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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-28-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By j.e.n
WAY TO GO on nearly 2 1/2 years!!...

WAY TO GO on nearly 2 1/2 years!! Congratulations!!! That is an enormous accomplishment - especially considering the societal norm. Try to keep that in mind as you find a way to get through this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By j.e.n
Dream farm ... sounds delightful. Jealous!!!  

Dream farm ... sounds delightful. Jealous!!!
 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-01-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By j.e.n
Congratulations on your little ones!   I...

Congratulations on your little ones!
 
I think getting the hang of twins in general throws a crazy learning curve let alone breastfeeding!! It truly requires an adjustment period. When my girls...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By j.e.n
I vote YES! Are you familiar with some of the...

I vote YES! Are you familiar with some of the Waldorf curriculum web sites? (eg Christopherus?) That may give you a better feel for the main lessons and the expectations of the grades.
 
I think...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By j.e.n
Oh mama ... I feel ya!   My girls did that...

Oh mama ... I feel ya!
 
My girls did that for what seemed like FOREVER! Well, sometimes they still do at 2!
 
What type of sleeping positions do you currently use? Every situation/mom/babes are...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-21-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By j.e.n
Hey mama!   Firstly, congratulations on the...

Hey mama!
 
Firstly, congratulations on the pregnancy and for extended breastfeeding to 3!! That's amazing!!
 
I have been through this a couple of times to varying degrees. I always feel like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by racheleuphoria http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-18-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Quinalla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-18-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By j.e.n
Oh no!! Yikes... I would say that those...

Oh no!! Yikes... I would say that those circumstances would warrant a more watchful eye. That is interesting...http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/headscratch.gif Did you significantly reduce...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-16-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By j.e.n
Is she showing any signs of discomfort? If she...

Is she showing any signs of discomfort? If she seems to be happy and content as usual, I would not be too concerned. It is probably unlikely there is something wrong since you are nursing (and if...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-15-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By j.e.n
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
That's awesome!!! Happy to hear all is well and you were able to return rejuvenated! Thanks for sharing your update....
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   05-15-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MommytoReagan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1267255/hello-south-dakotans/20#post_17358115)

We are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by love4bob http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382413/oak-meadow-curriculum#post_17356493)

I am thinking about it, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By j.e.n
Hopefully your separation hasn't been too rough!...

Hopefully your separation hasn't been too rough!

I would possibly increase the pumping frequency (5x?). As you mentioned, actual nursing drains better than artificial sucking. As the previous...
Forum: Unschooling   05-11-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By j.e.n
That's awesome!...

That's awesome! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By j.e.n
Ooohhh! I'm interested in Grade 1 as well! (in...

Ooohhh! I'm interested in Grade 1 as well! (in line behind you of course) :-)

Love4bob, are you homeschooling all three of those grades?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By j.e.n
Hi!! Congratulations on your decision to...

Hi!! Congratulations on your decision to homeschool!
 
The first thing that I think may help with more directed suggestions is what type of environment and/or structure you prefer. Some parents...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-11-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By j.e.n
CONGRATULATIONS!! Very exciting! Welcome,...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Very exciting! Welcome, welcome to your soon-to-be world of twins! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
I would concur that help would be beneficial post...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By j.e.n
Thank you for sharing!! I thought this was very...

Thank you for sharing!! I thought this was very interesting, and I have since shared it with others as an intriguing reference. ;-)
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-15-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by girlspn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1376731/should-i-wean#post_17296654)

 
j.e.n., thanks for...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-15-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maria2513 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377051/how-much-do-you-spend-on-food-a-week#post_17297226)

It...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-14-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By j.e.n
Congratulations on 21 months of nursing!! That...

Congratulations on 21 months of nursing!! That is a big milestone. I think extended nursers sometimes forget how awesome it is to make it so far. When so many mamas don't nurse at all or only go a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-14-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By j.e.n
If you are buying primarily organic everything,...

If you are buying primarily organic everything, I do not think that your weekly budget is off base. Especially considering your comment about the cost of living in your area. I find the 5% of...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-14-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,085
Posted By j.e.n
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pickle18 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By j.e.n
I could definitely see the pros and cons to...

I could definitely see the pros and cons to both!
 
I agree with many of the points cantora87 mentioned. This is a time when your DD1 is strongly attached to you and learns so much from your...
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