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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-29-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By luckiest
Anyone familiar with Vashon Island?

We are in the very preliminary, very hypothetical stages of possibly relocating in the next several years. Right now we live in Texas. We are looking for a progressive community, families, a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-31-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
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YOU ARE NOT TOO TIRED TO EAT. THIS IS THE EXACT...

YOU ARE NOT TOO TIRED TO EAT. THIS IS THE EXACT SAME FOOD YOU ATE YESTERDAY. THE WHOLE THING ISNT RUINED BECAUSE ONE TINY PIECE BROKE OFF. NO I WONT FEED YOU YOU ARE NOT A BABY.


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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By luckiest
That sounds SO familiar. DS was always...

That sounds SO familiar. DS was always disoriented waking up from naps too, no matter how well rested. I remember explaining to my BIL that it was actually more important for him to nurse "to wake"...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2015, 01:59 PM
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Views: 867
Posted By luckiest
We did mattress on the floor with the last baby....

We did mattress on the floor with the last baby. With this one so far I just keep the space very clear of blankets and pillows, and the bed is blocked on one side with a side car crib and the other...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By luckiest
Will he go longer stretches ever? Well, yeah. I...

Will he go longer stretches ever? Well, yeah. I thought DS would never, ever sleep through the night. But he did - for the first time when he was just over 3.

Nursing that much in a 6week old, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-25-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By luckiest
I've never found the "throwing means you're done"...

I've never found the "throwing means you're done" tactic to be helpful at all either. Most kids aren't throwing food to be rude, they're usually playing, and come on, throwing food is fun! But if I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By luckiest
Oh I'm totally the same way. We don't snack...

Oh I'm totally the same way. We don't snack really at all, and I'm loathe to give out my expensive food to other kids.

Popcorn for sure!

Frozen fruit - grapes, watermelon, banana chunks,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-24-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By luckiest
Ooh yay! I don't have anything to really vent...

Ooh yay! I don't have anything to really vent about right now, but I'm sure I will soon enough...


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Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-24-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By luckiest
Wow, lots of things going on in this post! ...

Wow, lots of things going on in this post!

Whether or not to punish someone else's child at all is a big question. That really depends on your relationship with both the child and her parents....
Forum: Education   05-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By luckiest
I can pull up links if anyone is interested, but...

I can pull up links if anyone is interested, but the most recent research is showing that kids actually do better in the long run when formal schooling is delayed, some showing as late as 7 being the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By luckiest
I would just be honest and help him grieve. Wild...

I would just be honest and help him grieve. Wild baby bunnies are notoriously hard to keep alive. He will be sad, he will cry, but being straightforward about it will ultimately be the best thing for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By luckiest
I'm not sure if it's too late to switch it up...

I'm not sure if it's too late to switch it up like this, but with kids that little the dog should belong to *you* not them. It sounds like your DD feels ownership over the dog, and that it at least...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By luckiest
I'm sure you need the alone time as much as the...

I'm sure you need the alone time as much as the exercise, but maybe for the time being you could go for walks or jogs (maybe he can ride a bike next to you) together as an afternoon ritual rather...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By luckiest
Instead of viewing the tantrum as something he is...

Instead of viewing the tantrum as something he is choosing to do, consider that he is having a tantrum because he cannot - I mean literally cannot - process his emotions in any other way.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By luckiest
My 4.5 year old weaned a year ago, and other than...

My 4.5 year old weaned a year ago, and other than their ages our situations sound identical. He wants to hold/cuddle my boobs ALL the time, and we have the same talks about private parts and personal...
Forum: Education   04-28-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By luckiest
There are usually specific rules for each state...

There are usually specific rules for each state or district. Where I am, children must be 5 by the first day of kindergarten.


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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By luckiest
I used pull-ups myself until I was about 7, and I...

I used pull-ups myself until I was about 7, and I specifically remember doing this regularly, and my mom being upset when she found out. I was truly baffled as to why it upset her. Needless to say,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By luckiest
This my mom's story, not mine, but it's worth...

This my mom's story, not mine, but it's worth telling -

Apparently my mom used to wear oversized tee shirts to the grocery store so that she could lift her whole shirt up and over us while we were...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By luckiest
I think the reason you're seeing so many posts...

I think the reason you're seeing so many posts about parents who use gentle methods having behavioral issues, is that this is a forum specifically about gentle parenting, and the only people who are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By luckiest
I'm not sure I'm understanding the point of this...

I'm not sure I'm understanding the point of this thread - OP, are you looking for alternatives to spanking? If so, I'm sure myself and lots of others could offer lots of suggestions. You have asked...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By luckiest
So many reasons why I believe spanking is never...

So many reasons why I believe spanking is never okay...hard to even know where to start!

I don't want my kids to hit people, and they won't learn that if they think that hitting is a way to solve...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By luckiest
You could pick up the book Cure Tooth Decay by...

You could pick up the book Cure Tooth Decay by Rami Nagel. It's really interesting, if nothing else. I know of lots of people who have had tremendous success following his guidelines, and a few...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-08-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By luckiest
Hello! I am both a mom who has recovered from...

Hello! I am both a mom who has recovered from rheumatoid arthritis and also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

It can be very expensive to eat this way, and also time consuming. Over time you'll...
Forum: Diapering   04-06-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By luckiest
It sounds like the fleece might be repelling, if...

It sounds like the fleece might be repelling, if the insert isn't soaked but it's still leaking. Common pocket diaper problem.

http://diaperwrecker.com/2013/05/so-youve-got-a-repelling-problem/
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,062
Posted By luckiest
I think the reason that this question doesn't...

I think the reason that this question doesn't have a clear answer and that parenting is so murky in general, is that our expectations of them and the way we are compelled to teach them to act and...
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