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Forum: Canada   05-11-2012, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Lupena
In my typical addled fashion I have barely...

In my typical addled fashion I have barely submitted any of my allotment details for the school year. I have about $700.00 to spend before June 1st, and am having a ridiculously hard time finding...
Forum: Parenting   02-10-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
Oh dear, such a crazy wealth of POV's crazy...

Oh dear, such a crazy wealth of POV's crazy interesting stuff! Where are mums like you in 'real life?' I never have conversations this meaningful.
 
Captain O, I did make my fella sound like some...
Forum: Parenting   02-10-2012, 11:25 PM
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Posted By Lupena
I had this problem with my son, I was in fear of...

I had this problem with my son, I was in fear of getting a 'long' hair trim, as too many times they made him look like some dutchboy/romulan/bowl cut hybrid. Yikes! Def. bring a picture! I brought...
Forum: Parenting   02-10-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By Lupena
So true, It gets me down, the lack of...

So true,

It gets me down, the lack of consideration, it seems so essential to basic human functioning to me. It ry not to take it personally, but it is difficult. The worst is that being shouted...
Forum: Parenting   02-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
Great ideas and feedback...   lizvan, I love...

Great ideas and feedback...
 
lizvan, I love your bedtime ideas...! I try a variation but what I haven't mastered is how to urge them into gentle quiet time, reading while nursing etc. It...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
 Quote:Originally Posted by captain...



Quote:Originally Posted by captain optimism http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2012, 07:53 AM
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Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by jnet24 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343040/ever-feel-like-you-missed-the-boat/40#post_16861157)

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Forum: Parenting   02-03-2012, 01:36 AM
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Posted By Lupena
Thanks Mom 31 for help re. the double post!

Thanks Mom 31 for help re. the double post!
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
  



 
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2012, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Lupena
double post

double post
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2012, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Lupena
Journeymom, you don't sound selfish at all. If...

Journeymom, you don't sound selfish at all. If we look at the natural world, all mamas follow this pattern. It is only us that follow a pattern of such extreme self-sacrifice. I think that any...
Forum: Parenting   01-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
I love it when patterns don't emerge, all that...

I love it when patterns don't emerge, all that random outcome makes me feel less clueless. I love all this humility, too... why can't everyone be this way, conscientious, lighthearted..
 
Storm...
Forum: Parenting   01-27-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By Lupena
Yes, of course they need some social skills,...

Yes, of course they need some social skills, otherwise- as I often say to my 5YO, there would be chaos everywhere! But, yes, Cap. Optimism I agree, no matter what I'd be facing some challenge.
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Forum: Parenting   01-27-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
 I am so enjoying this dialogue, it is very...



I am so enjoying this dialogue, it is very liberating! It is so good to hear so many PP's defending all of our - kids and parents - right to uniqueness. No matter how many times we consider how...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-26-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By Lupena
I second normal! My 18 month old wakes up at...

I second normal! My 18 month old wakes up at least 8 times a night, 2-3 makes me want to cry with joy! It's all very stage-y. We co-sleep, too...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
Thank you Lynn! Your DD sound so much like my...

Thank you Lynn! Your DD sound so much like my guy... he is rarely never intense. I feel crazily blessed to have him, but he is always a handful, everything he wants must be done when he wants it, or...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-25-2012, 11:51 PM
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Posted By Lupena
I put my 18 month old to sleep in a Kanoe (...

I put my 18 month old to sleep in a Kanoe ( sleep hammock ) in the bedroom, then my 5 year old sleeps with me. Occasionally when they sleep in the bed together, I have to create a raft of pillows to...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By Lupena
Sorry, I'm so long-winded.. coming close to...

Sorry, I'm so long-winded.. coming close to realization..!
 
Oh, and Jnet 24, you hit the nail on the head too - I often feel like a pathetic idiot of a mother that I can't get my kids to sleep or...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
Honestly, I feel honored by such beautiful,...

Honestly, I feel honored by such beautiful, deeply considered responses! I keep finding new, huge,  things to consider.
 
It has really brought up so many feelings I think I have been suppressing,...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2012, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Lupena
Alphagetti, sounds like we have the same babe......

Alphagetti, sounds like we have the same babe... a practically supernatural aversion to sleep, though my DS2 was good for the first 7 or 8 months. Now, I feel like he will never sleep, which makes...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
Zach's mom, thanks for the concrete tips, it can...

Zach's mom, thanks for the concrete tips, it can be that easy.. Something dawned on me that I likely would never care to admit, when I was reading your post - that I sort of stop trying getting him...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
The 'emotional capability' part really resounds...

The 'emotional capability' part really resounds for me... I think DS1 is carving a little more structure than I provide. Part of it is heartfelt philosophy, part of it - sometimes- is pure, crazy...
Forum: Parenting   01-23-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lupena
Just wondering if others might feel the way I...

Just wondering if others might feel the way I do.... I am the proud momma to  crazy boys, 5 and 18 months. My brother had a child last week, which is very exciting to me, my brother and I were very...
Forum: Homebirth   01-19-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Lupena
Oh, and most birthing/midwifery supply places...

Oh, and most birthing/midwifery supply places sell a very reasonably priced PVC hose. You can also get them in in some hardware stores, called " drinking water" hoses. Plus, on amazon ( and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Lupena
Sounds like us, seriously, except that DS1 is 6...

Sounds like us, seriously, except that DS1 is 6 in March, and DS2 is 1.5. The only words of comfort I can give you is that in the last 4 months I have seen a very serious change in empathy that has...
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