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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By stormborn
Most we just leave alone, but when a splinter...

Most we just leave alone, but when a splinter needs to come out (sticking straight out and can't walk on it, etc) I'm a big fan of bribery. ;)

I've also found that an older sib or friend can get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By stormborn
I don't really do much organizing because I'm...

I don't really do much organizing because I'm awful at it, but I do try to seek out the people who do and offer to do some of the grunt work to take some of the load off. I'm a pretty good helper...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By stormborn
If he's lied about being sick/dead (!) before,...

If he's lied about being sick/dead (!) before, what makes you think he's telling the truth this time?
Even if he is, no way should you add to high-interest debt to help someone who abandoned and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By stormborn
It absolutely gets easier! Sooner than you think...

It absolutely gets easier! Sooner than you think they'll be old enough to gently boot outside or to another room while you get a few things done, and most kids enter a stage when they want to help...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By stormborn
I haven't been on TAO much since I noticed that...

I haven't been on TAO much since I noticed that it's no longer semi-private...maybe others are bothered by it too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By stormborn
Have it pulled! I've had several oral surgeries...

Have it pulled! I've had several oral surgeries while pg., including a wisdom tooth, with no problems for either baby.
Oral infections can get nasty; a system-wide infection would be harder on you...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By stormborn
Oh, I missed that he's high school age. As long...

Oh, I missed that he's high school age. As long as he knows he has the right to refuse no matter what 'authority figure' he's dealing with it shouldn't be an issue. I would probably revoke consent...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By stormborn
My neighbor just mentioned today that her 12 yo...

My neighbor just mentioned today that her 12 yo still sleeps with her; I've known him since he was 3 and never knew it. He's one of the most well adjusted kids I know. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By stormborn
Hm, so each child will probably have different...

Hm, so each child will probably have different materials and the adult teaching that day will help if needed? How big is the group?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By stormborn
What a great idea, Rumi. Thanks!

What a great idea, Rumi. Thanks!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-23-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By stormborn
Do you have any outdoor space they can use, at...

Do you have any outdoor space they can use, at least part of the year? When I have my kids and their cousins (10 total, a few times a week) I kick anything that involves a ton of stuff like crafts or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By stormborn
Let me guess...he's 3, right? Mine both did it...

Let me guess...he's 3, right? Mine both did it (the 6yo still does sometimes if she's grumpy) I think because at that age they figured out that they could. It does work itself out but in the meantime...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By stormborn
Is he new to having full custody?

Is he new to having full custody?
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By stormborn
I don't think that's outside the realm of normal...

I don't think that's outside the realm of normal at 3.5. My biggest bolter didn't start doing it until around that age...my sanity saver was a neighborhood park with a double barrier. :D Finally I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-22-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By stormborn
Couldn't you go back and just tell them that...

Couldn't you go back and just tell them that there has been a mistake and ask for the consent form back? Even if the shots weren't an issue I would be very irate that by requesting a one time entry...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By stormborn
Have you posted in the "moms in your area" forum...

Have you posted in the "moms in your area" forum here to see if anyone has a practice they like? Or local Mom groups? In my experience family docs are usually more laid back and less likely to push...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By stormborn
You didn't come across as a meanie, just...

You didn't come across as a meanie, just understandably frustrated. :)
FWIW, I've found that 5 & 6 yr olds tend to clash and feed each others' not-so-pleasant behaviors. My dd6 has a cousin exactly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By stormborn
We don't really have a formal stop or start time...

We don't really have a formal stop or start time either, but dd12 does much less in the summer because that's the only time she can do much with her "schooled" friends and cousins. Both girls start...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By stormborn
We kind of have that issue too, except a hip...

We kind of have that issue too, except a hip replacement. So the kids and I sleep on a king bed on the floor with Papa on a regular bed next to us and a twin trundle across the top for the kids to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By stormborn
We never used cosleepers or bumpers, just put the...

We never used cosleepers or bumpers, just put the beds on the floor in case anyone rolled off. I didn't know we'd cosleep with the first though...after 48 hours of her waking up every time I put her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By stormborn
I'm can't speak for the OP, but I got the...

I'm can't speak for the OP, but I got the impression that this was the part that bothered her, more so than the original conversation.
  She thinks that by always bringing reality into the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By stormborn
It'll still make nighttime parenting easier. My...

It'll still make nighttime parenting easier. My friend who had to bottle feed used to keep a tiny dorm fridge and bottle warmer next to the bed so she could snuggle him while his bottle heated, that...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-16-2014, 03:11 PM
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Views: 49,599
Posted By stormborn
Hmm, can you taste the cauliflower? Sounds good...

Hmm, can you taste the cauliflower? Sounds good to me but both girls hate cauliflower(but like broccoli, go figure) think they'd notice?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-16-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By stormborn
Funny about the golf clubs. :) I think that's...

Funny about the golf clubs. :) I think that's part of the reason my house gets so cluttered; once something sits there awhile it becomes invisible.
You might be able to sell the golf clubs, those...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By stormborn
Maybe because I'm on a mobile, but I don't see a...

Maybe because I'm on a mobile, but I don't see a link, can you post the site?
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