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Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By filamentary
if you're using an android phone, i can highly...

if you're using an android phone, i can highly recommend the app "my days". i'd you've read TCOYF & want to chart everything they talk about in that book, this app lets you do it. it has lots of...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By filamentary
and wrt to the suggestion to use a speculum, we...

and wrt to the suggestion to use a speculum, we tried! we did! i thought it would be a fun way to keep my wife involved in this whole process of charting, but we could not get the hang of it, and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2015, 01:32 PM
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Posted By filamentary
ok, gonna give vitex a try to see if luteal phase...

ok, gonna give vitex a try to see if luteal phase will happen without spotting, and maybe as a bonus the acne i have will clear up. i don't have a ton of acne, just a bit. since i got it as a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By filamentary
trying to interpret CM & other charting

ok, so, i've been charting religiously for 2 mo now (again after a year off from charting due to knee injury & surgery) and was hoping next month to start TTC. i'll be using donor sperm, so i've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2015, 06:30 AM
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Views: 733
Posted By filamentary
i wonder if maybe it could be ASMR, where she's...

i wonder if maybe it could be ASMR, where she's getting immense enjoyment from the sounds/textures of the crinkling and ripping noises of the wrapping paper? or maybe (as with the sully video you...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-25-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,063
Posted By filamentary
i second the recommendation of the book "playful...

i second the recommendation of the book "playful parenting", it is so good! i think it's really important not to think of the kid as "bad" or imply to them we consider them "bad" and when we are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,102
Posted By filamentary
yes! i wholeheartedly agree with everything you...

yes! i wholeheartedly agree with everything you said. =)

if doing AP + cosleeping w/ breastfeeding on demand (incl at night), that is a significant period of interrupted sleep (easily 2+ yrs per...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 123
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Posted By filamentary
it is so hard to try to balance the needs of your...

it is so hard to try to balance the needs of your kids and the obligations at work. it makes sense to feel, sometimes, like "something's gotta give", because working mommas are stretched too thin. ...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By filamentary
and, btw, i finally made that meetup group i've...

and, btw, i finally made that meetup group i've been saying i'm going to start. the link is listed on the other thread i linked to, but it wouldn't update this thread, so you probably wouldn't know...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By filamentary
ok, i finally did it. i made my meetup group! ...

ok, i finally did it. i made my meetup group! check it out:
http://www.meetup.com/NELA-attachment-unconditional-parenting-discussion-hangout/
Forum: Babywearing   01-20-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By filamentary
ok, good to know. =) they offer conversion of...

ok, good to know. =) they offer conversion of those fabrics into a ring sling for $90, but i bet i could get the rings and do it myself for far less. i am guessing that the rings make it faster to...
Forum: Babywearing   01-19-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By filamentary
i saw a lot of suggestions and useful feedback...

i saw a lot of suggestions and useful feedback about wrap-carriers in here that i'll have to refer back to, so i'm subscribing to this thread. still a smidgen early for me, but the world of wraps...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By filamentary
another moms club link b/c apparently membership...

another moms club link b/c apparently membership is contingent upon your zipcode (i guess it keeps it so all members actually live nearby):

http://momsclubeaglerockhighlandpark.com

this one...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-21-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,837
Posted By filamentary
i read about mothering as a rare and awesome...

i read about mothering as a rare and awesome website/magazine (except, i guess it's not a magazine anymore) that would be one of the few places where i would not be subjected to a ton of terrible...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,162
Posted By filamentary
i am not a momma yet, but occasionally i wonder...

i am not a momma yet, but occasionally i wonder if all the trouble trying to *get* babies to sleep is less a problem of them having trouble getting to sleep, and more a problem of trying to get them...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-17-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By filamentary
ok, i'll let you know!...

ok, i'll let you know! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-09-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By filamentary
also, guys, WRT armpit odor control? i've been...

also, guys, WRT armpit odor control? i've been using "jungleman" with a pretty high success rate! tips: keep it in the fridge if it's warmer than 80 degrees indoors or else the stuff is sludgey &...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By filamentary
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dinahx http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390162/would-you-make-your-daughter-wear-a-bra/50_50#post_17478712)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-05-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By filamentary
yeah, actually, good point. and genuinely hadn't...

yeah, actually, good point. and genuinely hadn't occurred to me either. but i suppose there are probably as many examples of school nurses providing an extra pair of caring adult eyes where the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-04-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By filamentary
(btw, can i say how exciting it is to see so...

(btw, can i say how exciting it is to see so many of you casually mentioning, in passing, the use of baby signs?!! i studied a bit of linguistics & ASL & in that context learned that babies can use...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By filamentary
they're still only saying "we don't have enough...

they're still only saying "we don't have enough evidence yet", and they do know aluminum causes DNA mutations. it's safe to say the jury's still out on this one. i'm going with the precautionary...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By filamentary
i think it's unwise to pretend to be ahead of...

i think it's unwise to pretend to be ahead of the research – no one knows the answer for sure about the link between breast cancer & aluminum. that's why it's still being so heavily researched....
Forum: Unschooling   10-04-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By filamentary
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rumi http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390406/recommendations-for-non-fiction-reading/0_50#post_17476663)

All right...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,284
Posted By filamentary
we considered this for a bit, but then after...

we considered this for a bit, but then after reading a bit about breastfeeding just in the context of what it will entail for me, we immediately thought of all these reasons it would be more trouble...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-03-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By filamentary
we hope to be pregnant soon, so i'll check back...

we hope to be pregnant soon, so i'll check back to this thread and if you're still gathering participants at that time, i'm happy to help.
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