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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-01-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,872
Posted By DQMama
Wow, do any of you who don't see doctors have an...

Wow, do any of you who don't see doctors have an HMO? Probably not--I wish we didn't! We have a relationship with a pediatrician for school physicals and referrals. For example, E fell out of a tree...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-01-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By DQMama
I found out two Saturdays ago that my husband is...

I found out two Saturdays ago that my husband is having an "emotional" affair. We were sleeping separately but it still hurt. We have tried counseling in the past and tried very, very hard to stay...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By DQMama
I saw that no one had replied--my dd doesn't rub...

I saw that no one had replied--my dd doesn't rub my arm, but she does have to touch my belly button to fall asleephttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif She will be 4 in two...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By DQMama
This thread is very interesting to me, since my...

This thread is very interesting to me, since my oldest just started full-day K and my 3-year-old is in preschool 3 mornings a week. When our oldest was born, I thought, I will stay home the first...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-20-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By DQMama
I'm waiting to hear whether our school will be...

I'm waiting to hear whether our school will be doing this. If they do, I imagine most people will take them up on it. Many kids will be crying that they do not want a shot, so I imagine that a child...
Forum: Lactivism   08-08-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,687
Posted By DQMama
I was curious so I Googled "breastfeeding doll."...

I was curious so I Googled "breastfeeding doll." Look at this adorable Waldorf set I found!!! I want to get it for my daughter.

http://www.waldorfdolls.com/soft_mom...eding_sets.htm...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-23-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By DQMama
Our daughter nursed to sleep every night for...

Our daughter nursed to sleep every night for more than three years, and slept with us for all or part of every night during that time.

We put up her toddler bed three weeks ago. She was very...
Forum: Women's Health   04-27-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 25,818
Posted By DQMama
I recently read a novel about the Spanish...

I recently read a novel about the Spanish flu...I cannot for the life of me find it, either on my shelf or on amazon.com, but it talked about how they were just beginning to learn that...
Forum: Women's Health   04-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By DQMama
Hmm, I wouldn't mind my kids getting measles but...

Hmm, I wouldn't mind my kids getting measles but I would like my son to finish the school year. He loves school and his teachers and friends so much, and he would be excluded during an outbreak due...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By DQMama
I don't know your daughter's situation, but my...

I don't know your daughter's situation, but my sister decided not to vaccinate my nephew after a severe vaccine reaction that triggered his autism spectrum disorder. She found an MD who also does...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,428
Posted By DQMama
I got my second holes done a few years ago at...

I got my second holes done a few years ago at Piercing Pagoda (similar to Claire's but a kiosk-type place in the middle of the mall). I had never heard the guns were bad, but anyway, I had to sign a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-27-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By DQMama
I wake up in the middle of the night hungry...

I wake up in the middle of the night hungry almost every night around 3 or 4 a.m., even if I ate a good dinner and had a snack just before bed. I keep Luna bars next to the bed. If I don't have one...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-27-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By DQMama
We were in the same situation at Christmas, but...

We were in the same situation at Christmas, but we were visiting them. During the day my daughter was so distracted by all the people around that she never thought to ask to nurse. At night, I took...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-26-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By DQMama
Hi, I don't know the IL laws but here in VA,...

Hi, I don't know the IL laws but here in VA, they are not allowed to ask your religious affiliation or the reasons for your exemption. I was especially scared though, because my kids attend a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-22-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By DQMama
I have OCD and ds has a dx of "anxiety disorder...

I have OCD and ds has a dx of "anxiety disorder not otherwise specified" so I can talk about that part of your question. Ds also lines things up. He has done it consistently all his life, and he's...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By DQMama
That was actually a pretty good article!

That was actually a pretty good article!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,241
Posted By DQMama
I'm not an attorney and don't know the law on...

I'm not an attorney and don't know the law on this, but I do know that my mother was court-ordered to stop co-sleeping with my little sister during my parents' nasty custody battle. That pretty much...
Forum: Family Safety   03-15-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,596
Posted By DQMama
My husband is a big guy and it takes a LOT for...

My husband is a big guy and it takes a LOT for him to "feel" drunk. He had one beer over the course of a 2 hour happy hour and then got pulled over in a routine police checkpoint. He blew a .04!...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-15-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,461
Posted By DQMama
Around here it seems that 5 is the age when...

Around here it seems that 5 is the age when parents start dropping kids off. We went to a party today where we were the only other parents.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By DQMama
My son, whom I breastfed for two years, was sick...

My son, whom I breastfed for two years, was sick constantly from about 4-10 months. One cold after another. Since then, he has been the healthiest kid I know. The rest of us will get, say, a stomach...
Forum: Television   01-12-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By DQMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ophelia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ophelia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12953499)
Aha, I found it:...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By DQMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12967966)
Yes, your friend was blunt, but you DID give...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   01-11-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By DQMama
You've gotten some good answers...the rec...

You've gotten some good answers...the rec centers ARE fantastic. The newest one, Cub Run, is in Chantilly. You can find just about any kind of class there at any time of any day. Fairfax County...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By DQMama
So glad to hear I'm not alone! Quote: ...

So glad to hear I'm not alone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2M http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12967800)
I completely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By DQMama
Not sure what I'm looking for here...I just...

Not sure what I'm looking for here...I just think it will feel good to vent. I am the only person I know who is nursing a 3-year-old. To me it doesn't seem strange, but of course it's not something...
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