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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Queermama
pek64: I agree. and even when I fall asleep...

pek64: I agree. and even when I fall asleep laying next to my son, I will wake up to find him still awake. But thanks. 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By Queermama
Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean is a...

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean is a great book to help our kids and ourselves understand better ways to deal with anger. I'm NO perfect parent and lose it and yell sometimes too. and I'm...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By Queermama
What does GD and TCS mean?

What does GD and TCS mean?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Queermama
yes yes yes... we did this too. We began napping...

yes yes yes... we did this too. We began napping our son in his room. then began putting him to bed in his crib and when we went to bed, we would bring him into our while he was still nursing. Then,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By Queermama
would you consider seeing a naturopath to maybe...

would you consider seeing a naturopath to maybe find a remedy that could help with this transition. My heart goes out to you. My son is 2.5 but we have friends whose boys are 13 and 15 and still...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Queermama
We also sidecarred with a crib (after we bought...

We also sidecarred with a crib (after we bought a co-sleeper). And the best part was that since drop-sided cribs have all been recalled (and cannot be resold at consignment stores), it's super easy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Queermama
I wanna say thank you for being honest about...

I wanna say thank you for being honest about your actions. So many times, this kind of "losing it" happens to most of us at one point or another and we are too shamed to speak about it. Your courage...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Queermama
ugh. mama, do I hear this. WE too have been...

ugh. mama, do I hear this. WE too have been having sleep difficulties. We were at the point of up to 3 or 4 hours trying to put our DS to sleep. Our marriage is sooooo suffering as a result. When we...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   04-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Queermama
I'm also interested in this question. my partner...

I'm also interested in this question. my partner was recently diagnosed with H-pylori.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,881
Posted By Queermama
oh and can someone fill me in on all the...

oh and can someone fill me in on all the acronyms please? bfn? bfp? and others??? thanks a bunch 
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-05-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,881
Posted By Queermama
I'm hoping to join you all this month. first...

I'm hoping to join you all this month. first time posting here: so here's an intro:
 
my dw and I used wtbk frozen donor sperm back in 2009 (after charting and readying my body for over a year)....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Queermama
Sorry if I wasn't clear. The problem is...

Sorry if I wasn't clear. The problem is nighttime, putting him down in his crib. It's not like this is something new.  But I guess we are searching for something new. 
 
How do other people who...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-24-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Queermama
We practice attachment parenting and have...

We practice attachment parenting and have co-slept from the beginning.  At naptime and bedtime, I still nurse DS to sleep. Naps are a breeze. DS falls asleep within 15 minutes. nighttimes are harder...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,563
Posted By Queermama
I too feel like I was reading something that I...

I too feel like I was reading something that I could have written... and part of the reason that I find myself coming back to mothering.com for some support.  I like your lists idea... I've also...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Queermama
I wanted to thank you Annanother Thing for your...

I wanted to thank you Annanother Thing for your thoughtful response.  I was able to glean some insight from what you said.  The funny thing is that my partner is a psychotherapist and has been in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-01-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Queermama
hey all, it's been a while since I've posted.......

hey all, it's been a while since I've posted.... I guess because my DS now requires waaaay more of my time.
 
I carried our first born and the plan always was that my partner would carry number...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Queermama
My DS's bday is this saturday and I'm seeking...

My DS's bday is this saturday and I'm seeking recipes for gluten free and sugar free.  anyone have any ideas.  everything i seem to find online is either sugar or gluten free or just simply "low...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-14-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Queermama
So I'm a fanatic about eating organic foods. but...

So I'm a fanatic about eating organic foods. but my problem is that I eat tooooo much junk food. it's all organic but the sugar is killing me (and my partner as she is suffering from Candida). I am...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-14-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,829
Posted By Queermama
We have been co-sleeping since our son was born...

We have been co-sleeping since our son was born in our bedroom almost one year ago (june 25th is DS's 1st bday - yay!!).  However, our queen bed is getting too small.  We have used a co-sleeper...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Queermama
we have the co-sleeper still attached and DS is...

we have the co-sleeper still attached and DS is getting toooo big for it.  but since he's been born, my nightstand just moved further away and I have to get out of bed to get a drink, see the clock...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-14-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Queermama
I broke down and bought a huge jug of Tide...

I broke down and bought a huge jug of Tide today.  I have been using natural soaps (and still do with my cloth diapers)... but my DS's clothes are getting ruined even though I have spot treated...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-26-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,440
Posted By Queermama
As for the older QOTD, we are Ema (that's me and...

As for the older QOTD, we are Ema (that's me and it's hebrew for mother) and Mama.  our ds (11 months yesterday) already says mama and ema pretty clearly...  though Ema usually means he wants the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,077
Posted By Queermama
it's interesting to see the numbers.  We make...

it's interesting to see the numbers.  We make more according to that site for our specific location, but the estimates are low.  they list $1000 for housing.  It's much higher.  and for childcare...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-30-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,440
Posted By Queermama
I scored 149 and going up.  I have yet to get...

I scored 149 and going up.  I have yet to get our garden planted and since I've turned my writing studio into a craft/sewing room, well, now I've started making clothes, toys, and more for my little...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-24-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,359
Posted By Queermama
oh and... my partner used a syringe.

oh and... my partner used a syringe.
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