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Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-21-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By mtbmomma
I am not in grad school, but my husband is just...

I am not in grad school, but my husband is just finishing up his grad program, so I thought I would reply based on our circumstances.  We moved to an area we don't really enjoy for grad school, but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-26-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By mtbmomma
Do you have any parks or nature trails you two...

Do you have any parks or nature trails you two could go walking on?  That way if he does melt down, nobody else will be around to worry about.  I second the idea of a schedule, all preschoolers...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-16-2013, 08:26 PM
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Views: 359
Posted By mtbmomma
If you are looking more for friends for you,...

If you are looking more for friends for you, have you tried looking for some groups based around your interests (ie. Knitting, running, hiking...)? Try searching for your town on meetup.com. I have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-07-2012, 09:14 PM
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Views: 2,456
Posted By mtbmomma
My Dd (almost 4) loves homemade pumpkin pudding...

My Dd (almost 4) loves homemade pumpkin pudding for breakfast. Just a large can of pumpkin, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk or coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice and a bit of sweetener of your choice (optional) ....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,888
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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2012, 08:44 PM
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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By mtbmomma
Sweetsilver, I think DD will likely be similar....

Sweetsilver, I think DD will likely be similar.  I think if we had more opportunities to play with older kids she would do that too, although she doesn't seem interested in older kids at the park....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By mtbmomma
Crunchy_Mommy, I like the idea of a more routine...

Crunchy_Mommy, I like the idea of a more routine play date with just one other family, however making that happen has been tricky in the past.  Maybe once summer travel calms down we can make...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By mtbmomma
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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,888
Posted By mtbmomma
This has turned into quite the debate:)...

This has turned into quite the debate:)  Anyways, we are undecided about which schooling option we will go with.  Both DH and I would like to homeschool, but also think that financially we would be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By mtbmomma
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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,888
Posted By mtbmomma
Wow, thanks for all the great replies, sorry I...

Wow, thanks for all the great replies, sorry I am so late chiming in here, we were on vacation.  Everything said makes a lot of sense.  tbone_kneegrabber, I was also a teacher and I guess that is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By mtbmomma
Sorry for the late reply, we are on vacation. A...

Sorry for the late reply, we are on vacation. A lot of good points ladies, I do understand following your child's lead and that some children really are interested in starting at 4 or whatever age....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,888
Posted By mtbmomma
I know this is common for toddlers, but I...

I know this is common for toddlers, but I thought this changed around 3-4.  DD really doesn't have an interest in friends.  She begs me not to have friends over for playdates because she doesn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By mtbmomma
Just as an aside, I am not judging anyone here,...

Just as an aside, I am not judging anyone here, just in general curious and also looking for some reassurance in the parenting of my soon to be 4 year old.
 
It seems to me, based on threads I...
Forum: Allergies   01-30-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By mtbmomma
Have you tried hiding meats in things like soups...

Have you tried hiding meats in things like soups or spreads, or giving her options to dip meat in?  My dd loves dipping chicken in honey or ketchup (organic or homemade).  I think I would just keep...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-23-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By mtbmomma
I agree with the bulk meat orders and chest...

I agree with the bulk meat orders and chest freezer, though we haven't done this yet ourselves.  When meat and frozen vegis are on sale, I buy in bulk though.  I meal plan our dinners, and try to...
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By mtbmomma
This may sound harsh, but my rule is generally,...

This may sound harsh, but my rule is generally, if you can't take care of your things, then you aren't old enough to have them.  If things start to get messy, I will politely ask to have them picked...
Forum: Dental   12-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,356
Posted By mtbmomma
Are you a mouth breather?  I have this problem...

Are you a mouth breather?  I have this problem as well, but I am a mouth breather, and my dentists have always told me that is what caused it.  I have had some dentists tell me that if I do use...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-19-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mtbmomma
We have done that as well Granolla and Grace....

We have done that as well Granolla and Grace.  She can write three letter words like "cat", "dog"... that way.  We also like to write words on the side of the tub with foam letters.  I just made up...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mtbmomma
I will definitely check that catalog out, I...

I will definitely check that catalog out, I think she would love that game.  She has been really into board games recently, and would love one that incorporates reading/spelling too.   Every time I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mtbmomma
Thanks Grace and Granola, I will take that into...

Thanks Grace and Granola, I will take that into consideration.  
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-17-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By mtbmomma
That is such a hard place to be, relationships...

That is such a hard place to be, relationships are a big challenge.  As the child of parents who stayed together for the kids, then got divorced when we left home, I would say you should leave him....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mtbmomma
Wow ladies, thanks for all the great ideas and...

Wow ladies, thanks for all the great ideas and advice.  I do follow along under the words when we read occasionally, and she seems to like that.  I also have mentioned at times the sounds of...
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