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  1. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My oldest step son is 10 and by no means over weight, he is actually a little small for his age. Over the last month though he wants to eat nonstop. I try to stick to a normal calorie intake if not a little more (1800-2000). And also at set times since they are with me all day in the summer. It...
  2. July 2015 Due Date Club
    Is it just me or do other mommies-to-be feel like this too. I really can't tell if I am eating right now because my body is needing the nutrition or I am just bored. How ridiculous is that?
  3. Gentle Discipline
    Our 4yo DD is mostly very mature and well-behaved (for a 4yo!), and our attempt to parent with logical consequences has worked with most things, but we are still really struggling with eating. For example, if we tell her that she has to try a new food, she tries it, and if we tell her that she...
  4. Job Opportunities
    I'm a stay at home mom to 3 boys (with 1 girl on the way!) and my husband is a youth minister at our church. As our family financial needs increased over the years, and his paycheck stayed the same, we needed another source of income because we were living paycheck to paycheck. A few months...
  5. Special Needs Parenting
    My oldest daughter, who has just made four, is a low-functioning autist. She is non-verbal and has no means of communication. She can't point or grunt or sign. She isn't even potty trained. Our biggest issue lately has been with eating though. She will dig in the garbage for scraps and grab food...
  6. Parenting
    I've got a 4-year-old doing this lately. She claims she isn't hungry, and then as soon as I've cleaned up after dinner, she claims she's starving and needs something to eat. It's driving me crazy. I don't want her to suffer, but I don't want her to replace healthy meals with (reasonably...
  7. Nutrition and Good Eating
    <p>Just curious as to what your table rules are?  Basically, we request that everyone at least try everything on their plate.  You can't say you don't like what you haven't tried.  And then you can leave the table.  Its not working so great anymore these days, so curious as to what other people...
  8. Vegetarian and Vegan
    <p>I just started eating a vegan diet and all the books I've read talk about all the weight you'll lose. Is that pretty much a given if you eat a healthy vegan diet? Because so far I haven't lost a single pound. </p> <p> </p> <p>Just wondering if some vegans still struggle with weight. </p>
  9. Vegetarian and Vegan
    <p>I'm definitely not ready to go full-out vegan.  I also don't really want a lot of soy in my diet.  What do all of you experienced mamas recommend?  Lots of bean dishes so that I get enough protein?  Anyone here a new convert to this who has BTDT have any secrets?</p>
  10. Green Goods
    Thank you, dear readers, for the kind comments on yesterday's post about our sleepless nights and Leone's biting. Nursing has gone better today. I only offer when I am sure the baby's hungry so she has no temptation to use my breast as a dog chew toy, and then I remind her to be gentle before...
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