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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I have a friend whose child had behavior like...

I have a friend whose child had behavior like this-  she was diagnosed with OCD, they found an appropriate medication and she went to a preschool (and now Kgarten) with a great special ed teacher...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By tryinghardmomma
It's not bribes.     My mother always told...

It's not bribes.  
 
My mother always told me-  We can all be bought, we're just haggling over the price.
 
She has a price, too.  And since she's 2, I can promise you it's a really really cheap...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By tryinghardmomma
Some of my experiences:  take what works for you...

Some of my experiences:  take what works for you and leave the rest :) 
 
When I worked in a daycare center in the years B.K. most of the children lay down for naps. But throughout the years I...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-12-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By tryinghardmomma
BTW the carbo addiction and choking and fighting...

BTW the carbo addiction and choking and fighting and stealing to get carbs is exactly where we were too.. What is that book... The Sugar something.... it is totally candidiasis, and it can affect...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-12-2005, 02:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By tryinghardmomma
When they ask about vax, they usually say "Is he...

When they ask about vax, they usually say "Is he up to date" and I answer "He has everything he needs." Which he does, from my POV.

But I wouldn't call the cops. I've known people who do it and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-12-2005, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By tryinghardmomma
Wait til you have your fifth baby and your...

Wait til you have your fifth baby and your HUSBAND lets the baby lick Doritoes at 5 WEEKS OLD. My husband says if I get to BREASTFEED the baby, HE gets to feed it ice cream. At 2 mos.

I started...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-12-2005, 02:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,880
Posted By tryinghardmomma
Well... eventually they do get old enough that...

Well... eventually they do get old enough that you wish you could afford piano, violin, dance, theater arts, gymnastics.... I have six kids, and they each have a passion to learn something but we...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-12-2005, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I'd love a park 6-7 blocks from me. The walk...

I'd love a park 6-7 blocks from me. The walk over there would do my tushy good. LOL
As it is, I can use the playground in a church yard 3 blocks away, or drive a few miles over to the next nearest...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-12-2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By tryinghardmomma
You know what my Dh said? They only touch it...

You know what my Dh said? They only touch it once.... Seriously, he also pointed out that the parts of the stove that stick out and are tempting tend to be less hot-- the handles, for instance-- yet...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-09-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,559
Posted By tryinghardmomma
What about Elimination Communication? My last 3...

What about Elimination Communication? My last 3 babies have pooped exclusively in the potty since 3-5 mos of age. The first few months, it's just breastmilk poop. I wouldn't have any problem at all...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-09-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I was just pining for a woodstove. I miss it. We...

I was just pining for a woodstove. I miss it. We had a woodstove from 96 to 98, my kids were 2 1/2 and 9 mos when we moved in and 4 1/2, 2 1/2 and 18 mos when we moved out. No one ever got burned....
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,372
Posted By tryinghardmomma
Just got mine. 19 mos 10 days.

Just got mine. 19 mos 10 days.
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-31-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By tryinghardmomma
You might also ask at the hospital or even go so...

You might also ask at the hospital or even go so far as to find the floor nurse where you'd be if you stayed at the hospital. You could ask if your partner could bring your nursing child to you and...
Forum: Women's Health   07-31-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By tryinghardmomma
You are going about it the wrong way. Try the...

You are going about it the wrong way. Try the garlic from the other direction. I can't swallow garlic either. I peel the clove, cut the hard end off, and then roll the clove on the counter under my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5,047
Views: 452,314
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I had a lot of trouble breastfeeding my first...

I had a lot of trouble breastfeeding my first three. My third was very high-needs and was the first one that I seriously slung 24/7 and coslept. When he was about 17 mos old and not walking, my Mom...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-31-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By tryinghardmomma
So you are talking about one of the kids who is...

So you are talking about one of the kids who is almost 8 or 9? MANY children this age do this once. Of course you feel angry. It's very embarrassing to think that somehow you missed something...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-20-2005, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I've had 5 2 year olds, and now a 19 mos old...

I've had 5 2 year olds, and now a 19 mos old too.

1- weaned @ 4 mos. At 2 was 26 lbs.
2- weaned @ 6 weeks. At 2 was 21 lbs.
3- weaned @ 9 weeks. At 2 was 27 lbs.
4- weaned @ 1 year. At 2 was...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-15-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I voted for my last birth only. My last birth...

I voted for my last birth only. My last birth was planned UC and also UP. I woke up with my water breaking at about 1:45 a.m. and she was born at 3:23 a.m. Less than 2 hours.

My previous birth...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-13-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By tryinghardmomma
If your income is low, contact your local WIC...

If your income is low, contact your local WIC office. They might have a breastfeeding peer counselor program, a LC on staff, or even hospital grade pumps you can check out for a month.

Many moms...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-22-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I have had times like that too. It's hard, when...

I have had times like that too. It's hard, when they aren't using their manners. The thing is, while we want to respect their need to nurse, they also are old enough to have some empathy towards OUR...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-21-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By tryinghardmomma
Well, we had the party, and he got the gift......

Well, we had the party, and he got the gift... but he just sometimes slips. Once it was when I was nursing his sister to get her warm after swimming in April or early May, and well my cleavage WAS...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-20-2005, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I also had a son 29 mos old when baby was born....

I also had a son 29 mos old when baby was born. I never thought to weigh him though, other than the WIC visits. We don't do well child checks either. I'm thinking he was 32 lbs at 2 years in Aug,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-20-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By tryinghardmomma
My baby was born 12/21/03 and we are going...

My baby was born 12/21/03 and we are going through the EXACT SAME THING. In fact that is why I came to the forums tonight.

So thanks for being here, Amy....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-20-2005, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By tryinghardmomma
My nurser was almost 29 mos old when the baby...

My nurser was almost 29 mos old when the baby was born. I think that's closer to the age of yours? How verbal is your child? How do you handle if he asks to do other things more frequently than you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-22-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By tryinghardmomma
I liked nursing a 2 year old. They start to talk...

I liked nursing a 2 year old. They start to talk to you. I got pg when he was 20 mos old, and within 3 months I found nursing on my R side to be excruciating. We were able to TALK about it, I told...
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