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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,228
Posted By lalemma
Quote:"Well I tried to connect with my...

Quote:"Well I tried to connect with my 3-year-old using NVC and he still hit me! He's not supposed to do that; he's supposed to be relieved that I'm listening to him and respond with "okay, mama, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,228
Posted By lalemma
Our child's school does basically NVC, so you...

Our child's school does basically NVC, so you have to take a communicating class before you can enroll. At first I had a lot of feelings about it, but it has been so great for our family, it's now...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-08-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,359
Posted By lalemma
Mamas, this thread popped up in my google...

Mamas, this thread popped up in my google search, so I'm bumping it.
 
I have a young three-year-old boy. He is really sweet and funny and weird and wonderful, but he is also...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By lalemma
I really feel for you. My 19-month-old isn't as...

I really feel for you. My 19-month-old isn't as nursy as yours, but he's been nursing so much recently that my nipples are totally sore, and for the first time since we first learned to breastfeed,...
Forum: Site Help   06-15-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 31,602
Posted By lalemma
MDC used to be a pretty serious echo chamber....

MDC used to be a pretty serious echo chamber. Frankly, I appreciate the change. And I have seen enough people say something similar that I know I'm not alone, or even in a tiny minority. I had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By lalemma
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by jenrett http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1314619/confused-about-shoes/20#post_16503685)
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-14-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By lalemma
We had our mattress on the floor for a long...

We had our mattress on the floor for a long time! It was especially awesome for the time when the baby was mobile, but not able to safely get off the bed alone yet. I've always found that being on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,430
Posted By lalemma
Joining you!   We're ready to tackle this...

Joining you!
 
We're ready to tackle this with our 19-month-old. We EC'd part-time when he was <1 year, but... I'm embarrassed to say that we totally fell off the wagon, so we're starting from...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By lalemma
Well, our little guy finally wore a hole in his...

Well, our little guy finally wore a hole in his Robeez, so based on the recommendations of many here on MDC, we ordered him a pair of Soft Star shoes. They came today, and I'm a bit startled by...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-04-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By lalemma
Our 33-weeker walked at 12 months actual (10...

Our 33-weeker walked at 12 months actual (10 months, adjusted). So far he hasn't had any gross motor delays. (He has also been really interested in standing, basically since birth. I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By lalemma
Our 18-month-old has always worn Robeez...

Our 18-month-old has always worn Robeez (basically slippers, with very soft, single-layer leather soles). We were at an event recently with a bunch of other kids his age, and everyone else seemed to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By lalemma
That's amazing. As scary as these things are, I...

That's amazing. As scary as these things are, I am kind of impressed by the gumption of these kids!
 
I halfway wonder if this climbing thing is genetic. My mama-in-law was just telling me that my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-08-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By lalemma
I really hear your frustration that you had to...

I really hear your frustration that you had to miss work, etc. And that stuff sucks, I agree. But I think I come to this from a different place. Nobody "makes" you sick. Unless we want to live...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By lalemma
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Quote:Originally Posted by insidevoice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-07-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By lalemma
Our 16-month-old is also a crazed climber...

Our 16-month-old is also a crazed climber Spidertoddler. There is no way that repeating the "don't climb there" message is getting through to him. He has heard it probably 10x a day for months, from...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,567
Posted By lalemma
I'm not interested in getting into a power...

I'm not interested in getting into a power struggle with my kid over something that insignificant.
Forum: Learning at School   02-16-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By lalemma
Do we have any founding families of either...

Do we have any founding families of either charter schools or pre-school co-ops here? I'd love to hear anything you have to say, and be pointed to any resources you would recommend.
 
Thanks!
Forum: Parenting   02-13-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By lalemma
:(   Sorry that happened! For myself, I just...

:(
 
Sorry that happened! For myself, I just don't argue with people. I'm not going to convince them, and they're not going to convince me. Instead I just head them off at the pass. "Thanks for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,142
Posted By lalemma
I'm befuddled by this story. Do three-year-olds...

I'm befuddled by this story. Do three-year-olds spend enough time at preschool that being invited or not to someone's party is a huge deal worthy of letter campaigns and meetings with the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By lalemma
We (two adults and a 14-month-old) sleep in a...

We (two adults and a 14-month-old) sleep in a king-size mattress on the floor. Family bed has been and continues to be great for us, and we're not really interested in making a change.
 
But......
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By lalemma
Ugh. That would make me really angry, too....

Ugh. That would make me really angry, too. Thanks for getting cranky on behalf of those poor kids.
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-11-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By lalemma
Hey - December '09 mama, right?   I'm in...

Hey - December '09 mama, right?
 
I'm in pretty much the same situation, except that my period came back at seven months. And he still nursed all the time and didn't really eat solids at that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By lalemma
(I also posted this in Breastfeeding Beyond...

(I also posted this in Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy, but am hoping for a broader pool of toddler-parenting ideas here.)
 
My 14-month-old normally nurses about 7/8/9 times in a 24-hour period at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,023
Posted By lalemma
My 14-month-old normally nurses about 7/8/9...

My 14-month-old normally nurses about 7/8/9 times in a 24-hour period at this point, including during the night (he sleeps with us, so I'm not totally aware of how often he nurses at night. At least...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By lalemma
That kind of visit wouldn't be okay with me. I...

That kind of visit wouldn't be okay with me. I don't know how much training your homeopath has in early childhood development - have you asked? Do you feel comfortable trusting him as a...
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