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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By cmhermes
Thanks, Nicole. Things had been going smoothly...

Thanks, Nicole. Things had been going smoothly until tonight when my two overly tired girls wanted to nurse to sleep. I wanted to give in (just a little) but I reminded them that we no longer nurse...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-06-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By cmhermes
I would talk to him by himself when you aren't...

I would talk to him by himself when you aren't nursing your other child. He may be more receptive at that time. I told my girls that they were getting older and they no longer needed to nurse, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-06-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By cmhermes
Hi ladies,   I haven't been around in quite...

Hi ladies,
 
I haven't been around in quite a while. I have a 3 yr old and a 4.5 yr old daughters. I have been nursing since the older DD was born and tandem nursing since she was 17 months old...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-06-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By cmhermes
I'm in Newark-right across from Christiana...

I'm in Newark-right across from Christiana Hospital.
Forum: Diapering   08-30-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By cmhermes
I live in an apartment, too with laundry...

I live in an apartment, too with laundry facilities onsite. I hand wash for the majority of the time and then wash in the washer/dryer once a week. It's worked for us. It's timeconsuming, but worth...
Forum: Lactivism   08-16-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By cmhermes
No, she really called the cops. I just called...

No, she really called the cops. I just called the company that manages the pool. I was assured that it's not in their policy to ask someone to cover up while nursing and that she will be addressing...
Forum: Lactivism   08-14-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By cmhermes
Yep. I was at the pool with my nearly 4 year old...

Yep. I was at the pool with my nearly 4 year old and my 2.5 yr. old. The 2yr old was having a temper tantrum so I decided to nurse her. A pool lifeguard came over and asked me to cover up. I said...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-30-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
I try to ignore those feelings or push them...

I try to ignore those feelings or push them aside because the thought of losing control to my emotions frightens me. I'm afraid I'll be "stuck in crazy" or severely mentally ill forever. Kind of...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-27-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
I am reading Mothering Without a Map. I've been...

I am reading Mothering Without a Map. I've been "reading" it for two months and haven't even hit 100 pages yet! I had a ruptured brain aneurysm 5 yrs ago. I haven't really been able to read much...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-26-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
I thank all you for your insight. I value all of...

I thank all you for your insight. I value all of your suggestions because, really, I am stuck in this cycle and need to do something different. Reading your thoughts and suggestions has tapped into...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-26-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
You are right. What is the worst that will...

You are right. What is the worst that will happen? I guess as a person with control issues (i.e. eating disorders, ocd) I'm afraid I will lose control of my emotions. Pushing past that is so...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-25-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By cmhermes
My 3y7m DD just weaned 3 weeks ago. We both were...

My 3y7m DD just weaned 3 weeks ago. We both were ready. She's proven she was much more ready than I gave her credit for. She only asked twice. I think Mama has had a harder time with it. She's so...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
I nearly have panic attacks when thinking of...

I nearly have panic attacks when thinking of going back to that little girl. I am not sure what frightens me, really. I guess the undeniable emotions and pain that will ensue. I think I really need...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-24-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,909
Posted By cmhermes
My girls are 17 months apart.

My girls are 17 months apart.
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-23-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,216
Posted By cmhermes
Thanks for sharing bc I recently gave up no poo...

Thanks for sharing bc I recently gave up no poo because of the scalp problems. I will try to use less vinegar. I can't deal with an itchy sore scalp!
Forum: Personal Growth   05-23-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
She recently started drinking again-a couple of...

She recently started drinking again-a couple of months now. Before her relapse she and I were okay with each other and she was a good Mom-Mom who would have done anything for her grandbabies.

Now...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-22-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
I want her to be my mother. or rather I want to...

I want her to be my mother. or rather I want to be mothered. Intelectually, I know I am not going to get it from her. My emotional, unconscious side is still yearning for a mommy.

I've been told...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
Your assumption is correct, she is miserable....

Your assumption is correct, she is miserable. She's an alcoholic/addict with an abusive childhood that she refuses to deal with. In someways I think she is jealous that I have dealth with my...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-22-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By cmhermes
I've been trying to get my mother to be a mother...

I've been trying to get my mother to be a mother for nearly 33 years. It's never going to happen yet I keep trying http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

How does one...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-10-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,574
Posted By cmhermes
Nice to see another AOD fan...

Nice to see another AOD fan http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm also a Strangefolk fan. They were my
intro to jambands/festies!
We keep talking about going to a...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,154
Posted By cmhermes
I have 2 girls-Rhiannon and Brynn. The boys...

I have 2 girls-Rhiannon and Brynn. The boys names we considered are Rowan and Rhys (Reese). I think both of those names would complement Leiken.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-26-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By cmhermes
BTDT. I agree it may get better. My DD2 nursed...

BTDT. I agree it may get better. My DD2 nursed all.the.time for the first year. I almost lost my mind! She'll be 2 next week and nurses about 4Xs a day now.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-26-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By cmhermes
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Momto3Qties I just...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Momto3Qties

I just bought some from her and love the pantyliners and regular pads. She is in Canada, though. I believe she has breast pads, too.
What are invisable pads?...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-26-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By cmhermes
I set limits and say no to nursing with my 2....

I set limits and say no to nursing with my 2. They aren't twins, but they are 2 and 3. They learned nursing etiquette. I night weaned both around the age of your twins.
I have no concrete advice...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By cmhermes
I'm from DE. Newark area. I know there are a...

I'm from DE. Newark area. I know there are a couple other Newark area Mamas on here as well.
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