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Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,966
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Charter schools are not homeschooling even if...

Charter schools are not homeschooling even if the school is in a setting that looks like a home. It is not uncommon for homeschooled children to not start "schooling" until they are 7 or older and...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-26-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,966
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Why can't everyone just homeschool? It isn't...

Why can't everyone just homeschool? It isn't hard. We don't "need" public schools. I was a single parent and I homeschooled my 3 children. We could use all that money we are using on public...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
It sounds like StartingAllOver has her mind made...

It sounds like StartingAllOver has her mind made up that it is "assinine" to try and breastfeed a 7.5 month old baby more than 3-4 times a day because that is how frequently all her babies...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Here is some info about testing  ...

Here is some info about testing 
http://health.usnews.com/health-conditions/allergy-asthma-respiratory/atopic-dermatitis-or-eczema/tests
 
My grandson had skin testing done when he was about 18...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,229
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Something to think about - if you don't want the...

Something to think about - if you don't want the government making vax decisions for you, why would you allow the government to care for and educate you child? I didn't have to vax my kids for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
At 7.5 months a baby's nutrition should be...

At 7.5 months a baby's nutrition should be coming from breastmilk even if the baby loves food. Babies need human milk for brain growth and development - that can't be made up later. Nursing 3-4...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
There is a good chance that you will be able to...

There is a good chance that you will be able to nurse with one breast and have enough milk without pumping. Think about how women can nurse twins or siblings. You may need to pump or express the...
Forum: Toddler Health   02-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
My grandson suffered from eczema and we could...

My grandson suffered from eczema and we could have never guessed what he was allergic to without testing. Some of the most common things like milk he wasn't allergic to at all and he was allergic to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Grounding and taking things are forms of...

Grounding and taking things are forms of authoritarian parenting. Authoritatian parenting has lots of negative consequences in all children, it is an especially ineffective form of parenting with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,985
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
SkinnyloveBC, I'm sorry you are having so many...

SkinnyloveBC, I'm sorry you are having so many difficulties. Your situation is not normal (psychosis) and I am I looked through your previous posts and it sounds like you are getting professional...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,985
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for at...

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first 6 months. That means nothing by mouth other than human milk. It is normal for human children to wake and nurse at night until they are 3...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,174
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
As a grandmother I wouldn't want my grandchilren...

As a grandmother I wouldn't want my grandchilren to do this. If I couldn't go vist them or they couldn't come vist me with their mother then I would wait until they were older. I'm in this situation...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,754
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
What does wild mean? Does it mean an active 2...

What does wild mean? Does it mean an active 2 year old or does it mean a teen that is having problems with the police, pregnant, uses drugs, and has dropped out of school? Almost all children have...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   10-28-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,750
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
The number of weeks of gestation does not mean a...

The number of weeks of gestation does not mean a baby will be too big to birth. I am 5'2" and was tiny before pregnant and went over 42 weeks and my baby was only 6 pounds 6 ounces. Healthy...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,609
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
This is a complex situation. It seems like some...

This is a complex situation. It seems like some feel the issue is that CIO is bad and it is important to determine if leaving your 3 year old crying with strangers at preschool is an example of CIO....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-03-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,809
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
My 3 sons are now adults and I avoided using...

My 3 sons are now adults and I avoided using punishments. They never even had time-outs or any kind of being grounded (other people find that hard to believe). Because of an individual child's...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-25-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Research has never shown harm from occasional...

Research has never shown harm from occasional drinking during pregnancy. Alcohol at certain developmental stages can cause profound developmental problems. The problem is it is hard to define the...
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,355
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
My oldest was born in the 70's and baby things...

My oldest was born in the 70's and baby things were pink and blue in the 70's and it was an issue back then just as it is now. There was a psychologist named Sandra Bem that advocated non-sexist...
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,359
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
I carried my two oldest when they were toddlers....

I carried my two oldest when they were toddlers. When my 3rd was born I had mobility issues and mostly had to use a wheelchair. "Leashes" are great for disabled moms, moms with lots of kids,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-11-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,899
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
I use toothpaste to clean stainless steel to...

I use toothpaste to clean stainless steel to make it shine. It seems to work better than baking soda. 
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
La Leche League Leaders will help you for free....

La Leche League Leaders will help you for free. You can call a local Leader or LLLI. You can find numbers on their web site. The web site kellymom.com has lots of great info.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-29-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,907
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Controversy! Women who are displeased with their...

Controversy! Women who are displeased with their breastfeeding experience have so much negative emotion and feel free to share so much.
 
There is no scientific evidence that there is something...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-21-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,907
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
I said I bottle fed my grandson. If I had milk I...

I said I bottle fed my grandson. If I had milk I would breastfeed my grandson. It may not be normal in our culture for women to breastfeed other children but there is nothing wrong with a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-21-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,512
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
72 + 54 + 35 = 161 months   That would be...

72 + 54 + 35 = 161 months
 
That would be over 13 years but I nursed 2 of them together for some of the years so it was only over 10 years.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-21-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,222
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
I cared for my breastfed grandson while my dil...

I cared for my breastfed grandson while my dil worked 10 hour days 6-7 days a week. We never used frozen milk. We stored the milk in glass bottles and rotated. She went back to work at 2 months and...
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