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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Does it ever end?

I have disappeared from Mothering for a long time. I have come back from time to time to read words of wisdom - for example, for my 23-month-old's hitting trouble, but many times I don't feel like I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Let me start by saying DD isn't teething right...

Let me start by saying DD isn't teething right now, but she does seem to be fixated on chewing on things and general. Probably that whole, you know, being a baby thing. She's 15 months old and the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-03-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I work 40+ hours a week in tech support for a...

I work 40+ hours a week in tech support for a major telecom company, but I recently accepted another tech support gig with benefits starting in a couple of months, so technically, as per my recent...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By ZoeStarshine
The only thing is, my diet is 100% vegan and...

The only thing is, my diet is 100% vegan and high in organic fruits and veggies. As far as intolerances go, there are definitely still things I could look at removing, though, like wheat or corn. We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-17-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By ZoeStarshine
This is what I'm choosing to do while DH holds...

This is what I'm choosing to do while DH holds DD for a few minutes for me to decompress.
DD and I co-sleep, I work full-time and take a few college courses, DH got laid off in October and has been...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-29-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By ZoeStarshine
So let me preface this all by telling you I...

So let me preface this all by telling you I don't have any insurance, otherwise I wouldn't be bothering you guys.
 
Anyways, I'm six months into my breastfeeding relationship with DD and 3 weeks...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Skippy918 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Diapering   12-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I hate to be that mom who starts new threads...

I hate to be that mom who starts new threads instead of reading back, but between the cloth diapers forum on reddit, reading old threads here and all the resources google has given me I AM SO...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-25-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By ZoeStarshine
It has always been my understanding that babies...

It has always been my understanding that babies are supposed to nursed on demand - as an adult, I don't even find myself eating on a schedule, let alone force my 3-month-old baby onto one. DD has...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I'm starting work at a call center 12/17 and the...

I'm starting work at a call center 12/17 and the hours will be 10-7, 5 days per week. I'll be making $10 an hour (so will DH, working similar hours), so I can't afford the typical $10-12/hr nanny,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-22-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I encapsulated most of mine the nigjt she was...

I encapsulated most of mine the nigjt she was born after we got home from.the birth center, but it was a bit of a task, so I ended up eating the part I didn't encapsulate the day after with some...
Forum: Lactivism   11-06-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hollyakamomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1362499/need-nursing-in-public-support/20#post_17162867)

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Forum: Multicultural Families   11-05-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By ZoeStarshine
First off, hi and thanks for taking the time to...

First off, hi and thanks for taking the time to read this :)
 
My father is Moroccan, but he was deported when I was young. Even before then, he wasn't much of a dad (although I worshipped him...
Forum: Lactivism   11-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I want to thank everyone who commented on your...

I want to thank everyone who commented on your thread. Each and every response was a big help for an overwhelmed new mom and I cannot express how much your collective support has meant to me. 
 
I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-12-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I live in Dallas currently, but we're hoping to...

I live in Dallas currently, but we're hoping to move back to Oregon as soon as finances allow.
I identify as a queer/bisexual woman mainly attracted to other women...and married to a male. I feel...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-26-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I love my husband. I love my six-week old...

I love my husband. I love my six-week old daughter so deeply it is beyond my comprehension.
 
I just landed a very low-paying, entry level job at a bookstore like I've always wanted. I'm feeling...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 14,358
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by Becky...

Quote:Originally Posted by Becky Wheeler http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340838/dready-mamas-2012/160#post_17074844)

I want them...
Forum: Spirituality   09-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nyssaneala http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357701/question-for-jewish-mamas#post_17040296)

Our family...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,401
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by awritermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-05-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,224
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bk_hope_2_b_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1309011/mixed-kids-are-cuter/20#post_16400281)


This...
Forum: Lactivism   09-05-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By ZoeStarshine
DD is 3 weeks old and the entire 3 weeks, it...

DD is 3 weeks old and the entire 3 weeks, it seems, have been spent visiting relatives (his mother, my mother, my dad, my grandparents, his, etc.) that all live within a 45 min drive. My problem is...
Forum: Lactivism   09-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by foreverinbluejeans http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330134/things-not-to-say-to-your-nurse#post_16688659)
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-02-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By ZoeStarshine
DD is 3 weeks old and I'm starting work a week...

DD is 3 weeks old and I'm starting work a week from tomorrow. It's very bittersweet because I am starting at a job I've wanted for a long time, but it's earlier than I wanted. I wanted to start...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-30-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By ZoeStarshine
I'm trying to transition to veganism, but all...

I'm trying to transition to veganism, but all the good recipes seem to require a food processor/blender which  we do not have and cannot afford right now. What are some of your favorite/go-to vegan...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-29-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By ZoeStarshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nourishma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1049587/isolated-in-dallas#post_13285504)

I am a SAHM of two,...
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