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Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have to agree that it's just hard and...

I have to agree that it's just hard and never-ending...but one thing that does help, for me, is to have a schedule so that I don't waste time trying to decide what's most important to do first. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-20-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,997
Posted By EnviroBecca
I thought I'd update this thread with my...

I thought I'd update this thread with my experience after the second birth:

Again, my water did not break on its own and was broken by the midwife, so I was not walking around leaking in labor.
...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-20-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By EnviroBecca
Oh, I'm aware that there are historic reasons and...

Oh, I'm aware that there are historic reasons and also spiritual reasons for praying that way! I didn't mean to say that those behaviors are evidence that a lot of Jews are a little bit autistic or...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-19-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By EnviroBecca
There's a clear association between appendicitis...

There's a clear association between appendicitis and having an appendix, but we don't perform appendectomies on newborns or on anyone who doesn't have appendicitis.

There is about an 8 in 100...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-19-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By EnviroBecca
Mitchell756 wrote: Applejuice wrote:Correlation...

Mitchell756 wrote:
Applejuice wrote:Correlation is not the same thing as causation. I am opposed to circumcision, and the study linked in the OP looks like it was well done, but that still doesn't...
Forum: Lactivism   03-09-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By EnviroBecca
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had not seen or heard about the ad at all. I agree, it's trying to make the difference between breastmilk and formula seem like a pointless controversy...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By EnviroBecca
18 months after my first child. He was still...

18 months after my first child. He was still nursing every hour, like clockwork, from about 8pm-midnight and 5am-8am, with typically one nursing in the middle of the night. I was working part-time,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By EnviroBecca
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/...

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/3/e631.full
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/23/us-breastfeeding-puberty-idUSBRE87M0HJ20120823

It looks like this question has not been...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By EnviroBecca
I've actually been wearing the same style of bra...

I've actually been wearing the same style of bra I was wearing before and during pregnancy. It has "convertible straps" meaning they detach from the top of the cup with a click-fastener so that you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-09-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By EnviroBecca
It's really hard to give advice without knowing...

It's really hard to give advice without knowing how old your son is. Mine was older than most when he became a big brother. The one piece of advice I have that is applicable to any age is to make...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-31-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 472
Posted By EnviroBecca
Hey, Linda, I don't mind at all that you quoted...

Hey, Linda, I don't mind at all that you quoted so extensively from my article or that you didn't edit it for language, but the MDC user agreement says not to quote >100 words of someone else's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By EnviroBecca
Our biggest problem is keeping up with the...

Our biggest problem is keeping up with the chores. I recently wrote about how I get all the laundry done (http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2015/01/13/the-4-day-laundry-plan/) because that's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By EnviroBecca
Making more food available BEFORE family...

Making more food available BEFORE family dinnertime may help. Is there a time of day when she does eat steadily? Different people have different eating patterns; my son, since he was 2 or 3, has...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 472
Posted By EnviroBecca
It sounds like both you and your daughter would...

It sounds like both you and your daughter would prefer a department that's actively recruiting women, which is fine. But just in case any of the colleges that aren't doing this remain on her list, I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 472
Posted By EnviroBecca
I set this thread aside in a separate tab while I...

I set this thread aside in a separate tab while I was pumping, so I missed your second post until I had posted mine. I'm glad you have plans for visiting.

This is a really interesting issue. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 472
Posted By EnviroBecca
Do you know anyone who is a current college...

Do you know anyone who is a current college student of similar academic caliber? That could be a good person to help your daughter separate the hype from the important details. I did this for my...
Forum: Parenting   01-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By EnviroBecca
No, I would make a plan with my child for what to...

No, I would make a plan with my child for what to do if he gets home and nobody is there. (He does not take a school bus--he walks--but we do have such a plan: Go to his friend across the street...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By EnviroBecca
My son NEVER wore a pull-up ever. We took road...

My son NEVER wore a pull-up ever. We took road trips on both the PA Turnpike and the NY Thruway within the first 3 months he was toilet-trained, and he had no accidents. We made a point of stopping...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By EnviroBecca
We have had this kind of problem too. My partner...

We have had this kind of problem too. My partner uses the same approach as Jaynee Ann's, and it doesn't work very well on our son. I think there are two reasons: (1) It is totally about the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By EnviroBecca
I think this is within the realm of...

I think this is within the realm of developmentally normal, and she's just very different from your daughter. That said, there are things you can do to help her learn to follow the rules. Linda's...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By EnviroBecca
Can I teach my daughter to pee neatly?

She's only 8 months old, but I am thinking ahead. :smile: I'm wondering if I can teach her this habit that works for me, or if it will complicate things unnecessarily.

When I was a teenager, I...
Forum: Diapering   01-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By EnviroBecca
I liked the Cloth-Eez Workhorse fitted diapers...

I liked the Cloth-Eez Workhorse fitted diapers for my newborn and then Mother-Ease one-size fitted diapers starting around 4 months. Dappi pull-on nylon covers are perfect over any fitted diapers. ...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have no experience with the Lily Cup, only the...

I have no experience with the Lily Cup, only the Diva and Keeper, but there is a "dance" that can help a cup open: Rotate your hips as if twirling a hula hoop. Then do some high marching steps. ...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-20-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By EnviroBecca
I wash my hair with white vinegar. It's cheap...

I wash my hair with white vinegar. It's cheap and easy to find in stores, and it works really well!
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2008/12/31/vinegar-hairwashing/
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-20-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 35
Posted By EnviroBecca
Here is a lot of detail on how and why I wash my...

Here is a lot of detail on how and why I wash my hair with white vinegar:
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2008/12/31/vinegar-hairwashing/
I love it not just for dandruff prevention but also...
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