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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-22-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By lunarlady
No advice here but total sympathy. My 3 year old...

No advice here but total sympathy. My 3 year old still nurses to sleep also. I try to pop her off when she is mostly asleep, but usually that just makes her cry. Lately I've been telling her that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-22-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By lunarlady
I know this is an old thread, but I have found...

I know this is an old thread, but I have found Omega-3's and Iodine were two nutrients I was lacking. More seaweed for the iodine helped immensely, and switching to pasture raised eggs and milk for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-22-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By lunarlady
I, too, hated tandem nursing. I endured it for...

I, too, hated tandem nursing. I endured it for four months because I didn't want to make big sis feel the baby had stolen me from her. But finally I had enough. I explained to DD how the baby only...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-22-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By lunarlady
Mine likes to brag to her friends "my mommies...

Mine likes to brag to her friends "my mommies num-nums are the best and just for me!" usually accompanied by illustrative hand gestures that meant titty-twister when I was a teen. And she tells...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-22-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By lunarlady
You are a hero. You say any woman would agree,...

You are a hero. You say any woman would agree, but I think some would not. You are on the same level as that doctor. You should hold yourself in the same esteem - what you went through saved your...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-22-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By lunarlady
Tramatic birth is so hard to get over. I...

Tramatic birth is so hard to get over. I struggled with mine for over a year on a daily basis. But it wasn't until my baby was 2 that I admitted I was getting worse instead of better. I started...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-22-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By lunarlady
I would reccomend finding some great labor...

I would reccomend finding some great labor support who can advocate for you if needed. A doula is great, but if not available a close friend/sister can be a good substitute. Someone who is less...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,315
Posted By lunarlady
I did onesies because my kids are obsessed with...

I did onesies because my kids are obsessed with getting naked, and around seven months they start figuring out the Velcro and snaps on their diapers and removing them. Onsie snaps are out of their...
Forum: Mental Health   06-01-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By lunarlady
I feel for you.  It takes me years to make...

I feel for you.  It takes me years to make friends.  And that is years of regular contact.  As a mom, regular contact is a joke.  I do not count standing on the sidelines watching my kid play as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,498
Posted By lunarlady
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eirual http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371275/getting-out-of-debt-in-january-2013#post_17221462)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,498
Posted By lunarlady
This is my goal for 2013.  Just put my fancy car...

This is my goal for 2013.  Just put my fancy car up for sale and bought an older car with cash.  I am so excited to get out of that massive car debt so I can start using that money to pay down other...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By lunarlady
Well, tomorrow is his last day of paid work, and...

Well, tomorrow is his last day of paid work, and so things are about to hit the fan so to speak. My mom sent us a little money, and a big box of clothing for the kids, which was super nice. My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By lunarlady
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 34me http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364069/telling-the-kids-about-job-loss#post_17120485)

What state...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,653
Posted By lunarlady
I've had good luck with small appliances...

I've had good luck with small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, microwave) as well as baby gear.  Large items also seem to go fast (like furniture, exercise equipment, and sets of stuff.)  Little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By lunarlady
Thank you for your thoughtful responses.  I...

Thank you for your thoughtful responses.  I think you are right about playing up the positives such as daddy being home more, getting to ride the bus (instead of mom taking you to/from school) and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By lunarlady
In August we moved our family across the state...

In August we moved our family across the state for a new job for my DH. He was looking for a change and this offered a great salary, benefits, etc. We cleaned out our savings and took on some debt...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-06-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,728
Posted By lunarlady
Cereal with milk and a side of fruit.

Cereal with milk and a side of fruit.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-31-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,248
Posted By lunarlady
I've been breastfeeding non-stop since Nov of...

I've been breastfeeding non-stop since Nov of '06. So...ummm...12x6=72, -4 = 68. I'm going with 68 months (and counting).
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-13-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By lunarlady
I, too, find my nursing bras fraying and falling...

I, too, find my nursing bras fraying and falling apart at the seams after about 8 months.  I suspect that since most women only nurse for less than a year, they aren't really made to last.  Anyone...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By lunarlady
I could have written your post!  My youngest is...

I could have written your post!  My youngest is about to turn 2.  She has suddenly turned into a boob monster!  We were down to just a few times a day (naps, boo-boos, nighttime).  Now it is like I...
Forum: Mental Health   07-13-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By lunarlady
I don't tell anyone.  I think the only person...

I don't tell anyone.  I think the only person currently in my life that knows about my depression and anxiety is my DH.  I don't even like my children knowing about it, but I will most likely tell...
Forum: Mental Health   07-13-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By lunarlady
I'm so sorry.  I hate knowing that that...

I'm so sorry.  I hate knowing that that medication that could make me feel better is just behind that counter, but I'm unable to get the appointment with the doctor to get the prescription to get...
Forum: Mental Health   07-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By lunarlady
I know where you are and what it feels like to...

I know where you are and what it feels like to have a good front that the world sees.  I, too, am struggling.  I just made an appointment to see a doctor, but the first opening was the 27th of this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,619
Posted By lunarlady
My DD also loves swimsuits where her "tummy...

My DD also loves swimsuits where her "tummy hangs out". She is 5. To meet this request I recently bought a tankini and she is thrilled. Before this I choose long sleeve rash guards and skirted...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-23-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,597
Posted By lunarlady
Well, we made it!...

Well, we made it! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif finally we are moved. We accidentally brought a few things we shouldn't have from our old house (like paint). And left behind a...
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