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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By andromedajulie
My 11 year old does not self-regulate. She has...

My 11 year old does not self-regulate. She has ADHD, Tourettes, MDD. On M-W, if she does her chore, exercise, and homework, she gets 30 minutes total screen time. On T-Th she has 2hours of therapy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-08-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By andromedajulie
My 6th grade daughter (age 11) has both ADHD and...

My 6th grade daughter (age 11) has both ADHD and Tourettes (along with MDD, OCD, and anxiety). She was diagnosed about a year ago. This has been a huge, painful struggle for us. She has been very...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By andromedajulie
Our DD is beginning preschool in fall. She is...

Our DD is beginning preschool in fall. She is selectively vaccinated. We submitted her vaccination chart filled out by the doctor with his note "religious exemption". 
 
Today we got a letter that...
Forum: Doulas   04-30-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By andromedajulie
I used to live in Houston, and taught in the...

I used to live in Houston, and taught in the Pasadena SD. I have to say, I do think your experience is because of where you are. And I think people are afraid that if you talk about childbirth,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By andromedajulie
I suggest starting with the National Tourettes...

I suggest starting with the National Tourettes Association http://tsa-usa.org/ and look for the group in your area. I don't know that they have referrals, but hopefully they have support groups, and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-19-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By andromedajulie
I got diagnosed after I found out my daughter...

I got diagnosed after I found out my daughter had it. It was the explanation for a lot of the depression I have not been able to figure out through my life - the inability to do things and overwhelm...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By andromedajulie
Blessedwithboys, I'm very interested in what...

Blessedwithboys, I'm very interested in what you're saying. We are currently in the middle of another more comprehensive evaluation of my DD1 (age 10 1/2). I too am fixated on diagnosis only because...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-04-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By andromedajulie
This question is a big problem for me too. I am...

This question is a big problem for me too. I am currently doing a gf elimination for my DD1. The doctor and allergist told us we had to include oats in that. I specifically asked about "gluten-free...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By andromedajulie
Mommariffic, I wish I had advice for you but do...

Mommariffic, I wish I had advice for you but do not. This sounds to me like the confessing aspect of OCD. Is she old enough for cognitive behavioral therapy? I am guessing not. My DD dealt with some...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-13-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By andromedajulie
Thank, Mamas!   I haven't seen this tent...

Thank, Mamas!
 
I haven't seen this tent thing - but I'll look for it and see if it might work. However, it sounds like we may just plow through with the transition and take everything out of the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-10-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By andromedajulie
Hi Mamas,   A few days ago my LO, who will...

Hi Mamas,
 
A few days ago my LO, who will be 2 1/2 in a couple weeks, climbed out of her crib. Immediately, I decided we were done with the crib due to safety, and figured she had to learn to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-21-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By andromedajulie
Thanks everyone, I am laughing as I read these...

Thanks everyone, I am laughing as I read these responses. I guess I am overreacting a little - maybe remembering the things I was hiding at 16 rather than at 10! 
 
I think I am going to address...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By andromedajulie
I would really appreciate some perspective and...

I would really appreciate some perspective and ideas on this situation with my 10yo DD. If I'm not handling this right, please don't flame me - this is my oldest child and I just don't know how to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-16-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By andromedajulie
I just had to share this adorable stuff that...

I just had to share this adorable stuff that came out of my little one's mouth yesterday morning. She just nurses in the morning now (2 years and 4 months), and it's very precious to me, even though...
Forum: Mental Health   10-02-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By andromedajulie
that may be true about different meds.... but I...

that may be true about different meds.... but I only asked Dr. Hale about the one I was first prescribed and you're right, it's great and I don't want to switch. I did however have to play with the...
Forum: Mental Health   10-01-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By andromedajulie
Ok Ladies, forgot about this post, so I'm glad...

Ok Ladies, forgot about this post, so I'm glad it got bumped. 
 
I saw the doc, said yes sounds like probably ADD, but he thought potentially a mood issue also - but that's on hold as we work with...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-27-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,894
Posted By andromedajulie
Hi Ladies,   Since this thread was...

Hi Ladies,
 
Since this thread was resurrected, I thought I'd post an update.

First of all, thanks to the overwhelming majority of you who spoke up for the importance of Mom's mental health and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,570
Posted By andromedajulie
I saw plans for one on this website...

I saw plans for one on this website once. http://ana-white.com/ I have not made any of her stuff but I've perused her site and think she's awesome. we ended up getting one secondhand. good luck!!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By andromedajulie
Ravensong, I don't have any resources but my ex...

Ravensong, I don't have any resources but my ex is also a serial dater. Not sure how old your dd is. Mine is almost 10, so we have been able to start talking about it. I've just said that I think...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By andromedajulie
My kids didn't either, but I believe it is...

My kids didn't either, but I believe it is common. I had a friend whose daughter would masturbate against the banister to the point of getting completely sweaty. I would not worry! Exploring and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By andromedajulie
I don't have any actual knowledge of this, in...

I don't have any actual knowledge of this, in terms of linguistic development or whatever, but I can't imagine how that could be rare and problematic. My typically developing 25 mo old does that a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By andromedajulie
We are an ADHD family also. My DD age 9 was just...

We are an ADHD family also. My DD age 9 was just diagnosed and is starting a low dose of Daytrana. I was also just diagnosed (after learning about her, and reading Understanding Girls with ADHD) and...
Forum: Mental Health   07-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By andromedajulie
I am going through a similar thing, but my LO is...

I am going through a similar thing, but my LO is about to turn 2. My older DD was just diagnosed and as I started reading about ADD/ADHD in girls I could not believe it. It was written about me! I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By andromedajulie
mama, my heart goes out to you. Try not to feel...

mama, my heart goes out to you. Try not to feel guilty. My oldest cried constantly and woke almost as much for the first 2 years. She grew and changed but continued to be a very difficult child. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-05-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,161
Posted By andromedajulie
Quote:Dh and I are of the position that if you...

Quote:Dh and I are of the position that if you want to indoctrinate your kids with a set of beliefs, and that process requires the cooperation of the entire universe--um, good luck to you!  It's not...
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