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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By claras_mom
In that case, sort of seems like a bed for him in...

In that case, sort of seems like a bed for him in your room might be a good first step, if your dh will go for it and there's room enough.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,423
Posted By claras_mom
Lol Joined in 2006.

Lol

Joined in 2006.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,423
Posted By claras_mom
I started to move away from the board when dd2...

I started to move away from the board when dd2 was born, partly because of the changes in format, but also because I had less of a need to "hang out." I'd come in for specific questions....still an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By claras_mom
I don't pretend to have all the answers, so take...

I don't pretend to have all the answers, so take this as you will. It's just an outline of my own experience.

Might need to take it one at a time. Which is more important, having your son go to...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By claras_mom
Goleta Family School is a public alternative...

Goleta Family School is a public alternative program in the Goleta Union School District. http://goletafamilyschool.com I'm reasonably certain that there's a similar sort of program in the Santa...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,375
Posted By claras_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by Peggy...

Quote:Originally Posted by Peggy O'Mara http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359549/how-many-total-months-have-you-breastfed/180#post_17068097)
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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,375
Posted By claras_mom
92 months and counting. Or to put it...

92 months and counting.

Or to put it another way...

72 (ish) + 40

I can't really remember when dd1 weaned. She weaned--reluctantly--somewhere around age 6. Both my girls have been big...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By claras_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by stormborn http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356821/you-get-what-you-get-and-you-dont-get-upset/20#post_17038790)
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Forum: Learning at School   07-15-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By claras_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bekka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-20-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By claras_mom
Goldenwillow and others, my ob/gyn said the best...

Goldenwillow and others, my ob/gyn said the best predictor of when you might hit menopause is when your mother or sisters did, though that only provides a very general guideline. Most women will...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By claras_mom
It took a year for my periods to come back the...

It took a year for my periods to come back the first time; about that after my second. Dd1 was born when I was 40; I'm closing in on 48 now. Been breastfeeding the whole time. I'm pretty definitely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By claras_mom
Having been through this--though dd1 was a...

Having been through this--though dd1 was a little older, a very enthusiastic 4-1/4 year old--I'd suggest a compromise. Maybe take away the "only once a day" and the timer because it's just creating...
Forum: Learning at School   03-12-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,114
Posted By claras_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1347269/am-i-being-proactive-or-over-reacting#post_16908993)



We...
Forum: Learning at School   03-11-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,114
Posted By claras_mom
While it's true that the 4-6 class gets the most...

While it's true that the 4-6 class gets the most aide hours (meaning the fully trained help), parents are utilized fully, including, in some cases, lending their expertise in teaching (there are...
Forum: Learning at School   03-11-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,114
Posted By claras_mom
I've been staying out of this because I don't...

I've been staying out of this because I don't have a lot of specific experience (and other posters do), however, this - "dd has been told by the teacher that she's not keeping up because of her...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,443
Posted By claras_mom
Is she verbal at all? Dd2 (35 mo) understands a...

Is she verbal at all? Dd2 (35 mo) understands a lot--I introduced the idea of "mama's tired, mama's breasts are tired, let's just snuggle to sleep" awhile ago. She has her own bed (shares a room...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By claras_mom
So long as you don't consider solids his main...

So long as you don't consider solids his main source of food right now, eating just sweet potatoes is probably not a bad thing. He's only 9 months old.

I think the main thing when introducing...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By claras_mom
I remember really clearly having these fears...

I remember really clearly having these fears when dd1 was about 10 months old. She seemed to be losing interest and I was pretty concerned about it.

Well, to make a long story short, she finally...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By claras_mom
dd1 called it 'ana'--dd2 calls my breasts "the...

dd1 called it 'ana'--dd2 calls my breasts "the anas" but when she asks it's for 'mommy milk'. Cows' milk is 'moo milk.'
Forum: Learning at School   03-09-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,114
Posted By claras_mom
If this is the same kid you describe in today's...

If this is the same kid you describe in today's post (stomachaches and headaches), then yes, I think you should consider something different!

Is an LD specific school the only answer, or are...
Forum: Learning at School   09-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By claras_mom
Rubidoux, between them, my husband and my kids...

Rubidoux, between them, my husband and my kids go through an outrageous amount of goldfish, cheezits, tortilla chips...mostly dd1 and dh. We get the flavor blasted ones, so at least there's a little...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By claras_mom
So far, the PTA in our very small school pays...

So far, the PTA in our very small school pays for school supplies. I don't count backpacks, btw--we use them anyway. That said, it's more of a convenience, as they do ask for a (voluntary)...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By claras_mom
representative sample: leftover pasta ...

representative sample:

leftover pasta
leftover chicken
strawberries
goldifsh crackers
juice box (though she frequently opts for milk purchased at school)

leftover pasta
yogurt
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,130
Posted By claras_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NiteNicole http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328678/how-long-do-kids-have-snack-time#post_16646640)

What is the...
Forum: Learning at School   09-08-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By claras_mom
OP, I think you did just the right thing. You...

OP, I think you did just the right thing. You alerted the teacher to a potentially serious problem, in a way that honored your daughter's need for it not to be laid on her.

And I really, really...
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