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Forum: Babywearing   04-29-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,368
Posted By flower01
I did not need one in the beginning at all. But,...

I did not need one in the beginning at all. But, once my babies walk they really like to be up and down a lot and sometimes a stroller is just way more convenient.  We babywear MOST of the time, but...
Forum: Babywearing   04-29-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By flower01
Hi.  I was recently diagnosed with stage four...

Hi.  I was recently diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and had surgery a couple days ago to put in a stoma for a colostomy bag.  It is obvious that I will no longer be able to use my Ergo for my...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By flower01
YES!   My DD is almost four and she has always...

YES!   My DD is almost four and she has always been shy around strangers. It really irks me how some people almost force themselves on my kids. At first we used to say she was "shy," but then I read...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-27-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By flower01
I have started weaning my son during the...

I have started weaning my son during the day...this is working for us. I let him nurse for nap and at night (he is still an all night nurser).  But, I am having some symptoms that I can't figure...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-17-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By flower01
The dentist was actually really supportive of...

The dentist was actually really supportive of breastfeeding and assured us that we are doing what's best for our son. However, she did say that for some reason that they don't fully understand some...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-14-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By flower01
Ok, I've got to get my son to eat more.  He...

Ok, I've got to get my son to eat more.  He likes pretty much everything but I can't always get him to eat more than a couple bites. And he always wants to eat during dinner...which I don't let him...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-14-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By flower01
Thanks ladies for all of your advice.  I think...

Thanks ladies for all of your advice.  I think it is just really hard to know when you move from the stage of "needing" to "wanting." This little guy is so much more difficult than my DD was because...
Forum: Site Help   03-12-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By flower01
I'm having the same problem as the OP. But, it...

I'm having the same problem as the OP. But, it is intermittant. Happened yesterday, but I'm typing fine today. However, I do not have the time to go through such a detailed form.  I'll come back to...
Forum: Site Help   03-12-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By flower01
It is called Life as a Parent and it is under...

It is called Life as a Parent and it is under Parenting. I think it's been there for years. I had no trouble accessing it just now though so I wonder what the problem is for OP.?
Forum: Site Help   03-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,704
Posted By flower01
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by dubfam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1302502/new-things-at-mothering#post_16315957)
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By flower01
oh, well that is good to know about the...

oh, well that is good to know about the breastmilk.  That is definitely a weight lifted if it's true.  I'll definitely check with the dentist.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By flower01
There are a couple issues that I NEED to address...

There are a couple issues that I NEED to address with my 17 month old - who nurses and cosleeps. 
 
-Sleep - we aren't getting any.  He nurses all night long. We tried to start the process of...
Forum: Site Help   03-11-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,704
Posted By flower01
This is what I was hoping to see as well.  As...

This is what I was hoping to see as well.  As much as I am sad to see Mothering mag go, and I have gotten a lot from this forum, it has become too difficult for me and I have started looking for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By flower01
I went through the exact same thing....pregnant,...

I went through the exact same thing....pregnant, miserable, 2 year old wanted to watch constantly and tamtrums when I turned it off. So....we put the tv away.  It was hard to do, but my DH did it....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By flower01
My DD loses things all the time, too. Drives me...

My DD loses things all the time, too. Drives me nuts how quickly she can forget where she put something. But, I see it as age related for the most part. And I just consider it my job to teach her to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By flower01
DD has always been this way.  She is almost 4...

DD has always been this way.  She is almost 4 now and it's gotten a lot worse.  It used to mainly be when we have to leave somewhere.  But, now it is anything...if I let her watch a tv show, she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By flower01
I dont exactly know what I'm asking.  Everyone I...

I dont exactly know what I'm asking.  Everyone I know IRL, has strict bedtime routines and their kids are never allowed in bed with them.  My almost 4 year old has had her own room with her own bed...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By flower01
When DH works late or is out of town, I love my...

When DH works late or is out of town, I love my kids in bed with me. Family naps (when they happen) feel like a luxury.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By flower01
Would love some tips, too.  Same thing here. DH...

Would love some tips, too.  Same thing here. DH falls asleep putting DD to bed, while I fall asleep nursing DS to bed.  By the time the kids are asleep, we are done. Dinner isn't even cleaned up...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-17-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By flower01
With both of my kids I've just nursed on demand...

With both of my kids I've just nursed on demand basically. No schedules no limits. But, I'm really feeling like I need to put some limits on my son. He is 15 months old and he is just nursing...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By flower01
The way we look at it, is if the baby can't have...

The way we look at it, is if the baby can't have it none of us can have it. It's just not worth the tears.  Now, DH and I often have dessert after both kids have gone to bed - they aren't getting...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By flower01
My DD has picked up most details about Santa...

My DD has picked up most details about Santa from outside sources...tv shows, other kids, IDK where else.  All we have told her is that Santa Claus comes from St. Nicholas and he gave toys to all...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-17-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By flower01
I posted in Parenting about my struggles with my...

I posted in Parenting about my struggles with my 3 and 1 year old.  My son cries a lot and it's very difficult for me to get anything done.  I hear many people say you just have to plus...
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,573
Posted By flower01
Quote: Originally Posted by Piglet68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Piglet68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15987630)

I have no problem with non-homeschoolers...
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By flower01
Thank you for all of your thoughts. It's so...

Thank you for all of your thoughts.

It's so fascinating because even my friends who already homeschool are very much into teaching reading a certain way...like there are rules to reading. You...
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