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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-03-2003, 09:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,930
Posted By spirited mama
I stopped eating meat when I turned 12. I'm 35,...

I stopped eating meat when I turned 12. I'm 35, and in good health. Have tried vegan but had a B12 defficiency after a few years. Iron was high, as were other vit. in bloodtest, so the iron protein...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-03-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By spirited mama
Sleepsharing is still the norm worldwide...as...

Sleepsharing is still the norm worldwide...as 4.2 is the average weaning age!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-03-2003, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By spirited mama
Personality seems to have a lot to do with kids...

Personality seems to have a lot to do with kids behaviour. My two month old sleeps six or seven hours at night. My three year old wakes every three hours. My seven year old can live on 5 or 6 hours...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-03-2003, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By spirited mama
Personality seems to have a lot to do with kids...

Personality seems to have a lot to do with kids behaviour. My two month old sleeps six or seven hours at night. My three year old wakes every three hours. My seven year old can live on 5 or 6 hours...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-03-2003, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By spirited mama
Don't feel bad bookwormmama, my seven year old...

Don't feel bad bookwormmama, my seven year old cannot sleep alone, and neither can my three year old. At night they are my babies but during the day they are independent brilliant little boys. Most...
Forum: Poetry   06-05-2002, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By spirited mama
Thanks for reading my poem Dale. I wrote it...

Thanks for reading my poem Dale. I wrote it while watching my kids play at a community centre, and I was feeling disconnected from the other mothers who were chatting with each other and my kids...
Forum: Poetry   06-03-2002, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By spirited mama
Drawing a Blank An inarticulate space ...

Drawing a Blank

An inarticulate space
Empty and silent
In the midst of laughter and play

A canvas awaiting my mark
Only registers absence
I do not know what to say
Forum: War and Politics   05-31-2002, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,280
Posted By spirited mama
Got to agree with Britt...although, Europeans...

Got to agree with Britt...although, Europeans are experiencing a lot of problems with multiculturalism and anti-immigrant sentiments right now.

Maybe nations can forego self-interest, but...
Forum: War and Politics   05-29-2002, 12:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,280
Posted By spirited mama
Hey barbara chill out...I live in a "centre" aka...

Hey barbara chill out...I live in a "centre" aka "first world country", I 've got universal health care, am able to display that cute little red leaf on a backpack in any European country and get a...
Forum: War and Politics   05-28-2002, 10:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,280
Posted By spirited mama
Your right about the clamoring to leave their...

Your right about the clamoring to leave their homes Barbara. Lots of people clamoring to get into the USA, the European Union nations and Canada, too.

Guess they want to escape their homes 'cuz...
Forum: War and Politics   05-28-2002, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,280
Posted By spirited mama
I've got to say as a Canadian it doesn't look to...

I've got to say as a Canadian it doesn't look to me as though your government treats you all that well...no universal healthcare, minimal welfare benefits, minimal maternity leave (we get a year,...
Forum: Poetry   05-27-2002, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By spirited mama
Mother couldn’t dance Though she pretended she...

Mother couldn’t dance
Though she pretended she could
Twirling in her wild skirts
Everyone smiled in approval
.Maybe you don't need the housekeeper reference as it is inferred by her position and...
Forum: Homebirth   05-23-2002, 09:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,745
Posted By spirited mama
Thanks for sharing... You can do it!...

Thanks for sharing...

You can do it! Homebirth is cool...and don't forget hindsight is 20:20. Sounds like you made all the right decisions the first time, but were in the wrong place at the wrong...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-22-2002, 02:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,535
Posted By spirited mama
Thanks for the message RebekahMC. Honestly,...

Thanks for the message RebekahMC.

Honestly, I don't think women are necessarily afraid of homebirth. Most women seem to think it is illegal. Some women don't have access to a caregiver who will...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-21-2002, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,535
Posted By spirited mama
Both my kids were successfull homebirths, and my...

Both my kids were successfull homebirths, and my third is due in October 2002. We are planning another homebirth. Nothing can compare. I am so dissapointed to hear this is not universally available...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-21-2002, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By spirited mama
If you live downtown the Children's Storefront...

If you live downtown the Children's Storefront on Bathurst (East side) at Dupont is a great place to hang out with other mummies. Its free and open from 9-3. Also we have LaLeche League Meetings...
Forum: Homebirth   05-21-2002, 11:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,745
Posted By spirited mama
I think c-sections save lives. Although its...

I think c-sections save lives. Although its untrue Julius Ceasar was delivered in that fashion. It was illegal under Roman law to perform a c-section on a live woman! We know Julius' mother survived...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-16-2002, 02:25 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,290
Posted By spirited mama
I voted for child-led weaning, although as I...

I voted for child-led weaning, although as I write this I am pregnant with child number 3 and have a 2.5 year old eager nurser and a six year old who is still occasionally nursing (once a week or...
Forum: Parenting   04-17-2002, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By spirited mama
I trying to formulate a tv policy for my...

I trying to formulate a tv policy for my household. Looking for ideas. Currently, we have no policy...http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2002, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By spirited mama
This Monday we took ds #1 out of Kindergarten...

This Monday we took ds #1 out of Kindergarten and it feels great! His behaviour was much better: he was kinder, more respectfull, and more cooperative!

All the indecision and not-knowing what we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2002, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By spirited mama
We're not homeschooling yet... My dh and I...

We're not homeschooling yet...

My dh and I are thinking of taking ds#1, who is 6 out of the system because: we never make it on time
the teacher is obsessed with enumerating his many wrongs at...
Forum: Homebirth   04-13-2002, 05:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,745
Posted By spirited mama
Both my sons were homebirthed. I'm pregnant...

Both my sons were homebirthed. I'm pregnant again and I'm big for dates! Because of my history and the fact that I picked a really amazing midwife (liked the 1st practice I used, 2nd more medical,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2002, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By spirited mama
My dss sleep better if they have had lots of...

My dss sleep better if they have had lots of excercise and fresh air.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2002, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By spirited mama
My children are also nightowls. My oldest went...

My children are also nightowls. My oldest went through a period at about two years old when he slept about 5 hours in a twenty-four hour period. He stayed up late: drawing on walls while I dozed or...
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