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Forum: Unschooling   01-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,463
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-12-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By Surfer Rosa
I haven't read the replies, so forgive me if I'm...

I haven't read the replies, so forgive me if I'm repeating anything!
 
I noticed that your kids are three years apart, and your son is three. I'm not sure why everyone talks about the terrible...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,540
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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-16-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By Surfer Rosa
We did not vax either of our kids, and this...

We did not vax either of our kids, and this decision was based on our lifestyle at the time (I was at home with the kids, we live in a smallish community). DD also had some health/allergy issues...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Surfer Rosa
I don't have a lot of time to reply properly,...

I don't have a lot of time to reply properly, but I wanted to chime in that I found age three MUCH harder than two. My DD was pretty easygoing and tantrums were limited to times when she was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Surfer Rosa
We put DD in a booster just after her fourth...

We put DD in a booster just after her fourth birthday (she was over 40# and was 45"). The thing that convinced us that a booster was a good decision for us/for her was that she was sitting reliably,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Surfer Rosa
DS has gone through a few phases in the last...

DS has gone through a few phases in the last year of napping/not napping (he'll be three in August). I remember being so frustrated with DD, trying and trying to get her to sleep, and swore I...
Forum: Allergies   04-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
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Forum: Allergies   04-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Surfer Rosa
Poor little guy! DD was dxed with asthma and...

Poor little guy! DD was dxed with asthma and several allergies as a babe, and now at 5.5, doesn't have any problems (other than a tree nut allergy), and isn't on any medication. The only thing we've...
Forum: Family Safety   04-09-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,167
Posted By Surfer Rosa
DD was just over 4 and 40 pounds, but is very...

DD was just over 4 and 40 pounds, but is very responsible in the car: she sits properly and doesn't shift around.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 484
Posted By Surfer Rosa
Hose Beast! Nice!   DS was "20". DD...

Hose Beast! Nice!
 
DS was "20". DD decided the baby's name should be Chicken Barrel 20, commonly known as 20. It got to the point that weeks after I'd had him, we were saying things like, "I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Surfer Rosa
DS was out of diapers at 20 months and with rare...

DS was out of diapers at 20 months and with rare exceptions, was dry until a couple of months ago (he'll be three in August). We went through a phase like this recently: for a few weeks where he was...
Forum: UK   04-05-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Surfer Rosa
Watching this thread as we're spending four days...

Watching this thread as we're spending four days in London with our almost three year old and almost six year old in June too, before we head to the north + Cornwall for the rest of our trip! Great...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Surfer Rosa
"All I see is Part of Me" is pretty great. We...

"All I see is Part of Me" is pretty great. We aren't religious at all, but wanted to open the conversation about big picture stuff...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Surfer Rosa
Both my kids had yogurt between 8-10 mos (plain,...

Both my kids had yogurt between 8-10 mos (plain, unsweetened, mixed with fruit). As long as you don't suspect issues with dairy, it should be okay!
Megannt-I make ours from scratch too! So yummy.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-01-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Surfer Rosa
My DD (5.5) is pretty picky, my DS (2.5) is a...

My DD (5.5) is pretty picky, my DS (2.5) is a good eater, but they have opposite tastebuds. I feel your pain! I try to build meals in pieces so that I can supplement/replace thigns easily, and not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-24-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Surfer Rosa
There was an interesting article in the NYT...

There was an interesting article in the NYT recently about a sleep study they'd done with seniors, involving behavioral therapy instead of meds. Apparently more than 2/3 of people were sleeping well...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfer Rosa
VTech and Little Tykes make fall friendly and...

VTech and Little Tykes make fall friendly and easily operated cameras for a good price, BUT the photo quality is craperoo, and the shutter is sooooo slow. DD was often disappointed with missing a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By Surfer Rosa
My DD was an early talker, and my DS (now 2.5) a...

My DD was an early talker, and my DS (now 2.5) a "late" talker. He seemed to understand lots (multistep directions, what we were talking about) but for whatever reason, his speech didn't start to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-22-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Surfer Rosa
Watching this with great interest, as my 5.5...

Watching this with great interest, as my 5.5 year old is finally STTN too!  I'm currently trying new things too, but I'm thinking it'll be a couple more months for me to sort it out, and I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-22-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Surfer Rosa
A balance bike is perfect. DS got one for...

A balance bike is perfect. DS got one for Christmas and he has been on it non-stop (he also has a trike, which he pedals, but only recently). A balance bike is a good compromise between a trike and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Surfer Rosa
My DD is 5.5 too, and until very recently, we...

My DD is 5.5 too, and until very recently, we had the same sleeping issues and arrangements. I feel your pain, and I sumpathize. DD is also sensitive, a light sleeper, etc. When DS was born 2.5 yrs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Surfer Rosa
With my first, it wasn't until I weaned, but...

With my first, it wasn't until I weaned, but with my second, after he was a year old, I would nurse him, then pass him off to DH and he would read/snuggle him to sleep, and I would read to DD. There...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Surfer Rosa
I didn't want to use a paci but my DS was really...

I didn't want to use a paci but my DS was really suck-needy, so we caved. At six months, we limited it to bed and naptimes, and my dentist said it was a-okay to use it this way until 4-5 yrs. I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-25-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By Surfer Rosa
Early on, I am more vigilant about the...

Early on, I am more vigilant about the reminders, and take them before we go out, or when I have to go, etc. After a couple of months, I only insist on it first thing in the morning and if it's been...
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