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Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-11-2004, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By puppytails
100% cotton flannel--it just makes me want to...

100% cotton flannel--it just makes me want to cuddle with ds and my pets! Specifically--100% organic undyed fabric... SO soft!!!
Forum: Babywearing   05-11-2004, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By puppytails
although I'm really tiny-breasted I felt my...

although I'm really tiny-breasted I felt my brand new ergo was a "boob squoosher" until I moved the front straps up quite a bit. I adjusted it until the arm straps were about in my arm pits, and the...
Forum: Babywearing   05-11-2004, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By puppytails
My sling started killing my back when my son hit...

My sling started killing my back when my son hit 24 lb and 2 years old. I think it's height not weight for him--he's 3 ft. tall already and he just seemed to be "hanging" too much in the sling. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-10-2004, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By puppytails
I enjoy lurking also--welcome to our strange...

I enjoy lurking also--welcome to our strange little world http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif . Sometimes it's hard (but still really cool) to be the only mom nursing a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-07-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By puppytails
I LOVE dr. Huang. Had bad pediatrics experiences...

I LOVE dr. Huang. Had bad pediatrics experiences before Dr. Huang. She's great with my son--she's the only ped. that hasn't given me crap about ds's weight. She gave me the standard speech about no...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2004, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By puppytails
I LOVE Elephanten--ds has been wearing his for 6...

I LOVE Elephanten--ds has been wearing his for 6 mo. and they still look amazing--no scuffs or anything... I also like Stride Rite, but since he only has one pair of outdoor shoes at a time, I've...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2004, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,352
Posted By puppytails
maybe you could do a "trade"--return the TV and...

maybe you could do a "trade"--return the TV and get your son a highly desired new toy--such as new bike, etc. That might cut down on the tantrum issue. My parents threw out the TV when I was 7 and...
Forum: Babywearing   05-06-2004, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By puppytails
dh just ordered it for me for mother's day!!! I...

dh just ordered it for me for mother's day!!! I can't wait to get mine either--especially when I see posts raving about it http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-29-2004, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By puppytails
About the time I started getting uncomfortable...

About the time I started getting uncomfortable with NIP, ds stopped asking when we were out (shopping, restaurants, etc). It was good timing--since I was never shy about it before ds hit 2 I didn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-28-2004, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By puppytails
I really loved that article in Mothering a while...

I really loved that article in Mothering a while back called "A Cry For Connection"--which I think someone already mentioned. It was basically that you should be available for your child during the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-28-2004, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By puppytails
ds is 2 and absolutely refuses to wear covers....

ds is 2 and absolutely refuses to wear covers. He's still cosleeping, but to keep him warm I give him 2 layers minimum when it's cold, plus make sure he has socks and Robeez on...
Forum: Babywearing   04-27-2004, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By puppytails
My ds is 2 and 24 lb. We love the sling, but...

My ds is 2 and 24 lb. We love the sling, but he's really getting too heavy for it--every time he's in more than 20 min, my back hurts for days afterwards. Anyway, I'm really considering getting a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-20-2004, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By puppytails
The reading is at 1 pm and the food is...

The reading is at 1 pm and the food is AWESOME!!! Even if you can't check it out today--you should go because it'll be your new favorite place to eat!!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2004, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By puppytails
I love Eric Carle's books because the children...

I love Eric Carle's books because the children are drawn mostly gender neutral--and in many different colors! I took an entire class on this in college and I can't offer much hope to your friend....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-18-2004, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By puppytails
Just wanted to let any interested people know...

Just wanted to let any interested people know there will be a reading of "Loving Mama" (a collection of natural parenting essays) at Down to Earth in Red Bank, NJ this Saturday. It will be a fun...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-10-2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By puppytails
I didn't really lose anything until 5 mo....

I didn't really lose anything until 5 mo. postpartum--so it looks like you have a couple of months to go. I also didn't get back to my "normal" weight until 18 mo. when ds's nursing finally slowed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By puppytails
I just tell people he takes a few minutes to...

I just tell people he takes a few minutes to warm up and that he'll give hugs when he's ready. I do it in a nice way and noone has ever gotten offended. I am neurotic though b/c I don't even think...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-05-2004, 03:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,028
Posted By puppytails
I've been wanting to get my teacher...

I've been wanting to get my teacher certification for YEARS--so I've done a lot of reading and I've never heard this one. Maybe it's that particular teacher that has issues. Many of the parents I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By puppytails
Nova natural has the BEST hand-carved wooden...

Nova natural has the BEST hand-carved wooden fruits and veggies--especially the "cutting" ones (velcro-ed together so they can be "cut" apart). For pots and pans--if you have an Ikea nearby get them...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2004, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By puppytails
I think BOTH are essential. we have all hand-me...

I think BOTH are essential. we have all hand-me down and gift for his clothes, so my splurges are Elephenten (kinda like stride-rite) sneakers and Robeez slippers for indoors. I've heard you can...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2004, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By puppytails
my ds got really sick at 18 mo. and lost 2...

my ds got really sick at 18 mo. and lost 2 pounds (he's now 23 months)--which put him at the same weight as he was at about 10 months. the ped. gives me crap over it and wanted me to weigh him...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-25-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By puppytails
I second Joy's Waldorf!! I also love...

I second Joy's Waldorf!! I also love www.weirdolls.com--their (http://www.weirdolls.com--their) shipping was cheaper I think.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2003, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By puppytails
My family did like "Home Birth Mommy"--BIG...

My family did like "Home Birth Mommy"--BIG shared gift and smaller gifts usually to go with the big one. We'll do the same when he have more than just ds! Now we get ds toys throughout the year b/c...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-31-2003, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By puppytails
I have a Singer and I love it--especially after...

I have a Singer and I love it--especially after having the world's crappiest baby-loc (I had to oil the machine EVERY time I used it or it would lock up). My singer was 200$ and I abuse it by sewing...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-31-2003, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By puppytails
All kids are getting home-made Waldorf dolls (I...

All kids are getting home-made Waldorf dolls (I made my first doll a few weeks ago, now I'm obsessed).

We only do gifts for about 5 adults, so all the adults are getting Harry Potter themed...
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