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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By mamaLHK
We just got 3 Nigerian Dwarf goats a few weeks...

We just got 3 Nigerian Dwarf goats a few weeks ago.  First we got two adorable, small sisters, and then two days later we got another goat, coming by herself, who was in milk.  I didn't realize it...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-19-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By mamaLHK
Hello, We are moving towards getting two...

Hello,
We are moving towards getting two nigerian dwarf goats (and btw, we got 6 buff orpington chicks recently) and I'm wondering what I have to be concerned about re. my two year old (and my 9...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By mamaLHK
I'm so glad I found this thread!  I have been...

I'm so glad I found this thread!  I have been feeling soooo frustrated and guilty, because I have a wonderful, patient, loving 9 year old boy and a wonderful but super high needs 1 1/2 year old boy,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-19-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By mamaLHK
So cool!  

So cool!
 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-03-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By mamaLHK
i have a 7 1/2 year old ds with whom i coslept...

i have a 7 1/2 year old ds with whom i coslept happily until i had ds2 2 months ago.  the night i came home from the hospital we all settled into bed (including dh) and ds2 started crying.  ds1 just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-22-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By mamaLHK
thanks, cratfishgirl.  anyone else have...

thanks, cratfishgirl.  anyone else have something they can share?
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-22-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mamaLHK
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,865
Posted By mamaLHK
i have a 2 month old that was just like you are...

i have a 2 month old that was just like you are describing at one month.  he's a lot better now, but i'm still promised more needed improvement by my friends in another month.  i think some kiddos...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mamaLHK
i just had ds2 2 months ago after having an only...

i just had ds2 2 months ago after having an only child for 7 1/2 years.  things are going ok, although sometimes i am overcome with sadness that i am not spending any quality time with ds1.  maybe...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By mamaLHK
how do you all get your young ones to sleep?  i...

how do you all get your young ones to sleep?  i may be remembering wrong, but i thought i would just nurse my ds1 (now 7years old) to sleep.  my new ds2 (2 months old) seems to require a well-timed...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By mamaLHK
i'm due in two weeks and two days, and i'm...

i'm due in two weeks and two days, and i'm planning on having a hospital birth (as much as i wish i could have the post partum experience all at home).  i live in the boston area, and we just bought...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By mamaLHK
i'm looking for some advice and/or happy stories...

i'm looking for some advice and/or happy stories about parenting two with a large age gap. My ds will be 7 1/2 when our #2 will be born (in March). I am excited but nervous, as for a long time I...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By mamaLHK
My ds1 will be 7 years old next week. He's been...

My ds1 will be 7 years old next week. He's been my only for all this time. I thought for a long time that I wanted to keep things that way, but somewhere along the line part of me started wanting a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-17-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,512
Posted By mamaLHK
The country is Tanzania. They have recently...

The country is Tanzania. They have recently changed the adoption laws there, so to adopt you first have to be a resident for three years. However, foreigners can become legal guardians, and this is...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-14-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,512
Posted By mamaLHK
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience...

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with obtaining a U.S. immigrant visa for a chilld for whom you are the permanent legal guardian? I am considering pursuing legal guardianship of a child...
Forum: Site Help   05-09-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By mamaLHK
I used to LOVE the parents and partners forum....

I used to LOVE the parents and partners forum. Then I guess the rules changed and you had to have 50 posts to see it. I'm finally at 50 (after this one, 51) and I dont see it anywhere. Help!?! I...
Forum: Parenting   05-09-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,674
Posted By mamaLHK
marbles!

marbles!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By mamaLHK
I'm getting ready to ttc again and I am a little...

I'm getting ready to ttc again and I am a little bit concerned about PPD. I dont know if I had it with my first child or not, but all the new mom troubles, trouble breastfeeding, etc. - I didnt...
Forum: Family Planning   05-08-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By mamaLHK
Funny! How close are you to deciding to go for...

Funny! How close are you to deciding to go for it?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-08-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By mamaLHK
Does anyone know of anything that naturally...

Does anyone know of anything that naturally boosts your fertility? We are getting ready to ttc and I was wondering if there is anything that I can do to boost my chances.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By mamaLHK
I've been homeschooling my ds who is 6 1/2 and...

I've been homeschooling my ds who is 6 1/2 and an only child so far. Sometimes it feels great, and sometimes it feels so hard to give him enough social interaction (although we are very busy and...
Forum: Waldorf   05-08-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By mamaLHK
Can anyone point me to the kind of fairy tales...

Can anyone point me to the kind of fairy tales and myths that are used in Waldorf schools in the first and second grade? I've heard they can be a bit violent and I'd like to determine if they would...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-08-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By mamaLHK
My son (6 1/2 y.o.) was vaxed through 18 months...

My son (6 1/2 y.o.) was vaxed through 18 months (which means I just skipped the 4-6 year old boosters). I always panicked through the vaxing but trusted the doctors that he might be worse without...
Forum: Family Planning   05-08-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By mamaLHK
so we're 99% sure we want to have another now...

so we're 99% sure we want to have another now that my ds is 6 1/2. i always wanted two, but he was a high needs baby/toddler/young child with lots of difficult issues that precluded us from having...
Forum: Africa   04-19-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By mamaLHK
Has anyone else wrestled with whether or not to...

Has anyone else wrestled with whether or not to travel to africa with young kids? What helped you make your decision to go or not to go? My concerns are mostly health related and how to handle...
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