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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By alton
Preparing to travel - any ideas?

I'm hoping to tap into some of your homeschooling creativity (I'm not a homeschooler but I hope you won't hold that against me!)
We're very lucky to have been invited on a mediterranean cruise next...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By alton
I've been taking my DS to an occupational...

I've been taking my DS to an occupational therapist for the last couple of months and she mentioned recently that his listening needs more work.  She recommends some special headphones and music,...
Forum: Waldorf   12-18-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By alton
thanks for sharing cassandraz.  Seems...

thanks for sharing cassandraz.  Seems insurmountable until you break it into small steps.  I'm not even sure how to begin to tackle the mountains of plastic.  Every time I turn around there seems to...
Forum: Waldorf   12-16-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By alton
thanks for that reply!  It's so interesting to...

thanks for that reply!  It's so interesting to read the details of your days.  I'm caught up at the moment in wanting to change so much of our daily life, and reading about yours I stop and think "I...
Forum: Waldorf   12-15-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By alton
I've been reading bits and pieces on this forum...

I've been reading bits and pieces on this forum after getting interested initially reading some of the fabulous craft ideas when I was searching for christmas gift inspirations and I've been coming...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By alton
Ooh great ideas there, thanks! I'm getting...

Ooh great ideas there, thanks! I'm getting peckish just reading them.
sweetfoxes - thanks for those great and practical tips. It never dawned on me that stacking wasn't a runner. I would HATE to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-02-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By alton
I'm planning a birthday party for my toddler and...

I'm planning a birthday party for my toddler and I'm looking for some suggestions.

To keep it easy on myself, I'm going to have two parties - one with my side of the family at the weekend and one...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By alton
I don't normally post much on this forum since...

I don't normally post much on this forum since my daughter was born and all my personal time vanished! But I really need to talk about this issue to people who don't think that co-sleeping is the...
Forum: Homebirth   05-06-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By alton
It sounds to me like you need to have a strong...

It sounds to me like you need to have a strong advocate that you can depend on, so that if you do go into hospital you can switch off and focus on labour, and let someone else fight the battles if...
Forum: Homebirth   05-06-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By alton
Our plan is to hook up a hose to the hot water...

Our plan is to hook up a hose to the hot water pipe for the washing machine. It means that we use a hose nearly twice the diameter that we would use for the hot tap, the flow is much faster.
I...
Forum: Homebirth   05-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By alton
DirtRoadMamma - that's a very sensible and...

DirtRoadMamma - that's a very sensible and inspired idea!
Forum: Homebirth   05-05-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By alton
I'm so sorry that you didn't get the kind of...

I'm so sorry that you didn't get the kind of experience that you were expecting and hoped for. It sounds like it all got very traumatic and a bit frightening. And while you are grateful that your...
Forum: Homebirth   05-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By alton
Welcome Colleen...

Welcome Colleen http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

Well done! You must be thrilled! Wishing you a wonderful babymoon. Can't wait to read your full story when you're up to...
Forum: Homebirth   05-02-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By alton
Was there anything that you found helped during...

Was there anything that you found helped during the second stage of labour (pushing) - ways of breathing, particular positions, etc?
And anything that you wouldn't recommend?
Forum: Homebirth   04-30-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By alton
a deciding factor for me in choosing my pool was...

a deciding factor for me in choosing my pool was its capacity. I had a fast labour on my first, and I didn't want to take any chances on the pool not being ready quickly. Even though the aquadoula...
Forum: Homebirth   04-29-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By alton
I'll probably get a prize for stating the...

I'll probably get a prize for stating the obvious here - but make sure you use fresh batteries to blow the pool up if you are using a battery operated pump. The difference between the first use and...
Forum: Homebirth   04-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By alton
I'm not sure that this will help but my husband...

I'm not sure that this will help but my husband came up with the idea of connecting a big-diameter hose to the hot water inlet for our washing machine. That way the pool fills much faster than from...
Forum: Homebirth   04-25-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By alton
sorry! I just read the link you posted!

sorry! I just read the link you posted!
Forum: Homebirth   04-25-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By alton
DaniMama - I was wondering about that point...

DaniMama - I was wondering about that point precisely. I was under the impression that it was an either/or situation. I'm a bit believer in letting the cord stop pulsating before clamping to ensure...
Forum: Homebirth   04-24-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By alton
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gifhttp://www...
Forum: Homebirth   04-24-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By alton
I'd forgotten about that technique, thanks for...

I'd forgotten about that technique, thanks for the reminder. And.........



CONGRATULATIONS
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Forum: Homebirth   04-21-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By alton
Well by those standards mine is definitely tiny...

Well by those standards mine is definitely tiny but it's big enough for me and our hot tank can't fill it in one go as it is, so if it were any bigger it would be a problem.
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,449
Posted By alton
MrsJewelsRae - couldn't read your story and not...

MrsJewelsRae - couldn't read your story and not send you a cyber-hug.
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By alton
Nice to meet you Anna.

Nice to meet you Anna.
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By alton
Quote: Originally Posted by laughymama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by laughymama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15310802)
These stories make me think of the people...
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