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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,926
Posted By colsxjack
Our 5 yr old DD is in all day kindergarten. ...

Our 5 yr old DD is in all day kindergarten.
She will be doing one activity per week over the fall. A 45min ballet class on Saturday mornings.
Plus swimming with a parent once a week.

In the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By colsxjack
Our just turned 5 yr old and I have been doing...

Our just turned 5 yr old and I have been doing chapter books for about a year.
We have done all the Ramona Books. She loved them.
All the Henry Higgins series by Beverley Cleary also.
The Ralph...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By colsxjack
Hi there. Sorry you are having problems getting...

Hi there. Sorry you are having problems getting your little guy to sleep. I know that a child not sleeping when I want/need them to is one of my biggest button pushers.

I will say that I think...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-20-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By colsxjack
We are in Toronto also. We love it here! We...

We are in Toronto also. We love it here!
We have an (almost) 5 yr old and twin 18 month olds.
We live in the West End.
Welcome.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By colsxjack
Our slept with us since birth. First it was...

Our slept with us since birth.
First it was both babies in side car crib.
Then Daddy, baby, Mummy, baby and side car crib.
Then they started to become mobile and we moved the mattress to the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By colsxjack
Thanks anj_rn. Great advice. We already have a...

Thanks anj_rn. Great advice.
We already have a family pass for the zoo. And we spent a lot of time there this winter. There are indoor pavilions and we spent hours hanging out in the warm African...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By colsxjack
Thank you all for your comments and insight. ...

Thank you all for your comments and insight.
We are going to do it! My wife is going to switch to a 8-4 position and I am going to quit my job. I may ask to take a leave, with no guarantee that a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By colsxjack
I am soon to become a stay at home parent. We...

I am soon to become a stay at home parent.
We have a 4 yr old who goes to all day kindergarten (but is off school July and August).
And we also have 17 month old twins who will not start...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,816
Posted By colsxjack
My DD loves Team Uni Goomi. It is a cartoon...

My DD loves Team Uni Goomi. It is a cartoon where three little characters try to solve problems using math.
She loves it. We watch it on Netflix or treehouse tv.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By colsxjack
My 11 yr old brother-in-laws have dreads.  ...

My 11 yr old brother-in-laws have dreads. 
They have had them for a few years now. It looks great on them, and is actually very little maintenence for them and their parents once they mature a...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   02-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,246
Posted By colsxjack
I live in Canada, and here we do not have a...

I live in Canada, and here we do not have a universal lunch program. 
Children either bring a lunch or buy one from the cafeteria. There are no "lunch programs".
In the city that I live in, there...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By colsxjack
I agree SweetSilver. We have a high needs child...

I agree SweetSilver. We have a high needs child too. And even at 4yrs old she cannot spend 30sec alone. 
However, I personally do think it is good for children and adults to get a break from each...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By colsxjack
Skating party at an indoor rink. Bowling...

Skating party at an indoor rink.
Bowling party.
 
I would also skip the healthy cake. Especially if you are not doing healthy cake for the others in the family.
 
For "loot bags" we bought a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By colsxjack
My DD is only 4, so she hasnt been home alone...

My DD is only 4, so she hasnt been home alone yet.
As a kid, I was home alone from age 6 on. My sister was 8 and brother 9 at the time.
We woke up to our parents already at work. Made our own...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By colsxjack
I do not think it's selfish. Mama needs to be...

I do not think it's selfish. Mama needs to be recharged and happy in order to help to run a happy household!
If you are worried about being selfish, you can instill an 8:30 to bed and 9:00 to...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,469
Posted By colsxjack
We are a family of two adults, 1 4yr old and two...

We are a family of two adults, 1 4yr old and two toddlers.
We spend about 800-900 per month. That includes toiletries, laundry soap, pull-ups, coffee, etc.
We buy meat in bulk from pasterured...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By colsxjack
How likely are you to put it in savings and keep...

How likely are you to put it in savings and keep it there?
That would be the question I ask myself first. If I am unlikely to not keep it there and just end up absorbing it into my spending, or...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By colsxjack
We will have turkey with stuffing, mashed...

We will have turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes with sauteed leeks mixed in, a squash dish, carrots and peas or broccoli. Plus cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Pretty traditional. 
 
For...
Forum: Babywearing   10-03-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By colsxjack
For ours my partner used a moby and an ergo....

For ours my partner used a moby and an ergo. They were born at 8lbs and 7lbs 6oz.
 
Now that they are bigger (10 months) she uses an ergo on front and a beco on the back. The beco is great, as you...
Forum: Learning at School   10-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,090
Posted By colsxjack
Three blocks. Takes me 25 mins to walk my 4 yr...

Three blocks. Takes me 25 mins to walk my 4 yr old. But we play and dawdle on the way. And then it is 1 more block walk to my work. It is great to live, work, school, shop, entertain, etc all in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-30-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By colsxjack
We don't, as a 4 yr old girls chest does not...

We don't, as a 4 yr old girls chest does not differ from a 4 yr old boys chest. Anyone who is sick enough to get turned on by a 4 yr old girl will do so whether or not she is clothed.
 
Our DD...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By colsxjack
We tried, but they didn't work. We gave a star...

We tried, but they didn't work.
We gave a star for doing some part of the routine of getting ready, teeth brushing, being helpful, etc. After so many stars get a prize.
I didn't work. Well, it did...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,940
Posted By colsxjack
Our DD calls us Mummy/Daddy or Mum/Dad or...

Our DD calls us Mummy/Daddy or Mum/Dad or sometimes Mama.
Every once in a while she calls us by our first name. I wouldn't like it all the time. But it doesn't phase me when she does it.
She is 4...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 847
Posted By colsxjack
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Forum: Parenting   09-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By colsxjack
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388315/yearly-income-poll#post_17454526)
I'm curious how...
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