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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By Viola P
I absolutely believe you. I know this is...

I absolutely believe you. I know this is happening more and more in the US and it's awful. It can actually destroy lives. I read one case of a man who lost his job, then his wife left him, and he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 18
Posted By Viola P
I think you posted this in the wrong section! But...

I think you posted this in the wrong section! But I'll answer anyway. My 2c is that it's probably nothing to worry about, but just in case maybe you should take a pregnancy test. If it comes back...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By Viola P
Red face Sharing toys with Sibling

I am wondering what other parents do with regards to children sharing toys. My son is almost three and my daughter will be one in a couple months. Generally I've let my son have a wide variety of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By Viola P
I agree with that ^ I've requested...

I agree with that ^

I've requested accommodation twice and was always very direct, saying I need somewhere to pump milk as i'm a breastfeeding mother. It has never been a problem, and if it were...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By Viola P
Hmm, interesting perspective. I'd be more...

Hmm, interesting perspective. I'd be more interested to see if my entire post (not a snippet taken out of context) helped the *OP* - not you!
Forum: Personal Growth   12-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By Viola P
Aww, I'm sad for you. People are so weird about...

Aww, I'm sad for you. People are so weird about pregnant women, maybe that's what's going on. Not that it would help to know that. Do you know any pregnant women? Pregnant women are the BEST when...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By Viola P
Dear God what i wouldn't give for such a...

Dear God what i wouldn't give for such a leisurely life! Yours does sound like a life filled with leisure and free time. I work two jobs with two children under three, and it's very overwhelming....
Forum: Personal Growth   12-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Viola P
I have had this experience before. I have even...

I have had this experience before. I have even had it while with my partner. I believe that sexuality is on a spectrum and very few people are totally heterosexual (or even homosexual), most of us...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-07-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By Viola P
I actually think I've been guilty of being an...

I actually think I've been guilty of being an energy vampire myself and I have been working on that for a while. I think partly this comes with maturity and realizing the importance of having...
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By Viola P
I second hypnobabies, used it with my second and...

I second hypnobabies, used it with my second and it was amazing.

As for the cleaning, we hired someone to do our floors and bathroom after ds was born. The domestic issues were causing too many...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Viola P
I was on the fence with UC with my second and had...

I was on the fence with UC with my second and had prenatal care the whole way through. I did NOT tell my care providers that i was considering UC because i didn't trust them to respect my wishes or...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Viola P
You have every right to be angry. What they did...

You have every right to be angry. What they did to you, how the treated you, is entirely unacceptable. What makes it even worse (if that's even possible) is that they involved the government,...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Viola P
I would like to add that i think everyone here...

I would like to add that i think everyone here who said that there is an element of luck is totally right. I don't think it makes sense to blame women who have traumatic births for not trying hard...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-01-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Viola P
My first birth was a very traumatic home to...

My first birth was a very traumatic home to hospital transfer. I was drugged, starved, kept against my will, abused, and battered while at the hospital. I REFUSE to euphemize what they did or condone...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Viola P
I think this is something the parents need to...

I think this is something the parents need to worry about, not you as auntie. I hope that's not offensive, i would talk with the parents first before worrying about it.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Viola P
Wow i can so relate to this. Except that i did go...

Wow i can so relate to this. Except that i did go back to work, and early with both of mine. I more or less had to go back to work because the amount i can contribute financially signficantly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Viola P
If it were me i'd just have my child fit in with...

If it were me i'd just have my child fit in with the daycares nap schedule as that would probably be less stressful for the child and the caregivers.

In terms of the long term effects of sleep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,944
Posted By Viola P
Squirt them with water? Works with kitties, maybe...

Squirt them with water? Works with kitties, maybe toddlers too? Just joking.

With my little the only thing that worked was pick up and put down, over and over. It was a phase, it passed.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Viola P
We only ever lock our office door regularly...

We only ever lock our office door regularly because there are things in there that aren't safe for babies. There was a time when my tot started exploring with opening the door during sleep time and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,860
Posted By Viola P
I agree that debt has increased massively. Our...

I agree that debt has increased massively. Our household spends almost 30k/year on student loans and childcare. If i didn't stay home 1 day a week and we didn't get free care from the il's another...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   10-23-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Viola P
I take Elderberry and give it to ds (2.5) when he...

I take Elderberry and give it to ds (2.5) when he has a cold. It certainly doesn't harm, I think it helps but don't have science to back it.

Apparently Thieves Oil can be a good spritz for colds.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,860
Posted By Viola P
This is such a great discussion. I agree...

This is such a great discussion.

I agree with she who said that a healthy amount of selfishness for mom is a good thing. That's what i want to be able to celebrate - my life, me being alive. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,860
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for responding. I would totally like...

Thanks for responding.

I would totally like to see if other mothers think that AP is oppressive, especially wohm. I don't know, I find it v confusing because on the one hand it seems like feminism...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Viola P
Holy crap that is such an amazing story. So much...

Holy crap that is such an amazing story. So much hope. Thank you for sharing. And Congrats!!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,860
Posted By Viola P
Down on AP (and very suspicious)

I have two children who are just under 2 years apart, the oldest being 2.5. When my son was first born i was pretty hardcore AP. I wore him ALL the time, cloth diapered, nursed on demand (happily...
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