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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 730
Posted By anhaga
Country girl living in the suburbs....

Country girl living in the suburbs. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif Schools are better in town. The commute is shorter. I know why I live here. It doens't feel like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,565
Posted By anhaga
Hate them. I don't care for big birthday...

Hate them.

I don't care for big birthday parties either. Invite some kids over. Play a game or two. Sing Happy Birthday and blow out candles. Eat cake and run around some more. Have presents in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,430
Posted By anhaga
So sorry for the family's pain. I can't pretend...

So sorry for the family's pain. I can't pretend to imagine...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-12-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,186
Posted By anhaga
I've told a few friends they could have dh's...

I've told a few friends they could have dh's help in producing a child if they wanted. 4 were lesbians and 2 were unmarried. The idea doesn't bother me at all. Husband and friends can make up their...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-12-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By anhaga
He isn't making more money though. He's washing...

He isn't making more money though. He's washing out. What bothers you most about you working-- the house, kids, your partner's issues? What is his worst issue with you working?

Many jobs start at...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,850
Posted By anhaga
You can take this further, y'know. Getting...

You can take this further, y'know. Getting advice from a parent of a 15mo cherub on what to do with a school-aged-child's learning disability. Getting advice from a parent of 1 when the question is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 706
Posted By anhaga
Quote: Originally Posted by Sisyphus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sisyphus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11231095)
Darnit.... I thought GOBAMA was the new...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,782
Posted By anhaga
Germs come from many places. Are there any...

Germs come from many places. Are there any special needs babies or toddlers? In that case, yes keep the colds and more at home. If not, germs happen.

I do buy the idea that our kids are too...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,477
Posted By anhaga
It wouldn't bother me. I wouldn't join them. ...

It wouldn't bother me. I wouldn't join them.

If they were smoking crack or another speed drug that could make them turn angry I might take the kids and leave.

Just pot? Not a problem.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By anhaga
I'd treat the pain, if any if there. I've never...

I'd treat the pain, if any if there. I've never thought the "buck up" attitude about pain is appropriate.

Fevers in older kids, however, I let ride unless they are affecting breathing to a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By anhaga
We have tried almost every trick. Bottom line is...

We have tried almost every trick. Bottom line is the child needs to take the medicine. Establishing boundaries is fine. There are times a child must follow a parent's lead. Glad you only have a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By anhaga
I vote you help them find a more appropriate...

I vote you help them find a more appropriate show. You could also find movies that are family appropriate and that helps to stop some of the commercial problems.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By anhaga
Where did the idea that $200-$500 is reasonable...

Where did the idea that $200-$500 is reasonable for a child's birthday party? I also answered in the other thread that I think we should go back to more at-home parties where kids play games, have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,066
Posted By anhaga
Pay to go to a party? Probably not. Tacky to...

Pay to go to a party? Probably not. Tacky to drop children off at a party where only one sibling was invited? Of course.

Have some games at home, serve cookies, lemonade and cake and have a good...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,690
Posted By anhaga
I love to spend quiet time with my children 1:1....

I love to spend quiet time with my children 1:1. My parents live nearby and my mom is very good about taking a child to an acitivity for us and then taking that child for ice cream. Kids aren't...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-31-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By anhaga
Shorties and longies, so soft and lovely.

Shorties and longies, so soft and lovely.
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By anhaga
That letter is standard/required to take a child...

That letter is standard/required to take a child out of the country.

I have given a generic letter w/ a copy of our insurance card to the ILs in case anything were to happen while the children...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-31-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,977
Posted By anhaga
We have one. 4 poles tied at the top (and you...

We have one. 4 poles tied at the top (and you can drill holes in the poles at the top to send a shoe leather strap through keep the poles together)... and then you add fabric....
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,269
Posted By anhaga
A drink or two over time with a meal should not...

A drink or two over time with a meal should not be a problem. An adult should be able to recognize appropriate limits and act accordingly.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-13-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,260
Posted By anhaga
I enjoyed OOTP. I'm not very critical of books...

I enjoyed OOTP. I'm not very critical of books and movies though. If I get sucked in to the story and enjoy my time then I like it. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,149
Posted By anhaga
We are the movie-watching types primarily as...

We are the movie-watching types primarily as family and friends have handed down lots of great kid movies. No cable tv here and very few shows are actually child-friendly. PBS has some good moments,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-26-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By anhaga
I would go visit family and enjoy. Sometimes its...

I would go visit family and enjoy. Sometimes its difficult for adults to admit they really want some peace and quiet. I had mono and it stunk. It was something I just needed time and peace to get...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-24-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 348
Posted By anhaga
My libido is stronger since my last nursling...

My libido is stronger since my last nursling weaned. With 4 active kiddos time is now the issue. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 290
Posted By anhaga
Quote: Originally Posted by i'mmykid'$mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by i'mmykid'$mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8308745)
I don't have much useful advice but I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-21-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,285
Posted By anhaga
After nursing I need my own space from everyone!

After nursing I need my own space from everyone!
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