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Forum: Meal Planning   06-30-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,091
Posted By philosoikou
Hey, thanks!...

Hey, thanks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-28-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By philosoikou
Thank you for your response! Wolfe's Neck looks...

Thank you for your response! Wolfe's Neck looks great. Emailing them now.

Anyone else?
Forum: Meal Planning   06-27-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,091
Posted By philosoikou
I am planning my two daughters, ages 5 and 2,...

I am planning my two daughters, ages 5 and 2, long-term tent/car camping. We will be out for at least a few weeks. We will have a cooler and a basic stove, but no refrigeration, and a very tight...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-27-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By philosoikou
I am looking for a tent-camping spot for myself...

I am looking for a tent-camping spot for myself and my two daughters. We don't have a specific destination in mind, but we would like to be near the sea, and are thinking of Maine. We will be...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By philosoikou
What worked for me was to just... stop snacking....

What worked for me was to just... stop snacking. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

I don't mean to be glib or snarky! I'm serious. Meals only, one plate per. Tea or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By philosoikou
I would suggest offering a variety of foods,...

I would suggest offering a variety of foods, preferably from the family's table (i.e. not special "baby" foods), and not worrying about whether he eats them or not, or how much. The important thing,...
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By philosoikou
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackSheepPDX...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackSheepPDX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15029237)
My plan is to set up "nursery" in my...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-05-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By philosoikou
I think the best answer probably depends on your...

I think the best answer probably depends on your temperament, but I tend to do best with absolutes. So for me, what worked best was to simply draw a hard line: no sweets and no snacks. Three meals a...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
Sending out...

Sending out http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif to all those who have personal experience with the pain of abuse....
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
I continue to feel so glad I posted, and I'm not...

I continue to feel so glad I posted, and I'm not sure why I ever hesitated. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Jen and Sierra, your posts, coming from places pf...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
I hope I didn't unwittingly turn this into a...

I hope I didn't unwittingly turn this into a battle with my "two camps" language. I was just trying to clarify/confirm what I thought I was hearing.

Nobody has to duke this one out or decide for...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
Quote: Originally Posted by Roxswood...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roxswood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15016791)
Would it be possible to limit times when...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
This thread continues to be wonderfully...

This thread continues to be wonderfully thought-provoking. I think I will have to have dh read it so we can discuss together. I feel that now, more than ever, it is important for us to be on the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-02-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By philosoikou
Everything you've shared has helped a lot. Thank...

Everything you've shared has helped a lot. Thank you so much!

You're right about MIL being more than willing to turn a blind eye whenever possible. She's had a tough go of it with BIL, no doubt....
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
Quote: Originally Posted by GoBecGo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoBecGo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15015303)
WRT BIL - he isn't a predator. Or he is, but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By philosoikou
Both such very helpful responses. Many thanks! ...

Both such very helpful responses. Many thanks!

I will order the book you suggested from the library, Oubliette. Perfect!

AndVeeGee, your own experience helps a lot. i think my dh and I are...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By philosoikou
nak I too can relate. A book that has been...

nak

I too can relate. A book that has been helping me to sort out my own feelings about my dd's emotions is Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort.

Basically, I think that any...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By philosoikou
You've had a lot of great replies about how...

You've had a lot of great replies about how typical this sounds for a baby of this age. And I share the empathy that others have expressed for the mother of a high-needs baby. It is HARD to believe...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
The insights from a DS front are helping a lot. ...

The insights from a DS front are helping a lot.

BIL is not severely disabled by the DS. He is very high-functioning. In a lot of ways, DS is the least of his problems. His (and my dh's) father is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By philosoikou
Hello there, We have recently been having...

Hello there,

We have recently been having some sexuality issues with my BIL, age 17, who has Down syndrome. (I posted about it here...
Forum: Parenting   02-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
Thank you so much. All of these responses are...

Thank you so much. All of these responses are helping a lot. I am glad I decided to post. Please, keep 'em coming!

Also, I appreciate the "tough love" responses as well. I don't mind hearing the...
Forum: Parenting   02-01-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15012548)
If she is victimized, which to some extent...
Forum: Parenting   02-01-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By philosoikou
I hope I am posting in the right place. We...

I hope I am posting in the right place.

We recently had a visit with extended family that has left me reeling. I need some help talking to my dd, age 4.5, about what happened, and I need some...
Forum: Women's Health   01-24-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By philosoikou
Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbgrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14976530)
It's very likely something like drainage in...
Forum: Women's Health   01-24-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By philosoikou
I should have mentioned that she is not coughing...

I should have mentioned that she is not coughing at night these days, and does not have a stuffy/runny nose. The coughing at night happens for 3-4 nights in a row, every 2-3 weeks. It's not all the...
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