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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By HoldensMama
Unfortunately I don't have any advice, just...

Unfortunately I don't have any advice, just sympathy. I am going through a very similar time with my 7 mo old baby. It really sucks.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,947
Posted By HoldensMama
I don't know if this is funny but it was...

I don't know if this is funny but it was certainly awkward.

I was sitting on our front porch with ds2 and ds(3.5 years old) was talking to our neighbor as she weeded her flower garden about 20'...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-12-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By HoldensMama
I only have the experience of my own 2 babies...

I only have the experience of my own 2 babies but they were both round like a softball. I know that when our doctor does check-ups he checks the fontanels and feels the whole head. If it was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By HoldensMama
We live on a cul-de-sac with lots of kids...

We live on a cul-de-sac with lots of kids around. I have a 3yo and a baby. There are three 6yo boys who all live within a few houses of us. Two of them, J and S are very sweet and kind and are...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By HoldensMama
For the first time in my life I have new dishes....

For the first time in my life I have new dishes. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif My mother got me a beautiful set while she was visiting for the birth of our baby. I'm not...
Forum: Babywearing   03-22-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,944
Posted By HoldensMama
I like using a pouch sling for my newborn (both...

I like using a pouch sling for my newborn (both of my boys actually). There's no learning curve and it's easy in and out. We don't use a bucket so he's in and out of the sling a lot while running...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-22-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By HoldensMama
I'm crocheting my first "big" project, a baby...

I'm crocheting my first "big" project, a baby sweater for my sweet Declan, and I'm stumped. I've finished all the separate pieces (back, 2 fronts, sleeves, hood) and figured the next step would be...
Forum: Homebirth   03-22-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,639
Posted By HoldensMama
I had on a nursing bra and a sarong tied loosely...

I had on a nursing bra and a sarong tied loosely around my hips. It worked well for me since I was covered enough for my comfort but the midwives had easy access to my belly for checking the heart...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-11-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By HoldensMama
That sucks about the rash. But to answer your...

That sucks about the rash. But to answer your original question, I always used to put it on while still damp from the shower and it went on smoothly.
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-11-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By HoldensMama
I don't find that it works on its own, but if I...

I don't find that it works on its own, but if I put a little baking soda on after I apply then it lasts all day. Without the baking soda I'm smelly by noon.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-05-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By HoldensMama
My son started crawling at 10 months and I think...

My son started crawling at 10 months and I think it was because he was held nearly all the time and when he was on the floor playing I was down there with him passing him toys. He just didn't need...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By HoldensMama
I have a 3 yr old boy and I just had my second...

I have a 3 yr old boy and I just had my second boy 1 1/2 weeks ago. I was a little scared to tandem for the same reason you are. Basically we were down to morning and night and if he was hurt or...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By HoldensMama
Is there no way for you to get legal...

Is there no way for you to get legal guardianship of your sister so that you can be the one to set the rules when it comes to communication with the mother? Then she couldn't threaten you with...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-02-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 59,243
Posted By HoldensMama
Tgrlilly, your strength through all of this is...

Tgrlilly, your strength through all of this is astounding. I think that your son will come out of this just fine in the end and that is totally due to your strength and love for him. I have so much...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,846
Posted By HoldensMama
I think that you're probably over-thinking it...

I think that you're probably over-thinking it and that a simple answer like that is just perfect for a small child.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-08-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 374
Posted By HoldensMama
I can't believe she smoked in your car! At least...

I can't believe she smoked in your car! At least she feels badly about it so I would leave it at that and try to air it out yourself. I think if you leave an open dish of vinegar in it overnight it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,601
Posted By HoldensMama
"Please don't rub your penis on Daddy's mouth...

"Please don't rub your penis on Daddy's mouth guard, he will not use it again and we'll have to buy a new one." Had to talk about this on 2 separate occasions. If it happens again I plan on washing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By HoldensMama
Ds has a mesh rail on one side of his twin bed...

Ds has a mesh rail on one side of his twin bed and the other is open. When we first moved him out of our bed he was 20 months and I slept for most of the night on the open side of the bed until I...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By HoldensMama
Quote: Originally Posted by AirMiami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirMiami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14304129)
Just wanted to say that it could have been a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,606
Posted By HoldensMama
Oh my gosh, this happens all the time, you're so...

Oh my gosh, this happens all the time, you're so not a bad parent. My ds hasn't done this yet, but I have and so did my mom. With my mom it was an m&m and she had to go to the doc. With me it wasn't...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By HoldensMama
We've only received a few and I have treated...

We've only received a few and I have treated them the same as any other gift that we will never use. Try to return it or donate it. Honestly, though, we've never received a religious gift from...
Forum: February 2010   08-20-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 670
Posted By HoldensMama
I'm pretty sure this will be it for us. I'm not...

I'm pretty sure this will be it for us. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet, but dh is sure that he wants no more than 2 kids. Also, these 2 kids will already be sharing a tiny bedroom as it is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By HoldensMama
Are you talking about a Mirena? I got pregnant 3...

Are you talking about a Mirena? I got pregnant 3 cycles after having it removed, but I was ovulating the first cycle so it seems possible that I could've gotten pregnant sooner.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
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Views: 504
Posted By HoldensMama
We have a tiny playground at the end of our...

We have a tiny playground at the end of our cul-de-sac that we were very excited about when we bought the house. I have picked up so much broken glass from the slide steps and underneath the teeter...
Forum: February 2010   08-16-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By HoldensMama
I read somewhere in my last pregnancy that one...

I read somewhere in my last pregnancy that one can of tuna per week is perfectly fine. I craved tuna melts soooo much last time and they are sounding pretty darn good right now, too.
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