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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By monkeys4mama
Well, ds arrived home yesterday. He seems to...

Well, ds arrived home yesterday. He seems to have had a wonderful week at camp. He looked so happy and excited and confident. A week away at camp was so good for him.

He loved the gummi worms...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-02-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By monkeys4mama
A coworker just asked me for recommendations for...

A coworker just asked me for recommendations for babyfood cookbooks/recipes. Her baby is 6 months old and breastfed.

I never fed any of my babies babyfood. (Well, except for a few tries at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-26-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quick update for everyone who was so helpful...

Quick update for everyone who was so helpful with ideas:

My first camper leaves tomorrow. This is his first year going off to camp. He is eight. I've decided that for him, I will stuff his socks...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,180
Posted By monkeys4mama
My youngest weaned a few months ago and I still...

My youngest weaned a few months ago and I still can express small amounts. I don't get letdowns anymore. I haven't for years. Once my babies were past about a year of age, I didn't leak anymore or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-11-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By monkeys4mama
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Awesome...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-11-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By monkeys4mama
For the past several years, my kids have gone...

For the past several years, my kids have gone off to summer camp. Somehow along the way it became a tradition to play a silly practical joke on the child while they were at camp. The kids *love*...
Forum: Gardening   04-27-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By monkeys4mama
We have two apple trees in the back yard which...

We have two apple trees in the back yard which have been totally neglected for years and have become very overgrown. I would like to try to reclaim the trees for harvesting good, healthy fruit. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by journeymom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305682)
I agree with the previous poster: if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Thanks everyone. I'm enjoying this discussion....

Thanks everyone. I'm enjoying this discussion. Too funny about the "boob lights". I have to admit, I've seen styles similar to that so many times and never thought twice about it. We actually have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphire_chan...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15302083)
I don't think it's "typical" to have a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-15-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,355
Posted By monkeys4mama
Great thread! I'm so glad I found this since I'm...

Great thread! I'm so glad I found this since I'm doing some similar work in my home.

I haven't seen these things mentioned, so here are a few more ideas. These are all "small stuff" but for me,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by lolar2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lolar2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15301754)
I think this is probably a regional/ local...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by jeanine123...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeanine123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15301609)
It's not completely useless, it'll do the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by jeanine123...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeanine123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15301542)
I don't like central light fixtures in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by doubledutch...

Quote:
Originally Posted by doubledutch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15301497)
if you are taking your friends' comments...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 736
Posted By monkeys4mama
Sounds like a dumb question, but I need a survey...

Sounds like a dumb question, but I need a survey of general public opinion.

In your experience, do people consider ceiling light fixtures something that does or does not belong in a living room?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by beanma...

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Originally Posted by beanma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15001041)
Glad it's better today. My suggestion was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
Thank you all for so many great suggestions and...

Thank you all for so many great suggestions and for the supportive comments. I am feeling better about the situation today and have some great ideas that I think will help in our current situation...
Forum: Mental Health   01-29-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By monkeys4mama
If the stimulant type medication worked better...

If the stimulant type medication worked better than the Strattera, then maybe a different type of stimulant medication might still be an option, without causing the heart-rate to speed up?
Forum: Mental Health   01-29-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By monkeys4mama
Has he tried any of the other medications for...

Has he tried any of the other medications for ADD? Perhaps a different med would provide the same therapeutic effect w/o the rapid pulse?
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by SunshineJ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SunshineJ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14996755)
Honestly I think the appropriate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
Quote: Originally Posted by texmati...

Quote:
Originally Posted by texmati http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14996668)
I was about to post the same thing. (I'm an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
Thanks Betsyj. I think you are right about dd#2...

Thanks Betsyj. I think you are right about dd#2 being more sensitive due to the circumstances and feeling the need to try to control something. I know the kids are struggling too.

I like the idea...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
Wow, I had no idea this topic would generate so...

Wow, I had no idea this topic would generate so much and so strong a response. I appreciate everyone's input. Looking at the responses, I was surprised by the reaction. But then I went back and read...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By monkeys4mama
I need some suggestions for handling a situation...

I need some suggestions for handling a situation with my kids.

Please help me come up with some ideas for how to get my 5 yr old to stop "ruining" her siblings artwork.

They all enjoy coloring...
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