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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-30-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,142
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
I've found that I have to give really explicit...

I've found that I have to give really explicit instructions to get my three year old to clean up. I have to say "put the brown teddy bear in the basket." It takes forever (and does work), but if I...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,147
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
http://www.lewrockwell.com/******/miller15.html ...

http://www.lewrockwell.com/******/miller15.html

here's a link for the OP
Forum: Vaccinations   09-17-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,147
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Science Mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Science Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9200582)
The correlates of protection for a...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-07-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Pumping tip - nurse on one side only at night,...

Pumping tip - nurse on one side only at night, and pump the other side in the morning. That works really well for us, and I don't have the whole side-switching thing going on. My supply balanced out...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
I think you did perfectly. On the...

I think you did perfectly.

On the embarrassment front - I pretend like no-one else is there. If they don't get that children have tantrums - screw 'em. My DC's need me, and they get me.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-28-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
hugs mama - that's crazy!

hugs mama - that's crazy!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Quote: the whole time and wants dh to hold...

Quote:
the whole time and wants dh to hold her.
He should hold her so she learns to trust him.

My DS2 is very attached to me. I'm a single mama and sometimes I need to leave him (to work, to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
I got married on a Monday at 3 pm (the date was...

I got married on a Monday at 3 pm (the date was very important to me, and I wasn't waiting for another 6 years for it to fall on a Saturday.)

I figured if people loved me enough, they would cut...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
You walk through it. It is totally normal...

You walk through it.

It is totally normal (and even healthy) to be sad with a divorce. It is the official end of a lot of dreams, hopes, desires. Of course you're sad.

I knew a woman who...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-24-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by BamaDude...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BamaDude http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8206230)
Colin Farrell did (in no uncertain and rather...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-20-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
you have to log in

you have to log in
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-20-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Since researchers published the first study...

Since researchers published the first study reporting that circumcision is an effective intervention in the HIV/AIDS fight, many have been suspect of the findings. It now appears that those...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-17-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,514
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Klynne...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klynne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8036390)
OMGoodness! I just have to tell you guys!!
...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Hugs mama - that sounds like a difficult...

Hugs mama - that sounds like a difficult situation. You've got a lot on your plate.

That is great he wants to go to counselling. Sometimes its about fixing a relationship, and sometimes its about...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Thanks for that - I just ordered Spiritual...

Thanks for that - I just ordered Spiritual Divorce. I'm in a place where I need that.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Document everything you can get your hands on....

Document everything you can get your hands on. Emails to friends saying you're a great mom. Financial statements. Stash some cash.

You also have to come from a place of (personal) power. He's...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,274
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
No! I would ask him if he thinks being 10...

No!

I would ask him if he thinks being 10 days away from you is in thier best interests. (Obviously, its not.) If he (and the ILs) want to see the children for that long, they should pay for you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-08-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
yes - so did his dad

yes - so did his dad
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,210
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
I am so sorry this happened to you. I think...

I am so sorry this happened to you.

I think the business cards are a good idea - it would be so difficult to respond when you're dealing with a meltdown.

What I would like to say is f#%^ the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-06-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
I also thought WTH with straws until my MW,...

I also thought WTH with straws until my MW, doula and H gave me juice while they held the glass after a big contraction.

Even if you're labouring alone, having a couple of glasses around with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-06-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8052586)
Depends- does your ds respond well to daddy...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
http://www.naturalchild.org/ this site...

http://www.naturalchild.org/

this site helped me a lot.

Hugs mama
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-04-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 694
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by veganf...

Quote:
Originally Posted by veganf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8036954)
I've never heard of anyone saying you need to...
Forum: July 2007   05-04-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
I had 2 at home, unmedicated water births ...

I had 2 at home, unmedicated water births

The first was 14 hours

The second was 2.5 hours http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I did tear the same amount, but #2...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-04-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Blue Dragonfly
http://www.mindfully.org/Food/Organi...ngtonNov01...

http://www.mindfully.org/Food/Organi...ngtonNov01.htm (http://www.mindfully.org/Food/Organic-More-Nutritious-WorthingtonNov01.htm)

Quote:
There are more than 30 studies comparing the nutrient...
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