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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By kythe
I haven't had cable or internet for a couple of...

I haven't had cable or internet for a couple of years due to financial reasons (I do have a smartphone, this is how I post).

We subscribe to Netflix and get movies and tv shows in the mail for...
Forum: Allergies   05-14-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By kythe
We used to have 2 cats, from before my kids were...

We used to have 2 cats, from before my kids were born until the last one died a couple of years ago. Neither of my kids had issues with allergies at all.

But this afternoon I took my 12 yr old...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,688
Posted By kythe
No one has mentioned yet that some of the...

No one has mentioned yet that some of the forerunners of the natural childbirth movement were men. During the 1940's, there was Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, who wrote "Childbirth Without Fear". During the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,688
Posted By kythe
I've never met a male midwife, so I'm not sure...

I've never met a male midwife, so I'm not sure how I feel about it. I would be curious about why he was in such a female-dominated field, but that alone may not be off-putting.

It doesn't bother...
Forum: Spirituality   04-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By kythe
Meditation is a good place to start, especially...

Meditation is a good place to start, especially since it is the core of Buddhist practice. Start by sitting comfortably (the Eastern tradition of cross-legged on the floor isn't necessary if your...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   03-31-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By kythe
Not child related, but I'm not sure where to put...

Not child related, but I'm not sure where to put this.

I'm getting health insurance for the first time in a few years, so I'm in the market for a Primary Care Physician. I went vegetarian a few...
Forum: Mental Health   03-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By kythe
I was first referred by a crisis center. You...

I was first referred by a crisis center. You could also call your insurance and ask what they cover for mental health specialists and if a referral is needed.
Forum: Mental Health   03-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By kythe
It can be scary because there can be just as...

It can be scary because there can be just as great a stigma against mental health among doctors as there is in the general public. I have long-term issues with Major Depressive Disorder, and a...
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,867
Posted By kythe
Some of you have touched on the system of checks...

Some of you have touched on the system of checks and balances for abuse of power within the system. It may take a lot for a child to he removed - but where are the checks and balances *once a child...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By kythe
In the months since I last posted in this...

In the months since I last posted in this thread, I have gone back to being vegetarian. I feel better in terms of my personal ethics since I am taking a greater role in reducing my impact on animal...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By kythe
My 13 year old daughter has started getting...

My 13 year old daughter has started getting "bored" frequently lately. She used to be involved in so many activities, but now it seems all she does is watch movies and text on her phone. I've come...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 566
Posted By kythe
I think it depends on the time and place. The...

I think it depends on the time and place. The idea that breastfeeding is less desirable was not invented by formula companies. Off and on for hundreds of years, the idea has perpetuated that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 566
Posted By kythe
Somewhere I had heard that formula had its first...

Somewhere I had heard that formula had its first surge of popularity during WW2 when women were entering the work force en masse for the first time. Alternate feeding methods - as well as child care...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-02-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,307
Posted By kythe
I like Ron/Hermoine. Personality-wise, they do...

I like Ron/Hermoine. Personality-wise, they do balance each other out well. They make a good team since they have different strengths and weaknesses, but also have some chemistry. I don't think...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By kythe
When my kids were babies, I tried to meet all...

When my kids were babies, I tried to meet all their needs through breastfeeding, cosleeping, and wearing/carrying. As they grew, I tried to give them as many different experiences as I could. This...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   01-28-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,119
Posted By kythe
How the heck are they going to regulate this?...

How the heck are they going to regulate this? Make women breastfeed at their child's doctor's check-ups or something, just to prove they are still breastfeeding? Or take milk samples? I can see so...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By kythe
I was a SAHM until my kids were 18 months old...

I was a SAHM until my kids were 18 months old and 3 years old, when we divorced and I was forced to work for a living. I also felt that although I had online support, it was definatly hard to find...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By kythe
What are you trying to learn from online...

What are you trying to learn from online stories? You don't really get more factual than the official height/weight charts... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I don't remember...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By kythe
Yes, it sounds legal. For all the...

Yes, it sounds legal.

For all the "recommendations" about breastfeeding from medical organizations like the AAP and WHO, I don't believe there are any actual laws defining breastfeeding rights....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By kythe
I second the idea that he might not be ready. I...

I second the idea that he might not be ready. I gave my son his first lego set at age 7, and he was not able to complete it without help. It took practice for him to get to where he could follow the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-09-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By kythe
My second child is autistic, but I truly believe...

My second child is autistic, but I truly believe that in our case it is genetic. My brother and uncle are both high functioning autistics, and clearly they were born before this apparant increase in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By kythe
The birth center where I had both of my babies...

The birth center where I had both of my babies gave us a list of local birth center-friendly pediatricians - and it was several pages long. This is because they had a policy that required babies to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-13-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,375
Posted By kythe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by angelmumma30 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386957/whats-your-breastfeeding-age-limit/40#post_17430808)

Please...
Forum: Intact Care   08-08-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By kythe
I'm an LPN and I've worked in long-term care...

I'm an LPN and I've worked in long-term care (nursing homes) for 6 years now. Many men in nursing homes today are intact, particularly those born in the 1930's, during the Great Depression, because...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,296
Posted By kythe
I have a great little book with photos of...

I have a great little book with photos of breastfeeding children (including EBF) called "Near Mama's Heart" by Colleen Newman, but it seems to be out of print now....
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