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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2009, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Polkadots
He was just over 2 years when he first wrote his...

He was just over 2 years when he first wrote his name.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2009, 12:37 PM
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Views: 23,782
Posted By Polkadots
Interesting!!! Thank you!

Interesting!!! Thank you!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2009, 08:51 PM
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Views: 23,782
Posted By Polkadots
If it's not too much trouble, I have a few...

If it's not too much trouble, I have a few questions for you.

1) I'm 38 and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up (professionally). Do you see anything?

2) I have an overwhelming...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,439
Posted By Polkadots
My 3 year old's favorite... Knock knock ...

My 3 year old's favorite...

Knock knock
Who's there?
Apple
Apple who?
Apple POO

So yeah - all about the poo and pee here too.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-22-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,684
Posted By Polkadots
Hi Vancouver Mamas! We're now settled into our...

Hi Vancouver Mamas! We're now settled into our new home in Vancouver and I'm wondering if you all would mind taking a minute and telling me a bit about what playgroups you find the most fun. My boy...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-24-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By Polkadots
Oooh I will try Saigon Nights - haven't been...

Oooh I will try Saigon Nights - haven't been there. Is it a Pho house too?

Yes I will be here and over there for the month of February. We finally found a place YAY! Load.off.mind.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-24-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By Polkadots
You'll be glad to know that Eli and I hit the...

You'll be glad to know that Eli and I hit the Pho Hoa on Fort St. weekly for a little lunch. It's pretty decent and there is another across the way. The Pho Hoa is exactly the same as the ones in...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-23-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,807
Posted By Polkadots
I've seen a few homes for around the $1400 mark!...

I've seen a few homes for around the $1400 mark! I'll keep my eyes open. I surf Craigslist quite a bit these days.

Mt. Pleasant sounds dreamy!

We're looking for a 2bdr suite. Checking out a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-23-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By Polkadots
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-22-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By Polkadots
Oh wow- TOTALLY small world! Sue - we should...

Oh wow- TOTALLY small world! Sue - we should have traded homes!

Favorite kiddy fun:

JBCP playgroup, Indie/homebased playgroups - Sarah can introduce you to all the peeps, I'm sure. MTC when...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,807
Posted By Polkadots
Thanks - I'm a SAHM with our boy and my partner...

Thanks - I'm a SAHM with our boy and my partner works in construction all over the place. He's basically downtown, North Van, you name it. I think that one or the other of us will be utilizing...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-22-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,807
Posted By Polkadots
Thank you so much ladies. Ksenia - my middle...

Thank you so much ladies. Ksenia - my middle name is Senia. I've never seen anyone with that name before.

My partner is driving around the city in a rental vehicle looking for places. I have a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-22-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,807
Posted By Polkadots
We're moving back to Vancouver for work next...

We're moving back to Vancouver for work next month. I have simultaneously felt like crying, had some terror and then some excitement on this thread.

It's an awesome resource.

We're not sure...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Polkadots
We had a bout with some sort of...

We had a bout with some sort of Rotovirus/Norwalkian type thing and it was the same. Sort of a weird yellowy (dijon mustard is the perfect description) diahrrea.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-14-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,881
Posted By Polkadots
Hand, foot and mouth can manifest as red...

Hand, foot and mouth can manifest as red blisters in the genital region.

That was my first thought over herpes for his age group.

Has he been sick at all? Fever or anything like that?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-13-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 939
Posted By Polkadots
Wow thanks everyone - there is some great...

Wow thanks everyone - there is some great information to ponder. I appreciate all of your answers.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

ZFooFoo - I love the idea of putting...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-12-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 939
Posted By Polkadots
Our two year old boy still co-sleeps with me and...

Our two year old boy still co-sleeps with me and we have set up our second bedroom more like a big playroom but he doesn't have a bedroom - per say. We are currently looking at moving to a new house...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-18-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Polkadots
That's great to know! Thanks again for the...

That's great to know! Thanks again for the information.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-17-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Polkadots
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Polkadots
My DS will be two next month. He's big into...

My DS will be two next month. He's big into pretend play right now and it takes a variety of forms. He really likes to pretend to cook - will drag out all the pots and pans and cook us dinner. He's...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-16-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By Polkadots
Hi Indigo! You will find lots of Mama's to hang...

Hi Indigo! You will find lots of Mama's to hang with here in Victoria! I highly suggest the James Bay Community Project Playgroup as a good place to meet people and other toddlers.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-16-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Polkadots
Is there anyone living in Maple Ridge/Haney that...

Is there anyone living in Maple Ridge/Haney that could give me an idea of toddler programs/meetups that happen out there?

We are considering a move that way from Vancouver Island and I'm feeling...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By Polkadots
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to...

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to successfully floss a toddler or teach/help them floss themselves?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Polkadots
I have started making lentil balls for him. ...

I have started making lentil balls for him.

Basically - I cooked up some brown rice and lentils together for dinner one night and needed to use up the leftovers.

I whizzed it up a little bit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By Polkadots
*raises hand* My son was 10lbs 14oz at...

*raises hand*

My son was 10lbs 14oz at birth and now at 21 months he is in 50-75% for weight and 25-50% for height. Our doctor told us that children start to realize their genetic destiny at age...
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