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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-24-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Uh, no I didn't *really* want pity.  Mostly just...

Uh, no I didn't *really* want pity.  Mostly just information and maybe a little understanding.   I posted here because I remember this board when it first started and the awesome amount of support...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-18-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Thanks for your reply.  With two other children...

Thanks for your reply.  With two other children with major anxiety issues you would think I would be a pro, but apparently not  :)
 
I have used worry stones with much success with my eldest, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I need some ideas to help my 8 yo ds overcome...

I need some ideas to help my 8 yo ds overcome his fear of being in front of an audience.  He is in a competitive sport and they are having a "mock meet" in a few weeks to prepare for the upcoming...
Forum: Parenting   11-03-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Not your kid, not your business to tell them how...

Not your kid, not your business to tell them how to approach this.  They either know and aren't ready to accept the fact their kid is struggling or they don't know and they aren't going to listen to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By FreeRangeMama
My 6 yo dd was dx'd with Aspergers AND ADHD...

My 6 yo dd was dx'd with Aspergers AND ADHD today.  We really expected the ASD, but the ADHD took me by surprise.  I had wondered, even expected it could be either one, but getting the dx for BOTH...
Forum: Family Planning   10-10-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I had 4 in 6 years.  The biggest age gap is...

I had 4 in 6 years.  The biggest age gap is 2y5m.  The smallest is 19mo.  They are now 4, 6, 8, and 10.  I really love it, having them so close means that they can play in different configurations...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-09-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I hated the C25K.  I tried it for a while both...

I hated the C25K.  I tried it for a while both on the treadmill and outside.  Hated it.  Instead I went to MapMyRun and found a great route, then I found some great music for my iPod and run went...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 333
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I have 3 pairs.  My dh does too.  I have the...

I have 3 pairs.  My dh does too.  I have the waterproof ones (apparently good for running in snowy weather.....I'll get to try them way to soon).  I also have some for running that I just LOVE. ...
Forum: Parenting   09-03-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,763
Posted By FreeRangeMama
  Quote:I guess that's the biggest problem...


Quote:I guess that's the biggest problem with the anxiety issues of this type. IME, people really believe that if they just push a child "through" it, the problem is solved. But, if the anxiety...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I dried them after swimming in the lake, then...

I dried them after swimming in the lake, then put them in the laundry bag when I was packing up to leave.  When I got home I dumped out all the laundry and sorted into everyone's dirty laundry...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Hmmmm, I have searched EVERY bag in the house. ...

Hmmmm, I have searched EVERY bag in the house.  Even the ones that stayed home. 
 
Interesting that you think a girl may have them.  That is what I thought too.  I have searched her room (twice). ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I lost 5 out of our 6 bathing suits.  Gone.  I...

I lost 5 out of our 6 bathing suits.  Gone.  I have looked *everywhere* I could think of.  We used them 2 weeks ago while camping and both dh and I feel certain we saw them as I was unpacking and...
Forum: Fertility   06-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Option #1!  We had all 4 of ours while dh was a...

Option #1!  We had all 4 of ours while dh was a student (usually full time) and working (often at 1 or 2 jobs).  It was crazy and busy, but they are all quite close in age and I love that.  He has...
Forum: Fertility   06-07-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Yay!!  Congratulations.  I wish you both a happy...

Yay!!  Congratulations.  I wish you both a happy and healthy 9 months. 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-05-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By FreeRangeMama
My ds1 has never been a good sleeper.  He still...

My ds1 has never been a good sleeper.  He still takes a very long time to fall asleep.  He gets it from me as I am the same way.  What you are doing now isn't working, so that is a good indicator...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I recently went back to work after 10 years at...

I recently went back to work after 10 years at home.  I really highlighted all the other stuff I did while being home with kids.  I ran several playgroups, facilitated support type meetings, child...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,723
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I am in Canada, so gun ownership isn't quite the...

I am in Canada, so gun ownership isn't quite the same issue here.  I don't allow toy guns for my children.  No water guns or nerf guns either.  Occasionally they will receive toys that have guns...
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By FreeRangeMama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lovingmommyhood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By FreeRangeMama
Seriously?  An economics professor is now a...

Seriously?  An economics professor is now a parenting expert because he had a couple of kids and read a couple of studies (really, how many identical twins have been raised separately then...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I just wanted to add that we moved from one...

I just wanted to add that we moved from one house to another in the same city without all the other factors and it was just really, really hard on my youngest 2 children (3 and 5).  They didn't...
Forum: Family Safety   04-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I have two Radians, both forward facing.  My dds...

I have two Radians, both forward facing.  My dds buckle themselves so they loosen them to buckle, then I have to re-tighten.  The short, hard pulls work great.  I haven't had a problem at all with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By FreeRangeMama
When my ds2 was around 2 he grew quite an...

When my ds2 was around 2 he grew quite an attachment to my hammer.  He carried it everywhere.  He even slept with it at night.  Yup, a hammer.  Don't know what the appeal was, but he sure loved it. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,077
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I would think it could just be that there are...

I would think it could just be that there are lots of big changes/stresses going on right now.  A new child, a move, etc.  Perhaps adding one more thing feels like too much right now.  Give it a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,286
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I am dealing with my 4th 3.5 yo.  Fun times! ...

I am dealing with my 4th 3.5 yo.  Fun times!  Adding a sibling to the family is a HUGE adjustment.  Plus, at this age they start to really get an idea of how big the outside world is.  It is a tough...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By FreeRangeMama
I am planning on buying my ds a weighted...

I am planning on buying my ds a weighted blanket.  I just don't know what weight to buy.  He currently sleeps with 5 heavy blankets for the pressure he needs to sleep (he was sleeping with more, but...
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