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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By JacksonsMom
My 5-year-old son and his 4-year-old friend...

My 5-year-old son and his 4-year-old friend (next door neighbors) were following both moms (me and the neighbor) in between houses today. We were saying goodbyes at my home and out of the corner of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,187
Posted By JacksonsMom
My five-year-old son has had trouble with...

My five-year-old son has had trouble with constipation since he started eating solid food. We tried all sorts of diet changes to start, with no success. So we moved to Miralax, and he'd been taking...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-14-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 118,073
Posted By JacksonsMom
I want to THANK ALL OF YOU for your information,...

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU for your information, advice, and stories about your own sons. My husband and I read through all of them again and again. Just to answer a few recurring questions:

How...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-12-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 118,073
Posted By JacksonsMom
Hi. My four-year-old son Jack is intact and...

Hi. My four-year-old son Jack is intact and because of a bacterial infection in his penis that was diagnosed on New Year's Eve, we took him to a pediatric urologist today. He had an ultrasound and a...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-28-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By JacksonsMom
OH. MY. GOSH. What a story. I send all the hugs...

OH. MY. GOSH. What a story. I send all the hugs I can muster your way.

Three ideas went through my mind while reading your post. I don't know if they'll be helpful but here you go:

1. Your...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-11-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By JacksonsMom
Maybe establishing a pattern is a good thing. My...

Maybe establishing a pattern is a good thing. My 3-year-old son naps in our bed, and I lay down with him, read a book, and then he turns on his side and I rub his back. He's usually out in 3-5...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-11-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By JacksonsMom
Thank you for sharing all of your experiences. I...

Thank you for sharing all of your experiences. I am very encouraged to know it CAN be done! I can't believe I forgot about our 22-pound cat, Niko--he sleeps with us every night, too. Guess I just...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-08-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By JacksonsMom
My husband and I have co-slept with our...

My husband and I have co-slept with our three-year-old since he was born. We were planning on transitioning him to his own bed when we became pregnant again--and here we are, pregnant again! But...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By JacksonsMom
I have a 2 1/2 year old that sounds just like...

I have a 2 1/2 year old that sounds just like your little one. He is shy, and it takes a while for him to warm up to people he doesn't know well. My husband takes him to Kindermusic once a week. He...
Forum: Diapering   06-07-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By JacksonsMom
I have made the leap from a diaper service to...

I have made the leap from a diaper service to cloth diapering on my own. Yay! I purchased Indian prefolds from Whole Family Market:

http://wholefamilymarket.com/Indian-...s-p-1-c-6.html...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By JacksonsMom
Found the July mama thread--great! I was getting...

Found the July mama thread--great! I was getting used to reading the June mama's threads, just to see what I could look forward to...

My little Jack was born July 10. He has 6 teeth now--and he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By JacksonsMom
Spring has sprung here in northern Utah--and I...

Spring has sprung here in northern Utah--and I got the fever! Our yard is in incredible disarray (I was pregnant last summer, and my belly didn't agree with bending). I am itching to get out and do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By JacksonsMom
My son is now 7 months old, but from 2 or 3...

My son is now 7 months old, but from 2 or 3 weeks up to about 3 1/2 months, he cried and cried every night. I was never convinced that it was a stomach thing--I believe it was just my little Jack...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-21-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By JacksonsMom
You said you "shouldn't" start solids yet......

You said you "shouldn't" start solids yet... why? To me, the #1 rule of being an AP parent is to read your baby's cues. I was ready to forgo solids until six months, but at 4 months my baby started...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-16-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By JacksonsMom
I can certainly try to make it.. so that's...

I can certainly try to make it.. so that's Tuesday, January 25, at the SLC library downtown, right? What time is good for everyone? I have a six month old that is down for the night around 7 pm. Is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2005, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By JacksonsMom
Acronyms: xh: ex-husband bw: babywearing ...

Acronyms:

xh: ex-husband
bw: babywearing
clw: child-led weaning
mlw: mother-led weaning

I have no idea what abm is, though!
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2005, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By JacksonsMom
Well, my beautiful 6-month old son slept on one...

Well, my beautiful 6-month old son slept on one side of his head for the first month or so of his life, and now the back of his head is sort of lopsided. Our pediatrician (very nice and open woman)...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-03-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By JacksonsMom
Hiya, I am in Kaysville with a 6 month old...

Hiya,

I am in Kaysville with a 6 month old little boy and I would LOVE to see a playgroup started! I work from home and Jack and I sure could use some fresh faces once in a while. Question is......
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-21-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By JacksonsMom
Okay, I hope this doesn't sound stupid... but I...

Okay, I hope this doesn't sound stupid... but I have a wonderful 5 1/2 month old boy and I've hardly stepped in the kitchen to cook in that many months. How do you do it? Do you sling--and is that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-01-2004, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By JacksonsMom
Artmama, there is no need for you to feel...

Artmama, there is no need for you to feel guilty. You do what is best for YOUR family, YOUR situation, and YOURSELF! I know it's hard to hear people asking about when the next one is coming... I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-25-2004, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By JacksonsMom
I'm a spankin-new mama of a 3 1/2 month old 'lil...

I'm a spankin-new mama of a 3 1/2 month old 'lil boy http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif . I would love to hear what parenting books you more experienced mamas have read and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2004, 07:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,690
Posted By JacksonsMom
I was wondering where the July mamas were--I...

I was wondering where the July mamas were--I knew I wasn't the only one! Our Jack (our first) was born on July 10th, three weeks early, weighing in at 6 lbs. 1 oz. at birth. He now weighs almost 13...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-07-2004, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By JacksonsMom
Spankin'-new mama here... so this may be a silly...

Spankin'-new mama here... so this may be a silly question. I've coslept with my son since he was born, and he is now three months old. I always "spoon" him when we sleep, and I move to his other...
Forum: Babywearing   09-18-2004, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By JacksonsMom
Tupelo Honey, I started this thread--and...

Tupelo Honey,

I started this thread--and those pictures sure do help! I've been wearing the rings too low. Thank you so much for step-by-stepping it!

Jenny
Forum: Babywearing   09-15-2004, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By JacksonsMom
My two-month old is in an in-between stage when...

My two-month old is in an in-between stage when it comes to slinging, it seems. As a newborn he liked being hidden inside the pouch... he would just sleep. Now he's excited about what is going on...
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