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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By VBMama
I see this is an older thread being updated, but...

I see this is an older thread being updated, but I wanted to chime in and say when my son started meds (Concerta) for the ADHD, his anxiety also decreased as he became able to handle the classroom...
Forum: Learning at School   03-24-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By VBMama
Last year we drove 30-35 min each way for 1st...

Last year we drove 30-35 min each way for 1st grade for ds1 and preschool for ds2. If I wanted to spend any time in my home during the school day, it meant dd & I were in the car for 2 hours a day....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 829
Posted By VBMama
All matching including serving pieces! I have a...

All matching including serving pieces! I have a few random junky forks & spoons for the kids to take to school if necessary (I'd never let them out of the house with the regular ones!). :-)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,958
Posted By VBMama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By VBMama
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: Personal Growth   07-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By VBMama
Well, we are taking that leap of faith into the...

Well, we are taking that leap of faith into the unknown and accepting the job! Dh got the offer yesterday and while we hoped it would be a little higher, we think it will be enough to compensate for...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-29-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By VBMama
Thanks, Linda, I know from reading your previous...

Thanks, Linda, I know from reading your previous posts that you have moved a lot, and it's not the end of the world for the kids, right? Different benefits.
 
I'm not resistant to the idea of...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-28-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By VBMama
My dh is considering an exciting new job. He...

My dh is considering an exciting new job. He hasn't received the offer yet but indications are good that it will be coming this week. It would require moving our family from a moderate...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By VBMama
All right, $50 it is, that sounds like a good...

All right, $50 it is, that sounds like a good idea to me. I'm sure it will feel like a lot to her! We do have a lot of chickens (~50) but they free-range in a large secure pasture so I'm not asking...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By VBMama
We are going to be gone for a week, and our 13yo...

We are going to be gone for a week, and our 13yo neighbor will come over daily to feed & water the chickens, collect eggs, and feed & water the dog & cat. What do you think would be a fair rate to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-31-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By VBMama
We've had a lot of different breeds, and Buff...

We've had a lot of different breeds, and Buff Orpingtons are so fun for the kids. They are really mellow & friendly.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-02-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,656
Posted By VBMama
My dh showed me how his mom used to make...

My dh showed me how his mom used to make hard-boiled eggs. I was skeptical at first but it's actually pretty good. Put your hard-boiled eggs in a bowl, and use a fork to mash them up into small...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-02-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,477
Posted By VBMama
I sell mine (pastured on organic fields, but...

I sell mine (pastured on organic fields, but supplemented with regular feed, not organic) for $3.50/doz or $3/doz if you bring your own container. I just started selling to neighbors & friends a few...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,233
Posted By VBMama
When I just had one, and he was an INCREDIBLY...

When I just had one, and he was an INCREDIBLY high needs baby/toddler, I was jealous of the parenting experience that I thought other parents were having with their children when it looked easier...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By VBMama
Hope that you will get good news soon.

Hope that you will get good news soon.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 590
Posted By VBMama
I think the shortest cut in your photos looks...

I think the shortest cut in your photos looks great on you!
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By VBMama
Ds1 went through a phase of calling dh by his...

Ds1 went through a phase of calling dh by his first name around that same age. It lasted about 6-7 months, I think. We didn't make a big deal about it, although it cracked up the adults around us....
Forum: Parenting   10-02-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By VBMama
I'm so bad with this! I always say their...

I'm so bad with this! I always say their birthdays v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y to give myself time to get it straight. Mine are all in different months, but dates are the 28th, 21st, & 23rd. I blame my poor...
Forum: Parenting   09-26-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By VBMama
I have REALLY active kids and a long rainy...

I have REALLY active kids and a long rainy winter season where we live.

- I had a small dome climber similar to this (http://www.domeclimber.com/) but cheaper plastic from Target, I think, and it...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-17-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By VBMama
Quote: Originally Posted by *farmergirl*...

Quote:
Originally Posted by *farmergirl* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15795127)
also so handy to "train" them to say...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-16-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,942
Posted By VBMama
You might find some of the other moms on the...

You might find some of the other moms on the edges of the clique more interesting anyway. I'm usually hanging out there too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Learning at School   09-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By VBMama
Awesome. After reading all your great ideas I...

Awesome. After reading all your great ideas I went and got myself this (http://www.containerstore.com/shop/office/paperStorage/expandingFilesPouches?productId=10018814&green=11523572357) to hang on...
Forum: Parenting   09-13-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,899
Posted By VBMama
Quote: Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15763797)
When DS was three/four this...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-12-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By VBMama
Anyone else love Ralph Covert's song about the...

Anyone else love Ralph Covert's song about the Itsy Bitsy Spider? I can't find a link for it anywhere, but it always cracks me up. "He had a tattoo of a fly on one arm, and a tattoo of a fly on his...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By VBMama
The paperwork for parents, that is! I'd like to...

The paperwork for parents, that is! I'd like to be a little more organized this year - so far we've only had one week of school (two different schools, though) and I already have newsletters,...
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