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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-28-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By hippiemum21580
What a gorgeous story! Thank you for sharing it!

What a gorgeous story! Thank you for sharing it!
Forum: Parenting   12-27-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,014
Posted By hippiemum21580
geesh.Im glad I dont live in your neighborhood!...

geesh.Im glad I dont live in your neighborhood! Im a single mum of 5 boys and MOST of the time I try to keep it calm and even. But when your two oldest are wrestlingand one takes it too far and...
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,239
Posted By hippiemum21580
My 8 year old son has decided he wants...

My 8 year old son has decided he wants dreadlocks and is taking the natural approach like I am with mine. His hair is shaggy, hippie-esque-skater-boy and nearly to his shoulders now. (about a half...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 536
Posted By hippiemum21580
My 10 yr old son helps by giving my 2 yr old son...

My 10 yr old son helps by giving my 2 yr old son baths sometimes, complete with bubbles and "cool" toys. And he washes his hair (2 yr. old lets HIM do it, but screams if I do it) lol My 8 year old...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,336
Posted By hippiemum21580
make sure he is getting plenty of active play...

make sure he is getting plenty of active play every day. I have 5 boys ages 3-11 so mama I can soooo relate!!! (rainy days make me wanna cry cuz I know the active level is ging to be nuts indoors!)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By hippiemum21580
Rescue Remedy sleep Remedy, valerian tea, catnip...

Rescue Remedy sleep Remedy, valerian tea, catnip tea, chammomile tea, lavender oil arometherapy, a bedtime routine that is not in any way swayed, dim lighting and hushed voices beginning an hour...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By hippiemum21580
the caseworker actually gave me a good ol...

the caseworker actually gave me a good ol lecture on not EVER letting my boys see nudity....which really struck me as odd but i bit my tongue because I wasnt about to open a can of worms and make it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By hippiemum21580
I have a question....what about any concern of...

I have a question....what about any concern of CPS? CPS have been an issue in our family in the smalltown we live in, sadly. So much ignornce on home schooling, non vaxing, etc.....Because f their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,271
Posted By hippiemum21580
My 3 oldest are almost 11, 8 and 6. there have...

My 3 oldest are almost 11, 8 and 6. there have been a handful of times Ive been late getting home from errands due to car trouble or traffic so they were off the bus and home alone about 10-30...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-05-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By hippiemum21580
Nursing necklaces helped me! I had two twiddlers...

Nursing necklaces helped me! I had two twiddlers and it drove me crazy. Though I bet anything he could fiddle with in his hands could do the trick.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By hippiemum21580
When my kids were about 7-9 months ld and began...

When my kids were about 7-9 months ld and began getting mobile with crawling I taught them how to get out of the bed feet first. I put an extra area rug beside the bed to cushin falls a bit just in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By hippiemum21580
My 2 year old naps about an hour, my 4 year old...

My 2 year old naps about an hour, my 4 year old naps maybe once or twice a week.
 
Forum: Learning at School   11-03-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By hippiemum21580
I'd have to vote no on that one. especially...

I'd have to vote no on that one. especially because it sounds like the gun was being held, not simply holstered like a security officer would do. IMO, that would instill fear in many children. :(
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-16-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By hippiemum21580
Thank you ladies. Yes I know I have created a...

Thank you ladies. Yes I know I have created a monster by doing it for them. But that only happens after hours or days of a battle. I simply dont like a messy house on the basis that people come over...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-16-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By hippiemum21580
I really understand where you are right...

I really understand where you are right nowbecause I am there too. My fiance passed away Jan 29th and I KNOW I really could benefit from some therapy BUT I have three young boys still home with me...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-16-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By hippiemum21580
My sons ar ages 2, 3.5, 5,8, and 10. I I...

My sons ar ages 2, 3.5, 5,8, and 10. I I specifically as my oldest two to do a chore it will get done after a couple reminders but they don't pick up messes they make. IE: putting toys back, putting...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-09-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By hippiemum21580
I can relate! I am a stay at home single mum of...

I can relate! I am a stay at home single mum of five boys ages 10, 7,5,3, and 2 and I also provide childcare to a two month old and part time to a 4 year old. I am so thankful to be a single mom who...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By hippiemum21580
Also, I do daily crafts and story times,...

Also, I do daily crafts and story times, lessons, etc..... with my kids and they go home with a daily report sheets. I was a preschool teacher years ago so I carried that mentality of a routine into...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By hippiemum21580
I myself have run an in-home daycare for years...

I myself have run an in-home daycare for years now and would highly recomend you try that route first. Ask around and check references!!! Ask for a list of parents whom the provider has provided cae...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-01-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,403
Posted By hippiemum21580
As for the cookie qoute......i have five little...

As for the cookie qoute......i have five little boys ten and under.....I just put the cookies straight on the floor at this point. ;) As for the obsessing. I tend to only read the posts that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-01-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By hippiemum21580
I have two like this......I have nothing to...

I have two like this......I have nothing to offer other than a lol at the term crazed happiness.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By hippiemum21580
My hunch is it sounds like more of a food...

My hunch is it sounds like more of a food sensitivity rash. Three of my boys were very sensitive to citrus and acidic foods and milk and would get a red rash around the anus from the BM's following...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By hippiemum21580
Feeling desperate as I am a single mum of five...

Feeling desperate as I am a single mum of five on a very limited budget and cannot afford neither the disposable diapers nor the constant laundry....... I try not to push him but often he prefers...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-25-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By hippiemum21580
Hide in the bathroom and nibble on my organic...

Hide in the bathroom and nibble on my organic choclate stash. Sing. Loudly. Dance silly. yoga. Breathing excersizes. Have a high protein snack.  Rescue Remedy.I swear by Rescue Remedy. ;)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By hippiemum21580
Our neighborhood has alot of small kids and not...

Our neighborhood has alot of small kids and not much traffic so everyone pretty much lets their kids roam. But my rule Itell my kids is "If you cant see me, then I cant see you." They have to stay...
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