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Forum: Family Safety   08-30-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By mandalamama
i can't go out on orange days because of my...

i can't go out on orange days because of my asthma, but my daughter doesn't seem to have any problems at all. she's very active outside, super healthy. i still watch for signs of anything unhealthy,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-30-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By mandalamama
whenever my daughter's felt stressed during the...

whenever my daughter's felt stressed during the day, she asks to fall asleep in my bed. i love coming to bed at my bedtime and looking at her sweet face sleeping and dreaming :) sometimes i tuck her...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-30-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By mandalamama
could reflux be a problem? my daughter was born...

could reflux be a problem? my daughter was born with GERD (as was i). i thought i'd never need a paci but it turns out our saliva has healing enzymes in it that prevent esophageal damage, so she had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,134
Posted By mandalamama
cold pizza dipped in alfredo sauce! *ducks under...

cold pizza dipped in alfredo sauce! *ducks under the desk to hide from the nutrition fairy*
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,818
Posted By mandalamama
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By mandalamama
i like this thoughtful thread, lots of ideas and...

i like this thoughtful thread, lots of ideas and opinions expressed respectfully!
 
i'd like to point out that there is a fairly large cross-section of women and children below the poverty level...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 502
Posted By mandalamama
I'm glad to hear so many made it just fine...

I'm glad to hear so many made it just fine through this. We had flickering lights, brownouts and friends had blackouts. Trees were down on power lines and blocking streets. I think the Conn. River...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 502
Posted By mandalamama
i know, i moved up here to get AWAY from the...

i know, i moved up here to get AWAY from the heat and the hurricanes! doh!
 
our tap water tastes nasty even if i let it run for a while, so i'm using sugar-free powder mixes to make pink lemonade...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-27-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 502
Posted By mandalamama
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,535
Posted By mandalamama
wow, what an ass! i've encountered similar...

wow, what an ass! i've encountered similar situations, i just stay with the car so the kids have someone there. when the parent comes up, i'll just say "i watched them for you, never know what can...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 502
Posted By mandalamama
Quote: Originally Posted by...

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Originally Posted by abiyhayil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327369/will-you-be-affected-by-hurricane-irene#post_16626587)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 502
Posted By mandalamama
just thought i'd start a thread for this.   ...

just thought i'd start a thread for this.
 
i've posted a local plea for a flashlight with batteries, i'm in Keene, NH. went shopping last night, the stores are empty of flashlights, batteries,...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-26-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By mandalamama
hi, i'm in one of the areas hurricane Irene will...

hi, i'm in one of the areas hurricane Irene will hit. i'm disabled, no car, and a 6-yr-old child. i've weathered these storms for years on the NC coast, didn't think we'd be affected by one in NH!...
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By mandalamama
 Quote:Originally Posted by what to...



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Forum: Parenting   07-25-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,150
Posted By mandalamama
re: flip-flops ... my girl is just like me, half...

re: flip-flops ... my girl is just like me, half flatfoot, for some reason flip-flops are the most comfortable choice for both of us. she learned to walk wearing Robeez or barefoot, though. i wear...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By mandalamama
is it possible there are "alpha" children just...

is it possible there are "alpha" children just as there are alpha adults? if so, my daughter's newest friend M is definitely an alpha. my girl is usually pretty mellow, she sits back and watches...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,150
Posted By mandalamama
we live in a busy apartment complex, the road...

we live in a busy apartment complex, the road between parking lots is at our front door, with a small sidewalk in between. too much stuff on the ground,  so i had to convince my girl to wear shoes...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-15-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By mandalamama
lots of good suggestions here, a lot of it i've...

lots of good suggestions here, a lot of it i've already tried. i have one friend i can barter with, i do child care for her help with housework and rides to the dojo. i'm still looking for a job i...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-13-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By mandalamama
ours has been a difficult situation, so i just...

ours has been a difficult situation, so i just keep pics of my ex and his family in a photo album. i keep the ex's pics separate from the rest of the family in the book, because my girl wants to see...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,308
Posted By mandalamama
Quote: Originally Posted by...

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Originally Posted by AmaraMonillas http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320425/do-you-do-time-outs/20#post_16545973)
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Forum: Parenting   07-07-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,308
Posted By mandalamama
"time in" has always worked best for my...

"time in" has always worked best for my daughter. i'm Buddhist and she's done yoga and meditation in my arms since birth, then along with me as she's grown. i've noticed she only has behavior...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By mandalamama
i grew up with relatives dying and i was never...

i grew up with relatives dying and i was never taken to a wake or a funeral. my mom wanted to protect me, from what i don't know. we did visit her mother's grave after she died, to lay flowers...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By mandalamama
really! at this point i just want to bang my...

really! at this point i just want to bang my head on a wall in frustration! this subject has come to an ugly head because my daughter is missing out on a LOT of things as of this summer. when she...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By mandalamama
my babe did the screaming thing around the same...

my babe did the screaming thing around the same age as yours. not so consistently, though. she was born with GERD (chronic reflux) so i thought the angle of the seat might be the problem, plus the...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,204
Posted By mandalamama
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