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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-16-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By leighi123
We use Singapore math

We use Singapore math
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By leighi123
Ds has been helping in the kitchen forever, but...

Ds has been helping in the kitchen forever, but started cooking whole meals around 4.  He mostly makes stir fry - I make the rice for him in advance, he chops the veg, stir fries it, adds the rice...
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,864
Posted By leighi123
We do one snack a day - breakfast (8-9ish),...

We do one snack a day - breakfast (8-9ish), lunch (12-1ish) afternoon snack(4ish), then dinner (dinner is usually 7:30)
 
NO snacks in-between.   The afternoon snack is usually something light...
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By leighi123
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skreader http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By leighi123
Here kids call adults Miss firstname and Mr....

Here kids call adults Miss firstname and Mr. firstname, for their friends parents, random adults, and teachers every place except actual schools (i.e. they do this for classes at the rec center,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By leighi123
I'm having a hard time with ds, getting him to...

I'm having a hard time with ds, getting him to do any schoolwork.    I feel like I've tried everything and I'm so frustrated!    When he actually concentrates, he does excellent work, understands...
Forum: Parenting   12-27-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By leighi123
Ds is 5. Lately he has been doing the opposite...

Ds is 5. Lately he has been doing the opposite of what he is told, 2 seconds after he is told to do or not to do something.

"Please put the chair down." (He was holding it over his head)
He puts...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By leighi123
Breastmilk Garlic oil (I make it, cook garlic...

Breastmilk
Garlic oil (I make it, cook garlic in oil, coconut or olive for a long time, strain, put in ear)
chiropractor
and allergies cause a lot of ear issues, I had them one after the other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By leighi123
The paint peels super easy, other than that they...

The paint peels super easy, other than that they aren't too bad.
 
Forum: Intactivism   08-28-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By leighi123
My Levi is near the end!   

My Levi is near the end! 
 
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By leighi123
I read to him around an hour a day, sometimes...

I read to him around an hour a day, sometimes more, very rarely less.   But we live with my parents and my mom will read him 2-4 books a day, and my dad will read him 1-2 books.   He also loves...
Forum: Family Safety   08-18-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By leighi123
What seats do you have and what car do you...

What seats do you have and what car do you have?   
 
While most 6yr olds are fine in a booster if they are mature enough to sit still, somtimes in small cars/3-across its easier to have all 3 in...
Forum: Free For Shipping   08-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By leighi123
I work at a UU church and I bet these would go...

I work at a UU church and I bet these would go over well there... I'd love these if you still have them.
 
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,437
Posted By leighi123
The only reason I only have 1 kid is because my...

The only reason I only have 1 kid is because my ex-husband was psycho, and I left him when ds was a yar old and have been single ever sense.   Ds is 5 now and I want more, but I don't want to have...
Forum: Family Safety   07-28-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By leighi123
My ds would get really really cold even in warm...

My ds would get really really cold even in warm water when he was younger, he has always been a tiny, skinny little guy so I think that was part of it.  I got him a wetsuit and that helped a...
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By leighi123
in the moms group I'm a part of, playdates are...

in the moms group I'm a part of, playdates are generally "group invites" so everyone in the group is invited.  If 1-2 people don't show up, its no big deal, there are other kids that will be there. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,394
Posted By leighi123
Ds has food allergies and some of them cause the...

Ds has food allergies and some of them cause the symptoms you are describing.  One is apple seeds (and therefore apple juice), another is dyes, artfical flavoring, and preservatives, and the last...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By leighi123
I never brought any toys, not even 1.   I think...

I never brought any toys, not even 1.   I think the point of camping is to NOT have all kinds of entertainment.   If he gets bored, let him be bored.   Ds plays with sticks, rocks, finds other kids...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,196
Posted By leighi123
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by APToddlerMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,196
Posted By leighi123
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AdinaL http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357348/infant-swim-self-rescue-anyone-try-it#post_17039338)

You...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,196
Posted By leighi123
I really really LOVED the ISR classes for my...

I really really LOVED the ISR classes for my ds.  We have a pool and it was 100% worth it.  
 
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By leighi123
What kind of opener do you have?  Most have a...

What kind of opener do you have?  Most have a "vacation mode" or "lock mode" that you can set to disable them.  Or its really easy to relocate the button itself to a higher spot.  (my ex dh was a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,672
Posted By leighi123
I'll also say that planned playdates or classes...

I'll also say that planned playdates or classes doesn't = any differences in responses from other kids.  weather its at the playground, or in a class, some kids respond to "hi's" and some don't.  Ds...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,672
Posted By leighi123
Ds has always been very friendly - one of his...

Ds has always been very friendly - one of his first words was "hi" and he would sit in the grocery cart as a baby and say "hi" to anyone near by.   He is almost 5 (on friday!) and is still the same...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By leighi123
UPDATE!!!   Check out how our party went...

UPDATE!!!
 
Check out how our party went here:
http://thelittlesewingshop.blogspot.com/2012/07/guinness-book-of-world-records-5th-bday.html
 
 
It ended up being a lot of fun!
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