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Forum: Fertility   07-02-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By pokeyac
First, it's none of their business what you do. ...

First, it's none of their business what you do. It's not their decision. It is your decision. We don't truly know what causes autism and Fragile X Syndrome is only 1 part of the spectrum. You...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By pokeyac
I would recommend asking your doctor what they...

I would recommend asking your doctor what they typically do or if you have a group of doctors, ask what the group usually does in that case. Then you will have a sense of how quick they are to push...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-02-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,992
Posted By pokeyac
Hi dani2015. I'm sorry you got bad news and that...

Hi dani2015. I'm sorry you got bad news and that you are feeling down. I don't think you are being ridiculous at all. You're taking medication to make follicles grow but they aren't growing. ...
Forum: Diapering   07-01-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By pokeyac
I used disposable because the first bowel...

I used disposable because the first bowel movements can be tough to clean off the diaper.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-30-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By pokeyac
When did you start taking the tests? Perhaps you...

When did you start taking the tests? Perhaps you missed your surge because you tested after it happened so you saw a dark line that was getting lighter. The surge happens 24-36 hours before you...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-30-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,180
Posted By pokeyac
More Resources The Transgender Child: A...

More Resources

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

NCLR info on Families and Parenting...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-29-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,909
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations DesertSunsets! It's wonderful to...

Congratulations DesertSunsets! It's wonderful to see you back here. I hope all goes well for the rest of your pregnancy.
lovestreet13 My son was born at 40 weeks and 6 days and I never got to the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By pokeyac
The links were deleted because they are not...

The links were deleted because they are not permitted on this site.

I know the Kindle has a feature where you can set it to turn off after a certain amount of time to limit the time a child can...
Forum: Baby Health   06-25-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By pokeyac
I would call the pediatrician's office or nurse's...

I would call the pediatrician's office or nurse's helpline for advice. Put some ice on the bump and watch him for signs of a concussion. Children this age fall quite a bit and they are usually...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By pokeyac
How old is your baby? I find it helpful to give...

How old is your baby? I find it helpful to give a warning that it will soon be time to say bye bye to the tablet. Then we say bye bye and turn it off and quickly distract DS with something else fun...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By pokeyac
I had a chemical pregnancy once. I never liked...

I had a chemical pregnancy once. I never liked that term either. I think of it as an early miscarriage. I'll be sending good thoughts for a strong heartbeat.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry. That was not the right term to use. ...

I'm sorry. That was not the right term to use. I didn't mean to make light of your worry. For now, you don't know that anything is wrong. Everything could be fine. Some people think, "Today, I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By pokeyac
I like Fertility Friend for charting. They have...

I like Fertility Friend for charting. They have an app too. You don't have to chart temperatures. Charting cervical mucus and other things can be extremely useful.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By pokeyac
:bump: Bumping up for more attention. My son is...

:bump: Bumping up for more attention. My son is only 2 so I haven't experienced this yet. Can some other parents help out?
Forum: Toddler Health   06-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By pokeyac
Many children hit or push if they cannot express...

Many children hit or push if they cannot express their feelings or needs with words. Are you able to get any speech or occupational therapy for your child? Early intervention can really help...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope this...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope this is your miracle baby. It's natural to get your hopes up but to want to not get too excited because you know how hard it can be to have a healthy...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By pokeyac
How old is your baby Harliqiss? I had a lot of...

How old is your baby Harliqiss? I had a lot of pain at latch on for the first month and then it started to get better and then at 8 weeks it was totally gone. I used lanolin to try to sooth and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,992
Posted By pokeyac
Hi Smella Sperm counts as a medical expense for...

Hi Smella Sperm counts as a medical expense for your taxes, including shipping or transportation to pick it up. Save your receipts!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By pokeyac
That is a tough situation. It sounds like you...

That is a tough situation. It sounds like you are handling it well. PFLAG may be a good place to start as they have local chapters. I also found this site that has a lot of resources on this page...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-19-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering Jenna85! We are so glad you have...

:w to Mothering Jenna85! We are so glad you have joined us. I hope you enjoy talking with the other supportive and knowledgeable members here.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-19-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By pokeyac
:w to the community jazzmom74! We are so glad...

:w to the community jazzmom74! We are so glad you are here! Thanks for coming out of hiding.:hide
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-19-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering Rainbow Moonstone! I'm sorry you...

:w to Mothering Rainbow Moonstone! I'm sorry you did not receive a response sooner. Unfortunately, things are a little quiet in the forum these days and quieter in the summer. It's not unusual to...
Forum: Grief and Loss   06-17-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By pokeyac
I'm very sorry for your loss and your mother's...

I'm very sorry for your loss and your mother's illness, but we don't allow solicitations for donations.
Thank you,
Pokey
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-12-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,867
Posted By pokeyac
The thread you are responding to is several years...

The thread you are responding to is several years old. As a new member, you should know that Mothering supports a woman's right to birth naturally and informed consent. This means that women should...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,992
Posted By pokeyac
Smella I think the most important thing you can...

Smella I think the most important thing you can do now is figure out your signs for when you are about to ovulate. That will help with timing. OPK's can be annoying and confusing and temping will...
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