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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-22-2016, 02:47 PM
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Views: 6,168
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I plan to circumcise. Hate me all you want for...

I plan to circumcise. Hate me all you want for being the kind of Jew I choose to be, you anti-Semite. Your comments are hateful and not in the spirit of the mothering community. To each his own...
Forum: June 2016 Due Date Club   04-21-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Don't forget the old classic, "you must be having...

Don't forget the old classic, "you must be having twins."

I'm due in May, and every time I go to the gym I get comments about how I should be careful not to give birth while working out. Maybe...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,723
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
It sounds like you have only one child? So maybe...

It sounds like you have only one child? So maybe the social value of school is big for her, versus the other poster who has a larger family with more child-child socialization opportunities. I can...
Forum: VBAC   04-19-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Hi. I tried to have an HBAC with my second child...

Hi. I tried to have an HBAC with my second child a few years ago. It was a great experience, but to be honest my midwife was the most annoying part. Lol. You read about how great midwives are at...
Forum: May 2016 Due Date Club   04-19-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
So the secret is ice cream? :) Yesterday he...

So the secret is ice cream? :)

Yesterday he was in a good position, but today I went swimming and what do you know: he went back to breech. Oy vey. I have to have a c section regardless, so I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,723
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Agree on this. This makes me think of the book...

Agree on this. This makes me think of the book the Little Prince. Sometimes we adults forget how differently young children perceive their environment and emotions. What's no big deal to us is very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,723
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Maybe she just needs a minute to wail? I know you...

Maybe she just needs a minute to wail? I know you don't want to dampen the party mood, but it sounds like stepping in too early is exacerbating her response. Believe me, my younger daughter is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-15-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,723
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Also wanted to make clear that the love and logic...

Also wanted to make clear that the love and logic approach emphasizes NOT talking about consequences or anything detailed during a moment of conflict. Rather, child or parent waits for the moment to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-15-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,723
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Hi. I have a very verbal four year old, so I can...

Hi. I have a very verbal four year old, so I can relate in part to your situation.

A conflict takes two parties, so I'm wondering if you given any thought to what your triggers are: what behaviors...
Forum: May 2016 Due Date Club   04-15-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Four weeks to go for me! I'm getting a little...

Four weeks to go for me! I'm getting a little nervous because I cannot decide whether my lack of nervousness is due to my experience with my two previous babes, or if I've simply forgotten how tough...
Forum: Parenting   04-14-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
You sound very sensitive (I am, as well -- not an...

You sound very sensitive (I am, as well -- not an insult). To be brief, though, maybe part of your wife's changes are not a reflection of you. Parenting a three year old is draining. Balancing a...
Forum: March 2016 Due Date Club   04-14-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
DDCrashing to congratulate, and remark on what a...

DDCrashing to congratulate, and remark on what a healthy, beautiful baby you made! Birth never goes as planned, does it? :) good job.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Flakey Relatives -- how to Handle?

My parents are very kind, fun grandparents who unfortunately happen to be very unreliable. Coming late to events, leaving without saying goodbye, not calling or showing up. Ive come to terms with it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Thanks! I love all these ideas, especially the...

Thanks! I love all these ideas, especially the ones that don't involve too much shopping like the sewing cards. I think my kids will love it.
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-08-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Check out Peter Reinhart's book artisan bread...

Check out Peter Reinhart's book artisan bread every day. You make the dough the night before (up to four days ahead), and bake it whenever you want. It has been a lifesaver for me, since I'm not an...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-08-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,514
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I get that sometimes the conversation goes in a...

I get that sometimes the conversation goes in a negative direction, e.g., judging those who don't breastfeed without knowing them. But other times, the question comes up for the same reason that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-05-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
In hindsight, I didn't enjoy having my husband...

In hindsight, I didn't enjoy having my husband with me during my first labor. I tried a home birth he second time around, and didn't want anyone around. Not even the midwives, lol. But my reasons...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-05-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
You could have these for a while. I know I had...

You could have these for a while. I know I had Braxton Hicks for like, two months before I gave birth. It was exhausting. I went into labor tired from having contractions every few minutes for weeks....
Forum: Parenting   04-02-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Since she is family, I say that keeping the peace...

Since she is family, I say that keeping the peace takes priority. Your cousin is aware of the possible point of friction, and is doing you a favor by being honest about his concerns. There is no...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-01-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,753
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I think the the evidence on crying it out is not...

I think the the evidence on crying it out is not very conclusive, to the contrary. I've read that there are no significant long term consequences to either co sleeping or crying it out, with the...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-30-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,966
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I had the opposite problem with my oldest. Peeing...

I had the opposite problem with my oldest. Peeing in the toilet was such a challenge but poop always happened in the bowl. For us it was a confidence issue, as well as a coordination one. My oldest...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-29-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I'm sorry that you are struggling. And I agree...

I'm sorry that you are struggling. And I agree with Rosie. Some people, often dads to be, don't understand how important pregnancy is to a lot of moms--that things *have* already changed, not that...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-28-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I'm a big fan of knit picks's dishie line of...

I'm a big fan of knit picks's dishie line of cotton yarn for dishcloths. It is quite economical if you plan on making a handful and don't mind paying a few dollars for shipping.

I avoid cotton for...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-28-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Wow! Thanks for all the info, and the easy ideas....

Wow! Thanks for all the info, and the easy ideas. Just researching EC has been overwhelming with the many options out there. Of course, until baby arrives and lets me know what his temperament is, I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Going from one to two children was harder on me...

Going from one to two children was harder on me than on my firstborn. As a SAHM who used to be a happy professional, I had pretty high standards set up for our home environment. I'm pretty...
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