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Forum: Parenting   05-31-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,810
Posted By lemonapple
Lol! I have to agree about the formula! I...

Lol! I have to agree about the formula! I babysat a little boy who used formula and there's nothing worse than listening to a hungry baby scream while you fix up a bottle! I had so much sympathy for...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-30-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,926
Posted By lemonapple
I think just about everyone believes in some...

I think just about everyone believes in some level of natural instinct/intuition...EXCEPT (seemingly) when it comes to taking charge of your own birth. I mean, most of parenting...particularly the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-29-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By lemonapple
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
 
Poor Mama!
 
i knew a woman who had something similar going on, and I cannot imagine how one survives with so little sleep on a regular...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-29-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,926
Posted By lemonapple
 Quote:Originally Posted by Lula's...



Quote:Originally Posted by Lula's Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1314005/trust-birth/40#post_16472897)




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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,360
Posted By lemonapple
We practiced EC and by 9 months, we absolutely...

We practiced EC and by 9 months, we absolutely were getting no wet diapers all night long...which, for us, was about 12 hours. (10pm to 10am?) 
 
Obviously, if it seems out of nowhere, then maybe...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,973
Posted By lemonapple
As to the original question, Absolutely. I wish...

As to the original question, Absolutely. I wish we had the set-up you described! We move constantly, and haven't had a yard in over a year...what I wouldn't give!! When I was growing up, we always...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-29-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By lemonapple
Are you saying that you would be concerned that...

Are you saying that you would be concerned that you might not be able to tell when something was wrong?
 
Idk, I think intuition will play a large role in why i will feel comfortable choosing UC...
Forum: August 2011   05-29-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By lemonapple
Cuntastic has an update...

Cuntastic has an update (http://blog.cuntastic.org/2011/05/27/interview-with-barbara-harper/) as well. 
 
It's really just ludicrous and just one more confirmation of my anarchist status. To think...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,499
Posted By lemonapple
Anarchist! Well, Voluntaryist is the name I...

Anarchist! Well, Voluntaryist is the name I prefer. 
 
And, absolutely pro-choice. 
 
(planning for a UC whenever #2 comes along)
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By lemonapple
Have you spoken to your BF about your feelings?...

Have you spoken to your BF about your feelings? It sounded in your post as though maybe you hadn't. Unless you've made your feelings clear to her previously, it's entirely possible that she's...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-26-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By lemonapple
Did you try different pushing positions? As one...

Did you try different pushing positions? As one person mentioned, squatting can help to lessen the time!
 
I pushed for 55 min. with ds, but wow, time flew. I wasn't really able to control whether...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By lemonapple
Is it possible that she's not tired? I guess...

Is it possible that she's not tired? I guess that children are always changing and developing, is it possible that she's outgrown her bedtime? 
 
If you were to let her get up from the bed, what...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-26-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By lemonapple
Wow, I'm actually SO surprised that i'm the only...

Wow, I'm actually SO surprised that i'm the only one who seems to have reservations about hiring a midwife or doula who hadn't given birth herself. I wonder if it's just the folks who are responding...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-24-2011, 10:56 PM
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Posted By lemonapple
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Quote:Originally Posted by Marissamom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,810
Posted By lemonapple
Interesting thread.    I just have to add...

Interesting thread. 
 
I just have to add that I find the most criticism and judgement in AP parents. Not that I don't find mainstream parents to be questioning of my parenting decisions, it's...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-24-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By lemonapple
Hmmm..that's all really interesting. When I went...

Hmmm..that's all really interesting. When I went through my doula training, I was literally the only woman out of a dozen who had actually given birth. Having given birth just 4 months before, I was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By lemonapple
There's something to be said for examining WHY...

There's something to be said for examining WHY exactly your child would be having these meltdowns purely to antagonize you. I, personally don't think that would be the natural impulse of a child...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-24-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,490
Posted By lemonapple
I'm guessing some part of the lack of desire for...

I'm guessing some part of the lack of desire for gifts has to do with separating a feeling of happiness ect...from the receiving of a material Thing?
 
We have a similar desire in this family, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,157
Posted By lemonapple
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Quote:Originally Posted by treeoflife3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By lemonapple
I completely sympathize! My son has recently...

I completely sympathize! My son has recently become a bit of a screamer himself. He's always been a bit more demanding of getting exactly what he wants (even if that isn't POSSIBLE) than most other...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By lemonapple
Any contractions yet? Other signs of labor?   ...

Any contractions yet? Other signs of labor?
 
You could try walking, lunges, walking stairs...make sure to stay hydrated and rested!
Forum: Lactivism   05-21-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,122
Posted By lemonapple
Odd language on the city manager's end...cruel?...

Odd language on the city manager's end...cruel? lol. 
 
It sounds like Georgia is a crazy place...a lot of jail stories...but I'm sure that a permit-approved nurse-in will be quite safe. Wish I...
Forum: Lactivism   05-20-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,122
Posted By lemonapple
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Quote:Originally Posted by 2xy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By lemonapple
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Quote:Originally Posted by Dar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1292937/fostering-self-discipline#post_16202564)


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Forum: Elimination Communication   01-19-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By lemonapple
For us, ds refused anything except being held...

For us, ds refused anything except being held while ECing until 15 months. Over the course of that month (15-16 months), he took to a little Ikea potty like it was his best friend. No problems with...
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