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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By voca
This morning my four year old daughter and I...

This morning my four year old daughter and I played out what has become a standard miserable walk to school. She refuses to wear a scarf, or a hat, or even have the hood on her jacket up. I cajoled...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By voca
My not yet weaned 4 year old is very attached to...

My not yet weaned 4 year old is very attached to my breasts, and it is a constant battle to set boundaries over acceptable touch when not nursing. So I feel for you. But I think it is within the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,973
Posted By voca
I think it depends on the child. I wouldn't send...

I think it depends on the child. I wouldn't send my four-year old on a weeks vacation with her Nana and Papa who she loves dearly and sees multiple times a week, but that is because she has a high...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By voca
You mention that she gets up before you and...

You mention that she gets up before you and plays alone -- what if you got up when she did and had a shower then? That might make a big difference in the rest of your morning, even though it is not...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-20-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By voca
I think that it would probably help you feel...

I think that it would probably help you feel less annoyed, and help her fall asleep easier without 2 hours of nursing down if you had a stretch of non-nursing time at night. You don't have to wean...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By voca
We started out with a baby hammock right by our...

We started out with a baby hammock right by our bed and a bed in the "sitting room" part of our room for me and the baby to share if I/she wanted, and then transitioned to a bed for the baby right...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,450
Posted By voca
The Runaway...

The Runaway Hug http://www.amazon.com/The-Runaway-Hug-Nick-Bland/dp/044981825X...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By voca
My now 3 year old has been using an iPad 1 in...

My now 3 year old has been using an iPad 1 in the stock Apple case without incident since 1 and half or so. She also uses my iPad 2 with nothing but the Apple screen cover. Honestly I have dropped...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By voca
I had a baby who at 5 months would reach out and...

I had a baby who at 5 months would reach out and grab what you were eating and try to take a bite of it. The first solid food she ate was a bite of pizza she took while sitting on Dad's knee. We...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,542
Posted By voca
The Stonz plus liners we bought last year for my...

The Stonz plus liners we bought last year for my then 18 month old (who had been walking since 9 months) held up very well. She has small feet (still a size 5) which made proper winter boots hard to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By voca
2 1/2 and we still nurse in public pretty...

2 1/2 and we still nurse in public pretty regularly. I am generally oblivious to social approbation, which helps a lot.
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-29-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By voca
Went back to work full time when my daughter was...

Went back to work full time when my daughter was six weeks. We still nurse now at 2 1/2. I pumped till a year.
 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By voca
My daughter is almost 29 months. We co-sleep.*...

My daughter is almost 29 months. We co-sleep.* She sleeps great. She still nurses to sleep if I am home, but she will go to sleep for my husband without difficulty. He lies with her till she falls...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 838
Posted By voca
Oh, another thought: have you tried putting out...

Oh, another thought: have you tried putting out a snack tray for everyone? You said she doesn't like food to be special for her -- if she saw you grazing off of a snack tray would she maybe have a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 838
Posted By voca
 Quote:Originally Posted by Buzzer...



Quote:Originally Posted by Buzzer Beater http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 838
Posted By voca
My toddler eats a huge range of things, but here...

My toddler eats a huge range of things, but here are some things she eats that I shake my head at -- maybe some would work for a fussy kid.
 
Cooked and frozen vegetables still frozen. This is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By voca
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Quote:Originally Posted by MayasMama88 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By voca
People started asking us that when my daughter...

People started asking us that when my daughter was less than a month old. Plus saying things like, don't you wish you had started earlier, think how many kids you could have by now! (We were married...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-16-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By voca
Still nursing my 28 month old. She doesn't ask...

Still nursing my 28 month old. She doesn't ask to nurse in public much, but I am still as shameless as ever when she does. I could never get the hang of any cover ups so it is just pop it out and in...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-16-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By voca
We had hired a doula before finding out my...

We had hired a doula before finding out my daughter was breech and failing to get her turned around. The doula was great during the turn around process, providing lots of information and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,932
Posted By voca
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Quote:Originally Posted by lovepickles http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-29-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By voca
My daughter still nurses to sleep at 29 months....

My daughter still nurses to sleep at 29 months. But, she also goes to sleep just fine with her father lying beside her on her bed with, obviously, no nursing. If it's me she wants the boob, though...
Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By voca
I think it sounds horrific. I'd complain to the...

I think it sounds horrific. I'd complain to the principal.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By voca
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Quote:Originally Posted by aprilv http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335606/hitting-other-children#post_16742667)

how much of a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By voca
My 27 month old daughter seemingly just likes...

My 27 month old daughter seemingly just likes hitting other children.
 
For example, on Saturday we were walking up some stairs at a store, and another small child was walking down with her...
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