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Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-10-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By kcparker
You could even wring Ella out of Amelia as a...

You could even wring Ella out of Amelia as a nickname if you had a mind to do so, then she can choose whichever one she likes, or Amy, Mel, Lia - lots of options.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By kcparker
I tandem nursed for a year, and then I started...

I tandem nursed for a year, and then I started getting resentful and not enjoying it. I decided to wean my older son when he was 3 years and some change. I worried a lot about how he'd take weaning...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By kcparker
My family is preparing to move to the New Haven...

My family is preparing to move to the New Haven area in the summer. My older son is starting kindergarten. I will be a student, my husband will be job hunting, and money will be tight. But we are...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,169
Posted By kcparker
lunch box.......................$ 15 4 plastic...

lunch box.......................$ 15
4 plastic containers...........10
1 aluminum container..........5
Nalgene food jar..................5
spork....................................7
sandwich...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
Posted By kcparker
See the website S***mykidsruined.com...

See the website S***mykidsruined.com (http://www.shitmykidsruined.com/2011/04/02/flames-on-dads-race-car/) and you will quickly realize that a) he's not in need of a neurology consult --  LOTS of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 553
Posted By kcparker
Your daughter sounds a lot like my son (and a...

Your daughter sounds a lot like my son (and a lot like the way I was as a child, and even as an adult). Not sure if I have any answers for you as I think this is to some extent innate and lifelong,...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By kcparker
This sounds sort of flip, but sometimes $#!t...

This sounds sort of flip, but sometimes $#!t happens, literally. Up to 25% of babies have at least a little mec. in the waters. It can be an indicator that they are stressed during the labor (due to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,703
Posted By kcparker
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by mother0 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326280/down-syndrome#post_16616047)

Hi,
 
Sorry for the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-15-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By kcparker
It is summer, and you lose a lot of water...

It is summer, and you lose a lot of water through evaporation, even if you aren't sweating. Make sure that you are ingesting 3 liters of water per day (that includes in foods, so soups, smoothies,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,547
Posted By kcparker
Honestly, this looks like sort of a bogus...

Honestly, this looks like sort of a bogus product that plays on women's insecurities about our bodies. Your pelvis is a bony structure - it can't and should not become somehow "smaller than...
Forum: Midwives   08-03-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By kcparker
I would not be one bit worried about this. Being...

I would not be one bit worried about this. Being a good midwife is a matter of training and philosophy. Your personal birth experience(s) don't reflect on your ability to be a skilled midwife. Two...
Forum: Homebirth   08-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By kcparker
It sounds like you have a lot going on in your...

It sounds like you have a lot going on in your internal landscape, some neurochemical, some emotional, some cognitive. I would recommend untangling all these threads as they relate to homebirthing....
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-29-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By kcparker
I am a birth doula and have a very simple...

I am a birth doula and have a very simple system. When I give a mom something on loan (yoga ball, book, rebozo, etc.), I write it down on my copy of the contract. When they give it back, I cross it...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 599
Posted By kcparker
I seriously doubt it. They are very differrent...

I seriously doubt it. They are very differrent routes to go for training, and they have somewhat different philosophies about their training process. Also, a hospital-based CNM would have legal and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By kcparker
Glen Col (mountain pass) Ridge Corrie ...

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Col (mountain pass)
Ridge
Corrie
Esker
Sandur
Monte
Spring
Delta
Isla
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By kcparker
In our house, it works to take the 18 month old...

In our house, it works to take the 18 month old in the bedroom for his nap and read to the 3 1/2 year old on the bed next to him (I know, you can't get anything else done because you are reading...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,095
Posted By kcparker
I am a fan of our rubber bath mat - it keeps...

I am a fan of our rubber bath mat - it keeps them from sliding on the bottom of the tub. I stay with them and sit next to the tub, partly for safety, partly to keep the peace and recite the "water...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-15-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,169
Posted By kcparker
Playful Parenting is Larry Cohen, not to be...

Playful Parenting is Larry Cohen, not to be confused with Alfie Kohn, who wrote Unconditional Parenting.
Thanks for correcting that - my brain is apparently even more mushed than I realized. Kohn...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,169
Posted By kcparker
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Forum: Parenting   05-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,360
Posted By kcparker
I haven't read all the replies, but I wanted to...

I haven't read all the replies, but I wanted to tell you that my DH has told me that he only likes kids once they can communicate. Before that, on some level, they are sort of undifferentiated blobs...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,169
Posted By kcparker
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Quote:Originally Posted by annakiss http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1312629/does-gd-breed-wild-children#post_16441969)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,169
Posted By kcparker
GD doesn't breed wildness because the child...

GD doesn't breed wildness because the child knows that there are rules and boundaries, but they are supported through gentle guidance and loving assistance, not through draconian measures. Some kids...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-09-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By kcparker
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Lisa1970 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-05-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By kcparker
Here are my two cents: 1. Quit eating ANY...

Here are my two cents:
1. Quit eating ANY sugars, no apples, no fruit juice, and certainly no refined sugars. Quit eating refined carbs - eat only whole grains, and those in moderations. No more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By kcparker
If he would like to overcome this phobia, you...

If he would like to overcome this phobia, you could try working with him on desensitization (http://www.guidetopsychology.com/sysden.htm). , meditation and relaxation scripts that he can run,  , or...
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