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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-02-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By langdonslady
Funnily enough, it turned out I WAS pregnant and...

Funnily enough, it turned out I WAS pregnant and didn't know it yet, when I posted that. I did wean him, not because I think you can't nurse while pregnant, but because I simply couldn't take the...
Forum: Unschooling   05-07-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,958
Posted By langdonslady
{snipped} When my youngest was born I had...

{snipped}
When my youngest was born I had breastfeeding difficulties. I had a little La Leche League book pamphlet that I truly hated. It pretty much said "don't worry - it is natural" when I was...
Forum: Unschooling   05-07-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,958
Posted By langdonslady
Great poll! Aside from academic knowledge, to...

Great poll!
Aside from academic knowledge, to me, it is important that my kids not enter adulthood without basic human survival knowledge that is culturally transmitted, and the loss of which makes...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By langdonslady
Hi all! I am considering starting the weaning...

Hi all!
I am considering starting the weaning process with my son, who is now 2 1/2, despite the fact that I admire and appreciate CLW. I know the reasons to keep nursing, appreciate them, and...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By langdonslady
I relate a bit, though my DS is 2 1/2 now. I...

I relate a bit, though my DS is 2 1/2 now.
I was bold enough to nurse my DD til 2 1/2, and weaned because I couldn't handle the nipple pain and strong hormonal icky feeling I got every time she...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-07-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,499
Posted By langdonslady
Glad to read about this, because my toddler...

Glad to read about this, because my toddler (he's 2 1/2 in a couple of days) had a red, inflamed opening to his foreskin, and said his peepee hurt, so I checked him out, and upon palpitation, a blob...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,079
Posted By langdonslady
I haven't had problems with people being...

I haven't had problems with people being amazingly intolerable at my house, because I never invite anyone over whom I haven't spent some time with in a neutral location first, to get to know them a...
Forum: Games   05-03-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,179
Posted By langdonslady
175, grape nuts, but barely. EC, homebirth...

175, grape nuts, but barely.
EC, homebirth (Home VBAC to be exact), grow food, make own natural household products, make own toothpaste, wash bodies, hair, and laundry with real honest Castile...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By langdonslady
Her house, her rules, for her kids, but if being...

Her house, her rules, for her kids, but if being at her house means that your parental prerogative regarding your kid isn't recognized, then your kid won't be able to go to her house.
I don't think...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By langdonslady
Yes, the Yorkshire Gold is the best of the best,...

Yes, the Yorkshire Gold is the best of the best, and I found it at TJ Maxx too!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By langdonslady
Yorkshire Tea, made by Taylors of Harrogate (one...

Yorkshire Tea, made by Taylors of Harrogate (one of the last family-owned and operated tea companies in the UK) is the best tea I ever put to my lips, and in fact, nothing else tasted like tea after...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By langdonslady
I was totally on board with nursing past...

I was totally on board with nursing past infancy, tandem nursing, and child-led weaning with my first, whom I had struggled so hard for, to overcome serious nursing hurdles, and succeeded. I wasn't...
Forum: Lactivism   05-03-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By langdonslady
This is nice to read, especially after getting...

This is nice to read, especially after getting emotionally aggravated after a brief encounter in public with a woman I barely know, but who had a daughter 6 months before I had my homebirthed son......
Forum: Unschooling   04-26-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By langdonslady
Have to agree with you on that note. If learning...

Have to agree with you on that note. If learning math beyond what you will *probably* use in real life (which for most people is bare arithmetic) has no value other than the experience of having to...
Forum: Unschooling   04-26-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By langdonslady
There are a lot of homeschoolers around in my...

There are a lot of homeschoolers around in my area, and a friend and I are the only ones of the big, loose, friendly potluck group that are self-described unschoolers, but we also feel comfortable...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-30-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By langdonslady
I understand about the creepy crawlies, and then...

I understand about the creepy crawlies, and then finally being unable to handle nursing while pg, even when you know it is harmless and can be done, and want to. I had the same irritable, then angry...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By langdonslady
If it helps you to know this, my daughter wasn't...

If it helps you to know this, my daughter wasn't weaned until 2.5, and she has perfect teeth. My son, who is now nearly 2.5, has bad tooth decay across all four of his upper front teeth, and both...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-26-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By langdonslady
Just a happy note of encouragement to others. ...

Just a happy note of encouragement to others.
My intact son, nearly 2.5 years old, had a red look to the tip of his foreskin, and it was worse the next day, so I GENTLY looked at it, retracting NOT...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,835
Posted By langdonslady
Agreed, and it does give me the willies, how...

Agreed, and it does give me the willies, how many people have the first reaction of "there ought to be a law!" when they don't agree with someone else's choices about their own families, especially...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-26-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By langdonslady
Any BTDT advice welcome: This did not happen...

Any BTDT advice welcome:
This did not happen with my first child, whom I weaned at 2 1/2, being pg with #2 and having extreme heebies and wanting to be able to eat dairy again (joke was on me, as...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-26-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,178
Posted By langdonslady
If it helps any to know, my DD (my first) didn't...

If it helps any to know, my DD (my first) didn't get nightweaned on purpose, she just started sleeping through the night without a peep, in her own bed, after about 18 months. I weaned her at 2 1/2...
Forum: Allergies   03-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By langdonslady
I can help you make coconut whipped cream. Have...

I can help you make coconut whipped cream. Have done it many times myself, including stabilized with gelatin to make a whipped icing you can decorate with as you would the whipped cream icing, and...
Forum: VBAC   11-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By langdonslady
The ladies at ICAN (International Cesarean...

The ladies at ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) and VBACfacts.com are a treasure trove of information, statistics, and also been-there-done-that firsthand advice.
I was induced for...
Forum: VBAC   11-11-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By langdonslady
Aw, thanks Jen! And I hope we'll be reading...

Aw, thanks Jen!
And I hope we'll be reading your HBAC story when the time comes!
You are right about faith, and we who want to experience birth, aren't looking for guarantees. We just want an...
Forum: VBAC   11-11-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By langdonslady
You're welcome, and thanks for reading! ...

You're welcome, and thanks for reading!
Congrats on your VBAC as well!
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