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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-07-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,663
Posted By Alstrameria
Quote: Originally Posted by EvansMomma I'm...

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Originally Posted by EvansMomma
I'm brand new to the Mothering boards, but saw this post and wanted to say hello...I live just outside of Sudbury (Onaping Falls), and would love to chat...
Forum: Diapering   03-06-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Alstrameria
Quote: Originally Posted by Nothingbutbreast ...

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Originally Posted by Nothingbutbreast
When I have "enough" diapers i thin out to sell and buy new oneshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-06-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,366
Posted By Alstrameria
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-06-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Alstrameria
That's a lot of valuable advice, thanks for...

That's a lot of valuable advice, thanks for posting http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

I have not night-weaned, or moved dd2 to her own bed, even though I'd like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-06-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Alstrameria
I find parents who don't question themselves are...

I find parents who don't question themselves are the worst for expecting their children to fall in line and behave like little adults.

It's the remembering that makes us better parents, even if...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-06-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Alstrameria
My 2 year old Evelyn is a ball of energy. She...

My 2 year old Evelyn is a ball of energy. She also wears her mood and feelings on her sleeve. She will on occasion (um, like almost daily) hit Sophie, my 4.5 year old, for one reason or another, or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-06-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Alstrameria
I concur BellinghamCrunchie. I give choices, but...

I concur BellinghamCrunchie. I give choices, but with my younger it has to be fun too, so I will mock it up a bit. For example I say in a tv-show voice: in this hand we have a lovely diaper made by...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-06-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,663
Posted By Alstrameria
Maybe we could meet in the middle this summer!...

Maybe we could meet in the middle this summer! There's a few of us in Sudbury (hi Steph!)
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-30-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,105
Posted By Alstrameria
I say combination because I was bf until about...

I say combination because I was bf until about 6months and then put on condensed skim milk because I was fat, lol. My mom's ob was very supportive of bf and my mom has been supportive of me. Not so...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-30-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Alstrameria
Quote: Originally Posted by SabDoulaMommy ...

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Originally Posted by SabDoulaMommy
Now I'm wondering. . .do I go to darling diapers & buy the potty pants pattern for my 2 yos? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif...
Forum: Diapering   01-30-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 691
Posted By Alstrameria
I use pockets for nighttime (all swaddlebees,...

I use pockets for nighttime (all swaddlebees, they seem like they were made for dd) and AIO's for daytime (I have a few angelwraps and I make my own side snappers). The pockets are customisable and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Alstrameria
For myself I could not be friends with someone...

For myself I could not be friends with someone who spanks their kids. I have several friends who are mainstream but do not hit. For me it's a stopper. I cannot abide it - it makes me cringe inside...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Alstrameria
I try not to user anger to make a point. I don't...

I try not to user anger to make a point. I don't think my anger is any use as a discipline tool. I try to deal with it separately. I also figured out sometime that I could be the bad guy who stops...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-19-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Alstrameria
I should also mention that I'm really loving...

I should also mention that I'm really loving this change, and my mood is so much better than when I was afternoon shift.

Jen
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-19-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Alstrameria
I recently went back to work, in Feb/05. On May...

I recently went back to work, in Feb/05. On May 9 I changed from afternoon shift, where my girls were with their dad or I, to dayshift, where they are with a friend of ours from 8-2.

They know...
Forum: Diapering   05-02-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By Alstrameria
What are your favorite wipes? hemp/velour and...

What are your favorite wipes?
hemp/velour and the bkt wipes from recyclebees!

How do you store your wipes?
On the diaper shelf.

Do you get a bunch wet at the same time? Use a spray bottle?...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Alstrameria
I think I have mastitis again, but it's not bad...

I think I have mastitis again, but it's not bad yet. There's a small inflamed area just outside my aereola and my nipple is sore. Can I stop it before I need antibiotics again? Please help!

Jen
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-19-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,083
Posted By Alstrameria
Quote: Originally Posted by yamilee21 I...

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Originally Posted by yamilee21
I think the crib/cradle/bassinet manufacturers and retailers in the United States must be behind these reports, because co-sleeping deaths do not seem to be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-19-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,083
Posted By Alstrameria
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gifhttp://www.mother...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-18-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,188
Posted By Alstrameria
Dd2 isn't really verbal yet, but what's cute is...

Dd2 isn't really verbal yet, but what's cute is sometimes if she's been latched on for a while I'll look down and ask "what are you doing down there?" She will look up at me and giggle without...
Forum: Diapering   04-15-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Alstrameria
I have some stuff on ebay that ends several...

I have some stuff on ebay that ends several hours before this auction :LOL Here's me: http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif:

anybody want med angelwraps?...
Forum: Diapering   04-15-2005, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Alstrameria
Quote: Originally Posted by Juliacat I have...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliacat
I have a pair of Bummis Whisper Pants that make him cringe. He says they're like wrapping your kid in a garbage bag.
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Forum: Diapering   04-15-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Alstrameria
smiley face...

smiley face (http://www.wahmchicks.com/item.php?id=79be8487026126cd71241ba21c1cad5b&PHPAUCTIONXL_SESSION=ff2d2278e4fea7634ee0f118e551b781)

This is super cute. I love red and yellow together. I...
Forum: Diapering   04-15-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Alstrameria
Since you are expecting your first and are...

Since you are expecting your first and are familiar with ebay, I would point you towards granitesmith's ebay store. There you will find the softest infant indian prefolds, which were a fine size on...
Forum: Diapering   04-15-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Alstrameria
newborn to 21 lbs is a huge size range, so I...

newborn to 21 lbs is a huge size range, so I doubt the cover will last that whole time. I'd buy a small. I think even the small will be big on a new baby, but she'll grow into it!
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