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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By MLinPDX
5,000 sq ft isn't really that big, my lot in the...

5,000 sq ft isn't really that big, my lot in the Woodstock neighborhood is over 7,000.  Many places East of 82nd Ave. have bigger lots, some much bigger.  Still only 20 minutes to downtown or...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-30-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By MLinPDX
Can I make a suggestion even though it's late?  ...

Can I make a suggestion even though it's late? 
 
In addition to telling a child what to do in case of whatever...., Write it down and give them the piece of paper with instructions for possible...
Forum: Unschooling   01-28-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,285
Posted By MLinPDX
 Thank you for the well-written and insightful...


Thank you for the well-written and insightful post.  I especially like the following part:
Quote:Originally Posted by Katayoe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By MLinPDX
Hmm, so pokeman tend to be little figures that...

Hmm, so pokeman tend to be little figures that can come separate from their balls?  I at least admire the mechanical aspect of zoobles and bakugan opening and closing.  Other little figures, not so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By MLinPDX
 Do pokemon come in the open up ball style...


Do pokemon come in the open up ball style like zoobles and bakugan?  (Like I need to get even more of the things this year.  I think I have 9 so far but that includes a January birthday.)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By MLinPDX
I wish there was a happy medium between the...

I wish there was a happy medium between the fighting bakugan and cutesy zoobles.  I have a dinosaur loving 3 year old dd who wants zoobles like her big sister got for her birthday.  I picked the...
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By MLinPDX
We're going to a Not Back to School camp-out for...

We're going to a Not Back to School camp-out for homeschoolers. Last year it was about 15 families camping out together for the first three days of the public school calendar. It really helped my...
Forum: Parenting   08-01-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,871
Posted By MLinPDX
Mom, why do you have so much fur on your bottom?

Mom, why do you have so much fur on your bottom?
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-14-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,122
Posted By MLinPDX
We went to Metzler Park last week, a Clackamas...

We went to Metzler Park last week, a Clackamas County park and campground. It was great! Mostly tents, flush toilets and hot showers (a bit of a walk to them, but there were also porta potties...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-21-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By MLinPDX
Hi there, We're coming up to South Whidbey...

Hi there,

We're coming up to South Whidbey for my High School reunion in August, and need to find a babysitter for August 14. Does anyone know of someone? It would be for two girls, ages 3 and 6,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By MLinPDX
Quote: Originally Posted by velochic...

Quote:
Originally Posted by velochic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15510312)
I have vetoed clothes before when she's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By MLinPDX
My girls (3 & 6) also share a room. I'd like...

My girls (3 & 6) also share a room. I'd like them to put toys and clothes away, but don't really expect it. Especially since I'm no good example as my room is a total disaster as is the rest of the...
Forum: Parenting   05-07-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,190
Posted By MLinPDX
She was rude, you didn't need to follow up but...

She was rude, you didn't need to follow up but given that you did, and she replied, I have to admit that this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by gbailey...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-26-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By MLinPDX
Thank you for the suggestions. I've put Piano...

Thank you for the suggestions. I've put Piano Adventures on hold at the library. Celebrate Piano looks pretty interesting too and I'll try to find it at a local music store.
-- ML
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By MLinPDX
I took piano lessons for 12 years, and have a...

I took piano lessons for 12 years, and have a degree in Music. So I figure that is one area where I should actually know what I'm talking about and be qualified to teach my children. Of course irl I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By MLinPDX
Yep, totally worth it. My 6 year old received a...

Yep, totally worth it. My 6 year old received a set when she was 3 and loved them. This past Xmas I got the large set for the 6 and new 3 year old and it's constantly played with. I suggest getting...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-19-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By MLinPDX
Me. I received my letter of acceptance today. I...

Me. I received my letter of acceptance today. I only applied to one place so I only have to decide I'm really going to do this and send in my tuition deposit. I decided to go for an MBA with an...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By MLinPDX
When we were driving around looking at...

When we were driving around looking at neighborhoods my friend really liked Maplewood. But due to needing to get something right away, he ended up in Oak Creek. Not very SE Portland, but the house...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By MLinPDX
I always do pizza (at least one plain cheese),...

I always do pizza (at least one plain cheese), chips and hummus. Almost every birthday party I have been to for ages 3 - 7 has had pizza.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By MLinPDX
Quote: Originally Posted by MLinPDX...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MLinPDX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14646084)
I just cut DD2's hair for the first time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By MLinPDX
I just cut DD2's hair for the first time...

I just cut DD2's hair for the first time tonight. It was halfway down her back. Everytime I managed to brush all the snarls out they would come back the next day worse. If I managed to get clips in,...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By MLinPDX
Quote: Originally Posted by Shera971...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shera971 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14643759)
eta: I HATE the fact that some toys are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,145
Posted By MLinPDX
Quote: Originally Posted by goldingoddess...

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldingoddess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14597780)
I can't rave enough about rice cakes.
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-30-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By MLinPDX
My 6 year old and her 2 1/2 year sister having...

My 6 year old and her 2 1/2 year sister having been sleeping together in my bed before I go to sleep for practically as long as I can remember. I know we didn't do it at first when DD2 was born...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-21-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By MLinPDX
You're the third person to recommend Multnomah...

You're the third person to recommend Multnomah Village so I'll definitely pass that along. Thanks for the Orenco Station idea too. Are there no other neighborhoods with businesses in SW Portland?
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