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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-08-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By CocoBird
Awesome, thank you. I'll check that out!

Awesome, thank you. I'll check that out!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-05-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By CocoBird
Anybody?

Anybody?
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By CocoBird
Awesome! Thanks for your feedback on those. I may...

Awesome! Thanks for your feedback on those. I may start with V is for Vegan first. Reading the reviews, some people rave about them, and some people say it is too graphic and have their children...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By CocoBird
We have pretty sensitive skin, and we use Alaffia...

We have pretty sensitive skin, and we use Alaffia Everyday Shea Shampoo/Body Wash for Babies and Up (I think we get Lavender), and haven't had any problem. I really like that prodcut--it is a...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-02-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By CocoBird
"Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action"...

"Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action" by Ruby Roth. Just found another one, same author/illustrator! These are all on Amazon. And here is her website, looks like she's written quite a few...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-02-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By CocoBird
I have been wondering similarly about explaining...

I have been wondering similarly about explaining this to my youngest. She is only 21 months, so it hasn't come up yet, obviously. She eats vegan (except for eggs that come from well-taken care of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By CocoBird
I know this is not a very recent post, but I just...

I know this is not a very recent post, but I just read it and my heart goes out to you. I agree with both responses here. It sounds like some part of her hopes to come out eventually? It is sad that...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-02-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By CocoBird
pokeyac, would we just PM MoonWillow if we had...

pokeyac, would we just PM MoonWillow if we had books to add? I see that is who posted it. I really do love to add more and more to my collection, so I love to have a working list :)
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-02-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By CocoBird
jem18, please let me know if you find a book...

jem18, please let me know if you find a book along those lines. That situation is not uncommon! I know others who would appreciate a book about that. And it is not far off of the story for my older...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-01-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By CocoBird
Homeopathics and Flower Essences

I was recently told by a midwife friend that homeopathics and flower essences should generally all be safe while breastfeeding a toddler. This seems like quite the blanket statement, but I am fairly...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-01-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By CocoBird
I am not exactly a health professional...

I am not exactly a health professional (disclaimer :) ) but I do have some knowledge and experience with herbs and I would feel safe drinking that! Especially with an older babe. From what I know and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-01-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,047
Posted By CocoBird
A personal parenting choice, for sure, and I...

A personal parenting choice, for sure, and I agree with Oceanspray. I hope to let my little one self-wean. Who knows if I would have a cut-off age at some point...in my mind I think I wouldn't want...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By CocoBird
Thanks for your reply. You're right, she's not an...

Thanks for your reply. You're right, she's not an only child. I was using it as a comparison, but questioning that, also. It's good to hear positive things about this. I guess what started this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-20-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By CocoBird
Thanks for your response! :) what would you say...

Thanks for your response! :) what would you say the "perks of being an only child" are?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By CocoBird
Children with much older siblings

Hi, I have two stepdaughters (12 and 16), and on birth-daughter (1 1/2). I love them all dearly. The older girls are wonderful sisters to the baby. Because they are so much older, though, I worry...
Forum: Women's Health   11-09-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,231
Posted By CocoBird
I love that I can find answers and ideas on old...

I love that I can find answers and ideas on old threads here!
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By CocoBird
Yesterday my 12 year old asked me to tell her...

Yesterday my 12 year old asked me to tell her everything I voted for. I did, and she told me I voted wrong on everything. I didn't argue with her, just explained my reasoning. She insisted I was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By CocoBird
Hi, we did at-home insemination with a known...

Hi, we did at-home insemination with a known donor. When we decided to try again (a couple years after our miscarriage) , I was able to track my cycle for the past two months and guess at the best...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-24-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By CocoBird
I guess I just compartmentalize. Her genetic...

I guess I just compartmentalize. Her genetic heritage is that of myself and the donor, but our family's heritage includes my wife's heritage, so it is Amadora's heritage as well. I guess I'm evading...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-23-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By CocoBird
I would like to join, too!!

I would like to join, too!!
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By CocoBird
Very cool thread! I like this discussion. :smile:...

Very cool thread! I like this discussion. :smile: We have quite the mix of genetic heritage. I am Dutch/French/Indian, my wife is Italian/Russian/Cherokee. Our donor is Swedish/Danish/Norwegian. When...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-19-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By CocoBird
I'm not sure I have any advice, but my heart goes...

I'm not sure I have any advice, but my heart goes out to your family and I hope you can find some harmony soon. I had a hard time with my oldest stepdaughter for a few years. It was challenging to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By CocoBird
Pinching!

Hi! I am still nursing my darling 15 month old and plan to do so until she self-weens. Lately, however, she has been feeling the need to hold and sometimes pinch my other nipple while nursing! It is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By CocoBird
Thanks for the feedback and reassurance. :) I...

Thanks for the feedback and reassurance. :) I didnt think it would ever change, but I see now at 15 months that it fluctuates. She is still of course excited to see mom when she gets home from work,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By CocoBird
Thank you for the reassurance! I am trying not to...

Thank you for the reassurance! I am trying not to take it personally, and even if it hurts my feelings, I try not to let her see that, and also remember to be grateful she and her other mom love each...
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