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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,222
Posted By moonjunio
BIG WARNING about "The Children of Noisy...

BIG WARNING about "The Children of Noisy Village!" This may have ruined Santa Claus for my friend's kindergartener. She's an advanced reader so it couldn't be edited. The characters don't believe in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-23-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,498
Posted By moonjunio
Yeah, I spend an awful lot of time cooking every...

Yeah, I spend an awful lot of time cooking every day. We try to eat mostly produce, protein, and healthy fats, and none of us enjoys the texture of frozen stir fry for example. I'm far from perfect...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-09-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By moonjunio
I have a feeling that it's common for 2 year...

I have a feeling that it's common for 2 year olds to have more energy and resist naps. This might be fine if you are able to put them to bed early, but I still can't manage to get dinner on the...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,713
Posted By moonjunio
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387503/childrens-books-i-hate/100#post_17422614)

They've...
Forum: Learning at School   08-03-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By moonjunio
A supreme website for all things reusable and...

A supreme website for all things reusable and toxin-conscious, check out http://mightynest.com/

Looks like you can even donate %15 of your purchase to your school!
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,713
Posted By moonjunio
Golden books. There may be some gems in there...

Golden books. There may be some gems in there somewhere but the ones we've been given have almost all been boring or horrible Disney nonsense. The worst is "Cheer up, Eeyore!" Gahhhh! Why bother...
Forum: Diapering   07-18-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By moonjunio
The best inserts I found for super absorbency...

The best inserts I found for super absorbency were Softbums bamboo velour. They are trim so it's much easier to double up than using two prefolds! Also, the Omni shell by Softbums is absolutely leak...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,989
Posted By moonjunio
To me it sounds like "not hungry" means "I don't...

To me it sounds like "not hungry" means "I don't want what you served," if she's asking for a snack right after you clear up. Snacks are so much easier to like!

We went through something like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By moonjunio
You are doing the responsible thing by thinking...

You are doing the responsible thing by thinking it through carefully, and as long as there are no legal issues in your area, it's probably best to "go with your gut." Your own comfort level takes...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-20-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By moonjunio
We get Zootles which is the easier version of...

We get Zootles which is the easier version of Zoobooks. They also have one for babies. It features a different wild animal each issue and is ad-free. 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By moonjunio
For my kids I'd say around 18 months is when...

For my kids I'd say around 18 months is when they started really testing what they're not "supposed" to do (such as go up stairs alone).  They can understand "no" earlier but that's more about...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-21-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
  Poll: flu shot poll
Views: 3,914
Posted By moonjunio
If your child needs two doses (and apparently...

If your child needs two doses (and apparently many first timers under 9 years old do?) then it takes SIX weeks for protection to really kick in, because you have to wait 28 days between doses, then...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-18-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 100
  Poll: flu shot poll
Views: 3,914
Posted By moonjunio
So, I changed my mind and got the flu shot for...

So, I changed my mind and got the flu shot for myself and 2 kids yesterday. Although my doctor left it entirely up to me, when I later heard that our elementary school almost shut down due to the...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 100
  Poll: flu shot poll
Views: 3,914
Posted By moonjunio
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Annalisa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370459/flu-shot-poll/40#post_17233548)

The only thing I can...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By moonjunio
Which old films specifically would anyone...

Which old films specifically would anyone recommend as being superior in content/quality?

I already had a Disney collection before having kids, as well as some other great ones like The Iron...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By moonjunio
When I run into any feeding questions, I go and...

When I run into any feeding questions, I go and review Ellyn Satter's advice. I have her book Child of Mine, but a brief outline of her work is available on her website:
...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,059
Posted By moonjunio
For my 3.5 year old I am filling the basket with...

For my 3.5 year old I am filling the basket with kitchen items that she can use to help make food. Kinderkitchen makes a darling little knife in the shape of a dog that is not too sharp, she has...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-14-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By moonjunio
Thank you :-) I know sibling room sharing is...

Thank you :-) I know sibling room sharing is sometimes the only real option - maybe that's why keeping kids in their cribs so long is popular?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By moonjunio
I bedshare with my 9 month old, and have a 3...

I bedshare with my 9 month old, and have a 3 year old in her own room.  Hubby is getting tired of not having our own room/bed, so we've thought about putting the crib in our preschooler's room.  The...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-14-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By moonjunio
We were able to train our 2 year old to go to...

We were able to train our 2 year old to go to daddy's side of the bed and stay there.  This allowed me to nurse baby on both sides while we both went back to sleep, which was really a big sanity...
Forum: Diapering   08-30-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,715
Posted By moonjunio
Note: lil joeys come in 2-packs at $30, so $15...

Note: lil joeys come in 2-packs at $30, so $15 per diaper. I got 7 packs and gave one away. They fit premies, just in case you deliver early!

Like any snap diaper, you might get leaks "between...
Forum: Diapering   08-30-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,715
Posted By moonjunio
Lil joey rumparoos were absolutely the only...

Lil joey rumparoos were absolutely the only cloth that fit my average sized newborn. Even "newborn sized" prefolds and covers such as the thirsties one with the umbilical notch - still too big, they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-28-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By moonjunio
Please tell me more about BLW... Would you...

Please tell me more about BLW... Would you recommend reading the book or can I just offer softish, chunky foods? Any safety tips? Do you still do the four day waiting period when introducing foods?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-23-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,223
Posted By moonjunio
It sounds like she may be hooked on negative...

It sounds like she may be hooked on negative attention?  If she can't get positive attention from you, then she'll take whatever kind of attention she can get (i.e. from yelling and breaking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,096
Posted By moonjunio
The only thing I would do significantly...

The only thing I would do significantly differently is:
 
Not worry so much about "teaching her things" and "establishing bad habits".
 
The amazing thing about babies is that they don't need to...
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