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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-21-2008, 04:16 PM
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Posted By MisfitMama
Hi, we are thinking of moving to Boulder. Can...

Hi, we are thinking of moving to Boulder. Can anyone tell me how it is to have little kids there? What do you do all day? We are planning to unschool - are there unschoolers there? What about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By MisfitMama
Sorry, Captain Crunchy, I didn't mean that...

Sorry, Captain Crunchy, I didn't mean that specifically in reference to YOU, but I suppose it came off that way.

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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-14-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By MisfitMama
Oh, I forgot to mention that when I do this, he...

Oh, I forgot to mention that when I do this, he *usually* wakes up MUCH, MUCH less. Either that, or I'm so relaxed I can't remember how often he wakes up. . . just like when he was a little baby!...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By MisfitMama
Also, make sure you stay calm and "centered"...

Also, make sure you stay calm and "centered" when you get hit. This is key! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Good Luck!

MisfitMama...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By MisfitMama
My ds was soothed by taking him outside and...

My ds was soothed by taking him outside and going for brisk walks in the sling ( summer or winter ) and also by giving him my finger to suck. He also did not take a pacifier.

MisfitMama...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2005, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By MisfitMama
I think it's mostly about attitude and trust....

I think it's mostly about attitude and trust. Trust that your child is just going through a phase, and don't make a big deal out of it. Pick up the cup, and don't give any positive or negative...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By MisfitMama
Quote: Originally Posted by cmb123 TCC is...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmb123

TCC is not that way. While it is not punitive, and possibly not coersive, I doubt that if it was time for the adults to do "XYZ" that if the kids said "No, I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-14-2005, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By MisfitMama
I don't really have any advice for you. . . I...

I don't really have any advice for you. . . I can just tell you that a friend of mine and me have had problems with "constant" night-waking with our 2-yos and the best remedy we found was to just...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2005, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By MisfitMama
I know how you feel. I find the best remedy is...

I know how you feel. I find the best remedy is to STOP CARING. The more worked up I get about it all, the worse it gets. I try to pretend my ds is a newborn, and think of how much I loved...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2005, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By MisfitMama
My ds started with night terrors (though mostly...

My ds started with night terrors (though mostly during the day) at this age.

Here's what HELPED:

taking him outside immediately for a walk, no matter what.

Here's what helped with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2005, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By MisfitMama
My ds, 2.5 is still waking up at night but I'm...

My ds, 2.5 is still waking up at night but I'm okay with it - I just couldn't put him or myself through nightweaning - he is soooo sensitive that it would be hell.

I do know a few mamas whose...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-14-2005, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By MisfitMama
Thanks for sharing! My ds is only 2.5 but I look...

Thanks for sharing! My ds is only 2.5 but I look forward to having an open, trusting, loving relationship with him as a teenager. I came to this forum for inspiration!

When I got my period, I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2005, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By MisfitMama
I left ds once when he was in a bit of a clingy...

I left ds once when he was in a bit of a clingy phase. He was fine when I left but freaked out later. My dh tried to calm him down and for some reason did not call me, thinking I needed the time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By MisfitMama
My ds went through a weird phase like this at...

My ds went through a weird phase like this at 2.5. I heard that kids go through a lot at their birthday and half-birthdays, too. Also, he just had his favorite grandpa and his favorite grandma go...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-13-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By MisfitMama
Has anybody in the Twin Cities taken a...

Has anybody in the Twin Cities taken a breathwork class or workshop? If so, where did you go?

I mean a class that is just breathwork, or breathwork/meditation - not breathwork/yoga. ( I think.)
...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By MisfitMama
Joy11, Hmmmm. I would seriously take him to...

Joy11,

Hmmmm. I would seriously take him to a good craniosacral therapist, or maybe a pediatric chiropractor, and definitely try experimenting with his diet. Maybe it's nothing physical at all,...
Forum: Parenting   11-05-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,771
Posted By MisfitMama
Butterflymama, Oh, I wish there was...

Butterflymama,

Oh, I wish there was something I could do for you. I can't even co-miserate since I have only one child, although, I too, was determined not to feel like there were any "terrible...
Forum: Parenting   11-04-2005, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,771
Posted By MisfitMama
Butterflymom, How long has all this...

Butterflymom,

How long has all this "difficult" behavior been going on - just since the baby was born?

I don't have a new baby, but I would like to sympathize with you about living in an...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-03-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By MisfitMama
My ds was something like this. Here's what I did...

My ds was something like this. Here's what I did to get him to sleep when we were out: I put him in the sling and went on long walks (even in the depths of Minnesota winters.) I just planned it into...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2005, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,771
Posted By MisfitMama
Quote: Originally Posted by pbandj I've...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbandj
I've heard not to swap spit with your baby because they can pick up bad bacteria from your mouth and then get cavities. I have lots of fillings, I just can't see...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-31-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 910
Posted By MisfitMama
corysmilk, WHAT?? How on earth did you find...

corysmilk,

WHAT?? How on earth did you find out that that was the problem?

MisfitMama
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-31-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 910
Posted By MisfitMama
Thanks, everyone. I don't know why I put in...

Thanks, everyone.

I don't know why I put in my original post that he wakes up 4-5 times on average, becuase the REAL problem is that for two months he's woken up around 15 times almost every...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-29-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By MisfitMama
Hi, I just heard from a homeschooling...

Hi,

I just heard from a homeschooling friend that she read that Minnesota gets an "F" for homeschooling friendliness, when compared with all the other states. Does anyone know about this, and/or...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,771
Posted By MisfitMama
Kate, Funny, I just started _Living...

Kate,

Funny, I just started _Living Joyfully with Children_ today!

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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-26-2005, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By MisfitMama
Devi, Oh, sorry, I mis-remembered...

Devi,

Oh, sorry, I mis-remembered http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif my own post!

Thanks so much for the links!

MisfitMama...
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