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Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-06-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By hairpin
Here's how I thought of my birth, and it helped...

Here's how I thought of my birth, and it helped a lot even though I didn't realize it at the time...

You have a RIGHT to have a natural birth and share in the life-giving experience all mothers...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-06-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,131
Posted By hairpin
I think it's actually easier to do a natural...

I think it's actually easier to do a natural birth than it is to be medicated. It means your body can work at the pace that it was made to.

I gave birth in a hospital. It was painful, but not...
Forum: Family Planning   03-02-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By hairpin
Thanks for the replies. The advice is really...

Thanks for the replies. The advice is really helpful.

I am going to keep trying to find a class locally through my obgyn or church. It seemed like they frowned on NFP as they did not offer it to...
Forum: Babywearing   02-22-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By hairpin
I just ordered one of these onbuhimos from...

I just ordered one of these onbuhimos from peppermint.com. I haven't gotten it, so I can't give you my personal opinion. But a reviewer mentioned that it is good if you're pregnant as it ties above...
Forum: Learning at School   02-22-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By hairpin
I am very excited to try a language immersion...

I am very excited to try a language immersion daycare for my 10 month old son. But I do have some fears. Could the potential benefit of learning another language be a drawback?

Currently the...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   02-22-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 49,683
Posted By hairpin
Quote: Originally Posted by hairpin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hairpin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/4078952)
I'm going to be looking into a Reggio...
Forum: Family Planning   02-17-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By hairpin
I am thinking about learning how to do Natural...

I am thinking about learning how to do Natural Family Planning and need some advice. I am tired of taking the pill. It seems rather useless since I haven't had my period yet. My son is just 10...
Forum: Dads   01-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By hairpin
Hi hi....

Hi hi. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I wouldn't bother too much about playing Vanguard now. It's a beta. Lots of crashing, chugging, things don't work. But that's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,570
Posted By hairpin
Hi Mommies. Been so long since I've been here. I...

Hi Mommies. Been so long since I've been here. I mostly pop in about every 3 months. It's good to hear about the development of your little ones....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-08-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,419
Posted By hairpin
Been FOREVER sinced I posted or browsed. But...

Been FOREVER sinced I posted or browsed. But I've been busy. I work 3 full days a week, which is awesome because it leaves me 2 full days to be with my little one plus the weekend.

Luc is 6.5...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-06-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By hairpin
I need some help or advice if you have it. I...

I need some help or advice if you have it. I don't know if I can be convinced either way... BUT anyways, I'm into my second week at work after maternity leave, and I'm working strictly part-time. So...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-06-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,656
Posted By hairpin
What cute pictures, Adina!...

What cute pictures, Adina! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm not taking nearly enough pictures of my baby.

Things are good here. Baby Luc is 13 lbs. at least from...
Forum: Gardening   06-29-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,176
Posted By hairpin
About the calamansi: I don't know where to get...

About the calamansi: I don't know where to get the fruit, but you can usually find calamansi juice at the asian markets. It's true plant name seems to be calamondin....
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By hairpin
Is it really neccessary to use oil? I massage my...

Is it really neccessary to use oil? I massage my babe with his clothes on all the time. He loves having his feet and legs rubbed. But I'm worried he might break out, because the last time I put...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By hairpin
My pediatrician recommended to me a little bit...

My pediatrician recommended to me a little bit of weak camomile tea to get things moving. But we don't have that problem yet really with our 2 month old. He poops every day. You might want to ask if...
Forum: Gardening   06-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,176
Posted By hairpin
I am jealous of all of you with big gardens....

I am jealous of all of you with big gardens. Though... if I had the space they'd probably end up like weed patches and not look anything like what you have.

I've got a few fruit trees and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-18-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,173
Posted By hairpin
Quote: Originally Posted by Freeman So has...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freeman
So has anyone seen Wolf Creek and liked it? It sounded like "Wrong Turn" from reading the back of the DVD (which, by the way, is entertaining, though a bit...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-18-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By hairpin
I'm just wondering what city you are in. It...

I'm just wondering what city you are in. It might help if you list it here.

Good luck!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-18-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By hairpin
Lots of good advice here already. I do think...

Lots of good advice here already. I do think Berkeley would fit you well and also that maybe south of Mountain View would be good to check. Both areas are a lot warmer than San Francisco. Well...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-18-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By hairpin
Hope you have a great time in SF! There are LOTS...

Hope you have a great time in SF! There are LOTS of great restaurants here and lots to do. I would go to Golden Gate Park and walk around the Strybing Arboretum...
Forum: April 2006   06-18-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By hairpin
Woo that's good. My babe's gained about 4 pounds...

Woo that's good. My babe's gained about 4 pounds too.

And though he doesn't sleep through the night, we do get a good amount of sleep in. We try to put him to bed by 10 PM, but that usually means...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,865
Posted By hairpin
Noob question: What's NFL (natural family...

Noob question: What's NFL (natural family living)?
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,865
Posted By hairpin
I got a 59 so yay, I'm sprinkled with granola,...

I got a 59 so yay, I'm sprinkled with granola, which is pretty much how I like my granola anyways... not a lot. I'm more into protein. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By hairpin
Wow. You really have a lot on your hands....

Wow. You really have a lot on your hands. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

I think the first step to getting things to improve would be to get your husband to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By hairpin
We've been using a NUK pacifier and regular...

We've been using a NUK pacifier and regular nipples for bottles when I'm not around (when the grandmas are watching the baby). And we really haven't had any negative impact on breastfeeding yet. I...
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