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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Today, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By EnviroBecca
I set this thread aside in a separate tab while I...

I set this thread aside in a separate tab while I was pumping, so I missed your second post until I had posted mine. I'm glad you have plans for visiting.

This is a really interesting issue. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 48
Posted By EnviroBecca
Do you know anyone who is a current college...

Do you know anyone who is a current college student of similar academic caliber? That could be a good person to help your daughter separate the hype from the important details. I did this for my...
Forum: Parenting   Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 28
Posted By EnviroBecca
No, I would make a plan with my child for what to...

No, I would make a plan with my child for what to do if he gets home and nobody is there. (He does not take a school bus--he walks--but we do have such a plan: Go to his friend across the street...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By EnviroBecca
My son NEVER wore a pull-up ever. We took road...

My son NEVER wore a pull-up ever. We took road trips on both the PA Turnpike and the NY Thruway within the first 3 months he was toilet-trained, and he had no accidents. We made a point of stopping...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By EnviroBecca
We have had this kind of problem too. My partner...

We have had this kind of problem too. My partner uses the same approach as Jaynee Ann's, and it doesn't work very well on our son. I think there are two reasons: (1) It is totally about the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By EnviroBecca
I think this is within the realm of...

I think this is within the realm of developmentally normal, and she's just very different from your daughter. That said, there are things you can do to help her learn to follow the rules. Linda's...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-22-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By EnviroBecca
Can I teach my daughter to pee neatly?

She's only 8 months old, but I am thinking ahead. :smile: I'm wondering if I can teach her this habit that works for me, or if it will complicate things unnecessarily.

When I was a teenager, I...
Forum: Diapering   01-22-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 26
Posted By EnviroBecca
I liked the Cloth-Eez Workhorse fitted diapers...

I liked the Cloth-Eez Workhorse fitted diapers for my newborn and then Mother-Ease one-size fitted diapers starting around 4 months. Dappi pull-on nylon covers are perfect over any fitted diapers. ...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have no experience with the Lily Cup, only the...

I have no experience with the Lily Cup, only the Diva and Keeper, but there is a "dance" that can help a cup open: Rotate your hips as if twirling a hula hoop. Then do some high marching steps. ...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 19
Posted By EnviroBecca
I wash my hair with white vinegar. It's cheap...

I wash my hair with white vinegar. It's cheap and easy to find in stores, and it works really well!
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2008/12/31/vinegar-hairwashing/
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 20
Posted By EnviroBecca
Here is a lot of detail on how and why I wash my...

Here is a lot of detail on how and why I wash my hair with white vinegar:
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2008/12/31/vinegar-hairwashing/
I love it not just for dandruff prevention but also...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 132
Posted By EnviroBecca
The play mat with hanging toys is a great thing! ...

The play mat with hanging toys is a great thing! Both my kids loved it at about 2-7 months old. (Once they can sit up, they want to sit on the mat and pull on the arches; then they tip over and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 157
Posted By EnviroBecca
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2014/02/11/...

http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2014/02/11/my-favorite-love-song/

Other top contenders:
"The Rhythm of Love" by Yes
"We Belong" by Pat Benetar
"You're the One that I Want"--why can't I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-14-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By EnviroBecca
Yeah, we use mostly fitted cloth diapers with a...

Yeah, we use mostly fitted cloth diapers with a separate cover. We have a few pockets and all-in-ones, and they are okay, but they are more likely to leak poop because the outside layer and inside...
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 22
Posted By EnviroBecca
Smile Weird things people have said to you about parenting

I always enjoy this type of thread, and I heard a weird one last week:

It was a very cold, windy day. I didn't feel like standing still at the bus stop, so I was walking to childcare, carrying my...
Forum: Gardening   01-12-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 20
Posted By EnviroBecca
At the bottom of the slope is a retaining wall 3...

At the bottom of the slope is a retaining wall 3 stories high. Our property line is just inside the wall, which is owned by the office building that has a parking lot down there at the bottom of the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By EnviroBecca
I wouldn't worry. I remember having discharge,...

I wouldn't worry. I remember having discharge, off and on, for almost 2 years before my first period. Maybe some cute flannel panty liners would help her feel better about it?
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 168
Posted By EnviroBecca
Can you put her and 3yo in the same room and do...

Can you put her and 3yo in the same room and do their bedtime routine together? That would save time, and they'd have each other's company.

Here is what worked with my son at 6 when he was waking...
Forum: Diapering   01-09-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By EnviroBecca
I like Miracle Salve from Kerry's Herbals. It...

I like Miracle Salve from Kerry's Herbals. It does not leave a residue on diapers.
Forum: Diapering   01-09-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By EnviroBecca
Lots of detail on my opinions here: ...

Lots of detail on my opinions here:
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2008/04/18/cloth-diapers/
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2014/09/24/cloth-diapers-what-works-for-our-family/
...
Forum: Gardening   01-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 20
Posted By EnviroBecca
Question Plants to control erosion on steep shady slope

Our back yard has a flat area, and then it drops off VERY steeply, like 45 degrees. There are 3 full-grown trees, 2 saplings, and 2 Rose of Sharon bushes on this slope, which is only 17 feet wide...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 132
Posted By EnviroBecca
Congratulations! Make sure you research this...

Congratulations!
Make sure you research this very carefully as it may not be safe, especially for a baby too young to sit up. (Just because a product is being sold does not mean it is safe!!) ...
Forum: Site Help   01-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By EnviroBecca
Today, it's not happening anymore. Whew! I'll...

Today, it's not happening anymore. Whew! I'll let you know if it happens again.
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 162
Posted By EnviroBecca
I'm not in your DDC, but I saw this in Recent...

I'm not in your DDC, but I saw this in Recent Discussions and just wanted to say, I feel for you, and here are some things that might help...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 84
Posted By EnviroBecca
Thanks for the advice. I spoke to my pastor at a...

Thanks for the advice. I spoke to my pastor at a time when I was able to show him hives caused by his dog, and I think that made an impression; his dog has been much better controlled since. The...
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