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    Hi Carlee, I conceived my second child when my...

    Hi Carlee,

    I conceived my second child when my first was 10 months old, and they are 19 months apart. It was amazing for them, and they grew up as best friends (they are both in their early 20's...
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    Hi Carlee, It's wonderful to hear that you're...

    Hi Carlee,

    It's wonderful to hear that you're going to start trying for baby #2, and that you're feeling good and no longer needing the anti-depressants. :)

    Two of the biggest things you can do...
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    You can also take melatonin before bed. This is...

    You can also take melatonin before bed. This is a natural remedy that helps with sleep. Being active in the late evening can often be an indication of adrenal fatigue. Here's more information and a...
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    Hi dearg3, I have 5 children and have eaten...

    Hi dearg3,

    I have 5 children and have eaten raw beef, raw cheese, raw milk, raw honey and raw eggs during my pregnancies with no harm.

    I want to put your fears to rest and let you know that...
  5. Hello asiulvenice, I've had 5 children that...

    Hello asiulvenice,

    I've had 5 children that were fully breastfed at 2 months of age (actually some were fully breastfed to 8 months of age) and my babies always had multiple poops every day.

    If...
  6. Hi Mary, I found that most of my children were...

    Hi Mary,

    I found that most of my children were ready to potty train closer to 3 years of age, and when I saw all the signs of readiness, they trained in about one day.

    I actually preferred...
  7. Hi Gelizaire, Babies are born with a need to...

    Hi Gelizaire,

    Babies are born with a need to suck. It is best to put baby to the breast every time baby wants to suck, but sometimes this is not possible.

    I saw another post from you about...
  8. With my first birth, my baby's heart tones were...

    With my first birth, my baby's heart tones were not recovering fast enough after contractions, so we needed to get her out quickly. I did not feel any urge to push, and my midwife definitely told me...
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    Hi Sunnymumof5, Having daily anxiety of shakes...

    Hi Sunnymumof5,

    Having daily anxiety of shakes and nervousness can be caused by stress, but the fact that it happens at the same time each day makes me suspect that it is more likely related to...
  10. Hi Mom Me, You've had some great suggestions...

    Hi Mom Me,

    You've had some great suggestions from SunnyMumOf5 and LJ!

    I, too, found the link to breastmilk recipes interesting. I would encourage you to use breastmilk raw or slightly warmed...
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    Here's a great little video that shows 4...

    Here's a great little video that shows 4 different ways to carry a baby in the ring sling. I found it a bit harder to use a ring sling with a newborn, but maybe it's just because I didn't practice...
  12. Wow, SunnyMumof5! What a wonderful water birth...

    Wow, SunnyMumof5! What a wonderful water birth story! LJ, I found that watching birth videos really helped me to be comfortable with home birth and water birth options. I had 5 homebirths and the...
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    Hi SunnyMumof5! Welcome to the forums! It's...

    Hi SunnyMumof5!

    Welcome to the forums! It's wonderful to find another mum with 5 children. My children are ages 9 to 21, and I had my youngest child just one month before my 41st birthday. I,...
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    LJ had some great advise. I remember when my...

    LJ had some great advise. I remember when my first child was 2 years old, and I was starting a business. My time was so focused on the business that she spent a lot of time entertaining herself. ...
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    Hi Jasmin, How are you doing with...

    Hi Jasmin,

    How are you doing with transitioning your daughter to going to bed earlier in the evening? We're here to encourage and support you. Have you started the transition yet? How is it...
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    Hi Leslie, It's important for 2 year olds to...

    Hi Leslie,

    It's important for 2 year olds to get enough rest, and most 2 year olds need a nap time (or quiet time on their bed) each day in order to not get over tired. It sounds like your...
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    Hi Jasmin, You mentioned that your 2 year old...

    Hi Jasmin,

    You mentioned that your 2 year old enjoys playing with other children but tends to go out of control after 2 hours.

    I would say that she probably gets overtired and simply has a hard...
  18. In determining whether you are fertile or not...

    In determining whether you are fertile or not (whether you can conceive or not), you may want to take a look at a thread on this site called "Signs of Fertility". It will give you some helpful...
  19. It sounds like you are experiencing hormonal...

    It sounds like you are experiencing hormonal imbalance and what I would do to begin with, would be to eat a fertility diet.

    This means you will want to avoid all sugar, and eat only a little...
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    Hi Jasmin, Having "we time" is very important,...

    Hi Jasmin,

    Having "we time" is very important, because when the marriage is strong, mum and dad are happy, which means baby will be happy :)

    When you put your children to bed by 8:00 or 9:00 at...
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    Hello Jasmin, It's really important that your...

    Hello Jasmin,

    It's really important that your daughter (and you) get your rest during the dark hours of the night, and get your "awake" time during the daylight hours of the day. The sun actually...
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    How does she do when you put her down for a nap...

    How does she do when you put her down for a nap during the day?
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    You might try creating a bedtime routine that...

    You might try creating a bedtime routine that starts with something like a fun bath and brushing teeth. Then have a cuddly story time in her bed with her. This way you can say "It's bath time, and...
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    Hi Cheska, Your sister may have Polycystic...

    Hi Cheska,

    Your sister may have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). If she does, she needs to be very careful about the simple carbohydrates and sugars that she eats because these things will cause...
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    Okay - so she took injectible birth control for 2...

    Okay - so she took injectible birth control for 2 years, and they have been trying to conceive for 4 years. It also sounds like they have not had any testing done to try to determine the cause of...
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