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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-08-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By butterflylover
I'm in Sheboygan too! My child went to Grant...

I'm in Sheboygan too! My child went to Grant this past year and had an awesome experience! ESAA is actually sharing Grant Elementary's building. One half is Grant and the other is ESAA. I only live...
Forum: Dental   02-05-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,990
Posted By butterflylover
Well, I just wanted to update. DD saw the...

Well, I just wanted to update. DD saw the dentist in December and the dentist said there was an abscess but DD still has no pain and the dentist did not recommend antibiotics since there was no...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By butterflylover
We are moving to Sheboygan in mid March. I was...

We are moving to Sheboygan in mid March. I was born there and have lived there a few times in the past. I do not vaccinate and was wondering if anyone knows of any nonvax friendly peds or family...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By butterflylover
Does anyone else have a kiddo with ASD who hates...

Does anyone else have a kiddo with ASD who hates writing and has great difficulty with it? Are there any special handwriting tools (special pencils, etc) that you have used to help? My dd hates...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-02-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By butterflylover
Ahhhhh....I see. :)  I wouldn't worry about it...

Ahhhhh....I see. :)  I wouldn't worry about it at all. I don't even recall trying to get my baby to sit at such a young age. :)
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By butterflylover
Too young to worry about the sitting milestone....

Too young to worry about the sitting milestone. He'll do it when he's ready (unless there is some sort of medical issue). Check the milestone charts online. You could buy a Bumbo to help assist him...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By butterflylover
Yikes, you are one brave woman!! I wish you the...

Yikes, you are one brave woman!! I wish you the best of luck and good travels. I think you've got it covered. :)
Forum: Single Parenting   06-27-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By butterflylover
One baby step at a time. (((hugs))) You can do...

One baby step at a time. (((hugs))) You can do it! :)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,193
Posted By butterflylover
Please go ahead and start the evaluations. The...

Please go ahead and start the evaluations. The pediatricians aren't really too good at diagnosing ASD. I was told over and over by my dd's ped that she was fine when in fact she wasn't. The peds...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-24-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,862
Posted By butterflylover
Judges don't typically care if a parent is...

Judges don't typically care if a parent is unemployed. They normally still order it and if the parent doesn't pay they can pull the license, send them to jail, take tax refunds, inheritance, etc....
Forum: Single Parenting   06-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By butterflylover
I'd get some free consults with attorneys. I...

I'd get some free consults with attorneys. I don't believe anyone can make you change your child's last name even if you put the father's name on the birth certificate. Not every culture uses the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By butterflylover
I'd stick with nonfluoride toothpaste until he...

I'd stick with nonfluoride toothpaste until he is able to consistently spit it out. 
Forum: Family Safety   06-24-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By butterflylover
I see young kids (age 3+) outside all the time...

I see young kids (age 3+) outside all the time without their parents and I just don't understand it. My dc is almost 7 and is not allowed to play outside without me outside (or on the deck) to watch...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-24-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By butterflylover
Also, I never stated she was a poor parent. She...

Also, I never stated she was a poor parent. She sounds wonderful to me actually considering all she has to deal with.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-24-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By butterflylover
As you say, we all have different beliefs and...

As you say, we all have different beliefs and values. If the OP is going to post the info on a public board then she should be prepared for all of the various thoughts and comments (and I'm sure she...
Forum: Family Safety   06-23-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By butterflylover
I still don't agree. If you know your water...

I still don't agree. If you know your water conditions, if you know how to handle any emergency that comes up, if you are prepared and knowledgeable, you do not need to wear a lifejacket constantly...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By butterflylover
I'd meet him in person away from the kids and...

I'd meet him in person away from the kids and give him a piece of my mind. Performing sexual acts in front of children is a form of sexual abuse. I think I'd call the police. I'd restrict visitation...
Forum: Dental   06-19-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,750
Posted By butterflylover
Thanks for the info and the link!!

Thanks for the info and the link!!
Forum: Family Safety   06-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By butterflylover
Nah....nothing unexpected ever happens when we...

Nah....nothing unexpected ever happens when we boat as we aim to hit all scenarios before heading out and if it did we are equipped to handle it. We're serious boating pros. We go all the time for...
Forum: Family Safety   06-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By butterflylover
We're pros on the boats and in the water. My...

We're pros on the boats and in the water. My SO is a doc he has it down pat. :)
Forum: Family Safety   06-18-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,571
Posted By butterflylover
Meh, you'll find many people go overboard with...

Meh, you'll find many people go overboard with regard to safety in the home. I kept all cleaning supplies and meds locked up and I kept door knob covers on the door because dc learned early to sneak...
Forum: Family Safety   06-18-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By butterflylover
We go boating all the time (almost every...

We go boating all the time (almost every weekend) and my dc loves it. We canoe, kayak, speedboat. We keep life jackets on board but we don't wear them. I would make a 1 year old wear one though for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By butterflylover
I just use a sippy cup with the lid on loosely...

I just use a sippy cup with the lid on loosely so she can get it off.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-18-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By butterflylover
I agree that the kids should call you with...

I agree that the kids should call you with whatever they are comfortable with. Their biological mother isn't really their "mommy." You are. I wouldn't talk to her about anything at all honestly....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-18-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By butterflylover
If only more would be so understanding and...

If only more would be so understanding and compassionate. I applaud you!
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