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Forum: The Mindful Home   03-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By sparkysgirl
Not very ecofriendly but buy some paper dishes...

Not very ecofriendly but buy some paper dishes and use those for a while. No one needs to be worrying about washing dirty dishes when there is a new baby to enjoy!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By sparkysgirl
a five min clean up time warning works well for...

a five min clean up time warning works well for little ones, they have a hard time with transitions, so this gives them time to finish what they are doing and mentally prepare for the next activity,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By sparkysgirl
some things thay have helped here...1. look for...

some things thay have helped here...1. look for skills that need to be taught. teaching gentle touches by physically showing the child, then when hitting or other rough play happends he knows what...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By sparkysgirl
yikes! she doesn't nap...why? I think that if...

yikes! she doesn't nap...why? I think that if you can find a way to correct that, then your other issues might just fall into place. With my second, she was kind of like this if she nursed when she...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By sparkysgirl
yup, we just got a bunch of teeth here too,...

yup, we just got a bunch of teeth here too, ouch. seems like sometimes it hurts, other times it doesn't. Yesterday I noticed that if I supported my breast it felt better (and I don't remember it...
Forum: January 2011   08-03-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By sparkysgirl
tea tree oil on the individual pimples, don't...

tea tree oil on the individual pimples, don't overdo it, once or twice a day so you don't dry it out too bad. lavender oil/witch hazel as a toner works real nice too.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-02-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,866
Posted By sparkysgirl
wow....Seems like this ob is trying to get you...

wow....Seems like this ob is trying to get you to have a cesarean. I realize that it is tempting to stand up for yourself (and possibly the other women in his care that he is possibly manipulating...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-28-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,646
Posted By sparkysgirl
I had this. what helped was changing postitions...

I had this. what helped was changing postitions with each feed, soothies inbetween feeds, favoring the better nipple sometimes, a warm rag on the nipple before the feed to soften it up for baby, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-27-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,837
Posted By sparkysgirl
seems like my supply has dropped with both kids...

seems like my supply has dropped with both kids around this age, they start nursing less, taking more solids. I deal with it by giving juice or water during the late afternoon when i seem to have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-27-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By sparkysgirl
I weaned during pregnancy as well, just couldn't...

I weaned during pregnancy as well, just couldn't tolerate it and I really wanted my boobs to myself for a while. we were also down to just nursing to sleep. We picked a weekend where daddy was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By sparkysgirl
There is a nice little list in the stickys about...

There is a nice little list in the stickys about alternatives to punishment. Having that posted somewhere might be very helpful.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By sparkysgirl
can't you just say, "i need to feed the baby,...

can't you just say, "i need to feed the baby, could I have some privacy?" or just tell them you need to take a nap.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By sparkysgirl
Quote: Originally Posted by sarahr...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15656020)



We also went to the store and had her...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   07-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By sparkysgirl
ICAN of Northwest Arkansas now has a website. We...

ICAN of Northwest Arkansas now has a website. We provide support for women in the area who are recovering from their cesareans, and help women seeking a VBAC. Visit http://nwaican.webs.com/ for more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By sparkysgirl
I thought that they are now saying that doing...

I thought that they are now saying that doing this is not nessasary...new studies or something.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By sparkysgirl
Stickers, birdy-bird, and a video monitor....

Stickers, birdy-bird, and a video monitor. Stickers work nicely, gives her something quiet to do while falling asleep, but of course now we have little sitckers all over her bed. Birdy-bird is a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By sparkysgirl
LuxPerpetua, she poops laying down on her belly!...

LuxPerpetua, she poops laying down on her belly! she used to do this hiding under the coffee table until we bribed her to do it in the bathroom under a play tent.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-18-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By sparkysgirl
the baby stepping them to the potty was my last...

the baby stepping them to the potty was my last attempt that also failed. She refuses to sit on the potty with a pull up on (or without one). Bribes don't work either. we do dump the poo in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By sparkysgirl
I have tried everything to get this kid to poop...

I have tried everything to get this kid to poop in the potty. She has been pee trained since she was 18 months, now she is 3.5! I think we are in a power struggle so I have totally dropped the issue...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By sparkysgirl
I have tried everything to get this kid to poop...

I have tried everything to get this kid to poop in the potty. She has been pee trained since she was 18 months, now she is 3.5! I think we are in a power struggle so I have totally dropped the issue...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By sparkysgirl
Thank you ladies! Your right, keep it simple and...

Thank you ladies! Your right, keep it simple and don't try to explain it. They don't have to agree/understand, they just have to respect it. By getting into a debate I may very well cause a rift in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By sparkysgirl
So I got into a bit of a debate with my stepmom...

So I got into a bit of a debate with my stepmom on why we don't spank, she has spanked her children (now teenagers) and was spanked/abused as a child. My father was the primary spanker when I was a...
Forum: Homebirth   06-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,889
Posted By sparkysgirl
there are traveling midwifes out there...

there are traveling midwifes out there...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By sparkysgirl
You only need to do it just before the test...

You only need to do it just before the test (bottle says its good for 6hrs) doing it too much might irritate tender tissues down there. Same advice for labor, try not to do it too much, my plan was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-10-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By sparkysgirl
my first one had such a strong suck, good latch,...

my first one had such a strong suck, good latch, but still had really sore scabby nipples, she was almost two weeks old before they healed. I remember that pain, i would dig my toes into the carpet...
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