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Forum: Unschooling   08-20-2015, 08:26 AM
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Views: 2,062
Posted By BushMama83
Thanks for the welcome! I'll have to watch for...

Thanks for the welcome! I'll have to watch for Peep and the Wide World, we haven't seen it yet.

That app sounds great! Can your kids tell when they're being "tested"? It's too bad your MIL...
Forum: Unschooling   08-19-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By BushMama83
Miranda and Susan, thank you for this excellent...

Miranda and Susan, thank you for this excellent conversation! Miranda, I love your suggestions for some counter-indoctrination. It's strange that my son has never asked about school...it's a setting...
Forum: Unschooling   08-17-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,062
Posted By BushMama83
Hi! We are officially thinking of ourselves as...

Hi! We are officially thinking of ourselves as "unschoolers" these days and I wanted to start joining in here regularly to find some support. My boys are almost 4 and 2, with a 3 month old baby girl...
Forum: Unschooling   08-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By BushMama83
Talking to Kids About Unschooling

Hi!

My oldest, who will be 4 in September, gets asked regularly if he's starting school in the fall (here in Ontario, there is the option to begin kindergarten at 4). I don't think he has any idea...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By BushMama83
These are some great suggestions. Thank you!

These are some great suggestions. Thank you!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-29-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By BushMama83
Power Struggles with a 3 year old

Hi,

I generally try my best to avoid power struggle situations, but with a 3 year old, I'm finding it difficult. What do you do when you find youself in a bit of a struggle? How do you get out of...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-26-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 986
Posted By BushMama83
Abraisme, lying in a hammock planning a trip to...

Abraisme, lying in a hammock planning a trip to the beach sounds dreamy! It's "warm" today, at -5 C, but snowing...we've already got a few inches on the ground.

babymonster, hoping everything is...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 961
Posted By BushMama83
Congrats on your engagement, Cynnamon! Our...

Congrats on your engagement, Cynnamon!

Our weekend was all about potty training. DS1 is 37 months and I guess we've been working on this for months. I thought he would just one day not like...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By BushMama83
DS1 was only 16 months when I became pregnant...

DS1 was only 16 months when I became pregnant with DS2. I can't remember exactly how we told him, probably something very basic and similar. I found it really helped to have him present for our...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By BushMama83
Also, vitamin C helps with iron absorption, so...

Also, vitamin C helps with iron absorption, so try to pair something high in Vit C with your high iron foods! :smile:
Forum: Potty Learning   10-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By BushMama83
Potty training with upcoming travels

So I see I need to take a firmer approach to potty training my 3 year old, and I'm kicking myself for not doing it this past summer when he seemed interested. I am so ready for him to be out of...
Forum: Potty Learning   10-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By BushMama83
Thanks for your reply. I'd never thought of...

Thanks for your reply. I'd never thought of things in those terms, in that we do it backwards by getting them used to going in a diaper and then expect them to make the change. I think he will...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By BushMama83
You should never ask a woman if she's pregnant!!...

You should never ask a woman if she's pregnant!! To those of you showing already, I sincerely hope those around you follow the rules and keep their questions to themselves.

Montessorimama1, that...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By BushMama83
I hope it goes easy for you when you do decide to...

I hope it goes easy for you when you do decide to share your news!:Hug
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By BushMama83
Hi Dia, Have you been dealing with recurring...

Hi Dia,

Have you been dealing with recurring mastitis since you began breastfeeding, or just more recently? If recently, has something changed? With an 18 month old, could it be that your LO is...
Forum: Potty Learning   10-12-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By BushMama83
Am I supposed to be doing something?

My son is three. We had a good run this summer of him either peeing on the potty pretty consistently or else asking to go outside and peeing on the ground. He would always ask for a diaper if he had...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By BushMama83
It's funny you should say that! I'm already...

It's funny you should say that! I'm already feeling it a bit with #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , although I think it's a bit more common to have 3 these...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By BushMama83
Telling the world

So we've told a few close friends and family, but I am getting antsy to just be out with it! I'm only 8 weeks along though. I've almost slipped a few times now at mom/tot playgroups. I can't remember...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BushMama83
I guess cramping when nursing or during orgasm...

I guess cramping when nursing or during orgasm would be due to oxytocin.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 159
  Sticky: May 2015 Roll Call!
Views: 6,141
Posted By BushMama83
Oops, I didn't put a date. #3...

Oops, I didn't put a date. #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) due May 18
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BushMama83
ryleeee...orgasms! I gotta get me some of those....

ryleeee...orgasms! I gotta get me some of those. :wink: I was also sure I was about to get my period, because of the cramps!

Abraisme....I was taking a magnesium supplement regularly (Nature...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BushMama83
I'm about 8 weeks now. I feel better about it...

I'm about 8 weeks now. I feel better about it now, just thinking about my uterus growing makes me happy. Hoping it passes soon, though!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BushMama83
It really is! Glad I'm not the only one. :smile:...

It really is! Glad I'm not the only one. :smile: Hopefully it passes soon!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BushMama83
Cramps, anyone?

I have been achey and crampy pretty much this whole pregnancy so far, and it is freaking me out. I talked to my midwife and she assured me that it is a normal part of early pregnancy as the uterus...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By BushMama83
Zebra15, I don't know why I've never done that...

Zebra15, I don't know why I've never done that before! I guess because we just have one little laundromat for our town, with at least one machine out of service at any given time, and I don't want to...
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