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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-02-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By happy_mama35
maybe she's asking about her finger? just a...

maybe she's asking about her finger? just a thought!
not meaning to over-simplify!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-05-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By happy_mama35
EBM = expressed breastmilk

EBM = expressed breastmilk
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-05-2005, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By happy_mama35
Well, I was forced into giving my DD over to my...

Well, I was forced into giving my DD over to my STBXH for overnights ... I posted asking essentially the same thing -- how to help her adjust to that change of no night nursing. (That thread is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-05-2005, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By happy_mama35
DD is 2 and eats her cereal dry or with yogurt...

DD is 2 and eats her cereal dry or with yogurt from cow's milk. She drinks water with meals. She likes the taste of cow's milk (she sees her father drink it with meals, as a snack) but it gives her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-25-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By happy_mama35
Hi all. I, too, am closing in on 37 and DD is 2....

Hi all. I, too, am closing in on 37 and DD is 2. AF returned way too early as far as I'm concerned (about 9 months) but I was under tremendous stress within our household. I think that had something...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-21-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
Hi. My DD has been sharing tidbits of...

Hi. My DD has been sharing tidbits of information with me all week (this past weekend she was with me). I keep hearing how she missed me and how she "cried" and "screamed" because she missed me. At...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-18-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By happy_mama35
Hi. To reply to the original post: My limited...

Hi. To reply to the original post: My limited studies in alternative health issues complements georgia's post -- yeast could be an issue. One good resource is The Yeast Connection by William Crook...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,190
Posted By happy_mama35
Quote: So...what is it that causes this...

Quote:
So...what is it that causes this rampant and crippling disease? Chronic low standards, lack of non-lame role models, mothers who can't stay off MDC long enough to make a five course meal......
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-15-2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
I am nak and don't have a lot time, but I wanted...

I am nak and don't have a lot time, but I wanted to offer thanks to all who have had us in their thoughts and sent encouraging words for me to consider.

It was difficult sending DD off on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By happy_mama35
please excuse my ignorance ... what's btdt?

please excuse my ignorance ... what's btdt?
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2005, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
hi, thismama. I'm wondering how you stop the...

hi, thismama. I'm wondering how you stop the overnights ... my stbxh is spiteful and the overnights are more about his taking her away from me rather than his being with her. I would be open to a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2005, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
Hi all. The weekend is coming up quickly. I...

Hi all. The weekend is coming up quickly. I think stbxh is preparing her but how I have no idea. Last night she woke up crying asking me to "please! please!" but the rest was incoherent. Then she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-01-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
Hi again. I'll check out the Jan Hunt site ......

Hi again. I'll check out the Jan Hunt site ... I've heard of her.

Overall it's a difficult situation because of the abuse and the controlling personality of DD's father. It's always best for me...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By happy_mama35
Thanks for the good ideas. My DD has seen a very...

Thanks for the good ideas. My DD has seen a very good psychologist who also is a forensic psychologist. I'll have to inquire about the idea of a baseline and then post-overnight evaluation.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-27-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By happy_mama35
I, too, am a DV "survivor" -- I also like that...

I, too, am a DV "survivor" -- I also like that term better than victim.

You are strong to have moved out of the relationship and to take care of yourself. Give yourself ample space to heal. The...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-27-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By happy_mama35
Hi, thismama. I have brought before the...

Hi, thismama.

I have brought before the court that babysteps would be a better approach since this man has done very little parenting (not to mention is a batterer, has engaged his daughter in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-27-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
Mamas, you've been so wonderful to take the time...

Mamas, you've been so wonderful to take the time to respond and send your support. Thank you.

I did follow on the suggestion of thismama and cross post this thread in Single Parenting ... hope I...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-27-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By happy_mama35
I posted this thread in extended breastfeeding...

I posted this thread in extended breastfeeding and someone there thought the mamas in Single Parenting might have a few good thoughts ... I did, too, so here is the link to the original post.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-25-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By happy_mama35
My DD is 23 months and has been BF since birth,...

My DD is 23 months and has been BF since birth, also raised by me exclusively, except for minimal "parenting time" with her father. Before her birth we agreed to practice AP, including but not...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-08-2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,321
Posted By happy_mama35
Mary, I share your frustrations with family...

Mary, I share your frustrations with family court (also in NYS).
I am so sorry that you will have to resurface all of this in five years; here's hoping that some big things go your way between now...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2005, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By happy_mama35
When I worked in a health food store, I had a...

When I worked in a health food store, I had a few customers swear by oil-roasted cashews. They would let their youngsters snack on them and perhaps the combination of fiber and oil did the trick.
...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-07-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,321
Posted By happy_mama35
Just reading your story now. You are brave and...

Just reading your story now. You are brave and strong. All my best.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By happy_mama35
I agree that Floradix/Floravital is a great iron...

I agree that Floradix/Floravital is a great iron supplement. I've had good luck with it for myself and little one. One note: brush teeth after any liquid iron supplement because staining may occur....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By happy_mama35
Gosh, I'm not super experienced with this stuff...

Gosh, I'm not super experienced with this stuff (mama of one), but if there was a fever first, it could be Roseola. That rash usually appears on the face, too.
Good luck with the little ones and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-28-2005, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By happy_mama35
I read that Jennifer has some unresolved issues...

I read that Jennifer has some unresolved issues with her mother that are affecting her life in a big way, and that the psychologist who was counseling her died. Threw her for a loop.

I, too,...
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