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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-18-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By contactmaya
My oldest is only 9, but this thread has made me...

My oldest is only 9, but this thread has made me think about how, as a mother, i can best ensure his interests are taken care of when he becomes sexually active. Respecting privacy and autonomy are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,230
Posted By contactmaya
By asking that, i meant, why the subject even...

By asking that, i meant, why the subject even came up in the OP's mind...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,230
Posted By contactmaya
I wanted to add, that i cant think of anything...

I wanted to add, that i cant think of anything more benign and innocent than two consenting 17 year olds who have been in a relationship for 4 years, having sex. I dont see it as a red flag in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,230
Posted By contactmaya
Having said this, it strikes me that the loud...

Having said this, it strikes me that the loud music, rather than the sex, is the problem here. Its a problem from the point of view of babysitting. If he cant hear, he cant respond to a problem...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,230
Posted By contactmaya
First, if they have been together for 4 years,...

First, if they have been together for 4 years, they most likely have a grip on the situation. Its hardly surprising they are sexually active. I have to admit, that seeing it with your own eyes is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, i agree the hot days present a challenge ...

Yes, i agree the hot days present a challenge that isnt there in the fall. I feel inspired and creative once it gets a little cooler, but feel more like zoning out in the heat. I think its human...
Forum: Diapering   08-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By contactmaya
Nowadays, its any peed on items together with...

Nowadays, its any peed on items together with general washing in a warm bucket of soapy water in the shower, to be rinsed whilst having my shower the following morning. In the past, with poop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By contactmaya
.its a great question, and i am glad you asked...

.its a great question, and i am glad you asked it. Now you have given me the opportunity to express this life changing process called raising a family. Having the first baby is life changing in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By contactmaya
I like your idea of allowing one hour of screen...

I like your idea of allowing one hour of screen time, and the concept of passive/active screen time. I think the issue with screens is they serve so many different purposes, that each purpose needs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for sharing, Its great to read how other...

Thanks for sharing, Its great to read how other intentional people approach these things.
Right now we seem to be defaulting to 'screen time after lunch only'....i like the idea of screen free days....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By contactmaya
testing homeschool routine-kids watching too much tv!

Im not your typical parent. I dont send my kids off to summer camp for the entire summer (i dont get it, i guess its for working parents, but people seem to think its so important). Instead, i look...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By contactmaya
I started mothering late, and had my now 2yo one...

I started mothering late, and had my now 2yo one week before turning 45. It took me over a year to conceive her, and i felt very blessed to have her. Having said that, i learned so much about my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By contactmaya
Are you hypocrite for taking a prenatal vitamin?...

Are you hypocrite for taking a prenatal vitamin? Are you a hypocrite for increasing your omega 3 intake?
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,835
Posted By contactmaya
I think this post is a joke of some kind. I cant...

I think this post is a joke of some kind. I cant imagine a woman who has gone through the learning curve of learning to breastfeed her child, and all it entails when balancing work and mothering, to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 243,450
Posted By contactmaya
You should clarify what you are talking about....

You should clarify what you are talking about. Your post makes no sense at all. There is no third option. Its either intact, or cut off. Maybe you are referring to a symbolic circumcision, then say...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By contactmaya
Our yoghurt routine, is that we eat yoghurt...

Our yoghurt routine, is that we eat yoghurt before bedtime every night, so its yoghurt, brush teeth, get into bed, read stories, go to sleep-my 2yo nurses.

None of my babies wanted to suckle all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By contactmaya
I just received a couple of books in the mail....

I just received a couple of books in the mail. Ill report on how that goes. In the meantime, i am doing auditory exercises in the form of memorizing poetry to a beat, and learning about different...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,288
Posted By contactmaya
Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to...

Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to be composed of omega 3's in a patented formula. I wonder how they got to patent omega 3's and why it is only available on prescription?

It sounds...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By contactmaya
The ability to listen and process information is...

The ability to listen and process information is the issue i am most concerned about... anyway, i ordered,

"Smart Moves' for some brain gym exercises, as well as
"Train, Brain, Hear"...i hope...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,815
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this extremely relevant conversation. ...

Thanks for this extremely relevant conversation. My kids arent there yet, but almost.... the trouble is, it will all be so different in five years...thats what get me stumped....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By contactmaya
You described my son-he grew out of it, although...

You described my son-he grew out of it, although still does it a little bit at 8. Now my 6yo is starting up....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By contactmaya
Anyone? Is apd and/or speech issues that use...

Anyone?
Is apd and/or speech issues that use these resources really so rare? Any advice greatly appreciated
(my sons speech therapist dumped us now that school is over, and still hasnt replied...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By contactmaya
I second the food intolerances point-try...

I second the food intolerances point-try eliminating gluten. It was a life saver for my ds2.
I also second the suggestion of audio books (not dissing thomas either, my ds1 still love thomas),...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By contactmaya
No real advice here, just commiseration. All 3 of...

No real advice here, just commiseration. All 3 of my kids, at some point, have been 'that kid.' I still wonder why my kids seem to be 'that kid' more than other kids. When i see other kids like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By contactmaya
When you say most foods, dont you mean most...

When you say most foods, dont you mean most 'processed food'? would this include breakfast cereals like cheerios? Organic gmo free breakfast cereals? I wouldnt trust ice cream unless i had read...
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