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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-23-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,914
Posted By BushMama83
meemee, I am pretty bad with self-care, but...

meemee, I am pretty bad with self-care, but getting better. I get out once a week for dinner wth my girlfriends, but the baby won't take a bottle so I've always got a little one with me. DH is very...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-23-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By BushMama83
It sounds like you're very frustrated with your...

It sounds like you're very frustrated with your LO's health issues and this elimination diet. Do you feel like your health is suffering? Are you struggling with the diet? Deciding to wean is a very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,914
Posted By BushMama83
In regards to praise as behaviour modification,...

In regards to praise as behaviour modification, I'm definitely not into that. I see in myself the long-term effects of this...I realize now that I am more motivated by getting praise or recognition...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,914
Posted By BushMama83
IdentityCrisisMama, I've read Lousie Bates Ames'...

IdentityCrisisMama, I've read Lousie Bates Ames' book on two year olds...I think it's time to get the one on three year olds, though! Thanks for reminding me. I'm realizing rather quickly that CL...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-22-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By BushMama83
Mamagreene, that's great news! I'm not on the...

Mamagreene, that's great news! I'm not on the TED, but I am currently eliminating dairy, wheat, oats and eggs. I've seen a huge improvement in my baby's eczema and we've gone from stool in every...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-18-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By BushMama83
I've been avoiding this thread because I've been...

I've been avoiding this thread because I've been avoiding dealing with my depression. I went through a pretty good period, I think the change of season helped. But in the last couple of weeks the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By BushMama83
I don't think you need to wash your nipple...

I don't think you need to wash your nipple between feedings. But I also don't think it would do any harm, if you feel better doing so!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,690
Posted By BushMama83
SweetSilver, thanks for your response! You make...

SweetSilver, thanks for your response! You make some great points. I think you're right that actions might be better. Because it seems to take forever for the words to sink in!

Kathy, you're so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,690
Posted By BushMama83
Since reading Alfie Kohn several months ago, I...

Since reading Alfie Kohn several months ago, I don't give much praise or positive feedback, for the reasons already discussed here.

But what about negative feedback? IdentityCrisisMama, you...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,914
Posted By BushMama83
Need to vent about my almost 3 yo...NVC, CL, UP

Hey Mamas...I'm coming back to this board to just try and work out some things I'm going through with my almost 3 year old DS. He is very rambunctious, and I feel like we've been going through this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By BushMama83
Hi Farming Mama! You've gotten some great...

Hi Farming Mama! You've gotten some great sggestions for keeping your toddler busy and for alternatives to spanking. I wanted to respond to your comments about your anger and subsequent guilty...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By BushMama83
Is vomiting a normal reaction to solids?

When he was about 6 mo, DS2 grabbed a slice of red pepper out of my hand and gummed it a little, then I took it from him. About 5 minutes later he vomited and I noticed a tiny sliver of red pepper in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By BushMama83
I think patience and perseverence are your best...

I think patience and perseverence are your best tools here! Still working on it with my 32 month old. I think eventually the combo of our guidance/modelling and their reaching a place...
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By BushMama83
Miranda, you have articulated exactly why I...

Miranda, you have articulated exactly why I thought my just suddenly speaking french around the house would likely confuse and irritate my toddler! Your suggestion to designate a certain activity to...
Forum: Unschooling   05-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By BushMama83
Does anyone have experience with this? I speak...

Does anyone have experience with this? I speak french fairly fluently, but my husband does not. Even before DS1 was born, I swore I'd speak only french with him...but that hasn't happened. We do...
Forum: Diapering   05-13-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BushMama83
I used a front loading machine for a brief stint...

I used a front loading machine for a brief stint this winter. I thought it worked great! It was a pretty fancy machine, and even had a sanitize cycle option. I think the main issue with front...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-13-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By BushMama83
elou82, I read your post last night and then...

elou82, I read your post last night and then started to read Parent Effectiveness Training by Dr. Thomas Gordon. In the first pages he talks about "false acceptance", outwardly acting as though you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-12-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By BushMama83
Shakti71, thanks for your reply. I've attempted...

Shakti71, thanks for your reply. I've attempted to nightwean my son twice now, but the night time feedings seem to slowly creep back in. I know I just need to be firm about it. It's tough because I...
Forum: Family Planning   05-11-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 7,809
Posted By BushMama83
Hi everyone! Just browsing this thread and...

Hi everyone!

Just browsing this thread and thought I'd join. I have two boys, 2.5 (and a bit) and 7 months. I had my first period pp 22 days ago, which was surprising as I'm tandem nursing...and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By BushMama83
Thank you so much for your response, Good Enough...

Thank you so much for your response, Good Enough Mum! It's just what I needed to hear. You bring up a really good point about showing him that another person's wishes for my body overrule mine. That...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-09-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By BushMama83
I've been there! My two are 7 months and 32...

I've been there! My two are 7 months and 32 months. I often stick a foot out to stop the toddler! He's getting much better with the baby though. We remind him constantly to use gentle hands, to kiss...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By BushMama83
themomadance...I would send hugs your way, but...

themomadance...I would send hugs your way, but I'm sure you're touched out! I felt like a monster, too. It's such an awful, complicated mix of emotions. It will get better, though. Your toddler will...
Forum: Unschooling   05-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By BushMama83
FisherFamily - You make a good point about...

FisherFamily - You make a good point about others relating to my kids. It's already something I'm noticing, more in how I relate to other moms. I'm only just getting to know the homeschool group in...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By BushMama83
DH and I are planning to unschool our kids. My...

DH and I are planning to unschool our kids. My husband has mentioned it to his family in the past (that we plan to homeschool, not unschool specifically) and I've mentioned it to my sister...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By BushMama83
We've all read the recommendation to continue...

We've all read the recommendation to continue breastfeeding "as long as it is desired by both mother and baby". But what about when it's no longer desired by mom? I'm at the point. I'm still...
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