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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By mamalisa
My ds is 14 in 8th grade. From what I've seen...

My ds is 14 in 8th grade. From what I've seen most "relationship" stuff is driven by the girls. My ds's group is jocks and smart kids, there is a lot of pursuing done by the girls. Taking away ...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-09-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 955
Posted By mamalisa
It might be different now or more difficult now,...

It might be different now or more difficult now, but 15 years ago when we bought our house we found things on my husband's credit report under his parents names with his SSN. He was under 18 at the...
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By mamalisa
I'm still confused, what's not appropriate? What...

I'm still confused, what's not appropriate? What exactly are you doing in there?
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By mamalisa
He's not a third wheel, he's part of your family....

He's not a third wheel, he's part of your family. He should be included. I can't imagine what you are doing with the baby that he can't hang around for. I'm sure it's really hard for a child to see...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-01-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By mamalisa
I might make the list, once, just so he could...

I might make the list, once, just so he could actually see exactly what happens in the house. I always felt like my husband "got it" until I was on bedrest. One day he mentioned that "the water...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-11-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By mamalisa
The real question is, how do you parent and what...

The real question is, how do you parent and what do you expect from him?

For me, a consequence of not taking your medicine is that you will still be sick, so you won't be going to any parties. ...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By mamalisa
I never really had a problem, but I also rarely...

I never really had a problem, but I also rarely bought them toys when they were with me. occasionally I would see them looking at something that they really wanted I would surprise them with it. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 143
Posted By mamalisa
Ziggy Marley, Cheap Trick and INXS, 1989 or 90? ...

Ziggy Marley, Cheap Trick and INXS, 1989 or 90? At Alpine Valley WI. My best friend's older brother took us, his girlfriend was a snobby b, annoyed to be with a bunch of "little kids" (she was a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-15-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By mamalisa
The real lesson here is that you need to get the...

The real lesson here is that you need to get the fancy iron on bonding stuff and teach the Scout how to handle his own badges :)

I taught dd in 2nd grade :)

My husband handles literally every...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-10-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By mamalisa
Disagree. Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are...

Disagree. Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are entirely different things. I don't have the skills to handle a large group of boys, I have no interest in being a Boy Scout leader. I was an awesome Girl...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By mamalisa
I think school needs to back off. Kids won't die...

I think school needs to back off. Kids won't die if they get cold, it's not the end of the world. She doesn't want her coat all the way zipped, for whatever reason. Maybe she's too warm, maybe it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-06-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By mamalisa
"No problem, I'd love to. The going rate for...

"No problem, I'd love to. The going rate for after school care is $4 (or whatever dollar amount would surely turn her off) for the first child per hour and then a dollar less per child per...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By mamalisa
I would respond by vigorously agreeing with her...

I would respond by vigorously agreeing with her :) Some kids are too catered to, kids should have chores, what's not to agree with. Just pretend you don't think she means you. Someone that passive...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By mamalisa
Something about Spanish teachers maybe. Ds's...

Something about Spanish teachers maybe. Ds's Spanish teacher makes me nuts, but she's the only one so we can't even move him. It drives me nuts. I'm not a Montessori parent, but that wouldn't fly...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By mamalisa
Things that make money, while only taking effort...

Things that make money, while only taking effort are the best things our school does. About 75% of our fundraising comes from collecting milk caps, box tops, ink cartridges. They are things anyone...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,056
Posted By mamalisa
Do you know other parents from the other schools?...

Do you know other parents from the other schools? When my ds started middle school I burned up the phone calling moms I knew saying "hey, ds wants to hang with this kid, do you know him, family,...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By mamalisa
I've been thinking about this since I answered it...

I've been thinking about this since I answered it a few days ago. Why is your issue with your dil? Why aren't you disappointed in your son for making different choices than you did for him?
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By mamalisa
You need to smile, mind your own business and be...

You need to smile, mind your own business and be a grandma and mom. You're not the parent, your son and his wife are. Just because it's different than what you doesn't mean it's wrong. I really...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By mamalisa
My 13 year old is pissed at me because I won't...

My 13 year old is pissed at me because I won't let him and the 9 year old stay home alone overnight next week. They have to sleep at a neighbor's and come home in the morning until we get home.
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,991
Posted By mamalisa
I would be pissed about the sex during...

I would be pissed about the sex during babysitting. It's not appropriate to seclude yourself away, with loud music and not be able to at least hear what was going on in the rest of the house while...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,789
Posted By mamalisa
I think that sadly, your experience is more...

I think that sadly, your experience is more common than anyone would like to believe. I've had a few uncomfortable instances and I live a pretty sheltered life. But I've been cornered coming out of...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By mamalisa
I would go into the room for the routine stuff,...

I would go into the room for the routine stuff, but then leave for the exam. I have no issue with my kids being left alone with our family dr, it would depend on how my kid felt. Dh has gone with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mamalisa
Facebook?

Facebook?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By mamalisa
The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives...

The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives me up the wall. We were carrying in groceries and I asked her to carry a bag with a loaf of bread. "I never carry things" "this is too heavy" "I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By mamalisa
Our school has done two things that make our...

Our school has done two things that make our lunchroom flow much more smoothly. First we staggered lunches. We are a k-5 so we have two classes come in for lunch at the same time. K and 2, 1 and 3...
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