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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,553
Posted By Greenmama13
I have one more suggestion that I did not see...

I have one more suggestion that I did not see listed. We homeschool as well and we have the kids make up their own schedules each day. The caveat is that they pick from a list created by us...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-22-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 79,043
Posted By Greenmama13
Minecraft

Like many others in this thread my son is addicted to minecraft. He starts asking to use the ipad as soon as he gets up in the morning. If i try to just let him use it early in the day, he still...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Greenmama13
HBarron, I really appreciated what you said in...

HBarron, I really appreciated what you said in your post.  I need to cut it out and paste it somewhere I can see it every day.
 
"parenting from the heart--listening to your own instincts rather...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Greenmama13
My dh often complains that we do too much for...

My dh often complains that we do too much for our children.  I was wondering how others balance kid wants/needs versus adult wants/needs? 
 
On the one hand, I don't think we do too much with/for...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-23-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By Greenmama13
Fortune teller - I would love to hear how you...

Fortune teller - I would love to hear how you make your own lipbalm.  Thanks.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-23-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Greenmama13
jakesmama, Can you tell me more about Mint...

jakesmama, Can you tell me more about Mint also?  Is it a website?
 
Thanks.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By Greenmama13
I just wanted to say that I think it's really...

I just wanted to say that I think it's really sad that your dh is not more supportive of hs. Perhaps he needs to learn more about it so he can support you more. I was the skeptical one when we...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-05-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By Greenmama13
Is your program similar to Freecycle?  If not,...

Is your program similar to Freecycle?  If not, how is it different?  Thanks.
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Greenmama13
It sounds like you are on the right track to be...

It sounds like you are on the right track to be more green.  I am having a hard time coming up with other ideas to throw at you.  Replace all of your lightbulbs when they blow out with those new...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Greenmama13
We keep a very large basket in the kitchen for...

We keep a very large basket in the kitchen for all of the recycling and then take that out to our various recycle bins (glass, paper, plastic, metal) when it gets full.  We also keep a compost...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,613
Posted By Greenmama13
Sounds like you are doing a good job on helping...

Sounds like you are doing a good job on helping him through this issue.  I would still suggest that you get him a physical if you have not already.  My ds who is 6 has encoparesis.  This is a...
Forum: Women's Health   11-13-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Greenmama13
mbravebird,   Thanks for your ideas.  I...

mbravebird,
 
Thanks for your ideas.  I haven't tried any of those ideas.  I especially like the sleep suggestion one - I think I will try it this week.
Forum: Women's Health   10-13-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Greenmama13
Thanks 1sttimemama for your reply.  That is what...

Thanks 1sttimemama for your reply.  That is what our pediatrician seems to think/feel as well - that he will grow out of it.  But is very frustratin gin the meantime. We will see how it goes.  Right...
Forum: Women's Health   10-07-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Greenmama13
We have been struggling with encopresis with my...

We have been struggling with encopresis with my now 6yods for over a year now.  I feel like I have tried everything. 
He is on Miralax daily, although a small dose.  I think part of our problem is...
Forum: Parenting   06-17-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,683
Posted By Greenmama13
I usually hit the dollar store before we go on a...

I usually hit the dollar store before we go on a road trip.  I just look for little things that will keep them busy - some of which others have suggested: pipe cleaners, little animals, a new...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,958
Posted By Greenmama13
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by laohaire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,958
Posted By Greenmama13
Your comments have all been helpful to me as...

Your comments have all been helpful to me as well.  I still have a few questions though to those of you who have been there. 
 
My dh wants to homeschool our 5yods next year.  I support this in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By Greenmama13
My ds did not really start talking until he was...

My ds did not really start talking until he was almost 3! He had some words, but didn't use them very often. My pediatrician said that if he said them once it counted AND she said that baby signs...
Forum: Canada   07-13-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Greenmama13
We are thinking about traveling up to Quebec...

We are thinking about traveling up to Quebec City within the next month. Does anyone have any suggestions for places to stay, things to avoid, things that are must sees? I have two children, ages 1...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-17-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Greenmama13
Help! Today is my first day back to work....

Help!

Today is my first day back to work. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif My dd is 10 weeks old. Pumping is going fine, but my caretaker has called three times today...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-12-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By Greenmama13
Here are a few of our cheapie meals... ...

Here are a few of our cheapie meals...

Polenta - with tomatoes or mushrooms on top
Barley - with chicken or beef stock, or if we have left over beef or lamb we throw a little bit of that in for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By Greenmama13
Hello to the new mamas! I know I never get to...

Hello to the new mamas! I know I never get to write here as often as I want to.

Cherubess - wow, I've barely thought about what to do for my LOs B-day. I guess I'd better get moving on it.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,032
Posted By Greenmama13
Ewe - I'm so sad for you and your little ones....

Ewe - I'm so sad for you and your little ones. You all have been having such a time lately! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I hope that Freya is feeling better soon!

I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-19-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Greenmama13
I purchased a small trashcan with a swinging lid...

I purchased a small trashcan with a swinging lid for the dirty ones and use a large giftbag for the clean ones. When the trashcan is full, I wash them. I keep both items next to the toilet.

I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-19-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,018
Posted By Greenmama13
My POAS was positive! I still can't believe it!...

My POAS was positive! I still can't believe it! Been trying for almost a year! I was worried that the delay was because of still BFing my 34 mo ds.

Thanks for everyone's support....
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