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Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-18-2015, 06:55 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By salr
Jumping on board to agree that hormonal birth...

Jumping on board to agree that hormonal birth control for women comes with side effects and risks. Only the gal in question can judge that for herself. Dealing with side effects like nausea,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-15-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By salr
Also, two is just a tricky age. Sometimes it...

Also, two is just a tricky age. Sometimes it might have been the nursing relationship that bothered my oldest but mostly I think it was just emotions bubbling up that would have come out otherwise if...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-15-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By salr
Setting limits doesn't have to mean weaning in...

Setting limits doesn't have to mean weaning in the sense that you'll stop nursing any time soon. It might help save your breastfeeding relationship with your oldest of that's what you want. You said...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By salr
What is it that you do when something like that...

What is it that you do when something like that happens? You seem to be saying that you do not disciple at all, but I don't know if that's accurate.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By salr
Has anyone felt they've gone too far in showing...

Has anyone felt they've gone too far in showing or explaining poverty elsewhere? Or had their parents go too far, in their opinion? I'm wondering where the line is between information and feeling...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By salr
Yep. On the journey and trying to find time to...

Yep. On the journey and trying to find time to purge, organize, and clean, while trying to also manage a household, raise and enjoy kids, etc.

It was much easier when it was just me and my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By salr
Also, I think she's demonstrating to you that...

Also, I think she's demonstrating to you that she's too young to make the decision, but she's definitely giving you valid input. Does she need "fun" or more time together with other kids? It sounds...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By salr
I don't have personal experience with this but I...

I don't have personal experience with this but I think I'd just say no.

Maybe you could make a pro/con list with her and she'd get the idea that you have a lot of knowledge about this and have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By salr
I'd be mostly worried about coming across as...

I'd be mostly worried about coming across as angry to your own child and possibly distancing her from you and making it less likely she comes to you when in trouble in the future.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By salr
You're right that he's most likely going to...

You're right that he's most likely going to tantrum. And it is hard. A couple things I've read before that helped me were that your kid can sense if you mean it or not, and if you're confident in...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By salr
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By salr
How to get to the Vaccination Forum

Can someone tell me how to navigate to this forum? I've never been able to find it except through the link at the bottom of posts I get to via New Posts.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By salr
How to communicate financial issues is an...

How to communicate financial issues is an interesting question, no matter what the income level. I feel like I'd rather my kids not ever feel like "we're poor." I think that's mostly because I see...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By salr
So true about "getting my body back." Time...

So true about "getting my body back." Time passes. Things change. It feels to me like that phrase isn't helpful.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-22-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By salr
I got the book from BeFit-Mom and thought it has...

I got the book from BeFit-Mom and thought it has some good ideas for gentle, basic things to do for muscles and posture postpartum and beyond. I think it forms a good base for further exercise. So...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By salr
It can, but I got in and out a couple times and...

It can, but I got in and out a couple times and it was helpful enough that I didn't care if it made things go a bit more slowly for a while. It did what it was meant to do- make me comfortable.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By salr
Check out family memberships for your zoo and...

Check out family memberships for your zoo and other attractions. It's often cheaper than multiple tickets.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-19-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By salr
I don't know the timing on these things, but I...

I don't know the timing on these things, but I never felt the need to freak out and rush to get my baby out of the water, but I don't see any benefit to waiting. I'd rather hold my baby, talk to it,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By salr
It was me that said adults would even freak me...

It was me that said adults would even freak me out on a catwalk, so I assume the OP isn't actually living in fear in general in her house. :)
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By salr
I can see how given your experience you might...

I can see how given your experience you might think it's b.s. But I've given birth and experienced not much pain.

I feel that it was a lot of luck (having to do with my body and my babies...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By salr
This is kind of a long term solution but could...

This is kind of a long term solution but could you use steel wires or something else architecturally interesting to enclose the catwalk but keep the feeling of the house?

Is there an age where you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-12-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By salr
What is she finding in common with the 6 year old...

What is she finding in common with the 6 year old and her dad, that she's not finding in her own age range? Is she gifted? Heading into puberty at a rate behind her peers? I was wondering if the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By salr
To be supportive and foster relationships: I like...

To be supportive and foster relationships: I like what the pp said about developing/ practicing social skills within the family. And I agree that there might be a group or activity she might be...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,348
Posted By salr
That was the most thorough and compelling post...

That was the most thorough and compelling post I've seen on this topic. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-17-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By salr
It's normal to not be able to hand express or...

It's normal to not be able to hand express or pump the same amount that the child gets? You being gone a bit recently may have made your supply temporarily low, and constant nursing and changing...
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