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Forum: Parenting   02-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Thinking Mama
Tx for the advice.  I agree that no turnover for...

Tx for the advice.  I agree that no turnover for a long time doesn't mean no turnover in the future.  There is no guarantee.  I also like the transition plan you suggested, and could probably pull...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Thinking Mama
I agree with the notion that it's best to follow...

I agree with the notion that it's best to follow the kids' lead and offer simple, honest answers to their questions.  They'll appreciate the honesty, and it will help them to trust.  If rumors start...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Thinking Mama
Hello.   I'm having some concerns about our...

Hello.
 
I'm having some concerns about our daycare center.  I have three sons, one who started at the center we use now, and is now in 2nd grade.  The other two sons are 21 months and 3 1/2 years...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Thinking Mama
For two years now, DS, age 7, soon to be 8, has...

For two years now, DS, age 7, soon to be 8, has been classmates with a boy who lives very nearby.  They are in 2nd grade now.  Over the past year, I have begun a friendship with the friend's mother,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Thinking Mama
Hello.    DS, age 7, goes to a Maritime...

Hello. 
 
DS, age 7, goes to a Maritime charter school in which 8 weeks of swim lessons (1/week for 8 weeks) are required in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  DS is in first grade.  He...
Forum: Babywearing   11-24-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Thinking Mama
I started using the ergo baby carrier when DS1...

I started using the ergo baby carrier when DS1 was 3 months old, and used it until he was 3 years old. I used it with DS2 from the time he was 2 weeks old, and still use it, plan to use it with DS3,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Thinking Mama
I don't have advice, since my DS's are younger...

I don't have advice, since my DS's are younger that your DD. But, for what it's worth, I did read a nice suggestion about this in Keepers of the Children by Laura Ramirez. She suggested that parents...
Forum: March 2010   11-23-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By Thinking Mama
I also have short cycles sometimes, and long...

I also have short cycles sometimes, and long cycles other times but I KNOW when I conceived because I chart and I pay close attention. I, too have had poor luck convincing even the most progressive...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-23-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Thinking Mama
Both of my DS's found teething to be very...

Both of my DS's found teething to be very stimulating; it seemed to have the same sort of effect on them that caffeine has on me. Also, when they were about to reach a big mobility milestone (start...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,423
Posted By Thinking Mama
I think single child families are WONDERFUL, and...

I think single child families are WONDERFUL, and in fact, before the birth of my second child, I really mourned the loss of our family of three. While I love what I have now, there are things I miss...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-17-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Thinking Mama
I hear you. I'm 14 weeks preg and nursing my 18...

I hear you. I'm 14 weeks preg and nursing my 18 month old. Mostly, he only wants to nurse at night, but my nipples are sore and sometimes I can't wait for him to latch off! At the same time, like...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-17-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Thinking Mama
I wonder if some mamas could give input on how...

I wonder if some mamas could give input on how to handle the following: I have two sons, ages 5 years and 18 months, and another baby will be born in May. The 5 year old plans to start sleeping in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-16-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Thinking Mama
Doesn't seem like a bad idea at all, in fact,...

Doesn't seem like a bad idea at all, in fact, I'm about to do the same thing with my son. Seems like kids know what they need, and when your daughter needs her own space, she'll let you know, just...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-16-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Thinking Mama
Hi Mama. I'm very sympathetic re: not wanting to...

Hi Mama. I'm very sympathetic re: not wanting to end nursing on a bad note. And kudos to you for nursing so long. What a wonderful gift you've given your child. I think you're wise to attend to your...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-03-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Thinking Mama
Hi there. I have the same concerns about the ABC...

Hi there. I have the same concerns about the ABC at WIH. I delivered my 2nd child there in 2008, and it was great. I am now expecting again in May 2010. I've decided to work with Michelle Palmer,...
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