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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,758
Posted By VisionaryMom
This is absolutely my WORST habit. I have started...

This is absolutely my WORST habit. I have started trying really hard to ask myself to double-check whether I should get something or can wait until I get home. I'm getting better, but it's still a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,194
Posted By VisionaryMom
We're really trying to get better with food for...

We're really trying to get better with food for both financial and health reasons.

Tomorrow morning, we're having a blueberry oat bread I'm making along with a boiled egg for everyone. (I worry...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,709
Posted By VisionaryMom
Gah, I'm going to try not to spend anything. I've...

Gah, I'm going to try not to spend anything. I've spent far too much -- which I haven't tracked -- already this month. My goal is to spend as little as possible for this week. I think that I have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-03-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By VisionaryMom
Math options for 3rd grader

Just to give you an idea of where DD is, she recently had IQ testing done (yes, despite all of its flaws! -- I know!). She is around 140.

So...she is convinced that she hates math. I believe that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-17-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By VisionaryMom
When you're reconsidering your budget, I would...

When you're reconsidering your budget, I would take an honest look at some of these expenses since they seem to be a source of stress. What expenses are absolutely necessary for Easter and which ones...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By VisionaryMom
academic underachievers/anxiety

Hi Mamas -- I haven't been on mothering in ages, but we are struggling with my son's school issues. I need advice!

Short story -- He's a 4th grader. He is in the gifted program at our school, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,147
Posted By VisionaryMom
My son has to be gluten-free (celiac) and...

My son has to be gluten-free (celiac) and dairy-free (allergy). Most people aren't equipped to make those foods because gluten and dairy are called by so many other names on ingredient lists. We...
Forum: Learning at School   01-24-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370218/teasing-at-school/20#post_17207307)

The teacher is the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-21-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,594
Posted By VisionaryMom
I'm curious to know how often the people who...

I'm curious to know how often the people who don't allow their children to get something else cook food that they themselves don't like? My MIL required my husband and his siblings to eat everything...
Forum: Learning at School   01-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by farmer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,910
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370349/using-both-parents-last-names/20#post_17213791)


I was...
Forum: Learning at School   12-20-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by lonegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,366
Posted By VisionaryMom
I agree with mommariffic that the gun ownership...

I agree with mommariffic that the gun ownership really only is a sliver of the story here. Of course, I don't think mental health care access is the biggest part of the story either. This child had...
Forum: Parenting   12-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,910
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370349/using-both-parents-last-names#post_17203093)

I kept my...
Forum: Learning at School   12-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By VisionaryMom
Children are expected to know at least 25...

Children are expected to know at least 25 high-frequency words by the end of kindergarten and 100 words by the end of 1st grade though I believe in our school that many children exceed that goal. My...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 853
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by grahamsmom98 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370125/funeral-costs-and-responsibility/20#post_17201224)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 853
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Caneel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370125/funeral-costs-and-responsibility#post_17200094)

Wanted to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MountainMamaGC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369765/this-has-gotten-out-of-control#post_17198977)

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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By VisionaryMom
Don't go the psych route! We're dealing with...

Don't go the psych route! We're dealing with this situation, too. It turns out that it's actually far more common than I'd ever realized, and I'm glad we ignored initial advice to go with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,343
Posted By VisionaryMom
Our kids are 5 and 7. They're free to come sleep...

Our kids are 5 and 7. They're free to come sleep in our room for whatever reason. I know we're on the lax side of things when it comes to sleeping. I will say, though, that even my in-laws, who are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By VisionaryMom
My mother and step-father got rid of every...

My mother and step-father got rid of every picture of me when I left home because they didn't agree with some of the things I did, and it pretty much cemented for me that they didn't want me in...
Forum: Learning at School   12-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,586
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355450/i-dont-want-to-be-that-mom-but#post_17011883)

 
I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-24-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,139
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,511
Posted By VisionaryMom
Your longer explanation really just makes it...

Your longer explanation really just makes it seem like you maybe don't want your son in the after-school program at all, which I think is reasonable. My family's experience with homework is nothing...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,511
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:It really should not be a MUST DO IT THIS...

Quote:It really should not be a MUST DO IT THIS WAY for homework. Different families- different preferences.


Well, to be fair, it's not. They could opt out. The OP could tell her child that she...
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