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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By pickle18
I've really enjoyed Guiding the Gifted Child by...

I've really enjoyed Guiding the Gifted Child by James T. Webb & Elizabeth A. Meckstroth. It's given me lots of insight into all facets of giftedness (including shedding light on myself, my husband,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By pickle18
Mine is approaching 3 and a half, and I remember...

Mine is approaching 3 and a half, and I remember wondering the same things by that age. :smile:
The standard response of "we can't tell you/calm down/doesn't matter anyway" is fair enough (you...
Forum: Family Planning   12-22-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By pickle18
Nobody could say for sure, but I can tell you...

Nobody could say for sure, but I can tell you that's why I quit the mini-pill - I felt pregnant all.the.time! Nausea, fatigue, dizziness, etc. - all the symptoms. We switched to charting with FAM...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-12-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 49,554
Posted By pickle18
tons of change over here, but let's recap... ...

tons of change over here, but let's recap...
*started off small, round, perky C
*pregnancy brought them to big, full DD
*milk came in and that bumped them up to giant rock hard G cups
*after 2.5...
Forum: Family Planning   12-12-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 810
Posted By pickle18
wowza!!!!...

wowza!!!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/loveeyes.gif  I disappear for a while and see what happens? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
 
so happy for the both of you,...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By pickle18
As someone who has also struggled with this my...

As someone who has also struggled with this my whole life, I second all of the above - it is excellent advice.  Particularly...letting your emotions out separately so you can be calm and receptive...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-27-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,237
Posted By pickle18
not much time to post (and not much to report -...

not much time to post (and not much to report - but hoping to change that! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif) but wanted to sub and say how much I love this inspiring thread -...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By pickle18
I would absolutely not make her pay me back, nor...

I would absolutely not make her pay me back, nor refuse to allow her to quit.  I agree with everyone who said she is shouting, loud and clear and any way she can, that she does not want to go, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-23-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By pickle18
Thanks!!! I am in LOVE with seaweed lately and...

Thanks!!! I am in LOVE with seaweed lately and couldn't figure out why - I bet that's it!  Also have insisted on pastured eggs the past few months - I notice a big difference.   I think you are on...
Forum: Family Planning   10-20-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 810
Posted By pickle18
right after my cycles came back, I had a pattern...

right after my cycles came back, I had a pattern for a while of gearing up to O, with cm and all - but then temps wouldn't stay up - always a fake out, about a week before the real deal, so I know...
Forum: Family Planning   10-20-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 810
Posted By pickle18
hey...

hey guys http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif count me back in, too - haven't been on mothering much since...spring?
 
been charting to avoid for nearly a year now - my how time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By pickle18
I second the sensory part - sometimes that can...

I second the sensory part - sometimes that can really help (the only time I turn to lullaby music is if I can see he's resting, nursing, right there on the edge of sleep and needs a little help)....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-16-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pickle18
Thanks - I'm definitely trying to increase it,...

Thanks - I'm definitely trying to increase it, but I usually drink alot as it is.
 
I do know that I had multiple milk blebs - which I was able to clear after a hot shower last night, and the pain...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-15-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pickle18
Day 2 of Mother's Milk tea, seems to be helping...

Day 2 of Mother's Milk tea, seems to be helping via boosting supply (quite sore but less clamping down/teeth marks).
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-14-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pickle18
Yikes, sorry to hear that! I'm hoping maybe this...

Yikes, sorry to hear that! I'm hoping maybe this is just a weird month hormone-wise - and not a new trend. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif Did your supply drop?
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pickle18
DS is now 2 and a half, and we've had the best...

DS is now 2 and a half, and we've had the best nursing relationship (through all the ups and downs) - but this is a new one for me! 
 
Right around the time I ovulated this month (which is a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By pickle18
I understand that feeling, and well remember...

I understand that feeling, and well remember looking on these boards for similar advice - when your kid is trying so hard to have full conversations with peers, in complete sentences, and they just...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,519
Posted By pickle18
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KSLaura http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386118/i-do-all-that-and-have-a-job/40#post_17413826)

A lot of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-21-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By pickle18
we love this...

we love this book: http://shop.priddybooks.com/book.aspx?id=7932  Smart Kids Space by Priddy Books
 
It has beautiful, big page pictures - covers some of what he already knows, like the order...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By pickle18
So so so so incredibly happy for you, mama!!!!...

So so so so incredibly happy for you, mama!!!!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/happytears.gif  What an inspiration you are!!! (and yes -...
Forum: Parenting   07-18-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,519
Posted By pickle18
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Serafina33 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386118/i-do-all-that-and-have-a-job/20#post_17406956)

The...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-16-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By pickle18
I do understand this - I didn't have a career...

I do understand this - I didn't have a career and was only beginning to get back to figuring out who I was (after a crappy relationship from college ended) when we had our son/got married (same year...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-15-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By pickle18
Just wanted to give...

Just wanted to give you http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif and encouragement! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif
 
I agree with everything said above.  We...
Forum: Parenting   07-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,519
Posted By pickle18
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alenushka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386118/i-do-all-that-and-have-a-job/20#post_17405157)

I do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By pickle18
I don't have any advice but this sounds pretty...

I don't have any advice but this sounds pretty similar to our situation.  I nurse 2 year old DS constantly all day, all during his nap, and all night.  If I motion to get up he panics and jumps on...
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