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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By adinal
Just happened on this thread.....WOW! My...

Just happened on this thread.....WOW!

My girls are now 9, and just about 3. The fact that I have two is still astounding to me. I'm glad MDC still exists and that folks are still here. :)
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-12-2015, 10:57 AM
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Views: 150
Posted By adinal
Welcome to Mothering! I hope you like it here!

Welcome to Mothering! I hope you like it here!
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-12-2015, 10:57 AM
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Views: 154
Posted By adinal
Welcome to Mothering!! Glad you decided to stop...

Welcome to Mothering!! Glad you decided to stop lurking!
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By adinal
This is a struggle here. We have some trouble...

This is a struggle here. We have some trouble not having EVERYTHING be my problem. DH works a lot, and i try to make sure he has some down time, and that all his free time isn't taken up by chores,...
Forum: Unschooling   06-12-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By adinal
This! This is it. Video games for me are not...

This! This is it. Video games for me are not something I'm totally into. They aren't absorbing to me in the way they are to her (Or to DH). But yeah, if I sub anything else, suddenly it becomes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By adinal
yep. regular gel will work just the same as the...

yep. regular gel will work just the same as the spray she is using, just have to put it on with her hands. She shows how wet she is getting the hair with that, and it's pretty saturated. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By adinal
I used to work in theatre/dance. So, the thing I...

I used to work in theatre/dance. So, the thing I have watched ballet dancers do to get that sleek bun look is to use gel from a tube - and really get quite a lot in the hair, then a pony tail and...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-10-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By adinal
They will eventually wean themselves from night...

They will eventually wean themselves from night nursing. When is the question. 13 months is still on the young side for sleeping through without nursing. My older daughter night weaned on her own...
Forum: Diapering   06-10-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By adinal
I had this happen when the laminate on the PUL...

I had this happen when the laminate on the PUL had pulled away from the fabric slightly and there were bubbles. Those little bubbles didn't seem to get clean. Is that happening?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By adinal
I think it is just a different product. Stronger...

I think it is just a different product. Stronger than hairspray, but not as goopy as regular gel. gel in a tube should work for most hairstyles. Is this a bun for dance?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By adinal
I've been there. Right down to the scheduled...

I've been there. Right down to the scheduled sex, and the IVF. And here I am with a nearly 3 year old and a 9 year old, and mine still hasn't quite returned.... After my older child was born it...
Forum: Unschooling   06-10-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By adinal
Gosh, we talk about this all the time. DH is in...

Gosh, we talk about this all the time. DH is in computers and into gaming, and I, well... I work on the internet. :lol So, screens are a part of our lives.

It helped me to see it as a genuine...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By adinal
You can usually rent a dumpster from your trash...

You can usually rent a dumpster from your trash company. I just checked ours yesterday actually. They rent different sizes for a 3 day rental. Drop it off and pick it up. The smallest size...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By adinal
Yep, my 8 yo watches them all the time. Less now...

Yep, my 8 yo watches them all the time. Less now than she did. She particularly loves Mommy & Gracie. She was less into the channels just with the unwrapping, she likes the comments more.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-29-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By adinal
There is not always a "fix" for the difficult child...

My parenting experiences from child 1 to child 2 have been radically different. #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) - easy going, even keel, pretty happy,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-29-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By adinal
Some ideas for making a child listen?

As we round out the holiday season, I found that this article definitely gave me a couple of ideas for getting through to kiddos who were over - everything.



See more at:...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,909
Posted By adinal
Yep. I'm rereading that for the 3rd time. :lol

Yep. I'm rereading that for the 3rd time. :lol
Forum: Personal Growth   12-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By adinal
Oh. The messy house. Just, yes.

Oh. The messy house. Just, yes.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By adinal
Okay. Logical consequence helps bridge that gap. ...

Okay. Logical consequence helps bridge that gap.

Example: 8yo slammed her bedroom door in 2yo's face, after being mean and telling 2yo to go away.

There is no natural consequence there, but it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By adinal
Do you ever think punishment is appropriate?

So, punishment.

We try to run with natural consequences here. But sometimes, there are things that happen that don't have any, but are also not acceptable behavior.

And what is the...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-15-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By adinal
Mama guilt...and the Holidays

We used to have a thread going in here where we could let out all our mama guilt about things we felt like we weren't quite up to snuff on.

And I don't know about anyone else, but I could use the...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-10-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By adinal
Lady Phoenix - YES! That's exactly it. And when...

Lady Phoenix - YES! That's exactly it. And when I set boundaries, suddenly I am "not being a good friend" or just utterly ignored. The one that gets me is when I will be having a conversation with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By adinal
These are some great answers! Its getting easier...

These are some great answers! Its getting easier as she gets older, but I'm still concerned more about the 2yo getting enough to eat, than getting her to eat a specific thing. I keep offering and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,909
Posted By adinal
Yes, taking them individually had been a...

Yes, taking them individually had been a challenge for sure. I wasn't quite prepared for how different they are. What took only a simple request for my older daughter is a refusal filled process...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,909
Posted By adinal
4 Tips for Disciplining a Sensitive Child

Read the full article HERE (http://www.mothering.com/articles/4-tips-disciplining-sensitive-child/)

My two are the opposite, older is much more sensitive and prone to internalizing discipline as...
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