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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By dancinganya
Follow his lead.  It is good to have other...

Follow his lead.  It is good to have other associations with sleep, but be sure it is one you will be willing to do in years to come.  It could also be that he is having another issue?  Gas?...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By dancinganya
You are so right. It is all about skin to skin...

You are so right. It is all about skin to skin and lately we sometimes sub with back rubs. Still thinking about whether to say that when she turns 4, we won't be "snuggling". It is only a month away...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By dancinganya
Thanks for your responses! I have read a...

Thanks for your responses!

I have read a good portion of Taking Charge of Your Fertility and started charting. I spend so much time thinking about conceiving that I sometimes am barely present....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By dancinganya
I am trying to conceive my second child.  I had...

I am trying to conceive my second child.  I had a miscarriage back in May of this year and have been blindly TTC for the last few months.  I thought I had enough information, but now I feel plain...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-13-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By dancinganya
What a cool idea!  I have been searching and...

What a cool idea!  I have been searching and searching for the right class for my 3.5 year old daughter and I and I never thought of just creating something myself!  If there is a Holistic Moms...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-04-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By dancinganya
My daughter weaned at 3.5 years old (about 3...

My daughter weaned at 3.5 years old (about 3 months ago) and is still obsessed with snuggling with my breasts.  It was our next step from nursing and at the time worked quite well.  She came up with...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By dancinganya
I would start slowly doing something for...

I would start slowly doing something for yourself.  Do you have a degree?  If not, I would take an online course or something.  Perhaps try to work in a small job for yourself somehow?  Write a list...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By dancinganya
Thank you for this thread.  It sounds like your...

Thank you for this thread.  It sounds like your child is going through something.  Has he started kindergarten recently?  I would give in with a little TLC and then gently back off again as he gets...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-17-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By dancinganya
My newly weaned 3.5 year old daughter is having...

My newly weaned 3.5 year old daughter is having a horrible time settling to sleep.  We were only nursing to sleep for a while now and for the week or so before we weaned completely, not even nursing...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By dancinganya
My 3 year old daughter nightweaned about three...

My 3 year old daughter nightweaned about three months ago.  We were down to only one nursing at bedtime, usually for 5 to 10 minutes.  I was mostly enjoying the bedtime nursing when it was short as...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-08-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By dancinganya
If you are sure this is what you need, the...

If you are sure this is what you need, the confidence you have will take you a long way in weaning.  Just be honest with your toddler in a way they can understand and take away one feeding at a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-26-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By dancinganya
Just an update from me.  I was trying to get my...

Just an update from me.  I was trying to get my daughter to nap two days ago and she wouldn't and I found myself losing it because her sleep issues drive me crazy!  I decided then and there that I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-24-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By dancinganya
Dear filiadeluna,   First of all... your...

Dear filiadeluna,
 
First of all... your daughter is so lucky to have been able to nurse for so long.  It is not easy to keep it up this long and you should feel good that you have provided that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-19-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By dancinganya
My husband has been pressuring me to wean for a...

My husband has been pressuring me to wean for a long time as well and my daughter is almost 3 and still nursing!  I think maybe explaining how weaning is preferrably a LONG process may help.  As...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-19-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By dancinganya
My daughter is almost 3 years old and is still...

My daughter is almost 3 years old and is still nursing AND is obsessed with my breasts.  It must be normal for some kids.  I do put boundaries on it when it aggravates me or doesn't feel right, but...
Forum: Montessori   01-12-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By dancinganya
Dear Sammy,   I feel you.  My daughter will...

Dear Sammy,
 
I feel you.  My daughter will be three in March and I am also looking into preschool for the first time.  I decided against Montessori for the exact reason you are struggling with......
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-11-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By dancinganya
How do you reconnect with you spouse in the...

How do you reconnect with you spouse in the evenings?
 
My daughter recently started going to sleep at a reasonable hour (7:30-8) and my husband and I have no clue how to connect with each other...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-18-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By dancinganya
Wishin'&Hopin',   You are completely normal....

Wishin'&Hopin',
 
You are completely normal.  First of all, every child and every nursing pair is different.  My daughter is 2.5 years plus and is still nursing.  At 20 months she was nursing...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By dancinganya
We are not exactly nightweaned but the nights...

We are not exactly nightweaned but the nights when my husband takes over more (the last two nights for example as I've been battling a rough cold), my daughter is definitely more clingy during the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-13-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By dancinganya
  I posted this in the toddler forum, but...


I posted this in the toddler forum, but wondering if more appropriate here:
 
So my husband brings home this book from the library about polar bears and whales.  Looks harmless from the front...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By dancinganya
So my husband brings home this book from the...

So my husband brings home this book from the library about polar bears and whales.  Looks harmless from the front and it's not so bad, but my daughter is only 2.5 years old and some of the content I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,070
Posted By dancinganya
Thank you for your response.  I was not able to...

Thank you for your response.  I was not able to view it until today... not sure why.
 
In any case, we "successfully" practiced nightweaning for 3 weeks upon which time I completely fell off the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By dancinganya
You have to do what works for you.  I feel...

You have to do what works for you.  I feel guilty about everything with mommying and it just doesn't help!
 
One idea though is getting her to nap closer to noon.  My daughter is 2.5 plus too and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By dancinganya
If you take your nipple out of his mouth does he...

If you take your nipple out of his mouth does he wake up?  Sometimes my 2.5 year old daughter just needs me to take the thing out of her mouth and she rolls over and falls back asleep...  Actually,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-07-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By dancinganya
Hi Wendlynnn,   I am wondering what you...

Hi Wendlynnn,
 
I am wondering what you decided to do and how it went?  My daughter is 2.5 plus and I have been battling with nightweaning, getting her to fall asleep with Daddy, and the like....
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