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Forum: Education   Yesterday, 07:02 PM
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Posted By JamieCatheryn
You know, this gives me a thought, what if we...

You know, this gives me a thought, what if we paid them a bonus allowance to voluntarily not take screen time at all in a day? I pay my kids for some of their chores, I wonder what their price would...
Forum: Education   Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Is homeschooling or online schooling an option...

Is homeschooling or online schooling an option for you? Or perhaps private school (apply for the scholarships they do offer lots). Or is moving to another school district possible?

Am I reading...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By JamieCatheryn
It helps me with mine to keep in mind these...

It helps me with mine to keep in mind these symptoms are the immune system working. The fever is meant to kill the germs, and only a few rare diseases (mostly tropical ones) cause dangerously high...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I had tooth pain before that seemed like it was...

I had tooth pain before that seemed like it was probably some bit of food stuck deep somewhere even flossing couldn't fix, it must have worked itself loose before my dentist appt arrived, the pain...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Approaching it like face paint could help, there...

Approaching it like face paint could help, there are tons of youtube tutorials on awesome facepaint styles that can be great fun, as well as lots of them on makeup styles. The EWG Skindeep database...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, hiking,...

Gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, hiking, ultimate frisbee or disc golf... Sounds like you guys do a lot of this stuff, hiking and biking and swimming, just make more time to do stuff or a regular...
Forum: Homebirth   03-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By JamieCatheryn
My apt was a townhome with shared walls, none of...

My apt was a townhome with shared walls, none of the neighbors knew I was in labor until they saw the baby several days later, even though I took walks and sat on the swingset outside and made noise...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-23-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Maybe "sneaky chef" type tricks might help you...

Maybe "sneaky chef" type tricks might help you broaden what he eats, like squash-almond meal pancakes, chickpea chocolate chip cookies, if he'll try pasta with sauce make pureed veggies in the sauce....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-21-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Mine seem to have such an intense need for...

Mine seem to have such an intense need for company when they wake up early every day, usually the oldest goes and gets the middle one and eventually the toddler wakes up and joins them too. For a...
Forum: Babywearing   03-18-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By JamieCatheryn
My priorities are easy to put on, and for young...

My priorities are easy to put on, and for young babies easy to let them sleep or nurse, for older ones good support of their weight distributed well. I like ring slings for the first few months and...
Forum: Diapering   03-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Depends on the type of cloth diapers you use and...

Depends on the type of cloth diapers you use and how long you have left til potty training, but probably it will save money.

Minimal and cheap but good option: 24 prefolds in small (fits 1m-5m for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Menarche at an avg of 14-15 was normal...

Menarche at an avg of 14-15 was normal historically, and is still in rural less industrialized parts of the world today, but like 12.5 is average here today. It's probably a mix of environment and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By JamieCatheryn
A lot of them get like that around that age mine...

A lot of them get like that around that age mine did/do sometimes, the older was the prince of that outburst stuff. For me consequences are a must but we have to try and not lose our temper about it....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-17-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By JamieCatheryn
If it's not storming and the temp is not extreme...

If it's not storming and the temp is not extreme I make a point of getting us outside daily for playing, walking, a picnic, whatever. My 2 year old loves to copy everything he sees, if you wipe...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 920
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Different kids are so individual in personality...

Different kids are so individual in personality and speed of development that I try not to compare, though it's hard. This boy is his own person and he'll mature and gain self control but won't...
Forum: Diapering   03-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Sounds like you are describing those g-diapers,...

Sounds like you are describing those g-diapers, that come in half disposable or washable versions. I bought mine so long ago many have changed names or designs. On a budget, Green Mountain's prefolds...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By JamieCatheryn
The sitter wearing her idea sounds great, that's...

The sitter wearing her idea sounds great, that's what my aunt did with mine when she sat for him, took walks wearing him, it kept him pretty happy. Give them a chance to work it out for a while if it...
Forum: Diapering   03-17-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Having those separate cuts down on drying time,...

Having those separate cuts down on drying time, and you can use more or less thick inserts as needed. I ended up using a couple birdseye flat diapers folded up together in mine.
Forum: Personal Growth   03-17-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By JamieCatheryn
With 3 kids now any rules I once had about...

With 3 kids now any rules I once had about plastic are out the window, but the older ones are mostly outgrowing toys besides legos anyway. But when it's a really obnoxious toy, the batteries come out...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I'd lean toward younger 2 sharing, unless the 2...

I'd lean toward younger 2 sharing, unless the 2 older boys actually want to share. I try and give them the option of their own space after 8 years old.

Oh, I just saw it's 3 br. Older boys...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-17-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By JamieCatheryn
If the children are young or old enough they...

If the children are young or old enough they won't mind if you declutter many of their toys, for me it's only really ages 3-5 they even care. Toddlers feel out of sight out of mind about all but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-15-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Are you familiar with introversion? Like 1 in 4...

Are you familiar with introversion? Like 1 in 4 people just get worn out around people, small talk feels really pointless to us and going out to act stupid is out of the question. It's not a...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-15-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By JamieCatheryn
It can take up to 3 months to fully heal a...

It can take up to 3 months to fully heal a ruptured eardrum, I wouldn't travel by air in 2 weeks myself. If his system beat the infection and all heat, pain, or drainage is gone then any antibiotics...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-11-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By JamieCatheryn
IL is weird. Do you want to know what your legal...

IL is weird. Do you want to know what your legal obligations are or the easiest course of action? Because full co-operation with what they ask may be the way of least resistance. Legally you don't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I am very bothered by medically invasive...

I am very bothered by medically invasive testing/procedures. I go with homebirth midwives so I can really avoid other people's rules overriding my choices. With a hospital and/or an OB you'll have a...
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