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Forum: Allergies   08-16-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Diane~Alena
Thanks for the replies. I had read that spelt...

Thanks for the replies. I had read that spelt was a good wheat free grain I heard it is one of the first grains used by man. I will be sure to keep looking though if is simiar to wheat. The idea of...
Forum: Allergies   08-16-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,850
Posted By Diane~Alena
My friends daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and...

My friends daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and she was advised to put her on meds for the condition. Since the little girl in question was just 6 my friend was not liking the idea of meds that mess...
Forum: Allergies   08-15-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Diane~Alena
My daughter is showing signs of Chrones(spelled...

My daughter is showing signs of Chrones(spelled wrong I am sure) she is just one in a long line of chrones sufferers in my extended family. My family talks about deleting cows milk and wheat from...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,820
Posted By Diane~Alena
I would have done the same thing but I would...

I would have done the same thing but I would have gone a step further and told the mom that if she corrected her child herself without nasty language then you wouldn't need to! It takes a village to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By Diane~Alena
I chose basic honesty with my kids. I told my...

I chose basic honesty with my kids. I told my kids the real names for all things like penis and vulva, we explained that those were pills to not get pregnant and so forth. My kids flat out asked...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-26-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By Diane~Alena
Wow I would say your sister has forgotten 4 year...

Wow I would say your sister has forgotten 4 year behavior. I for one don't think we can over protect children. To protect them is keep them from harm, how can you overly keep your children from...
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2006, 03:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,150
Posted By Diane~Alena
Quote: Originally Posted by mamawanabe What...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamawanabe
What gets me is mamas critcizing others mamas for their practices even though they complain about crictism they have faced for their own practices. Cracked....
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2006, 02:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,150
Posted By Diane~Alena
I think what makes me maddest is others pushing...

I think what makes me maddest is others pushing their beliefs as if they are the only ones possible on earth. I think we all have to realise that different lifes make for different choices.

I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-10-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,596
Posted By Diane~Alena
My husband and I sat down and talked about me...

My husband and I sat down and talked about me working when our youngest goes to preschool. I said I was ok with the idea of getting out of the house and actualy looked forward to bringing in money....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Diane~Alena
My days are so full with taking the kids to...

My days are so full with taking the kids to school and making meals. I walk to the shops daily and get little items like fruit and bread. We clean and go to the parks and met for playdates. It helps...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Diane~Alena
How funny! I was just going to start a thread...

How funny! I was just going to start a thread like this. I was worried I may be asking my twin 9 year olds to do to much.

They as a group with their almost 6 year old sibling

~make their beds...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2006, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By Diane~Alena
I know what you mean. I went out at 29 weeks...

I know what you mean. I went out at 29 weeks with my faternal twins and this one lady took one look at me as gasped " wow ready to pop any second now eh?" I just rolled my eyes and said I hope not I...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-08-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,547
Posted By Diane~Alena
My eldest daughters are turning 9 in a few days...

My eldest daughters are turning 9 in a few days and as the day nears I think more and more about their delivery and the fear for their lives. My daughters were born at 29 weeks and my second born...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-07-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,547
Posted By Diane~Alena
I think this idea Rocks! I have had 7 preemies 4...

I think this idea Rocks! I have had 7 preemies 4 of them lived to come home and we deal with preemie issues even now years later. It would be so nice to talk to other AP about the issues of NICU's...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By Diane~Alena
My husband too had the big V but also my body is...

My husband too had the big V but also my body is unable to carry the children we make safely to term. We have four children twin girls age 9 a son almost 6 and a baby girl 2.5 so our house isn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,186
Posted By Diane~Alena
I have just this week gotten books about these...

I have just this week gotten books about these issues for my children. We got a cute book called "mommy laid an egg" it had basic drawings of the reproductive organs my 5 year old was content with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Diane~Alena
My 8 year old twins love babies. I bet your DSD...

My 8 year old twins love babies. I bet your DSD will want to spend all day just loving her new brother. You can teach her games to play with him and take them both to the park. This can be good just...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2006, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,015
Posted By Diane~Alena
I was a very bad 13 year old I don't think one...

I was a very bad 13 year old I don't think one person in my family went without hearing that I hated them. In truth I hated myself and my life. I felt I had no control in my life or my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Diane~Alena
I talked to DCFS again and I was told that they...

I talked to DCFS again and I was told that they had talked to the little girl and are sure she is being abused. I was asked more questions concerning the other kids, asking if A was this way to her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-23-2006, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Diane~Alena
Thank you for your replies. I got a call...

Thank you for your replies.

I got a call this morning from the family's worker(they have one since the boy was giving into care). She went and ment with the little girl in her school so her step...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-22-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Diane~Alena
Hi, this is a long story so beware. I know...

Hi, this is a long story so beware.

I know a women and have been close with her for over a year. This women lets call her A is a step mom to three kids. I made friends with her and found out that...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,721
Posted By Diane~Alena
I understand what you are saying and I don't...

I understand what you are saying and I don't think you are bad at all. I have never used a carseat on a bus, sometimes I used my stroller and lock it into the handicapped spot(if I can). I would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 800
Posted By Diane~Alena
In my Country you can't leave a child younger...

In my Country you can't leave a child younger then 12 to take care of a small child. A child at 10 can take care of a sibling for a short period.

To be alone with no one to care for but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By Diane~Alena
My daughter is two and has had glasses for a...

My daughter is two and has had glasses for a year already. Her glasses are thick and they are not what I wanted for her at all. My daughter will not grow out of her glasses infact we are just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Diane~Alena
I have made my invites and picked the date for...

I have made my invites and picked the date for our birthday party, it is june 11. So how soon should I send out the invites? I haven't done this before and I want people to save the date but I don't...
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