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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By LitMom
I think there are three things: 1-Children are...

I think there are three things:
1-Children are out in the world a lot more now. Once upon a time, when I was a kid, we didn't go along when mom went to the grocery store, once we were 6ish or...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   06-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,330
Posted By LitMom
Thought you might get a kick out of this. My son...

Thought you might get a kick out of this. My son had a Varicella booster yesterday. After saying during the ENTIRE visit repeated statements of "I don't want a shot! I'm not getting a shot! NO SHOT...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By LitMom
I agree with Japonica. There's no monovalent...

I agree with Japonica. There's no monovalent anymore. But mumps has been more prevalent on campuses, so maybe an MMR would work out. I also don't know anything about the meningitis vaccine.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,017
Posted By LitMom
Don't lick the doorknobs! Stop trying to fart...

Don't lick the doorknobs!
Stop trying to fart on your sister!
Do NOT put Lego up your nose! Or in your ear! Or in your pants!
Forum: Learning at School   05-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By LitMom
I wonder if an IEP would help. I have a friend...

I wonder if an IEP would help. I have a friend whose child is being retained even though our district doesn't generally retain kids. But her child had a brain tumor, missed lots of school, and...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By LitMom
Is the camp in a different state that requires...

Is the camp in a different state that requires HepB but in your state it's not required? 
 
If in the same state, I would submit what you've submitted for school and if they follow up inquiring...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By LitMom
My firefighter-loving child really likes "Molly...

My firefighter-loving child really likes "Molly By Golly," the story of the first female firefighter in 1818. (She was working as a cook in the firehouse, but joined in with the men during a flu...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By LitMom
It's because the CAT has been around for so...

It's because the CAT has been around for so long, and so many kids have taken it. Even if you get everything right, if 95 or 99% of the other people taking the test did too, you won't get a higher...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By LitMom
She's just making it easier for you to...

She's just making it easier for you to prune your Facebook friends list. ;) 
Forum: Meal Planning   04-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By LitMom
Sounds yummy! We're veggie, so no ham here!   ...

Sounds yummy! We're veggie, so no ham here!
 
We are doing: Hard boiled eggs and vanilla pancakes. Munchies during the day (cheese and crackers, fruit, nuts, olives). Gnocchi with sweet potato and...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By LitMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mama24-7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399226/child-who-gets-hives-with-every-illness#post_17612912)

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Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By LitMom
Definitely talk to your doctor about it. My...

Definitely talk to your doctor about it. My child who got hives from 1 vaccination did totally fine with every other one he's had. He also didn't have any problem at all, no hives, no fever, no...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By LitMom
That looks like hives to me, generally an...

That looks like hives to me, generally an allergic reaction to something.  
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By LitMom
So I thought of a couple of things that might be...

So I thought of a couple of things that might be useful. I'm probably going to have somewhat opposite hours of you, as I will probably do very early morning work times (5-9am) and have DH bring the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By LitMom
It will work out! I'm a freelancer/entrepreneur,...

It will work out! I'm a freelancer/entrepreneur, and I've accepted a big job over the summer that is going to put me working 30-35 hours a week instead of my usual 15 hours a week. It'll be less...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 45,569
Posted By LitMom
I made quiche and salad tonight. Yum! Have some...

I made quiche and salad tonight. Yum! Have some left over for packed lunches on Monday. Will it keep in the fridge that long or should I freeze it? Hmmmm.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By LitMom
My child got hives after Hep B. Weirdly enough,...

My child got hives after Hep B. Weirdly enough, he did not react to the first dose of it. That went fine, and he seemed to have no reaction to it at all. But the second dose, he broke out in hives...
Forum: Unschooling   03-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By LitMom
We did the CAT for Kindergarten to second grade,...

We did the CAT for Kindergarten to second grade, then we tried the PASS in third grade. DD felt it was fun and still enjoys testing. We get "special pencils" (meaning I take her to the stationary...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-16-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By LitMom
That's a bit of a worse case than DH or I had as...

That's a bit of a worse case than DH or I had as children, or our siblings. No scars, nothing visible by day 10. One of my children got the vax and the other didn't for allergy reasons and got CP....
Forum: Meal Planning   03-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 45,569
Posted By LitMom
Making Parmesan potatoes and peas to go with...

Making Parmesan potatoes and peas to go with veggie hot dogs.

Rest of week:
Quiche
Pasta and garlic bread
Chickpea curry
Mock chicken with goat cheese
Pizza
Lentil soup and grilled cheese
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,327
Posted By LitMom
I think your plan is perfect! 

I think your plan is perfect! 
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By LitMom
I don't mind the term either. I don't think it...

I don't mind the term either. I don't think it labels a child, just their behavior at a given time. Sometimes my kids are well-behaved, and sometimes they aren't. I think it means respectful,...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,520
Posted By LitMom
Oh, and with an extended breastfed kid who did...

Oh, and with an extended breastfed kid who did get ear infections, lots of them... garlic oil worked for us. Recommended by our pediatrician. But his head smelled like pizza. I'd wake up dreaming...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,520
Posted By LitMom
It's rare that someone comes up to me and...

It's rare that someone comes up to me and comments on my parenting or what my kids eat or wear (People used to, so I assume they're now old enough that I imagine most people figure they made any...
Forum: Parenting   03-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LitMom
They all talk to them on the phone, but my MIL...

They all talk to them on the phone, but my MIL is the most tech-savvy of the bunch. She and FIL do video calls sometimes. She texts with me and DH, but the kids don't own their own phones, so they...
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