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Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-31-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By lisavark
Hi mamas! I haven't really been around the...

Hi mamas! I haven't really been around the forums in a few years...I was super active when my daughter was a baby but, well,  you know how it gets! Anyway...I'm actually a freelance writer now, and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-05-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By lisavark
I think you should ABSOLUTELY file formal...

I think you should ABSOLUTELY file formal complaints. Several of them. To as many places as possible. 
 
But I'm the kind of person who gets a lot of closure and satisfaction out of getting back...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-03-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By lisavark
Hi all! I was wondering if anyone here might be...

Hi all! I was wondering if anyone here might be willing to help me out with something. I'm a freelance writer and I'm working on an article idea about how to get your birth plan respected when it...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,338
Posted By lisavark
I'm replying so I can subscribe to this thread....

I'm replying so I can subscribe to this thread. I'm super interested to hear what experienced mamas have to say about this. I'm also contemplating doing SOMETHING in this industry...I'm not too keen...
Forum: December 2011   12-07-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By lisavark
I'm totally with you, OP! I've also had a...

I'm totally with you, OP! I've also had a feeling all through the pregnancy that this baby would come early. It still might since my EDD isn't till next week, but my nesting instinct has...
Forum: December 2011   12-07-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By lisavark
My DH does not want to DTD at all when my belly...

My DH does not want to DTD at all when my belly is this big. He can't get into it with the mechanics of it. I have no desire either so it works out okay, but after DD was born he *immediately*...
Forum: Diapering   11-30-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By lisavark
I actually just wrote a guest blog post on this....

I actually just wrote a guest blog post on this. :) 
 
http://www.nappyshoppe.com/blog/?p=1192
 
You don't necessarily have to follow all the steps, but I would go ahead and do the full protocol...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-14-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By lisavark
Age three is awful. My DD had never had real...

Age three is awful. My DD had never had real tantrums before she was three, but there were some days when I wondered how the human race survives... ! I wanted to eat my young. 
 
Some things that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-31-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By lisavark
I know there are always lots of...

I know there are always lots of struggles-with-three-year-olds posts, and I wanted to share a really wonderful moment with my three year old this week! I haven't posted about our struggles because,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-31-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By lisavark
Somebody else mentioned Happiest Toddler on the...

Somebody else mentioned Happiest Toddler on the Block, but I wanted to say that it REALLY helped me with DD at that age. The basic idea in it is to validate their feelings when you have to set...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-31-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By lisavark
Thanks...it looks like there's one dentist on...

Thanks...it looks like there's one dentist on that list who offers sedatives and pediatric care, but he's 30 miles away. :{ Appreciate the quick response, though! I might call him... 
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-31-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By lisavark
I need a good pediatric dentist who offers oral...

I need a good pediatric dentist who offers oral sedatives asap...we had DD's cavity drilled and half-filled on Monday, but they weren't able to finish because my daughter was really hating the...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-31-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,402
Posted By lisavark
I have to put another vote in for Dr. Marion...

I have to put another vote in for Dr. Marion Owen at Whole Family Medicine in Decatur. She is amazing. She actually prefers and encourages a delayed vaccination schedule. She's SO supportive of AP...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,573
Posted By lisavark
Oh, I LOVE this thread! These conversations are...

Oh, I LOVE this thread! These conversations are hilarious! 
 
My DD is 3 and just went through her first wave of the "why" stage. DH and I turned it into a game...a competition between the two of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By lisavark
Just wanted to say I appreciate this thread. I...

Just wanted to say I appreciate this thread. I love UP but I definitely don't even aspire to CL, at least not with a three year old. :) I'm sure I will move more in that direction when my kids are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-27-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,118
Posted By lisavark
Oh, mama! Just wanted to say I feel your pain....

Oh, mama! Just wanted to say I feel your pain. My DD couldn't stay asleep unless she was latched onto my boob. I slept with her latched on for her entire first year of life. Now at 3.5 she is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-27-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By lisavark
That was normal for my kid, but as it turns out...

That was normal for my kid, but as it turns out she has mild SPD with regulation issues that caused her to sleep poorly. I don't think the waking every couple of hours at 16 months was a symptom of...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-06-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,396
Posted By lisavark
It's definitely possible! I don't have any...

It's definitely possible! I don't have any experience with EC & autism but I have heard of people having a lot of success with it. Communication can happen in lots of different ways, and EC is a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-06-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By lisavark
I personally didn't experience that, but I've...

I personally didn't experience that, but I've heard of lots of people who do. It's pretty common. I say go for it! Enjoy diaperless time while he's not mobile yet and it's easy, and see how well it...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-26-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By lisavark
Loved it! Posted a link in another forum too. :) 

Loved it! Posted a link in another forum too. :) 
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-26-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By lisavark
Have you tried nursing on the potty? It's a bit...

Have you tried nursing on the potty? It's a bit of an acrobatic challenge but that was the only way I was able to EC my DD at night! He could be waking up because he needs to pee but then getting...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By lisavark
My daughter is exactly the same. People say,...

My daughter is exactly the same. People say, "she's so cute," and she says, "NO! I'm NOT cute!" and runs away. It's terrible. 
 
A few weeks ago my mother (who babysits regularly and how DD...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   06-03-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By lisavark
Olliesmama, my Grant Park playgroup has families...

Olliesmama, my Grant Park playgroup has families from Grant Park, EAV, Ormewood Park, and Cabbagetown, so nobody from far away but definitely not all within actual GP boundaries. All within the...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   06-01-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By lisavark
Grant Park has a HUGE parent network with...

Grant Park has a HUGE parent network with playgroups for every age. You don't have to live in GP--lots of East Atlanta families are in mine. I love the EAV parents network too. Here's a link to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By lisavark
Yesterday we had an OT evaluation and DD was...

Yesterday we had an OT evaluation and DD was officially diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (tactile defensiveness). It is such a relief. I've been pretty sure for a while but it feels really...
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