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Forum: Spirituality   06-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
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Happy Solstice, mamas! Okay, okay, I'm a day...

Happy Solstice, mamas! Okay, okay, I'm a day early, but I haven't been on MDC that much lately. What is everyone doing for the Solstice?

Peacemamalove - I think you were in my DDC for my...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-24-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
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I'm looking for a holistically minded, fat...

I'm looking for a holistically minded, fat friendly doctor near Naperville, Warrenville, Aurora, or Batavia: the sort of doctor who wouldn't blink at a mama nursing a three year old and who doesn't...
Forum: Diapering   05-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
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I have my third baby in cloth diapers, but this...

I have my third baby in cloth diapers, but this is the first time we have a front loader, and it's been a pain. I've found rinsing all diapers (pee and poop) before they go into the diaper pail...
Forum: Babywearing   03-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
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I staet wearing my babies on my back at 2...

I staet wearing my babies on my back at 2 months. I often sit on an exercise ball and bounce while babywearing for activities where i need to sit. I do a lot of cooking, laundry, and dishes.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
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My firstborn crawled at 8 months. My secondborn...

My firstborn crawled at 8 months. My secondborn crawled at 6 months. My thirdborn turned 5 months today but can't crawl.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
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Well, I talked to her doctor, and he thought...

Well, I talked to her doctor, and he thought that the behavior was something normal for a first born girl this age and she will likely outgrow it by fifth grade. He suggested that I try rewarding...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By revolting
Thanks for all the responses. I have a...

Thanks for all the responses. I have a consultation with her doctor next week.
Trans - I've had mixed results with non-punitive time outs. Most of the time, she will go in her room and read and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
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I'll Fly Away Inch by Inch Wild Mountain...

I'll Fly Away
Inch by Inch
Wild Mountain Thyme
John the Rabbit
This Pretty Planet by Tom Chapin
Old Joe Clark
Iowa by Dar Williams
New River Train
We Come from the Goddess
Little Red Caboose
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
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My daughter turned seven this month, and we...

My daughter turned seven this month, and we still have weekly if not more frequent tantrums. Yesterday, I took her to a homeschool class at a museum. She started whining that she found it boring,...
Forum: Parenting   02-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,943
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Babyhawk, since you can wear them on your back...

Babyhawk, since you can wear them on your back so little!
Forum: Spirituality   02-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By revolting
Vy: How did your Imbolc go? Did you get around...

Vy: How did your Imbolc go? Did you get around to it yesterday?
Siddal: Good to see you! You can have our snow. It really isn't the kind that's fun...it refuses to stick together. My kids keep on...
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
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I encouraged my kids (who have all hated...

I encouraged my kids (who have all hated carseats) to take a dummy in the car, but all three have balked.
Forum: Spirituality   02-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By revolting
Johanna - I'm hoping for you that a rainbow will...

Johanna - I'm hoping for you that a rainbow will come your way soon!
 
Today's poem:
 
The Glass and the Bowl

by Louise Erdrich (http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/author.php?auth_id=1858)...
Forum: Spirituality   02-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
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Just passing through to post another poem:   ...

Just passing through to post another poem:
 
Moss-Gathering, by Theodore Roethke

To loosen with all ten fingers held wide and limber
And lift up a patch, dark-green, the kind for lining...
Forum: Spirituality   02-02-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By revolting
Just popping in briefly to wish you all a...

Just popping in briefly to wish you all a bleesed Imbolc! Here's today's poem:
 
Arrival
By Heidy Steidlmayer (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/heidy-steidlmayer)
Midwinter, the crows take...
Forum: Spirituality   02-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
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Johanna - Of course you are welcome. So so sorry...

Johanna - Of course you are welcome. So so sorry for your loss! Wishing you healing during this time.
 
Where are my pagan mamas at? Did I scare you all away? Imbolc's tomorrow. What's everyone...
Forum: Spirituality   01-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
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In honor of Brigid this Imbolc, I will try to...

In honor of Brigid this Imbolc, I will try to post a poem for her every day (and invite you all to post poems, too!). Here's todays:
 
Power, by Adrienne Rich

Living in the earth-depositis of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,296
Posted By revolting
Before one, I treat food as for fun, not...

Before one, I treat food as for fun, not nutrition. By about 18 months, I like to see eating for nutrition.
Forum: Spirituality   01-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 583
Posted By revolting
New Moon blessings, mamas! Here's the link for...

New Moon blessings, mamas! Here's the link for the Snow Moon: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396658/pagan-family-circle-snow-moon
Forum: Spirituality   01-30-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By revolting
First Snow by Mary Oliver   The snow ...

First Snow
by Mary Oliver
 
The snow
began here
this morning and all day
continued, its white
rhetoric everywhere
calling us back to why, how,
whence such beauty and what
Forum: Spirituality   01-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 583
Posted By revolting
Welcome Johanna and congrats on your pregnancy!...

Welcome Johanna and congrats on your pregnancy! I'm so sorry for all your losses. We went through unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss trying to conceive our third child. I love that you have such a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
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Mumm - My kids are young, and we homeschool. I...

Mumm - My kids are young, and we homeschool. I try to treat it like I do my kids' other activities. Sometimes, we have to reschedule or skip a violin lesson, but it's occasional.
 
Crazytown -...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By revolting
Saturday night is date night for my husband and...

Saturday night is date night for my husband and me, but we do have several family traditions some of which are weekly, some of which are monthly but all of which I think could be adapted to weekly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
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We've done a mixture of Dreambox and Life of...

We've done a mixture of Dreambox and Life of Fred (which my library has) for 1st grade math. Neither is super expensive.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By revolting
I've experienced this, too: My four year old is...

I've experienced this, too: My four year old is very thankful and helpful. My seven year old constantly complains about everything. I took her sledding (all my kids alone) and she complained how I...
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