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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-29-2017, 02:02 PM
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Posted By girlspn
Nazsmum, thank you for sharing. I'll try harder...

Nazsmum, thank you for sharing. I'll try harder to start a new routine. I've been letting her watch a movie before bed because she always falls asleep without nursing. It's not ideal but I'm hoping...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-26-2017, 03:57 AM
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Posted By girlspn
Nazsmum, how was the weaning process? My...

Nazsmum, how was the weaning process?

My 6yo is content to nurse for less than a minute. But gets upset when I suggest cuddling or something else.


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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2017, 06:01 AM
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Posted By girlspn
Weaning a 6 year old

My dd just turned 6. In the past year she nursed before bed with her 2yo sister, and once upon waking, each session lasts 1-2 minutes. She's able to go days without nursing at all, when she sleeps...
Forum: Unschooling   03-17-2017, 04:40 AM
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Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
This is inspiring, and so true. What is the point...

This is inspiring, and so true. What is the point of comparing her to schooled kids? It really takes a lot to get out of the schooling mindset.

We are enjoying this unschooling lifestyle. So much...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2017, 01:00 PM
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Views: 34,681
Posted By girlspn
Single Mamas By Choice

Good luck!!!! When do you test?
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2017, 11:01 AM
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Posted By girlspn
How is it going? Right now I'm considering...

How is it going?

Right now I'm considering a baby. I would be open to older later on.

That makes sense about birth order. I wouldn't consider older than my oldest, but I would consider ages...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-25-2017, 07:31 AM
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Posted By girlspn
Have you been to the area where you'll be doing...

Have you been to the area where you'll be doing IVF? How would you find a babysitter?

What age range would you consider for adoption?

We are moving to Michigan.
Forum: Single Parenting   01-20-2017, 04:38 AM
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Posted By girlspn
How many days would the trip be? How much time...

How many days would the trip be? How much time away would he be from you? How do you feel about the whole thing??

I haven't looked into SMC groups yet. Hoping to do so and look into adoption in...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-13-2017, 12:56 AM
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Posted By girlspn
Single Mamas By Choice

I hope things go smoothly for you from here on out!! Is your son going with you for the process?

Holidays were alright-- good to see family but overwhelming! The girls love all the people around...
Forum: Unschooling   01-03-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
beedub, how do you balance work with unschooling?...

beedub, how do you balance work with unschooling?

Two months out of school and dd is enjoying it. She has no desire to return to school, not to her former teacher and classmates whom she loved. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-16-2016, 08:33 PM
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Posted By girlspn
Glad to hear you guys are fine! How are your ttc...

Glad to hear you guys are fine! How are your ttc plans?
Forum: Unschooling   11-07-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
So we have been out of the schooling routine for...

So we have been out of the schooling routine for a week now. We are in limbo because we are staying with my sister until I finalize where we will settle. My sister is busy with her own life so we are...
Forum: Unschooling   11-07-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
mckittre, my 5yo would love to spend 24/7 with...

mckittre, my 5yo would love to spend 24/7 with friends, if only we had them! We were in a big city, very crowded, yet it's isolating. Every playdate is scheduled and usually in 2-3 hour blocks.

...
Forum: Unschooling   11-07-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
beedub, I like your approach to your dd's...

beedub, I like your approach to your dd's extracurricular activities. My dd shows interest in some activities but full-day school, even play school, seems to take too much energy away from...
Forum: Unschooling   10-25-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
beedub, I agree with you! Sometimes I wonder why...

beedub, I agree with you! Sometimes I wonder why more people don't see school this way. At what age did your dd start her extracurricular activities and how did she come to choose them?

I admit I...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-25-2016, 05:58 PM
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Posted By girlspn
Hello, how is everyone doing???

Hello, how is everyone doing???
Forum: Unschooling   10-23-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
Thanks, Miranda, for sharing your perspective on...

Thanks, Miranda, for sharing your perspective on free schools. I can't imagine that free schools are equipped to handle that kind of remediation.
Forum: Unschooling   10-23-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
beedub, how has unschooling been for you and your...

beedub, how has unschooling been for you and your dd? Does she ever ask about school or going to school? My dd is only 5 but she already thinks her life revolves around school, even if she does get...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By girlspn
how do we start?

I'm a single parent to two kids, ages 5.5 and 2, and we are moving to another country soon. With all the changes coming up, I'm not in a hurry to put the older one in school.

The first question I...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-14-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,851
Posted By girlspn
It's been over 2.5 years since I used Facebook,...

It's been over 2.5 years since I used Facebook, and prior to that I had taken a 3 year break with a year of use in between for networking. I don't know anyone not on Facebook, and sometimes find...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
Posted By girlspn
I am sorry. It's hard. I divorced my ex and he...

I am sorry. It's hard. I divorced my ex and he left when dd was 2.5 years old. The early months were hard. It still breaks my heart when I think about how dd used to look for her father after he...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-29-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 34,681
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, thank you for sharing your views! I...

angeebaby, thank you for sharing your views! I usually avoid the news but lately can't help paying attention to the headlines relating to crimes in the US.

How are you, gf, and baby girl doing?...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 34,681
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, how are you doing?

angeebaby, how are you doing?
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 34,681
Posted By girlspn
esg, how hard is it to adopt internationally? I...

esg, how hard is it to adopt internationally? I would consider adoption and fostering if I were to stay here, as I'd be able to adopt locally, but if we were to move to the US, I am not sure. But I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 34,681
Posted By girlspn
I never thought I would only have two until the...

I never thought I would only have two until the past year, when I hear comments from many two parent families who are financially much better off than I saying two is enough to maintain a certain...
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