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Forum: Unschooling   12-28-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,541
Posted By IrishWristwatch
Today's been a hard day but turned around. Dh...

Today's been a hard day but turned around. Dh left yesterday for a job. Won't be home for 4 months. This is our normal and always has been, the kids adjust after a couple of days and then there's...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,941
Posted By IrishWristwatch
Mine have hyphenated names as well. Mine comes...

Mine have hyphenated names as well. Mine comes first, as it does in my name (I hyphenated as well). They don't mind and proudly say their full name.
 
If at some point they want to drop one name,...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,142
Posted By IrishWristwatch
I too am 'younger' in that the majority of the...

I too am 'younger' in that the majority of the 80s are a blur to me, LOL.
 
My parents were pretty confused. A lot of the things they did were AP-ish, but, growing up in the decidedly...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,598
Posted By IrishWristwatch
I admit I've let Dd have a couple sips (and they...

I admit I've let Dd have a couple sips (and they were just that, a couple sips) of wine, she was curious about it. She didn't like it, but she was satisfied that she got to try it and has not asked...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By IrishWristwatch
I've had some problematic friendships with more...

I've had some problematic friendships with more mainstream parents. I'm pretty low-key, live-and-let-live type, but sometimes those types are so stuck in the competition mode and by nature they just...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,106
Posted By IrishWristwatch
I love the (mostly) positive vibe of this...

I love the (mostly) positive vibe of this thread.
My daughter wears skirts and dresses a lot and is always monkeying around, so it's basically inevitable that anyone around sees her pants at one...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-17-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By IrishWristwatch
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-17-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By IrishWristwatch
That time right before dinner. They're usually...

That time right before dinner. They're usually antsy (bored of our typical afternoon activities of crafting, gardening, gaming and indoorish stuff) and hungry by that time, and I'm often busy...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-17-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,075
Posted By IrishWristwatch
I have 2 and will definitely have more :) I love...

I have 2 and will definitely have more :) I love babies. I'm only 27 so I have many, many years to have more. I want Dd and Ds to grow up a little more before the inevitable diversion of attention...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,472
Posted By IrishWristwatch
In our circle it's 4 and 5. Some of us have...

In our circle it's 4 and 5. Some of us have known each other since our kids were born or before, though, and those tend to be any age.
For people we know only casually and there's other kids there,...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,852
Posted By IrishWristwatch
We got up late, ate breakfast that we cooked...

We got up late, ate breakfast that we cooked together. Dd dictated her daily letter to daddy and we mailed it off, our morning ritual. Ds drew a picture of himself titled "The Man on Mars" (can you...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By IrishWristwatch
Thanks everyone for the insightful suggestions....

Thanks everyone for the insightful suggestions. I'll mull over it all over the next few days.
 
 ma2two, that's the very reason I usually don't tell anyone. But you have to understand that when...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By IrishWristwatch
Pretty free for all over here. We're always...

Pretty free for all over here. We're always creating. I can't go a day without creating, my kids have picked up on that. I have a shelf-wall of materials for them, basically if they want to do...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-17-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By IrishWristwatch
I'll preface this by stating that I love my...

I'll preface this by stating that I love my family dearly, and I have no desire to "cut them out" as seems to be a popular thing with parents to do with anyone who disagrees with them about...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,136
Posted By IrishWristwatch
Just a thought from a newbie, but might she feel...

Just a thought from a newbie, but might she feel more alienated from your attitude towards all these things other kids have and do, than from not actually having them?
My mom was VERY strongly...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 971
Posted By IrishWristwatch
A little of both, some in one direction or the...

A little of both, some in one direction or the other. For me it comes quite naturally, but I was raised myself in an environment conducive to parenting gently and naturally. I had parents,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-17-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 134
Posted By IrishWristwatch
Hey-lo! I'm Elena and I'm new around here and...

Hey-lo! I'm Elena and I'm new around here and going to just jump in. I'm a proud mama of 2. They're the light of my life <3 I'm 27, happily married for 8 years, and am a stay at home-homeschooling...
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