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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By ariatrance
The key with oil is to not use too much, just...

The key with oil is to not use too much, just enough. When I had hair right past my shoulders, so 12-14 inches from scalp to ends, I used about a dime-sized amount of oil for my entire head,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By ariatrance
I have not had to deal with this situation for...

I have not had to deal with this situation for my children but only for myself! I've got the curls and have long hated my hair, only really growing to love it in my late 20s. My mother also has...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By ariatrance
Congratulations and wow! What a life change all...

Congratulations and wow! What a life change all at once for you. It can be difficult in those early days with just one nursling but to have two, you are doing an amazing job - period! You probably...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-17-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By ariatrance
Thank you for your responses! I have an...

Thank you for your responses! I have an appointment set up for her in two weeks with a new physician, so I will be asking him to help us figure this out. 
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-17-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By ariatrance
I have been searching and searching for...

I have been searching and searching for information on what would cause random dizzy spells and vomiting in a preschooler. Let's just say there is so much information, I'm totally lost!
 
My...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By ariatrance
Thank you all for the suggestions and...

Thank you all for the suggestions and commiserations. While I can't do many of the suggestions right now, I know in the future some of those will be possibilities and will likely help us all stay...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By ariatrance
Can we be bffs, ~cassie~ and Peony?! Sure, I...

Can we be bffs, ~cassie~ and Peony?! Sure, I wish a mom who's further out on the road can say "It's okay, it gets way better in x years, you won't remember these times..." but you know, it is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By ariatrance
A baby seat would be very dangerous, in my...

A baby seat would be very dangerous, in my opinion, because of my daughter. She is ALL over him. At least on the floor, she hasn't been able to do any real damage but if he were to be dumped over in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By ariatrance
I'm really struggling today, overwhelmed with...

I'm really struggling today, overwhelmed with most of my life and really questioning whether I should have had three kids. I realize it is a bit late for that and while I love my children, I really...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By ariatrance
But what is a logical consequence to being...

But what is a logical consequence to being unkind/hurtful?
 
Yes, I don't try to 'control' or change every behavior. But it is constant fighting, violent fighting, absolutely not listening to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By ariatrance
Okay, after a few minutes of thought I realize...

Okay, after a few minutes of thought I realize my post is harsh, if accurate. Most of my frustration lies with my oldest and I have actually started us on the slow path to getting an evaluation by a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By ariatrance
*Disclaimer - this is written out of frustration...

*Disclaimer - this is written out of frustration and a sense of hopelessness. I am reaching the end point after nearly five years of motherhood, where something has to change deep down, completely,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-04-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By ariatrance
It may not be necessary to wean completely in...

It may not be necessary to wean completely in order to ovulate - the longer you go without a pp period, the more likely it is that you will ovulate before that first pp period. I got pregnant...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-27-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,677
Posted By ariatrance
What I haven't seen so far in this thread is...

What I haven't seen so far in this thread is someone's experience with both - it seems to be one or the other. So I'll chime in with my experiences and a suggestion. These were my experiences and do...
Forum: Allergies   01-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 535
Posted By ariatrance
Sounds like she may be adjusting to her new...

Sounds like she may be adjusting to her new 'body feelings' since she isn't eating the foods she's allergic to. Also, she could just be going through a sleep issue because of the decreased milk...
Forum: Allergies   01-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 535
Posted By ariatrance
So what exactly is she allergic to? Can you list...

So what exactly is she allergic to? Can you list out all the things you want to pull out of her diet so it is a clear and concise list for you to reference? There is a lot of food out there - it...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By ariatrance
Thank you for writing! I do want to see a...

Thank you for writing! I do want to see a therapist/counselor but I don't feel I can start that right now - my husband is possibly accepting a job across the country in the coming weeks, so we'll...
Forum: Parenting   12-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By ariatrance
I have really screwed up my kids already. I have...

I have really screwed up my kids already. I have a 4.5 and nearly 3 year old. I feel 'at home' with the UP style as laid out in the book Unconditional Parenting. However, I have NO IDEA how to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By ariatrance
Having two kids less than three years apart, in...

Having two kids less than three years apart, in my opinion, is very, very hard on people who already have mental and/or emotional 'issues.' Take that to mean whatever issues you want. I found it...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-04-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 104
Posted By ariatrance
Thank you all!   Eblindauer, I hope you get...

Thank you all!
 
Eblindauer, I hope you get an answer soon. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
 
And to those who know me IRL, please keep it hush hush for now. It is still so...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-03-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 104
Posted By ariatrance
Thank you so, so much for your support!   It...

Thank you so, so much for your support!
 
It turns out that the first positive test was right - I have a little yolk sac growing in my uterus. I had an ultrasound for another reason yesterday but...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 104
Posted By ariatrance
This is mostly a vent of my emotions for the...

This is mostly a vent of my emotions for the last week and I'm not really seeking any input but feel free if you want to.
 
 
After birthing my last baby at 11 weeks right after Thanksgiving...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-21-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By ariatrance
I never said we were carb-free. Grain free does...

I never said we were carb-free. Grain free does not equal carb free. Both kids eat a ton of fruit and did eat a ton of veggies until recently (like the last two weeks).
 
I have tried to use local...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-20-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By ariatrance
As it is apparent that some posters have not...

As it is apparent that some posters have not read my second post clarifying certain things, I will restate those here:
 
1 - we were completely grain free and dessert free for six weeks before...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By ariatrance
Clarifications:   We were strict about...

Clarifications:
 
We were strict about eating no grains (and not eating out except 1x per week at Grandma's which may have included grains for the kids/husband but not me) from mid-January until...
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