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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,182
Posted By Maria Van
To me this sounds like a bad idea. To a degree...

To me this sounds like a bad idea. To a degree something like this will depend on individual kids/parents, but if this is a solution to having time with the grandkids than that would suggest the...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,989
Posted By Maria Van
i don't make a big deal about it, but my 3 year...

i don't make a big deal about it, but my 3 year old does not get to snack if he hasn't eaten a meal. whatever he didn;t eat gets saved until the next meal, if he's hungry he can have his plate back,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Maria Van
i'm in glenside PA, which isn't far from...

i'm in glenside PA, which isn't far from chestnut hill. My son is older (2 1/2) but we're expecting #2 in may. If you haven't found a group yet let me know!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-16-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Maria Van
number 2 is due in may, i'm in glenside, so...

number 2 is due in may, i'm in glenside, so depending on where in philly we might be close...
Forum: Diapering   08-23-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Maria Van
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Intactivism   07-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Maria Van
i've obviously missed the meeting by a couple...

i've obviously missed the meeting by a couple years, but I am looking for other mothers in the philadelphia are to connect with who are also intactivists. If you know of anything going on could you...
Forum: Site Help   05-30-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Maria Van
 Admin note: A few posts were made to this...



Admin note: A few posts were made to this thread (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354408/examining-the-link-between-nutrition-and-vaccine-outcomes/0_100) taking issue with sponsored...
Forum: Diapering   05-22-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Maria Van
My 2 y/o son has started asking to use the...

My 2 y/o son has started asking to use the potty, he doesn't actually "go" yet but I like to indulge his curiosity in the whole process, but the whole diaper on/ diaper off process just so he can...
Forum: Family Planning   05-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By Maria Van
I have been using FAM since i got married 6...

I have been using FAM since i got married 6 years ago, my son happened the moment I stopped paying attention, lol! Its very effective IF used properly. I highly recommend Taking Charge of Your...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By Maria Van
Miranda, Thanks for the info! Its nice to know...

Miranda,
Thanks for the info! Its nice to know that others have at least considered this idea. I completely understand what you're saying about the difference between highschool and elementary...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By Maria Van
I know it will be tricky, and my wording...

I know it will be tricky, and my wording probably isn't ideal, but I don't mean that he would only go to socialize, just that you have to be realistic about how much learning he would actually do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By Maria Van
I got super excited at this thread, and then it...

I got super excited at this thread, and then it wasn't what I thought it was at all... My son is 2 so we haven't started worrying too much about all this yet, but I'm currently considering trying to...
Forum: Lactivism   04-12-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,202
Posted By Maria Van
women in third world countries manage to...

women in third world countries manage to breastfeed, are they privileged as well? I didn't say it wasn't hard at times, but so is every part of parenting. Sooner or later you have to fight for your...
Forum: Lactivism   04-12-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,202
Posted By Maria Van
Marketing is the only way it will be free....

Marketing is the only way it will be free. Hospitals are not buying the things they send you home with, the samples are donated as a marketing tactic, the same way that we used to get shampoo...
Forum: Lactivism   04-12-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,202
Posted By Maria Van
I agree with most of that, except the part about...

I agree with most of that, except the part about full time  nursing being a priveledge. It requires some effort, especially if you have to work, but its your child and its worth the effort....
Forum: Lactivism   04-11-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,202
Posted By Maria Van
I think blaming free formula for mothers not...

I think blaming free formula for mothers not breastfeeding makes about as much sense as blaming halloween for being overweight. The biggest problem is the hospitals themselves. Some are great and...
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