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Forum: Religious Studies   12-20-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,090
Posted By MamaStarbird
I think that at the deepest level, the reason...

I think that at the deepest level, the reason men find breasts sexy is that breasts signify that a woman is sexually mature and able to have babies and feed them. I don't think there's any point in...
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By MamaStarbird
Given that he's asking to stay home rather than...

Given that he's asking to stay home rather than asking for toys, it sounds to me like he really just feels left out since he can't talk to the other kids about what they're interested in and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-27-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By MamaStarbird
DD (17 months) has a pair of these Stonz booties...

DD (17 months) has a pair of these Stonz booties (http://www.stonzwear.com/product.aspx?ProductID=10&deptid=7&). Basically a waterproof, fleece-lined sack with a rubberized but still totally soft...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-18-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By MamaStarbird
The only shoes we've found that are fairly...

The only shoes we've found that are fairly soft-soled and wide enough for DD's feet are the Smaller shoes from See Kai Run. Originally I wanted to keep her in the Robeez that just have the suede...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By MamaStarbird
DD is 16 months and we started transitioning her...

DD is 16 months and we started transitioning her into her own bed last week. The first night she stirred or cried every hour and DH would immediately soothe her and get her back to sleep. Every...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-01-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By MamaStarbird
Not as severe as you describe, but in the early...

Not as severe as you describe, but in the early weeks of my pregnancy with DD I had what felt like particularly bad menstrual cramps after every orgasm. I think after a few weeks I was past that...
Forum: Parenting   10-11-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,682
Posted By MamaStarbird
I totally agree with what everyone else is...

I totally agree with what everyone else is saying. If this is what your MIL is like, she almost certainly did say something offensive to your DD to trigger a 'disrespectful' response. Watch their...
Forum: Lactivism   09-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By MamaStarbird
Good for you! She certainly can't argue that...

Good for you! She certainly can't argue that breastmilk is unhealthy!

I probably would have told her, "No, it's white wine." http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif But I like...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By MamaStarbird
She was on 'What Not To Wear' and was wearing...

She was on 'What Not To Wear' and was wearing her baby in almost all the secret footage (no, Stacy and Clinton didn't complain about ring slings being unfashionable, just everything else she was...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,507
Posted By MamaStarbird
Quote: Originally Posted by The4OfUs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by The4OfUs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14234130)
Honestly, if it's this bad, I would develop...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,507
Posted By MamaStarbird
It's hard for your parents to accept that their...

It's hard for your parents to accept that their little girl is now a mother raising her own little girl, but if you don't put your foot down I don't think they'll ever really accept it.

Write...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-13-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By MamaStarbird
Has anyone given birth at either the Concord...

Has anyone given birth at either the Concord Birth Center or Monadnock Birth Center or know anyone who has? I don't particularly want a homebirth but I'm not sure I want another hospital birth...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-15-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By MamaStarbird
Suddenly I'm very happy I no longer live in MA....

Suddenly I'm very happy I no longer live in MA. Co-sleeping is child abuse? Disgusting!

Then again, of all the friends and family I have who still live in MA, I don't know anyone who reads the...
Forum: Unschooling   07-11-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By MamaStarbird
Quote: Originally Posted by SagMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SagMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14068667)
I'm of the mindset that chores are secondary...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-09-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By MamaStarbird
This is exactly what teething pain looks like in...

This is exactly what teething pain looks like in DD-- whimpering and restlessness giving way to full-blown screaming that eases when I pick her up...all in her sleep. Something for teething given...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,265
Posted By MamaStarbird
Quote: Originally Posted by LilyGrace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyGrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14056553)
We have four rules here - it must be safe,...
Forum: Parenting   07-09-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By MamaStarbird
My two cents: I agree with pretty much...

My two cents: I agree with pretty much everything here. I know how hard it is when you're first figuring out what is important to you as a future parent and it seems like every mainstream voice is...
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,813
Posted By MamaStarbird
I know you're frustrated but try thinking about...

I know you're frustrated but try thinking about it from her perspective. She was born into a family where she's told, "Here is what we value and you have to do it do." Anyone who's ever been dragged...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 842
Posted By MamaStarbird
For me the absolute hardest thing was figuring...

For me the absolute hardest thing was figuring out what being parents meant for my and DH's relationship. The first maybe six months were incredibly challenging for me b/c it didn't look anything...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By MamaStarbird
Once DD started walking she pretty much lost...

Once DD started walking she pretty much lost interest in toys and anything I try to do to entertain her. She likes to wander around touching/opening/banging on everything. She turns the stereo on...
Forum: Unschooling   06-16-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By MamaStarbird
Quote: Originally Posted by Dar...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13948393)
But unschooling is everything - gardening is just...
Forum: Unschooling   06-16-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By MamaStarbird
This has been an ongoing discussion in our...

This has been an ongoing discussion in our household, too. It's not an issue I've ever pushed (since DD isn't even a year yet) but something that I've brought up, often jokingly ("That's why we're...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,186
Posted By MamaStarbird
This is a tough question because there are...

This is a tough question because there are multiple ways "Is she yours" can be interpreted, with accompanying uncomfortable racial baggage.

option 1: she thought you were the babysitter/nanny....
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-12-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By MamaStarbird
Quote: Originally Posted by rvamommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rvamommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13923952)
Good for you! Seems like you said it just...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By MamaStarbird
DH found me holding the baby out on our front...

DH found me holding the baby out on our front walk a few days ago because there was a dead mouse inside in the hall http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif.

You didn't...
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