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Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   04-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By ma_Donna
Hello, friends! My boys are now long out of...

Hello, friends!
My boys are now long out of diapers, but what I didn't learn from hands-on experience, I learned here at Mothering!
 
I'm helping coordinate the Great Cloth Diaper Change in...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By ma_Donna
With Mothering's "Great Cloth Diaper Change", I...

With Mothering's "Great Cloth Diaper Change", I thought that maybe it was time for a cloth diaper event here in Anchorage. I'm able to advocate a bit more than I used to as I'm now the recycling...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,599
Posted By ma_Donna
Absolutely for please, thank you, excuse me, I'm...

Absolutely for please, thank you, excuse me, I'm sorry, I don't care for (instead of I don't like), etc. It's mostly by modeling and if they make a rude demand for me to do something they need to...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-16-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By ma_Donna
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Quote:Originally Posted by boogaloo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-14-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By ma_Donna
It's pretty individual. We actually just took...

It's pretty individual.
We actually just took down the co-sleeper after 7.5 years. I added a 4" piece of foam so that the level of the co-sleeper was even with our queen bed (initally on rails then...
Forum: Waldorf   01-09-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By ma_Donna
My 7yo son 'adopted' Jenny when I brought her...

My 7yo son 'adopted' Jenny when I brought her home from the school auction last spring. His younger brother 'adopted' Phia at Christmas 2 years ago when he was 2. My older had little interest in...
Forum: Diapering   12-14-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,452
Posted By ma_Donna
My 7yo still wets the bed. The other night he...

My 7yo still wets the bed. The other night he wore a fuzzibunz stuffed with a flat + hemp doubler that I bought for him when he was 6 months old (large) at the time they were a little loose around...
Forum: Homebirth   10-27-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,065
Posted By ma_Donna
I have no idea what we had on hand for Nathan's...

I have no idea what we had on hand for Nathan's birth (4 years ago). I called the midwife about 6:30am and I don't think anyone was up for breakfast until after the delivery (quarter after 9) and I...
Forum: July 2011   10-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,758
Posted By ma_Donna
Generally around the 8/9 week mark. This is my...

Generally around the 8/9 week mark.
This is my fifth pregnancy. My first pregancy was a blighted ovum, then 2 sons, then a 12 week miscarriage last spring.

The last one I was trying to be all...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By ma_Donna
Zofran was key to the pregnancy with my first...

Zofran was key to the pregnancy with my first son - he's 7 and wonderful http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I only used it a little with my second son, but I think I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-26-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By ma_Donna
Yesterday there was a social gathering at my...

Yesterday there was a social gathering at my son's school. There were 5 newborns... I wasn't due until December, but I just felt so empty yesterday. To top it off, I'd just gotten my period a couple...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-26-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By ma_Donna
I had a loss at 12 weeks in June. I miscarried...

I had a loss at 12 weeks in June. I miscarried Tuesday morning and got out of the house for the first time on Friday. Back to work on Monday.
I was surprised that at first I was just dealing with...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By ma_Donna
It was published Saturday. Here it is: ...

It was published Saturday. Here it is:
http://www.adn.com/2010/07/31/139027...e-bag-for.html (http://www.adn.com/2010/07/31/1390277/diaper-service-in-the-bag-for.html)
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By ma_Donna
From a Facebook post yesterday: Do you use...

From a Facebook post yesterday:
Do you use cloth diapers on your kiddos? Reporter Kaylin Bettinger is working on a story and would like to talk with you. E-mail kbettinger@adn.com

I've sent her...
Forum: December 2010   06-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 11,590
Posted By ma_Donna
Sadly I'm out and hoping to join another DDC...

Sadly I'm out and hoping to join another DDC soon.

Take care of yourselves.

Peace
Donna
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By ma_Donna
That seems like a pretty short span of time very...

That seems like a pretty short span of time very early on to be very accurate. A milimeter is very small and if the baby is at a slightly different angle, the curser was clicked just as the baby was...
Forum: Homebirth   05-27-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By ma_Donna
We tried hooking up to the hot water heater, but...

We tried hooking up to the hot water heater, but it short-circuted cold. We added a split valve to the washer hook-up and that worked great. We ran the hose out the basement window and up to the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-27-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By ma_Donna
Water was great for me while I was in labor. My...

Water was great for me while I was in labor. My concern (or rather my partners) for birthing in a large pool would be the clean up! Look into the fishy pools. Very affordable and used for birth all...
Forum: December 2010   05-27-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By ma_Donna
I would recommend getting a provider on board...

I would recommend getting a provider on board pretty quickly, but if it doesn't fit, you can change your mind. Personally I would suggest picking a midwife and seeing if that fits your comfort...
Forum: December 2010   05-27-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,520
Posted By ma_Donna
We will find out when the baby is born...

We will find out when the baby is born http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-27-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By ma_Donna
Sometimes the argument from another person about...

Sometimes the argument from another person about a particular parenting point isn't about the child, it's about themselves.

If you want an intact boy, does that say something about your partner....
Forum: December 2010   05-24-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By ma_Donna
Yesterday I pretty much did nothing and had a...

Yesterday I pretty much did nothing and had a huge nap. I'm feeling a bit more energetic today and perhaps the tide is about to shift. I'm just glad it's nice out so I can kick the kids outside!
Forum: December 2010   05-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By ma_Donna
As with #1 and #2 we will have a 'meet the baby"...

As with #1 and #2 we will have a 'meet the baby" party. I'd rather see folks I don't see very often after the baby is out - and it REALLY cuts down on the post-delivery visits.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-22-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By ma_Donna
Our younger son retracted himself for the first...

Our younger son retracted himself for the first time yesterday at 3y10m. He had a close call with a med student during an exam who said "OK, let's pull that back and check out his penis" I was very...
Forum: December 2010   05-19-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By ma_Donna
We've either given away or loaned out a lot of...

We've either given away or loaned out a lot of our baby stuff (our younges is almost 4), but I'm pretty sure that once the word is out that we're expecting stuff will either get returned or we'll...
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