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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By richella
It amazes me that no one thinks these long-term...

It amazes me that no one thinks these long-term studies ought to be conducted BEFORE they push everyone to get the shot. But they need subjects, and apparently most people don't mind being one.

I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By richella
Hm, would love to see updates as things change.

Hm, would love to see updates as things change.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 39
Posted By richella
Coughing. Endless coughing.

I am going to go insane. Both dds are in at least their 3rd week of coughing. dd1, 10, coughs every 5 seconds in the AM. By afternoon it might get better. Some nights she can cough herself to sleep,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,742
Posted By richella
That's about the age when dd was so constantly...

That's about the age when dd was so constantly opposing and challenging me, I decided to send her to preschool just to see if someone else could do any better. Turned out that was exactly what she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By richella
Thanks, everyone.

Thanks, everyone.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By richella
The one between the upper lip and the gum. Hers...

The one between the upper lip and the gum. Hers is attached just above where her front teeth (don't) come together.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By richella
DDS says 7 yo has a frenulum problem

This totally surprised me. I had never heard of a frenulum. She doesn't have any speech or eating problems. She does have a gap in her front teeth. The DDS was kind of treatment-happy (said also her...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By richella
Sounds like your kid is about the age for...

Sounds like your kid is about the age for puberty. DD1 started getting smellier right around that age.
I wouldn't assume there is a connection between that and the vax, but here's something I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By richella
Just found this thread, and would like to add: ...

Just found this thread, and would like to add:
I had a friend (adult) in a major city who stepped on a rusty nail and went to the heath dept. for a tetanus shot. The MD there told him that animal...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By richella
I refused to let them vax dd1 for hepB in the...

I refused to let them vax dd1 for hepB in the hospital. I knew there was some concern about vaxes but didn't have a clue what it was, and I was on morphine (surgical birth) so I assumed I wasn't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,558
Posted By richella
My mom didn't have a dryer all the time I was...

My mom didn't have a dryer all the time I was growing up. There was lots of space in the basement to hang everything. If our jeans didn't dry in time, she would turn the oven on low and hang them...
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By richella
Whew. Cookies have been taking it out of me....

Whew. Cookies have been taking it out of me. Almost done, almost done, almost done . . . and then we are taking an overnight to an event about Asian culture and history. Then planning with other...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By richella
I've been reading Phantom Tollbooth this week,...

I've been reading Phantom Tollbooth this week, and thought of you. 9 yo DD says she read it last year, but didn't know all the words, but that's kind of the point. Lots of pictures.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,776
Posted By richella
We gradually introduced limits. I think by 7 I...

We gradually introduced limits. I think by 7 I was lying down w/both dds in their bed, then leaving when they were asleep. Still do that, but now (age 9 and 6) they can sleep w/o me if necessary. At...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-30-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By richella
I asked my advanced 9 yo and she suggested the...

I asked my advanced 9 yo and she suggested the Andrew Clements books. They're not series, but thematically similar. She can't get enough of them. School Story, Extra Credit, all the titles have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By richella
I'd second the Beverly Cleary, esp. the Ramona...

I'd second the Beverly Cleary, esp. the Ramona series.Not a lot of pictures, but some. Also Ivy and Bean, both my dds love those. (9 yo is kinda past, 6 yo is just starting to read them.)
9 yo read...
Forum: Parenting   01-23-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By richella
Well, that's something to think about.

Well, that's something to think about.
Forum: Parenting   01-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By richella
My 9 yo uses the internet for searches...

My 9 yo uses the internet for searches occasionally, for school homework, sometimes watching tv shows, email, but not for social media. She started an account at. . . I think shutterfly, because she...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,235
Posted By richella
I voted for 2-4, but I'm really not sure. I...

I voted for 2-4, but I'm really not sure. I remember looking at the clock once or twice, and thinking that that thing, the hands, the numbers, it was all meaningless. I was in a different place,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,462
Posted By richella
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarilynLeigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By richella
From the mercola link: “When you’re newly...

From the mercola link:
“When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”
 
The nerve of those vaxers, exposing my unvaxed...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-17-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By richella
Thanks for clarifying that, nabokoviana.

Thanks for clarifying that, nabokoviana.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By richella
yeah, I got that :)

yeah, I got that :)
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By richella
Well, they started with baboons, and passed it...

Well, they started with baboons, and passed it to other baboons.
Very sad for the baboons, but at least it's pertussis and not something REALLY scary like ebola or anthrax (that was probably in the...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By richella
Thanks, that's really helpful. I like the...

Thanks, that's really helpful.
I like the journey in a day idea. I can see doing that in the summer. I think I might be happy to do some work with the girls in the summer, even though they bridge...
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