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Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,807
Posted By Kanga
It depends on the community.  I've lived in a...

It depends on the community.  I've lived in a small citiy where I was comfortable leaving my seven year old to play while I ran errands (at shops across the street); the park was full of people we...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,568
Posted By Kanga
I don't have a problem with this.  I'd likely...

I don't have a problem with this.  I'd likely take my son to the location of the club and let him know where he could find me.  If it were that large of a library I don't think I'd just drop him off...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-24-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Kanga
Background info, I am training to be a...

Background info, I am training to be a childbirth educator.

My passion for natural child birth stems mostly from a desire for women to experience their best possible birth. This is not the same...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Kanga
What great advice! I know I have to...

What great advice! I know I have to fundamentally change the way I carry myself, so every little bit helps. I have one shoulder that is at least an inch higher than the other and the muscles on that...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Kanga
I look at my dad, his sisters, and photos of my...

I look at my dad, his sisters, and photos of my grandmother and I see where my posture is heading. They all had hunched shoulders and pronounced humps on their backs. Mine is well on it's way there....
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-22-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Kanga
Thank you so much! I knew I could count on...

Thank you so much! I knew I could count on Mothering readers to help me out. I'll pass the information on to my friend who is moving out there this week (and hopefully convince her to subscribe to...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Kanga
Moving to Alexandria and am looking for a...

Moving to Alexandria and am looking for a homebirth midwife available for a September due date.
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-18-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By Kanga
I agree with the posts above about getting time...

I agree with the posts above about getting time alone together. We are working on this too. I know it's hard to leave babies and what helped me was thinking about the time away from as an investment...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,398
Posted By Kanga
I'm struggling too. I haven't checked out...

I'm struggling too. I haven't checked out flylady, but just started trying to follow a routine posted in here:

http://www.littleturtleknits.com/blo...ent-binder.htm...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kanga
I'd look for pillows with colorful patterns on...

I'd look for pillows with colorful patterns on them of a certain theme, but not all the same. For instance, I see a lot of pillow covers these days with a wool south american weave... you could get...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-05-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,201
Posted By Kanga
There was an article in Mothering actually,...

There was an article in Mothering actually, maybe about a year ago about exactly this issue... which I see as teens and staying connected... and the author used music to do so. I think the approach...
Forum: Book Clubs   09-15-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,025
Posted By Kanga
I loved this book. It didn't feel disturbing to...

I loved this book. It didn't feel disturbing to me. It seemed to me that a lot of the ideals of the parents in this story are very similar to my own and those of my parents. I loved all the reading...
Forum: TV-Free   09-14-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By Kanga
My kids don't register that they are "tv...

My kids don't register that they are "tv characters" when they encounter this kind of stuff... and, for instance if it's an action figure, they come up with their own creative character and play...
Forum: TV-Free   09-12-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Kanga
Yea, I like to have some time to myself after...

Yea, I like to have some time to myself after dinner, even if it is just cleaning up the kitchen, since I'm with the kids all day. My husband isn't very creative about quiet activities and their...
Forum: TV-Free   09-11-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Kanga
Tonight, instead of...

Tonight, instead of driving-me-insane-chasing-screaming-wrestling-and- eventually-someone-ends-up-crying with Dad, my son asked his father to show him how to play chess. They were engaged, happy and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-11-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,440
Posted By Kanga
"Still Life with Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins is...

"Still Life with Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins is wonderful, playful and renews my faith in love

"The Barron in the Trees" by Italo Calvino renews my faith in our hearts

"Song of Solomon" by Toni...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By Kanga
We had this problem with our daughter after she...

We had this problem with our daughter after she had a very painful BM. She refused to poop for about 4 months... she was 4 years old at the time.

We talked about how diet affects the BM and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-21-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,215
Posted By Kanga
Just a little history... I used to have a 1.5...

Just a little history... I used to have a 1.5 hour (on good days) commute one way to work... so lots and lots of time driving. Well, one hellish traffic day on my way home with still over an hour to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-20-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Kanga
I've always loved dreads...

I've always loved dreads http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif and I've got the itch to try and get some this summer!

1... How do I do it?

My hair is straight,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-20-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,474
Posted By Kanga
For me it depends more on how my DH is treating...

For me it depends more on how my DH is treating me and the kids and how he feels about himself and our relationship. I'm open to the idea that there might be other people in the world that he cares...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Kanga
This is an issue for us that has really come to...

This is an issue for us that has really come to the surface since the teasing started (my son is also 7 and just over 100 lbs). I have been always pretty good about what we eat at home, offering...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By Kanga
Amazing kids. They are so beautiful.

Amazing kids. They are so beautiful.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Kanga
I've noticed that overall, over the course of 6...

I've noticed that overall, over the course of 6 months say, they seem to have these cycles of getting along really well, and then irritating the crap out of each other. I haven't figured out what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Kanga
Are my kids the only ones who deliberately get...

Are my kids the only ones who deliberately get on each other's nerves? Do you just let them sort it out? That has been my approach, but it seems unfair to me that my 7 year old gets the brunt of it...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-14-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By Kanga
My dh works long hours during the week and has...

My dh works long hours during the week and has just bedtime and weekends to spend with our kids. Primarily, this time is spent horse playing (rough physical play involving lots of chasing laughing...
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