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Forum: Diapering   02-10-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By dswmom
I have been fortunate enough to receive some...

I have been fortunate enough to receive some hand me down cloth diapers from a friend, but need to add to what I have. I've read about wool, cotton, hemp and still really don't know what else to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2006, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By dswmom
We're not into expensively, lavish birthday...

We're not into expensively, lavish birthday parties, but I love to be creative and have fun with the kiddos and parents, but this year, I'm coming up with nuttin'. (It's got to be pregnancy brain!)...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-09-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By dswmom
I saw on this site once an advertisement for...

I saw on this site once an advertisement for stretch mark cream that claims to "really work", but I can not for the life of me remember what it's called. It was formulated by a mom who used natural...
Forum: Women's Health   08-09-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By dswmom
I recently visited a chiropractor who had a very...

I recently visited a chiropractor who had a very convincing argument to get me and my family signed up for a 72 visit regimen in order to correct subluxations in our spine. While I believe so much...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,858
Posted By dswmom
Quote: Originally Posted by jkpmomtoboys I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkpmomtoboys
I agree that's a gross generalization. Maybe that's true for your kids but it hasn't been true for mine. I don't think our 4 hour a week preschool has ever...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2006, 01:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,858
Posted By dswmom
Quote: Originally Posted by maya44 This is a...

Quote:
Originally Posted by maya44
This is a thread about PRESCHOOL. Preschool is NOT day care. Some day caree may have a preschool component. But they are NOT the same. Some people may like to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2006, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By dswmom
I need direction. My cousin, a beautiful mom to...

I need direction. My cousin, a beautiful mom to three beautiful children, tried to kill herself this week. I can not believe these words are being written about someone in my life. I am in so much...
Forum: Women's Health   06-15-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,785
Posted By dswmom
Have you thought about adding the oil to a...

Have you thought about adding the oil to a smoothie? There is no evidence that the oil is there and my son (3) drinks it down without a complaint.

We use organice unfiltered apple juice as the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-22-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By dswmom
I found this book the other day and am just now...

I found this book the other day and am just now sinking my teeth into it, but I can't stop thinking about what the author brings to light. Stay at home moms are short changed in every aspect of...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-18-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By dswmom
You're right. I am making some assumptions---I...

You're right. I am making some assumptions---I didn't mention that my husband speaks to her husband regularly though and more information about how things are going is passed along through him.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-18-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By dswmom
Quote: Originally Posted by KatKirkwood ...

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Originally Posted by KatKirkwood
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/truedat.gif

I feel like a ding dong...what does that mean?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-17-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By dswmom
Thank you all for your thoughtful replies. We...

Thank you all for your thoughtful replies. We are more neighbors then close friends, hang out every once in a while, cookouts, etc. but what's bugging me so much is that I feel like her husband is...
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,858
Posted By dswmom
I'm guilty for not reading all the posts so I...

I'm guilty for not reading all the posts so I hope this hasn't already been discussed, but I just ran across an article this week that knocked my socks off. I have never been a fan of preschool or...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2006, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By dswmom
The best advice a friend of mine ever gave me...

The best advice a friend of mine ever gave me was this..."You can always have a job back, but you can never have time with your kids back." I don't know how old your children are, but my guess is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By dswmom
I have a neighbor who just put her son in...

I have a neighbor who just put her son in daycare after staying home for only 3 months after she gave birth. She is miserable. I have talked directly to her husband who makes the claim that after...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By dswmom
Hi everybody...I've been on this board for three...

Hi everybody...I've been on this board for three years now and have read countless posts about "babies who don't sleep", tired parents, confused parents, restless babies and so on. I used to be a...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,332
Posted By dswmom
Very interesting thread...I don't think this has...

Very interesting thread...I don't think this has been asked and I totally am NOT making a judgment, but I am just curious. Were the kids with sensory issues breastfed?

I read somewhere a long...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,540
Posted By dswmom
For whatever reason, I have been drawn to the...

For whatever reason, I have been drawn to the topic of alcohol use in families and wondering how others, who parent concientiously, deal with drinking.

My parents were not drinkers, but that did...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-05-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By dswmom
Wondering how others feel when their child clams...

Wondering how others feel when their child clams up in the presence of strangers. My ds, who is 3, is wide open, funny, silly, engaging, and very talkative with people he's come to know and trust,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,485
Posted By dswmom
Quote: Originally Posted by OakBerry Me to...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OakBerry
Me to dh "I was driving home last night and there were police cruisiers all over town".
Ds "Does that mean you're screwed?"...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-03-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,701
Posted By dswmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif dwsmom

How did last night go?

Thank you, Ruthla. Last night was fine after about 20 minutes. We...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-03-2006, 02:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,701
Posted By dswmom
My ds is 3.5. He's been a very solid nurser from...

My ds is 3.5. He's been a very solid nurser from the beginning. He still nurses to sleep, during the night, during the day when I sit down, really about any time the thought crosses his mind. I've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,485
Posted By dswmom
Quote: Originally Posted by conflictedmama ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by conflictedmama
My 3 yr old keeps asking me questions about death.

Anyone else get these?

My ds is starting to ask about death too. It's not something we've had to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-24-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By dswmom
Several groups have joined together to go up...

Several groups have joined together to go up against the junk food marketers. See blurb below. If you are interested in signing a petition to support their actions to help our children, visit their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,485
Posted By dswmom
This is hysterical! I think this would make a...

This is hysterical! I think this would make a great book!!!!

Here are some recent ones...
"Mom, when will it be winter?" (Temperatures have been very mild in the Carolinas lately so all my talk...
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