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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By zaftigmama
Honestly - maybe he just doesn't really know how...

Honestly - maybe he just doesn't really know how to play and interact with kids close to his age. It's definitely a learning process and it may take him a few times to get it.

My daughter was a...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-09-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By zaftigmama
Not sure if you mean Boston itself, or are...

Not sure if you mean Boston itself, or are including suburbs. There's a place in Bedford, MA (Springs Brook Park) that has a pool that I believe is chlorine free. It feels like a beach, but it's a...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-16-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By zaftigmama
Quote: Originally Posted by plantmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14078878)
There is a web site which shows how tiny...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-11-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By zaftigmama
Sorry to hear about your husband, that must have...

Sorry to hear about your husband, that must have been scary. My daughter got Lyme's disease when she was six (two years ago) and I think she still has long term effects from it. She was hospitalized...
Forum: Women's Health   06-23-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By zaftigmama
They're not inflamed, they're just huge. They've...

They're not inflamed, they're just huge. They've always been huge. We've been waiting to see if his throat would grow into them (kind of) but they are keeping pace with the rest of his body. The...
Forum: Women's Health   06-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By zaftigmama
Thanks for the reply! Ari is a pretty tough kid,...

Thanks for the reply! Ari is a pretty tough kid, and we were told we'd get tylenol with codeine for pain. Was it hard for your son to eat/drink afterwards? How long was he sore?

Thanks again!...
Forum: Women's Health   06-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By zaftigmama
My son has had snoring issues for years - he...

My son has had snoring issues for years - he snores so loudly it's hard to sleep near him (he's 6 now). Lately I noticed a weird noise a few times a night and taped it, his peditrician says he has...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-20-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,294
Posted By zaftigmama
The only IKEA I've ever been to is the one in...

The only IKEA I've ever been to is the one in Stoughton. My kids (8 and 6) absolutely love Smaland. They are always so disappointed when they have to leave. I check in once or twice and they are...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By zaftigmama
I'm from the area, and I work at the high school...

I'm from the area, and I work at the high school in one of those towns. They are both nice, quiet little towns, close to the highway and great for commuting.

The general consensus is that Reading...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,203
Posted By zaftigmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Liquesce...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liquesce http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13318260)
Ben and Jerry's mostly stopped entering my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-22-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 778
Posted By zaftigmama
My favorite beaches are the local ones, not the...

My favorite beaches are the local ones, not the touristy ones. We love Marblehead, Gloucester, Ipswich (all north of Boston) to go to regularly. Hampton Beach and Salisbury in NH are more touristy,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By zaftigmama
My dd is a very light sleeper, and she would...

My dd is a very light sleeper, and she would love for either me or DH to sleep with her every night. It's an ongoing thing with her.

The very last post of the OP made me worry about depression -...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 305
Posted By zaftigmama
Quote: Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12874968)

The town I live in now (in MA) is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 305
Posted By zaftigmama
I've lived in New England for 30 years and I...

I've lived in New England for 30 years and I love it. I love having four distinct seasons, and I love that there are beautiful small towns within 15 miles of the larger cities. There are tons of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By zaftigmama
I agree that DH should be the one to make the...

I agree that DH should be the one to make the phone call. If he caves in, let him stop there by himself while you're home with the kids, making cookies, etc.

And when he calls, I'd tell him to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By zaftigmama
Happens to the best of us, usually when there's...

Happens to the best of us, usually when there's a store full of judgy people watching.

Or is that just true in my life?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By zaftigmama
Congrats! I know how great it feels to...

Congrats! I know how great it feels to accomplish something like that. Good for you for knowing what you want, and being able to do it.

Take care!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives   10-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 6,835
Posted By zaftigmama
Quote: Originally Posted by flminivanmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by flminivanmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12400706)
I reread the whole beginning right...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By zaftigmama
My kids go to a private school in a different...

My kids go to a private school in a different town - they are on the bus at 7:30 am and home at about 3:45 pm. It's a long day, and I can't stand the thought of them being hungry during the day, so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-20-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 586
Posted By zaftigmama
My parents got married Christmas eve, 42 years...

My parents got married Christmas eve, 42 years ago. They are both Jewish, so the date wasn't important to them - I have no idea why they chose it though.

Now I think it's sometimes hard to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-20-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 274
Posted By zaftigmama
Talk like a pirate day.... now I get it. I...

Talk like a pirate day.... now I get it.

I work in a high school and students read the morning announcements. Yesterday the boy who read them read them in a pirate voice, and I had no idea why -...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By zaftigmama
That sucks, sorry it happened to you. It's hard...

That sucks, sorry it happened to you. It's hard when a friendship or date to get together is more important to you than it is to the other person.

Do something nice for youself!

Take care,
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-04-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By zaftigmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Rebecca...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebecca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11854785)
I can tell you where NOT to stay. The...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-03-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By zaftigmama
Hello! I want to take a one-night trip to...

Hello!
I want to take a one-night trip to North Conway (or somewhere nearby) and take the kids to Storyland. Anyone from the area have a recommendation on a good hotel? I'm doing a ton of online...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 285
Posted By zaftigmama
I hope your DH finds a job and things improve. I...

I hope your DH finds a job and things improve. I hate that kind of stress!

Take care of yourself!
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