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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By mama_mojo
See Kai Run and Eleven make great shoes.

See Kai Run and Eleven make great shoes.
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By mama_mojo
I carried all of mine (4 to 6 hours a day),...

I carried all of mine (4 to 6 hours a day), slept more with the first two than the third (different life situation), BF past a year, etc. The third did everything earlier than the first two even...
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,239
Posted By mama_mojo
Primal urge......

Primal urge... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,448
Posted By mama_mojo
new to Hardwick.

new to Hardwick.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By mama_mojo
Keep him outside as many hours a day as...

Keep him outside as many hours a day as possible. Go hiking and let him climb trees and explore while you pursue something quieter. Take him to natural areas that have fewer things he can hurt or...
Forum: Parenting   06-26-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By mama_mojo
I can't quite tell, and that's one of the joys...

I can't quite tell, and that's one of the joys of the internet, but here's my take based on my understanding of your posts.

2 is really little to do much navigating on her own. Personally, I've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-26-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By mama_mojo
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ba...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif: We play Pass the Pig as soon as they are able to take turns. It's a game everyone can play, the bigger kids keep score, it moves fast, we can...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By mama_mojo
FWIW- if DD2, who is 4, is not IN bed before...

FWIW- if DD2, who is 4, is not IN bed before 6:00pm, she does not fall asleep until 9:30 or 10:00. Looking at your schedule, I see that a 5:30 or 6:00 bedtime is pretty much impossible.

What I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By mama_mojo
This is a Lands End faille tankini, with the...

This is a Lands End faille tankini, with the skirt bottom. I live in Vermont. When I had this type before, I lived in Texas and had no problem getting it dry. It's like it's not hot enough to air...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-26-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By mama_mojo
How do you get these heavy swimsuits dry without...

How do you get these heavy swimsuits dry without tossing them in the dryer? Does anyone else have this problem? I love this bathing suit, but I keep worrying about what's growing in it as it takes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-26-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By mama_mojo
My children gave up napping early. DD2 turned 4...

My children gave up napping early. DD2 turned 4 in April; she goes to bed at 5:30 pm and sleeps until 6:30 am. If she goes to bed later than 6:00, it takes her two to three hours to fall asleep....
Forum: Parenting   06-26-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By mama_mojo
I think it depends on flavor and frequency and...

I think it depends on flavor and frequency and length. My parents fought pretty frequently as we got older, but even when we were younger the flavor (intensity) of their fights was quite scary....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By mama_mojo
I, too, have a bipolar father, and my mother...

I, too, have a bipolar father, and my mother died before any of my children were born. I feel like I've spent 20+ years looking for someone to "parent" me. I'm sorry you're suffering. I feel like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-24-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mama_mojo
It sounds like a normal reaction to a stressful...

It sounds like a normal reaction to a stressful (novel) situation. I bet they are off and playing before the summer is out. I don't think AP has caused it.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-24-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By mama_mojo
I would not do it, but that's based on my...

I would not do it, but that's based on my experience with MY children.

Very big HOWEVER, if you do not think your child can handle it and would not be bothered by peeing in his pants/diaper, then...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,898
Posted By mama_mojo
We've had good luck with tongue twisters and...

We've had good luck with tongue twisters and animal noises when practicing hard to say sounds.
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By mama_mojo
My mother carefully planned activities to...

My mother carefully planned activities to maximize her stronger points in the day and did only one activity per day. And, she never cooked... But that's another story....
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By mama_mojo
I thought the third was the easiest; I was much...

I thought the third was the easiest; I was much more confident about "normal" and stages, etc. The first year is a doozy regardless of how many children you have.

The politics of three children...
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By mama_mojo
I find that for a long time just reminding and...

I find that for a long time just reminding and being careful of what I model are as effective as anything else. I think volume control is a tricky thing for kids, and I would rather someone be a bit...
Forum: Parenting   06-16-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,562
Posted By mama_mojo
Your oldest is probably not old enough for this...

Your oldest is probably not old enough for this idea yet, but he might be by the time it mattered. What about a hammock in the smallest room? It's what our DS wants for his tiny bedroom, and it...
Forum: Parenting   06-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By mama_mojo
I had a similar problem and asked one of elders....

I had a similar problem and asked one of elders. He said, "Which is more important, sharing or loyalty between siblings?" I decided loyalty was more important, and that the one who was always giving...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
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Views: 1,860
Posted By mama_mojo
Quote: Originally Posted by jeteaa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeteaa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13933132)
She flips out, say we we have no right to not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,441
Posted By mama_mojo
DD1 went through this, and at 7, it all...

DD1 went through this, and at 7, it all magically disappeared. She is my most challenging child temperamentally, and in a way, she was this way from the second she was born. BUT- it was extremely...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,947
Posted By mama_mojo
Just a quick- This is not just a boy thing. DD2...

Just a quick- This is not just a boy thing. DD2 is my roving tornado. I am anxious for it to get better. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By mama_mojo
Wasn't there a mom on here who almost lost her...

Wasn't there a mom on here who almost lost her little one after a quick fall and recovery in a pool? Wasn't it some sort of aspiration/pneumonia thing? Isn't that something could happen in this...
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