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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By myk
i would make a referral to a speech language...

i would make a referral to a speech language pathologist IF the waiting list is long in your area. my first had no words at 18 months and a handful at 2 years. she ended up needing intervention, and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-10-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By myk
i'm seeing a lot of conflicting info when i...

i'm seeing a lot of conflicting info when i google, so i was thinking someone here might be able to help.
 
i'm a meat eater. my husband is a meat eater. my 8 year old is a meat eater. but my 2...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By myk
my toddler seems neurotypical. my 8 year old has...

my toddler seems neurotypical. my 8 year old has social issues but not sensory issues that we know of, so she's not "normal" but i don't think it's necessarily a matter of being on the spectrum....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By myk
i'm in the midst of being diagnosed with...

i'm in the midst of being diagnosed with aspergers (i'm sure i have it, as are my family, and the AQ, SQ, and EQ test scores support that conclusion). there are some aspects of parenting that i find...
Forum: Diapering   11-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By myk
i would bleach them periodically, and yes -...

i would bleach them periodically, and yes - stink means they're not getting clean. wash with plenty of detergent (i use country save - cloth diaper safe, cheap, doesn't irritate my girl's sensitive...
Forum: Diapering   11-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By myk
i would bleach them periodically, and yes -...

i would bleach them periodically, and yes - stink means they're not getting clean. wash with plenty of detergent (i use country save - cloth diaper safe, cheap, doesn't irritate my girl's sensitive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By myk
i would definitely have him evaluated. i've...

i would definitely have him evaluated. i've known i was different since i was a kid, it was like i was missing that part of the brain that made friendships easy. i desperately want friends, and i...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,721
Posted By myk
i just wanted to say, please don't give up on...

i just wanted to say, please don't give up on your husband. i very probably have aspergers - i scored 43/50 on the baron-cohen screening test where 32 is "high risk". i know i have a lot of deficits...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By myk
a little history about my family. when dd1 was...

a little history about my family. when dd1 was born i was on my own, and she slept in a cradle next to me and transitioned to her own crib. that was fine until she was a toddler and then it was...
Forum: Diapering   09-13-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,529
Posted By myk
i think it is completely unreasonable to expect...

i think it is completely unreasonable to expect them to deal with diapers that were wrapped in plastic. diaper genies are designed to hold disposables, not cloth. if you don't want to go through and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By myk
no way. the smoke stench lingers and gives me...

no way. the smoke stench lingers and gives me headaches, asthma attacks, etc.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By myk
prefold with snappi or fitted. of course the...

prefold with snappi or fitted. of course the prefold gets wet - it absorbs the urine. the prefold would get equally wet regardless of what you have on the outside, because the pee is being absorbed...
Forum: Diapering   08-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By myk
i totally agree with the above. my 19 month old...

i totally agree with the above. my 19 month old girl goes through tons of dipes in the summer because she drinks more. if you change it right away with every pee, that adds up to a lot of diapers....
Forum: Diapering   08-12-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By myk
i use country save. i'd rate it an 8 - after 6...

i use country save. i'd rate it an 8 - after 6 months+ i eventually had to strip but i don't think it's the detergent's fault. it always left my prefolds, fitteds, and hemp and bamboo inserts in...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-09-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By myk
well, i thought i'd  update. she called me today...

well, i thought i'd  update. she called me today for my bday, and i asked her how she's doing, what she's up to, etc. she said she had an appointment with Geneticists tomorrow, so i wished her the...
Forum: Diapering   08-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By myk
i find mildew stains never come out, but...

i find mildew stains never come out, but bleaching does kill the microbes.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-01-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By myk
thank you everyone. i will certainly follow your...

thank you everyone. i will certainly follow your advice. i didn't think the things i lent her would be linked to her son, but you may well be right. she will give them back when she is ready.
 
i...
Forum: Diapering   07-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By myk
right now i'm loving my Bummis prefolds and...

right now i'm loving my Bummis prefolds and wraps - either bummis super whisper wraps or thirsties duo, which i like even better. i also absolutely love my AMP duo pockets which can also be used as...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By myk
my sister had a late loss earlier this year. it...

my sister had a late loss earlier this year. it was devastating of course. i had given her some of my baby stuff for her son but obviously she didn't get a chance to use it. the loss was a kidney...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-03-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By myk
excessive heel strike when running will also...

excessive heel strike when running will also cause severe shin splints. try to have a more midfoot landing, rather than heel strike.
Forum: Lactivism   05-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,586
Posted By myk
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anjsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352916/time-magazine-cover#post_16976666)

It's AP bashing...
Forum: Women's Health   05-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By myk
milk of magnesia is a solution of magnesium...

milk of magnesia is a solution of magnesium hydroxide. it helps relieve constipation. you're not supposed to use it long term unless your doctor says so, but it can really help when you've been...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-24-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By myk
hugs ariahsmum!   i kept the card short...

hugs ariahsmum!
 
i kept the card short because i knew i would be talking to her, and i did, for quite some time. talked about how hard it must be to say goodbye, gave her advice on how to deal...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-21-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By myk
i sent her a card today. in it i just wrote...

i sent her a card today. in it i just wrote "there is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.. Remembering R and wishing you strength and healing. love, our names."
 
 
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By myk
my nephew was born an angel earlier this week. i...

my nephew was born an angel earlier this week. i can't find the right words to put in a card for his parents. i know to use R's name when referring to him (it's a wonderful name, too) but i don't...
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