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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,271
Posted By MissAnthrope
I want to share my story, too. When I was...

I want to share my story, too.

When I was about 10, and on the swim team, some other girls made fun of me in the shower for not shaving my legs and underarms (I'm métis, so I have very dark hair)....
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-13-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By MissAnthrope
I agree with PPs; that is just a ridiculous thing...

I agree with PPs; that is just a ridiculous thing to say.

Threenagers are tough. Really tough. They're going through so many changes and growing/changing/developing so fast and it's unreasonable...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-15-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By MissAnthrope
Are you using cloth or disposables? If cloth,...

Are you using cloth or disposables? If cloth, you might need to add a moisture-wicking liner. If disposables, you might want to try changing brands-- Seventh Generation seems to work well.

You...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By MissAnthrope
Agree with PPs, probably puberty coming in. I...

Agree with PPs, probably puberty coming in. I started my period at age 11, and was a total a-hole to my family for months beforehand.

Set boundaries and enforce them. Turn your effort to what...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By MissAnthrope
I agree with PP. If you don't feel the...

I agree with PP. If you don't feel the compulsion, then it's probably not for you. I applaud you for giving this full and sober consideration-- it's such an important decision!

If you're really...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By MissAnthrope
Nope, not necessary. We've never had a monitor,...

Nope, not necessary. We've never had a monitor, not even for our preemie.

When we had our first baby we were living in a small apartment and co-sleeping, so it seemed silly. There were a few...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-25-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By MissAnthrope
We started our kids helping with food as soon as...

We started our kids helping with food as soon as they could hold a spoon or pat dough.

You can put a baby/toddler on your hip when you go to the kitchen to check on something, and it's easy to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By MissAnthrope
I don't believe in dressing male children and...

I don't believe in dressing male children and female children differently, and I would much rather make a few adjustments to the clothes I already have for a baby born in another season than start...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By MissAnthrope
I'm a SAHM, and we CD, BF, and co-sleep. We are...

I'm a SAHM, and we CD, BF, and co-sleep. We are also fortunate to have a loving extended family that has the means and the interest to buy what we ask for as gifts.

For our first baby we spent...
Forum: Diapering   07-14-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By MissAnthrope
Actually, if baby is allergic to lanolin, you can...

Actually, if baby is allergic to lanolin, you can still use wool covers, but they must come to you clean (i.e. don't buy pre-lanolinized covers) and you have to treat them with olive oil instead of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By MissAnthrope
We don't shop for clothes in stores.  We shop...

We don't shop for clothes in stores.  We shop online for better access to quality organic clothing and to avoid exposing our children to the gender dichotomy, and more and more as time goes on, we...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,179
Posted By MissAnthrope
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tsume http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,179
Posted By MissAnthrope
I've never pushed more than 30 minutes-- not...

I've never pushed more than 30 minutes-- not with the nuchal hand baby, not even with the late-turning nearly-shoulder-dystocia baby.
 
I have short labors (less than 12 hours start-to-finish),...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-18-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By MissAnthrope
My grandmother was a great user of newspaper,...

My grandmother was a great user of newspaper, but we don't get a newspaper, so that's not an option for us.
 
We re-use gift bags and boxes from things we've received, and we save the plain...
Forum: Parenting   09-27-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,033
Posted By MissAnthrope
DH and I usually use mommy/daddy to refer to...

DH and I usually use mommy/daddy to refer to each other in the third person (I have to tell my 2yo DAILY "Daddy is at work right now, sweetheart."), but we use the regular first person (I don't ask...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,776
Posted By MissAnthrope
... when your child's glasses are lost, you...

... when your child's glasses are lost, you check inside the plastic recycling truck and the egg chute of the stuffed chicken first.
 
... you are expert at piecing together what your child ate...
Forum: Diapering   09-12-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,433
Posted By MissAnthrope
We use flats but double with prefolds for older...

We use flats but double with prefolds for older kids (we use an origami fold and tuck a tri-folded prefold into the rectangular part of the diaper)-- babies under about 9-12 months generally don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,365
Posted By MissAnthrope
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tis_unnatural http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,365
Posted By MissAnthrope
Storebought, we opted for Robeez and the various...

Storebought, we opted for Robeez and the various knockoffs thereof (ministar, etc.).  But my favorite new-walker shoes are the ones I make...I use a pattern very much like this one:...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By MissAnthrope
All of my three have gone through phases where...

All of my three have gone through phases where they nursed every half hour during certain times of day.  In the first three months or so, my third nursed every 30-50 minutes around the clock most...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-16-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,471
Posted By MissAnthrope
I was breastfed, but weaned earlier than either...

I was breastfed, but weaned earlier than either of us was ready for due to a biting problem (I think I was about 18mo-- so this would have been 1988). My mother often says she wishes she'd stuck it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By MissAnthrope
We don't punish or discipline.  Etymologically,...

We don't punish or discipline.  Etymologically, parent means one who brings forth-- the same root, in Latin, as the word for giving birth.  Being the parent doesn't mean being the bad guy, being the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By MissAnthrope
Totally normal.   When my third was that...

Totally normal.
 
When my third was that age, he LOVED to chew up apple slices-- but he'd spit all the solid mass right back out.  Very frustrating, but children under 12-15 months aren't supposed...
Forum: Diapering   07-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By MissAnthrope
We had a very heavy wetter who slept through the...

We had a very heavy wetter who slept through the night very early (like 10 hour nights at 2-3 months old), and what worked for him was a flat with two prefolds inside the center section of an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,282
Posted By MissAnthrope
My 2.5yo says "bint-bint" for "elephant".  And...

My 2.5yo says "bint-bint" for "elephant".  And "stah belluh-belluh" for "strawberry".
 
My 3.5yo calls Five Guys "Fries Guys" and invented the phrase "hand-mouth" for tongs (you know, because you...
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