think you will need that many...

I agree. i don't think you will need that many fitted diapers if you have the prefolds and plan to ec. i have about 4 motherease fitted diapers, but i mostly use them at night because they are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-26-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By anarchamom
Thanks. that's helpful. I really don't like...

Thanks. that's helpful. I really don't like curtains or shades, but I know that I need to just break down and use them. I like to see the sun come up and go down. Our bedroom does have pull down...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-25-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By anarchamom
I'm just interested to know what time others put...

I'm just interested to know what time others put their toddlers to bed, and if that time changes with the seasons. My little one is 20 months and I have not been able to get him to sleep before dark...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By anarchamom
I have nothing to offer except commiseration....

I have nothing to offer except commiseration. I'm just do glad to hear that this is common at this age. I feel like I'm losing it, and I get way too mad. The craziness, not being able to settle...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-05-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By anarchamom
I am feeling so much better. In fact, I think...

I am feeling so much better. In fact, I think I'm completely healed! I haven't nursed without pain in almost 2 months. It's almost strange because I still flinch a little right before he latches on....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By anarchamom
Ruby--thanks for the suggestion. In a roundabout...

Ruby--thanks for the suggestion. In a roundabout way I did get a prescription for this ointment. I didn't suggest it, my doctor found the information herself and recommended it. This saved me the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-01-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By anarchamom
My boy has been ECed (to varying degrees) since...

My boy has been ECed (to varying degrees) since 5 or 6 weeks old. At about 5 months he started pooping in the potty 90% of the time. He is now 15 months, and started walking about a month ago. Of...
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