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Forum: Lactivism   03-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By rparker
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398497/article-on-americas-breast-fetish#post_17586177)

While...
Forum: Lactivism   03-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By rparker
Just checking in to say that I'm floored at the...

Just checking in to say that I'm floored at the positive response/feedback this article is getting. Based on the comments sections of sites like Huff Post Parents I was a bit apprehensive about...
Forum: Lactivism   03-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By rparker
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamamayhem http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398497/article-on-americas-breast-fetish#post_17582928)
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Forum: Lactivism   03-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By rparker
Hi :-) I haven't been active on Mothering very...

Hi :-) I haven't been active on Mothering very much recently as my daughters got older and started school. I write a monthly column, however, for a magazine of literature and cultural review, and my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-05-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By rparker
How long can I go without a postpartum period...

How long can I go without a postpartum period before attributing the absence of menstruation to a cause other than breastfeeding?

DD2 will be two next month and I haven't had a period since...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-10-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 65,746
Posted By rparker
Mama_ness: A friend of mine works for the US...

Mama_ness: A friend of mine works for the US Forest Service in Bessemer, MI (but his kids go to public school). (Another friend works for the Forest Service @ their Ontonagon location, but she...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-10-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 65,746
Posted By rparker
I'm considering applying to grad school @ NMU...

I'm considering applying to grad school @ NMU this fall, which would mean living in Marquette a few days a week (since I can't do a 6 hour round trip commute more than once per week). Does anyone...
Forum: Family Safety   12-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By rparker
The carrier covers are safe as long as they go...

The carrier covers are safe as long as they go over the outside of the car seat and don't add an additional layer between the baby and the harness. I didn't use one with my first when we lived in...
Forum: Family Safety   12-30-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,438
Posted By rparker
When I painted our kitchen a few months ago I...

When I painted our kitchen a few months ago I used a zero VOC paint made by Benjamin Moore called Natura. To be honest, I didn't do any research about it being specifically "kid safe" since I just...
Forum: Family Safety   12-30-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rparker
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Forum: Family Safety   12-24-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rparker
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Quote:Originally Posted by Maedze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   12-23-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rparker
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Forum: Family Safety   12-22-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rparker
After I posted I saw the 40 lb. limit on the...

After I posted I saw the 40 lb. limit on the Bubblebum's website (for some reason the Amazon listing I was looking at said 33 lb.). I've thought about it more and I don't think that I can do a...
Forum: Family Safety   12-22-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rparker
double post

double post
Forum: Family Safety   12-22-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rparker
My daughter is four years old and roughly 35 lb....

My daughter is four years old and roughly 35 lb. We are flying to Disney World in January. I would like to buy either a car seat or booster to be used on the plane and in the short taxi ride to/from...
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,658
Posted By rparker
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Quote:Originally Posted by Lazurii http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1329989/keep-your-legs-closed/60#post_16663977)
Seriously, I...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,658
Posted By rparker
Short answer: Little girls should always wear...

Short answer: Little girls should always wear shorts/pants/opaque tights underneath skirts until they're old enough to not be constantly flipping their skirts up. If I had a boy who wanted to wear...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rparker
One reason for going to the annoyingly frequent...

One reason for going to the annoyingly frequent end of pregnancy appointments is that it allows both you and your HCP to become more comfortable with each other and the better rapport you have the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By rparker
I nursed my then two year old through my...

I nursed my then two year old through my pregnancy with her sister and went on to tandem nurse for 9 months. My milk never totally went away, but my supply did decrease so that was the point when I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-06-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,495
Posted By rparker
Both of my births were 100% natural AND in...

Both of my births were 100% natural AND in hospitals (no IVs), so it's possible :) 
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-06-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By rparker
Baby proof. Even if it's just one room. Put up...

Baby proof. Even if it's just one room. Put up good gates and remove anything that you have to repeatedly say "no" about and your life will get soo much easier. My daughter is into/onto/over...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By rparker
I am 27 years old and I sleep on the floor...

I am 27 years old and I sleep on the floor because I still fall out of beds... some people are just really active sleepers :P My three year old fell out of a hotel bed this summer and she was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By rparker
Do you have The No Cry Nap Solution? Or just The...

Do you have The No Cry Nap Solution? Or just The No Cry Sleep Solution? I have both and I found the "nap" one to have a lot more useful information. The #1 thing that I took away from that book is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By rparker
I coslept on a futon on the floor with DD1 who...

I coslept on a futon on the floor with DD1 who didn't get out of bed on her own until she was an independent walker. And now I'm cosleeping on a futon on the floor with DD2 who gets up on all fours...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By rparker
This may be a silly question, but is it normal...

This may be a silly question, but is it normal for an 11 month old to be unable to handle being read even a super short picture book/board book? At what age do most children begin to enjoy being...
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