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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-17-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By jennaIL
The original thoughts in questions are indeed...

The original thoughts in questions are indeed not thought out by the animal "adopter" who spoke them. Although many people compare their animals to children (and yes they are a lot of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-25-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,922
Posted By jennaIL
I've been watching this thread and am amazed at...

I've been watching this thread and am amazed at the length of most everyone's pregnancies. I think my family may be the exception. My gifted daughter (now 5) was nearly preterm at 30 wks, but waited...
Forum: Lactivism   01-20-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,722
Posted By jennaIL
This is interesting. I remember disliking Dr....

This is interesting. I remember disliking Dr. Phil in his early Oprah days because he criticized a mother for allowing her child to co-sleep. He said then that co-sleeping shouldn't happen. I'm glad...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,429
Posted By jennaIL
My daughter wrote in mirror image for a good...

My daughter wrote in mirror image for a good length of time. Her pre-school teacher wouldn't correct her and suggested we just let time correct the situation. Over a year went by (ages 3-4) and she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-01-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By jennaIL
My kids are in a school that I think is good for...

My kids are in a school that I think is good for all levels of intelligence. They are grouped in multi-aged classrooms. Pre-K 3 & 4 year old's, Grades 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, and 7 & 8. Kindergarten is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 811
Posted By jennaIL
I'm really laughing about this post. My...

I'm really laughing about this post.

My younger two usually bathe together. My 5 year old pretty much bathes herself. We do still start/stop the water and wash/rinse her hair for her. My 2.5 year...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-17-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By jennaIL
I am left handed. I had a hard time remembering...

I am left handed. I had a hard time remembering right and left for a long time (years). Although I can read maps well, I have a really hard time with unfamiliar directions and I become...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-11-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By jennaIL
Our local newpaper printer will hand out the end...

Our local newpaper printer will hand out the end of newprint paper rolls at no charge to anyone requesting them. I think lots of printers will! There's quite a bit left on the rolls I have gotten. I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-10-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,594
Posted By jennaIL
Quote: Originally Posted by happyus3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by happyus3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6239077)
And on the other hand, she has a little boy...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-09-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,594
Posted By jennaIL
I can only imagine what the multitude of effects...

I can only imagine what the multitude of effects may be depending on innumerable combinations of circumstances.

My youngest was drug exposed (what appeared to include meth and cocaine) during the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-07-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By jennaIL
Congrats on your husband's job offer. What...

Congrats on your husband's job offer. What company?

IMO I think Springfield has a reasonable cost of living. However, I have always lived in this area, so I don't have a lot of comparison!

I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-05-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By jennaIL
I am quite positive my dss and dd are both...

I am quite positive my dss and dd are both gifted. I believe my daughter will have some sort of screening during the second half of kindergarten by the school district we're in now. However, I don't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-01-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jennaIL
My dh checked with an attorney many years ago....

My dh checked with an attorney many years ago. He was told that he could NOT pass on his parental rights to any other person if he were to die. All rights would belong to the mother upon his death,...
Forum: Lactivism   09-20-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By jennaIL
Here's a list of link's from the Academy of...

Here's a list of link's from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. There's also a link to the ABM's Protocols (which are interestingly different than the other American medical groups').
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By jennaIL
I recently signed up for a myspace page and I am...

I recently signed up for a myspace page and I am pretty sure I read in the user agreement or when attempting to upload a picture. Have you signed up for myspace and remember seeing this? If not, try...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-31-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By jennaIL
I am sorry this happened to you. ...

I am sorry this happened to you.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee our adopted children won't hear the bad stuff at some point. My little guy wouldn't understand a bit of his story, but I do...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-30-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By jennaIL
You're more likely to get medical information...

You're more likely to get medical information from the hospital staff. That is where I got the most accurate medically related information when my foster son was discharged from the hospital into...
Forum: Lactivism   08-27-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,631
Posted By jennaIL
Quote: Originally Posted by ohiomommy1122 ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohiomommy1122
She then asked if she stopped bfing what Wic would give her and they said they would give her 10 12.9oz cans of formula a month so she said maybe I will...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-26-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By jennaIL
Quote: Originally Posted by mumm the social...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mumm
the social worker seems to enjoy withholding info and avoiding answering my questions. I guess I'm trying to figure out if it will always feel like a fight to...
Forum: Lactivism   08-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,631
Posted By jennaIL
As a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, let me...

As a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, let me tell you what my experience is...

If a woman has a 6 day old baby and wants to pump so the baby's father or other relative can "help" out, the MOTHER...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-26-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By jennaIL
When you get a call for foster placement, you...

When you get a call for foster placement, you need to take all of the resonsibilities needed into consideration before accepting the child/ren. Fostering is never "easy" and work and sacrifice will...
Forum: Lactivism   08-24-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By jennaIL
I agree with food allergies being the likely...

I agree with food allergies being the likely cause. My daughter had similar (not as severe) problems during infancy that carried on for over three years. I wish I would have treated my daughter with...
Forum: Lactivism   08-24-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By jennaIL
FYI... MOMS Club is a 501(c)3 and must follow...

FYI... MOMS Club is a 501(c)3 and must follow strict regulations including being non-discriminatory. The MOMS Club Manual (which should be accessible to all members) clearly states that...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-20-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By jennaIL
My 5 year old "finger weaves" little scarves. I...

My 5 year old "finger weaves" little scarves. I also bought her a knitting loom for Christmas, but she is not quite independent at that yet. Getting there! She really wants to knit with needles, but...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-05-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,022
Posted By jennaIL
I think every step-family operates a little bit...

I think every step-family operates a little bit differently. Ideally, the two of you would have worked some of this out before your marriage. You should defenitely talk about what your expectations...
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