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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-10-2003, 07:11 PM
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Views: 375
Posted By Reiki Mama
Hi, Kelly, Welcome! I'm in Olympia, too. We...

Hi, Kelly,

Welcome! I'm in Olympia, too. We (dh, dd 4 1/2) moved here about 2 years ago from Colorado. Where did you move from? Steamboat Vet Clinic is supportive of alternative pet care, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Reiki Mama
Oh, this is amazing! I, too, have this exact...

Oh, this is amazing! I, too, have this exact behavior from my dd, age 4.5! It must be a phase, and not fear of spiders, Tausborn. I just go with her, sit on the floor outside the bathroom with the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2003, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Reiki Mama
My dd went through the same thing when she was...

My dd went through the same thing when she was 3. It is maddening! First, know that it is a stage, and it will come to an end. Nothing was a sure fix for us, but some things did help. We would tell...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2003, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Reiki Mama
That is so true, Glad2beHome. It is important...

That is so true, Glad2beHome. It is important that they see us as human, and that anger is a normal human emotion. I do however want to model the appropriate release of my anger so that my dd sees...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2003, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Reiki Mama
I love the idea about the yell box. Thank you,...

I love the idea about the yell box. Thank you, CerridwenLorelei. I'm also going to see if the local library has Dance of Anger. Blessings and peace.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2003, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Reiki Mama
Oh, I have that yelling problem, too. Having had...

Oh, I have that yelling problem, too. Having had violent models in my own parents, I have read books on gentle parenting, and try to surround myself with people whose parenting values I admire. But...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-15-2003, 02:12 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 22,275
Posted By Reiki Mama
Hello, all, and to Mallory, my dd turned 4 this...

Hello, all, and to Mallory, my dd turned 4 this February. I had read so many supportive books (The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Continuum Concept, the Dr. Mom books, Dr. Sears). I learned that,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-08-2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 22,275
Posted By Reiki Mama
My one and only turned 4 in February 2003, and...

My one and only turned 4 in February 2003, and we're still nursing -- quite a lot. Most days are better than others, both in terms of frequency and my response to it. The thought of her weaning...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2003, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Reiki Mama
Except for the time my DD was in my arms, I wore...

Except for the time my DD was in my arms, I wore her (in a sling and a back pack). My arms and hands were free to do the work I needed to do, she was there sleeping or observing, and my body got a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Reiki Mama
Happy Birthday, happy birthing day, and...

Happy Birthday, happy birthing day, and congratulations! You have such lucky children to have a mama who loves and cherishes them so. How about the wonder of watching them drift off to sleep at your...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Reiki Mama
Your discomfort is probably way resolved by now,...

Your discomfort is probably way resolved by now, but if it happens again, try wearing a cabbage leaf inside your bra. It helped me when I had a very sore plugged duct. Blessings!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Reiki Mama
The tandem nursing section in LLL's The Womanly...

The tandem nursing section in LLL's The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding might be useful. It is brief but helpful. Try having yummy solid foods readily available for your DS and inviting him to eat...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Reiki Mama
My DD used to stick her hand down my shirt when...

My DD used to stick her hand down my shirt when she was about that age, too. I tried to remain calm, and find a place to nurse as quickly as possible. Keep a good sense of humor, this phase will...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2003, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Reiki Mama
My DD turned 4 in February and we are still...

My DD turned 4 in February and we are still nursing! I feel so connected to her. I have the great joy and privilege of watching her slip into sleep at least once every day. One nice thing is that we...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-11-2002, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By Reiki Mama
I remember reading a book about vinegar in the...

I remember reading a book about vinegar in the book section of Wild Oats in Denver. It suggested (if my memory serves me) drinking a mixture of two tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2002, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Reiki Mama
My 3yo dd has been writing and drawing pictures...

My 3yo dd has been writing and drawing pictures for almost one year now. When she first started writing/painting she grasped the writing instrument in her fist. Not wanting to discourage her by...
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