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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Shami
Your story is so similar to ours.  Now ours is 5...

Your story is so similar to ours.  Now ours is 5 years old and just now I can read to her and kiss her goodnight and check on her every 5 minutes.  Planning to stretch 5 minutes out to 10 soon.  We...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Shami
I don't think so because I believe they banned...

I don't think so because I believe they banned the dropside due to injuries.  here are probably a lot of barriers to invent such a thing, at least in the USA.  I got the ikea non dropside and I am...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-04-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Shami
Thank you for all of your responses.  Ugh, I...

Thank you for all of your responses.  Ugh, I completely forgot about nightweaning.  Now I am vaguely remembering that I night weaned my first, well, I attempted.  I will give it some thought.  I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-30-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Shami
We are all in the same bed.  Dh, dd (5), me, and...

We are all in the same bed.  Dh, dd (5), me, and dd (1). My second child is doing exactly what my first did, that is, wake frequently to nurse.  This time I am way more tired and don't think I can...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-13-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Shami
Thanks for the advice.  I love it with certain...

Thanks for the advice.  I love it with certain meats.  I found a spicy one and I love it.
 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 466
Posted By Shami
eggplant potato curry   start by frying your...

eggplant potato curry
 
start by frying your potato chunck (cover and use plenty of butter/oil)
while thats going...
cut a whole onion(i like sweet/yellow onion) I like sliced but you could chop...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By Shami
Mine get a lot of your so pretty...

Mine get a lot of your so pretty comments...beautiful eyes comments too.   As it occurs, she says thank you.  I don't interject.  I just keep giving her other messages like why it's important to be...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Shami
I cross posted in traditional foods forum.   ...

I cross posted in traditional foods forum.
 
That's my question. I didn't make it myself, but it is from a farm market so it states on the label...live, enzymes, probiotic...
 
I like it, but I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,169
Posted By Shami
Mamaprincess, vit D is a hormone?  I have not...

Mamaprincess, vit D is a hormone?  I have not heard that.  My ped told me to give vit D drops (1000)  to my 4 year old.  Where did you hear/read that?
 
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-11-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Shami
That's my question. I didn't make it myself, but...

That's my question. I didn't make it myself, but it is from a farm market so it states on the label...live, enzymes, probiotic...
 
I like it, but I don't know how much to eat.  Your thoughts or a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,169
Posted By Shami
My daughter's pediatrician believes that milk is...

My daughter's pediatrician believes that milk is 'not our friend'.  She thinks that it has effected our adrenals and that it might be the source of so many autoimmune diseases (like fibromyalgia,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Shami
Mine is 25 percentile for weight and 75th...

Mine is 25 percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height.  What is her height percentile?  I don't think 35th is too low.  You sound like you are very good with nutrition too.  Only you know...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,491
Posted By Shami
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,491
Posted By Shami
Why I am addressing your posts:    (Yes I...

Why I am addressing your posts: 
 
(Yes I read all and reread just now) Below are a few of your statements where it seems you are lumping all play dates at age four as useless and even damaging...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,918
Posted By Shami
STOP DEMANDING SO MUCH FROM ME ALL DAY LONG!!!!...

STOP DEMANDING SO MUCH FROM ME ALL DAY LONG!!!! I AM ONLY ONE PERSON WITH TWO HANDS.  i CANNOT DO TWO THINGS AT ONCE. AND I DO NOT HAVE TO DROP EVERYTHING TO GET WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU ARE...
Forum: Family Safety   08-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Shami
I have a nice one but it is 16 years old.  Are...

I have a nice one but it is 16 years old.  Are they really banned?  What should I do with it?  I want to give it away for free, but I would feel horrible if anything happened,
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,834
Posted By Shami
I second the recommendation for California Baby...

I second the recommendation for California Baby Products.  Love the Calendula Cream.  There is a lotion  and a cream.  If you are on a budget at least try the cream.  I use it for my dry hands too....
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Shami
Sure, you can skip it, but I use them because...

Sure, you can skip it, but I use them because they are practical for traveling and to keep from spilling.
 
I introduced little glass cups to mine first.  It's a juice glass.   My girls could...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,491
Posted By Shami
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Shami
All you mamas are so sweet, and funny too,...

All you mamas are so sweet, and funny too, Alenushka.  Getting some great ideas!
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Shami
Emmiline,  I just saw your post again.  I meant...

Emmiline,  I just saw your post again.  I meant to respond to you earlier this week.  I am glad you have found a good routine for your kiddo.  I have never thought that she could be adhd, but she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Shami
Averlee, yes I agree.  It was one reason I...

Averlee, yes I agree.  It was one reason I thought about delaying kinder because of missed time with daddy.  But we do co sleep and she sleeps next to daddy since I have a nursling.  One benefit of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,491
Posted By Shami
A couple of posters mentioned that some play...

A couple of posters mentioned that some play dates can result in their own kids learning negative behaviors, such as spitting.  Just wondering, are you avoiding most play situations for that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,491
Posted By Shami
OP, just saw your last post.  You were wondering...

OP, just saw your last post.  You were wondering if you should encourage her to be more social.  I think your doing great just giving her opportunities to be social if she wants to.  Going to parks...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,491
Posted By Shami
Ok Serenbat, you win.  I am too tired to debate...

Ok Serenbat, you win.  I am too tired to debate you.
 
My only point was that playdates (and by playdates I mean the no pressure kind, not where they are worried about their stuff) can be...
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