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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-25-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By kkeake
My DD is almost 15 mos. I have so far been happy...

My DD is almost 15 mos. I have so far been happy to nurse her whenever and wherever she asks. Lately, at night, though, she's been waking up what seems like every hour and demanding to nurse. I have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-11-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By kkeake
I wish all my son cut up with scissors was dolls...

I wish all my son cut up with scissors was dolls and toys! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

He woke up really early one morning and I told him he could play quietly...
Forum: Family Safety   03-10-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By kkeake
My 14 month old is still in her infant bucket...

My 14 month old is still in her infant bucket seat. Is that a big no-no? She's 22 pounds. She just seems so small to me still, I can't imagine having her forward facing.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By kkeake
Thank you for all your suggestions - I agree....

Thank you for all your suggestions - I agree. She just isn't ready. She's been back in our bed since then. I may try some gentler transitions in a month or two, but for now we'll just stay the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-03-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By kkeake
I don't want to be alarmist, but this is...

I don't want to be alarmist, but this is actually something I would talk to his doctor about. There was a little boy I knew growing up who did something like this - he would stretch his jaw out in a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-02-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By kkeake
My daughter is 14 months old and has been in our...

My daughter is 14 months old and has been in our bed since birth. Nighttime routine goes like this - pjs, stories, nursing session, then Daddy rocks her to sleep or she falls asleep in his arms...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By kkeake
So I picked my two five-year-olds up from their...

So I picked my two five-year-olds up from their afterschool care last Thursday. They are there from 2:00 - 4:30 Mon through Thurs. It's a mom of three (ages 6, 9 and 13) who watches my two plus her...
Forum: Learning at School   03-02-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By kkeake
Well, I thought I'd post the response I got from...

Well, I thought I'd post the response I got from Juliet's teacher. I thought it was very thoughtful and cleared up a lot of the confusion.

"Hi Amanda,

I am so sorry about this. As soon as C....
Forum: Learning at School   02-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By kkeake
Quote: Originally Posted by amcal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amcal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13264029)
I agree this isn't a bullying issue. It's...
Forum: Learning at School   02-26-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By kkeake
Thanks for your input. I got an email back from...

Thanks for your input. I got an email back from the teacher, and she was extremely apologetic. It sounds like the invites were passed out kind of behind her back - she had made it clear that if you...
Forum: Learning at School   02-26-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By kkeake
I wrote the following email to my daughter's...

I wrote the following email to my daughter's kindergarten teacher yesterday - what do you think? I really dont' want to be the helicopter parent here, but I thought something had to be said.

"Hi...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-26-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By kkeake
Quote: Originally Posted by Theoretica...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Theoretica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13262441)

a little while later, when your child...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-25-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By kkeake
Quote: Originally Posted by Sancta...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sancta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13250896)
No advice, I just wanted to say that Eyob and...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-24-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By kkeake
Hi Jenn - I don't know much about...

Hi Jenn -

I don't know much about homeschooling, but wanted to check in with you and see how things are going. What other options for kindergarten are you looking into? we are hoping to get our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-24-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By kkeake
Annethcz - May I ask - is your son...

Annethcz -

May I ask - is your son Ethiopian?

Amanda
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-24-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By kkeake
We adopted our son at age 2 1/2 and had a 2 1/2...

We adopted our son at age 2 1/2 and had a 2 1/2 year old bio daughter at the time. They are five weeks apart - he is older, but she is quick to point out that she is taller....
Forum: Learning at School   02-19-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By kkeake
So I know my son is a handful. Of course I know...

So I know my son is a handful. Of course I know that - I live with him. But I also know that he is very bright, curious about learning, and really wants to do well. He can't help it that he can't...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-11-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By kkeake
Do you mind if I ask what your son's background...

Do you mind if I ask what your son's background has been over the last few years? Was he in an orphanage? He sounds so much like my son, who we adopted from Ethiopia at 2 1/2. He was in an orphanage...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-04-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,820
Posted By kkeake
We are white and have two biological daughters...

We are white and have two biological daughters and a son adopted from Ethiopia. My older daughter and son are both 5. We were in the store the other day and the clerk asked them, "Oh, you're having...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By kkeake
Wow, I couldn't read and not post. I was in a...

Wow, I couldn't read and not post. I was in a very similar situation about three years ago. We had one biological child, our daughter, who was 2 1/2, and then we adopted a 2 1/2 year old boy. They...
Forum: Diapering   12-11-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By kkeake
I boiled them on high for about 15 minutes,...

I boiled them on high for about 15 minutes, three at a time, since that's all that would fit in my big soup pot. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I still can't...
Forum: Learning at School   12-11-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By kkeake
I could have written this post, except that my...

I could have written this post, except that my kids are in kindergarten. They don't exactly run around, but they are the only kids who refuse to just take their mom's hand and walk to the car. I...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,308
Posted By kkeake
My daughter is Juliet and since she was a baby...

My daughter is Juliet and since she was a baby we have called her both Juliet and Jules. Only recently (since starting school), she has made very clear that she only wants to be called Juliet. I am...
Forum: Learning at School   12-08-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,404
Posted By kkeake
I guess it's all a matter of perspective. We...

I guess it's all a matter of perspective. We live in interior Alaska, and the public school policy is that kids go outside for recess unless it's twenty below zero or colder. At 30 degrees it feels...
Forum: Diapering   12-06-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By kkeake
Well, I bit the bullet the other night and...

Well, I bit the bullet the other night and boiled all 20 of my kissaluv fitted diapers. The kitchen stunk to high heaven like ammonia/mildew, but the snaps weren't damaged and the diapers don't...
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