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Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By ContentMama
My son had a hard time transitioning for a...

My son had a hard time transitioning for a while. He is 26 months now and has adjusted. I remember that he would have meltdowns when he would return home (sometimes). We moved out when DS was 14...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-16-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By ContentMama
Yep, I make my own too. Very similar to...

Yep, I make my own too. Very similar to Bamamamaof3....
 
Here's my latest recipe:

Rose petal powder 2 parts
Baking soda 1 part
Cardamom powder 1 tablespoon (this will vary depending upon...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-16-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By ContentMama
I checked out Melaleuca about a year ago and was...

I checked out Melaleuca about a year ago and was very disappointed about the false "natural" claims. Their products are far from natural.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,811
Posted By ContentMama
Just to update for others who may be dealing...

Just to update for others who may be dealing with this issue. I have made up an oil blend that has worked wonders. I use it to do the massage techniques suggested by the physical therapist. I...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,811
Posted By ContentMama
I am now 16 months post partum and still...

I am now 16 months post partum and still healing! Admittedly I put it off for a long time as my ex and I broke up.
Anyways I have been going to physical therapy (got insurance!) and she does...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By ContentMama
Just wanted to thank the OP for offering an...

Just wanted to thank the OP for offering an alternative to a romantic relationship. This really opened my eyes and I'm now also thinking, why isn't everyone doing this?? Yes, I imagine it would be...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-25-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By ContentMama
Hi mama,   I can't say whether or not you...

Hi mama,
 
I can't say whether or not you have PPD. From what you say, it seems like the crying is a joyful one and you are overwhelmed with love, which is precious and amazing, hold on to that! I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By ContentMama
Thanks for the response. I think it is what I'll...

Thanks for the response. I think it is what I'll do. It's not like I am gone all that often and it would simplify things a bit.
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-22-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By ContentMama
Thinking this is the best place to put this.... ...

Thinking this is the best place to put this....
I regularly breastfeed my almost 13 month old, generally around naps (before and after) and before bedtime, sometimes at other times (oh yeah can't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-06-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
  Quote: I agree with you. Babies love...


Quote:
I agree with you. Babies love routine, repetition and ritual. Little games like this increase the caregiver/child bond. This common knowledge and scientifically proven.


Playing the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-06-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
  Quote:I'm kinda frowning after reading this....


Quote:I'm kinda frowning after reading this. Why is the "so big" thing a trick anymore than learning to do baby signs, count, or even repeat words?
 
I dislike the idea that by playing "so big"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
  Quote:Now we play a lot of games together,...


Quote:Now we play a lot of games together, like row row row your boat, that have co-operative movements, words, etc. But there is no expectation for the child to perform--we are doing it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
  Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by holothuroidea http://www.mothering.com/forum/../../../img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/forum/20#post_16632983)

Again, I don't expect a lot of people...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
I'm mostly going to relax about this and focus...

I'm mostly going to relax about this and focus on all the positives, and I love the idea of being out of earshot. Of course there is more to the story than this (isn't there always?) but I'll leave...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
  Quote:Babies desire interaction.  They are...


Quote:Babies desire interaction.  They are social little beings.  At this age social interaction is almost everything in learning.  If nothing else I would certainly cut his grandma some slack.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
She definitely has alot of great qualities too....

She definitely has alot of great qualities too. Ds has a healthy attachment to her and yes, we don't pay. On top of that the ex would have a big problem if he had to pay someone else when his mother...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By ContentMama
We are with you too! Most of the time I think he...

We are with you too! Most of the time I think he just doesn't want to be still. I like the response to just do it quickly and not mess around. I also give him chances to run around naked if that is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,159
Posted By ContentMama
I suppose this is half vent/half looking for...

I suppose this is half vent/half looking for feedback.
 
My ex-MIL watches ds 2 days a week while I work from home. Yesterday, I must have heard her say "how big is Lorenzo? sooo big" about 15 or...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-06-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By ContentMama
It IS really hard!! My newest mantra is "this is...

It IS really hard!! My newest mantra is "this is the most important job I have to do right now" in reference to just being present with my son. What causes me much stress are the thoughts about all...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-31-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By ContentMama
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I totally agree...

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I totally agree about sleep deprivation. Not a pretty thing at all!
It helps when I am mindful throughout the day. As hard as I try, it's almost like it's not possible...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-28-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By ContentMama
I need to get this off my chest, as I feel a...

I need to get this off my chest, as I feel a mixture of mama guilt and irritation.
 
I am going through many life changes right now. My fiance and I split end of May (we were together 9 years), I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By ContentMama
Personally, with ds at 11 months now and having...

Personally, with ds at 11 months now and having very strong sleep associations, I would have been a bit more conscious of it early on. I really hadn't a clue and just did what worked. 8 weeks may be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-22-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By ContentMama
I am in the same boat. It's been tough to find...

I am in the same boat. It's been tough to find info on this as it seems the general advice has to do with just nursing back to sleep or co sleeping. For us, cosleeping seems to cause the lengthy...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   07-12-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By ContentMama
Thank you for the clarification. Yes, I did some...

Thank you for the clarification. Yes, I did some homework and see the difference. Absolutely- sleep is much better than dairy! I am more concerned with yogurt than anything but I will research it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-08-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By ContentMama
  Quote:I ended up with a CS after 30somethign...


Quote:I ended up with a CS after 30somethign hours of labor (he got stuck) and honestly - I kinda want a chance to go through the whole thing, but I'm TERRIFIED of it now.  All that positive...
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