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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,565
Posted By Alasen
I'd check her diet too. That's my first suspect...

I'd check her diet too. That's my first suspect if something on any person smells off.
 
She might have a hidden allergy to something. One that doesn't cause the typical 'allergy kid' symptoms,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-25-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Alasen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LiLStar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353868/hello-from-washington#post_16992299)

Quote:Originally...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-25-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,885
Posted By Alasen
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-25-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Alasen
Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for the welcome!
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-25-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Alasen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LiLStar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353868/hello-from-washington#post_16992045)

I'm in WA state as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-24-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,757
Posted By Alasen
WILL YOU TWO JUST FREAKING FIGHT TO THE DEATH...

WILL YOU TWO JUST FREAKING FIGHT TO THE DEATH AND GET IT OVER WITH?!?!? CAN I JUST THROW YOU INTO THE BULL PEN AND LET YOU DUKE IT OUT GLADIATOR STYLE? YOU ARE ALMOST 5 AND ALMOST 4. YOU ARE ACTING...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-24-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,914
Posted By Alasen
I love do-nothing days! Sadly having one today,...

I love do-nothing days! Sadly having one today, but not in a good way. I'm going looney toons today and just don't have the energy/focus/mentality to do much today....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,693
Posted By Alasen
"We don't pick our sister's scab!"

"We don't pick our sister's scab!"
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Alasen
My 10 DfD has spots of that through the day....

My 10 DfD has spots of that through the day. She's boom or bust, very little in between. Certain times of the day it's go-go-go, but right after lunch for a few hours, she does "nothing" a lot if...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Alasen
Regarding admissions... I was mostly...

Regarding admissions...
I was mostly unschooled and the rest of the time 'eclectic' homeschooled, depending on the year. I got into a very highly rated public university by going to community...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,920
Posted By Alasen
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Forum: Parenting   05-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,920
Posted By Alasen
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Forum: Parenting   05-23-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,920
Posted By Alasen
Sorry, I can't get it to quote, I'm still trying...

Sorry, I can't get it to quote, I'm still trying to figure out this forum's system.
 
@serenbat, There's no need to be rude or use caps at me.
 
I'm not sure what your deal is here. Do you just...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-23-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,885
Posted By Alasen
I'm not at this stage with mine, my foster...

I'm not at this stage with mine, my foster daughter is 10 and shows no interest in boys at all yet, but I am the second oldest of 9 girls :)
 
There's really nothing to be done about it except...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Alasen
Overheard this morning between 3 and 4 year...

Overheard this morning between 3 and 4 year olds, and their 4 year old cousin...
 
DD4: Do you take this man to be your awfully wedded wife?
Nephew: NO.
DD3: Too bad, {Nephew}, you's are awfully...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,920
Posted By Alasen
I don't think it's that bad, LOL. I have kids...

I don't think it's that bad, LOL. I have kids over to ride horses all the time. Then again, if they're being allowed to ride in the first place, their parents probably aren't the kind who...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-23-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Alasen
Unless they have a history of violent or...

Unless they have a history of violent or sexually hyperactive behavior, I would do it.
 
I felt the same nervousness last year. We were approached through our adoption worker about providing what...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By Alasen
My two are less than 10 months apart. N was...

My two are less than 10 months apart. N was adopted at 8 months and was an only child until age 4, when we adopted H at age 3, just in September. She actually had her 4th birthday in Russia at the...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Alasen
I assume you're with the kids a lot more than he...

I assume you're with the kids a lot more than he is. Be patient with him. He probably has a lot less experience playing 'bad cop' than you do, and he -- like anyone who's new to a practice or...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By Alasen
4, 5, 6 here. I've let my 4YO off at a few...

4, 5, 6 here. I've let my 4YO off at a few parties, but only those with a horde of other kids. I wouldn't leave her alone one-on-one with a friend whose family I didn't know really well yet, but I...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,920
Posted By Alasen
Honestly, I'm not. Mine don't and won't go to...

Honestly, I'm not. Mine don't and won't go to school, so "peanut free" zones aren't a thing for us to worry about.
 
For about a year, I did take excessive care to not let my 4YO play with others...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Alasen
... are wise enough to do what makes them happy....

... are wise enough to do what makes them happy.
... are skeptical enough to not be taken in.
... are open enough to let the good ones in.
... outgrow this phase of wanting to wear bathing suits...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Alasen
Wanted to {finally} introduce myself here! I'm...

Wanted to {finally} introduce myself here! I'm Alexandra, or AJ :) I live in Washington state with my husband and our three girls. We live on a small "farm" in the heart of a very developed suburban...
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