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Forum: Parenting   05-30-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,578
Posted By mum06
Know what's funny? I replied to this when I had...

Know what's funny? I replied to this when I had only four kids, and now I have seven!!! It was fun reading what I wrote all those years ago. I still have no idea if I'm done. Now that my kids are...
Forum: Mental Health   05-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mum06
I'll start out by saying I have seven children...

I'll start out by saying I have seven children ranging in age from 12 to 5months.  Plus two stepdaughters that I raised, so my husband and I have nine total :)  I've had high needs babies and easy...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By mum06
I'm guessing that most people breastfeed...

I'm guessing that most people breastfeed normally and don't know exactly how many ounces of milk they produce.  They nurse on demand, like I used to be able to do, and know that their bodies will...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By mum06
I love my clothesline.  I live in the PNW, so it...

I love my clothesline.  I live in the PNW, so it rains enough here I can't use it all the time though.  We sunk a permanent 4 by 4 post in the yard and installed a six line system that ends at the...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-08-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By mum06
How old is your older?  How can she help you?...

How old is your older?  How can she help you? Even young kids, like in the three year old age, can be very helpful.
 
I have seven kids ranging in age from 11 to 4 months.  My first two were only...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By mum06
Did you make the appointment?   Don't be...

Did you make the appointment?
 
Don't be scared! You are brave for doing what you need to do to be the mom your kids need!
 
You are not alone either.  So many of us are just like this, myself...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-07-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By mum06
I've read all the posts and website out here...

I've read all the posts and website out here about the safety of 5-HTP while breastfeeding, so the safety issue is not what I'm wondering about.
 
Has anyone experienced the suppression of...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   03-14-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By mum06
I homeschool my kids...I have seven now...and...

I homeschool my kids...I have seven now...and they range in age from almost twelve on down to the three month old baby.  I used to be a RoboMom that could happily pack up six kids and spend the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By mum06
Shame on anyone who attacks you on this forum! ...

Shame on anyone who attacks you on this forum!  It's common for new moms (and by new, I mean having kids less than five years old) to be judgmental.  I know I was far more judgmental when I was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By mum06
Is she teething? Many times I've just had to go...

Is she teething? Many times I've just had to go with the flow and the answer presents itself in the form of new teeth...or a cold...or a growth spurt... This is a conversation I've had with my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mum06
I have a very defiant, self-confident, dominant...

I have a very defiant, self-confident, dominant 3 1/2 yo boy.  He will certainly grow up to be the leader of whatever he chooses to do with his life.  He is my eighth child, so he seriously annoys...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By mum06
Really, don't worry about those tests.  The...

Really, don't worry about those tests.  The unscrewing jar thing made me laugh.  Like I want my toddler getting up on the counter and getting into the peanut butter! 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-10-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By mum06
Ditto to what Skelly said!  So often we feel...

Ditto to what Skelly said!  So often we feel like failures because we are not the perfect breastfeeding mama!  After EBFing five children, my #6 refused to latch.  Whenever I tried to nurse her, she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By mum06
I honestly wouldn't worry about your milk...

I honestly wouldn't worry about your milk supply.  Your little one will build it back up if she wants it back.  I know there are lots of opinions out there about the best weaning age, but mine is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By mum06
Well, I'm going to comment on the self-weaning...

Well, I'm going to comment on the self-weaning comment!  If she doesn't want to nurse, for heaven's sakes don't make her :D  It's all good.  No judging.
 
I have six, from 11yo down to 15mo and 34...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By mum06
I have six kids, ranging from 11yo to 15mo.  I...

I have six kids, ranging from 11yo to 15mo.  I have co-slept and nursed all but the last because she didn't want it (hard to believe, but true-she is the kind of baby "experts" write books about). ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mum06
18 months is about when I wean.  It's hard for a...

18 months is about when I wean.  It's hard for a few days, but once weaning is over, you will feel so relieved and happy that you can move on to a different stage in your relationship with your...
Forum: Diapering   09-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By mum06
No problem :)  Lots of things I've researched...

No problem :)  Lots of things I've researched just say, "try it and see if it works for you."  :/ I will also add 1T borax and 1T washing soda if the load is particularly nasty.  I tried a lot of...
Forum: Diapering   09-08-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By mum06
I only have experience with plain old flannel...

I only have experience with plain old flannel diapers, so if you are using a different material, this may not help.  I follow the directions posted on the Duggar's website for homemade laundry...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-21-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By mum06
I get up when the baby wakes for her bottle.  I...

I get up when the baby wakes for her bottle.  I have one ready for her, feed her, put her back down and then pump.  Sometimes:)  Last night I couldn't get anything after dark.  I tried to pump...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By mum06
I've EBF five children and #6 just wouldn't...

I've EBF five children and #6 just wouldn't nurse! I've been pumping and bottling now for three months and I'm getting to know my body in a whole new way...for instance, as soon as it gets dark, my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By mum06
I got pregnant with my second when my first was...

I got pregnant with my second when my first was only 6 months old.  He did nurse more and more while my milk supply depleted.  I had no idea I was pregnant, so I started trying to boost my supply...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-30-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,951
Posted By mum06
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LilMomma83 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By mum06
So, a friend of mine gave me a huge box of yarn...

So, a friend of mine gave me a huge box of yarn and half-knit projects that has been sitting in a friend's aunt's closet or something forever.  Some of the sweater pieces were so close to being...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-22-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By mum06
Yes, you can use acrylic.  It won't absorb...

Yes, you can use acrylic.  It won't absorb anything, but since you plan on changing quickly it won't matter.  The best part is they are machine washable.
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