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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-19-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By turnipmama
Welcome to Mothering! As far as family is...

Welcome to Mothering!
As far as family is concerned, I must encourage you to do what YOU and your partner feel is right. You are the parents, you know your child better than anyone else. You know...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-15-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 787
Posted By turnipmama
moving to Fort Collins this summer, would love...

moving to Fort Collins this summer, would love to meet you guys! Have a 22 month old DD.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-25-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,634
Posted By turnipmama
Quote: Originally Posted by majikfaerie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by majikfaerie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13049778)
poisonous snakes? in tasmania? nothing to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-25-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By turnipmama
To my family and friends. They are commenting...

To my family and friends. They are commenting constantly, "Isn't DD getting a little old for that?", "She's STILL nursing?!", "It's time to wean!". Infuriating. She is 21 months, still going strong...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By turnipmama
sounds fine. My 21 month old still isn't too...

sounds fine. My 21 month old still isn't too interested in other kids, but will play with older kids if she knows them well. It is really normal to be distrustful of strangers and people they don't...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-21-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,634
Posted By turnipmama
honolula...I would check out dreadlocktruth.com...

honolula...I would check out dreadlocktruth.com and there is a dreadlock forum on hipforums.com (but in my opinion it's kind of pretentious, but oh well I post there a lot too...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By turnipmama
I agree with the PPs, follow your little one. DD...

I agree with the PPs, follow your little one. DD has had a couple stomach bugs (she is 21 months) and she always nurses almost exclusively for a few days with the usual BM yellow poo. If it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By turnipmama
I would consider my 21 month old pretty...

I would consider my 21 month old pretty independent. She insists on doing things herself, constantly moves my hand away when I try to help her and always wants to imitate older children. HOWEVER...
Forum: Women's Health   01-16-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By turnipmama
I really want to start doing homeopathic...

I really want to start doing homeopathic remedies for my family. (inspired by Peggy's "A Quiet Place" article in this month's mothering). I plan on getting at least one beginner's book. I am curious...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-12-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,634
Posted By turnipmama
Nemesis...I don't have any firsthand experience...

Nemesis...I don't have any firsthand experience but I think that it would take longer with braids. Since they are held in place by the braid I doubt your hair would have much chance to move around...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-12-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By turnipmama
This sounds similar to my 20 month old with our...

This sounds similar to my 20 month old with our dog who is frequently in troublehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif. She will scream NO NO! LEO! I think it's really an...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-09-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,634
Posted By turnipmama
have you asked your DD why she wants her hair...

have you asked your DD why she wants her hair red? Does she just like the look? Want to look more like her siblings? Likes the color red? I think this may help define her feelings a bit more and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-09-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By turnipmama
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sp...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/spitdrink.gifI admit my mouth is pretty bad, but nothing beats having a Daddy as a sailor....combined with southern baptist in-laws who don't even say...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 60,455
Posted By turnipmama
mommy attempting to have crackers results in a...

mommy attempting to have crackers results in a bath for the toddler...and the baby....and the dog....ect.

Life revolves around poop, boobs, and sippy...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-06-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,634
Posted By turnipmama
Bluecactus - I rarely wear a wrap or bandana or...

Bluecactus - I rarely wear a wrap or bandana or anything I have wierd twists and "turns" in my dreads. They really have a mind of their own. I wouldn't worry about it too much. As they grow and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-03-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,634
Posted By turnipmama
Happy New Year Ladies! I can't believe my...

Happy New Year Ladies!

I can't believe my dreads are almost 4 months old! They are maturing so fast, I have lost a LOT of length in the front, not as much in the back though. DD has tried to rub...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,547
Posted By turnipmama
DD is 20 months and started scribbling a couple...

DD is 20 months and started scribbling a couple months a go. she grabs crayons and a piece of paper and says "Cowvlver? Cowvlver?", Cute...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-24-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By turnipmama
Mommy having a plate of crackers and hummus...

Mommy having a plate of crackers and hummus resulted in the following:

A bath for DD
A bath for Mommy
2 loads of laundry
a carpet cleaning

ha ha!
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-24-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,213
Posted By turnipmama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif sorry mama. Hope your baby feels better and all your efforts are precautionary only and you don't find any bedbugs! I must say though...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-24-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By turnipmama
I got one period exactly one month after DD was...

I got one period exactly one month after DD was born, but then didn't get another one until this month! (20 months pp). Very light, will see if I get another one next month...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-19-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By turnipmama
Yay for another dreadhead! My first piece of...

Yay for another dreadhead! My first piece of advice is to stay away from wax! You can either do no-poo or residue free, I reccommend Dr. Bonners. At first not washing your hair everyday will drive...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By turnipmama
thanks for all the advice and calming my...

thanks for all the advice and calming my fears.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I guess I won't worry. Casseroles and omelets are a great idea, so maybe that will be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By turnipmama
My 18 month old is still BF (a lot) so I am not...

My 18 month old is still BF (a lot) so I am not sure if I should be concerned about her veggies or not. I have tried everything! Cooked, uncooked, cold, warm, dipping sauces, cheese, salad...
Forum: Spirituality   12-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By turnipmama
Thanks, that does help explain some things....

Thanks, that does help explain some things. Wierd, I never paid attention to astrology or lunar cycles before and now all of the sudden I randomly find out that being Sagittarius explains my...
Forum: Spirituality   12-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By turnipmama
Maybe someone here can help me out. I am new to...

Maybe someone here can help me out. I am new to the whole idea of astrology, am rediscovering my pagan celtic roots, am drawn to wicca and oh yeah, I am happily catholic too!

Anyway, my question...
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