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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By EvolvingMama
What a relief to hear your experiences! I was...

What a relief to hear your experiences! I was afraid no one would answer. I really like the idea of giving a time limit and offering another kind of touch, for longer, as a choice. I think I will...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By EvolvingMama
I am still nursing my 4 year-old daughter. Since...

I am still nursing my 4 year-old daughter. Since I tandemmed with her older brother, I have been nursing for almost 7 years straight. I thought I would never want to be done, but I am feeling like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,828
Posted By EvolvingMama
After reading all of these posts, and being the...

After reading all of these posts, and being the mother of a 4 YO nurser, I have two comments:
 
1. How amazing it is that there are so many women who are giving their children the gift of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-12-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By EvolvingMama
MommaShark, I am also nursing a 4 year-old. My...

MommaShark,
I am also nursing a 4 year-old. My daughter planned to wean when she turned 4 but that plan lasted less than a day :) She is my last, and I have wanted her to lead her weaning, but at...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-12-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 45,691
Posted By EvolvingMama
Tonight, we're going to have leftovers: turkey...

Tonight, we're going to have leftovers: turkey meatballs in a tomato sauce, shrimp with asparagus, and lasagne soup. I have recently discovered Nigella's recipe for butternut squash (I peel it, chop...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-16-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,274
Posted By EvolvingMama
I am just now finding this thread that is now...

I am just now finding this thread that is now about 6 years old! I have been enjoying the book Eating the Alkaline Way (that probably wasn't out yet when this thread started). My favorite recipe so...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-30-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By EvolvingMama
Just a note to thank blackbird for her...

Just a note to thank blackbird for her suggestions! Sounds like your ideas helped MummaGaia and I definitely needed to hear these thoughts for my own little girl (almost 3.5 years old).
Forum: Learning at School   11-26-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By EvolvingMama
Thank again, everyone. As a final note, here is...

Thank again, everyone. As a final note, here is how we are handling this situation. Having a whole week off last week helped me put things into perspective and reground our family together again as...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By EvolvingMama
I am glad we can all speak from our experiences....

I am glad we can all speak from our experiences. I think each family needs to figure out what works best for them, as many of you have said. We are figuring that out for our family. Peace to all of...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By EvolvingMama
Hello again everyone. I agree that there is so...

Hello again everyone. I agree that there is so much richness in perspective on MDC! I enjoyed and appreciated reading your posts. I will explain a bit more about my perspective here, in answer to...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By EvolvingMama
Thank you everyone, for your input and...

Thank you everyone, for your input and perspectives. I am sure we will find a solution that works for our child and keeps the learning fun! I didn't mean this to become a negative discussion, so...
Forum: Learning at School   11-14-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By EvolvingMama
Hi Mamas, I am a mother AND a special...

Hi Mamas,
I am a mother AND a special education teacher. My 5 yo son is in kindergarten this year, at the school where I teach, which is really nice! We get to see one another through the day. 
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   09-26-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By EvolvingMama
Cross-posted in Parenting...     Hi mamas,...

Cross-posted in Parenting...
 
 
Hi mamas,
My beautiful daughter is going to turn 3 in November. She is really healthy, petite (25# now) but rarely ill, great energy. She is still nursing. Her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By EvolvingMama
Hi mamas, My beautiful daughter is going to...

Hi mamas,
My beautiful daughter is going to turn 3 in November. She is really healthy, petite (25# now) but rarely ill, great energy. She is still nursing. Her teacher called me today to let me...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-08-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By EvolvingMama
Hi Mamas,   My big boy (16) is going to look...

Hi Mamas,
 
My big boy (16) is going to look at the U of Idaho at the end of the month. My little girl (2.5 years) and little boy (5) are coming, too! It looks like Moscow is an amazing place and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-07-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By EvolvingMama
Thank you, Asiago! No changes in our lives or...

Thank you, Asiago! No changes in our lives or her care...she's got lots of consistency, loves her caregiver to pieces, and has no illness, but I just took her to the dentist last week and learned...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By EvolvingMama
Hi Monique, I have been there before with my...

Hi Monique,
I have been there before with my boys, and am getting there again with my little girl, so I can relate! One thing that helped one of my sons was for the bed to be in our bedroom, so he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By EvolvingMama
  I have a beautiful 28 month old daughter who...


I have a beautiful 28 month old daughter who is an avid nurser. She's my last....I have nursed all three of my kids, from only 21 months with my first, to 3 1/2 years with my second, and now am...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-04-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,227
Posted By EvolvingMama
I have a beautiful 28 month old daughter who is...

I have a beautiful 28 month old daughter who is an avid nurser. She's my last....I have nursed all three of my kids, from only 21 months with my first, to 3 1/2 years with my second, and now am...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-26-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By EvolvingMama
Dear Mamas, I could have written what...

Dear Mamas,
I could have written what simplemama did about my own son, who sounds very much like yours and XM's also. I was going to post something similar, but I am too emotionally worn out and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By EvolvingMama
Thank you, Karne! All of our children are so...

Thank you, Karne! All of our children are so different, and all blessings and give us so many opportunities to learn.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By EvolvingMama
Thank you to everyone for your posts, which have...

Thank you to everyone for your posts, which have broadened my perspective on the topic of diagnosis as well as different parental approaches to helping our children with such extreme things going...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By EvolvingMama
Hello to all of you,   How did I not see...

Hello to all of you,
 
How did I not see this coming? My 4 year-old son has always been fiesty, extremely active, passionate, exuberant, and willful, but his behaviors have been getting more out...
Forum: November 2009   11-18-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,076
Posted By EvolvingMama
Our daughter arrived by c-section yesterday...

Our daughter arrived by c-section yesterday morning, November 16, at 10:13 am. She is Linnea Madaline May and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces...and is perfect! I recovered so quickly that I pushed to be...
Forum: November 2009   11-13-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By EvolvingMama
I agree that if it's not quite time for your...

I agree that if it's not quite time for your particular baby to come, any method can just be a frustrating cause of pain, discomfort, and contractions that don't lead to labor. I guess it can make...
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