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Forum: Women's Health   10-30-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By aspenleaves
I just switched from my levothyroxine (on it for...

I just switched from my levothyroxine (on it for 15 years) to a natural thyroid replacement (as opposed to the synthetic levo...). I never really had an issue with the levo, but since my daughter...
Forum: Women's Health   10-30-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By aspenleaves
Maybe your thyroid or adrenals need to be...

Maybe your thyroid or adrenals need to be checked.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-29-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,004
Posted By aspenleaves
I swear a great deal.... and am now having to...

I swear a great deal.... and am now having to curb it since my 5 year old will too....

I don't care that she swears, but it is culturally unaccepted and so feel like I need to guide her in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By aspenleaves
Well, I think you have the right idea by...

Well, I think you have the right idea by allowing him an outlet but not letting on to your ex that he said anything. Of coarse it seems that your son may actually tell him that he told you.... it is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By aspenleaves
Well at 3 isn't your older boy getting social...

Well at 3 isn't your older boy getting social interaction at the family day care? How many children are there? It would also depend on the preschool. As the PP said some preschools will be bad, or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By aspenleaves
I got some great insight from a musician teacher...

I got some great insight from a musician teacher friend of mine (regarding an instrument for my 5 year old). She said that it is incredibly difficult to get a beautiful sound out of a violin, but it...
Forum: Gardening   10-27-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By aspenleaves
Welcome to AZ.... we have a garden and grow all...

Welcome to AZ.... we have a garden and grow all year round. Turnips, chard, carrots, brocc, cauliflour, onions, kale, lettuce, herbs... in the garden now - October. Where are you?
Forum: Personal Growth   10-27-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By aspenleaves
If you are having issues with yourself or have...

If you are having issues with yourself or have thought something similar in the past I would delicately pursue it, but otherwise I would not pursue in any way looking into whether there was...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-27-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By aspenleaves
I'll try to be clear in my discussion but there...

I'll try to be clear in my discussion but there are so many dynamics that come into play.

I think people can be all levels of addicts and whether or not they use a little or a lot is really of no...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-26-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By aspenleaves
Yeah, you ask what to do with a SIL like this?...

Yeah, you ask what to do with a SIL like this? but from your post it is impossible to tell what she is like?

Your email to her is very clear and well spoken. The only thing I would say is that...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-26-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By aspenleaves
The truth is that unless your DH stops drinking,...

The truth is that unless your DH stops drinking, most of the issues you mention will get increasingly worse. I have known a lot of alcohol drinkers in my day and I have a zero tolerance for it....
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,207
Posted By aspenleaves
Okay so I haven't read all the responses but the...

Okay so I haven't read all the responses but the gist is that people actually agree that the Grandma in question shouldn't have unsupervised visit. Are you kidding me????? Over a hair cut?????

I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,880
Posted By aspenleaves
Couple of things... and I am direct so sorry if...

Couple of things... and I am direct so sorry if I offend.

YOur therapist is not necessarily wrong, but as YOUR therapist I don't know that she had her 'good' therapist hat on that...
Forum: Parenting   10-23-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,345
Posted By aspenleaves
I'm so in!!!! I have one beautiful easy...

I'm so in!!!!

I have one beautiful easy going (fairly) 5 year old... my pregnancy was great as well as my birth. But still as things go I can't say I would ever choose to have another. Let me...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-23-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By aspenleaves
I have a couple of quick thoughts. I think there...

I have a couple of quick thoughts. I think there are many layers to what could be going on and without sitting in a therapists office with you for hours and hours I don't REALLY know, but here goes....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-22-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By aspenleaves
To tell you the truth I can't think of a reason...

To tell you the truth I can't think of a reason other than safety... my mom still uses 'flicker' razors which are big and round and it is impossible to cut yourself shaving with them. I would look...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By aspenleaves
On connection. I think there are many reasons...

On connection. I think there are many reasons people connect. Some are obvious, like getting along, thinking someone is funny, or a combination of things. Other times I think it is more an energy...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-22-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By aspenleaves
I agree with JL83. I think the consequence of...

I agree with JL83. I think the consequence of fixing what was disrupted can go a long way. But you have to be consistent. I once sat on the kitchen floor with my 3 year old for 20 minutes (it was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-22-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By aspenleaves
Well reasoning with someone who has a different...

Well reasoning with someone who has a different parenting style would be akin to sticking needles in my eyes. I don't care to do it. The only person I have to reason with about parenting is my...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-22-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By aspenleaves
Oh boy, I'm sorry you are sad. I had a similar...

Oh boy, I'm sorry you are sad. I had a similar experience last week. We hit our 6th aniversary and I have been asking for a 'date' for a long time now. I get the same response... that what is the...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-22-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By aspenleaves
I guess I would do a little digging first. What...

I guess I would do a little digging first. What IS the source of your connection if not romantic? Did you like the interaction you saw with him and your son? Do you share a similar world view? Do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By aspenleaves
I love that at our preschool if someone hits or...

I love that at our preschool if someone hits or is mean they are asked to go check on the other person. "let go see if Mary needs any help... how are you feeling Mary?" the other child can respond...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-21-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,282
Posted By aspenleaves
This is interesting. I can't imagine being in...

This is interesting. I can't imagine being in your shoes so I appologize in advance if my viewpoint seems calous to you. I don't agree with a PP who said you have as much right to have another baby...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By aspenleaves
Welcome to my home!!! My DH and I do not agree...

Welcome to my home!!! My DH and I do not agree on the same way of dealing with issues and we do not agree on the need to discuss things. I am surprised I (or he) is still alive I get sooooo...
Forum: Parenting   10-20-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,657
Posted By aspenleaves
This would be no brainer for me..... GO, GO,...

This would be no brainer for me..... GO, GO, GO!!!
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