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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,959
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
One has to wonder how we all survived long...

One has to wonder how we all survived long enough to produce children of our own without the "necessity" of cell phones.
 
Until my kids can afford to pay for one on their own, their not having...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,166
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pookietooth http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/379888/help-me-stop-yelling/180#post_16851457)

OK, rusteve...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,166
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChitownTracy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/379888/help-me-stop-yelling/180#post_16854268)
 I have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
I never used sippy cups with my kids (one of...

I never used sippy cups with my kids (one of those bizarre things I have very strong opinions on http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif.  My kids are 3 and 4, and for at least the...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,596
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Not as concise as the others, but my motto...

Not as concise as the others, but my motto nevertheless:
 
My job as a parent is to do such a good job, that when my children are 18 they don't need me anymore.  My goal as a parent is to do this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,931
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Absolutely not, to both questions.  I do not let...

Absolutely not, to both questions.  I do not let my kids win at games, nor do I allow cheating.
 
The only way to get better at games is by playing better players.  Letting a kid win teaches them...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-21-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,166
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
  Quote: this may sound crazy, but...if i need...


Quote: this may sound crazy, but...if i need something done (like cleaning up the toys, etc) because it's driving ME nuts, then i do it- even though of course i didn't make the mess.  sometimes...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,166
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
    Quote:I know that there are folks out...


 
Quote:I know that there are folks out there who get their kids to help, but I'm not one of them, at least not most of the time. I wonder if it's just a symptom of the madness of our times --...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,722
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
I have to say, "This, too, shall pass," always...

I have to say, "This, too, shall pass," always pissed me off, especially when my kids were newborns.  It didn't help me in the middle of the night when my baby was screaming bloody murder for no...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-22-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,730
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Quote: Originally Posted by MadameXCupcake...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadameXCupcake http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12444087)
Justed wanted to add you can have a...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-22-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,730
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Sadly, no egg allergies (who ever thought I'd...

Sadly, no egg allergies (who ever thought I'd preface that statement with "sadly" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif ?)

I didn't know that religious exemptions were all...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-22-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,730
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Sadly, SD is not a philosophical exemption...

Sadly, SD is not a philosophical exemption state.

Perhaps I need to move to MN http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif:
Forum: Vaccinations   10-22-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,730
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
My children, 20 mo and 7 mo, are basically fully...

My children, 20 mo and 7 mo, are basically fully vax'ed. The only two shots I don't "do" are the flu shot and chicken pox. Both of my chilren are in a state-certified home daycare.

My husband...
Forum: Family Planning   08-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
There is NO way I'd wait 6 years between kids. I...

There is NO way I'd wait 6 years between kids. I think it'd be hard (and kinda depressing) to be all done with diapers and sleepless nights only to start at the beginning again.

As for spacing...
Forum: Family Planning   08-08-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
My kids are 13 mo. apart. I was really nervous...

My kids are 13 mo. apart. I was really nervous at first, but now I honestly think it's great. If I could convince my husband, I'd have another now in a heartbeat (they're 18 mo. and 5 mo.).

The...
Forum: Diapering   06-04-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
I wish I had listened to my mom and gotten all...

I wish I had listened to my mom and gotten all flats to begin with. Now I have a HUGE stash of prefolds and only a dozen or so flats. The prefolds are fine, but the flats are what I love.

And I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
My DS started drinking out of a "real" glass...

My DS started drinking out of a "real" glass around 4 months. Someone else had to hold it, of course, but he's always drank out of them fine. Never needed a sippy cup.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
My kids have both slept on their bellies, pretty...

My kids have both slept on their bellies, pretty much right from the start.

My DS was a couple of weeks old when my mom put him on his stomach. I FREAKED OUT. She said, "Do you like sleeping on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Honestly, I have NO idea how I was able to...

Honestly, I have NO idea how I was able to remain calm. That's not me AT ALL. I'm usually the type of person who yells first, appologizes later. I have no clue why I bit my tongue this time, when it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Quote: Originally Posted by changingseasons...

Quote:
Originally Posted by changingseasons http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11270485)
WOW- I would have freaked. But how...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
So I mentioned in another thread, Ryan got laid...

So I mentioned in another thread, Ryan got laid off today. As a result, he helped me take the kids down to the car to take them to the sitter. I gave him Leah (3 mo.), thinking the infant would be...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-07-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Quote: Originally Posted by hanno...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hanno http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11160328)
good!

If it's feasible, at least one parent...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-07-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
Ugh...she added another 1 year old this week. ...

Ugh...she added another 1 year old this week.

I'm getting married tomorrow and going to Vegas for my honeymoon this weekend. I'm going to wait until I get back, but I'm 99% sure I'm quitting.
Forum: Diapering   05-06-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
You don't have my option...I like flats...

You don't have my option...I like flats http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Diapering   05-05-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,139
Posted By OldFashionedGirl
They're all the rage on diaper swappers. I don't...

They're all the rage on diaper swappers. I don't see the big deal, either.
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