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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-10-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By danamichele
Bored Already

My daughter just started kindergarten, and after her second day in school she is already saying she is "bored." In spite of great bubbling enthusiasm for school in general, she is frustrated that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-22-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,042
Posted By danamichele
I find there's a spectrum here.  I've been taken...

I find there's a spectrum here.  I've been taken aside by strangers and praised up and down for my worthy occupation as a SAHM, and there are people who probably assume I lack the intelligence...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By danamichele
I think the issue with praise is that children...

I think the issue with praise is that children can learn to do things for other people without learning how to be self-motivated and proud of themselves (called "externally contexted").  That's why...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,729
Posted By danamichele
I think this is one you need to trust your gut...

I think this is one you need to trust your gut on.  My daughter has anxiety. Even before I knew this I knew she would not do well if I left her, where she would feel alone, insecure, and betrayed. ...
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
Posted By danamichele
Well it looks like I'm in good company here!  I...

Well it looks like I'm in good company here!  I just do what works well for us. That's definitely closest to AP, but not totally:
 
One daughter had vaccine reactions and is very selectively...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-14-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By danamichele
Oh wow, I identify with you!!  My child is...

Oh wow, I identify with you!!  My child is definitely very bright but has not been tested for giftedness.   Separately, in searching for answers to her emotional and behavior issues, I stumbled upon...
Forum: January 2012   07-11-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,045
Posted By danamichele
Montisorrimama, I remember moments like that in...

Montisorrimama, I remember moments like that in Italy when I was pregnant with my daughter.  Italians LOVE pregnant ladies!  I went at five months and got so many happy looks and comments there, and...
Forum: January 2012   07-11-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By danamichele
I don't know.  I've heard people say it does,...

I don't know.  I've heard people say it does, but others don't think it necessarily correlates.  I only have one daughter now who is VERY active on the outside (which I can see compared to other...
Forum: January 2012   07-10-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By danamichele
I like this idea.  Thanks for reminding me to...

I like this idea.  Thanks for reminding me to slow down and appreciate this time in my life!
 
*Going through the journey of pregnancy with my 2 1/2yo daughter, or at least she *thinks* there's a...
Forum: January 2012   07-09-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,045
Posted By danamichele
Wow, so much going on with you all!  Kelsey, I'm...

Wow, so much going on with you all!  Kelsey, I'm so glad you're doing okay, and Diana, your babies too!  It's good to read all the exciting updates.
 
I was feeling so upbeat last time I posted,...
Forum: January 2012   07-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,650
Posted By danamichele
I'll do this for this pregnancy and for my...

I'll do this for this pregnancy and for my previous one.  My family has a very strong history of late births, though.  (My aunt even had twins a week late, with her second pregnancy!)  So obviously...
Forum: January 2012   07-08-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,487
Posted By danamichele
Ugh, I have the same problem-- and I'm petite! ...

Ugh, I have the same problem-- and I'm petite!  Petite maternity clothes I don't hate are hard to come by.  I wore clothes I hated my entire last pregnancy (almost all pink), and I refuse to do so...
Forum: January 2012   07-07-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
  Boobs.
Views: 862
Posted By danamichele
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by montessorimama1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320439/boobs#post_16539882)
 
My mom told...
Forum: January 2012   07-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By danamichele
Haha, Conchobhar!  My daughter thinks it's a...

Haha, Conchobhar!  My daughter thinks it's a hippopotamus!
Forum: January 2012   07-05-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By danamichele
I'm so, so sorry. ((Hugs))   I also had a...

I'm so, so sorry. ((Hugs))   I also had a miscarriage out of the blue earlier this year.  It was a difficult time.  Take good care of yourself, mama.
Forum: January 2012   07-05-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By danamichele
I'm exhausted, too.  I'm 14 weeks and still have...

I'm exhausted, too.  I'm 14 weeks and still have to take a nap when my daughter naps.  I usually take longer to fall asleep, so when she wakes up I'm still so tired I can barely breathe.  At least...
Forum: January 2012   07-03-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 584
Posted By danamichele
I definitely want to wean my daughter before the...

I definitely want to wean my daughter before the baby comes due to her temperament.  She will be 3 in October, and that's my loose goal date for weaning.  We're down to nursing just (1) to fall...
Forum: January 2012   07-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By danamichele
I would be happy with either sex, but I must...

I would be happy with either sex, but I must admit that I'm really hoping it's a girl.  (My daughter would LOVE a sister and has several imaginary ones already.)  I have, however, found myself...
Forum: January 2012   07-03-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,045
Posted By danamichele
I'm 14 weeks today and finally starting to feel...

I'm 14 weeks today and finally starting to feel so much better!  My food aversions are decreasing and my morning sickness is decreasing.  I'm relieved that fresh, homemade food sounds good again! ...
Forum: January 2012   07-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By danamichele
Yay!!!  How exciting!  Congratulations,...

Yay!!!  How exciting!  Congratulations, Kindermama!
 
I've been feeling a lot of squirming around (I'm 14 weeks tomorrow).  Already this seems to be a really active baby.  This was confirmed at my...
Forum: January 2012   06-29-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 713
Posted By danamichele
I had a routine appointment today, but it ended...

I had a routine appointment today, but it ended up being a really great one!  First, the midwife couldn't find the heartbeat with the Doppler, so she brought in the ultrasound machine.  I have never...
Forum: January 2012   06-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By danamichele
I don't like the whole pink/blue thing, either,...

I don't like the whole pink/blue thing, either, especially when it applies to everything.  But I think just used as a symbol it's the most straightforward.  I'd go for yellow as the neutral color.
Forum: January 2012   06-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,632
Posted By danamichele
Hugs and love to you and your family.  I'm so...

Hugs and love to you and your family.  I'm so sorry.
Forum: Site Help   06-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By danamichele
Ah, thank you!!!  I had to google this to find...

Ah, thank you!!!  I had to google this to find it, and here I am back at Mothering.  :)
 
Forum: January 2012   06-23-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By danamichele
I popped at 11w4d and this is my second baby.  I...

I popped at 11w4d and this is my second baby.  I was mindlessly staring down as I was hooking my bra in back until it dawned on me: there's a big tummy sticking out!  I popped up higher, like it's...
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