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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 226
Posted By salr
Maybe people here are just thinking that the kind...

Maybe people here are just thinking that the kind of person who would call ahead to the 16yo's boyfriend's parents is the kind of person who wouldn't have open talks about sex? It seems like that's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By salr
Right now for me, cosleeping, snuggling, special...

Right now for me, cosleeping, snuggling, special time where the focus is on one kid- doing whatever they want to do.

From when I was a kid, I also liked notes. The post above that mentioned notes...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 16
Posted By salr
Cosleeping.nd.edu Or run a search for Dr....

Cosleeping.nd.edu

Or run a search for Dr. James McKenna of the mother-baby sleep lab Notre Dame.
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By salr
I didn't do any cervical checks so I have no idea...

I didn't do any cervical checks so I have no idea about part of your question. But I pushed whenever I felt like it and pushed for, I think, a couple hours with the first and then 5 to 10 min with...
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By salr
Siphon

Siphon
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-07-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 139
Posted By salr
I'd only wait to tell him if you know he'd...

I'd only wait to tell him if you know he'd appreciate that. Delaying the news by a matter of weeks wouldn't go over well in my relationship. Also, it wouldn't work well for me to not tell in-person....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By salr
To the PP who said their family members had...

To the PP who said their family members had strong opinions...

Those family members' opinions have no bearing whatsoever on your birth. They are not giving birth and it's not their child being...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-28-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 95
Posted By salr
You could ask her how a usual birth under her...

You could ask her how a usual birth under her care goes.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-28-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By salr
What the heck is your husband doing that sustains...

What the heck is your husband doing that sustains an ongoing battle with an 11 year old?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By salr
I know you know. It's frustrating isn't it? I...

I know you know. It's frustrating isn't it? I hope he lets it go too. Maybe he will since you keep showing him those facts. Then he can save face by just saying nothing. I mean, if it's about facts...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By salr
Lalalovely's recipe looks about right. I don't...

Lalalovely's recipe looks about right. I don't care for bananas too much so I'd just use honey to sweeten it. Add blackberries. YUM. No joke.

Although I wouldn't go for more than a 2x1 inch strip...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By salr
Just getting out there and connecting with people...

Just getting out there and connecting with people could lead you in the right direction, even if it doesn't end up being a true friendship. Those mammas might have mamma friends that are more your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By salr
Just watch out for really sharp corners, glass,...

Just watch out for really sharp corners, glass, tippy furniture, and then let them run around. I remember the first time my kid had a cut inside the mouth...that was a lot of blood. I remember...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By salr
And yeah, after looking at an intact penis...

And yeah, after looking at an intact penis hopefully he'll have my same experience of looking at it and being able to not even imagine that it's a good idea to cut off half its skin. It will look...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By salr
If a girl might get UTIs is it a good idea to cut...

If a girl might get UTIs is it a good idea to cut off her clitoral hood?
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-23-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 170
Posted By salr
I just wanted to pop in to say that I am the kids...

I just wanted to pop in to say that I am the kids off gal who would never want to be in a birth center instead of my home. That being said, if you love the birth center and think there is an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By salr
Oh, and in the past I've also replaced the candy...

Oh, and in the past I've also replaced the candy with other food items that are healthier treats. That went over really well too.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By salr
I think of a Christmas gift as equivalent to a...

I think of a Christmas gift as equivalent to a birthday gift. I didn't want to attach my own pricing structure onto anyone else's budget...but, for me that would be more than a bag of bouncy balls...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By salr
I don't know if it was on here, but I read about...

I don't know if it was on here, but I read about the Switch Witch a while ago and tried it out. We love it. The kids leave it candy and the witch comes at night to trade out the candy for a toy. We...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   11-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By salr
You could also talk to your babies about coming...

You could also talk to your babies about coming out soon. Might help, can't hurt.
Forum: Homebirth   11-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By salr
I recommend researching your options as best you...

I recommend researching your options as best you can, including calling all midwives in the area and just explaining the situation. Then you'll know for sure what your limitations are.

In...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By salr
If the OB were really concerned about your babies...

If the OB were really concerned about your babies he would calmly attempt to convince you by giving you real reasons, and then assume that you'd do what is right for your children. I'm appalled on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By salr
It sounds like she IS just a different kid, but a...

It sounds like she IS just a different kid, but a normal kid. I think you're frustrated because she's just not as mature as your girl. Who knows, having consistency when you all move in together...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By salr
Is his daughter like this everywhere? Does she...

Is his daughter like this everywhere? Does she have problems at school or does she just not like it? How is she with her mom? Maybe the new school environment will help out.

What is there that's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By salr
VocalMinority had some good advice too, about...

VocalMinority had some good advice too, about talking out loud with your son about the limitations of his step dad.
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