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Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-09-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By hubris
I'm considering opening an etsy shop to sell a...

I'm considering opening an etsy shop to sell a few crafts, including photo notecards. I've printed greeting/note cards at Shutterfly before, but would prefer not to sell them, since the quality is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-18-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By hubris
Very normal. Quote: Originally Posted by...

Very normal.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aloha girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11722843)
I guess I'm somewhat...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-18-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By hubris
I've been going through this a little lately...

I've been going through this a little lately with my 5.5 y/o son. We spend a lot of time with another family that has a 3.5 y/o daughter and she and DS1 play wonderfully together...most of the time....
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-18-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By hubris
We love SIGGs, and I recently saw that they have...

We love SIGGs, and I recently saw that they have introduced an insulated model. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I think I saw it on reusablebags.com
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By hubris
Reeeeallly not calling to me. At all. My babies'...

Reeeeallly not calling to me. At all. My babies' bums are cute, but I don't really want to cast them to keep for all eternity. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Would...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-29-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By hubris
I like that trap idea! I've used apple cider...

I like that trap idea! I've used apple cider vinegar to lure them, too.

It's key to find the source of the flies. Our compost crock gets flies sometimes when the weather is warm and I don't dump...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-29-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By hubris
I'm married to a midwesterner and sometimes the...

I'm married to a midwesterner and sometimes the way he perceives and pronounces things can drive me crazy! I know, though, that he can't help it. Yup, it really *is* that hard for your husband to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By hubris
My nephew had little bumps like that - I believe...

My nephew had little bumps like that - I believe they were some sort of benign cyst. Apparently they're pretty common/normal.

The texture of her gums sounds pretty normal to me, although I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By hubris
Have you gotten to the bit yet where Aldort...

Have you gotten to the bit yet where Aldort talks about when verbally validating hurts? She points out that you can silently validate a child, just be present for them. You don't necessarily have to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By hubris
Quote: Originally Posted by applejuice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by applejuice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11551216)
There was a thread on here long ago about...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   06-27-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By hubris
We put everything we possibly can in glass or...

We put everything we possibly can in glass or plastic containers (moving toward all glass).
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilyka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-27-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By hubris
Sounds like you now know exactly what kinds of...

Sounds like you now know exactly what kinds of games she'd like at a shower for her!

Since this is a shower celebrating your family, not hers, I hope she'll be more open to listening to your...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-27-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By hubris
Quote: Originally Posted by MsElle07...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsElle07 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11521076)
Really, THE KEY, IMO, is birthing on your...
Forum: Babywearing   06-22-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By hubris
I would probably use the snugli and the mei tai...

I would probably use the snugli and the mei tai - snugli the baby on front first, then mei tai the toddler on your back.

I've done that with 2 mei tais with an infant and a toddler and it worked...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By hubris
We often give books, which can be as cheap or as...

We often give books, which can be as cheap or as expensive as you like.

I like the dress-up clothes idea. You could hit a thrift store for that, or eve mine your own closet. If you're craft you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By hubris
I think some kids are just bigger oral explorers...

I think some kids are just bigger oral explorers and really like to chew or feel things in their mouths. My just-turned-3 y/o is like this. My 5.5 y/o never put anything in his mouth after around...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-22-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By hubris
I wore a big baggy t-shirt for the births of DS1...

I wore a big baggy t-shirt for the births of DS1 and DS2. I knew it was possible that I'd want to be naked, but as it turned out, it didn't occur to me to remove the shirt. I arrived at the hospital...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By hubris
I think your own health and your baby's...

I think your own health and your baby's well-being come before a shower, no matter how many days or weeks or months pre-or-post partum the shower is scheduled. What I would say is that you're hoping...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,376
Posted By hubris
My #1 reason was so that I could give birth...

My #1 reason was so that I could give birth normally without being interfered with by people who don't trust in a woman's ability to give birth. Nobody telling me that they "need" to get an EFM...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By hubris
Taking the approach that discipline is really...

Taking the approach that discipline is really teaching, and that being gentle means being respectful, yes, I absolutely think we can "use" GD on grandparents!!

The book NonViolent Communication...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By hubris
Good for you for sticking to your principles! It...

Good for you for sticking to your principles! It feels good to handle a tough situation in a way that you feel peace with. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's hard not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By hubris
I think it depends on how you phrase it and how...

I think it depends on how you phrase it and how you follow through. I try not to say "we have to do this before we can do that" but instead just list what I'm planning to do, or say "let's"...

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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By hubris
We have subscriptions to Ladybug and Click (from...

We have subscriptions to Ladybug and Click (from the Cricket family of magazines, like Spider and Ask) and LOVE them.

Recently we were gifted subs from two of the Ranger Rick mags (Your Big...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-18-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By hubris
Another 3 y/o BOY here, so Heather isn't alone....

Another 3 y/o BOY here, so Heather isn't alone. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif DS2 just turned 3 and while so many things are getting easier, there are new challenges...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By hubris
Re: birth control - I think what I'd say is some...

Re: birth control - I think what I'd say is some version of this (more or less complex to meet the needs of the particular child):

Because it takes a sperm and an egg and a nice place to grow to...
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