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Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By StarMom2
My son has a similar issue in the morning. I've...

My son has a similar issue in the morning. I've found giving him lots of time and not pushing him helps. I usually put on something calming for him to watch to slowly wake up. (Baby Einstein was...
Forum: Gardening   09-02-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By StarMom2
I never liked dealing with the racks either....

I never liked dealing with the racks either. After I bought my pressure canner, I just use that for water bath canning as well. It has a sealed lid, no spills, and the rack on the bottom is flat....
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,252
Posted By StarMom2
My DC were watched by my MIL while I worked...

My DC were watched by my MIL while I worked part-time, so it was a natural thing for them to spend the night early. DS was around 6 months old, and DD was a little over a year because I was nursing...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,726
Posted By StarMom2
Add another to the list of those who are...

Add another to the list of those who are wondering what the real issue is here. My MIL watched my children when they were babies while I worked part-time. I loved that she bathed them, took...
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,419
Posted By StarMom2
Quote: Originally Posted by chipper26...

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Originally Posted by chipper26 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13319500)
1. The teacher was showing concern when she...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By StarMom2
I just want to say I completely understand. My...

I just want to say I completely understand. My mother has struggled with mental illness, and having children for me completely changed some things for me and our relationship. It is helpful to talk...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By StarMom2
I agree it was much better to respond with...

I agree it was much better to respond with respect rather than snarkiness. If she was being really rude or controlling to you, then that might be different. But, I really don't understand the whole...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By StarMom2
I honestly don't see what the problem is with...

I honestly don't see what the problem is with planning adult activities for adults. I think what she is really trying to say is that she wants you and your DH there, but she would rather keep it to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-24-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By StarMom2
They have to say 3+ if there is any possibility...

They have to say 3+ if there is any possibility of choking. We started much, much younger.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-24-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By StarMom2
I just started putting my DD's hair in pony...

I just started putting my DD's hair in pony tails. I found some small, no-cut rubber bands that we use. You may also want to try a very small amount of olive oil or baby oil for her hair. (like rub...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By StarMom2
Dr. Sears sells some orange flavored ones as...

Dr. Sears sells some orange flavored ones as well. My daughter loves them, but my son cannot stomach them. I get him the strawberry chews.
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-20-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By StarMom2
I don't think this is a conservative/liberal...

I don't think this is a conservative/liberal issue. I happen to be politically "conservative" and regularly breastfed my babies in public without covering up. (How uncomfortable, hot, and hard to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-04-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,630
Posted By StarMom2
I was a much better "parent" before I was one....

I was a much better "parent" before I was one. Now that I am struggling to be a good mom every day, I realize I have little right to critisize others. I realize how hard it is and I think the vast...
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,287
Posted By StarMom2
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I am so sorry for the road you have ahead. My thoughts and prayers are...
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,992
Posted By StarMom2
I think there is a big difference between adults...

I think there is a big difference between adults sharing items like coffee and phones and kids sharing items. Small children do not understand why they are not allowed to play with some toys at a...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
I never said that GD kids hit and others don't....

I never said that GD kids hit and others don't. Almost all kids hit, including mine. I am new to families who GD and didn't know if doing nothing was normal among those who say they practice GD....
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
Quote: Originally Posted by velochic...

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Originally Posted by velochic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12792401)
GD is most certainly discipline. Discipline...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
Quote: quote removed by moderator Ugh! I...

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Ugh! I am ABSOLUTELY not saying that the other mother should physically discipline her son! I am also not saying that I advocate for spanking. I am just stating...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-13-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By StarMom2
First of all, I think your FIL should respect...

First of all, I think your FIL should respect your choices and not feed you baby something if you don't want him to. On the other hand, we gave our chidren very small tastes of things from early on....
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
Quote: Quote removed by moderator I...

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I certainly do not expect most people on this board to agree with all of my discpline choices. I absolutely don't think I am perfect, and I am always trying to...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
I'll clarify my statement about not practicing...

I'll clarify my statement about not practicing GD. If my child is aggressive with another child I intervene immediately, we discuss gentle touch, talk about how the other child is sad, apologize,...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
Ok - one of the problems I have with GD is that...

Ok - one of the problems I have with GD is that my observation has been it means no discipline. So, there is a difference?
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By StarMom2
Let me first say that for a variety of reasons,...

Let me first say that for a variety of reasons, I do not practice GD. We are AP in many ways, but not that one. So maybe that affects how I view this situation. We attend an open playgroup on a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,833
Posted By StarMom2
Both DH and I bathe and shower with our kids...

Both DH and I bathe and shower with our kids regularly. I don't think it is nasty at all. I think it is sad that your friend doesn't let herself enjoy such a simple thing like bathing with your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By StarMom2
I my experience, my kids go through a starving,...

I my experience, my kids go through a starving, put on weight spurt after being sick and not eating. It may just be a growth phase and his body needs the extra food. I second the keeping the...
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