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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By AllyFolsom
I moved from southern Ca to east Tn a little over...

I moved from southern Ca to east Tn a little over 2 years ago. We actually live right on the border of east Tn and Va. I love love love it out here. I was a little depressed at first because I didn't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By AllyFolsom
If it were me I would rather just let my little...

If it were me I would rather just let my little one sleep and let the situation resolve on it's own. My daughter was swaddled up until 5 months old and I thought that was quite a while lol. When I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By AllyFolsom
There hasn't been any weaning happening around...

There hasn't been any weaning happening around here, so I'm just here to offer you support. I'm sure he's still getting plenty of love and cuddle from you <3
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By AllyFolsom
Becoming a placenta encapsulation specialist!

I'm not a birth professional, but I didn't know where else to post this.
I am taking some online classes to learn how to encapsulate. I was just curious how other people decided to encapsulate,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,235
Posted By AllyFolsom
In Little Bear, there is an episode where he...

In Little Bear, there is an episode where he gets the Mumps and gives it to his friend.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By AllyFolsom
I remember feeling that way. I didn't have...

I remember feeling that way. I didn't have internet access when I was pregnant with my first, so I just read a bunch of books. Books just don't give you the real picture, you know? It's very...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By AllyFolsom
I had the same problem when I was pregnant with...

I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my first. I was not even able to keep down water. I could literally not drink or eat anything from 10pm one night until noon the next day. I would dry...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By AllyFolsom
Did you read my original post? I mean that...

Did you read my original post? I mean that breastmilk is the best nutritionally, that is a fact. There are always exceptions, and whether or not the baby is happy is more important than what kind of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By AllyFolsom
It's not my business to judge or give the...

It's not my business to judge or give the benefit of the doubt. Breastmilk is a better choice, period. I'm not making any positive or negative assumptions about total strangers. It's not really my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,189
Posted By AllyFolsom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By AllyFolsom
I'm going to go out on a limb here and be...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and be honest. I feel like as a parent, it is your job to raise your kids to be healthy physically and emotionally. I don't feel like all choices are equal, but I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,189
Posted By AllyFolsom
I was told that by breastfeeding in public, I am...

I was told that by breastfeeding in public, I am trying to force everyone to be ok with it. I don't even know how to respond to that ridiculousness haha!
 
Not exactly on topic, but I did chat...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-01-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By AllyFolsom
Not trying to be mean here, but I can't for the...

Not trying to be mean here, but I can't for the life of me imagine telling someone else what to wear. If she is following basic dress guidelines that a care-provider should follow, then I see no...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By AllyFolsom
I have never heard of that author, I'll have to...

I have never heard of that author, I'll have to look her up. We don't eat a lot of bread for the same reason. If I have bread out, my toddler would eat it all day every day. For breakfast we usually...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,617
Posted By AllyFolsom
@PoorUglyHappy...

@PoorUglyHappy (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/181792/PoorUglyHappy) can you tell me some of the pros and cons of county and agency fostering? I was told that fostering through county is more...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,921
Posted By AllyFolsom
What a small world. I was born and raised in...

What a small world. I was born and raised in Ventura!
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-20-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By AllyFolsom
I'm so sorry, momma. Lots of love and prayers...

I'm so sorry, momma. Lots of love and prayers for you. I hope you have support, comfort and love. I hope you can find yourself again http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By AllyFolsom
Well shoot, I'd feel bad for them too, but like...

Well shoot, I'd feel bad for them too, but like you said-they signed the contract. Sounds like this house is meant to be for you! Get excited!
Good luck, I'll keep you and your family in my...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,617
Posted By AllyFolsom
We are going with the county...

We are going with the county http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,617
Posted By AllyFolsom
Hello! We have been praying about moving for a...

Hello! We have been praying about moving for a while now. We decided that if God gave us the opportunity to move into a house with an extra bedroom that fit all our specific needs, then we would...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By AllyFolsom
This question came up in a foster parent support...

This question came up in a foster parent support group on facebook. I am more concerned about certain vaccines that shed and can effect my own unvaccinated children. We are going to start the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By AllyFolsom
I could have easily written your post a few...

I could have easily written your post a few months ago! Sounds like my life lol. My daughter is almost 2 and I have a 7 month old. They are both very high needs and both nurse a lot. I love nursing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By AllyFolsom
Ok, thanks so much!

Ok, thanks so much!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By AllyFolsom
I just had to dig through one of our boxes to...

I just had to dig through one of our boxes to find our lease. It says, "A 30 day written vacancy notice with a full calendar's month rent is required by Lessee."
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By AllyFolsom
I called my landlord today and gave her my 30...

I called my landlord today and gave her my 30 day notice. I will be moving out mid-march. She said I would have to pay rent for the full month of March. I don't feel like this is legal. From...
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