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Forum: Site Help   12-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By swd12422
Can't see new PMs

The link to my PM inbox indicates 4 new messages, but when I open my inbox there are no unread messages... Help?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-26-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By swd12422
I remember you, and I also followed Desta's story...

I remember you, and I also followed Desta's story and had hoped to see a happy update. I'm not here much anymore either, but I recall that Dharmamama had signed off saying she was done here at least...
Forum: Parenting   09-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By swd12422
We do walk the dog together and I walk him to...

We do walk the dog together and I walk him to school and lie down with him at bedtime, plus we have alone time after school when his brother is napping. But he nearly never offers up anything. :-(
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By swd12422
I do too! He has never been into art/coloring...

I do too!
He has never been into art/coloring much, but his interest in drawing has been exploding very recently. Not sure why, but since it is I'll have to try this.
Thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By swd12422
He says he wants more/harder work, but he can't focus

DS is in first grade and loves school. He's pretty smart, but has trouble sitting quietly in class and can't sit for homework, which is less than 20 minutes of effort on any given day.

He says...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By swd12422
I do try to chat in the car and during other...

I do try to chat in the car and during other activities but he doesn't talk. At night, he can come up with something he wants to talk about but it's usually either a fear he has that he will not...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By swd12422
I can't be the only one here with a child like...

I can't be the only one here with a child like this, can I?? Is it totally abnormal?
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By swd12422
How do I get him to open up?

DS has never been good at talking about his feelings/things that are bothering him. He is 6 1/2, and only just recently told me he's afraid of the dark! I've suspected all along, of course, but he'd...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By swd12422
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Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
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Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By swd12422
ITA with everything PPs said. No, you're not...

ITA with everything PPs said. No, you're not wrong to not want contact with someone who would rape a child and abuse you and your mom. And I think it is a great idea to fill the gap left by the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By swd12422
The ice cream places here offer gift cards for...

The ice cream places here offer gift cards for single scoops. DS got one as a party favor last summer and I thought it was a great idea. But then didn't use it til this summer... So I'm not sure what...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By swd12422
Heh. Yeah. I actually only have boys and these...

Heh. Yeah. I actually only have boys and these will definitely be teaching moments for them too. But I do worry more about the girls when I hear/see these things happening. I had lots of close...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By swd12422
Sorry, no experience... I came here to ask a...

Sorry, no experience... I came here to ask a similar question. This is my concern too. Mine is only 2 but I am getting really frustrated feeling like I'm talking to a wall. I hope you find some good...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By swd12422
I agree. Very common and I think becoming more...

I agree. Very common and I think becoming more so. These "minor" incidents need to be teaching moments so our girls have a stronger chance of avoiding worse situations in the future. Being "nice"...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By swd12422
I agree with PPs. However you feel like answering...

I agree with PPs. However you feel like answering is the answer and it wouldn't bother me, especially if it's a closed adoption..... How would the adoptive family know that you're counting the child...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By swd12422
Please post an update! I've been stalking this...

Please post an update! I've been stalking this thread hoping you would get a reply. We are in need of a new bed but can't agree. I think a hammock is a great idea but I'm not so sure it would work...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By swd12422
Our son was a little older (21 months) when he...

Our son was a little older (21 months) when he had his adenoids removed. It was a very quick outpatient surgery and his recovery and healing were easier than oral surgery my three year old had to fix...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By swd12422
It is thinner. No cracks yet, but it seems...

It is thinner. No cracks yet, but it seems imminent.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By swd12422
First batch is frozen solid. In an Anchor Hocking...

First batch is frozen solid. In an Anchor Hocking glass storage container. One wrong slip of the metal gelato scoop and it would probably crack... So I answered my own question. I guess I need to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By swd12422
Blasphemy! Scrape it into a jar and use it for...

Blasphemy! Scrape it into a jar and use it for beans or frying eggs or whatever. ;-)
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By swd12422
how do you store your ice cream?

We just got an ice cream maker and will be stocking up b/c everyone likes different flavors and one of us needs diary free, etc.

I made my first batch last night and put it in a glass storage...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By swd12422
One mom I know got some diapers in a much smaller...

One mom I know got some diapers in a much smaller size and then pointed out very dramatically, "Oh, my! You are such a big boy that your diapers don't fit you any more! I guess it's time to shop for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By swd12422
I love the paint chip idea! I also think I need...

I love the paint chip idea! I also think I need to set up a treasure hunt that they can do on their own. Of course, it's worst when I'm rushing to make dinner and other times I can't take them...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By swd12422
I think my big problem is my own self control....

I think my big problem is my own self control. The chaos level sometimes literally makes me scream. One moment I'm dealing with it and then just one more screech from the little one or one more...
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