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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By caseykn
Over the last several months, my 5 year old has...

Over the last several months, my 5 year old has occasionally asked to nurse again. She only asks about it when her little sister (who's almost 2) is nursing, so I think she feels a little jealous...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By caseykn
I love library story times because the library...

I love library story times because the library employees are always so engaged with the kids and provide lots of movement and activity and interactions with the story, address the kids by name,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By caseykn
Hugs, mama! This sounds like it's been traumatic...

Hugs, mama! This sounds like it's been traumatic for both of you! Have you talked with the teacher about this? Does she have any suggestions? Your daughter is not the first child to have separation...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-19-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By caseykn
I went with Catherine Schaeffer from A Gentle...

I went with Catherine Schaeffer from A Gentle Beginning and loved her! She's a naturopath and is also a CNM but just does home births. She's really great.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-16-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By caseykn
My oldest starts kinder this fall as well,...

My oldest starts kinder this fall as well, though we have a few more weeks until her first day. I'm planning on doing anything special in the morning, not after school since I'm anticipating that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-14-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By caseykn
I'm the director of a summer camp and that skit...

I'm the director of a summer camp and that skit would not be acceptable. I'm not totally anti-gun and don't think that skit condones gun violence or anything, but is certainly seems in bad taste. As...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By caseykn
I'm sorry you're going through this, mamaruga. I...

I'm sorry you're going through this, mamaruga. I am not divorced but want to chime in as a child whose parents divorced when I was 3 or 4 and they kept it really positive for my brother and I.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By caseykn
My daughter turned 5 in June and I think that...

My daughter turned 5 in June and I think that only in the last few weeks she's really headed towards staying dry every night. Like your child, mine was totally day-time dry just after she turned 2....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By caseykn
We selectively vax so this comes up. My 4 year...

We selectively vax so this comes up. My 4 year old is very protective of her little sister and has asked to go out of the room and not see her get her shots. Coming up this month is the first visit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By caseykn
I'm glad his first day went well! Leaving your...

I'm glad his first day went well! Leaving your child and being at work or school is stressful enough without adding in finding time/space to pump. It sounds like he'll get what he needs when he's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By caseykn
My youngest is 17 months and has been in...

My youngest is 17 months and has been in part-time day care since she was about 5 months. She suddenly stopped taking a bottle at about 10 months old and has mostly just had water to drink after...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-11-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By caseykn
I feel for you! DD1 was like this for the first...

I feel for you! DD1 was like this for the first year or so of her life and I remember getting so mad/frustrated at her crappy naps because I just wanted to DO something- alone, without the darn baby...
Forum: Diapering   08-17-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By caseykn
We often use g-diapers when we travel. The...

We often use g-diapers when we travel. The covers are cloth so they're reusable and the inserts are biodegradable and can also be flushed. They work really great and don't contain any plastic or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-17-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,693
Posted By caseykn
Everything you described seems like it would be...

Everything you described seems like it would be enough to keep ME busy! Is she acting in a way that makes you think she's getting bored? The only thing your list may be missing is social time with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-17-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By caseykn
I don't think that being around strangers...

I don't think that being around strangers affects babies one way in the long run. I think what DOES affect them is the way their parents interact with them and read their cues when they're with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By caseykn
Oh mama, I'm so sorry that happened to you!!...

Oh mama, I'm so sorry that happened to you!! Taking care of a baby is challenging enough without having a broken arm. I'd go back to the doctor and ask for a cast. explain the nursing challenges,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By caseykn
 Quote:Originally Posted by Hoopin'...



Quote:Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1325054/baby-shower-for-2nd-baby#post_16597358)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By caseykn
My DD2 wouldn't take a bottle from DH or any...

My DD2 wouldn't take a bottle from DH or any other family member and I went back to work part-time when she was about 4 months old. We actually didn't try bottle feeding her very many times because...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,845
Posted By caseykn
Oh, I liked Chelsea Bee on facebook too.

Oh, I liked Chelsea Bee on facebook too.
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,845
Posted By caseykn
I'd love to win this fantastic giveaway! I...

I'd love to win this fantastic giveaway! I absolutely love the sleeping bags! My baby would be so snuggly and adorable in one.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-23-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By caseykn
We have a Kanoe and LOVE it! We started using it...

We have a Kanoe and LOVE it! We started using it seriously when DD2 was a couple months old. Before that she napped in her swing and was in bed with us at night. From the get-go she liked motion...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By caseykn
I kiss my kids all the time too.  I can't stop...

I kiss my kids all the time too.  I can't stop kissing the baby, especially when she's in a carrier and her little head is so close to my face!  It's really cute to see DD1 kissing the baby and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By caseykn
This is just such a different experience than...

This is just such a different experience than when DD1 was a baby.  DD1 started going to child care part time at 6 months and the woman who watched her then had a baby almost exactly the same age so...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By caseykn
DD1, 3 yrs, has been going to an in home child...

DD1, 3 yrs, has been going to an in home child care for a couple of years now and very soon we'll start having the baby, 3 months, go part time as well.  We'll probably start with half-days a few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By caseykn
My girls are 3.5 years apart and I love it.  DH...

My girls are 3.5 years apart and I love it.  DH and I initially wanted our kids closer but then he was laid off and out of work for a while so we waited until his job was stable again.  Many of my...
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