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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I'm Pagan and my hubby is Christian. He isn't...

I'm Pagan and my hubby is Christian. He isn't very spiritual though so no church or anything.

My DD8 is very much interested in the different Pagan celebrations. We always celebrated Christmas...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-19-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Dancerchic1981
Well DD met with the new ped. on Wednesday. She...

Well DD met with the new ped. on Wednesday. She was shy and scared, but eventually warmed uup enough to play with him. Well, more like beside him.

Looking at past doctor notes (and boy do we have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-19-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Dancerchic1981
Well DD met with the new ped. on Wednesday. She...

Well DD met with the new ped. on Wednesday. She was shy and scared, but eventually warmed uup enough to play with him. Well, more like beside him.

Looking at past doctor notes (and boy do we have...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-18-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I always had a lot of trouble leaving my kids...

I always had a lot of trouble leaving my kids with anyone, including my mother. DD1 never cared if we left and never really seemed to notice. She went through that attachment phase at 2 but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-18-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,064
Posted By Dancerchic1981
My youngest DD is turning 6 a few days before...

My youngest DD is turning 6 a few days before Christmas, but has the mentality of a 3 to 4 year old due to delays so her gifts are a bit younger.

1.) We don't really limit amount of gifts. If I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-18-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,624
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I don't have tots anymore but still have the...

I don't have tots anymore but still have the same ideals. I wish it was only about an hour a day but at the moment it is more. They're 8 and almost 6. I have two newborn twins so TV is kind of a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-18-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Dancerchic1981
This is driving me nuts!!! I would like to and...

This is driving me nuts!!!
I would like to and what I did the first few days was change one and then the other, feed them at the same time or almost the same time, and then put them both to sleep....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Dancerchic1981
We met with the ped at the children's hospital....

We met with the ped at the children's hospital. We explained up front that we expected our input to be listened to. After the initial meet and greet we spoke about our daugther specifically and what...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Dancerchic1981
Thank you everyone. I was worried I might be...

Thank you everyone. I was worried I might be bashed for not trying before. We've tried but our insurance was sucky. Now that we've got better insurance I can finally move forward with this.
We are...
Forum: Family Safety   11-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I suppose it really depends where you live. In...

I suppose it really depends where you live. In new england, winter temps are usually in the teens not counting wind chill. We just made sure at that age and even know that their feet, hands, ears,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,429
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I also didn't want twins. When I found out, I...

I also didn't want twins. When I found out, I cried. And not out of anger but fear.
They are only 1 1/2 weeks now but still I already aM experiencing the joys.
Sure, they aren't smiling or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Dancerchic1981
My husband and I don't know if there is cause...

My husband and I don't know if there is cause for concern or we are just freaking out. Please share advice and opinions.

My youngest daugther is turning 6 in December. I homeschool her and her...
Forum: Site Help   11-15-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Dancerchic1981
How many posts do i need to be able to have a...

How many posts do i need to be able to have a signature?
I dont have a computer at home so i use my cell phone but i should still be able to set a signature.
When i go to my profile and scroll...
Forum: Site Help   11-15-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Dancerchic1981
How many posts do i need to be able to have a...

How many posts do i need to be able to have a signature?
I dont have a computer at home so i use my cell phone but i should still be able to set a signature.
When i go to my profile and scroll...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Dancerchic1981
You've gotten some good ideas. I'm also not...

You've gotten some good ideas.

I'm also not one for bribes but if my children are on nasty tasting medicine I'll only let them have dessert if they take their meds. It usually works.

The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I second the dress up box idea. You can get a...

I second the dress up box idea.
You can get a lot of second hand halloween costumes at thrift stores.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Dancerchic1981
My children have loved Lincoln Logs. Legos. ...

My children have loved Lincoln Logs.
Legos.
I can't for the life of me think of the name of them but these little ant things that are disconnected and you put em together to make em mismatch and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-15-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I didn't set up workboxes this year (kicking...

I didn't set up workboxes this year (kicking myself) but we've done this in the past.

Our system was set up like so:
-each child had three drawers (IKEA)
-one drawer had supplies for the week,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-15-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Dancerchic1981
I would just suggest getting cheap number,...

I would just suggest getting cheap number, alphabet, colors, shapes, etc workbooks at a dollar store or Walmart.

Maybe there are some local mommy and me music or art classes around or even ones...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-15-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Dancerchic1981
When DD1 was younger, she had a lot of anger...

When DD1 was younger, she had a lot of anger issues. Especially when DD2 came around. Over the years, we've tried many different things. What has worked when they were younger and their vocab was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-15-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,895
Posted By Dancerchic1981
DD1 slept with us for 3 years. Her little sister...

DD1 slept with us for 3 years. Her little sister was born when she was 2. She stayed in the bed with us while our DD2 was in the cosleeper connected to the bed. At
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Dancerchic1981
My first daughter was 3 months for Christmas. We...

My first daughter was 3 months for Christmas. We didn't get her any presents. Of course, aunts and uncles and grandparents did but not us.
My second daughter was 9 days for her first Christmas....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-15-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,509
Posted By Dancerchic1981
My boys were born at 36 + 4. No NICU time...

My boys were born at 36 + 4. No NICU time needed. Baby A was 5 lbs. 5 oz. baby B was 5 lbs. 11 oz.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Dancerchic1981
Thank you both of you! I just needed...

Thank you both of you!

I just needed reassurance that missing some 3rd and kinder won't kill us lol.
My kkinder girl has been a good help with the baby. I ask her to grab things for me by saying...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-15-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Dancerchic1981
My twin sons were born on Nov. 5th. They were...

My twin sons were born on Nov. 5th. They were both healthy and happy.

Needless to say, we will be taking some time off of homeschooling. One daugther is in 3rd grade and the other is in...
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