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Forum: Queer Parenting   12-09-2013, 06:06 PM
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Great sweater vest!!!!  I have been crazy busy...

Great sweater vest!!!!  I have been crazy busy with work and the kiddos--so have mostly been in lurker mode.  DS2 will be 7 months old in a couple of days (!) and is currently:

around 17 pounds...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2013, 05:52 PM
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Wool socks stay on better than mittens (the long...

Wool socks stay on better than mittens (the long cuff!)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
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Asking the SLP is on the docket for this week :)

Asking the SLP is on the docket for this week :)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-29-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
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Hi, I have a 3.5 year old with mild apraxia....

Hi, I have a 3.5 year old with mild apraxia.  His speech has improved immensely over the past year of speech therapy--he is almost entirely understandable to us (parents) and maybe 60 percent to...
Forum: Site Help   09-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
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So, noticed the new topic headers (e.g. "baby")...

So, noticed the new topic headers (e.g. "baby") and was wondering if there was any conversation about the choice to head a section "mom".  There are active forum members who don't...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-24-2013, 06:07 PM
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We have a 3 y/o that's been raised vegetarian....

We have a 3 y/o that's been raised vegetarian.  And, he's fine.  And, all solids (under the age of 1) are just for fun.  Not sure where your pediatrician is getting her information, but, quite...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-23-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Escher--as much as preschool presents its own...

Escher--as much as preschool presents its own challenges scheduling wise, we have found overall that it is something that our son very much enjoys, it gives him time to be 3 with a bunch of 3 and 4...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-14-2013, 05:49 PM
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Views: 16,856
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esenbee2, I second the urging to call your...

esenbee2, I second the urging to call your kiddo's doctor.  Please.  
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-14-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Loving the photos and news--especially this...

Loving the photos and news--especially this group's multiples since a good friend is expecting twins soon and it gives me a hint of what they may look/be like (so happy for her and can't wait to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-04-2013, 06:59 PM
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Isa--we transitioned DS1 to a toddler bed with a...

Isa--we transitioned DS1 to a toddler bed with a rail (from Ikea) at 21 months--the rail goes about 1/2 way down the side of the bed.  We made sure the room was safe and put a baby gate up in the...
Forum: Babywearing   08-19-2013, 07:01 PM
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Views: 495
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With our newbie (we have a 3 y/o) we've been...

With our newbie (we have a 3 y/o) we've been using either the kinderpack (infant/standard size) or our babyhawk.  We have a moby that we loved with the 3 y/o but have found we really haven't liked...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-11-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
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Our baby has been sleeping in his own room since...

Our baby has been sleeping in his own room since 3 weeks--both of our kids have been initially welcomed into our bed but neither has slept well in close proximity to parents and this time around we...
Forum: Homebirth   08-08-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,757
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"Mothering questions routine medical...

"Mothering questions routine medical circumcision and advocates for informed consent. This forum hosts discussion of the reasons to avoid circumcision, the history of the procedure, medical issues...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-24-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Thanks everyone for playing along with my...

Thanks everyone for playing along with my question about gestating!  
 
Max--Aiden is gorgeous!  How wonderful.
 
Escher-hope the sleep clears up soon!  
 
Knitting--I second Escher on the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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I'm not sure if we've covered this before... ...

I'm not sure if we've covered this before...
but, I want to throw out a QOTWeekend...
 
How did your family decide who would carry your child(ren)?  
 
We've switched off (me first, her second)...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-16-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Hey Erin, with DS1 (the one I nursed) I had...

Hey Erin, with DS1 (the one I nursed) I had pretty awful pain until about 6 weeks (at about every nursing I would promise him that I'd nurse him this time, but I wasn't making any promises for the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,726
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MAX--jumping out of new baby land lurkdom to say...

MAX--jumping out of new baby land lurkdom to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  Welcome baby Aiden!!
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-06-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Prettyisa, they are getting along well--which is...

Prettyisa, they are getting along well--which is not actually surprising.  After my mom died a year and a half ago, my brothers and I saw each other together for the first time in 10 years--and in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-05-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Ummm, we are still not home (well, we were for a...

Ummm, we are still not home (well, we were for a few days), in Colorado visiting my side of the family.  It's the first time my wife has met them (we've been together 11 years...) and the first time...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,726
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Congratulations to:   Tourneymama,  ...

Congratulations to:
 
Tourneymama, 
PokeyAC, 
CocoBird, 
easttowest, 
Cordelia15, 
 
and welcome to: Anakin, Charlie, Amadora, Nathaniel and "baby girl"!!!
 
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-24-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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I have to work and will miss the pride parade...

I have to work and will miss the pride parade here, but we will go to the festival with the kids.
 
We just got home from the road trip.  All in all it was a success, that is, once we started the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-17-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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QOTD We were super strict w/ our 3 y/o's...

QOTD We were super strict w/ our 3 y/o's naps--we were home for them if at all possible.  For awhile tho' it was really hard because he napped 2 hours in the am and 3 in the pm--so 5 hours a day and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-11-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Sooo, update on the trials and tribulations of...

Sooo, update on the trials and tribulations of sleep at our house ;)  
 
H was exhausted so tucked in by 6:30pm...it is now 7am and he is still asleep (I suspect that he's catching up on rest and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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Thank you Starling!  We would actually love a...

Thank you Starling!  We would actually love a later bedtime, but when we've experimented with it in the past he started waking up at 4:30am.  Sigh.  I've been offering the potty if he wakes at...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,856
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I LOVE the question list! Quote:Originally...

I LOVE the question list!
Quote:Originally Posted by starling&diesel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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