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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-31-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By AE+Mama
My daughter is allergic to dairy among many...

My daughter is allergic to dairy among many other things.   For "quesadillas" we make a homemade bean dip, spread it on the tortillas and grill like we normally do.  The bean dip is just garbanzo...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By AE+Mama
 Yes, we often think of phonics as how kids...


Yes, we often think of phonics as how kids learn to read, but the visual information of the word is only one of three sources that helps us figure out unknown words.  The meaning of the story and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By AE+Mama
Does your local libary have Rigby PM Readers? ...

Does your local libary have Rigby PM Readers?  Ours does and it is a great resource.  The books are leveled and are not phonics readers, so they have more of a story line and are more engaging for...
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By AE+Mama
I second the idea of making books together, if...

I second the idea of making books together, if your children are interested   Use photographs, your children's drawings, etc.   It can be about experiences you've had as a family, fascinating facts...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,803
Posted By AE+Mama
I completed steps one and two.   This would be...

I completed steps one and two.   This would be perfect for my 9 month old! 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,263
Posted By AE+Mama
I like Bella Luna Toys. What a great resource!...

I like Bella Luna Toys. What a great resource! Thanks for the opportunity.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,263
Posted By AE+Mama
Love the updates on Facebook!

Love the updates on Facebook!
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By AE+Mama
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 http://kidswithfoodallergies.org/groupee_common/ver1.3.7.9830/platform_images/blank.gif (http://kidswithfoodallergies.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8160079562/m/97120427941?r=97120427941#97120427941) I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By AE+Mama
I'm glad that giving her choices seems to be...

I'm glad that giving her choices seems to be helping a bit.   I have sticky notes around the house to remind myself to breathe, stay positive and give choices.   Hopefully I can get this to be more...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By AE+Mama
A food diary definitely helped me figure out my...

A food diary definitely helped me figure out my older DD's allergies.   Some things to consider:
 
* Often babies who can't tolerate dairy also have trouble with soy.  Tomatoes and other highly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By AE+Mama
 Like the pp said, it may be...

 Like the pp said, it may be emotional/behavioral reaction to a food sensitivity.   My five year old is still allergic to dairy, eggs, and nuts.   On the days that her eczema is bad, she is just an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,340
Posted By AE+Mama
 All my kids have loved this rocket:   ...

 All my kids have loved this rocket:
 
http://www.geniusbabies.com/lift-off-rocket-international-playthings.html
 
It is well made and offers a lot for creative play.  My five year old creates...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,173
Posted By AE+Mama
 Has she had any issues with constipation? ...

 Has she had any issues with constipation?  Sometimes even just one hard, painful bowel movement is enough to make kids scared to poop in the potty.   Then the child just tries to hold it in until...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By AE+Mama
 I agree with previous posts that the police...

 I agree with previous posts that the police should be involved.   It sounds like a planned assault rather than just kids messing around.   I thought I'd share some links that have been helpful for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By AE+Mama
I wish I could pick her up earlier from...

I wish I could pick her up earlier from preschool so she could get to nap sooner, but I can't. We do have railings on her bed, but it doesn't seem to help. We have already taken the crib apart and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By AE+Mama
She consistently goes to sleep easily and takes...

She consistently goes to sleep easily and takes two hour naps on the weekends. During the week, once she wears herself out from tantruming about nap time, she sleeps at least 1 1/2 hours. I usually...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By AE+Mama
We have just transitioned my 2 1/2 year old to a...

We have just transitioned my 2 1/2 year old to a big girl bed, sharing a room with her 5 year old sister. Baby # 3 is due in a month. DD2 does great at bedtime, but naptime is a huge battle during...
Forum: October 2010   09-03-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By AE+Mama
Definitely not the only one! I was just about to...

Definitely not the only one! I was just about to post about this very topic when I saw your thread. I have been crying everyday about one thing or other and once I start it is so, so, so hard to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By AE+Mama
Does he drink the pumped breastmilk warm? You...

Does he drink the pumped breastmilk warm? You might have the daycare provider try offering warm milk in a bottle. My older dd was allergic to milk, but when we switched her to rice milk, we had to...
Forum: Spirituality   07-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By AE+Mama
There is a parent's open circle that I was part...

There is a parent's open circle that I was part of for a year, but they meet in the evening which makes it difficult for a parent of two young children and a baby on the way. I am trying to be more...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-20-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By AE+Mama
I think I've decided to not push dd#2 to wean...

I think I've decided to not push dd#2 to wean and just see what happens in the next couple months. She is just nursing twice a day (nap and bedtime). At this point I think she still needs to nurse...
Forum: Spirituality   07-19-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By AE+Mama
I started attending our local Unitarian church...

I started attending our local Unitarian church here in the midwest about three years ago and consider myself a Unitarian with Buddhist beliefs. I have a 5 year old dd, a 2 year old dd and dd #3 due...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-18-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By AE+Mama
My dd just turned 2 at the end of June. For a...

My dd just turned 2 at the end of June. For a few months now she has just been nursing twice a day (nap-time and bedtime, though at bedtime she doesn't fall asleep nursing). We have been talking...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-07-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By AE+Mama
I have been sewing simple drawstring bags for my...

I have been sewing simple drawstring bags for my daughters' little stuff. There's a great tutorial here:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/02/1...-bag-tutorial/...
Forum: October 2010   05-21-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By AE+Mama
I took a prenatal yoga class with my first...

I took a prenatal yoga class with my first pregnancy and loved it, but for my second pregnancy and this pregnancy it has seemed impossible to get away during the week. I know that after these final...
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