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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-13-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By sillymom44
I agree with Stephanie731.  As a 3rd time mom...

I agree with Stephanie731.  As a 3rd time mom and current mother of a 13 month old, 7, and 11 year old, I have 11 years of experience.  I love Mothering SOOO much.  The only thing that I do not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By sillymom44
I was at a breaking point with Baby #3-- he took...

I was at a breaking point with Baby #3-- he took tiny naps and woke up all night long to nurse.  I taught him how to go to sleep on his own, without nursing, and it solved most of the problems. He...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,672
Posted By sillymom44
My sister and I were both BF. My mom would be...

My sister and I were both BF. My mom would be horrified if I FF or if I covered up to nurse. I'm lucky in that respect, but she is also a very outspoken opinionated person that can be hard to get...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-13-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,301
Posted By sillymom44
I was 26 the 1st time I gave birth!  I was...

I was 26 the 1st time I gave birth!  I was beyond excited to find the Mothering magazine!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-28-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By sillymom44
'this is going to sound crazy, but the only...

'this is going to sound crazy, but the only option I could think of (other than a crib), is one of those huge fence-like contraptions.  We had one that we used to block off areas that weren't safe-...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By sillymom44
Glad that you liked my analogy. LOL  I thought...

Glad that you liked my analogy. LOL  I thought someone would probably tear that logic apart, but it truly has helped me in the past 10 years of nursing and mothering my children!!  It's true...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By sillymom44
I agree with skycheattraffic.  You need to try...

I agree with skycheattraffic.  You need to try something.  Sleep is essential for your health- mental and physical.  I am all for attachment parenting, but there comes a point when the mother has to...
Forum: Parenting   04-23-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,246
Posted By sillymom44
We don't keep soda in the house b/c we love it...

We don't keep soda in the house b/c we love it too much.  When we go out to eat, we usually drink a soda-- but going out to eat is once or twice a month.  We drink water for the most part.  The...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-06-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By sillymom44
Mother's instinct....does anyone else believe...

Mother's instinct....does anyone else believe that a mother knows what is best for their baby and not pediatricians?  What magical physiological gastrointestinal occurrence happens to a baby when...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-04-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By sillymom44
I think it's great-- yes there is too much...

I think it's great-- yes there is too much pressure on women to get back into shape- BUT we are able to make the decision of whether or not to worry about that.  It's too bad she didn't also talk...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 63,382
Posted By sillymom44
My 10 year old discovered Minecraft this year...

My 10 year old discovered Minecraft this year and both he and my 6 year old play it.  Internet, video games, and TV have never been a problem in our house b/c we imposed limits from day 1.  There...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-19-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,342
Posted By sillymom44
For what it's worth, it think a the biggest...

For what it's worth, it think a the biggest problem is nutrition and lack of exercise.  I'm not saying vaccines aren't part of the problem, but I have little doubt processed foods and sitting...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-11-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By sillymom44
I have had mastitis 2 times and then started to...

I have had mastitis 2 times and then started to get it for a 3rd time, but caught it early.  I did not have clogged ducts- it was bacterial.  Here is what has helped (my midwife gave me these...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-05-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By sillymom44
WOW!!  This is amazing and makes my pregnancy...

WOW!!  This is amazing and makes my pregnancy hormones go wild... so now I am crying tears of happiness.  I have a long standing desire to adopt children.  Recently, I read the book "Kisses from...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-21-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By sillymom44
hmm...somehow part of my post was deleted.  The...

hmm...somehow part of my post was deleted.  The part that was missing was that "I started TTC #3 when I was 34 and am almost 36 now.  I never did chart my temps, but I did use OPKs for about 6...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-21-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By sillymom44
Yes, I'm in shock a little!! I truly did not...

Yes, I'm in shock a little!! I truly did not think I was going to get pregnant again.  I started TTC when I:.  Once I moved, I lost 10 lbs from the stress of moving and from a horrible 1st job (I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By sillymom44
I have used a token system specifically for...

I have used a token system specifically for this. He would get a token for each piece of clothing and then a "prize"... Depending on the situation he could get a prize then or at the end of the day....
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   09-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By sillymom44
Thank you everyone!!!!! Is anyone else a part of...

Thank you everyone!!!!! Is anyone else a part of the penninsulamommies site??? I have so many questions and i hate to keep posting them on here...but i think mothering member's opinions would...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-10-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By sillymom44
Coal mining can be devastating and you want to...

Coal mining can be devastating and you want to be careful about where you live. The areas that I mentioned do not have as many coal mines as the rest of the state.  I have never seen much...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-10-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By sillymom44
My husband has been given a fantastic job...

My husband has been given a fantastic job opportunity in Newport News.  My dad lives near this area and drove over to explore the area.  He didn't have that great of a report.  He said there were a...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-10-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By sillymom44
In a lot of rural areas, there is not access to...

In a lot of rural areas, there is not access to natural gas and propane is the only alternative.  Propane is extremely expensive right now....  Wood burning stoves are a good choice as well.  I have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-30-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By sillymom44
I have heard this so many times...but because of...

I have heard this so many times...but because of my job as a speech pathologist who works a lot with children who have eating issues (not that your child has any issues!!!!).... let me know if you...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-29-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By sillymom44
I miss the magazine so much but i am so excited...

I miss the magazine so much but i am so excited to have the internet site!!!! Happy to be here as a wife and mom of 2 boys and counting.... i also work part time as a speech pathologist.
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Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   07-29-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By sillymom44
I was born and raised in WV! From your criteria,...

I was born and raised in WV! From your criteria, it sounds like a great place for you. There is a VA hospital in clarksburg,wv (north central) and small towns nearby where you could easily buy a...
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