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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By tiqa
I'm on my third "that kid". With the older two I...

I'm on my third "that kid". With the older two I was very... I don't know. Self-conscious, embarrassed, humiliated. I felt like a failure for, as you've said in your post, being "that mom." ...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-24-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By tiqa
I have no qualms donating to Goodwill. I don't...

I have no qualms donating to Goodwill. I don't think they're really that charitable honestly, but they serve the purpose that thrift stores generally do - keeping secondhand stuff out of the dump. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-24-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By tiqa
Both my daughters tried to fiddle. I don't care...

Both my daughters tried to fiddle. I don't care if it's instinctual, it drove me stabby. You can either get a fiddle necklace (some sort of pendant they can twirl) or do what I'm doing right now as...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By tiqa
Bitten...

My toddler bit my left nipple really hard about 2-3 weeks ago. Probably closer to 3. It has hurt awfully since then, night and day. It was finally slooooowly getting better, but two nights ago she...
Forum: Spirituality   06-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By tiqa
Hymns/Gospel Music Recommendations?

I'm looking for any religious music that focuses on God - as in, God the Father, not Jesus. A lot of Christian music also has Jesus imagery (bread, wine, cross, etc.) without specifically mentioning...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By tiqa
I only have two seconds to post but I just...

I only have two seconds to post but I just wanted to know I'm right there with you - it seems that my 14 month old is having WAY too many carbs, and some fruits too, but not much else.  I think I'm...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By tiqa
Mamarhu - your story brings tears to my eyes...

Mamarhu - your story brings tears to my eyes because it resembles our story so much,, but we're still in the thick of it (he's 7).  We are unschooling as well.  We tried EI with little result.  Your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By tiqa
Put yourself in their shoes.  Let's say that you...

Put yourself in their shoes.  Let's say that you don't want to vaccinate and your pediatrician and school are aware of that fact.  But another parent-friend feels that that's medical neglect, and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By tiqa
I wish people wouldn't turn to cps as first...

I wish people wouldn't turn to cps as first resort. Not saying the op is, it's just the case that many people do. Even when it's obvious kids need some sort of intervention, cps IMO should be the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By tiqa
I agree that the school will deal with it.  If...

I agree that the school will deal with it.  If you don't wish to be friends with this lady, then by all means, that's your right.  But I don't think you have to lose any sleep over this child for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By tiqa
I have two ADHD children and I can't say I...

I have two ADHD children and I can't say I really agree with a lot of the mainstream ways of dealing with them.  Mainly, I see that most children who also have ODD are parented almost to the letter...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By tiqa
My babe is 14 months old and hooooly change in...

My babe is 14 months old and hooooly change in personality.  I don't remember my other two changing so much around this age, but they were intense from the start.  This one was pretty mellow to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By tiqa
All I can add to this is that it's normal.   ...

All I can add to this is that it's normal.
 
Annoying to mamas ;) but normal.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,278
Posted By tiqa
Don't stress so much about doing it perfectly -...

Don't stress so much about doing it perfectly - as long as the baby is content and you're seeing good diapers, don't stress about it.
 
Nurse as much as you can, and don't limit it, especially in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By tiqa
Because to me it's the default, and I had no...

Because to me it's the default, and I had no reason not to nurse my second two children.  My first wouldn't nurse and I didn't have milk.  So he was bottle fed, but we didn't have glitches with the...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,461
Posted By tiqa
Right, and that's a terrible shame.  But there...

Right, and that's a terrible shame.  But there are a few issues at play here:
 
1.)  How do you disprove a negative?  They could prove a person beat his kids, but it's harder to prove that a...
Forum: Parenting   11-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,461
Posted By tiqa
It didn't bother me that the neighbor called the...

It didn't bother me that the neighbor called the police.  It didn't bother me that the police called CPS - as she stated upright she had to.  What bothered me was that CPS then opened up a case that...
Forum: Parenting   11-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,461
Posted By tiqa
From the horse's mouth:   "While State...

From the horse's mouth:
 
"While State statutes vary, most CPS professionals agree that children under the age of 8 who are left alone are being neglected. It is also agreed that children older...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-02-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,651
Posted By tiqa
My first two kids were never even left with a...

My first two kids were never even left with a babysitter (no family to help us out) until they were both after 2.  I felt very strongly that I had to be there for them 24/7.
 
I had my third...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-31-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,651
Posted By tiqa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by t2009 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-31-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,651
Posted By tiqa
Unless they're really well-set (or have family...

Unless they're really well-set (or have family who does free childcare for them) most working women spend a good part of their income on childcare.  That's why some women can't AFFORD to go to work...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,461
Posted By tiqa
I totally agree.  It's nonsensical.

I totally agree.  It's nonsensical.
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,461
Posted By tiqa
Not to be a Debby Downer but we had a CPS...

Not to be a Debby Downer but we had a CPS investigation launched on us when our 5 year old left the house one morning to walk around the block on her own.  We had the 7 am rule as well - she could...
Forum: Babywearing   10-14-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By tiqa
I've done a back carry with a MT for pretty much...

I've done a back carry with a MT for pretty much all of DD3's life.  The only issue I have is putting her on.  An older baby is easier to position IMO because they're used to laying still - DD is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 2,915
Posted By tiqa
I'm a SAHM of three kids.  We are trying to dig...

I'm a SAHM of three kids.  We are trying to dig out of debt, which we picked up over a very chaotic summer.  Things are also stressful because our income comes from various veteran's benefits - and...
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