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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 743
Posted By anhaga
Country girl living in the suburbs....

Country girl living in the suburbs. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif Schools are better in town. The commute is shorter. I know why I live here. It doens't feel like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,584
Posted By anhaga
Hate them. I don't care for big birthday...

Hate them.

I don't care for big birthday parties either. Invite some kids over. Play a game or two. Sing Happy Birthday and blow out candles. Eat cake and run around some more. Have presents in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,461
Posted By anhaga
So sorry for the family's pain. I can't pretend...

So sorry for the family's pain. I can't pretend to imagine...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,916
Posted By anhaga
You can take this further, y'know. Getting...

You can take this further, y'know. Getting advice from a parent of a 15mo cherub on what to do with a school-aged-child's learning disability. Getting advice from a parent of 1 when the question is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 800
Posted By anhaga
Quote: Originally Posted by Sisyphus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sisyphus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11231095)
Darnit.... I thought GOBAMA was the new...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,806
Posted By anhaga
Germs come from many places. Are there any...

Germs come from many places. Are there any special needs babies or toddlers? In that case, yes keep the colds and more at home. If not, germs happen.

I do buy the idea that our kids are too...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,520
Posted By anhaga
It wouldn't bother me. I wouldn't join them. ...

It wouldn't bother me. I wouldn't join them.

If they were smoking crack or another speed drug that could make them turn angry I might take the kids and leave.

Just pot? Not a problem.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By anhaga
I'd treat the pain, if any if there. I've never...

I'd treat the pain, if any if there. I've never thought the "buck up" attitude about pain is appropriate.

Fevers in older kids, however, I let ride unless they are affecting breathing to a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By anhaga
We have tried almost every trick. Bottom line is...

We have tried almost every trick. Bottom line is the child needs to take the medicine. Establishing boundaries is fine. There are times a child must follow a parent's lead. Glad you only have a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By anhaga
I vote you help them find a more appropriate...

I vote you help them find a more appropriate show. You could also find movies that are family appropriate and that helps to stop some of the commercial problems.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,637
Posted By anhaga
Where did the idea that $200-$500 is reasonable...

Where did the idea that $200-$500 is reasonable for a child's birthday party? I also answered in the other thread that I think we should go back to more at-home parties where kids play games, have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,164
Posted By anhaga
Pay to go to a party? Probably not. Tacky to...

Pay to go to a party? Probably not. Tacky to drop children off at a party where only one sibling was invited? Of course.

Have some games at home, serve cookies, lemonade and cake and have a good...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,708
Posted By anhaga
I love to spend quiet time with my children 1:1....

I love to spend quiet time with my children 1:1. My parents live nearby and my mom is very good about taking a child to an acitivity for us and then taking that child for ice cream. Kids aren't...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-31-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By anhaga
Shorties and longies, so soft and lovely.

Shorties and longies, so soft and lovely.
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,083
Posted By anhaga
That letter is standard/required to take a child...

That letter is standard/required to take a child out of the country.

I have given a generic letter w/ a copy of our insurance card to the ILs in case anything were to happen while the children...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-31-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,030
Posted By anhaga
We have one. 4 poles tied at the top (and you...

We have one. 4 poles tied at the top (and you can drill holes in the poles at the top to send a shoe leather strap through keep the poles together)... and then you add fabric....
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,303
Posted By anhaga
A drink or two over time with a meal should not...

A drink or two over time with a meal should not be a problem. An adult should be able to recognize appropriate limits and act accordingly.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-13-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,300
Posted By anhaga
I enjoyed OOTP. I'm not very critical of books...

I enjoyed OOTP. I'm not very critical of books and movies though. If I get sucked in to the story and enjoy my time then I like it. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,164
Posted By anhaga
We are the movie-watching types primarily as...

We are the movie-watching types primarily as family and friends have handed down lots of great kid movies. No cable tv here and very few shows are actually child-friendly. PBS has some good moments,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By anhaga
Quote: Originally Posted by i'mmykid'$mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by i'mmykid'$mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8308745)
I don't have much useful advice but I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-21-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By anhaga
After nursing I need my own space from everyone!

After nursing I need my own space from everyone!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 58,257
Posted By anhaga
May the Miracles find and bless Lily....

May the Miracles find and bless Lily. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-04-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,628
Posted By anhaga
I'm still nursing child 4. She's about 3. I'm...

I'm still nursing child 4. She's about 3. I'm going to get through the rest of winter. I work so most of the days she happily drinks milk and water and juice from cups, including those without lids....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 569
Posted By anhaga
I've been through this. Car was hit in a parking...

I've been through this. Car was hit in a parking lot at work. Obviously a high-bumpered vehicle. Called police. Filled out report. What really stinks is that if I'd been in the car my deductible...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-04-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,601
Posted By anhaga
I nurse in front of my older children. Toddler...

I nurse in front of my older children. Toddler is still nursing strong at 29mo, so they don't just see nursing, they see it toddler style. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif...
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