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Forum: Elimination Communication   04-18-2007, 01:41 AM
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Posted By marvelous
I don't regret it at all. My DD just turned two....

I don't regret it at all. My DD just turned two. We still diaper at night and she has an occasional miss during the day, but other wise I am not carrying diapers around anymore. Haven't had to since...
Forum: Racism: a moment of reflection and healing   04-18-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,528
Posted By marvelous
When I look in the mirror, I see a black woman....

When I look in the mirror, I see a black woman. It doesn't bother me whether you call me African-American or Black, but after having travelled to South Africa twice, I don't think I really deserve...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-11-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By marvelous
She loooooves fruit, but I'm not sure she'd go...

She loooooves fruit, but I'm not sure she'd go for the switch just yet. Something to think about.

I still would like to find something like a cloth version of a pull-up that would be absorbant...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-09-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By marvelous
Thank you so much for your reply!!! To...

Thank you so much for your reply!!!

To clear up a few things, it is moo milk that she gets at night. We mutually stopped bf'ing at 18 months and we don't co-sleep anymore (that's how we all get...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-06-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By marvelous
Bio: DD will be 2 in just a few days. We have...

Bio: DD will be 2 in just a few days. We have been ECing since about 15 months and she has been reliably out of diapers during the day since about 19 months. Yay!

Nights are not so successful. We...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-23-2006, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By marvelous
This is starting to bother me, but I'm not sure...

This is starting to bother me, but I'm not sure what to do.

DCP has been great. She has kept DD since 4 months and didn't bat an eye with my breastmilk, cloth, and other requests. To my...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-02-2006, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By marvelous
Hey there! We started at 15 months and have...

Hey there!

We started at 15 months and have been diaper free during the day with only occasional misses for about a month now. I believe it is worth it. We were already using cloth, but we used...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By marvelous
DD is only getting one gift because that is all...

DD is only getting one gift because that is all we can afford!

DH and I started a budget a few months ago and we are really committed to getting out of debt. So much so that we are not buying...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-20-2006, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By marvelous
If you provide pre-stuffed pockets or AIO's...

If you provide pre-stuffed pockets or AIO's cloth is just as easy as sposies.

I've heard about centers not doing cloth, something about them not being as sanitary (whatever.) But I read on...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-06-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By marvelous
We are doing quite well. Started at 15 months...

We are doing quite well. Started at 15 months and DD is out of diapers during the day at 18 months. Currently working on nights. There have been occasional misses, but it seems to be when she is out...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-31-2006, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By marvelous
I figured out a way to sort of "get my feet wet"...

I figured out a way to sort of "get my feet wet" with out jumping in.

I am going to take a class at a nearby school for medical sciences. The class is similar to one or more that I would take at...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-23-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By marvelous
Thank you both for your input. Your responses...

Thank you both for your input. Your responses have given me a lot to think about.


To answer some of things brought up:
-Many programs will give you a stipend if you teach a class or two....
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-21-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By marvelous
I don't have a solution, but my DD just started...

I don't have a solution, but my DD just started the same thing!

She is diaperless during the day, but we still diaper her at night. After we get everything on, she'll signal. So we take...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By marvelous
This is weighing heavy on my heart. I would...

This is weighing heavy on my heart. I would appreciate any suggestions as well as any BTDT experiences.

I've been thinking about going back to school for my PhD in Statistics. Currently I teach...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2006, 03:26 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,603
Posted By marvelous
Sorta. What one mama said (and others have...

Sorta.

What one mama said (and others have quoted) about both mom and dad working part-time would really be ideal. I got a taste of it, when I was off because of a holiday and DD was home in...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-15-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By marvelous
We started at 15 months and now (at 18 months)...

We started at 15 months and now (at 18 months) can go diaper free during the day. You absolutely can do it! You'll find a lot of mamas in your similar situation on the late starters thread. Nakey...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-11-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By marvelous
Caught the segment, and it didn't show the...

Caught the segment, and it didn't show the family therapist and overall you could tell the attitude was, "Ughhh!" but overall I think you both did well.

Too bad diapering is still the norm. You...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-11-2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By marvelous
anyone? I know there is another thread, but...

anyone?

I know there is another thread, but it seems to be for younger babies. Also no one really says whether they wake the child up or listen for signals.

Any input would be helpful.
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Forum: Montessori   10-11-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By marvelous
Thank you so much for your response. DH is...

Thank you so much for your response.

DH is good with children, but I wouldn't call him the "nurturer."

I hadn't thought about becoming an M teacher. I am educator at the university level and I...
Forum: Montessori   10-09-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By marvelous
Although I have read about homeschooling and...

Although I have read about homeschooling and Montessori schools (still learning about both) it is doubtful that either would ever be an option as I am the breadwinner of the family and DH doesn't...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-04-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By marvelous
I have read a few threads, including the most...

I have read a few threads, including the most recent one on nighttime ECing, but I would still like some input.

I have a toddler who sleeps in her own crib and does not nurse through the night....
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-04-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By marvelous
I just read a book, the title was something...

I just read a book, the title was something like, "Early Start Potty Training" that I returned to the library that commented on this. The author cited data from the early 1900's saying that the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-04-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,589
Posted By marvelous
ECing lazy!????? Well come to think of it,...

ECing lazy!?????

Well come to think of it, I guess it is. I'm not spraying off poopy diapers, not handling pee-pee diapers, I'm not washing diapers nearly as often, no powder, no rash, just a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-24-2006, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By marvelous
From reading other posts, I think you can EC...

From reading other posts, I think you can EC slowly and still have success.

I really wanted to let you know that I EC during the day, but still diaper at night. I haven't really figured out what...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-23-2006, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,080
Posted By marvelous
We still CD because I really don't know how to...

We still CD because I really don't know how to go about ECing at night. Although, I was pretty proud when she woke up this morning dry. I'm not celebrating too much just yet. We were travelling and...
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