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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By VTmamadownsouth
It's such a long story, but here's the picture...

It's such a long story, but here's the picture today:
He is in kindergarten and has lived it since day one. However, lately he's been asking to be home schooled because he is having trouble getting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Both my kids are this way. The 6y.o. Has the...

Both my kids are this way. The 6y.o. Has the self discipline to lie still and do some meditation now, but he has to be reminded.

My 15 month old on the other, he will bonk around from one breast...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-05-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
DS1 is almost 6 and is particular about his...

DS1 is almost 6 and is particular about his feet. Socks must be seamless with no embroidery, and shoes must be very snug with the tongue lying flat and not coming up too high. The Velcro Sketchets...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-14-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
DH has a staph infection on his face that won't...

DH has a staph infection on his face that won't seem to go away. He's done a few rounds of antibiotics which have probably opened the way for done yeast to irritate his face as well. I'm trying to...
Forum: Dental   06-19-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
One of my teeth has been bothering me so i went...

One of my teeth has been bothering me so i went to the dentist to have it looked at. The filling on it was loose and there was apparently lots of decay underneath. So much so that he said i should...
Forum: Dental   06-18-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
One of my teeth has been bothering me so i went...

One of my teeth has been bothering me so i went to the dentist to have it looked at. The filling on it was loose and there was apparently lots of decay underneath. So much so that he said i should...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I'm not the mom i wanted to be. I hate...

I'm not the mom i wanted to be. I hate parenting.

DS is 5.5. He is relentless in his requests: movies, activities, treats, play dates. He asks for something more all day. He will not entertain...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
These are such great suggestions! Thank you so...

These are such great suggestions! Thank you so much!
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Update: Knowing I'm not alone and hearing...

Update:
Knowing I'm not alone and hearing success stories helps so much. Thank you. Just feelingthatsupport helps me to not despair.

We thought of a few more things that might give a better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Any tips on how to cope so that we don't go down...

Any tips on how to cope so that we don't go down the road of him getting into trouble, losing self esteem, behaving worse, us withdrawing etc?

The amount of constant attention via interaction and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-31-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
He's always been "high needs" or "spirited",...

He's always been "high needs" or "spirited", always been physical, but lately at preschool he's forgetting about how to interact with his friends. He wants to play rough, even when they don't. He...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Anyone had a baby like this?

Anyone had a baby like this?
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-25-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Sometimes he is very fussy and when i try to...

Sometimes he is very fussy and when i try to nurse he will latch on briefly, then cry and let go, then clamp down with his gums and turn his head. Ouch!

He also replaces the nipple with his hands...
Forum: Diapering   02-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
With DS1 we used BG 3.0 (he's 5 now). But only...

With DS1 we used BG 3.0 (he's 5 now). But only had 12 so the pul got completely worn out by the time he was out of them (2.5 yo). I tossed the outter parts bet kept the inserts thinking they'd come...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-06-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,776
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Has anyone had a total no-poo failure?  I have...

Has anyone had a total no-poo failure?  I have very thick dark blond wavy hair that falls just above my shoulders, and I'm so sad that poo freedom isn't working for me.
 
Here's my tale:  I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I know there are a lot of mixed feelings about...

I know there are a lot of mixed feelings about weight gain in pregnancy, and I have a question.
 
Since we all must gain some weight, whether you think that should be less than twenty or more than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
This is probably the silliest post ever...

This is probably the silliest post ever composed, but here it goes.  If you make it to the end, you're a saint.
 
Oh, and I should disclose that I'm 22 weeks pregnant, so hormones are playing no...
Forum: Waldorf   08-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
What can I do to incorporate some Waldorf...

What can I do to incorporate some Waldorf concepts into our home, even though the only option for DS (4.5yo) at this point is a mainstream, albeit warm and nurturing, preschool?
 
I feel really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,489
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I don't have any advice to share, but I wanted...

I don't have any advice to share, but I wanted to send hugs because we're there too.  I think it's easy for other moms to say "well, why bother with the nap then?  My kids haven't napped since __...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I'm asking on behalf of a friend, really!  She...

I'm asking on behalf of a friend, really!  She lives in NJ and was hoping for a home birth but her insurance wouldn't cover it and the fees were prohibitively high (I don't remember what they were,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Peggy actually responded to this...

Peggy actually responded to this thread http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358324/need-some-age-appropriate-behavior-resources#post_17048026, which I started in the preschoolers forum.  Very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
Do you have any links?  I remember reading lots...

Do you have any links?  I remember reading lots about at what ages (ballpark) toddlers were capable of grasping certian concepts, but I've forgotten it all.  I know it's kind of up to the individual...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I need to brush up.  Send me to your favorites!

I need to brush up.  Send me to your favorites!
Forum: Allergies   07-14-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I have a pretty strong gluten sensativity.  I've...

I have a pretty strong gluten sensativity.  I've never been tested so I don't know if it's allergy vs. sensativity vs. celiac, but through an elimination diet I do know for 100% that I cannot...
Forum: Homebirth   07-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,113
Posted By VTmamadownsouth
I guess one thing about the specific foods...

I guess one thing about the specific foods request that might be off-putting is that it was in the contract.  I feel like verbally requesting, or even on some later sheet running down the "preparing...
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