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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By llwr
social norms -- neighborhood kids

The idea of neighborhood friends is really foreign to me. I didn't have them growing up and I am totally, completely introverted, so I feel insecure about what good boundaries about them are.
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Forum: Babywearing   07-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By llwr
On size changes and the K'tan -- My baby is 10.5...

On size changes and the K'tan -- My baby is 10.5 months, over 21 lbs and I can still use it. I keep it in the car as a back-up. It's not my first pick, but it does still work fine. Most people...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-03-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By llwr
We have a side-car arrangement that I absolutely...

We have a side-car arrangement that I absolutely love. It's so easy to take care of her at night, and I like that she has her own sleeping space. I didn't co-sleep with my first two and now I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-09-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By llwr
I wanted to mention that she's about the age...

I wanted to mention that she's about the age where they switch from 2 naps to 1, which is usually a pretty hard transition. It usually gets better once they've completed the transition.
Forum: Family Safety   05-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By llwr
I love the knobs!  The newer version releases...

I love the knobs!  The newer version releases the tension with a push in the middle of the seat where the tension straps are normally located.  FWIW, I used one seat for 5 1/2 yrs (till the...
Forum: Family Safety   05-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By llwr
DD is 7 and wants to learn to swim this year. ...

DD is 7 and wants to learn to swim this year.  4yo DD may take lessons as well.  I'm wondering if they can learn enough during class time only, or if further trips to the pool would likely be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,254
Posted By llwr
OP, I totally get it.  The neighbor who came...

OP, I totally get it.  The neighbor who came over all the time has moved now, but I used to get pretty mad sometimes feeling like I was a free babysitter. 
 
I think you're on the right track to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By llwr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PumaBearclan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By llwr
Thank you for your replies.   Puma, thank...

Thank you for your replies.
 
Puma, thank you for reminding me of the connection between responsibility and privileges.  Reward charts tend to rub me the wrong way.  They feel manipulative.  But...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By llwr
I'd like to know what kind of expectations are...

I'd like to know what kind of expectations are appropriate for a 4yo and a 7yo.  I don't expect perfection.  I do expect more than what's happening now.
 
They have very few toys available right...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By llwr
I'm looking for good prices on nuts -- bulk is...

I'm looking for good prices on nuts -- bulk is fine.  Where do you buy them?
 
Thanks!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By llwr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mareseatoats http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399040/irrational-fears-anyone#post_17597319)
 I'm wondering...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By llwr
On patience -- She's not eating much, so it's...

On patience -- She's not eating much, so it's not about time.  It just feels really tedious.  And I feel silly to spoon-feed her; like if she was supposed to be eating food she should be able to do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By llwr
DD3 is 7 mos old and started purees about a...

DD3 is 7 mos old and started purees about a month ago.  I'm finding I have little patience with purees and spoon-feeding.  But the idea of giving her huge chunks of food is pretty scary too.  I know...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By llwr
Birthing from Within has some fear-release...

Birthing from Within has some fear-release exercises which might be helpful. 
Forum: Diapering   03-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By llwr
I like proraps.  The Velcro is good and...

I like proraps.  The Velcro is good and long-lasting.  I used the newborn size for 3 kids.  After the newborn period, you could go to a one-size.  Econobum covers go on sale for as low as $5 at...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By llwr
Dr. Isabelle delivered my 2nd baby 4 years ago. ...

Dr. Isabelle delivered my 2nd baby 4 years ago.  At the time Becky was the only midwife at the clinic and he was her backup.  Yes, he is very laid-back.  I had no talk of birth plans with him since...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By llwr
We do unlimited junk sometimes.  They had a...

We do unlimited junk sometimes.  They had a whole bag of chips for a snack last month.  Unlimited sweets at DDs birthday party last week.  Lots of sweets for valentines (although not actually...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By llwr
Thanks,   My issue with the bread, I think,...

Thanks,
 
My issue with the bread, I think, is that it seems to give her no reason to try anything else -- even things that are pretty easy to like.  So when I do serve bread, I don't limit it. ...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By llwr
I've been reading some of Ellyn Satter's books...

I've been reading some of Ellyn Satter's books and I know she thinks never having (forbidding) certain foods only makes us want them more and fosters an unhealthy attitude towards food.  I'm...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By llwr
It seems that only I eat my homemade sweets.  DH...

It seems that only I eat my homemade sweets.  DH still buys what he wants at the store.  Worth another try though, and at least it'd be healthy for me!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By llwr
Excited to try some of these.

Excited to try some of these.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By llwr
Blanca,  Looks like your LO came already.  I...

Blanca,  Looks like your LO came already.  I hope it went well.
 
I wanted to add that Emily Nieman is returning and she is great as well.  I've only met her a couple of times, but I was so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-24-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By llwr
I'm looking forward to reading more of this...

I'm looking forward to reading more of this thread.
 
I try hard to avoid punishment.  I just don't feel like it's that effective for what I want to teach.  What I really want is to reach their...
Forum: Babywearing   02-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By llwr
Could you bring it up over the issue of...

Could you bring it up over the issue of comfort?  I had a snugli and boy did it hurt!  I don't know if risk of hip dysplasia would be an issue as much as the idea that she just wouldn't do it.  I...
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