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Forum: Parenting   09-24-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,406
Posted By Stinkerbell
I have no shame in stepping up to say that the...

I have no shame in stepping up to say that the only reason my kids get McD's a few times a year is because when *I* am drooling for a Big N Tasty and McD's french fries, nothing will stop the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By Stinkerbell
Obsessing about a few pounds, when you KNOW you...

Obsessing about a few pounds, when you KNOW you are healthy, is not at all "honoring your body".

You are beautiful and your body reflects that. I clearly see a poor self image and perhaps some...
Forum: Allergies   09-24-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Stinkerbell
oh. my.

oh. my.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,478
Posted By Stinkerbell
Ive never met a mother who doesn't believe her...

Ive never met a mother who doesn't believe her child is gifted. And maybe he is. But that seems like a LOT of pressure to put on a toddler/preschooler, when you cant even begin to compare that sort...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Stinkerbell
In my house, I've established "asking vs...

In my house, I've established "asking vs telling" (idea from a good friend). If I ASK you to do something, we can negotiate the terms. Meaning, even my 5 year old knows if I say, "Can you please...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,478
Posted By Stinkerbell
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

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Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14426827)
Maybe he just isn't ready for preschool - it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Stinkerbell
SOrry! Been overwhelmed here but appreciate your...

SOrry! Been overwhelmed here but appreciate your feedback.

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Originally Posted by betsyj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Stinkerbell
My 5 year old son is really into "bathroom...

My 5 year old son is really into "bathroom humor". Body functions and especially body parts is hysterical to him... "penis" and "butt" come out of his mouth several times a day and almost always...
Forum: Unschooling   09-16-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Stinkerbell
Quote: Originally Posted by BabyMae09...

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Originally Posted by BabyMae09 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14373257)
Augh. My Mom is sitting with DS right now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Stinkerbell
Quote: Originally Posted by 1growingsprout...

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Originally Posted by 1growingsprout http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14198152)
Nope. This is part of the reason we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Stinkerbell
That's more or less where I stand at the moment,...

That's more or less where I stand at the moment, too. I dont agree with it, as a whole, but I want my little guy to be familiar with it as a part of American culture and history. Ive been looking...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Stinkerbell
For you HSing, USing, nonschooling moms in the...

For you HSing, USing, nonschooling moms in the states....what is your take on learning the pledge of allegiance? Do you have your kids memorize and recite it? Do you teach the history of it and what...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Stinkerbell
We've been unschooling my 13 year old but he...

We've been unschooling my 13 year old but he wants a challenge and bit more structure/stimulation. I am not finding much in the way of actual reviews for Middle School curriculum. I want something...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 822
Posted By Stinkerbell
My experience might be the same CAUSE, if we all...

My experience might be the same CAUSE, if we all share a cause that has not been determined....but I describe (or experience) it differently.

I remember being very young and having this sudden,...
Forum: Parenting   06-02-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By Stinkerbell
4 year old over here. Cant. hear. myself....

4 year old over here.

Cant. hear. myself. think.


Ever.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Stinkerbell
R watches B occasionally...usually for an hour...

R watches B occasionally...usually for an hour or so maybe once a week, usually if I want to run an errand solo or have an adult appointment (gyn or whatever). We do not pay him for this, as it's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Stinkerbell
My 13 year old used to be the funny, lively,...

My 13 year old used to be the funny, lively, happy kid no matter what. He's always (since he was tiny) had a fierce temper but he was never easily provoked and I have been proud of raising my kids...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-25-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,243
Posted By Stinkerbell
Quote: Originally Posted by wednesday2004...

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Originally Posted by wednesday2004 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13819469)
I voted no. We like dandelions around...
Forum: Unschooling   05-25-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By Stinkerbell
Quote: Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot...

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Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13790594)
The danger with labels is that it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-22-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,877
Posted By Stinkerbell
Quote: Originally Posted by ChetMC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetMC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13806115)
Because puppies bites, and babies don't.
...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-17-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Stinkerbell
magic Treehouse?

magic Treehouse?
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Stinkerbell
I dont mean he says, "I hate you" when he's...

I dont mean he says, "I hate you" when he's angry. That's normal. But my 4.5 year old genuinely dislikes being with me for any reason. He's the youngest of 3 (big age span between him and the older...
Forum: Unschooling   04-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Stinkerbell
Anyone doing this? We've just started and it's a...

Anyone doing this? We've just started and it's a lot of fun!
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-03-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By Stinkerbell
Thank you all so much for your responses. We, as...

Thank you all so much for your responses. We, as a group, have organized a meal drop off schedule and we are going to shop a little for easter basket stuff for her children.

I also planned to...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-02-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By Stinkerbell
A mom in my homeschooling group lost her...

A mom in my homeschooling group lost her youngest this morning. Kehlin was just on the cusp of 4 months old.

Apparantly, she woke up and he was not yet awake. She went to his crib and he was gone...
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