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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-31-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,000
Posted By smilla653
I stopped watching The View when Lisa Ling left....

I stopped watching The View when Lisa Ling left. But Tori's Reality show has been a guilty pleasure for me this summer, so I *happened* to be doing a Tivo search on Tori and *happened* to watch her...
Forum: Waldorf   10-10-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By smilla653
We were in a parent-child class at Waldorf, and...

We were in a parent-child class at Waldorf, and one of the reasons we're taking a break and questioning starting preschool there is that we felt that some children were a little wild (throwing...
Forum: Diapering   04-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By smilla653
My son seems to get rashes with unlined fitteds...

My son seems to get rashes with unlined fitteds the second they are damp, so we pretty much gave up on these after the newborn period.

I am considering giving them another test-run as I build up...
Forum: Diapering   04-17-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By smilla653
Quote: Originally Posted by thorn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7856998)
I really love side-snapping diapers for avoiding...
Forum: Diapering   04-15-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By smilla653
Every time my DS goes up a size, I feel like I...

Every time my DS goes up a size, I feel like I have to learn about CDing all over again! Read my profile and tell me what I should get for DS.

A bit of history:
As a newborn-small, we were...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,260
Posted By smilla653
Quote: I don't expect that we'll ever go...

Quote:
I don't expect that we'll ever go anywhere together without our children until they're out of the house. We had plenty of time to travel together before we had kids, and will hopefully have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 801
Posted By smilla653
I consider DS a good, not a great sleeper. We...

I consider DS a good, not a great sleeper. We are still cosleeping and nursing on demand at 22 months.

For months at a time, he will go to sleep easily, nurse a couple of times at night or not at...
Forum: Diapering   03-27-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By smilla653
We used a service for three months because my...

We used a service for three months because my MIL offered to pay for one. During that time, we bought our own wipes and I put them in a wet bag and laundered them at home. If the service doesn't...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   02-19-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,918
Posted By smilla653
Where is White Oak School/Monticello?

Where is White Oak School/Monticello?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,476
Posted By smilla653
I get McVitie's in the "International" section...

I get McVitie's in the "International" section of our grocery store. Sometimes I get the Digestives, sometimes the Hobnobs (without chocolate), sometimes the ones with chocolate (for me)....
Forum: Waldorf   02-19-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,281
Posted By smilla653
I can't speak to the older, school-agers, but...

I can't speak to the older, school-agers, but for parent-child/early childhood, parents tend to gravitate towards dressing their children in comfortable, functional, seasonally appropriate clothes....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,476
Posted By smilla653
My 21-month old DS also loves strips of...

My 21-month old DS also loves strips of multigrain toast (especially with a bit of Trader Joe's low-sugar jam). Also, still-frozen peas straight from the bag. Cut-up grapes. Large chunks of banana...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,165
Posted By smilla653
People have already mentioned lots of great...

People have already mentioned lots of great stuff. We have maybe 80% wooden toys....

One of DS's early favorite toys (at about one year) was a wooden ball run by Vilac. I bought it over in my...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   01-28-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 49,646
Posted By smilla653
Are there any Reggio-inspired schools in the...

Are there any Reggio-inspired schools in the Chicago area?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By smilla653
My DS is 16 months, and still not walking,...

My DS is 16 months, and still not walking, although he did finally take a few steps last week (to the highchair... thus far, all his walking has been...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-05-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By smilla653
Nora's Mama: I really enjoyed reading your post....

Nora's Mama: I really enjoyed reading your post. Having read Our Babies, Our Selves and MYNT and being mildly familiar with Dr. Dettwyler's research, it made some connections I hadn't thought of.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By smilla653
You've already gotten lots of great advice. Just...

You've already gotten lots of great advice. Just wanted to chine in that we, too, have never left DS alone at night really. We either bring him with us, or if I have something in the evening, I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By smilla653
I drink lots of different kinds of Roobois teas,...

I drink lots of different kinds of Roobois teas, mint tea, and some chamomile (all ones that you mentioned). You can make an infusion with fresh ginger and lemon (just pour hot water over slices of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By smilla653
Yes, try a sippy cup, straw cup, all kinds of...

Yes, try a sippy cup, straw cup, all kinds of bottles. It may just be that you'll have to experiment a bit. Your intuition that forcing the bottle on DS may be traumatic is a good one, and as you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By smilla653
Hang in there. Your intuition that it's teething...

Hang in there. Your intuition that it's teething sounds right.

I don't know if you're open to giving DC medicine, but I gave DS Tylenol just before his nighttime feed; some people use those...
Forum: Waldorf   10-01-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By smilla653
I survived my first snack! I brought: ...

I survived my first snack!

I brought:

Homemade banana bread with golden raisins (my usual recipe)
Apples from the farmer's market
whole-grain crackers
cream cheese
cheddar cheese
pumpkin...
Forum: Waldorf   10-01-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By smilla653
Hanna Andersson stores have aprons which are...

Hanna Andersson stores have aprons which are cotton prints treated with an eco-friendly wipeable coating. Not exactly what you'r elooking for, I know, but I thought it was worth including on this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-20-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By smilla653
I was just reading "The Read Aloud Handbook" and...

I was just reading "The Read Aloud Handbook" and one of the things it suggests (in general) is reading aloud books at the dinner table. It's something you all could still do together, and might take...
Forum: Waldorf   09-20-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By smilla653
So sorry you missed the first day of class. How...

So sorry you missed the first day of class. How was it?

I asked to take some photos once (during the birthday ceremony), and they let me. Perhaps your DH can take some pictures sometime in the...
Forum: Waldorf   09-20-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By smilla653
Thanks to the person who posted the TinyBird...

Thanks to the person who posted the TinyBird Organics link, although it's your fault I just ordered a sweater from the site for DS http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif !
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