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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-25-2015, 09:32 AM
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Posted By CarenSwan
Cosleeping and pets!

I need help thinking about cosleeping and pets! Our daughter (10) was born before we had our cat and dog, and we just all slept in our bed, then with a sidecar as she got bigger. Our dog is not...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By CarenSwan
Powder question

Ladies, do any of you use powder and what kind? It's not something that I normally use, and have heard bad things about talc, etc. But recently (with the heat and humidity especially) I get SO...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By CarenSwan
I just have to chime in with another vote for a...

I just have to chime in with another vote for a FAMILY PRACTICE doc. After a rough start with a pediatrician, I ended up landing with a family practice doc simply because I was in a rural area with...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By CarenSwan
Thank you! That makes me feel better. But thanks...

Thank you! That makes me feel better. But thanks too for the coconut oil nudge. I've been meaning to try that and keep forgetting!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By CarenSwan
Awesome! I'll check those out. I know...

Awesome! I'll check those out. I know traditionally, you don't get a shower for your second, but it's been ten years and I have next to nothing!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By CarenSwan
What are "treated moisturizers?" I'm just using...

What are "treated moisturizers?" I'm just using some "fragrance free/sensitive skin" one from Target--I'm sure it's full of crap... Help!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By CarenSwan
Registry site?

It's been a decade since I was pregnant, and I know there are so many more online resources out there. What do you all recommend as a registry site? I know I can do one on Amazon, but I like to...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By CarenSwan
I hope she is able to get some professional help...

I hope she is able to get some professional help to process her experience. Many women have PTSD after a miscarriage--there is something very fundamental about feeling like our bodies "fail" us on...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 73
  Sticky: Introductions
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Posted By CarenSwan
Welcome Caragieb and congratulations!

Welcome Caragieb and congratulations!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
  Sticky: Due Date List
Views: 2,851
Posted By CarenSwan
December 25th, for now, though I haven't been to...

December 25th, for now, though I haven't been to the doctor yet.
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 73
  Sticky: Introductions
Views: 2,642
Posted By CarenSwan
Well, I can't believe I'm back, but so excited to...

Well, I can't believe I'm back, but so excited to be here! Nearly 10 years ago, MDC was a huge part of my life when my daughter was a newborn. We weren't sure we would ever have another one (I had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
  Grit
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Posted By CarenSwan
Great discussion!  Just chiming in to say that I...

Great discussion!  Just chiming in to say that I had parents who didn't push me to complete tasks or develop discipline, and as an adult I regret it.  I am now in my early thirties and am finally...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-15-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By CarenSwan
I have a friend who is struggling with her 4...

I have a friend who is struggling with her 4 year old girl.  I'd love to point her to some AP-friendly resources to help her understand child development/give her some ideas for that age.  What...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By CarenSwan
I know your personal decision has already been...

I know your personal decision has already been made, but I wanted to respond to your original question as well as some of the feedback. 
 
First of all, we are a Waldorf family, but many of our...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By CarenSwan
Just bumping this thread.  Seeking answers to...

Just bumping this thread.  Seeking answers to the same question!
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By CarenSwan
We are new to the area, and have a first grader,...

We are new to the area, and have a first grader, so I don't know what resources are for younger kids, but our dd is in first grade at Emerson Waldorf in Chapel Hill, and I KNOW some families of...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By CarenSwan
No suggestions for you, as we are new to this...

No suggestions for you, as we are new to this area, but I just wanted to say http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif and I feel your pain!  My lo was born at 32 weeks, and those first few...
Forum: Waldorf   12-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By CarenSwan
Oh, this would make me so sad!  She IS an MDC...

Oh, this would make me so sad!  She IS an MDC mama, or at least was, and I've loved supporting her over the years, though it's been a while since I bought anything from her.  I always point people...
Forum: Waldorf   12-10-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By CarenSwan
I think this is a really interesting thread, and...

I think this is a really interesting thread, and good things for any Waldorf parent to think about.  We're new to being enrolled in a Waldorf School (my dd is in first grade, so I have no experience...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By CarenSwan
Those are nice--very tasteful and yet well...

Those are nice--very tasteful and yet well made!  Though I'm with you, I can't quite bring myself to spend that much on shoes for her because she's growing so fast.  I mean, for something...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By CarenSwan
So my daughter has been wanting some tall...

So my daughter has been wanting some tall leather boots, like the ones I live in :) and I'm thinking of getting her a pair for christmas.  I did a quick search on Amazon, and was NOT impressed. ...
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By CarenSwan
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by dancingmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335901/waldorf-and-skirts#post_16757242)

Um....  Aren't...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-25-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By CarenSwan
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by abc3210 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Spirituality   11-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By CarenSwan
I read the book (very much skimming the...

I read the book (very much skimming the beginning, as I had been warned) and found it to have some stuff that I liked.  I grew up Evangelical, and while I am still a deeply committed Christian, I...
Forum: Waldorf   11-17-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By CarenSwan
I also love J. Jill but they can be pricey. ...

I also love J. Jill but they can be pricey.  They have GREAT sales online, though.  I also love Garnet Hill--again, mostly natural fibers, lovely flowy clothes, and great on-line sales.  And I SWEAR...
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