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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-18-2012, 07:45 PM
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Posted By karin95
Hopefully your adventures with breastfeeding are...

Hopefully your adventures with breastfeeding are going along smoothly, but I just wanted to mention for anyone else, that it is not mandatory that you use a supplemental nursing system. This was not...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-28-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By karin95
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-20-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,024
Posted By karin95
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-18-2011, 01:04 PM
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Views: 5,024
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-17-2011, 11:30 AM
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Views: 5,024
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2011, 03:36 PM
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,024
Posted By karin95
I think, as well, that it's important to listen...

I think, as well, that it's important to listen to the "horror stories". Because, honestly, if you do fostercare, you will (not *may*, WILL) have your own. A foster child raping your kid? Not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,056
Posted By karin95
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Okapi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/forum/how-to-help-a-4-year-old-learn-play-by-himself#post_16261865)

My 3 year...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By karin95
Trouble with "S" and other letters is pretty...

Trouble with "S" and other letters is pretty common. S is hard to master for a lot of kids - even up through age 8 or so. Check out this website and take their little quiz and see how it scores:...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,721
Posted By karin95
Some of these suggestions are great, at least...

Some of these suggestions are great, at least for my sensitive kiddo, but if you really want to know more about movies before you show them to your kid, check out http://www.commonsensemedia.org/...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By karin95
Our son was placed with us when he was almost 6...

Our son was placed with us when he was almost 6 weeks old, through domestic private adoption. He's 4 now. His birthmom placed him, then decided to parent, and then placed him again. We have never...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,056
Posted By karin95
It's a good point that we just might need to...

It's a good point that we just might need to wait until he's a bit older. He's always been high maintenance, so 4 years of constantly interacting with him is...a bit much...but that doesn't mean...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,056
Posted By karin95
i'm not entirely against increasing his media...

i'm not entirely against increasing his media time, but it isn't a long-term fix. I'd like him to understand that playing by himself is fun. He does have fun when we he does it "accidentally", but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,056
Posted By karin95
My 4-year-old has NEVER wanted to play by...

My 4-year-old has NEVER wanted to play by himself. As a baby, we happily wore him, carried him around with us, played with him, etc. As he got older, we tried having him play by our side while we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By karin95
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes.gif I'd like to know this, too!
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-28-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By karin95
If disposables aren't cutting it, I woudln't...

If disposables aren't cutting it, I woudln't really suggest cloth. I never found any cloth that worked for my heavy wetter. Of course, he's a skinny guy, so it wasn't possible to stuff/line the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By karin95
Ditto. So totally normal. She still will "grow...

Ditto. So totally normal. She still will "grow out of it". I suspect this is not the only way in which she is different from her siblings. :) My kiddo wouldn't listen to a story for real until he...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-19-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By karin95
This is a fun snarky video about some of the...

This is a fun snarky video about some of the annoying questions and rude behavior we get as adoptive parents. This one is particularly about domestic transracial adoption. I love this website and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-04-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By karin95
My son just moved from the sidecarred crib to a...

My son just moved from the sidecarred crib to a toddler bed, and he's 3.5. The only reason we moved him was to get his mattress to be slightly lower than ours. The crib frame had him exactly at the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-04-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By karin95
Yeah, if your husband will wake up if she's...

Yeah, if your husband will wake up if she's crying, and he needs to sleep, then he needs to go to a friends' house or a hotel for a few nights so you can nightwean your daughter. My son is is 2...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-27-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By karin95
My partner and I both did variations of the...

My partner and I both did variations of the Newman Protocol in anticipation of adopting. We didn't ahve a pre-birth match and were placed with our son when he was 1 day shy of 6 weeks old. It took 3...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-16-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By karin95
I hope you've found relief for your daughter,...

I hope you've found relief for your daughter, but on the off-chance that you haven't, i'd like to offer my thoughts.
My question, as well, is what have you tried for her eczema?

our son, from...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-19-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,108
Posted By karin95
*hugs* I know how you're feeling. Our FD was...

*hugs*
I know how you're feeling.
Our FD was with us from 6 months to 18 months. We thought she was a permanent placement at first, and then things got complicated. We knew she was leaving, and...
Forum: Women's Health   04-19-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By karin95
Quote: Originally Posted by changingseasons...

Quote:
Originally Posted by changingseasons http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13044673)
Eczema in babies is almost ALWAYS a...
Forum: Allergies   10-28-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By karin95
I was on a TED for my child's benefit, and...

I was on a TED for my child's benefit, and didn't have any symptoms of my own, so i never had any detoxing that I knew of. I feel lucky about that!

Without knowing anything else about you...I'll...
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