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Forum: Gardening   05-29-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Mama Lori
If you grow vegis, grow the marigolds around...

If you grow vegis, grow the marigolds around them. They help keep bugs away. You can eat the petals of lemon gem.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-03-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Mama Lori
I thought this was funny. My nursing 22 month...

I thought this was funny. My nursing 22 month old dd always wants to have not one but TWO sippy cups with her, full of water or juice. Finally one day I asked "Why two?" And she pointed to my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mama Lori
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8015498)
You'll notice that when questioned, the OP says...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-02-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mama Lori
caedmyn your dd sounds so much like mine!! Mine...

caedmyn your dd sounds so much like mine!! Mine is 23 mos now. She also has no interest in cuddling when she really wants to nurse. I usually nurse her briefly and give her a warning when it's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-02-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mama Lori
It puzzles me that every time a mom posts on...

It puzzles me that every time a mom posts on here about loathing nursing or really being truly bothered by it, she is pressured to do it anyway (often saying the child is still "so young")....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-02-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mama Lori
I hear ya. I often feel the same way. Can...

I hear ya. I often feel the same way.

Can your husband or partner get her to sleep? That works great for us.

During the daytime I sometimes use the car.

Also we use the gym ball - I hold...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-30-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,999
Posted By Mama Lori
I don't know either, this sounds familiar...

I don't know either, this sounds familiar (though mine is 2yo) but I was thinking that calcium is good for sleep so maybe it would help to have some before bed. There is a great product called A to...
Forum: Gardening   04-30-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Mama Lori
I have some primroses I planted in a flower box...

I have some primroses I planted in a flower box that gets only a little sun, mostly shade. But this plant is supposed to be shade tolerant. The plants are looking rather sad. I do water them...
Forum: Gardening   04-30-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Mama Lori
My rosemary turned brown presumably because I...

My rosemary turned brown presumably because I neglected it for quite awhile. I recently pruned it WAY back and began watering it more deeply and regularly and it is starting to do better. I was...
Forum: Gardening   04-30-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mama Lori
Now that all the ladybugs are out I can't get my...

Now that all the ladybugs are out I can't get my 2yo dd to stop squishing them. She likes them and gets very excited to look for them and then pick them up. But when they start crawling on her she...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,032
Posted By Mama Lori
lightheart re: "organic matter" I agree this is...

lightheart re: "organic matter" I agree this is a misleading term. Technically "organic" can mean that it is carbon-based, and has nothing to do with pesticides.
Forum: Gardening   04-24-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,032
Posted By Mama Lori
OK from what I understand, you only want to use...

OK from what I understand, you only want to use bark as mulch, and not wood from the rest of the tree because it will steal nitrogen from the plants. Bark will not. I have gotten wood chips from a...
Forum: Gardening   04-16-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mama Lori
The other day I needed to prune the geraniums in...

The other day I needed to prune the geraniums in front of my house. So I set a bin a little ways away from where I was pruning. As I pruned, I handed a branch to my dd (almost 2 y.o.) and she...
Forum: Gardening   04-14-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Mama Lori
We grew ours in a half barrel and they did...

We grew ours in a half barrel and they did fine...that is what I read to do in a gardening book. We did hill them.
Forum: Gardening   04-13-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mama Lori
Plant lots of pennyroyal (an herb) as a...

Plant lots of pennyroyal (an herb) as a groundcover. It repels mosquitos.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Mama Lori
My ds was 18 mos, my dd was around 20 mos. It is...

My ds was 18 mos, my dd was around 20 mos. It is annoying, so I wouldn't worry about it! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Mama Lori
About the herbs, I've not grown arnica, but...

About the herbs, I've not grown arnica, but Calendula is extremely easy to grow, and helps prevent pests around your vegetables. Interspere it or in a border with your vegis. It adds beautiful color...
Forum: Gardening   04-05-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Mama Lori
Ooh I would use corsican mint. It is a lovely...

Ooh I would use corsican mint. It is a lovely creeping groundcover, very sturdy yet tender for bare feet to walk on, it smells wonderful, and you can eat it!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Mama Lori
Yup. It was funny, the day I posted this,...

Yup.

It was funny, the day I posted this, that afternoon, my 8yo son, who usually plays Legos every afternoon, came home from school and said "Mom, I want to bring my stereo into the living room,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Mama Lori
Absolutely. My daughter had a brief but nasty...

Absolutely. My daughter had a brief but nasty stomach flu virus this past winter (she's 22 mos) and I nursed her all the way through. That's one of those times I felt so lucky to still be nursing,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Mama Lori
Oh man, when I first saw the title of this...

Oh man, when I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was about how awesome eating is. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Site Help   04-04-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By Mama Lori
I didn't figure it out until a couple days...

I didn't figure it out until a couple days later. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

Did you guys see the toilet laptop connection thing that was on Google?
Forum: Gardening   04-04-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Mama Lori
cool thanks for the info!!

cool thanks for the info!!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-04-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 677
Posted By Mama Lori
I very much agree with Cinder that it depends on...

I very much agree with Cinder that it depends on the kid! I don't think that a blanket statement such as "it's very important to offer well into the second year" etc. is appropriate...it depends too...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Mama Lori
OK thanks...

OK thanks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I feel better now.
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