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Forum: Parenting   09-07-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By mama2004
I don't have any experience with teens, other...

I don't have any experience with teens, other than having been one, or with cutting, but I wanted to chime in about something that Crunchy_Mommy said.  This addressed a different issue for...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-22-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By mama2004
Hi all--I don't post here often, but as a newly...

Hi all--I don't post here often, but as a newly single mama with a full time school schedule, I'm finding it hard to account for all the hours I need to do things that aren't possible with my...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By mama2004
I don't "know," exactly, because I've only just...

I don't "know," exactly, because I've only just looked at the sale items when I get the email notifications, and it's been a while.  I'll do my best, though... (I love Soft Stars!)
 
What I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By mama2004
Thank you so much for the thoughtful replies and...

Thank you so much for the thoughtful replies and support.  I think the biggest trigger for me in all of this is that it's turning into a battle of wills, and becoming about what I will or won't let...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-29-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By mama2004
I'd love some feedback and suggestions, if...

I'd love some feedback and suggestions, if anyone has any.
 
My ds (5 years old) and I are going through a stressful transition (divorce), so I'm very clear that some conflict will be likely...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By mama2004
This is from the most recent Harper's Index:  ...

This is from the most recent Harper's Index:
 
"Factor by which a religious website is more likely than a pornographic site to infect a computer with malware:  3"
 
(hope it's ok to quote that)
Forum: Family Safety   05-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By mama2004
Thank you both!  That was just the clarifying...

Thank you both!  That was just the clarifying info I needed :)
Forum: Family Safety   05-02-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By mama2004
Ds is currently rf in a Radian xtsl.  He just...

Ds is currently rf in a Radian xtsl.  He just turned 5, he's about 42 inches tall, and is about 42 pounds.  I'm keeping a close eye on his weight so that I can turn him when it's necessary, but when...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By mama2004
I don't mind the marks themselves, but the fact...

I don't mind the marks themselves, but the fact that they're all really close together and tend to be all smooshy-wrinkly-crepe-y is not such a happy thing, from my point of view.  I did gain at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By mama2004
I've had good luck keeping both wet cloths (used...

I've had good luck keeping both wet cloths (used to be for wiping bottoms, now sticky hands and faces) and bath toys in string grocery bags.  They're cheap, they're washable and anything that goes...
Forum: Family Safety   02-20-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By mama2004
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Family Safety   02-20-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By mama2004
That pretty much sums it up.  

That pretty much sums it up.  
Forum: Family Safety   02-03-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
Thanks.  I'll work on latch, then and see if I...

Thanks.  I'll work on latch, then and see if I can figure out what can be done about the seatbelt issue, since that will probably come up in about 6# or so...
 
ETA, does anyone have any...
Forum: Family Safety   02-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
Yes, I can definitely see how there could be a...

Yes, I can definitely see how there could be a balance between tight/safe install and vehicle seat positioning.  Since latch is an option for a bit longer, I think I'm going to focus on working that...
Forum: Family Safety   02-03-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
Chickabiddy, ds is nearly 5, he weighs about...

Chickabiddy, ds is nearly 5, he weighs about 40#.  The truck is a 2006 Mazda regular cab (not sure of the model specifically).  The airbag is turned off.  I'll see if I can get a look at the vehicle...
Forum: Family Safety   02-03-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
Maedze, thank you so much for your time and...

Maedze, thank you so much for your time and input, I really appreciate your help with this and other questions I have posted.
 
So, I was reading the forward of the bight thing as an...
Forum: Family Safety   02-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
Can you tell me what that might look like?  It...

Can you tell me what that might look like?  It sounds like a situation where the seat simply won't fit against the bight (by a fairly obvious margin?), and that doesn't seem to be the case as far as...
Forum: Family Safety   02-02-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
The entire seat is how my ex understood it.  I...

The entire seat is how my ex understood it.  I checked his install today before deciding which vehicle I would use, and noticed that the passenger seat with the Nauti looked too far forward, so I...
Forum: Family Safety   02-02-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By mama2004
Ok, so there's been a bit of difficulty as far...

Ok, so there's been a bit of difficulty as far as my ex being able to properly install a Nautilus in his (2006 regular cab) truck.  I've already posted about that.  He found a car seat check to...
Forum: Pets   01-31-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By mama2004
You have my sympathies!  I lost an elderly cat...

You have my sympathies!  I lost an elderly cat to renal failure, and he was so uncomfortable that he would pee anywhere that seemed cool and comfortable; he also (I think) deliberately peed in weird...
Forum: Family Safety   01-18-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mama2004
I know just what you mean about the seatbelt...

I know just what you mean about the seatbelt thing, NN; you have it pulled just as tight as you can get it, which is just right, and then as a part of the locking mechanism, it seems to release just...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-12-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By mama2004
Can anyone weigh in on this?  I am looking over...

Can anyone weigh in on this?  I am looking over an application for the Employment Related Daycare Program (which is currently wait-listed indefinitely, anyway), and under the question asking if...
Forum: Family Safety   01-11-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mama2004
Thanks all.  Not to take this into Parents as...

Thanks all.  Not to take this into Parents as Partners territory, but yes, he's missing a lot of things.  I'm hoping to have a chance to check things out today, and I really appreciate all the...
Forum: Family Safety   01-08-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mama2004
That's what I'm thinking, too.  It's been two...

That's what I'm thinking, too.  It's been two months and I've tried to offer information, but I've been waiting for him to take some initiative/choose to deal with it like a responsible...
Forum: Family Safety   01-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mama2004
I believe it's been locked at the retractor the...

I believe it's been locked at the retractor the times I've checked, and I think it's just been a loose install, not sure; but the Nautilus comes with lock offs, right? or a locking clip could be...
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