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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
I BF my daughter until she was 18 months and...

I BF my daughter until she was 18 months and then sadly, had to call it quits due to health reasons.
BUT my period came back around 4 months and sometime around a year I noticed when I got my...
Forum: C-section Birth   04-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
I am "the hated one" among mothers and probably...

I am "the hated one" among mothers and probably very confusing.  I chose to have a c section--  meanwhile, I am the one who eats organic, nursed for two years, never took any pain meds after...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Has anyone read Alfie Kohn's book...

Has anyone read Alfie Kohn's book Unconditional Parenting?  I just started it yesterday and I am hooked.  While I think some of his views may not be total practical-- implementing his overall...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Thank you-- I found this quite inspiring.  My...

Thank you-- I found this quite inspiring.  My son is not autistic, by any means, but like his father (my husband)...highly intelligent and intense...this made me really remember to celebrate him!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
I love that you have a farm-- what about running...

I love that you have a farm-- what about running an educational program for pre-k that incorporates your children as well.  I know if there was something like that here I would totally join and pay...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Oh yeah, and have her friends watch this...

Oh yeah, and have her friends watch this "dumb" homeschooled teen:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Well, statistics show other wise.  Home educated...

Well, statistics show other wise.  Home educated children always outscore schooled children on pretty much any test.  School, in my opinion, is becoming a thing of the past.  Unschooling (the new...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
My cousin moved across the country because all...

My cousin moved across the country because all of her family is here.  She specifically moved because of her sister, me, my two brothers, and our mom.  My parents were surrogates to my cousins...
Forum: Potty Learning   12-07-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
The second week of potty training we went to...

The second week of potty training we went to southern California with our 2 year old son (only a five hour road trip from Phx where we live)-- because we were on a beach he was in a swimsuit mostly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,891
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
My kids LOVE preschool prep videos-- I have no...

My kids LOVE preschool prep videos-- I have no idea what the trick is, but it's no wonder they have won SO MANY awards.  And it taught them all of the basics before 2...letters, numbers, colors, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-27-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
My daughter is 18 months and still nursing A...

My daughter is 18 months and still nursing A LOT!
 
Some days I am like AHHH...enough!  But...I always give in and nurse her.  And for the most part, I am still very much okay and love nursing...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-27-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
The first one looks positive to me but the...

The first one looks positive to me but the second negative.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
My daughter is 18 mts and my son is 2 1/2 and...

My daughter is 18 mts and my son is 2 1/2 and she started walking at 11 mts.  
 
Although she was walking and her vocabulary was well advanced at 11 months, I still considered her a baby-- not a...
Forum: Laura Markham   10-22-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Dr. Laura Markham,   Thank you for your...

Dr. Laura Markham,
 
Thank you for your quick reply; I have read your response numerous times and shared it with my mother.  We are both very appreciative and further informed by your insight and...
Forum: Laura Markham   10-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Dr. Laura Markham,   I am writing for...

Dr. Laura Markham,
 
I am writing for guidance in regards to my husband.
 
We have two children; a 2 1/2 year old son and a 1 1/2 year old daughter.
 
From my analysis and observation, my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-20-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
I have had two planned c sections and milk came...

I have had two planned c sections and milk came in very quickly with both-- nursed both children exclusively wout any problems other than mastitis with my daughter from engorgement but that never...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-19-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,119
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Thank you Maggie and Dina as well... I will...

Thank you Maggie and Dina as well... I will certainly speak with a lactation consultant ... I never even thought of that...about what herbs and meds I can involve. My daughter is do clearly not...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-04-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,119
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
I am nursing my 16 month old and the nursing is...

I am nursing my 16 month old and the nursing is great-- she seems not the least interested in weaning but I, on the other hand, am (but it has nothing to do with breast feeding).
 
For whatever...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-04-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
That is truly beautiful!  Wow-- what a journey...

That is truly beautiful!  Wow-- what a journey it all must have been and remains to be.
 
Thank you so much for sharing.  I am also planning on home educating.  I was home educated myself and...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-04-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
My daughter refused ANY and ALL baby food or...

My daughter refused ANY and ALL baby food or anything that was a texture similar (mashed potatos, yogurt, etc) and she still won't eat mashed food at 16 months so I think it was truly a texture...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-03-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By SunshineMommyAZ
Hi Waiting4Years...   I am new too-- this is...

Hi Waiting4Years...
 
I am new too-- this is my first post actually.  :)
 
I know black cohosh is in Vitex but are you on Vitex as well?
 
With both of my children I was taking vitex for the...
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