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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,981
Posted By redheather
Some men really seem to be missing some kind of...

Some men really seem to be missing some kind of hormone or gene that makes them understand how much work it takes to run a household!
My man responds well to an occasional reminder that I would do...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,620
Posted By redheather
Here are a few basic things that could help with...

Here are a few basic things that could help with painful moontime:
 
Magnesium supplements can really help to relax any smooth muscles in the body, including the womb. Be careful not to go...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-19-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,902
Posted By redheather
Yeah, I wonder if being one of many Heather's,...

Yeah, I wonder if being one of many Heather's, especially in the 70s and 80s, is why I chose a very unique name for my DD! At least I wasn't among the multitudes of Lisa's and Jennifer's, but still,...
Forum: Parenting   09-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,500
Posted By redheather
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KSLaura http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,500
Posted By redheather
Oh and yes captain optimism, I agree we need to...

Oh and yes captain optimism, I agree we need to acknowledge unfairness and talk about it-- otherwise one just rests on one's privilege, or, takes it on the chin every time. Neither works. We all...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,500
Posted By redheather
My only concern with "time-outs" is that the...

My only concern with "time-outs" is that the child is not getting a chance to express themselves. At least, that's what it felt like being sent to my room as a child-- seething with anger, not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,647
Posted By redheather
My mother tried BFing my oldest sibling in the...

My mother tried BFing my oldest sibling in the 1960s but couldn't get a latch, and had absolutely no support from the docs (she didn't look for any, either; maybe she didn't know it was out there,...
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,350
Posted By redheather
Going off of richella and 4evermom, I agree it...

Going off of richella and 4evermom, I agree it seems to be NOT a one-size-fits-all issue for all kids; some are more sensitive than others.
 
In our house we're striving for the middle path,...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,403
Posted By redheather
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ihave7kids http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By redheather
Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,620
Posted By redheather
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by erigeron http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By redheather
Thanks everyone for these great contributions....

Thanks everyone for these great contributions. They seem to point to the fact that we, as humans, all need some sense of space, whether it comes from inside or outside the dwelling. Either way, we...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-03-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By redheather
Tiny houses are becoming more popular, but very...

Tiny houses are becoming more popular, but very few are occupied by families. I'd love to hear from anyone living in under 1000sqft with two or more kids, and truly liking it. How did you make the...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,301
Posted By redheather
Thanks for clarifying! Linguistics and how they...

Thanks for clarifying! Linguistics and how they affect us are fascinating to me.
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,301
Posted By redheather
This may not be helpful, but, I once had a...

This may not be helpful, but, I once had a teacher who said most of the 4-letter words we use to swear with in English are actually Celtic words. When the multiple invasions of the British Isles...
Forum: Parenting   04-25-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,037
Posted By redheather
Time to myself.   As in, not looking after...

Time to myself.
 
As in, not looking after others for a bit.
But that's motherhood isn't it? Mother's day.
 
And perhaps a massage.
Forum: Parenting   04-25-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,301
Posted By redheather
I realized I had to pull it in a bit when DD...

I realized I had to pull it in a bit when DD (now 4yo) started repeating them back to us, and saw that I didn't enjoy being on the receiving end.
She did need a little coaching but so far she's...
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,190
Posted By redheather
I used to dislike seeing girls dressed in...

I used to dislike seeing girls dressed in head-to-toe pink, but now that I'm a mom (of a girl) I know that many kids choose to dress that way, and ask for it. It seems like a normal part of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,620
Posted By redheather
Ok Ladies,   If you reread my original post...

Ok Ladies,
 
If you reread my original post there is not one "should" in there. I also begin the most controversial phrase with "I wonder if," not "this is how it is." Please, a little patience...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,620
Posted By redheather
Linda on the Move and Polliwog,   I did not...

Linda on the Move and Polliwog,
 
I did not quote anyone because I was not referring to any one poster in particular. I was responding to a feeling of my own that came after reading everything...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,620
Posted By redheather
I must say I am saddened by an overall downer...

I must say I am saddened by an overall downer note in many of these posts. It IS a "big deal" to begin menstruating. For one thing you can never go back. But more than that it is a time of power and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By redheather
Yes, definitely try consignment first.   ...

Yes, definitely try consignment first.
 
Also consider a treat for herself if she feels good in the item, ideally a versatile one. It's nice to feel confident, especially in the second trimester...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,101
Posted By redheather
We went for a nature name, in this case a tree,...

We went for a nature name, in this case a tree, plus a middle name that we really liked but has no family connection. The names are what "came to us" while I was pregnant, so in some ways I think it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By redheather
Growing up I knew a (very happy!) family with 8...

Growing up I knew a (very happy!) family with 8 kids and only 3 bedrooms (one for parents, one for girls, one for boys.)  The whole thing was like... maybe 1000 square feet.  They lived on potato...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By redheather
We are also mulling if it makes sense to have...

We are also mulling if it makes sense to have another, given current circumstances of tight finances. On one hand, why raise a family under stress? On the other, I'm really curious to explore how we...
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