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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By Red Pajama
My twins were only part timers in my bed-- they...

My twins were only part timers in my bed-- they always had another bed to sleep in and spent some of each night in different places. My daughter also had a separate spot, but rarely used it. She was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Red Pajama
I think I'd agree with her. "You're right. It is...

I think I'd agree with her. "You're right. It is easier having girls."  Then let her have her misery. It's what she wants.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Red Pajama
If you want science supplies, I cannot say...

If you want science supplies, I cannot say enough good about my magiscope. Seriously the best little thing out there. http://www.magiscope.com/
Forum: Dental   05-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Red Pajama
yes. I was told to expect some soreness and...

yes. I was told to expect some soreness and bleeding from new crowns, in our case. She instructed my son to rinse with warm salt water 3-4 times a day for the first 2 days after the procedure. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Red Pajama
oh, lord. You are getting to do what I've only...

oh, lord. You are getting to do what I've only dreamed of: roadschool!
 
In your place, I would focus on the older child, and let life and experience be the younger child's main teacher. 
 ...
Forum: Dental   05-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Red Pajama
regardless of if your child needs dental work,...

regardless of if your child needs dental work, you need a different dentist. Searching for a reason and placing blame regarding a 3 year olds teeth is crazy. Especially since you said his teeth were...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By Red Pajama
I have a vitamix because my father in law gifted...

I have a vitamix because my father in law gifted one to us. I would never have spent the money on one on my own, but that sucker knows what its doing. Smoothies are easy. Making tomato sauce is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Red Pajama
My opinion, so take what you like and ignore...

My opinion, so take what you like and ignore what you don't.
 
You don't need a curriculum. For a 4 year old, you should spend your days doing the things you do. 
If you want to "do" school:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By Red Pajama
http://www.dragonflyshollowshop.com/category_s/14...

http://www.dragonflyshollowshop.com/category_s/1477.htm
 
ethically made here in the US, but not anatomically correct.
Forum: Dental   03-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Red Pajama
She could have enamel hypoplasia. If you are not...

She could have enamel hypoplasia. If you are not satisfied with the dentist's answers, you could seek out a pediatric dentist who may be more knowledgeable about kids' teeth. 
 
Advice would be to...
Forum: Dental   03-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,288
Posted By Red Pajama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jenharper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1148644/stainless-steel-crowns#post_17584722)
 Hey Mums,
 
I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Red Pajama
My twins ended up in our bed almost every night...

My twins ended up in our bed almost every night when they were small. Little sister slept in our bed from birth to about 14-15 months, I think. It's been a long time since I was there!  At that...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By Red Pajama
My husband spent 6 years in a career that was...

My husband spent 6 years in a career that was too stressful. He was a wreck. high anxiety, moody. Depressed, couldn't sleep. It really affected me-- I must be an emotional sponge, because his bad...
Forum: Parenting   03-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By Red Pajama
I would encourage you to be gentle with your...

I would encourage you to be gentle with your MIL. For her, faith is very important. Many MILs, in her place, would be harping on you about the not-baptized state of the child.  She has instead given...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Red Pajama
I strongly recommend that relieve yourself of...

I strongly recommend that relieve yourself of any expectations of what you "should" do until after the three month hurdle is past.  For now, rest, recover, nurse, rest, eat, sleep.
 
Hold them...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Red Pajama
I would skip rain boots and go right to chore...

I would skip rain boots and go right to chore boots, as sold at farm stores. 
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Red Pajama
I've always heard that it's very unlikely to...

I've always heard that it's very unlikely to transmit anything if they aren't attached long enough to get engorged.  However, if you are worried it might be worth showing it to a doc.
 
Last...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By Red Pajama
On the line of patrilineal name giving, if you...

On the line of patrilineal name giving, if you don't mind I take it to a tangent:
 
In my father's family of origin, there are six children. 2 girls and 4 boys. If we are concerned about who...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Red Pajama
Mine don't have this problem, but I have an...

Mine don't have this problem, but I have an acquaintence whose daughter has a similar problem. They discovered it because she wasn't reading well by late elementary.
 
As a teacher, I had a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By Red Pajama
My father has a clock that has been passed down...

My father has a clock that has been passed down to the eldest male in the family for at least 3 generations so far. It is currently his. At one time, when my brother had only daughters, and it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By Red Pajama
Don't pee in the pool. It isn't just gross.   ...

Don't pee in the pool. It isn't just gross.
 
 
http://qz.com/185968/pool-pee-isnt-just-gross-its-also-harming-swimmers/
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By Red Pajama
I'm going to agree with those that don't see the...

I'm going to agree with those that don't see the problem with the term "well behaved". If you mean "submissive", then yes, that's a problem. I don't want a kid who is submissive, or believes they...
Forum: Women's Health   03-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Red Pajama
I have occasional trouble with my gallbladder,...

I have occasional trouble with my gallbladder, which started within a year of my twins' birth. I found a naturopath who worked with me, (massage, accupuncture, supplements) and set me right. It...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By Red Pajama
I wouldn't use an online school, as I think...

I wouldn't use an online school, as I think (right or wrong) that it would seriously compromise any flexibility you currently have. 

Instead, I'd focus on what you feel is most important, perhaps...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,273
Posted By Red Pajama
I think the pairings of ron/hermione...

I think the pairings of ron/hermione  harry/ginny make sense in a kid lit kind of way. harry wanted family. Hermione wanted magic. They were all three friends. Now they are related!
 
If we want...
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