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Forum: Homebirth   10-31-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By SilverFish
i had a hospital birth with a 35 weeker who...

i had a hospital birth with a 35 weeker who ended up needing a few days in the NICU. i had been planning a home birth with my midwife team, and because they had a good transfer policy and a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-31-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,675
Posted By SilverFish
I don't think I'm alone in being concerned about...

I don't think I'm alone in being concerned about how your husband is restricting your access to health care. I think that parenting partners should definitely make health care decisions together,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,900
Posted By SilverFish
Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357321/threats-with-knives-wwyd/60#post_17037636)

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Forum: February 2012   04-12-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,592
Posted By SilverFish
i'm so sorry for your loss. i am wishing you a...

i'm so sorry for your loss. i am wishing you a lot of peace and healing in the coming months and years. the loss of a child is something no one should have to bear. much love for your family. 
Forum: Unschooling   01-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,436
Posted By SilverFish
if you believe ideologically that schools are...

if you believe ideologically that schools are bad for children, families and culture, than why were you even asking the question? 
 
it's like saying you disagree with giving children pop...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-14-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,851
Posted By SilverFish
honestly, i'm okay with someone being a little...

honestly, i'm okay with someone being a little judgy, as long as they are honest with themselves about what they are doing. you see someone parenting a way you think is less than ideal, fine, judge...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-11-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By SilverFish
have you tried swaddling? you can even swaddle...

have you tried swaddling? you can even swaddle her first, then slip her into the carrier and once she is asleep, try laying her down. my dd loved to sleep on me, but she also slept very well when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-10-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,654
Posted By SilverFish
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by SneakyPie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335689/swaddling-a-second-look/20#post_16742670)
 
When a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,333
Posted By SilverFish
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 212
Posted By SilverFish
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mommariffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335265/daylight-savings-woes#post_16735059)

You guys...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,333
Posted By SilverFish
"super special snowflake" would be a way to make...

"super special snowflake" would be a way to make fun of a parent for being overly protective of, concerned about or wrapped up in the minutiae of their child's life, AND then proceeding to tell...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-28-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By SilverFish
OP, I don't think it'll work. My 18 month old is...

OP, I don't think it'll work. My 18 month old is down to nursing maybe once or twice a day, and has gone a day, night and day without nursing completely of her own volition, but I doubt that a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-18-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By SilverFish
I think you will be surprised. I started working...

I think you will be surprised. I started working recently too, and tend to come home past bedtime because of meetings or events at least once a week. DH had certainly done the bedtime routine in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-17-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By SilverFish
have you tried just putting him down? i'm not...

have you tried just putting him down? i'm not talking about cio, but i think toddlers often need to wind down a bit on their own without parental stimulation. my dd is 18 mos, and i noticed about 2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-02-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By SilverFish
well, i remember very clearly my younger sister...

well, i remember very clearly my younger sister doing it, and so in that case, i guess it is a "thing"! she did it with rice, usually. she hated rice but in my family we usually had rice a few times...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By SilverFish
i think a lot of parents find that it can be...

i think a lot of parents find that it can be difficult to adjust to the personalities of their children, when they are different from their own! i know i do too. my dd is a more reserved, quiet,...
Forum: Learning at School   08-31-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By SilverFish
for sure toronto has options for students to...

for sure toronto has options for students to attend other schools that aren't in their catchment area. i went to one myself, as did my sister (and our neighbourhood highschool was fine, we were both...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By SilverFish
probably a bit more than currently. we live...

probably a bit more than currently. we live about 6 hours away from both sets of grandparents and MIL is recently retired, FIL is a bit of a workaholic, so they have very rarely come to see us. i am...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By SilverFish
i only have two niblets, and they are both just...

i only have two niblets, and they are both just babies, so we do gifts for them. i will probably do something small for my sister if i think of something good, and maybe for my mom and dad too. i am...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,416
Posted By SilverFish
i think that it sounds like nothing.... but it's...

i think that it sounds like nothing.... but it's something that you need to trust your gut instinct about.
 
but in my experience, it would be very easy for a child to say and do those things...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-27-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,151
Posted By SilverFish
i think it's important not to conflate the...

i think it's important not to conflate the multiple issues in this particular situation:
 
mom is giving a lot of the day to day care of her infant to other people. this is NOT wrong. it's not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,452
Posted By SilverFish
car running, bad idea. hot day, (even a warm...

car running, bad idea. hot day, (even a warm day!) bad idea. but otherwise, i don't really have a problem with it. i wouldn't do it myself, and if i saw it i'd try and wait until the mom returned,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-23-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,221
Posted By SilverFish
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by gillibean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By SilverFish
i need to be more consistent about doing it...

i need to be more consistent about doing it every day, but i'm in the hold 'em down camp. i think it's one of those non-negotiables, like cutting nails and changing diapers. so i sit on the toilet...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By SilverFish
how many guests do you want? are you set on...

how many guests do you want? are you set on having a "ceremony" and "reception," white dress, bouquet and suits? the more traditional a form your wedding takes, the harder it is to keep the costs...
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