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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,459
Posted By desertrose
I completed the evaluation for my almost 7 year...

I completed the evaluation for my almost 7 year old. Mathematical.
Forum: Montessori   03-15-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By desertrose
I don't necessarily have any advice, but I...

I don't necessarily have any advice, but I wanted to share with you my montessori experience. My son was 5 when I entered him into it, I had taken him out of a regular preschool that he seemed...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-08-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,087
Posted By desertrose
I used it while pregnant, even though a friend...

I used it while pregnant, even though a friend told me not to. I went slightly past my due date, had an uncomplicated speedy labor, and there were no birth defects in the baby.
 
Pharmaceutical...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By desertrose
that's a very inspiring story. I'm so impressed...

that's a very inspiring story. I'm so impressed with how far you've come, and I respect your determination and heart that got you there.
 
 I notice your wise and supportive posts on mothering...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   11-17-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By desertrose
yeah, this is infuriating. IMO, it's insulting...

yeah, this is infuriating. IMO, it's insulting to mothers everywhere.
 
The funny thing is, correct me if I'm wrong, that SIDS is called SIDS because it's a sudden death due to unknown causes....
Forum: Mental Health   10-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By desertrose
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
 
First I want to tell you that for the past 2 weeks I've had crazy anxiety too. For no apparent reason. It's interesting we're both having it at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By desertrose
Well, I'm glad it's not selective mutism, but it...

Well, I'm glad it's not selective mutism, but it sounds just as difficult. You sound like a fabulous mommy and that you're doing the right thing for her. I'm glad things are looking up. :) ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By desertrose
I'm curious - have you heard of selective...

I'm curious - have you heard of selective mutism?  Mainly it's a disorder where the child shuts down in public and cannot speak - severe anxiety disorder. I had it and displayed all the symptoms...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By desertrose
I totally understand - I can't read large...

I totally understand - I can't read large amounts off of the computer either.
 
What about Mother Earth News? Probably not much parenting stuff there though... I'll keep my eye out and let you...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-17-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By desertrose
Yes! It really is true! I know, I was shocked...

Yes! It really is true! I know, I was shocked myself. I think on one hand they wanted to do a good deed, but certainly in hopes that it would bring in more business in the future, I'm sure.  And...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-16-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By desertrose
Hey now, first off, Natural Life is doing all of...

Hey now, first off, Natural Life is doing all of this out of their own pocket. 
 
Second, it's a pretty SWEET deal.  You have 3 choices of magazines to receive via digital copy AND you get all the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-24-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By desertrose
I'm so sorry you're going through this.  I so...

I'm so sorry you're going through this.  I so know what that's like although I didn't have a baby in NICU.  My first was a forced induction and he was weak and sleepy and my supply was erratic, at...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
Glad you both think it was a good thing.  ...

Glad you both think it was a good thing.   http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif  Thanks, ladies.
 
Forum: Personal Growth   07-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
Thanks APTM and Subhuti for your replies. I will...

Thanks APTM and Subhuti for your replies. I will consider a lawyer and will consider posting in the other forum. 
 
You know, it's interesting, on most threads you find people disagreeing with...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
You are right that I'm caring more about how...

You are right that I'm caring more about how others feel than myself.  And I do appreciate your feedback because it's hard for me to put all this in perspective.
 
He was officially diagnosed...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
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Quote:Originally Posted by yarngoddess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
 Quote: The whole grandparent drama is so...



Quote:
The whole grandparent drama is so stressful- because hey have spent their entire lives perfecting their B.S.  
 


 
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif  Very funny....
Forum: Personal Growth   07-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By desertrose
That's certainly a lot to be going through....

That's certainly a lot to be going through. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif I wish all the best to you and hope that this turning point is for the better.  I SO understand what...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By desertrose
OP, I feel I should respond to you because I...

OP, I feel I should respond to you because I have been there done that. Once upon a time I had chronic fatigue and bouts of depression for nearly 8 years. It was always worse in the winter too.
 ...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
Rihanna, you've given me a lot to consider. Your...

Rihanna, you've given me a lot to consider. Your perceptions and insight have made me realize my eyes weren't fully open. Their relationship is definitely co-dependent. I honestly didn't see it...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-25-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
  NewNaturalMom, I do not have any custody...


NewNaturalMom, I do not have any custody agreement in place. Said person is not even on the birth certificate. thank you for your sound advice.
 
Rihanna, I DON'T want these people in my life...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By desertrose
Hi wise mamas :)   I would really appreciate...

Hi wise mamas :)
 
I would really appreciate your advice on an issue I'm having with my daughter's "grandparents". My daughter was conceived during a 2 month relationship that I, and others,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-10-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By desertrose
Boy, do I understand. I had both of my babies in...

Boy, do I understand. I had both of my babies in a hospital and I was devastated too. I always intended on having a homebirth, perhaps since my mother birthed me at home. But my life did not go that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-09-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,752
Posted By desertrose
Hi everyone! We're kindy this fall too, and I've...

Hi everyone! We're kindy this fall too, and I've finally made up my mind that we're homeschooling. So I'm brand new to this and haven't had time to figure it all out yet.  Thanks to everyone here...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 22,588
Posted By desertrose
wow, some great points here.   Yes, we as...

wow, some great points here.
 
Yes, we as mothers need to be supported so that we can be as fabulous mothers as we can be. It is confusing to me that the only help we have available to us is done...
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