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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
With all due respect, OP, I think you need to...

With all due respect, OP, I think you need to first get past your presumptions about how kids should act given the environments in which they may or may not be in at a given time.  Instilling values...
Forum: Site Help   09-10-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
Hi :)   I'm feeling a bit silly, but is...

Hi :)
 
I'm feeling a bit silly, but is there a general birth forum somewhere?
 
I see that the birth forums are limited to Homebirth and Unassisted birth.
Are there any forums where discussing...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,894
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
The real reason people buy onesies and blankets...

The real reason people buy onesies and blankets is because they can't afford to buy the items on your registry - or they dont want to spend the money on your registry. People would much prefer to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
You are getting closer mama...

You are getting closer mama http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Birth is much more than your cervix opening - your uterus is contracting, preparing for moving your baby...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
This sounds like learned helplessness to me. ...

This sounds like learned helplessness to me.

He's being the class clown because its better to be the cool kid running around in your tap shoes, than be the kid who can't jump, dance backwards or...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-26-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
Congrats with sticking with breastfeeding, well...

Congrats with sticking with breastfeeding, well done!

1.) When DS reduced his night feeds I used to pump a feeding if my bb's became too full. It was fine. And not to scare you, but he may start...
Forum: Gardening   09-30-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
Love those links! I started an edible...

Love those links!

I started an edible garden at my highschool - it was the best experience and a great success! At first I had other teachers joking about how I 'let the kids run around the...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I'm so sorry, that must be so stressful. ...

I'm so sorry, that must be so stressful.

Firstly, don't worry about CPS etc, that's not going to happen - you'll just make yourself stress over nothing.

Secondly, its normal behaviour for...
Forum: Gardening   08-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
If you can grow lemons then grow a fig tree....

If you can grow lemons then grow a fig tree. Every living animal loves fresh, ripe figs - from chickens to children, they are a fav!

I like oranges - children love picking and eating them...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
LOL - this made me laugh, thankyou. Before...

LOL - this made me laugh, thankyou.

Before I had children:

- Long Sunday drives to the beach were we'd lazily drink a beer or two and then think, 'ah stuff it, let's just lay here on the sand...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,623
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I am a highschool teacher in a large highschool....

I am a highschool teacher in a large highschool.

There is a huge list of 200+ students at our school whose parents do not want photo's of their children taken, full stop. You are not alone.
...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 806
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
The biggest risk is a primary outbreak....

The biggest risk is a primary outbreak. Unfortunately, you don't think you have had an outbreak, and that means you might be at greater risk.

I would take the valtrex - save yourself the stress....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-13-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I can't remember when I felt my DS flutter. But...

I can't remember when I felt my DS flutter. But 20 weeks is normal, you might have an anterior placenta, or just an easy going baby. Dont stress mama.
Forum: Gardening   07-12-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
That really sucks...

That really sucks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

If your whole garden is wilting and dying I'd really look into the cause. That's not just 'unlucky' gardening -...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-12-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,377
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I would get it checked out, particularly with a...

I would get it checked out, particularly with a past 2nd trimester m/c ((hugs))

Good luck and thoughts coming your way.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-10-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,818
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I don't think MJ has to do with intelligence -...

I don't think MJ has to do with intelligence - of course there are intelligent, wonderful, honest, lovely people who smoke MJ.

What I don't like is the whole bulldust that makes MJ out to be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
That's definetely a girl! Congratulations!

That's definetely a girl! Congratulations!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
At my DS's birth class they showed 2 films. ...

At my DS's birth class they showed 2 films.

One of natural birth - blood and all.
And one of a c-section birth. A cartoon where the baby actually came out smiling!!

Give me strength! I wanted...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-08-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I have 3 Isa Browns (rhode island red x) on an...

I have 3 Isa Browns (rhode island red x) on an urban block.

In my opinion - don't stress too much about when they stop laying. Yes, they slow down - but it takes a while before they stop...
Forum: Gardening   07-07-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
You can pick the male flowers, it wont damage...

You can pick the male flowers, it wont damage the plant.

Usually squash get male flowers before female flowers. You'll know the female flowers, they have tiny squash beneath them. If you don't...
Forum: Gardening   07-07-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
You need to get you compost pile hot and...

You need to get you compost pile hot and decomposing. It will be too hot to support mossies that way.

I'd add some fresh nitrogen - manure, grass clippings. And a layer of wet paper on top. Get...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-07-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
What is the surprising finding from this study? ...

What is the surprising finding from this study?

Big women end up having daughters who grow up to be ... big women.
Little women end up having daughters who grow up to be ... little women.
...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-07-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
Hope everything goes well! I just wanted to...

Hope everything goes well!

I just wanted to add that after LEEP your cervix will have always have a dimple where they removed the cells. I had LEEP in '04 and check my cervix as part of NP. I can...
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I understand jeteaa...

I understand jeteaa http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

I agree that natural parenting kinda came 'naturally' when my DS was a baby, but as they get older, things get so...
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,173
Posted By Greenmama2AJ
I'm a bit different. I don't think all of the...

I'm a bit different. I don't think all of the children having the same last name is so important. In a way, it sort of has the same patriarchial basis that you're trying to avoid by giving them your...
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