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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I used to do it that way but now I just set it...

I used to do it that way but now I just set it all out on the curb and tell people to come and get it, first come first serve. That way I dont deal with no shows, and I dont have to wait around for...
Forum: Writing for the Web   09-24-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,867
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I would write about something that I know a lot...

I would write about something that I know a lot about and have a clear stance on like abortion, breastfeeding vs formula, medical marijuana, circumcision etc. Whenever I had a paper like that in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,114
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I wouldn't judge her for that, I don't care what...

I wouldn't judge her for that, I don't care what her reasons are. Why should women practically be forced to bf their babies with these guilt trips from lactivists? I find it quite ironic that the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Thanks everyone for your advice! If the tether...

Thanks everyone for your advice! If the tether is safer anyway then I'll just have the dealer install the anchor in my car anyway and hope it doesn't cost me too much, like I said I want to be as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I have not had this particular problem but I can...

I have not had this particular problem but I can see how it would cause tension between you and your BFF when your child is hurting hers. Put yourself in her shoes and imagine how you would feel if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by trinity6232000...

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Originally Posted by trinity6232000 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8261693)
Don't take it personal, but I don't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2007, 01:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by A&A...

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Originally Posted by A&A http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8261575)
at 40 or 50 pounds (can't remember which) the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by UberMama...

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Originally Posted by UberMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8261568)
Is the recline bar something that comes with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I bought a Britax Husky on ebay because it has...

I bought a Britax Husky on ebay because it has an internal 5 pt harness that goes up to 80 lbs, my dd is 39 lbs now and growing out of her carseat but I don't feel comfortable putting her in one of...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by TereasaT...

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Originally Posted by TereasaT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7992891)
When DS2 (2 1/2 yo now) was an infant, he...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Will they also go to sleep on their own without...

Will they also go to sleep on their own without being rocked/held/worn down? My ds has been taking all of his naps in the carrier until recently and then cosleeping with us at night. But then he...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,510
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ms Ladybug...

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Originally Posted by Ms Ladybug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7960847)
Did anyone else HAVE to use a carseat when...
Forum: Babywearing   04-29-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I have heard a rolled up receiving blanket will...

I have heard a rolled up receiving blanket will do the trick; I havent tried it because my ds always leans into me so its not a problem but there's pics on the kozy carrier websites in their...
Forum: Babywearing   04-29-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I use a kozy carrier with my 3 month old. I dont...

I use a kozy carrier with my 3 month old. I dont think it would be comfortable any sooner than that though because you would have to have their legs in and neither me or my baby likes the froggy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,395
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by warriorprincess...

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Originally Posted by warriorprincess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7921946)
That's just horrific.

I know I've...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,395
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Sasha_girl...

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Originally Posted by Sasha_girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7966917)
I'm in a very conservative area so I get a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,395
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
Quote: Originally Posted by frogguruami...

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Originally Posted by frogguruami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7928889)
My kids are totally weird!!! But that is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
my dd is 4 and loves playing with other kids....

my dd is 4 and loves playing with other kids. The new baby is only 3 months so although she loves showing him his rattles and tickling him, it's not the same as having an older kid who can do things...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
My oldest is a preschooler but I know exactly...

My oldest is a preschooler but I know exactly what you mean. I'm also worried about teaching her how to read (so far she can sing the ABC's, has letter recognition and can tell a story by looking at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I only know one homeschooled family with 4 kids,...

I only know one homeschooled family with 4 kids, my cousins. They're all grown up now and travel the world going to places like australia, china, hawaii, canada, rome etc. They have tons of friends...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-27-2007, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I guess I should have mentioned, I'm very...

I guess I should have mentioned, I'm very fortunate that both of my children sleep 10-12 hours at night. My ds wakes up after 10 but nurses for a couple minutes and goes right back to sleep. So...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I remember reading a study about toddlers and...

I remember reading a study about toddlers and older kids who co-sleep being closer to their parents when they get older, and having better relationships with others and better sleep habits. We still...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
anyone used this? Are you supposed to start with...

anyone used this? Are you supposed to start with night time and then deal with naps later? I'm rocking my ds to sleep for every nap and bedtime. right now its not a problem but eventually i need him...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-26-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,898
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
I only find them interesting when I'm pg. Even...

I only find them interesting when I'm pg. Even then, I'm only into reading about them for the purpose of learning from other peoples mistakes and getting the nerve up myself to go through it. Like...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By FreeThinkinMama
we did, at first I stayed with him the entire...

we did, at first I stayed with him the entire time he was putting her down for bed. then for a couple days I would go in but leave after a hug and kiss goodnight. finally i let him put her to bed...
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