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Forum: Multicultural Families   02-02-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By PeachBaby
abostonfamily, thanks. I also think the problem...

abostonfamily, thanks. I also think the problem is that I really don't care to join up with Facebook. I often debate whether or not I should just do so.
Forum: Learning at School   02-02-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By PeachBaby
Thank you for all your replies. We've tried a...

Thank you for all your replies. We've tried a lot of the suggestions already. I guess DS has been really going downhill since he started elementary school almost a year ago and I think I have just...
Forum: Spirituality   02-02-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By PeachBaby
katelove, I've been thinking a lot about what you...

katelove, I've been thinking a lot about what you said and I thank you for your reply. We get so caught up in trying to keep up with daily life that we aren't prioritizing what's most important and...
Forum: Spirituality   01-22-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By PeachBaby
OP here. Since we live in a foreign country and...

OP here. Since we live in a foreign country and we just moved house, I don't have easy access to resources and don't really have a church we can go to anymore. So now it's up to me to try to create...
Forum: Spirituality   01-21-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By PeachBaby
Setting up a God-centered home for children

Does anyone have ideas for creating a much more welcoming environment in the home setting for children to learn to incorporate God and Jesus Christ into their lives?
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By PeachBaby
Thanks for all the thoughts, heads ups, and...

Thanks for all the thoughts, heads ups, and sharing of your personal stories. I appreciate them all! It confirms that I want my children (7 and 4) to learn to swim, and always being watchful, never...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-21-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By PeachBaby
Thank you very much for your kind words, Uzra!

Thank you very much for your kind words, Uzra!
Forum: Learning at School   01-15-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By PeachBaby
Dilly-dallying (homework)

When a child is obviously intentionally pushing your buttons, what to do then?

DS (7) has upped his dilly-dallying soooooooooo much when it comes to unpacking his backpack, doing his homework,...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By PeachBaby
Swimming skills -- essential or not?

Do you think it is important enough of a skill for all children to learn how to swim, even if they complain sometimes about going to swimming school? Or do you see it more as optional, only if the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-07-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By PeachBaby
And thanks for asking, Oceanspray! It is turning...

And thanks for asking, Oceanspray! It is turning out nicely! :smile:
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-05-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By PeachBaby
Hi Oceanspray, she continued to nurse for a...

Hi Oceanspray, she continued to nurse for a little bit more after my last post but then I did something I know I shouldn't have done. She would ask if she could nurse, and I would pretend not to...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-12-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By PeachBaby
Yes, I have been alert to that, but as it is an...

Yes, I have been alert to that, but as it is an important point to be aware of, thanks for bringing that up. DD doesn't seem to be bothered by those small amounts. It's only when the amount...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By PeachBaby
Hugs to you all for your wonderful sharing and...

Hugs to you all for your wonderful sharing and great advice. Thank you so much!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-12-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By PeachBaby
Ahhh, so it's probably NOT a good idea for her to...

Ahhh, so it's probably NOT a good idea for her to have those occasional wheat dishes. I will try to see if I am allowed to substitute those school lunch dishes on those heavy wheat days then.

A...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By PeachBaby
Yes, we're in Japan and he's been in school since...

Yes, we're in Japan and he's been in school since April. He's not complaining at all and he does have a place to put the bag down all day. I do see him struggle occasionally to put the backpack on....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By PeachBaby
Spelling & correction

How to correct spelling when the kids learn it phonically?

DD (4 1/2) got magnet letters recently and likes to spell words on the refrigerator. She basically learned the alphabet herself from...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By PeachBaby
Weight of backpack

Is 8.8 lbs (4 kg) - 13.2 lbs (6 kg) too heavy? First year students here (6-7 year olds) all have sturdy backpacks made of leather and worn on both shoulders, but I am concerned about the weight they...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-10-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By PeachBaby
Outgrowing food "allergies"

Thoughts anyone? I have heard that children often outgrow their "allergies." Would this be the case here? DD has no IgE or IgG allergies to food, so I presume her food reactions to gluten and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-16-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By PeachBaby
Okay, thanks for all your input. I had confirmed...

Okay, thanks for all your input. I had confirmed with DD my suspicions (I had asked her a number of times), so that's how I know my supply has been gone. It's not comfortable for me to nurse...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By PeachBaby
Anyone else out there who feels alone and also a...

Anyone else out there who feels alone and also a lack of support/resources trying to raise their children in a foreign country where you don't speak the language well?
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-11-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By PeachBaby
Should I continue to comfort nurse a 4 yo?

DD had been nursing (before bedtime) up until this spring even though I hardly had any milk. Then it finally dried up, but she still wasn't ready to wean. It's been 4 months and she still asks to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-26-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By PeachBaby
Corned Beef and Cabbage

Is it possible to make corned beef with cabbage from scratch? Back home I would just buy the corned beef with the spices, but in this country, I would have to find out what cut of beef to buy and...
Forum: Allergies   07-08-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By PeachBaby
Is it that everyone is getting their support...

Is it that everyone is getting their support through Facebook these days instead?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-08-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By PeachBaby
Hamburger pouches

Is it safe to use those pouches that have food (e.g., hamburger) in which you drop it in boiling water and heat it up for a few minutes (some as little as 3 min., others for 8 min., and I've even...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-04-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By PeachBaby
Eating out as a family

How often do you eat out as a family?
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