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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By ElsieLC
BlueSkyeMom-- I'm a natural-methods kind of mom,...

BlueSkyeMom-- I'm a natural-methods kind of mom, and I say consider taking the antidepressants (whether it's a standard pharmaceutical, or a practitioner-prescribed herbal blend, or a flower...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-12-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By ElsieLC
I have been wondering about this, too. Lately...

I have been wondering about this, too. Lately I've had good luck framing things in terms of the weather or the season (the weather's good today, so it's the best day to mow the lawn), but they're...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By ElsieLC
Update--I did tell my friend. I let it come up...

Update--I did tell my friend. I let it come up as part of the conversation. She seemed startled for a minute, but I don't know if it was because she hadn't met an actual person who didn't vaccinate...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By ElsieLC
Sending you support also! My 4yo DD wears...

Sending you support also! My 4yo DD wears hearing aids for her moderate to severe loss, and is mainstreamed in a Montessori preschool, where she is doing fine. I remember how hard those early days...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,404
Posted By ElsieLC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Katie2833 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-04-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By ElsieLC
When do you feel *obligated* to tell a...

When do you feel *obligated* to tell a conventionally-vaccinating friend about your decision to vaccinate selectively?
 
I've been around other moms who've joked offhandedly about "those mothers...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-20-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,123
Posted By ElsieLC
I find it helps me to distinguish among...

I find it helps me to distinguish among different types of disorder:
     clutter - either too many items to easily put away, or objects that don't have a home
     dirty - grime on surfaces,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-15-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By ElsieLC
Sumner is close to Puyallup. I occasionally...

Sumner is close to Puyallup. I occasionally drive from West Seattle to Puyallup mid-day (opposite traffic) and it takes one hour. That's with no traffic congestion, and skipping Interstate 5.
 ...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By ElsieLC
An espresso pitcher (small, stainless steel,...

An espresso pitcher (small, stainless steel, found it at a thrift store) was DD's favorite toy at that age. It's small and pours really well.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By ElsieLC
Before I had kids, I looked forward to the...

Before I had kids, I looked forward to the "why?" questions. I pictured Socratic discussions about science and religion. Now that DD is 4yo, it feels like she's a contestant on Jeopardy and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-21-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ElsieLC
I haven't figured out the secret to sewing...

I haven't figured out the secret to sewing jersey, either. I do find that pinning the fabric to a piece of paper (I use adding machine tape from garage sales) gives the fabric enough body to go...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,404
Posted By ElsieLC
My kid had a similar level of anxiety from age 2...

My kid had a similar level of anxiety from age 2 to this summer (3.5). DH and I did everything we could think of (talking about feelings, rehearsing new situations, etcetera) but what worked was...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By ElsieLC
For those of you with architectural/design...

For those of you with architectural/design backgrounds, you might enjoy this booklet (http://www.dakotacda.org/pdf/splitvisions.pdf) about various remodeling options for split-levels. It also...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By ElsieLC
Well, the whole point of homeopathy is to find...

Well, the whole point of homeopathy is to find the remedy whose symptoms best match *you*...the book I mentioned lists 4 remedies for Fear of Flying and I'm sure there are many others that would...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-21-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By ElsieLC
Homeopathy fixed my debilitating fear of flying...

Homeopathy fixed my debilitating fear of flying (that apparently came from nowhere--DH is a small plane pilot, BTW). I was paging through a home-remedy book...
Forum: Montessori   06-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By ElsieLC
My 3yo DD is Hard of Hearing and she goes to a...

My 3yo DD is Hard of Hearing and she goes to a Montessori preschool. Her teacher is very responsive to my suggestions for what will work best for DD, but I have to stay on top of things and make the...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By ElsieLC
I've been thinking about your post, OP. I...

I've been thinking about your post, OP. I understand. I also find that my brain is in high gear to juggle all the requirements of cooking whole foods for a family--within a tight budget. And if...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,474
Posted By ElsieLC
Thank you to everyone who replied--it really...

Thank you to everyone who replied--it really helped me think this through. Such profound comments from all of you. I have figured out a few things:
 
 - My friend's comment hurt so much because it...
Forum: Parenting   04-03-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By ElsieLC
What can I say to people who are trying to be...

What can I say to people who are trying to be friendly to my very shy 3yo? She is mostly okay with people who just talk to her, but some of them want to play patty-cake or sing to her. I think she...
Forum: Parenting   04-03-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,135
Posted By ElsieLC
OP--I really like what you have said to your mom...

OP--I really like what you have said to your mom friend!
 
It seems like there are two issues in the original question:
1. When is it right to exclude someone from a playgroup
and
2. What do...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-01-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By ElsieLC
A 4-month old will go just about anywhere with...

A 4-month old will go just about anywhere with you, so do some fun (for you) stuff out of the house before she wants to crawl all the time. I see lots of mothers with babies on the free day at local...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-01-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By ElsieLC
I started a simple playgroup back when my DD was...

I started a simple playgroup back when my DD was a baby, but it was easy because I got a list of moms with similar-aged kids from a new mom support group, and just emailed all the people who lived...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-25-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By ElsieLC
When one person in the house is out of work and...

When one person in the house is out of work and looking for a new job, everyone is miserable. I think it heightens our awareness of all the things that are broken, about to break, need mending, need...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-24-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,474
Posted By ElsieLC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-21-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,474
Posted By ElsieLC
A good friend said something to me in passing...

A good friend said something to me in passing that hurt my feelings. I even called her later in the day to make sure I hadn't misunderstood, and I hadn't. I was too upset to say "That's not true,...
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