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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By Twwly
Personally have not burdened our kids with that...

Personally have not burdened our kids with that angle yet.  We also spend a lot of time on a beach (public), but also live on a farm (private) and the kids are nude, often.
 
We frame it by saying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,218
Posted By Twwly
My son has long hair past his shoulder blades. ...

My son has long hair past his shoulder blades.  He is bullied about it by adults and children.  His father has long hair, same length.  My son used to be a poor hair washer, but then said he wanted...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-24-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Twwly
FLU: I know where I live, last year the gov...

FLU: I know where I live, last year the gov admitted that the flu shot was essentially ineffective against the strains that were out there, and it was all over the news today that a recent CDN study...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By Twwly
PP -- We never use changing stations. I balance...

PP -- We never use changing stations. I balance baby on my knee (while standing), scoot cloth diaper down to their ankles and hold them over the public toilet in the "in arms" position". Then I pull...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-14-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Twwly
Boy is 2.5, girl is 1. I found my son way...

Boy is 2.5, girl is 1. I found my son way easier! Aiming is a breeze with a spare finger, but her pee flies all over the place!

(Know Im not girl first, boy second, but had to share....
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-14-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Twwly
About "teach DS that going in his pants is NOT...

About "teach DS that going in his pants is NOT the place to go", remember EC is about COMMUNICATION. Making them aware of their functions. As a result, early "potty training" can happen, but it is...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-05-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Twwly
I hear you, we're absolutely made of different...

I hear you, we're absolutely made of different stuff nowadays. In regards to the original question about safety, I still think that the length of the "trial" (as unscientific as it may be) does...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-05-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Twwly
Yer welcome, MilkMommie. And I totally...

Yer welcome, MilkMommie.

And I totally agree Panserbjorne, people definitely handle things differently. You never know how it's going to work out for you until it happens. If people are prone to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-05-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 442
Posted By Twwly
Don't listen to the pressure, listen to your...

Don't listen to the pressure, listen to your kiddo! Friends thought I was nuts that my LO wasn't doing any solids until 9 months and now at 11 she's picking a couple times a day, but that's still...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-05-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By Twwly
My 11 month old still nurses a dozen times a...

My 11 month old still nurses a dozen times a day. My 2 year old was down to maybe 2-3 times a day, but I was nursing while pregnant and hardly producing.

Nutso!
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-03-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Twwly
I'm very heavily tattooed, own a tattoo shop....

I'm very heavily tattooed, own a tattoo shop. (We also eat organic, grow most of our own food, raise our own meat, are only a couple toys shy of being a plastic toy free house, etc). So I am biased...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-02-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Twwly
Safe Mama's 2009 sunscreen list is here: ...

Safe Mama's 2009 sunscreen list is here:
http://safemama.com/2009/04/13/safem...n-cheat-sheet/ (http://safemama.com/2009/04/13/safemamas-2009-safer-sunscreen-cheat-sheet/)

I have used and liked...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-02-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By Twwly
Starbunz cloth pads are the best I've ever used,...

Starbunz cloth pads are the best I've ever used, and I've tried a dozen different types if I've tried one! Easy to wash, keep their shape nicely (some just wad up). NEVER a leak and SO absorbent!
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-02-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Twwly
We don't have special dishes. The kids just use...

We don't have special dishes. The kids just use ours, and the casualties in the dinner ware department are usually my fault, not theirs!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-28-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By Twwly
Tethering.... if we did that we'd have no goats....

Tethering.... if we did that we'd have no goats. Coyotes will take animals in daylight it they are THAT vulnerable. I dont know where exactly the OP lives, but fencing is just as much about keeping...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-24-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Twwly
Toddler son can pet the chicks with one finger,...

Toddler son can pet the chicks with one finger, or open his hand like a plate to hold it, while sitting down. We don't worry too much about poop. He washes his hands before he eats and we encourage...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By Twwly
Our pounded posts with woven wire (5' tall), two...

Our pounded posts with woven wire (5' tall), two 4' gates, one 8' gate half acre was somewhere between $2k - $3k. Including labour, though it was my husband and one other man.

We're in the middle...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-26-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Twwly
We steam. Most of the time our kids self feed,...

We steam. Most of the time our kids self feed, if we do make it mushier, we use a fork or a food mill.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Twwly
My DD was the same in the car seat. We tried...

My DD was the same in the car seat. We tried static strips on our vehicle, me in the back nursing her, mirrors, toys, everything. Nothing worked, she would cry from origin to destination EVERY TIME....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Twwly
Both my kids were side sleepers, so I hardly...

Both my kids were side sleepers, so I hardly notice them nursing, and don't have to move. I don't think I have ever ACTUALLY slept through a nursing session, but it's pretty close. I do count it as...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Twwly
My DS would not sleep without me until he was...

My DS would not sleep without me until he was almost 2. I just stayed in bed and read and got some sleep.

My DD sleeps like a dream, I can get out of bed once she's down, no problem.

They're...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Twwly
My LO (2.5) wakes up once at night to pee and he...

My LO (2.5) wakes up once at night to pee and he cuddles back to sleep.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-24-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,827
Posted By Twwly
I don't feel that way, but we are pretty good...

I don't feel that way, but we are pretty good about pacing ourselves. One thing at a time, adding in new stuff slowly. If you are feeling overwhelmed, prioritize your tasks/burdens, see what you can...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By Twwly
We are inundated with cluster flies. They come...

We are inundated with cluster flies. They come from the soil, they overwinter in your house, they have nothing to do with rotting animals or poo.

Part of country living.
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-24-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Twwly
Just a phase! It'll pass and bring you something...

Just a phase! It'll pass and bring you something new. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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