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Forum: Parenting   10-12-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,613
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by Oriole...

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Originally Posted by Oriole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15907473)

My point is... no vacation I could have...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,613
Posted By jennchsm
This was something we struggled with for a long...

This was something we struggled with for a long time. It took 6 years and lots of medical procedures to conceive our son. I struggled with depression during those years, and it hurt my marriage and...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-05-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,408
Posted By jennchsm
DS (a 29 weeker) walked at 16.5 months, 14...

DS (a 29 weeker) walked at 16.5 months, 14 months adjusted. That was a full month before his FT cousin who was born a few days after his due date, so I never really worried. :-)
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-26-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by Harmony08...

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Originally Posted by Harmony08 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14982486)
After a lot of research, talking with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by mamaluvs...

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Originally Posted by mamaluvs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14817299)
I too currently reading Kohn's book and it...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-16-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,504
Posted By jennchsm
My son (a 29 weeker who is now 23 months old)...

My son (a 29 weeker who is now 23 months old) hates loud noises and hissing sounds. He is incredibly disturbed by machines like vacuum cleaners, blenders, and hair dryers. He talks a lot about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-05-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Harmony, thanks so much for that aweosme post! I...

Harmony, thanks so much for that aweosme post! I C&P'd it to a file too! Would you mind if I pass that on (with credit, of course)?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
I'm currently reading "Parenting for a Peaceful...

I'm currently reading "Parenting for a Peaceful World" and find it very much in line with UP so far. Has anyone else read it? Has it helped you refine your ideas about how to implement UP?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by Devaya...

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Originally Posted by Devaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14679812)
I spent the weekend at a friend's, she also...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by joanna0707...

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I usually study in the evening when DS is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by joanna0707...

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Originally Posted by joanna0707 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14651436)
I had a great idea for diaper changes, we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,567
Posted By jennchsm
Well... an adult can choke to death on a piece...

Well... an adult can choke to death on a piece of food too -- that's why we're all supposed to know the Heimlich Maneuver. I know the above commenter had a traumatic experience, but by that line of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By jennchsm
We got our train set at IKEA, and I really love...

We got our train set at IKEA, and I really love it. It was cheap and the setup is very simple, and there is a train table option, though we just have ours on the floor. The trains are little wooden...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-03-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by sbrinton...

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Originally Posted by sbrinton http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14617431)
I have seen our 31 weeker do some actual...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-03-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By jennchsm
On many of the preemie boards I've participated...

On many of the preemie boards I've participated in, that's a big question: How long before my preemie "catches up"? I've carefully adjusted DS's age all along, and still do. He's technically almost...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-02-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By jennchsm
We bought one on Craiglist when DS was about 14...

We bought one on Craiglist when DS was about 14 months, and he loved it from the first moment we stood him on it. It's now where he wants to eat breakfast and snacks, and I can't imagine our lives...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Oooh, this sounds really familiar! I feel like...

Oooh, this sounds really familiar! I feel like I've been struggling with these exact same issues for a while now. My son is 20-ish months, so a bit older than your DD, but I can tell you what we've...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-10-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
DS is 20 months old, and we've been practicing...

DS is 20 months old, and we've been practicing UP (along with AP) pretty much from the beginning. The UP approach has been much more at the center of my parenting of late, for fairly obvious...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by SpiderMum...

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Originally Posted by SpiderMum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14261153)
I'm also getting frustrated with all the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-20-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By jennchsm
My sister and I both got our periods back 3...

My sister and I both got our periods back 3 months PP. I was even pumping extra milk to donate all that time, but it didn't matter. It doesn't mean anything!

Though I've been told that heavier...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-20-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,129
Posted By jennchsm
My period came back at 3 months PP, and the same...

My period came back at 3 months PP, and the same was true for my sister. I was nursing and pumping a ton of extra milk to donate, but it didn't seem to matter. DS is 19 months and still nursing. I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By jennchsm
We did BLW and DS stuffed his mouth all the...

We did BLW and DS stuffed his mouth all the time, but it wasn't a problem. As with most things in BLW, the point is that they're learning. I think they actually need to find out what their limits...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-18-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,914
Posted By jennchsm
I have in the last year quietly left several...

I have in the last year quietly left several preemie parenting forums and mailing lists because I was getting tired of wading through all of the negativity. I understand that many parents are...
Forum: Infertility   08-16-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,827
Posted By jennchsm
I'm heading this direction myself, so I'll be...

I'm heading this direction myself, so I'll be interested to see what happens in your case. We also did IVF w/ICSI due to MFI, and DS is currently 19 months. We are waiting until he turns 2 to start...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-16-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,461
Posted By jennchsm
Quote: Originally Posted by Devaya...

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Originally Posted by Devaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14239699)
My other friend lives in Italy now and...
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