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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-26-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By APCDmama
I am a kindergarten teacher and no, it is not...

I am a kindergarten teacher and no, it is not typical.

I had one student last year who was a fluent reader at the beginning of K and had been since the age of 3. Interestingly enough, his parents...
Forum: Women's Health   02-19-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By APCDmama
I notice that no one has mentioned the...

I notice that no one has mentioned the possiblility of intestinal parasites, which often produce symptoms which mimic IBS.

I have struggled with huge bloating issues (literally!) for the past few...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-14-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By APCDmama
I love the Giovanni products, especially the...

I love the Giovanni products, especially the Magnetic conditioner. It makes my thick/frizzy/dry hair incredibly soft and shiny. My husband uses the Triple Treat Shampoo and it works well for his...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-14-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By APCDmama
Wow, that's wonderful!...

Wow, that's wonderful! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif My DD weaned at age 3.5 years, too, in much the same way you describe. I was shocked by how easily and gently the...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-28-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By APCDmama
Oh, I totally hear you on this! My DD (almost 4)...

Oh, I totally hear you on this! My DD (almost 4) is very particular about what she eats and her limited choices change daily, so I never know what she will accept or reject at any given time. My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-27-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By APCDmama
I constantly tell her I love her....

I constantly tell her I love her. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Makes no difference at all in the number of times she asks. Maybe I tell her too much? Is that even...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-26-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By APCDmama
"So now we always say that we "love each other...

"So now we always say that we "love each other in circles" because there is no beginning or end."

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

What a sweet and special way of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-26-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By APCDmama
Thank you for letting me know I'm not the only...

Thank you for letting me know I'm not the only one whose child asks this constantly! It does seem like a phase to me. Still not sure why she's asking, but it will probably fade over time. It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-24-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By APCDmama
Oh, no! I wasn't worried about it at all, and...

Oh, no! I wasn't worried about it at all, and now I am! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I thought that it was probably a passing phase and nothing more. Is my child...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By APCDmama
My DD (3.5 yrs) asks this question all day long,...

My DD (3.5 yrs) asks this question all day long, and she always expects us to answer! I am assuming this is some sort of phase, since she seems to be a secure, confident child. Has anyone else ever...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-17-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By APCDmama
Totally normal behaviour....

Totally normal behaviour. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif My sister and I were just discussing this topic yesterday. Our recently weaned children both cuddle, kiss, and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-17-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By APCDmama
Another vote for Giovanni. Their hair products...

Another vote for Giovanni. Their hair products are excellent! I use the Hair Reconstructor conditioner for my thick, wavy/curly hair. My husband uses the lighter conditioner (can't remember the name...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-17-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By APCDmama
I use Lavera mascara. It is the first mascara...

I use Lavera mascara. It is the first mascara I've tried that doesn't give me red, itchy eyes and doesn't flake everywhere. It defines with a "natural" look rather than a heavy, long-lashed look. A...
Forum: Women's Health   10-24-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By APCDmama
Very good info! Thanks for the link.

Very good info! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Women's Health   10-24-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By APCDmama
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate your honesty!...

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate your honesty! It helps to know that antibiotics aren't necessarily the answer. Sounds like a tough little bug to treat. If your husband comes up with anything that...
Forum: Women's Health   10-24-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,964
Posted By APCDmama
Sorry to jump into the conversation without...

Sorry to jump into the conversation without reading all the posts. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif: Does anyone have experience with blastocystis hominis infection? I've been...
Forum: Women's Health   10-23-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By APCDmama
I was recently diagnosed with a parasitic...

I was recently diagnosed with a parasitic infection caused by blastocystis hominis. My doctor gave me two separate prescriptions for antibiotics, mentioning that this particular parasite is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-14-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By APCDmama
Thank you for your kind replies. I was really...

Thank you for your kind replies. I was really hoping to reach a few people who are struggling right now with marathon nursing. It does end! The amount of nursing DD did was incredible, day and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-10-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By APCDmama
My DD sleeps 10-11 hours per night on average,...

My DD sleeps 10-11 hours per night on average, and she is only 3.5 years old. I think it's completely possible that your kids are getting enough sleep. If we try to put DD to bed earlier, she simply...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-10-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By APCDmama
Hello everyone. Just want to share that my 3.5...

Hello everyone. Just want to share that my 3.5 year old DD is finished nursing, and I am so grateful that I let her lead the way. The period between 1-2.5 years was demanding, exhausting, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-06-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By APCDmama
Hi. DD is in the final stages of nursing, and...

Hi. DD is in the final stages of nursing, and she's 3.5 years old. Over the past few months her latch has been slowly deteriorating. Maybe this is normal for many nurslings nearing the end??? She...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-28-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By APCDmama
I kept at least 15 lbs until DD was 2 years old,...

I kept at least 15 lbs until DD was 2 years old, and thats A LOT of weight on my very small frame. She was still nursing many, many times at 2, but the weight suddenly came off without doing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-28-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By APCDmama
Thanks very much for the reply! I just...

Thanks very much for the reply!

I just can't figure out why the same product can run from $19.99 - $400+! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif: It's good to know that a...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-26-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By APCDmama
I just bought some a month ago at London Drugs,...

I just bought some a month ago at London Drugs, and I really like them.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-26-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By APCDmama
I am trying to figure out which brand to buy. I...

I am trying to figure out which brand to buy. I want a decent one, but I don't feel like shelling out $300 or more. I've been looking at ReboundAIR, Needak, and Urban Rebounder. Are there any...
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