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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By holothuroidea
Thank you, ladies!    I don't want her to...

Thank you, ladies! 
 
I don't want her to wean. Well, really, I don't want her to wean because of my stupid antsy pants. If this is just her natural weaning, then I'm fine with that. 
 
I did an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By holothuroidea
We generally do a big clean up at the end of the...

We generally do a big clean up at the end of the day because she's got so many "projects" going on that it would disturb them to pick up during the day. 
 
Also there is no such thing as "put the...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-21-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By holothuroidea
My 18 month old is not an avid nurser. She's...

My 18 month old is not an avid nurser. She's been nursing only at nighttime and for naps for a couple of months now. I'm worried that she will wean soon if our current nursing pattern continues. I...
Forum: Family Planning   12-14-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,169
Posted By holothuroidea
Prolapse? Eeeek!!!   I think I have to call....

Prolapse? Eeeek!!!
 
I think I have to call. I really don't want to, though. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bag.gif
Forum: Family Planning   12-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,169
Posted By holothuroidea
Okay so before I completely freak out I wanted...

Okay so before I completely freak out I wanted to see if all of you cervix-checking ladies could talk me down. I hope I'm posting this in the right place...
 
So I wiped after going to the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-07-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,522
Posted By holothuroidea
 Mine didn't get replies either. I think this...


Mine didn't get replies either. I think this part of the board doesn't get a lot of traffic.
 
You are clearly hairy in spirit! I'm sure no one meant offense. :hug:
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By holothuroidea
Thank you, everyone! It's good to hear that this...

Thank you, everyone! It's good to hear that this is normal, I had a feeling it was but I was starting to have doubts, you know? Today I tried something that worked really well: When she went over to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-27-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By holothuroidea
My 3 year old is having difficulty respecting...

My 3 year old is having difficulty respecting other people's boundaries. This has been an ongoing problem.
 
When I am overwhelmed and need some space (to count to 10 and breathe, not a very long...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By holothuroidea
Have you tried scritching/massaging/preening...

Have you tried scritching/massaging/preening your hair? Also, catnip rinses are really good.
 
I mean, do Wen if you want but you still have some WO options to try.
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-04-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By holothuroidea
I'm started water only two weeks ago. I'm still...

I'm started water only two weeks ago. I'm still in that transition period so I don't know how it's going to end up feeling. I'm doing it mostly out of the same curiosity. I wonder what my hair's...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,522
Posted By holothuroidea
Hello ladies. I am so glad this thread exists!...

Hello ladies. I am so glad this thread exists! I've tested the hairy waters a couple of times but have never really committed. I always do it out of rebellion and then after a while I shave again...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-04-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By holothuroidea
Maybe you can try new techniques with the...

Maybe you can try new techniques with the shampoo bar.
 
Shampoo bars require an acid rinse, especially if you have hard water otherwise you will literally get soap scum on your hair! (eep!) An...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-02-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By holothuroidea
I just started no-poo, so I don't have any BTDT...

I just started no-poo, so I don't have any BTDT advice but there's a really great community on livejournal (no_poo.livejournal.com). They've been really helpful for me and maybe they can answer your...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By holothuroidea
My hair fell out like crazy after both babies....

My hair fell out like crazy after both babies. It was summertime when I shed after my second baby, hair fell on my back and arms and made me feel like I had creepy crawlies. I hate it!
 
Anyone...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-02-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By holothuroidea
To those with acne prone skin, coconut oil is...

To those with acne prone skin, coconut oil is known to cause acne.
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-02-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By holothuroidea
I am Water Only, but from what I've read about...

I am Water Only, but from what I've read about BS/ACV it sounds like you are washing your hair too often. Baking soda can have the same effect as shampoo as far as stripping your hair if you use it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-02-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By holothuroidea
I use the oil cleansing method, too. I have...

I use the oil cleansing method, too. I have really dry skin but it is acne prone so I use 60% olive oil 40% castor oil. That's a pretty high percentage of castor oil but it keeps the acne away! My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By holothuroidea
I tried the Hanes undies, they were too big so I...

I tried the Hanes undies, they were too big so I shrunk them in the dryer and they are still too big. They fit her around the waist but they hang off of her buns and are really baggy. It wouldn't be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By holothuroidea
What section of the store were they in?   ...

What section of the store were they in?
 
Quote:Originally Posted by Mal85 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By holothuroidea
My 3yo has the teeniest buns on earth, and I...

My 3yo has the teeniest buns on earth, and I can't find underpants that fit her. The Gerber underpants are too big, and so are the Carter's ones.
 
In desperation, I tried the Disney characters...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,088
Posted By holothuroidea
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nod.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nod.gif
 
Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 40,368
Posted By holothuroidea
Arden makes me think of As You Like It, which is...

Arden makes me think of As You Like It, which is my favorite Shakespeare piece. I love it, I've actually considered Touchstone just because it's so clever.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-03-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By holothuroidea
Yes, of course! But how do you get that to...

Yes, of course! But how do you get that to happen? Please tell me. I've been trying in my area for 3 years. Do I just need to try for 3 more? A lot of people try for 10+ years and it never happens...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-02-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,088
Posted By holothuroidea
 I'm not avoiding your questions. I simply...


I'm not avoiding your questions. I simply refuse to repeat myself again. If you don't understand, I can't make you. I'm not in a position too, I'm not a child development educator, just someone...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By holothuroidea
I feel really bad that you thought I was...

I feel really bad that you thought I was referring to your post. I wasn't at all. I was really referring to the mom-culture where I live, where "socializing" literally means having coffee once a...
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