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Forum: Learning at School   08-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By LilacMama
Thanks for your input whatsnextmom. Do you think...

Thanks for your input whatsnextmom. Do you think that yours son's Mandarin learning hasn't really been worth it? Not that  it's useless but maybe he should have put the effort toward something more...
Forum: Learning at School   08-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By LilacMama
I have a 2.5 year old daughter who is bright and...

I have a 2.5 year old daughter who is bright and very verbal in English. I only speak English (some "tourist Spanish") and I hate that (and very much want to remedy it). I know her brain is a sponge...
Forum: Parenting   06-17-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,802
Posted By LilacMama
I struggle with depression and I act like your...

I struggle with depression and I act like your friend does when I'm depressed. Just a thought. It's great that she has a baby-sitter like you!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-01-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By LilacMama
I've been running about 6 weeks. I can do 3...

I've been running about 6 weeks. I can do 3 miles pretty well.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By LilacMama
I am 5-7 and 120lbs. Yeah, too skinny. I eat...

I am 5-7 and 120lbs. Yeah, too skinny. I eat fairly healthfully (whole foods, omnivore) and often. I'm just naturally skinny and just stopped breastfeeding my toddler (who really sucked a lot out of...
Forum: Parenting   05-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,375
Posted By LilacMama
I would assume they would have tested the...

I would assume they would have tested the monitor to ensure that it was working well. In my apartment complex, we have very good fire alarms (they work a little too well, if you know what I mean),...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-31-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By LilacMama
I weaned at 16 months because I thought I was...

I weaned at 16 months because I thought I was going to lose my mind and it was either that or going to a mental institution somewhere. I still feel a little guilty about it, but my DD is just fine...
Forum: Family Planning   05-14-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By LilacMama
I'm fantasizing about a BCP that clears up my...

I'm fantasizing about a BCP that clears up my acne, evens out my moodiness and PMS symptoms, lets me skip my periods, and is just all-around awesome...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-06-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By LilacMama
Okay, mamas, I'm back with another...

Okay, mamas, I'm back with another potty-training question.

If you didn't read my other thread, the short version is that my 16 M.O. DD started peeing/pooping in her little potty yesterday...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-06-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By LilacMama
Well, now she's peed in the potty like 6 times...

Well, now she's peed in the potty like 6 times with almost no effort on my part. At the times I would normally change her diaper, I just sat her on the potty before I put the new one on. She peed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By LilacMama
Well, she hasn't actually told me when she needs...

Well, she hasn't actually told me when she needs to go. I just took off her diaper and sat her down on the potty and she peed in it (3 times today now!). I'm trying to teach her the sign for potty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By LilacMama
Thanks everyone! NOTHING has ever been easy...

Thanks everyone!

NOTHING has ever been easy with her so far, so I don't think I'm going to get a "free pass" with potty training. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By LilacMama
Update -- she went and sat on it again, with her...

Update -- she went and sat on it again, with her diaper on, when she was peeing....
I seriously don't want pee and poop all over my carpets, but I don't want to hinder her learning to use the potty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By LilacMama
I know NOTHING about potty training and have...

I know NOTHING about potty training and have done nothing to start it or plan for it. I did buy a potty yesterday because it was cute and I decided we'd need it soon. So, this morning I took off her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-06-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By LilacMama
Well, she can get pretty frantic and insistent...

Well, she can get pretty frantic and insistent about something like a toy, but it's nothing like the breastfeeding related tantrums. She doesn't start in with screaming and freaking out right away...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-06-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By LilacMama
Wow. THANK YOU so much for the replies! I'm...

Wow. THANK YOU so much for the replies! I'm really letting this whole thing get to me, emotionally, and I truly appreciate the support and ideas. 2boyzmama, you hit the nail on the head -- she is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-06-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By LilacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by jocelyndale...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jocelyndale http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15267433)
At 15mo, I found my DS was still very...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-06-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By LilacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15267307)
My first thought is when you say no, do...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By LilacMama
I've posted about this before so it's something...

I've posted about this before so it's something of an update. DD is 15 M.O. and is ADDICTED to breast-feeding. I mean, if I say "no" to breastfeeding, she has EPIC tantrums that are beyond...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-03-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By LilacMama
No regrets so far. I think I might give the Dtap...

No regrets so far. I think I might give the Dtap a little earlier with my next child (Started DD at 5 months), depending on the time of year they're born in and what's going on with pertussis at...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-03-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By LilacMama
Well, I don't exactly fit your criteria because...

Well, I don't exactly fit your criteria because my DD has had 3 DTaps, but I'll post anyway. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I decided to go ahead and give her the...
Forum: Women's Health   03-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,128
Posted By LilacMama
This started as a head cold 7 days ago -- lots...

This started as a head cold 7 days ago -- lots of sinus pressure. I had a fever (102) for a couple days. Now it has settled into my chest and I can't stop coughing. It's mostly a dry cough -- it's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-21-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By LilacMama
if you were talking to an adult it would be...

if you were talking to an adult it would be passive-aggressive. we're talking about egocentric babies here, so it's best to make your language as simple as possible.

also, what about "that makes...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-20-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,198
Posted By LilacMama
Hopefully someone else can answer your questions...

Hopefully someone else can answer your questions about the waterbirth specifically. If touching their head can cause problems, I think your midwife should have informed you of this. I know that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By LilacMama
That's kindof hilarious. Okay, I have a...

That's kindof hilarious.

Okay, I have a really opinionated 15 month old so I hear where you're coming from. I think that your son probably understands what you say pretty well, despite not being...
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