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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-12-2009, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Ethan*sMom
Sierra - no offense taken -- was just replying...

Sierra - no offense taken -- was just replying on a short time limit... had to run - hope it didn't come across as rude. ;-)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Ethan*sMom
I try to never make rash decisions about...

I try to never make rash decisions about anything.

I certainly will not let the vax issue affect this situation - I was simply asking if there was any way around it. I got my answer - which...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-29-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Beth - you are correct - we do not have an...

Beth - you are correct - we do not have an identified child. We don't know how old the child will be (other than 3 or younger- as I posted originally - to preserve the birth order) or anything....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-29-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Ethan*sMom
hmmmm... interesting thing to think about -...

hmmmm... interesting thing to think about - recommended vs required. Thank you for that thought. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
They give the first CP vax @ 12 months...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-29-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Thanks for the additional comments. And,...

Thanks for the additional comments.

And, yes, the goal is adoption and our caseworker has said she won't place kids with us that are not on the path to TPR. We did say that we would consider...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-28-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Thanks. That's pretty much what I figured. ...

Thanks. That's pretty much what I figured.

It wasn't really on my mind until DS got the pox (finally!) 2 weeks ago and now we're thinking about it more.

I understand the reasoning and all -...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Ethan*sMom
We are in the process of being approved for...

We are in the process of being approved for foster to adopt. IF we get a child that is under 1 year old, will we be FORCED to follow the traditional vax schedules? I'm in the delay/spread out vax...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-30-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Quote: Originally Posted by coloradoalice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coloradoalice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11349162)...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-05-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Quote: Originally Posted by coloradoalice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coloradoalice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11144147)
Anyone see the pox out there??

I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-17-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Ethan*sMom
The blanket my son received from his OT was a...

The blanket my son received from his OT was a chambered blanket that had tube socks filled with rice in each of the chambers. Just pull them out to adjust the weight and for cleaning. Easy peasy....
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 521
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Yup. DH owns his own business and he's always...

Yup. DH owns his own business and he's always working. Even though he works from home it seems like we hardly ever see him. He goes downstairs between 7:30 and 8:00 and doesn't come up until 6:30 or...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-17-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Why? Because he's a man....

Why? Because he's a man. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif

{{{Hugs}}}
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-17-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 565
Posted By Ethan*sMom
I have to say that my DH is the same way. And he...

I have to say that my DH is the same way. And he works from home, so there's no break from it. If he's having a problem, we hear it upstairs. DS is starting to learn that those are 'bad' words, so...
Forum: Women's Health   03-17-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Ethan*sMom
I have a friend who has a DD 1 month older than...

I have a friend who has a DD 1 month older than my DS. She sounds a lot like your DD. She didn't start to walk until she was over 2. I remember they delayed her going from the nursery to the 2-4...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ethan*sMom
While I'm dissapointed DS didn't get the pox...

While I'm dissapointed DS didn't get the pox this time, I'd have felt bad that we wouldn't have been able to share it if he had. We're still on the mend from the flu and cold cycle we went through....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-23-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ethan*sMom
ugh - day 18 and still not spots. But we've had...

ugh - day 18 and still not spots. But we've had both the flu and colds here. I'm down for the count today (killer head cold), but at least DS is feeling better. Looks like we'll be watching for...
Forum: Women's Health   02-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By Ethan*sMom
I thought I read somewhere that people mailed...

I thought I read somewhere that people mailed clothing or something to help spread the CP (to people that wanted it, of course!).

Anyone know if this can be done? And, if so, any idea on the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-14-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ethan*sMom
We MIGHT have it here. DS was exposed 9 days ago...

We MIGHT have it here. DS was exposed 9 days ago (2/5/08) and he started having cold like symptoms yesterday morning. It took some digging but I did find that that is a common symptom before the pox...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-22-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Building on the old keyboard to play with...

Building on the old keyboard to play with suggestion - If you don't have one, you can always post on your local freecycle list asking for a broken one! People are always happy to pass one on instead...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-20-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ethan*sMom
I know there are old threads, but thought we...

I know there are old threads, but thought we might get a watch thread for the new year. (Mods/Admin - Any chance we could make this a sticky post for 2008? And maybe make one for Kansas and Nebraska...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-27-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Thanks for all the great suggestions! I think...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I think we're set for DS now. (woo hoo! Now to wrap them...)

I'm glad this post was able to help someone else out too!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-17-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Thanks for the suggestions! Alas, all our...

Thanks for the suggestions!

Alas, all our floors are carpeted except for bathrooms and kitchen - none of which I'd like cluttered with train pieces. LOL

I did find/get an easel for him (with...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Just giving this a bump so others can see it.

Just giving this a bump so others can see it.
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   11-16-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,684
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Sent you an e-mail

Sent you an e-mail
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-16-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Ethan*sMom
Anyone have any good suggestions for places to...

Anyone have any good suggestions for places to buy quality toys for a 3 year old? Looking for toys that are educational as well as fun.

(Will NOT shop at Toys R Us.)

Thanks for any help you...
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