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Forum: Parenting   03-13-2008, 06:05 PM
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Posted By mommyofshmoo
I used to nap on the couch while my 3 year old...

I used to nap on the couch while my 3 year old and baby played, or hung out (babies under 6 moths don't really play I suppose;-) all the time. By "nap" I mean lie down, close my eyes and rest for...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By mommyofshmoo
I have read that working couples that switch off...

I have read that working couples that switch off childcare and have no outside care are more likely to get divorced. Your husband is not the only man (or person) in the world to feel overworked by...
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
I guess what I mean is a person might rather be...

I guess what I mean is a person might rather be in a prison (of sorts) with friends and a common purpose, than alone wih nothing to do.
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
I am very suspicious of the institutional nature...

I am very suspicious of the institutional nature of school. I don't like that peple have coercive power over y kid and her future- and especially the extent to which that coercive power is used to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-16-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Funny- I picked up dd from daycare today and she...

Funny- I picked up dd from daycare today and she was still wearing the panties and pants I dropped her off in (dry). It seems that my communicating to them about what I wanted paid off. Gee, that...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by mammal_mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mammal_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9455494)

So, yeah, I'd definitely choose school...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-16-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Actually- here's my question- Do you go...

Actually- here's my question-

Do you go with a regression, or is it bad to encourage it?

I do feel that when dd had accidents at daycare, they were wrong to put her in diapers. I think it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-16-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By mommyofshmoo
My 2 year old had been pretty solidly potty...

My 2 year old had been pretty solidly potty trained for a few months before starting daycare. She started going to daycare a few days a week about a month and a half ago. I knew she was having...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Oh yeah, and last year the school collected 5830...

Oh yeah, and last year the school collected 5830 box tops- which earned a whopping sum of $583 for the school. GM is giving the school 10 cents fro every box top. What a load of garbage!!!!! GM gets...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Alright- as a fund raiser for my kid's school...

Alright- as a fund raiser for my kid's school they want kids to collect box tops. I guess the companies will donate a certain amount of cash based on how many tops are collected.

This is weird-...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Thanks for all the moral support! I feel much...

Thanks for all the moral support! I feel much less upset about this issue now that my PMS is clearing, but I am likely going to change the school she attends. It's not a perfect option, perhaps, but...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By mommyofshmoo
I think sometimes its an age thing. My little...

I think sometimes its an age thing. My little one seemed easier untill she turned 2, now I'm not so sure.

One thing is for sure- my older is introverted and loves to be home all day. The younger...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,107
Posted By mommyofshmoo
This thread is making me happy that we are...

This thread is making me happy that we are moving to a house 30% smaller in a few months. I so look forward to throwing stuff out.

I know a mom whose house burned down. Although, of course, she...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,107
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by transformed...

Quote:
Originally Posted by transformed http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9425832)
So how do you all deal with overly...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,248
Posted By mommyofshmoo
This may be the first friend you stop hanging...

This may be the first friend you stop hanging out with due to different parenting styles, but it probably won't be the last. Don't sweat it- you'll make new friends, so will your child. Parenting is...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9439892)
What irks me is all these activities they set...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by Thao...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thao http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9428438)

Some perspective: I've had my dd in the...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by Mama Poot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama Poot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9420900)
I'd hire a babysitter for the hours you work...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by transformed...

Quote:
Originally Posted by transformed http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9418552)...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
The thing is that plenty of parents are too busy...

The thing is that plenty of parents are too busy to go to all the activities or can't afford to, or don't have a car. My dh works 100 hrs a week and travels a lot, so I have to pay for a babysitter...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
Quote: Originally Posted by lisalou...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisalou http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9418226)
dd's preschool has potlucks, fundraising (low...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By mommyofshmoo
I'm wondering if there are any other moms round...

I'm wondering if there are any other moms round here who feel as I do...

I work half time, and I need to for $$. So I need some kind of care for my kids. My older dd is "school age" and started...
Forum: Learning at School   10-12-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,895
Posted By mommyofshmoo
I am very torn, because I know dd won't go to...

I am very torn, because I know dd won't go to school unless I make her. (She doesn't cry about it or anything, she'd just rather be home.) And yet I disagree so stringly with some of what goes on in...
Forum: Learning at School   10-12-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,879
Posted By mommyofshmoo
As an overacheiving kid of uninvolved parents, I...

As an overacheiving kid of uninvolved parents, I would have PANICKED if this was tried in my class. My parents didn't help me with homework in 2nd grade- and never in a million years would have...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,255
Posted By mommyofshmoo
As the mom of a very very picky eater, I can say...

As the mom of a very very picky eater, I can say tht picky kids sometimes need to see foods many many more times than others in order to try them. Like once a week for 6 months or a year. My dd...
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