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Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-24-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By fernlink
I was doing a search for ideas of how to handle...

I was doing a search for ideas of how to handle backtalk, esp from my 6.5 yo DD and came across this thread.  My DD is strong willed, likes to play the victim and can be very vocal of her...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-04-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By fernlink
Thanks for the thoughts and the resources. I...

Thanks for the thoughts and the resources. I sometimes feel as if I am projecting my emotions and that she will carry my loss as her own. But I should look at it a bit differently and allow her to...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By fernlink
DS is 8 and DD is 5.5. DD is quite attached to...

DS is 8 and DD is 5.5. DD is quite attached to me and will be the one to cry and miss me more. She is already a little anxious about it.
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By fernlink
I am taking a vacation for my brother's wedding...

I am taking a vacation for my brother's wedding and leaving behind my kids and dh for 9 days. I have never left for more than 2 nights. Any ideas to help make it easier on them...and me? I should...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-02-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By fernlink
Our 5 yo dd misses her twin sister who died at...

Our 5 yo dd misses her twin sister who died at three days old. I want to honor her sister and have always talked about her in a way that expresses that I miss her, but honestly I have stopped myself...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,274
Posted By fernlink
I need help too for my 3 1/2 year old dd who...

I need help too for my 3 1/2 year old dd who screams at the top of her lungs. As I sit here now, she screams at her brother who is 6 when she doesn't like something. She is so quick to scream. It...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By fernlink
Yep she wants to touch the nipples for comfort....

Yep she wants to touch the nipples for comfort. When my son stopped nursing, he started to rub peoples fingernails for comfort - a sweet loving thing. Anika started to play with my nipples while...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By fernlink
I already have one of my own, thanks (I just...

I already have one of my own, thanks (I just posted a new thread).

I remember last year puking while two kids jumped on my legs. Yeah it was great. I had been asking them to please leave, I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By fernlink
Okay I am looking for advice, stories,...

Okay I am looking for advice, stories, criticism, reassurance…anything.

Our dd at 3.5 can be really hard to be around. She will scream and throw tantrums and when she is like that there is no...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By fernlink
Our son is 6. He has seen inconvenient truth 2...

Our son is 6. He has seen inconvenient truth 2 or 3x. DH has taken a lot of time to explain it, slowly, but he understands. Now he talks about not wasting electricity. His teacher said he was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,449
Posted By fernlink
A jump rope has been my son's favorite toy this...

A jump rope has been my son's favorite toy this week. It has been a pirate ship rope, a leash for whatever animal a pillow is, used to tie his little wagon to his tricyle, etc. It seems like he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By fernlink
Quote: Originally Posted by Starr Can I do...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starr
Can I do my schedule? I work out of the house and have no children but thought it might be interesting to get a variety?

YES!!!! please do!!!!!

This is all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By fernlink
Hey other sahms, what do your best days look...

Hey other sahms, what do your best days look like?

I wonder how other moms do it all. I have a 3yo ds and 1yodd. Some days are great and others a struggle. I feel like the good days are the ones...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By fernlink
Oh no you did not waste my time! That is a good...

Oh no you did not waste my time! That is a good reminder that sometimes I expect to control him and cannot. And it nice to have just understanding and support!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-02-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By fernlink
Can you help me with some consequences for the...

Can you help me with some consequences for the really bad stuff? I have a 3 year old boy and an 8 month daughter so I have a tough time "making" him do discpline (ie time-out) when I have a baby in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-02-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,487
Posted By fernlink
Thanks for sharing your correspondance. I...

Thanks for sharing your correspondance. I thought both of you did a good job of respectfully talking about something that can be difficult.

My take on her email was that she wanted to say...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-30-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By fernlink
Good question. I haven't heard of a case of...

Good question. I haven't heard of a case of chicken pox around here. I hope to soon.

Kristi
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-28-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By fernlink
What a great quote. It is so true...

What a great quote. It is so true...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-28-2004, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By fernlink
I do too sometimes. I am also on another forum -...

I do too sometimes. I am also on another forum - http://www.nationalshareoffice.com which is a great site. There is a little more daily activity.

May you find peace in your own way.

Kristi
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-21-2004, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By fernlink
I will try the link again to my story: ...

I will try the link again to my story:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=192115 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=192115)

Kristi
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-21-2004, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By fernlink
I am not sure why I am posting, but I came here...

I am not sure why I am posting, but I came here when I found out I was having twins and felt like I left it hanging. I just came back to this forum for the first times...because I did have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-21-2004, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By fernlink
Not sure if I should post in the night-sleeping...

Not sure if I should post in the night-sleeping forum, but I need help!

My 2 1/2 year old is so difficult to get to sleep - esp for me! He doesn't want to give into sleep and then has such a hard...
Forum: September 2004   12-21-2004, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By fernlink
I am not sure why I am posting, but I came here...

I am not sure why I am posting, but I came here with my story when I found out I was having twins and felt like I left it hanging. I just came back to this forum for the first times...because I did...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-21-2004, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By fernlink
The best thing people have done for me is talk...

The best thing people have done for me is talk to me about Nora. And to help me remember her - ornaments, or ideas, or helpful thoughts.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-21-2004, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,721
Posted By fernlink
I had my twins naturally and it was wonderful. I...

I had my twins naturally and it was wonderful. I had a homebirth with my first born. I was seeing a midwife when I found out I was carrying twins and because she was not comfortable with a homebirth...
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