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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-03-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,568
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I agree with everything said above, but I also...

I agree with everything said above, but I also think there may be some SLIGHT truth to the thought that GD causes wilder kids...or rather, the perception that it does.  To be clear, I am in no way...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-31-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By thursday2
I was on a number of different treatments for...

I was on a number of different treatments for acne for years as a teen, but the last straw was tetracycline, to which I quickly discovered I was severely allergic.  I finally tried Accutane at...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,252
Posted By thursday2
I can't stand the "new" Curious George books -...

I can't stand the "new" Curious George books - DH had the originals as a child, and we saw a whole collection for sale at Costco, so we bought it, not realizing they were modern versions.  Awful!! ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By thursday2
I went back to work about 10 hours after I gave...

I went back to work about 10 hours after I gave birth at home...not because I wanted to, but because I went into labor 10 days early and had clients I needed to contact...it's pretty stinkola.  But...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By thursday2
What has worked (somewhat) with us and our son...

What has worked (somewhat) with us and our son hitting is to try to get him to verbalize - he pushes or hits us when he's upset about not getting what he wants.  For example, he'll be doing some...
Forum: Diapering   05-26-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By thursday2
I can't advise on the apartment-size, but our...

I can't advise on the apartment-size, but our front loader washer is the WORST.  We splurged, trying to be environmentally correct, on an energy efficient front loader instead of a cheaper,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By thursday2
I'm ok with occasional night nursing, but last...

I'm ok with occasional night nursing, but last night it was 6 times between 1 am and 7 am, and she spit up twice...  She's not getting any REM if she wakes that often, I don't think.
 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-22-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By thursday2
I've read through some of the other threads, but...

I've read through some of the other threads, but I'm just so tired I can't process well right now, so forgive if this post is repetitive...
 
Our 8 month old DD has never once slept through the...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By thursday2
Another for Home Birth Services.  I've had two...

Another for Home Birth Services.  I've had two with them, I think the first was $4400 and this last one in August was $4500.
 
Forum: California, Nevada   03-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By thursday2
Saw this event and thought I'd post since I know...

Saw this event and thought I'd post since I know some people home school and don't have this kind of access-
There's a College Admission Night happening at the Hilton in Universal City on April 16,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By thursday2
This is a new trend that is driving us CRAZY. ...

This is a new trend that is driving us CRAZY.  He'll chew for literally an hour or more - one small bite, one big bite, food he likes, food he hates...It doesn't matter if we eat as a family or...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-26-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By thursday2
DD is only 5 weeks, but a lot of her night...

DD is only 5 weeks, but a lot of her night wakings are pee-related, I'm pretty sure, so I'd like to start leaving her diaperless.  I have an old wool sweater I sewed into a mattress cover and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-07-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By thursday2
I have a 2+ week-old newborn and if she's awake,...

I have a 2+ week-old newborn and if she's awake, she's sucking - usually on me, but her hands, her own arms, husband's chest, if we go to kiss her she'll suck on our noses...  I had an oversupply...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By thursday2
We live in a small place and didn't get a...

We live in a small place and didn't get a separate potty - we just put him on the toilet.  I do recommend a seat reducer - we used the BabyBjorn toilet trainer because of the splash guard.  =)  I...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By thursday2
We did part-time EC with DS from birth -...

We did part-time EC with DS from birth - part-time meaning he wasn't naked a whole lot until he was about a year and he slept in diapers, but otherwise we were very quick to change him as soon as he...
Forum: Babywearing   08-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By thursday2
I have 2 woven wraps that I got before DS was...

I have 2 woven wraps that I got before DS was born - both were pretty expensive (one on sale for $60ish, the other was something like $120) but came so well reviewed and loved that we went for it. ...
Forum: Homebirth   08-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By thursday2
I had my first with a HB 2 years ago, and am...

I had my first with a HB 2 years ago, and am about to have my 2nd HB any day now!  The only thing that would give me pause about a HB for the 1st pregnancy is the distance of the hospital - in our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By thursday2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bmorefarmgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360059/airplane-travel-and-potty-training#post_17073122)
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Forum: Homebirth   08-12-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By thursday2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by camprunner http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358356/when-did-you-have-people-visit#post_17073801)

Um no....
Forum: Homebirth   08-12-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By thursday2
We fought like crazy over our first HB with...

We fought like crazy over our first HB with Anthem PPO, and are now fighting again...  Since the rules are different in every state, I'm not much help, but am chiming in to say:
1) itemize your...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,271
Posted By thursday2
I was worried about this when DS was born...

I was worried about this when DS was born because I'm not the cleanest of people and not that confrontational for that kind of thing - I was worried people would just assume I was "cool with it" and...
Forum: Homebirth   07-29-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By thursday2
My DS was born at 10 pm - MWs helped me shower...

My DS was born at 10 pm - MWs helped me shower while they cleaned up, and that night's sleep/the next morning all peaceful and quiet is one of the greatest memories of my life.  Friends "dropped by"...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-28-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By thursday2
Ours is in the mid-$4000 range for everything,...

Ours is in the mid-$4000 range for everything, and you can pay as you go, but they require full payment by 36 weeks.  No cash discount or anything, but they will prorate for the missed office visits...
Forum: Learning at School   07-22-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By thursday2
Not sure if this is the right forum or not, so...

Not sure if this is the right forum or not, so mods feel free to move...
 
But I am STRESSED about the possibility of sending DS to preschool or similar.  He just turned 2 and LOVES other kids -...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By thursday2
Thanks for the replies!  If anyone else has any...

Thanks for the replies!  If anyone else has any hints or suggestions, I'd love to hear them, but we've been trying something this week that has seemed to be working in terms of the hitting, so I...
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