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Forum: Single Parenting   04-10-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By CalmCenter
My marriage has been tumultuous from day one. 5...

My marriage has been tumultuous from day one. 5 years of marriage. and it is so telling that we didn't celebrate our anniversary in any way. in fact my partner basically refuses to celebrate...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-10-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By CalmCenter
Im interested in this thread. I am a little...

Im interested in this thread. I am a little paranoid about someone who wants to interview people on here for money. i think that is pretty inappropriate, please look for your interview suspects...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-24-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By CalmCenter
I am 40, with a 4 and 1 year old. I was new to...

I am 40, with a 4 and 1 year old. I was new to my town when I was first pregnant and without any close friends. A prenatal yoga class introduced me to a few potential friends, and then we formed a...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-13-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By CalmCenter
Dear Mamas: I am 2 months pp after my second...

Dear Mamas: I am 2 months pp after my second baby. and my second homebirth. 
 
All went well. Baby is healthy. I am doing ok. I have a history of depression and anger issues are up a lot, pp. My...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By CalmCenter
Hi mamas, I am 5 months pregnant with my second....

Hi mamas, I am 5 months pregnant with my second. My first is almost 3 and an amazingly wonderful little being. I love her so much. I am considering filing for divorce with my DH. He has basically...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-04-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By CalmCenter
Hi Mamas, I read some old threads about this...

Hi Mamas, I read some old threads about this issue that helped, but I would love some up-to-date advice and support. 
This is pregnancy #2. I have a toddler. Dealt with depression last pregnancy,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-08-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By CalmCenter
we got a cal king in my dd first year. it is 8",...

we got a cal king in my dd first year. it is 8", made of natural latex (or some part of it is). I can't remember all details. but amazingly comfortable (we use it on the floor). overstock. 500$...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,118
Posted By CalmCenter
I live in Chico, CA there are so many things I...

I live in Chico, CA
there are so many things I love about this city. 
 
Park running the whole length of the city.
Bike paths are prioritized. Possible to bike safely anywhere in town.
Great...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By CalmCenter
Thanks for starting this thread and all who...

Thanks for starting this thread and all who replied. I am on #2 and deciding between midwife home birth and UC. I had a midwife for my first, but it was a disagreeable experience in some ways. I had...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-12-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By CalmCenter
hope this doesn't sound totally off base: but if...

hope this doesn't sound totally off base: but if you are in a state where it is sanctioned, medical marijuana can be a huge help in chronic pain, ptsd, and so on. My dh has benefited a lot from it. 
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-12-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By CalmCenter
Ugh. Here is goes. Dh is a good man. He has...

Ugh. Here is goes. Dh is a good man. He has challenges, that are particularly triggering for me. He works hard, but intermittently. He is not predictable and he often does not communicate. He has...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-11-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 702
Posted By CalmCenter
I didn't read all the replies. but here is my...

I didn't read all the replies. but here is my response to the original post: 
 
nourish your friendships. even though you are a homebody, you probably still enjoy/appreciate a few intimate...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-11-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By CalmCenter
nonviolent communication is a good one. i think...

nonviolent communication is a good one. i think it is the manual for nonviolent communication. 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-04-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,981
Posted By CalmCenter
I am in this same situation and looking for...

I am in this same situation and looking for ideas. My little one is 26 months and I am planning on getting pregnant within a few months. She only falls asleep nursing or in the car seat while we are...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,848
Posted By CalmCenter
Wow. I feel really bad for you. That is a very...

Wow. I feel really bad for you. That is a very unfortunate situation. I live in Nor Cal and had my baby with a midwife. Both of our local midwives don't recommend smoking during pregnancy, but would...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By CalmCenter
Oh! I love the photos. Nature provides the most...

Oh! I love the photos. Nature provides the most beautiful ornamentation. Thanks for sharing. We live west of the Sierras and east of the Sea as well... maybe right around the bend. wink. :)
Forum: Parenting   12-07-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By CalmCenter
December 6th and the holidays are coming......

December 6th and the holidays are coming... Winter Solstice, Christmas, New Years, and more... 
 
I would like to reform some of the traditions I have received.... primarily the materialist aspect...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-07-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By CalmCenter
Oh, I love the youtube video. I am pretty not...

Oh, I love the youtube video. I am pretty not christian. And I totally love this message. Searching for some non-material... alternative... relationship oriented ways to celebrate the holidays this...
Forum: October 2010   11-30-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By CalmCenter
I got my flow back at 3 months, even though I...

I got my flow back at 3 months, even though I was breastfeeding around the clock! I got a copper IUD. It has worked great and was painless to go in. I guess after birth it is much less painful and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-19-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By CalmCenter
I have some beautiful natural colored woolens...

I have some beautiful natural colored woolens for my baby... but we live outdoors a lot and they get dirty so fast! I would like to dye them a deep color. Any suggestions for safe, non-toxic dyes I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-11-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By CalmCenter
I had lots of kefir during pregnancy: about 2-4...

I had lots of kefir during pregnancy: about 2-4 cups a day, made with raw goats milk. I never had an ill effects from it, and it was the best middle of the night snack when I would wake up starving. 
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By CalmCenter
i've made lots of ice cream with fresh raw cream...

i've made lots of ice cream with fresh raw cream skimmed off my milk and it has turned out wonderfully. good luck. 
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-29-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By CalmCenter
i have a total blender, not as well known as the...

i have a total blender, not as well known as the vitamix, but actually more powerful and a little less expensive. still, it is a major purchase. i've had mine for 4 years and it is awesome. i...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-13-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,280
Posted By CalmCenter
my family is facing a similar situ. we are...

my family is facing a similar situ. we are looking at getting a yurt this summer. we found a regional yurt maker that uses all salvaged materials. but a good army/canvas tent could work well too. i...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By CalmCenter
I was so of the school: wait as long as...

I was so of the school: wait as long as possible, maybe past a year, and all that!!! Ha Ha... my little one got her first tastes just past 5 months. I was eating a plate of organic orange slices and...
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