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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-24-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By tooraloora
I used to dust avocado cubes with nutritional...

I used to dust avocado cubes with nutritional yeast, and roll banana slices in oats. Some people use crushed cereal. 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-24-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By tooraloora
As long as baby is happy, keeping her weight up,...

As long as baby is happy, keeping her weight up, and growing normally, I really wouldn't worry. There have been many times my kids have seemed to subsist on air, but it has always just been a phase....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By tooraloora
I get a pretty reasonable amount of me time...

I get a pretty reasonable amount of me time these days. We have a nice, fenced in backyard with a garden, which happens to be a fantastic educational opportunity. Here, if the sun is up, the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By tooraloora
When I'm getting ready to lose it, I kick the...

When I'm getting ready to lose it, I kick the kids out. We have a nice, fenced in back yard, which they are supposed to be in for the most part when the sun is up anyways. We don't do a lot of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-17-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By tooraloora
It depends on the circumstances. If DS is having...

It depends on the circumstances. If DS is having a meltdown because he's been overstimulated, I pick him up and move him to a quiet room and sit beside him until he is ready to be comforted (which...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By tooraloora
My 2 year old can be a complete and total...

My 2 year old can be a complete and total sweetheart, and then try out for a role in the next Exorcist at the drop of a hat. I've noticed with him that he gets overstimulated really easy, and things...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By tooraloora
We discuss words and look things up when DD has...

We discuss words and look things up when DD has the urge, but for when she wants to write, I just got her a dictionary and taught her how to look words up. That way she can check words she isn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By tooraloora
My DD is 8 and has specifically asked for a...

My DD is 8 and has specifically asked for a penpal several times. She's obsessed with fairies, dragons, and talking. She also loves dancing and reading. She has a little brother (almost 3), a dog, a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-05-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By tooraloora
Everyone has a different comfort level. My ex...

Everyone has a different comfort level. My ex and his girlfriend requested this past fall that I send 2 year old DS from Florida to Kentucky for the entire summer, despite the facts that DS is two,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-05-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By tooraloora
My kids are with me 24 hours a day just about...

My kids are with me 24 hours a day just about every day, so lord knows I totally get the need for me time, but I worry that two weeks may be just too much too soon. How frequently does he visit his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By tooraloora
With DD (8 now) at that age, wiping was a huge...

With DD (8 now) at that age, wiping was a huge problem. It resolved pretty much instantly when we switched to family cloth. I made two-ply squares from the massive quantities of receiving blankets...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-05-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By tooraloora
I've never been separated from my nursling for...

I've never been separated from my nursling for more than an overnight, so I can't really speak from experience on the breastfeeding end of this. However, I'm wondering if it is really necessary to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-02-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tooraloora
Quote:Originally Posted by mountain...

Quote:Originally Posted by mountain ma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384360/occasional-formula-ok-for-ebf-9mo#post_17372867)
I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-21-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Posted By tooraloora
Imo, the after pains weren't bad at all (with...

Imo, the after pains weren't bad at all (with either babe), and it didn't last long. I noticed more pain during let down, though only with my second, and it was still very much bearable. Though I've...
Forum: Intact Care   05-17-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By tooraloora
Most boys don't retract until puberty, sometimes...

Most boys don't retract until puberty, sometimes later, sometimes never (which is only a problem if it is uncomfortable for him). If he's still in diapers, I doubt he's of an age where this is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-17-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Posted By tooraloora
Breastfeeding my first child was a disaster. I...

Breastfeeding my first child was a disaster. I had everything people told me I had to have. Had the boppy, lanolin nipple cream, a good pump, all the stuff I needed to go along with the pump,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,253
Posted By tooraloora
Your hearing is fine. Cells phones really do...

Your hearing is fine. Cells phones really do sound fuzzy and crappy. Cell phones are one of the modern conveniences I love, but I hate that they've taken the place of regular phones. I especially...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-14-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,253
Posted By tooraloora
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Smokering http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383355/im-shocked-people-still-use#post_17356566)

Intriguing....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,253
Posted By tooraloora
I tend to be more surprised over things people...

I tend to be more surprised over things people have begun using, rather than old technologies they still use. But then, I'm weird. I'm 26, yet I prefer a treadle sewing machine to an electric, hands...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,117
Posted By tooraloora
I was 18 when I gave birth to my DD. My DS was...

I was 18 when I gave birth to my DD. My DS was born one day after my 24th birthday.
Forum: Waldorf   05-01-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,265
Posted By tooraloora
I pushed my DD (8 now) to learn from the...

I pushed my DD (8 now) to learn from the beginning. By the time she was my DS' age (2 nearly 3), she knew the entire alphabet in order, her colors, and could count (up to 15, if I remember...
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,977
Posted By tooraloora
There's no reason for big families to bother me....

There's no reason for big families to bother me. If a large family showed up on my doorstep and let 20 kids loose to wreck my garden, I might be bothered, but otherwise, it isn't my concern. I feel...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-28-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,640
Posted By tooraloora
It drives me nuts when people invite us over for...

It drives me nuts when people invite us over for dinner. Crazy, right? Myself and both children are allergic to cow milk, DD and I can't have gluten, and neither DS or myself eat meat. I'm allergic...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By tooraloora
It's possible. I've known mothers down here who...

It's possible. I've known mothers down here who are excellent at keeping a near sterile home. I am not one of them, though, and I won't say I never forget or just plain don't find time. Thankfully,...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By tooraloora
I live in Southern Florida, and have for the...

I live in Southern Florida, and have for the better part of 11 years. I do not use chemical insecticides. Natural options are a bit more work than signing a contract with a pest control company, but...
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