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Forum: Queer Parenting   07-01-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By Karrie42
We wanted all of us to have the same last name...

We wanted all of us to have the same last name because we enough difficulty being identified as a valid family without the additional complication of different last names (even though this is common...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Karrie42
  Many studies have shown that waking a child...


Many studies have shown that waking a child up about 30 minutes *before* the time they usually have a night terror is very effective (although sometimes it take a while to be consistently...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Karrie42
Thanks for your kind word and hugs, Thandiwe! ...

Thanks for your kind word and hugs, Thandiwe!  Its interesting because I actually didn't feel too emotional writing the post and was just looking for some normalizing "yep, my kiddo does that too"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Karrie42
This morning my wonderful 3 year old son came up...

This morning my wonderful 3 year old son came up to me with the sweetest look, came up close to my face and said "mama, I love you."  Then waited a beat to add "but I love nana the best."  Now, I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Karrie42
I work with children who are more anxious than...

I work with children who are more anxious than other kids, and the situation you described is very common for these children - especially when they have sensitive, caring parents. The kids...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Karrie42
Honey I wrecked the kids by Alyson Schafer. :-)

Honey I wrecked the kids by Alyson Schafer. :-)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Karrie42
What a fun thread! I'm going to have to go...

What a fun thread! I'm going to have to go shopping this weekend...

Here are our current favorites:

Papa get the moon for me (which we read as "baba get the moon for me")
Tumble Bumble...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-09-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Karrie42
Toy time-out has been really effective around...

Toy time-out has been really effective around here for throwing/destroying toys!

For us, though, it works best to put the toys in time-out for only 15 minutes or so.

In my opinion, it's the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-27-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,236
Posted By Karrie42
The life saver in this house was "Happiest...

The life saver in this house was "Happiest Toddler on the block" by Harvey Karp. although we're still just winging it most of the time.

I am finding that lots of crazy choices helps...when I want...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-05-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,050
Posted By Karrie42
I've been following this thread for a while now,...

I've been following this thread for a while now, and thought I'd post about our last nursing moment. We have been slowly weaning for a while. First cutting out morning nursings (quickly jumping out...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-14-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By Karrie42
Ditto what everyone said about this being the...

Ditto what everyone said about this being the easiest part and the durability of the sperm! Just a funny note - We would park outside our KD's house until he turned his light on, and then my partner...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Karrie42
Thanks jnet42! It's good to know that your kids...

Thanks jnet42! It's good to know that your kids go down easier for your partner as well.

I think the thing that's throwing me is that he doesn't nurse to sleep anymore with me. We nurse and rock...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-10-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Karrie42
Anybody? I was hoping for some ideas before...

Anybody? I was hoping for some ideas before bedtime! :-)

- Karrie
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Karrie42
Our son is 25 months old. Until a few months...

Our son is 25 months old. Until a few months ago, I was nursing him to sleep. We then transitioned to nursing and putting him in his crib awake. I would stay by his crib until he fell asleep....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-09-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By Karrie42
Hi mermaidmama - he's totally in the normal...

Hi mermaidmama - he's totally in the normal range of development. Our little guy was saying a similar amount of words at that age. He "took "off" a few months later and his vocabulary exploded. Now...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-08-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Karrie42
Thanks for the resources, everyone. It's so...

Thanks for the resources, everyone. It's so helpful to have some direction!! I will check both of those books out. They are very lucky in that they will bring him home right before summer - and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,614
Posted By Karrie42
Pantrygirl - awww. That made my heart melt. ...

Pantrygirl - awww. That made my heart melt.

Our son Gabriel is 26 months. His crib is at the food of our bed. Yesterday morning he said, "I happy. I wake up and see mama and baba in big bed."
...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-07-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Karrie42
Hello everyone, I have a friend who has...

Hello everyone,

I have a friend who has been matched (after two years!) with a two year old in the philippines. He will be 2 and a half when they get to bring him home in May. We were talking...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-30-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,789
Posted By Karrie42
At this age, I think it's much more helpful to...

At this age, I think it's much more helpful to the baby if *the parents* have a room to escape into (i.e. weights, reading, etc.) :-)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By Karrie42
Another vote for Blue's Clues. Gabriel is...

Another vote for Blue's Clues. Gabriel is totally in love with Steve. And I love that it doesn't bounce around much and has a nice, steady slow pace. Gabriel loves that Steve 'talks' to him and is...
Forum: Parenting   08-11-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,981
Posted By Karrie42
Our son Gabriel has two mamas. He calls me mama...

Our son Gabriel has two mamas. He calls me mama and I love this! For some reason I have an aversion to being called 'mommy.' Gabriel calls his other mom 'baba.' We choose 'baba' because it is a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By Karrie42
Hi Bella Mia, First, I would be sure they...

Hi Bella Mia,

First, I would be sure they are night terrors. If so, then research shows that about 80% of kids respond the the '30 minute waken' technique. This means you wake your kiddo up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Karrie42
Toe Monster! I love it - I'm going to use that...

Toe Monster! I love it - I'm going to use that one at diaper changing...and maybe the fake sneeze one too.

Another game he has just started - running up to us with a blanket and then putting it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,354
Posted By Karrie42
Kis95, Any updates? I've been thinking about you...

Kis95, Any updates? I've been thinking about you and wondering how things are going.

A clarification: When you said he doesn't ask for things, did you mean verbally? Or did you mean that he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Karrie42
My 19 month old loves to 'hide' things behind...

My 19 month old loves to 'hide' things behind his back. We then say 'where is it?' and look under his foot, behind the door, etc. trying to find it. He laughs and laughs, and then brings it out from...
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