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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,576
Posted By gaialice
Thank you for these suggestions kikakika.... I...

Thank you for these suggestions kikakika.... I have been ever so reluctant to try melatonin. After reading your post, I think I will try the combination you suggest first. Just a question, what is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,576
Posted By gaialice
I think it may work for my 5 yo. Because in the...

I think it may work for my 5 yo. Because in the winter, she sleeps 8:45 pm 7 am (not what books recommend for her age, but it works fine for her) however, when - because of the longer days and the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-06-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By gaialice
newmama8824, sleep has been one of the most...

newmama8824, sleep has been one of the most difficult things for me with my kids... one thing that i wish I had tried when they were babies is this: http://www.awareparenting.com/comfort.htm
you...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-02-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,716
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by LifeIsBeautiful...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LifeIsBeautiful http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10885964)
From "7 Myths of Working Mothers, Why...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-01-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,117
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by momz3...

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Originally Posted by momz3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10906449)
I have heard some horror stories of adoption,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By gaialice
I STIK M you're right about water intake. Now,...

I STIK M you're right about water intake. Now, how to get my dd to drink more water I do not know. You're also right about good fats, I think. My dd1 loves butter and eats a good portion of that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by Hokulele...

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Originally Posted by Hokulele http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10900666)
DD is doing GREAT!! They took a closer look...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By gaialice
was just wondering if you have an Ipod or...

was just wondering if you have an Ipod or something like that, which you would allow him to use on the potty and only then... I know this is not very GD I have to confess I used rewards to get past...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 921
Posted By gaialice
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gifOMG! I too, totally feel out of my depth when people are so rude. Shocked speechless as PP said. I hope you still had a nice trip, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 490
Posted By gaialice
Well, we had dinner by candlelight (although it...

Well, we had dinner by candlelight (although it was not yet Earth Hour but I wanted the girls to "enjoy" the Earth Hour without putting them to bed too late) which made everyone very excited. Then,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gaialice
Hokulele, how is your dd?

Hokulele, how is your dd?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-29-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by Houdini...

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Originally Posted by Houdini http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10880323)
How does the court reconcile someone being...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-29-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,450
Posted By gaialice
Oh my... you must have been so scared....glad...

Oh my... you must have been so scared....glad everyone is safe... was there an open lock or did he break in?
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-29-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By gaialice
Thanks for reminding me! I wanted to do it when...

Thanks for reminding me! I wanted to do it when I read about it in the newspaper but had forgotten. I hope we are able to not turn anything on.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By gaialice
This is bizarre in a 6.5 yo, especially if it is...

This is bizarre in a 6.5 yo, especially if it is something new. Have there been big changes in your life that you think affected your son somehow?
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By gaialice
Hey did you give a try to shea butter? It works...

Hey did you give a try to shea butter? It works well on the skin of my five year old. But, I am not as consistent as I should be and her skin does feel like sandpaper. Can you tell me more about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By gaialice
I have no problem with the kissing honestly but,...

I have no problem with the kissing honestly but, because I know that many moms do, and because I know my dd2 likes kissing other kids (and I agree it is nothing sexual, it is just that she likes to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gaialice
Wow, Joyof3boys a growth plate fracture twice!...

Wow, Joyof3boys a growth plate fracture twice! That is really bad luck. My dd's fractures were both just in the middle of the long bones. That's probably the reason why the healed so easily.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-28-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 120
Posted By gaialice
Did you check all - and I mean ALL - the books...

Did you check all - and I mean ALL - the books on the shelves? And behind the books? I see you have a toddler in the house.... anything could have happened... like when my dd2 was a toddler, one...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by Piglet68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Piglet68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10853170)
For example, this morning my daughter left...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gaialice
Hokulele I am so sorry to hear the arm is broken...

Hokulele I am so sorry to hear the arm is broken above the elbow. Honestly, do not beat yourself up about not noticing it sooner. I think it is not going to make a big difference really. My dd's arm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By gaialice
I think my dd2 does not drink enough but she...

I think my dd2 does not drink enough but she drinks more than 600 if you take into that the milk in the morning, one juice, warm tea in the evening and the little bit of water I manage to get her to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by Hokulele...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokulele http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10862411)
Once she was snoring I just burst into...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gaialice
Quote: Originally Posted by Hokulele...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokulele http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10862308)
DD got knocked to the ground and broke her...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,546
Posted By gaialice
Was away for Easter and did not check back. How...

Was away for Easter and did not check back. How are you Mama?
I understand what you mean that he feels left out because he's the oldest. He sounds very mature for his age also. I sense that he can...
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