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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-11-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By dogretro
http://www.meetup.com In my city, there are...

http://www.meetup.com In my city, there are several mom's groups including an awesome AP one. I just love Meet Up!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-05-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By dogretro
This is temporary & your kids will be alright :)...

This is temporary & your kids will be alright :) I expect all of us to suffer for the first four months of pregnancy. I usually cannot function well at all. It's largely b/c of this that dh & I have...
Forum: Learning at School   10-03-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By dogretro
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364774/sex-education-in-5th-grade#post_17129633)
 
I think...
Forum: Site Help   09-27-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,267
Posted By dogretro
Yes, they did :) Anyhoodle, I do not take/use...

Yes, they did :) Anyhoodle, I do not take/use anti-vaxxer as any more positive or negative than pro-vaxxer. We all have our own interpretations of "where to draw the line" wrt what we are willing to...
Forum: Site Help   09-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,267
Posted By dogretro
I'm not sure if you were "Yeah That" ing me or...

I'm not sure if you were "Yeah That" ing me or Imakcerka.
Forum: Site Help   09-27-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,267
Posted By dogretro
As a mother who had a scheduled c/s for medical...

As a mother who had a scheduled c/s for medical reasons, it was a burr in my side that I was not allowed to discuss any of its benefits under the old UA. I'm glad it's out in the open b/c for many...
Forum: Site Help   09-27-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,267
Posted By dogretro
My thoughts on the MDC vaccine board are that I...

My thoughts on the MDC vaccine board are that I do not see why it should change from what it is. MDC, to me, is largely about supporting choices that go against mainstream America. If I want vaccine...
Forum: Site Help   09-27-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,267
Posted By dogretro
For one, you can stop vaccinating at any time....

For one, you can stop vaccinating at any time. Once a circ is done, it's done. Most of us who fully or partially vaccinate see it as helpful, not harmful. Yup, the same can be said of all the other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By dogretro
DD1 is four and has always been just that...

DD1 is four and has always been just that different. We have only pursued therapies when her differences have interfered with her coping and having a "normal' life experience. For instance, she has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,183
Posted By dogretro
I think of pre-teen to be 11&12, maybe 10....

I think of pre-teen to be 11&12, maybe 10. Culturally, I have heard of tweenage beginning at 8 or 9. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By dogretro
If the DCP told you it wouldn't work after only...

If the DCP told you it wouldn't work after only one day, that is bad (on her). Kids need time to adjust. I agree about finding a center.
Forum: Family Safety   09-19-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By dogretro
Nalgene is now made out of copolyester, which is...

Nalgene is now made out of copolyester, which is supposed to be v safe. If you have the money, I say stick to SS, though. That's my personal take :)
Forum: Unschooling   09-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,046
Posted By dogretro
IMO, it would depend on if it were an item that...

IMO, it would depend on if it were an item that had limited items or undefined boundaries. For example, like you said, anyone can make more brownies, provided there is more mix/more ingredients in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,362
Posted By dogretro
DD1 is four and is going to full-day Headstart...

DD1 is four and is going to full-day Headstart this year (her first preschool experience). Dh and I are definitely into not formally teaching her to read, just letting it flow organically. That...
Forum: Dental   09-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By dogretro
Anesthesia for dental work tends to need to be...

Anesthesia for dental work tends to need to be pre-approved for dental insurance to cover it, IF they will. If the doc does not take insurance, insurance is not going to reimburse you. They pay the...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By dogretro
Katherine, I have brown hair and am married to a...

Katherine, I have brown hair and am married to a man with blond hair. I have been asked if dd1's dad is blond since she is. Uhhh, duh, yes. Blonde hair, esp on kids, is not even unusual!
 
"Don't...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By dogretro
1, 3, and 5: Play-Doh. Not even necessarily one...

1, 3, and 5: Play-Doh. Not even necessarily one of those goofy fancy sets, but a basic cutter set w/ a giant pack of dough containers. Buy from Amazon so that shipping is cheap or free. My kiddos...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By dogretro
I'm fairly certain that teeth were designed for...

I'm fairly certain that teeth were designed for the sole purpose of slowly driving us insane. I had great teeth as a kid: no braces, white, some cavities but nothing catastrophic. My childhood...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By dogretro
Yeah, it's no big deal, it's part of their job....

Yeah, it's no big deal, it's part of their job. You don't have to plead your case, just tell them before they start that you absolutely do not want to know the sex, that's it! We've had three, found...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By dogretro
Broody, thank you so much for writing about your...

Broody, thank you so much for writing about your birth story and the emotions surrounding it. My second daughter's heart rate dropped v low at the v end and my husband defines that moment as the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By dogretro
I will tell you what: I am currently somewhere...

I will tell you what: I am currently somewhere around 35 weeks pregnant AND I have a two-yr-old along w/ my 4-yr-old. Things got so bad w/ our oppositional 4yrold that I flat-out told my husband:...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By dogretro
I really really don't like to let licensed...

I really really don't like to let licensed anything into our house. That said, we have made two trips to Sesame Place, so we have lots of stuffed Sesame friends and a couple of character shirts....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By dogretro
DD1 (4) hates having her finger and toe nails...

DD1 (4) hates having her finger and toe nails cut so much that I just gave up about a year ago. They reached a certain length and then all broke off really short. I have no idea how it works, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By dogretro
I, too, live in PA and there was no testing or...

I, too, live in PA and there was no testing or assessment to get dd1 into the local HS preschool. Our city schools offer free full-time preschool, some of which are HS, some of which are Pre-K...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-13-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By dogretro
It's not new or creative by any means, but we...

It's not new or creative by any means, but we have recently started a chore chart with our oldest, who is four. We started b/c she has major behavior problems and this thing has been the only thing...
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