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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2016, 09:53 PM
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Posted By philomom
Same as what I would have said. Your relationship...

Same as what I would have said. Your relationship with your wife is the bigger issue here. Unless you can get her to see that they are damaging your sons and their relationship as brothers, none of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By philomom
Any healthy newborn can get your attention unless...

Any healthy newborn can get your attention unless your house is really large. Just saying.
Forum: Doulas   08-21-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By philomom
I realize snapdragon is a flower but it doesn't...

I realize snapdragon is a flower but it doesn't give me "birthy" vibes in the slightest. Sorry.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By philomom
I don't suppose you could hash it out with the...

I don't suppose you could hash it out with the mom? This child sounds like the worst kind of frenemy and I would not want to expose my kids to it for very long.


Move?

Find ways not to be...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-06-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By philomom
Wilhelmina Giselle

Wilhelmina
Giselle
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By philomom
I just pitch them in the freezer until I'm ready...

I just pitch them in the freezer until I'm ready to bake.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-05-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By philomom
Beaverton family swap this Sunday!

Beaverton family swap this Sunday!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-31-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By philomom
Bump! Hope you got some of these great things...

Bump! Hope you got some of these great things in.:x
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-31-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By philomom
Family swap in Beaverton this coming Sunday the...

Family swap in Beaverton this coming Sunday the 7th.

08/07/16 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005.
Bring your whole family –...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By philomom
Honestly, this happened to a girlfriend of mine....

Honestly, this happened to a girlfriend of mine. The man would almost rather starve than give his children ANY money. The only thing that saved my friend was the ex-hub is now on disability and since...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-16-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By philomom
Eh, some of what I told my kids of both genders...

Eh, some of what I told my kids of both genders was that porn was often more of fetish leaning varieties and that most of it tends to leave out the tender feelings that can develop between folks...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-14-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By philomom
Nah, I just trim the longer spots with a pair of...

Nah, I just trim the longer spots with a pair of scissors. Nothing wrong with hair as long as it is clean.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By philomom
When's her birthday? Many kids get "red-shirted"...

When's her birthday? Many kids get "red-shirted" and stay back one more year. If she has a late summer or early fall birthday, she's already on the cusp of the cut off for most public schools.

OR...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-12-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By philomom
I have two, lost two and ended my parenting...

I have two, lost two and ended my parenting journey on a loss(miscarriage). I wanted four kids and got two. My oldest was in high school before I finally "got over" that feeling that I needed to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-12-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
I did a LOT of this when the kids were small and...

I did a LOT of this when the kids were small and I still do for myself now that I'm working outside the home. It just makes mornings easy!
Forum: Book Clubs   07-10-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,056
Posted By philomom
I was extremely disappointed in that last one....

I was extremely disappointed in that last one. Come back and we'll talk about it when you are done.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-09-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
I'd start with a hard and fast bedtime routine...

I'd start with a hard and fast bedtime routine for the kids. If you get them to bed by 8:30 p.m. then you can clean and organize an hour or two for the next day. After a few weeks of this you should...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By philomom
For me, the desires were at least somewhat...

For me, the desires were at least somewhat selfish. I have strong female drives and I wanted to go through pregnancy and natural childbirth. I wanted to nurse. I also longed to have a bio child of my...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-09-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By philomom
Not divorced but you could always save it for...

Not divorced but you could always save it for your kids. Each generation lately seems to have a little less than the previous ones. Your son or daughter might want or need to recycle or re-work these...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By philomom
Eh, there are so many other things for little...

Eh, there are so many other things for little kids to be doing. A puzzle, a box of crayons, playdough and building blocks and books can teach your child so much, too. Maybe cut back on some of the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By philomom
Yep, curiosity between age mates totally normal...

Yep, curiosity between age mates totally normal and to be expected.

Any sexual contact between an adult and child ....NOT OKAY.

Please be very gentle with your child. I don't think he did...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By philomom
Masturbation is completely normal and should...

Masturbation is completely normal and should never, ever be shamed. When he needs to do that, he needs to lock the door. It is like picking your nose. Everyone does it, no one wants to watch.

You...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By philomom
Sometimes grownups need to change and freshen up...

Sometimes grownups need to change and freshen up their environment. You home is supposed to be a peaceful haven at the end of the day. I do agree you might let her help you with some choices but I do...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-18-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By philomom
Bump! It is summer. Get out there.:laugh:

Bump!
It is summer. Get out there.:laugh:
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By philomom
Some curiosity is completely normal. But the...

Some curiosity is completely normal. But the continuing the behavior after you have calmly explained to her it is a bad idea, that's pretty concerning.

My son was seven when he went through a...
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