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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sunnygir1
I have a pretty sassy dd at the moment too. I...

I have a pretty sassy dd at the moment too. I feel your pain.

This doesn't work for every situation, but one thing my sister did to reduce struggles over little things is to use non-verbal cues. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By sunnygir1
Thanks, everyone, for your support and ideas. ...

Thanks, everyone, for your support and ideas. Things are starting to settle down a little. The house is still in disarray, but it is getting much better. I'll just keep plugging away. I think the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-08-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By sunnygir1
How do you stay sane when your children are acting crazy?

I stay at home and unschool our two children.

We have recently moved from a place where we had almost daily interaction with friends and family (the only home our children have known) to a place...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By sunnygir1
Moving to Iowa

My family is moving to Iowa. I will be home full time with our home schooled kids (5 and 7). I've started to research home schooling laws in Iowa, but I'd love any thoughts and anecdotes regarding...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By sunnygir1
I agree. We read a lot of books, they liked to...

I agree. We read a lot of books, they liked to help cook, to make their own play dough, to plant gardens, harvest and taste vegetables, herbs, berries, and wild plants, harvest herbs to make tea,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By sunnygir1
My kids are late bed-wetters too (5 and 7yo). We...

My kids are late bed-wetters too (5 and 7yo). We have dry nights, we have wet nights, we have leaks onto the bedding. Our family doctor and chiropractor are not concerned. I haven't yet been...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,387
Posted By sunnygir1
Hi everyone, I don't think I've ever posted...

Hi everyone,

I don't think I've ever posted in this particular forum before. My kids are nearly 5 and 7, and this was our second year filing with the state that we're homeschooling dd.

We're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By sunnygir1
I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are...

I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are both still in diapers at night.  They wet heavily and a while back I switched to disposables because of leaking and discomfort (dd couldn't go to sleep...
Forum: Diapering   06-07-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By sunnygir1
I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are...

I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are both still in diapers at night.  They wet heavily and a while back I switched to disposables because of leaking and discomfort (dd couldn't go to sleep...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-01-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By sunnygir1
...because he wouldn't stop hitting me.  I am...

...because he wouldn't stop hitting me.  I am really struggling with how to help him.  I can't always head off his frustrations, and when he gets into a certain mood he just throws a huge fit, is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-28-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377051/how-much-do-you-spend-on-food-a-week#post_17311805)

if...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-25-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maria2513 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377051/how-much-do-you-spend-on-food-a-week#post_17297226)

It...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By sunnygir1
I thought of this thread when 3yo ds was crying...

I thought of this thread when 3yo ds was crying and crying last night because he was hurting dd and I moved her to my bed.  He didn't want to go to bed alone.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By sunnygir1
Again, if there are no health concerns (i.e....

Again, if there are no health concerns (i.e. normal elimination and growth and energy level, etc.) I don't see any reason not to night wean.  I would continue to breastfeed as long as you can, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,896
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by Alecia...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alecia Williams http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By sunnygir1
I wouldn't worry until at least 18 months unless...

I wouldn't worry until at least 18 months unless there are other issues (peeing, pooping, growing, energy level, etc.)
 
The more you stress about it, the less likely it is to go as you want it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By sunnygir1
My kids are good eaters, but what they want to...

My kids are good eaters, but what they want to eat changes, and I let it change.  I do try to make sure there is at least one thing per meal that I know they like.
 
I am determined to not battle...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-10-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By sunnygir1
It's great in soups or with stews.   I also...

It's great in soups or with stews.
 
I also love it steamed like rice with a mushroom tahini gravy over it.
Forum: Family Safety   03-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 444
Posted By sunnygir1
Thank you for sharing your story here.  I am so...

Thank you for sharing your story here.  I am so glad your son is okay.  What a blessing.
 
I agree with all the pps.  I have had numerous moments when I realized I lost track of what my child was...
Forum: Family Safety   03-10-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By sunnygir1
I don't think you're supposed to lock the belt...

I don't think you're supposed to lock the belt with a booster.  Do you mean pull it all the way out and let it retract so it locks in a tight position like when you install a car seat?  If so, that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By sunnygir1
My kids are 3.5 and 6, and they have been...

My kids are 3.5 and 6, and they have been sharing a full (double) bed for a few months.  We tried it several times over the last 6-12 months, but they wouldn't fall asleep together.
 
It works...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by countryangels http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,207
Posted By sunnygir1
I came here tonight hoping to find something...

I came here tonight hoping to find something that would help me move forward with my dd (or at least my attitude toward her behavior).
 
She is 6, and has started to do a lot of yelling and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By sunnygir1
If the temperature in the house isn't too warm,...

If the temperature in the house isn't too warm, I will drink tea that has been out all day or overnight.  24 hours in a cool house is probably my limit.  I wouldn't drink two day old raspberry leaf...
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