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Forum: Lactivism   06-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,149
Posted By ladonnaken
You know, there are moms with philosophical...

You know, there are moms with philosophical reasons not to use bottles...boy, I'm glad I haven't been called postpartum.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-07-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By ladonnaken
Yep, my middle child is hypotonic; he was...

Yep, my middle child is hypotonic; he was discharged once he began walking (at 16 months old). But by age 3, I began wondering about his speech delay... He's in ST and OT now....his dev. stage...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,939
Posted By ladonnaken
My five year old is gifted, but also has...

My five year old is gifted, but also has Asperger's Syndrome. Well, my sister now has an infant son now who seems busier than usual for a child his age. Comparing him and my oldest son is difficult,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-22-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By ladonnaken
My advice would be to find a doula, or...

My advice would be to find a doula, or preferebly a midwife, to have with you during labor...someone completely supportive of VBAC.

I had two cesareans after a combined 7 total hours of pushing....
Forum: Vaccinations   11-02-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By ladonnaken
Background: My five year old has Asperger's...

Background:

My five year old has Asperger's Syndrome. When he was 2 months old, he received the recommended vaccines, and had a reaction. It happened about four hours after the shots--he went...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-04-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By ladonnaken
I wish I had those comebacks regarding "human...

I wish I had those comebacks regarding "human pacifier" comments. Now, though, I'm wondering why I didn't think to say, "You know, which came first, the pacificier or the boob?" LOL!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-04-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By ladonnaken
Thank you, you guys...

Thank you, you guys http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-02-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By ladonnaken
I apologize in advance if this post doesn't make...

I apologize in advance if this post doesn't make much sense, but I'll give it a try.

I really, really LOVE being a cosleeping/breastfeeding mama, and I have no idea what life would be like if my...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,670
Posted By ladonnaken
I selected other because I have no adopted...

I selected other because I have no adopted children yet, but I have two friends who have done so, and their children are so very loved and happy--I would definitely do so if the opportunity...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,724
Posted By ladonnaken
Wow. What a situation! I am not Catholic,...

Wow. What a situation!

I am not Catholic, either, but I am Christian--in my church we don't baptize babies--it is our belief that a choice of faith cannot be made for someone else. However, like...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-02-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By ladonnaken
A local pregnancy center recommends these: ...

A local pregnancy center recommends these:

http://www.adiri.com/

Has anyone here ever used them?
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-02-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By ladonnaken
Quote: Originally Posted by teale...

Quote:
Originally Posted by teale http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13693434)
LOVE this! I will use it!...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-01-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By ladonnaken
yeah, why is it that so many people think just...

yeah, why is it that so many people think just because they've raised their own children that somehow that makes them experts on YOUR child? LOL!
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-29-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By ladonnaken
Oldest DS had first solids at 7.5 mnths;...

Oldest DS had first solids at 7.5 mnths; youngest had first solids at 9 mnths; neither ate more that one solid/day until after a year old. (They are five and almost three now)

But, yes, until one...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-29-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By ladonnaken
My oldest son has Asperger's Syndrome/HFA and...

My oldest son has Asperger's Syndrome/HFA and was/is very sensory sensitive. My first jealous emotion involving him was jealously towards my breast, if that gives you any insight on his boob...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-29-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By ladonnaken
I would tend to agree. My boys are five and...

I would tend to agree. My boys are five and almost-three and both cosleep with me most nights, as my husband is often out of town, too; so I can relate on those levels. Though my boys and I are all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By ladonnaken
I just wanted to add my 2 cents: I have...

I just wanted to add my 2 cents:

I have been diagnosed with OCD, as has my son, who has Asperger's Syndrome. I suppose he was diagnosed a bit early; but his OCD symptoms were pretty extreme when...
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,968
Posted By ladonnaken
You know, what annoys me the most is how people...

You know, what annoys me the most is how people who don't know anything about AP parenting tend to treat it like it's some kind of "internet thing" -- as if we aren't living in the real world. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By ladonnaken
Wow! As a former teacher; that is crossing the...

Wow! As a former teacher; that is crossing the line! Teachers aren't supposed to even suggest a possible diagnosis (for liability purposes); but to simply mention the concerning behaviors and refer...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-08-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By ladonnaken
Adorable! My oldest son (4.5) reads to his baby...

Adorable! My oldest son (4.5) reads to his baby brother, too (2.5), and it is so sweet to watch! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-08-2008, 05:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By ladonnaken
DS #1 was extremely high needs; though he also...

DS #1 was extremely high needs; though he also has a coexisting condition (Asperger's Syndrome); we're not sure if the giftedness or AS or both contributed to his high needs (I expect the latter)....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-13-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,731
Posted By ladonnaken
Last week, my four year old asked me, "Mama,...

Last week, my four year old asked me, "Mama, what is Jupiter made of?" Umm, not sure, so I said, "I suppose its made of rock."

"No, Mama!" he replied.

"Okay, then, maybe you're thinking of ice...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By ladonnaken
We slept in our bed (DS #2 and me) and my DH and...

We slept in our bed (DS #2 and me) and my DH and DS #1 slept in another bed.

My DH made it a big deal for DS #1 to sleep with him in a special bed--they read books, etc...

Once DS #2 could...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-18-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,705
Posted By ladonnaken
Thank you for sharing his story. I am so deeply...

Thank you for sharing his story. I am so deeply sorry for your loss http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-18-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By ladonnaken
It definitely sounds like she is reacting to...

It definitely sounds like she is reacting to your DH's frustration. Toileting is a milestone a child achieves on his/her own; not something that can be forced. She senses his disapproval, so she...
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