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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-21-2012, 11:54 AM
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Views: 1,448
Posted By lellian
Thank you, Doulamama. Your reply was full of...

Thank you, Doulamama. Your reply was full of good things to consider. Maybe I wallow too much in mama's guilt? And maybe she needs MORE responsibility? I think that I have also assumed there are...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-20-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By lellian
Thank you for your response. I've been checking...

Thank you for your response. I've been checking back and checking back looking for some mama's magic solution.
 
When DH is home he is completely 100% involved with her. He gets up with her before...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-19-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By lellian
I need some help. I need a lot of help. I am...

I need some help. I need a lot of help. I am burnt out on nursing my 29 month old daughter. I am at the end of rope at how demanding she is, how impatient she is, how moody she is all because of...
Forum: Family Safety   02-04-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By lellian
After doing a search on here for Radian and...

After doing a search on here for Radian and Sienna, I"m all kinds of confused about where the car seats should be placed in the minivan. We are looking at a 2012 Sienna. We have 24 month old DD in a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By lellian
DD is 24 months. She has been showing interest...

DD is 24 months. She has been showing interest in peeing on the potty for the last few months. We are very causal about this. She has the Bjorn potty seat on the "big girl potty"and when she tells...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By lellian
We do a multi vitamin every day, an extra...

We do a multi vitamin every day, an extra vitamin C, and probiotics. I tried an Omega but she wouldn't take it. Plus DD still nurses at 22 months. With all that, and a mostly super healthy diet...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By lellian
I was thinking about starting this very thread...

I was thinking about starting this very thread when I found your post! DD is 22 months, and although she is extremely loving, she isn't affectionate. . .except towards her little brother. She will...
Forum: Learning at School   10-04-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By lellian
Hi, I just wanted to update this post. After...

Hi, I just wanted to update this post. After meeting with director for the tour at the RE school I asked her about toddlers and the computer. She said they don't use them, the toddlers that is. The...
Forum: Learning at School   10-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By lellian
Thank you for your replies and incite. I'll have...

Thank you for your replies and incite. I'll have more information on Monday on HOW they use the computer in the RE classrooms. The other program we visited last week had a full on computer lab that...
Forum: Learning at School   10-01-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By lellian
The program we are looking into on Monday (that...

The program we are looking into on Monday (that I was most excited about) is a RE inspired program. ..but the computers in the classroom "to promote comfort with technology at an early age" bothers...
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By lellian
We are visiting toddler programs in our...

We are visiting toddler programs in our neighborhood for our 21 month old DD. I'm kinda shocked by the computer access offered to these young children. We don't watch TV at home. We won't until...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By lellian
Thanks again for the fabulous feedback. I plan...

Thanks again for the fabulous feedback. I plan on parenting how I've been parenting which includes a lot of communication with her. I have never baby talked to her, and don't wish to start now. We...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By lellian
What a great thread and good reminder of the...

What a great thread and good reminder of the awesome world of the toddler! DD is 19 months, and has been officially toddling since she was 10 months, but now the language has exploded as quickly as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By lellian
Hi, I just wanted to suggest a Mom's Day Out...

Hi, I just wanted to suggest a Mom's Day Out program if you can find one in your area. They are normally held at churches, and are really cheap child care. The only one in my area is one day a week,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By lellian
Thank you, mamas, for sharing your experiences....

Thank you, mamas, for sharing your experiences. Tomorrow, we are going back to the zoo. There will be strollers there! Ha! We'll see how we do this time around. I'm actually looking forward to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-24-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By lellian
Hi Mamas. I'm so appreciative of your responses...

Hi Mamas. I'm so appreciative of your responses that I wanted to respond back individually. Feel free to add to anything I'm missing or having thought of!
 
LLWR - I guess I didn't think at all...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By lellian
Mamas,   I'm trying to use everything I've...

Mamas,
 
I'm trying to use everything I've read in Connection Parenting, Playful Parenting, The Emotional Life of a Toddler. . .to gently guide my 19 month old daughter. I know these concepts and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-19-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By lellian
Thank you, Marissamom, for your suggestions too!...

Thank you, Marissamom, for your suggestions too! Daddy is only here on week ends so that's exactly what we do with breakfast time. I'll try to nurse them at different times. That might help my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-19-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By lellian
Amaayeh, keep us posted on your challenges,...

Amaayeh, keep us posted on your challenges, please.
 
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-19-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By lellian
Thank you for your suggestions, and for...

Thank you for your suggestions, and for listening. I'll try anything to maintain our nursing relationship not just because it is my DD security but b because she has done so well sharing mama with...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-18-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By lellian
Mamas,   I'm at the end of my rope. I want...

Mamas,
 
I'm at the end of my rope. I want to jump off a cliff. I'm over this. . .and we are only 5 weeks into tandem nursing my 5 week old and my 18 month old. I've searched and searched and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By lellian
Ladies,   DD, 17 months, has been diagnosed...

Ladies,
 
DD, 17 months, has been diagnosed with HFMD and a double ear infection. This is our first time dealing with HFMD, and frankly, nothing could have prepared us. This is day four of 102...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By lellian
last summer i tried the california baby line and...

last summer i tried the california baby line and didn't really like it. the sunscreen leaves a white glow, and the bug spray wasn't very good at keeping the bugs away. we are leaving for barbados in...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-31-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By lellian
Yay, I knew posting here would be a mistake....

Yay, I knew posting here would be a mistake. That's why I tried to end my post with honoring the single parents on this board.
 
Thanks.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,022
Posted By lellian
DH's sister is getting married. I think it's...

DH's sister is getting married. I think it's very sweet that they want DD to be a flower girl, but honestly, she's not ready and I think this sets her up for failure. She's not going to walk down...
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