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Forum: Parents as Partners   03-14-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by lolar2...

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Originally Posted by lolar2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15182682)
Can you say anything more about how much...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-14-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I have a few options. My Mom knows some people...

I have a few options. My Mom knows some people who might let me park my van on their land and even bring my chickens http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif she's going to talk...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-14-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I have two kids, one with DP, who is nine...

I have two kids, one with DP, who is nine months. My son is eight years old. We live with DP's parents. His Mom is okay; she makes snarky comments sometimes; I've learned to try to let them go. His...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-13-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
You are SOOOOO lucky! Here's to all of us who...

You are SOOOOO lucky! Here's to all of us who have the same dream as you getting what we want, too http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I ended up giving her a .8 (the dose for babies...

I ended up giving her a .8 (the dose for babies her size) dose twice last night. She's much better today http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif Thanks!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-13-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
...but it's a really "odd" thing to do, how do...

...but it's a really "odd" thing to do, how do you convince others that it's best for you and your family? DP and I are seriously talking about visiting/moving to Alaska, and his parents are going...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-13-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Didn't read all the replies, but here's what has...

Didn't read all the replies, but here's what has worked (mostly) for me. I tell myself that if I don't fall asleep, I'm not going to get any sleep, and I really need sleep. It usually works. My...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-13-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I'm reading Unconditional Parenting right now....

I'm reading Unconditional Parenting right now. Not sure if the approaches in it would work for a child that young, but it's a great read either way. It takes all the parenting 'ideas' and gets down...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I called DD's ped today and his nurse...

I called DD's ped today and his nurse recommended baby Tylenol, but it says on the box to read the new warning label. After doing a bit of research, I'm hesitant to give it to her. She's unvax'ed,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,524
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
We unschool and live out of town, which I think...

We unschool and live out of town, which I think makes life waaaay cheaper. For example, our homeschool group has regular swap meets, where I usually get some clothes, books and games. We grow much...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-12-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I was gone for a few days, sorry! The diaper...

I was gone for a few days, sorry! The diaper thing was a bit um, amplified. It's not quite that bad. Mostly I just remind him to put a towel under her bum, and he can never get the fasteners right,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-06-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by TinkerBelle...

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Originally Posted by TinkerBelle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15031618)
I don't mean to be snarky, but does he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-05-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
DS was born today, eight years ago to a scared...

DS was born today, eight years ago to a scared nineteen year old Mama. Life is so good today, full of blessings, wonder, a new Daddy and sister. Happy Birthday kiddo!
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-05-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
My DH is a very kind, loving, thoughtful guy,...

My DH is a very kind, loving, thoughtful guy, but he has absolutely no memory whatsoever. Long term, short term, nothing. He can remember things only if they are very important to him, and sometimes...
Forum: Women's Health   01-23-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I get super-intense headaches that come out of...

I get super-intense headaches that come out of nowhere and are increasing in frequency and in how aweful they feel. I've been to two Doctors and both of them just wrote me a priscription, which I...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I want to handle this situation in a very US/UP...

I want to handle this situation in a very US/UP type way. I know asking how to handle this might seem silly, but he is my first (but not only) child and I've never encountered this situation before...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-22-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by atobols...

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Originally Posted by atobols http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14958331)
I have no idea what is stuck in a trap over...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-22-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 12,369
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie...

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Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14907623)
I think there is a move..but there is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,941
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Porcelain Interior...

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Originally Posted by Porcelain Interior http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14944039)
I wouldn't associate with a family...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-17-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
She loves it! I gave her a few daubs on my...

She loves it! I gave her a few daubs on my finger because she was really reaching for it. If she's anything like me she has a passion for all things garlicky... but, do you think it'll hurt her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy5386...

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Originally Posted by snoopy5386 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14931479)
thanks everyone for your input. I'm still...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,941
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphire_chan...

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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14943616)
If she was okay with it, was it just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,235
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ammaarah...

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Originally Posted by Ammaarah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14936213)
I'd file this one under "battles not to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,941
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I can't give too many details, but basically I...

I can't give too many details, but basically I was at a Mom's house with a bunch of other Mom's for a meeting and her son showed my DS and another Mom's DS (this kid is SIX and my DS is seven, the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-15-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By ThoughtFullMama
I put the baby monitor right next to DS, the...

I put the baby monitor right next to DS, the reciever right next to me and turned the volume way up so I could hear him breathe. But that was when he was 5+ months and sleeping in a side car type...
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