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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By mamazee
What's the best baby product in your house? ...

What's the best baby product in your house?

I loved cloth diapers and slings. As far as your typical baby store type product, I had a thermometer that was in a pacifier. I'm not anti-pacifier,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By mamazee
I'm wondering how moms feel about babies - like...

I'm wondering how moms feel about babies - like infants - and TV. I watched TV with my baby in arms with the first one but didn't put TV on for her at that age. The second one had an older sibling...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By mamazee
My sister-in-law is upset because my 10-year-old...

My sister-in-law is upset because my 10-year-old nephew was watching inappropriate videos at a friend's house. She said it was amateur pornography kind of stuff. She was asking if my 12-year-old...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By mamazee
This is really typical and annoying. Some...

This is really typical and annoying. Some parents wear a necklace with large beads the baby can fiddle with. You can also try holding her hand so it's being held rather than pinching.

Good luck!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By mamazee
This sounds like it's beyond typical pubescent...

This sounds like it's beyond typical pubescent or adolescent issues, and it's been going on a while. I'd get her to a counselor. Sometimes they won't talk to their parents but they'll talk to a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-17-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By mamazee
I remember singing Three Little BIrds sometimes...

I remember singing Three Little BIrds sometimes . . . "Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing, is gonna be all right."

I never sang "rockabye baby on the treetop . . . "

What...
Forum: Parenting   02-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By mamazee
I think in some cases, like babies with colic or...

I think in some cases, like babies with colic or strong sucking needs and moms with oversupply, they can be great. But they can cause supply issues and speech issues if used too long, so it's worth...
Forum: Parenting   02-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,391
Posted By mamazee
I have one who just turned 12, and one who just...

I have one who just turned 12, and one who just turned 5. The 12-year-old sometimes stays home alone for short periods of time, but not with the 5-year-old. This started when she was 11.

What age...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,713
Posted By mamazee
I never have, but I do have two friends who...

I never have, but I do have two friends who would breastfeed each other's babies.

What about you? Has this ever come up? WOULD you ever do it or let someone else breastfeed you baby?
Forum: Lactivism   02-10-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,941
Posted By mamazee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dinahx http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352734/i-drink-and-breastfeed/60#post_17567092)

Could be? Maybe, but that...
Forum: Lactivism   02-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,941
Posted By mamazee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dinahx http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352734/i-drink-and-breastfeed/60#post_17566141)

There are statistically...
Forum: Lactivism   02-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,941
Posted By mamazee
Even if you're drunk, the alcohol level of BM...

Even if you're drunk, the alcohol level of BM will be only the alcohol level of your blood, which isn't far off the alcohol level of fruit juices, or "alcohol free" beer.

And then your body...
Forum: Lactivism   02-03-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By mamazee
That is ironic. Heaven forbid anyone see a bit...

That is ironic. Heaven forbid anyone see a bit of breast at VS.
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,474
Posted By mamazee
What time do your kids go to bed, at least...

What time do your kids go to bed, at least generally, on a weeknight during the school year?

My kids (aged 5 and nearly 12) go to bed around 8:30. The older one reads in bed for a bit before...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-03-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,485
Posted By mamazee
I was just turning 13. My daughter hasn't had...

I was just turning 13. My daughter hasn't had hers yet and she's just turning 12, but I think it'll be soon.

I think the average when I was a kid was 12, and it's 11 now? I'm not positive about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-03-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By mamazee
I would try not to take it personally or get too...

I would try not to take it personally or get too involved in your kid's play and friendships, and I'd encourage your daughter to make other/more friends. As kids get older, their friendships become...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By mamazee
I had this with both of mine, and both times...

I had this with both of mine, and both times approaching the age of 2 years. I committed to bf at least 2 years. My first was still mainly bf at 2, so I kept going until 2.5 regardless of the...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By mamazee
This came up in conversation while waiting with...

This came up in conversation while waiting with other parents while my daughter was at a lesson.

Are there behaviors that you expect parents to abstain from while your kids are spending the night...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By mamazee
So is cooking every meal in the house the job of...

So is cooking every meal in the house the job of the 17-year-old? That seems potentially unreasonable to me. If not, like if she cooks twice a week, he can eat vegetarian food twice a week and be...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,481
Posted By mamazee
Welcome to Mothering, @MarilynLeigh...

Welcome to Mothering, @MarilynLeigh (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/240581/MarilynLeigh) !!

The Stay-at-home/Work-outside home debate goes on here as everywhere! But I think you'll find...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By mamazee
I'd want to know the 17-year-old pretty well...

I'd want to know the 17-year-old pretty well before I'd be comfortable with that.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By mamazee
When her dad dropped her off, did she have any...

When her dad dropped her off, did she have any money? How much did they cost? Within a range she could theoretically afford? Is it possible she bought them?

You've said she denies stealing them,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By mamazee
How were difficult births handled way back when?...

How were difficult births handled way back when? I know there are too many c-sections these days, but I also know some are very necessary.

My grandma had a large baby breech and survived. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By mamazee
Both of my kids have birthdays coming up. I'm...

Both of my kids have birthdays coming up. I'm trying to plan a party for the younger one that will be pretty healthy. She's been putting on weight and I'd never say anything to her but I'd like to...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By mamazee
I have a nearly 12-year-old who desperately...

I have a nearly 12-year-old who desperately wants to be active online. She has an email address but that's pretty much it so far. She wants Instagram and Facebook and all that. Many of her friends...
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