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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,516
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Thanks for the replies. Sweetsilver, I...

Thanks for the replies.

Sweetsilver, I really appreciate your sharing your experience with your DD. She sounds very similar to my DD.

DD does have a great desire to sleep alone and do...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,516
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
11 year old still sleeping with me

DD and I co-slept until she was about 5, then because I was getting terrible sleep due to her frequent wakings and me having trouble falling back to sleep quickly, I started the process of...
Forum: Women's Health   09-11-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
I had the LEEP done and it wasn't bad at all,...

I had the LEEP done and it wasn't bad at all, except that I had to pee because I was so nervous. There was no pain and the colposcopy was more painful, and that wasn't too painful. They didn't offer...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
DD's hair is exactly like that. Her hair had big...

DD's hair is exactly like that. Her hair had big loopy curls when she was little but now its mainly just thick and wavy. Even after carefully and gently combing through it (while wet and slathered...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-07-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
It's possible that if they used chemicals there...

It's possible that if they used chemicals there could have been a spill and there are still chemicals present. I do think environmental toxins are a long shot, but still a possibility.
 
I'm...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
If its an environmental toxin my guess is that...

If its an environmental toxin my guess is that its not an ordinary one; in an ordinary place that you would commonly think of, given his symptoms. I don't even know how you'd test for something like...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Low B12 would have been my first guess.   Is...

Low B12 would have been my first guess.
 
Is there any chance he is being exposed to low levels of pesticides, lead, fertilizers, or other contaminants in his environment? I know pesticides and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
I ordered the other peace hill books that go...

I ordered the other peace hill books that go with it (writing with ease, the parents guide to teaching writing, first language lessons, the spelling one) as well as SOTW and the SOTW activity book....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Has anyone tried well trained mind and if so, do...

Has anyone tried well trained mind and if so, do you like it or not? I'm thinking about using it this year with my 8 year old DD, but have some reservations. The grammar workbook in particular looks...
Forum: Women's Health   08-26-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
it sounds okay to me. Our bodies change as we...

it sounds okay to me. Our bodies change as we get older, and you are probably simply not ovulating which is normal especially if you are breastfeeding. When we don't ovulate the periods tend to come...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Fairly common and it will pass. For us, it would...

Fairly common and it will pass. For us, it would last 2-3 weeks, go away for months, come back for 2-3 weeks, until about age 6.
 
One thing you can do is wake them every hour for the first 3...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-18-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
She's really too young to worry about reading...

She's really too young to worry about reading skills yet. Pretty much all children are dyslexic at that age. I had the same worries with my DD, now age 8.5, and took her to a developmental...
Forum: Women's Health   07-15-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386676/i-dont-digest-food-properly-help#post_17405110)

My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,028
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dalia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,028
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
My dealbreakers are:   1. Unsecured guns ...

My dealbreakers are:
 
1. Unsecured guns
2. Drug use
3. Huge bonfires with intoxicated adults supervising
4. Head lice
5. Level 3 sex offenders, and sometimes level 2, depending.
6. Stomach...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
I'm homeschooling an only child. From what I've...

I'm homeschooling an only child. From what I've read in this forum, it seems a lot easier to homeschool one than more than one. Its easier to support her to pursue her interests, for example. If she...
Forum: Women's Health   05-16-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
You're probably just fine. We're biologically...

You're probably just fine. We're biologically equipped to eat meat raw, just like most mammals. The only issue is if that particular chicken had harmful bacteria, and that is very unlikely. And if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
We had the same issue with DD (now 8). We let...

We had the same issue with DD (now 8). We let her go to kindergarten. She made it through kindergarten, then next year wanted to go to first grade, so we let her. About six weeks into first grade...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
The younger boy is probably afraid that if he...

The younger boy is probably afraid that if he doesn't play like the bigger kids do, he will lose this friendship, and he is most likely correct. He can't whine, or cry, or ask them to stop, and he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
If you have concerns that your son is allowing...

If you have concerns that your son is allowing himself to be bullied because he knows that's the price he has to pay to play with the other boy, and he is willing to pay that price, then it might...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Oh, that's interesting. I didn't know there was...

Oh, that's interesting. I didn't know there was anything like that for food. That would sure make it easier. Getting fresh leaves every day is really a pain, especially after the 4th instar, in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-28-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Could it be puberty? I know that with many boys...

Could it be puberty? I know that with many boys with autism, aggression can increase during puberty.
 
Has the school noticed any changes in his behavior? I wonder if anything could be happened at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SundayCrepes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380158/butterfly-caterpillars#post_17341896)

The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
I've been raising lepidoptera livestock for over...

I've been raising lepidoptera livestock for over 20 years now. I have a few suggestions:
 
1. Never buy larva by mail - always buy eggs or pupae. In addition to having a high mortality rate due to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By BellinghamCrunchie
I totally agree with SundayCrepes. This is a...

I totally agree with SundayCrepes. This is a short time, shorter than it feels like at the moment!
 
Now that DD is 8, she does quite a bit on her own. Also I can do things alongside her (my own...
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