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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By andisunshine
I get it!  I have three boys.  I suggested quiet...

I get it!  I have three boys.  I suggested quiet activities, didn't I?  My guys generally tear up the livingroom unsupervised.  They put on costumes and play ninja turtles, pirates, Batman and Buzz...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By andisunshine
I have three boys, 8, 5 and 3.  My two older...

I have three boys, 8, 5 and 3.  My two older boys love those little craft kits you can get at Joanne's fabrics.  My mom gets them and they work on them when they're at her house.  At Christmas they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By andisunshine
Can you enroll in a school district that has a...

Can you enroll in a school district that has a homeschool option? We are enrolled in the local district and there is an allotment for curriculum of your choice, providing it is non-religious.  We...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-07-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By andisunshine
I have a 15 foot cable that effectively locks my...

I have a 15 foot cable that effectively locks my bike, the bike trailer and my 8-year old's bike all together.  I'm not too concerned about locking to a bike stand as well because it seems...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-17-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By andisunshine
I don't remember about when my oldest got his...

I don't remember about when my oldest got his first cold, but the kid has literally never been to the doctor for illness.  He was 2 1/2 when he got his only ever stomach virus and since then he's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-20-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 463
Posted By andisunshine
- A few whitewater rafting trips   - Going...

- A few whitewater rafting trips
 
- Going to a bluegrass music festival in Interior Alaska while living in a VW Vanagon
 
- Riding a snowboard in powder
 
- Camping on a beach in a VW Vanagon...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,703
Posted By andisunshine
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Forum: Vaccinations   12-16-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By andisunshine
When we are sick we go to a local clinic for...

When we are sick we go to a local clinic for treatment.  I just recently had an encounter with a physician who noted that my sick child was not vaccinated.  She was polite enough though I felt that...
Forum: Women's Health   11-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By andisunshine
Honestly, when I had a 10 month old who was...

Honestly, when I had a 10 month old who was coughing to the point of vomiting and would not be consoled, I took him to the doctor where he was diagnosed with pneumonia.  He was very near being...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,693
Posted By andisunshine
Personally, I would want to afford a little...

Personally, I would want to afford a little modesty if it were my daughter and have her wear leggings or bike shorts under her skirt.  I don't have a daughter but I certainly would be horrified if...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By andisunshine
If you have a visible laceration I would bet...

If you have a visible laceration I would bet money that it is the source of your pain.  Is the pain worse when the babe latches on to nurse?  For me, that is the painful part.  Pain continues...
Forum: Women's Health   10-31-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By andisunshine
I haven't had gallbladder issues but I recently...

I haven't had gallbladder issues but I recently read that it may be tied to gluten-intolerance. 
 
Many women on another board I visit have had gallbladder removal and regret not making dietary...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By andisunshine
My older son is slim and we just bought him some...

My older son is slim and we just bought him some regular cut jeans in slim size from Old Navy.  I like that they have adjustable waist elastic as well. 
 
They also carry skinny cut jeans in slim...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-22-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By andisunshine
I got Influenza while pregnant with my first. ...

I got Influenza while pregnant with my first.  It wasn't pleasant and it really sucked to cough so much with a belly but I survived.  I didn't get dehydrated and end up in the hospital, either.  I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-16-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,255
Posted By andisunshine
I didn't smoke weed or drink alcohol until I was...

I didn't smoke weed or drink alcohol until I was 20 and living on my own at college.  It was, in hindsight, the best way for myself to experience it.  I haven't tried anything else besides...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By andisunshine
Yes, I have a problem with varicella vaccine. ...

Yes, I have a problem with varicella vaccine.  In addition to the concern about shingles and the efficacy of the vaccine wearing off, chicken pox vaccine uses aborted fetal tissue in the process of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 928
Posted By andisunshine
We haven't had any vaccinations.  My middle son...

We haven't had any vaccinations.  My middle son had pneumonia once but my DH gets it every couple of years so I'm not sure if there's a relation.  Otherwise, we have just been waiting to get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By andisunshine
I was publicly schooled and was/still am...

I was publicly schooled and was/still am socially awkward.  My kids have never been to public school and seem to have no problem relating to other kids when we go to the park or to swim/ski...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-14-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By andisunshine
I don't mind if they run through the house and...

I don't mind if they run through the house and jump on the furniture but it drives my husband nuts.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-21-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By andisunshine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sleepypeanutsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361026/neighbor-issues-need-ideas#post_17081889)

  I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-18-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By andisunshine
Personally, I have found a lot of wisdom at a...

Personally, I have found a lot of wisdom at a different website callled MarriageBuilders.  www.marriagebuilders.com  (http:)
 
There is a forum there where you can post exactly as you have here....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-15-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 232
Posted By andisunshine
I don't know if it can be pin-pointed anymore. ...

I don't know if it can be pin-pointed anymore.  I used to think seeing vomit was the end of the world but yesterday I found my toddler with puke on his shirt and cleaned it up without a second...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 379
Posted By andisunshine
I learned to make yarn with a drop spindle.

I learned to make yarn with a drop spindle.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 49
Posted By andisunshine
We have a logitech wireless and I'm pretty sure...

We have a logitech wireless and I'm pretty sure the batteries have lasted longer than a few weeks.  I have been the only one using it for a few months now and haven't had to change them once. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By andisunshine
Good luck, granolamom.  My husband also said he...

Good luck, granolamom.  My husband also said he quit drinking and I believe he stopped for a bit after he received news that he has beginning stages of liver failure.  Then a few weeks ago he...
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