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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Hi Miranda,   Apparently all BC students...

Hi Miranda,
 
Apparently all BC students with a personal education number may apply. Here's some more info. The course descriptions look quite fun.
 
http://www.vsb.bc.ca/glsp
 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
My dd (7) has been accepted to the VSB...

My dd (7) has been accepted to the VSB Gifted/Challenge program for the summer and I'm feeling torn. It's three weeks long from 9 to noon. Although she really wants to go and I'm happy she'll have...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
We recently had norovirus and the literature...

We recently had norovirus and the literature says that a person remains contagious for 48-72 hours after symptoms are completely gone. We kept dd home well after she was feeling better.
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-26-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,784
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
I'm sorry Santa brought the neighbour's kid Baby...

I'm sorry Santa brought the neighbour's kid Baby Butterscotch and he only brought you a Wii. Next year you're going to volunteer at a soup kitchen and then maybe you'll appreciate all the priviliges...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,767
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-07-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
I used to think an artificial tree was better...

I used to think an artificial tree was better for the environment, but I've since changed my mind on that. Artificial trees are made of nasty chemicals and off-gas in your home for several years,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
My 5.5 yo ds needs between 10 and 10.5 hrs. He...

My 5.5 yo ds needs between 10 and 10.5 hrs. He has always needed considerably less sleep than his 7yo sister, who still needs closer to 11 or even a bit more. They go to bed at the same time, but...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 445
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
This year I got DH tix to Cirque de Soliel....

This year I got DH tix to Cirque de Soliel. He'll love it. It cost a bit more than I wanted to spend, but for the first time in a long time I found something that will both surprise him and make him...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-24-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Hi Jammie,   Welcome and congratulations on...

Hi Jammie,
 
Welcome and congratulations on your upcoming birth. I think you'll find lots of other young moms around here. And lots of old ones like me!...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,735
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
I remember a time when my dd was 3 and we were...

I remember a time when my dd was 3 and we were at an indoor playgroup. I looked over from the other side of the room and she was hanging upside down from the monkey bars in a dress and no panties....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,735
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
My dd is 7 and she usually wears skirts with...

My dd is 7 and she usually wears skirts with shorts built in or tights. From a perspective of modesty, I honestly couldn't care less if her underpants show. They're little girls for heaven's sake....
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-02-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
I often remove the carcasses with a slotted...

I often remove the carcasses with a slotted spoon and take off most of the meat after an hour or so. Then I use it for soup, chicken and dumplings, quesadillas, etc. It tastes nicer and freezes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
My dh and I as well as the kids have a...

My dh and I as well as the kids have a hyphenated surname (my family name first).
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,622
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Neera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364967/what-are-your-first-graders-reading#post_17133497)

I am...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-07-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,029
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Dihydrogen Monoxide is not Borax. It's water.  

Dihydrogen Monoxide is not Borax. It's water.
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 358
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Krissy, you are amazing and worthy and loved....

Krissy, you are amazing and worthy and loved. You deserve to bask in the glory of this amazing accomplishment and if you cry, you cry. I've never run a marathon, but from what I understand, crying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-04-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,622
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
In grade on my dd loved the Rainbow Fairies...

In grade on my dd loved the Rainbow Fairies books. I personally found them tedious, but she seemed to enjoy them thoroughly. She also read Ivy and Bean, Just Grace and the Magic School Bus books.
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
I'm so sorry you both had such a rotten start to...

I'm so sorry you both had such a rotten start to your day. But you CAN actually back down and make a course correction without losing credibility. If the rocks are too big for the net, how realistic...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Please know that I am not criticizing you, as I...

Please know that I am not criticizing you, as I have been in this place many times. Anger creates "tunnel vision" where we focus on the infraction and need to make it right immediately and we lose...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
You can't win a battle of wills with a four year...

You can't win a battle of wills with a four year old without doing considerable damage. It's probably not the best time to "discipline" when he's hysterical and you're angry. Let him out of the pool...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Why is a four year old playing unsupervised near...

Why is a four year old playing unsupervised near a pool? Could you put a cover on it? A fence around it? You are quite right, though. Forcing a crying, hysterical four year old to do an impossible...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-30-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
I just wanted to reply to say that my 7yo dd is...

I just wanted to reply to say that my 7yo dd is going through a similar period, although she doesn't have the same separation anxiety, she is dealing with a whole pile of worries that are just...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
When I lived in Japan I had one. It was great....

When I lived in Japan I had one. It was great. As long as you have a place to store it during the day when not in use, I think it would be a great solution.
 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-23-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KristyDi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Vancouver Mommy
My 5yo weaned about 8 months ago. It happened...

My 5yo weaned about 8 months ago. It happened immediately after oral surgery that required stitches and medical recommendations not to suck for a few days. I'm sure they meant a straw, but in our...
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