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Forum: Vaccinations   07-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By sereneimago
Be careful! My ex took my daughter after we...

Be careful! My ex took my daughter after we split up (BEFORE we had a formal custody agreement), to a health department (not her usual pediatrician) and got her multiple doses at once- she was like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By sereneimago
a poem for you: ...

a poem for you:
"http://www.thehonesttoddler.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=40"
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By sereneimago
oops you already heard about the Spirited Child...

oops you already heard about the Spirited Child book, that's good! (i replied before i read the whole thread, sorry)

Best of luck to you--
remember to take care of you too, so you can have more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By sereneimago
Yeah, a bigger bed or moving the 5 year old to...

Yeah, a bigger bed or moving the 5 year old to their own bed sounds good--
Sounds like your 2 year old still needs the comfort of you
but maybe he's sensitive?
I just read a book called "The...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,757
Posted By sereneimago
Food allergies can make loose stools that aren't...

Food allergies can make loose stools that aren't quite diarhea...
My son had gluten allergy--
When I took out the wheat the diarhea stopped, but he kept pooing a lot, with a gooey consistency--...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By sereneimago
In my experience, this "Sometimes I'd physically...

In my experience, this "Sometimes I'd physically take his hand and demonstrate light caresses, saying, "Gentle! Like this!""
REALLY WORKS!

I'd say "gentle, gentle gentle," and take his hand and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By sereneimago
There is actually sometimes a correlation with...

There is actually sometimes a correlation with kids who prefer "manipulatives" that they can have expressive language delays--
duplos are great for spatial and logical intelligence but don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By sereneimago
P.S. I tried the empathy method with my daughter-...

P.S. I tried the empathy method with my daughter-
who also had violent temper tantrums as a preschooler-
and now as a teen, she writes me multi-page detailed letters when she is mad.
They are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By sereneimago
After dealing with the adult effects of a toddler...

After dealing with the adult effects of a toddler who was left to himself to deal with rages (which included banging his head against the floor repeatedly)-- ie- my husband, who has rage issues and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By sereneimago
Oh, also try sign language if you haven't...

Oh, also try sign language if you haven't already,
he might pick it up and express needs with it--
til he figures out how to say words more....

Also, try giving him chamomile tea with milk a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By sereneimago
A few thoughts: I found that empathy really...

A few thoughts:
I found that empathy really helps with tantrums... If you help your little one "sort out" their emotions, which are overwhelming them... by paraphrasing back to them how they feel-...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-30-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,601
Posted By sereneimago
My son who is 8 months has been extremely alert...

My son who is 8 months has been extremely alert since birth... other than a brief colicky period, which we figured out stemmed from dairy sensitivity (which I eliminated from my diet til he was 6...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By sereneimago
P.P.S. but in my experience, birth centers are...

P.P.S. but in my experience, birth centers are way more chill about interventions
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By sereneimago
P.S. I gave birth in a hospital with liberal...

P.S.
I gave birth in a hospital with liberal policies... because my labor was 70 hours long and water was broken for over 24 hours, they wanted to monitor us afterwards...
I said no to lots of...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By sereneimago
I would NOT do an UC if you are undecided or...

I would NOT do an UC if you are undecided or uncomfortable with it!
You never know what might happen... I had a very smooth waterbirth for my first child (even though was GBS positive)...
but my...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By sereneimago
This guy was highly recommended by someone: ...

This guy was highly recommended by someone:
http://www.westcaremedical.org/doctors_files/Doctors/Max%20Van%20Gilder.htm
 
He accepts Medicaid (according to the website!)
 
Here's what a lady...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By sereneimago
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently...

I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently moved to a new house that has quite a big property with lots of hedges, trees etc. and it is very close to the water in a rural/suburban community... an...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By sereneimago
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently...

I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently moved to a new house that has quite a big property with lots of hedges, trees etc. and it is very close to the water in a rural/suburban community... an...
Forum: Pets   09-02-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By sereneimago
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently...

I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently moved to a new house that has quite a big property with lots of hedges, trees etc. and it is very close to the water in a rural/suburban community... an...
Forum: Family Safety   09-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By sereneimago
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently...

I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently moved to a new house that has quite a big property with lots of hedges, trees etc. and it is very close to the water in a rural/suburban community... an...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-02-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By sereneimago
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently...

I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and we recently moved to a new house that has quite a big property with lots of hedges, trees etc. and it is very close to the water in a rural/suburban community... an...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By sereneimago
I would suggest Port Townsend, WA.  It is close...

I would suggest Port Townsend, WA.  It is close to the Olympic National Park and many lakes and is full of nature.  There are many families living a natural lifestyle there, and an excellent co-op...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By sereneimago
It was pretty yummy, and felt wholesome.  We...

It was pretty yummy, and felt wholesome.  We accidently left a little out on the table and even the cat liked it! :0
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By sereneimago
Thanks for the advice everyone.  I am going to...

Thanks for the advice everyone.  I am going to have to not feel guilty about receiving help and let go of the desire to help my friend until our own family situation is fully solid...
 
Have you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By sereneimago
It does seem win-win, except we are in a...

It does seem win-win, except we are in a neighboring county, so hopefully that will still work!  I am going to call them and see if it's an option.
 
Thanks so much for your advice ladies!
 
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