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Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By philomom
Just test to shut them up. Genes are odd. My...

Just test to shut them up. Genes are odd. My daughter has curly hair that no one had had in my family for almost three generations but she must have gotten two recessives for curly hair because she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-30-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By philomom
My son could eat a huge meal, get up and raid the...

My son could eat a huge meal, get up and raid the cupboards just 15 minutes later.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By philomom
If it is dark outside, you stay in bed. Or if you...

If it is dark outside, you stay in bed. Or if you are really going to pee the bed, go pee and get right back in bed. Nothing else is acceptable. Keep a cracker or two on the bedside table in case he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By philomom
Spend less time with them. End of story.

Spend less time with them. End of story.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By philomom
Congrats! Eat well and exercise daily. Find a...

Congrats! Eat well and exercise daily. Find a birth team you can trust and keep your environment as free of hazards/toxins as possible. Good luck.
Forum: March 2018 Due Date Club   07-16-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By philomom
If you don't need their help at all.. then you...

If you don't need their help at all.. then you don't have to accept their judgement of you. End of story.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-28-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By philomom
I have never had the courage to tell my MIL that...

I have never had the courage to tell my MIL that her decision to cut my hubby as an infant has affected our sex life for the past thirty years. She only knows that I consider it a barbaric practice...
Forum: Potty Learning   05-21-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By philomom
I work at a preschool. They use a sticker chart...

I work at a preschool. They use a sticker chart and it does work great.

Some at home moms I know use a skittle or a single m&m as a reward. I don't favor this approach but it does seem to work.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By philomom
No apps for those under two. None. Their minds...

No apps for those under two. None. Their minds have more important things to learn.

Play a CD in the car, sing along to the radio as you do your chores and sing them to sleep. Human contact is the...
Forum: Television   05-05-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By philomom
Some of it is rated just fine for kids and some...

Some of it is rated just fine for kids and some is clearly for grown-ups.
Forum: Baby Health   04-22-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By philomom
Let me google that for you! ...

Let me google that for you!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-18/study-finds-pregnancy-and-marijuana-a-dangerous-mix/4137666
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By philomom
Picnics at the park. Trips to your local...

Picnics at the park. Trips to your local observatory. Garden plot. Cooking together.

I gotta warm you, a lot of this falls to the wayside once they get to high school. They have their own...
Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By philomom
Eh, between the vaccine stuff and this, I'd be...

Eh, between the vaccine stuff and this, I'd be leaving Cali.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-21-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,087
Posted By philomom
I'm surprised no other doulas have chimed in on...

I'm surprised no other doulas have chimed in on this. Anybody?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By philomom
Is he teething? That often interrupts sleep. ...

Is he teething? That often interrupts sleep.

Are you keeping a good routine to his days? A good nighttime ritual? Is he getting plenty of of exercise during the day?

Any chance your heat turns...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-19-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By philomom
7,000 beautiful gowns and wonderful, amazing...

7,000 beautiful gowns and wonderful, amazing young women to give them to. Had a blast. See you next year.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-18-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By philomom
This is the weekend. Gather up your high school...

This is the weekend. Gather up your high school girls and go get a gorgeous free gown!


I'll be working the Sunday shift but we are there all day Saturday, too.


:x
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-11-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,177
Posted By philomom
I started small last week with the two kitchen...

I started small last week with the two kitchen junk drawers. I moved on to closets today, taking out older items that always seem to be at the bottom of the pile.. i.e., things that I don't use. I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-11-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By philomom
Six days until prom gown time! Round up the teens...

Six days until prom gown time! Round up the teens and go!
Forum: Education   03-11-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By philomom
You pack their own lunch four out of five days....

You pack their own lunch four out of five days. The fifth day is usually pizza day at school or something like that. That's what we did.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-04-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By philomom
No video is good for toddlers. None. they need to...

No video is good for toddlers. None. they need to be exploring so many other things and having face time with their parents and caregivers.

...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-26-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By philomom
PDX 2017 Prom Gown giveaway!

http://abbyscloset.org/prom-gown-giveaway/


A fabulous fun event. Come with a van load of teens and get your free prom gown and one free accessory, too.

:smile:
Forum: Mental Health   02-22-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By philomom
Hey there, Kudos on doing double duty but...

Hey there,

Kudos on doing double duty but you cannot keep it up forever. No one could. You will crash and your little family needs you too much for that. Can you get a neighbor or a friend to keep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By philomom
Yep, 8 weeks is not the rest of his life. Just...

Yep, 8 weeks is not the rest of his life. Just quit when you are done with this treatment.

Screen time is not evil but it is not recommended for those children under two.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By philomom
I kept my son's hair a little bit more like a bob...

I kept my son's hair a little bit more like a bob type cut. This seemed to make folks keep their mouths shut.

I know this is working for you but if he gets enough comments he may intuit that there...
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