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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By joynsyde
My boys' birthdays are coming up in a little...

My boys' birthdays are coming up in a little over a month, and it's time to start thinking about planning a birthday party. They will be turning 6 and 3.  Of course I want their party to be fun and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,821
Posted By joynsyde
I do lots of these things with my two young...

I do lots of these things with my two young children. I'm very low-income, so some of these actions are just the reality of not having money-- to repair furniture, buy new clothes, and so on. Some...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-02-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By joynsyde
That makes sense!  I'm going to try those things...

That makes sense!  I'm going to try those things too!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-28-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By joynsyde
I didn't teach signs to my baby, but he's 14...

I didn't teach signs to my baby, but he's 14 months old and hits sometimes, too.  I'm interested in what responses you get!
In my ideal world (you know, the one where I'm always calm and able to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-22-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By joynsyde
(I wasn't sure which subcategory to put this...

(I wasn't sure which subcategory to put this question in, so please bear with me if it's not quite appropriate for this section!)
After the birth of his new brother October 2010, his parents'...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,964
Posted By joynsyde
This is a good question.  I'm not sure what I'll...

This is a good question.  I'm not sure what I'll do either.  Space is an issue, and of course, trying to live by certain ideals is important for me. At the same time, telling everyone in the family...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-08-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,745
Posted By joynsyde
I agree with many others that you might be a...

I agree with many others that you might be a little too harsh with her.  Just because she's 13 doesn't mean she's not a person. Try to see behind her eyes.  haven't you ever had a crush that you...
Forum: Spirituality   12-10-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,842
Posted By joynsyde
Wow, that freethoughtpedia article ... hmm ...

Wow, that freethoughtpedia article ... hmm  Having a 2000-year history, the Church is quite complicated, and most of the arguments he uses to attack Christianity only apply to certain aspects of it....
Forum: Babywearing   12-07-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By joynsyde
Hmmm. What's the point of wearing a carrier if...

Hmmm. What's the point of wearing a carrier if you can't do anything once you're wearing it? Grr.  I didn't get a wrap because the learning curve was too steep.  I have 3 carriers now: a simple...
Forum: Spirituality   12-07-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,842
Posted By joynsyde
GuavaGirl, it does sound lonely, I can totally...

GuavaGirl, it does sound lonely, I can totally relate to how you feel. 
Can you talk with HIM (your husband) about where you are?  I mean, he must have some reasons for deciding to become...
Forum: Babywearing   12-05-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By joynsyde
Thanks, (sorry it took so long to reply.)  I...

Thanks, (sorry it took so long to reply.) 
I have sloping shoulders, maybe it's my body shape.  :(  I  tried to make the straps a little wider, but I can't go too far or it makes me  unable to...
Forum: Spirituality   12-05-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,842
Posted By joynsyde
Well, in all fairness, the counselor did tell my...

Well, in all fairness, the counselor did tell my husband that the bad seeds (how he treated me) that he planted for three years (as long as we've been married) means he's now eating the bad fruit of...
Forum: Spirituality   12-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,842
Posted By joynsyde
I need to vent. Went to our counselor two days...

I need to vent. Went to our counselor two days ago.  I didn't want to go, because I knew that he would not agree with my decision to leave. I barely understand myself yet on this issue, so it's...
Forum: Spirituality   11-30-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,842
Posted By joynsyde
Stories that touch my heart, all of you, thank...

Stories that touch my heart, all of you, thank you for sharing. I can so relate. It's such a shaky ground to be on. And Mi_Amor, I am so sorry to read that this is happening while you're pregnant. ...
Forum: Babywearing   11-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By joynsyde
I just got this mei tai-style carrier, and I...

I just got this mei tai-style carrier, and I like how it is more convenient to get on and off than the industrially-made kind I have with buckles (I think that kind is called a soft structured...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-23-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,356
Posted By joynsyde
If you had told me, even one day before the...

If you had told me, even one day before the birth, that I would be eating the placenta, I would not have believed you!  During the pregnancy, hubbie and I somehow forgot to figure out what we wanted...
Forum: Babywearing   09-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By joynsyde
Hi everyone, I hope you can give me some good...

Hi everyone, I hope you can give me some good tips. I'm due to give birth to child #2 in a month, and this time around I want to use a sling more than I did with the first one. With the first, I...
Forum: Women's Health   04-08-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By joynsyde
Really desperate for an answer! Thanks!...

Really desperate for an answer! Thanks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By joynsyde
My 2yo has been coughing for over a month now,...

My 2yo has been coughing for over a month now, mostly just when he wakes up. Actually, I don't know how long it's lasted, probably at least two months. He has foul breath, especially in the morning,...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By joynsyde
Try high doses of Vitamin D. I just read an...

Try high doses of Vitamin D. I just read an article that suggested some relationship between D deficiency and asthma. It might not cure, but it should relieve. The fact that things get worse in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By joynsyde
I don't see anything wrong with drinking from a...

I don't see anything wrong with drinking from a bottle. Heck, I still like the feeling of drinking from a bottle sometimes! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Don't let...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By joynsyde
Have you thought about the possibility that...

Have you thought about the possibility that there's something traumatizing him at daycare? Does he seem to resist actually going to daycare? Or maybe it's kind of a catharsis for him to do these...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-27-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By joynsyde
Yeah, he only nurses to go to sleep....

Yeah, he only nurses to go to sleep. Occasionally he wants it first thing in the morning, or sometimes when he's upset. But it's down to nap time and bedtime, as a general rule.

I think I'm ready...
Forum: Women's Health   02-27-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By joynsyde
One clarification to add: The celiac tests often...

One clarification to add: The celiac tests often just detect the extreme cases of gluten intolerance. There are different levels of gluten intolerance, from sensitivity to extreme allergy. Dark...
Forum: Mental Health   02-27-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By joynsyde
So do any of you have any information about how...

So do any of you have any information about how to control hypochondria? I read online that hypochondria is linked to OCD, which totally makes sense in the case of someone I know and care about, who...
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