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Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By joanq
Hi everyone!  I've been a long term member but...

Hi everyone!  I've been a long term member but not a frequent poster.  
 
My son is a young 1st grader (summer birthday).  He says he hates school, he'd rather be at home, school is "boring" and...
Forum: Diapering   11-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By joanq
I went to our natural food coop and found the...

I went to our natural food coop and found the Earth Mama Angel Baby ointment that was mentioned in another thread.  The ingredients all sounded pretty ok for me...we have a lot of sensitivities....
Forum: Diapering   11-30-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By joanq
My daughter is almost 10 mos.  She's always had...

My daughter is almost 10 mos.  She's always had sensitive skin, reacting to disposables as a newborn.  We then were using gdiapers for 4 mos, then she had thrush and began reacting to the gdiaper...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By joanq
We put doorknob covers on, a security chain up...

We put doorknob covers on, a security chain up HIGH on the doors and locks on the outside of our fenced in yard.

When we were out and about my son HAD to hold my hand. Always. He just turned 5...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-16-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By joanq
Have you been to Farrel McWhirter Park on...

Have you been to Farrel McWhirter Park on Novelty Hill? Remlinger Farms?
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-28-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,495
Posted By joanq
We are in the same situation. There really is no...

We are in the same situation. There really is no choice that fits for my husband (Mexican). I was surprised that Samoan, Korean, Japanese etc are all individually listed, but there is not a good...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-28-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,964
Posted By joanq
I'd never heard of or seen these before, but yes...

I'd never heard of or seen these before, but yes they are horrible! I can't believe people would sell them.
Forum: VBAC   03-07-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By joanq
I'm a little late posting this....my computer...

I'm a little late posting this....my computer broke shortly after my daughter was born so my internet access is limited.

Basically just wanted to tell everyone that I had an amazing VBAC Feb 5 at...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-27-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By joanq
We struggle with this. My husband is the native...

We struggle with this. My husband is the native Spanish speaker. I can get by but am not fluent. I feel like I speak more Spanish with my son than my husband does. He just reverts to English despite...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-02-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By joanq
I answered option "minor pain, no one has ever...

I answered option "minor pain, no one has ever tried to retract" for my 4 1/2 year old. He has episodes of redness and irritation that will last 2-3 days and clear up on it's own, has had since he...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-02-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By joanq
I put it in my birth plan DO NOT CIRCUMCISE. The...

I put it in my birth plan DO NOT CIRCUMCISE. The nurses still asked each time they came in the room, but I made it clear we were not interested.

Our new hospital doesn't do RIC at all...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-02-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By joanq
Sounds exactly like what we went thru when my...

Sounds exactly like what we went thru when my son was just over 3. The doctor had the same response as yours and prescribed antibiotics. However I gave it a few days and he cleared up without...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-02-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By joanq
Hi Maria, We are also a (partly??)...

Hi Maria,

We are also a (partly??) bilingual family, we live on the Eastside.

My son is 4 1/2. He understands Spanish, and will speak some, but certainly isn't fluent, so I don't know if this...
Forum: Allergies   12-30-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By joanq
Good point. I figured it would be nice to know...

Good point. I figured it would be nice to know and not worry about it if he is no longer allergic to peanut.

I don't like restricting his diet if not necessary, and we've restricted it so much as...
Forum: Allergies   12-30-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By joanq
My son was diagnosed with Egg & Peanut allergy...

My son was diagnosed with Egg & Peanut allergy when he was about 14 months old via skin prick. He had been having obvious allergic reactions (hives) when I cooked eggs at home.

My family has a...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-29-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,711
Posted By joanq
Quote: Originally Posted by MadiMamacita...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadiMamacita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14758285)
amapola- its kind of a mouthful- i think...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-27-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By joanq
Thanks for the suggestions! We have never been a...

Thanks for the suggestions! We have never been a spanking house, this has only come up as his last ditch idea when he couldn't figure out what else to do.

I just saw last night the UP DVD, and I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-27-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By joanq
We only have the one so far and he is just the...

We only have the one so far and he is just the age of your youngest. He tends to do the crazy thing at bedtime too, especially when he feels that we are rushed or any time we *really* want him to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-27-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,327
Posted By joanq
I would say definitely still read Unconditional...

I would say definitely still read Unconditional Parenting, but don't feel the need to change everything at once.

I read and loved the book, but I see it as more theoretical than practical. It is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-27-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By joanq
Thank you for your response. Reading some of the...

Thank you for your response. Reading some of the reviews of the program made me a little nervous about just the thing you said. That is pretty much off the table.

I'm pleased to say I emailed our...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By joanq
Anyone know anything about this program? ...

Anyone know anything about this program?

They offer it at my community hospital, and the description sounded good but when I looked further into it I'm not sure if it is what I'm going for.

I...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-10-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By joanq
These dolls are difficult to get right now, but...

These dolls are difficult to get right now, but will resume availability after Christmas, and she has all sorts of fun and different hair textures (even on her white dolls).

http://bamboletta.com/
Forum: Allergies   10-05-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By joanq
I only trust it if I can read the ingredient...

I only trust it if I can read the ingredient list, or it is another mom that I know VERY well and I can be sure they are telling me the ingredients from a home-baked item.

Popsicles are a...
Forum: Allergies   10-05-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By joanq
What we do every year is allow him to go trick...

What we do every year is allow him to go trick or treating, he really enjoys it! If there is a choice I try to choose something appropriate...but he can't eat ANYTHING until he comes home.

Then I...
Forum: Babywearing   09-29-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By joanq
I like a pouch for newborns, but my favorite...

I like a pouch for newborns, but my favorite carrier is the Ergo. I am about the same size as you (with DDDs) and the Ergo has been comfortable, fits right and worked with my son until after his 3rd...
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