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Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By HeliMom
You are "livid" at your mother for not...

You are "livid" at your mother for not committing to commuting that would require two days time and doing free childcare? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif I am astounded at how...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By HeliMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kitchensqueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357839/how-wrong-am-i#post_17042633)
 But I think you're...
Forum: Family Safety   06-26-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By HeliMom
It's not a window lock but a mesh in place of...

It's not a window lock but a mesh in place of bars. http://www.amazon.com/KidCo-KID-S303-Kidco-Window-Guard/dp/B002H0JDPY...
Forum: Diapering   06-11-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By HeliMom
I like to fold them in a kite fold   like this...

I like to fold them in a kite fold   like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNff5ayzt-4 it was perfect for my babies when they were newborns,
Forum: Montessori   05-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By HeliMom
What works best is having just a few toys out...

What works best is having just a few toys out and a storage bin somewhere out of kid reach for toys that are rotated in and out.
 
I use the Ikea trofast pine shelves...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-04-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By HeliMom
Thank you, I just read your definition of...

Thank you, I just read your definition of retraction and I'll be checking out the other resources.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-03-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By HeliMom
Took my 9 month old to the Dr. today and as I...

Took my 9 month old to the Dr. today and as I was watching my three year old she was busy checking him out, she has never retracted before so I wasn't hovering, I looked over and it looked like she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-11-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By HeliMom
It's clear you love your friend, and from what...

It's clear you love your friend, and from what you've written I think she loves you a lot too.  You need your space back for sure, but seeing her as a "user" or someone who is adversarial will just...
Forum: Family Safety   03-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By HeliMom
They are considered unsafe since anything that ...

They are considered unsafe since anything that  is in a car can become a projectile in an accident. I've heard the phrase "If you wouldn't throw it at your babies face, don't have it in your car."  ...
Forum: Homebirth   03-26-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By HeliMom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348835/birth-tub-safety#post_16924832)

I wouldn't be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 975
Posted By HeliMom
Yes she's insulting you. There no way to...

Yes she's insulting you. There no way to confront it without making a big stink.
 
You can either ignore it or try the sugar sweet passive insult back at her. Something like " Yes I know you did...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By HeliMom
Alfie Kohn has a Unconditional Parenting DVD, ...

Alfie Kohn has a Unconditional Parenting DVD,  if you've read the book it's pretty much the same.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,258
Posted By HeliMom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Ellie'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By HeliMom
I totally swooned for the first time at a Ryan...

I totally swooned for the first time at a Ryan Gosling tumblr. lol
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-31-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By HeliMom
I have a few things I do have on my to do list...

I have a few things I do have on my to do list every day to feel like a sane adult.
 
1. Put my bare feet on the ground outside.
2. Clean beyond diapers and dishes 4 x 15 minutes.
3. Work out...
Forum: Family Safety   01-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By HeliMom
My almost 3 year old is almost meeting the RF...

My almost 3 year old is almost meeting the RF weight limit on her Britax Boulevard  and I was looking into getting her a Diono Radian but our car is a compact and I've heard they can take up a lot...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-09-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By HeliMom
When I read this I immdiately thought of that...

When I read this I immdiately thought of that pick of FDR when he was a little boy.
 
I googled it and found this blog post...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 652
Posted By HeliMom
People always spell my name wrong, but I don't...

People always spell my name wrong, but I don't much care. It's a french spelling of a currently common name but wasn't very popular when I was a kid, maybe when I'm a grammy people will know how to...
Forum: Homebirth   12-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,299
Posted By HeliMom
My homebirth was covered under Oxford because of...

My homebirth was covered under Oxford because of the New York law that requires coverage of homebirths.  I only paid 200 for the birthtub because that wasn't covered. My midwife was out  of network...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By HeliMom
A  zoo near my in laws is doing "Noon Years...

A  zoo near my in laws is doing "Noon Years Eve"  and doing the whole new years countdown and party at noon so that little kids can participate.  Maybe you and the 17month old could do that idea?...
Forum: Family Safety   12-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By HeliMom
http://www.amazon.com/Kiddopotamus-SwaddleMe-Micr...

http://www.amazon.com/Kiddopotamus-SwaddleMe-Microfleece-Large-Pink/dp/B0009QYTIY...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By HeliMom
We try to start the bedtime routine at 7pm she...

We try to start the bedtime routine at 7pm she usually doesn't fall asleep till 8 - 830, but sometimes if I'm too slow starting the routine she gets a second wind of crazy toddler overtired energy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By HeliMom
This past few weeks my DD who is almost 3 has...

This past few weeks my DD who is almost 3 has has an awful time going down for a nap even if I nurse her. She really really needs a nap or her emotions and behavior are all over the place by 3pm. ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By HeliMom
I couldn't read and not reply. I had Post...

I couldn't read and not reply.
I had Post partum depression.  It was serious. I don't know if you have it, but crying daily isn't something you should have to suffer through.  You said you felt...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-07-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By HeliMom
I think you have two different things going on...

I think you have two different things going on here.
 
The first is convincing your DH that  showing DD what it feels like to be hit/ pinched/ whatever, is not going to make her stop. That...
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