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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-11-2010, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Kayaking Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by LynnS6...

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Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15378532)
This book looks good:

Our Family Tree: An...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By Kayaking Mama
DH has been diaper free during the day since he...

DH has been diaper free during the day since he was 2.5, and at 4 now is still soaked in the morning. I don't restrict his liquids in the evening, but he doesn't drink that much anyway. Unless I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-04-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Kayaking Mama
I'm an SLP. I can give you an idea of what I...

I'm an SLP. I can give you an idea of what I would do to evaluate a 25-month old. Primarily, I would be talking with you, finding out about his developmental history, and completing a parent...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Kayaking Mama
My DS pretends to be a girl (with long blond...

My DS pretends to be a girl (with long blond hair, to be specific) regularly. He also pretends to be a cat, an owl, a dog, and any number of other things. I don't think (for my kiddo) that it's a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-13-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Kayaking Mama
http://www.techknitting.blogspot.com/ The...

http://www.techknitting.blogspot.com/

The October 28, 2009 entry is a very comprehensive review of all the different short row techniques.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By Kayaking Mama
We are not at all happy with our hot wheels...

We are not at all happy with our hot wheels tracks. It's a set with a loop-de-loop so the car is supposed to go all the way upside down. It's a pain to set up and the motor doesn't seem powerful...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-10-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Kayaking Mama
If Brunswick's not too far for you to go, Andrea...

If Brunswick's not too far for you to go, Andrea Loeffler is our ped at Bowdoin Medical Group. We love her. She's an MDC mom, vegetarian, and great.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Well, I usually just pull from the outside of...

Well, I usually just pull from the outside of the ball for one sock and from the middle of the ball for the other sock. I keep the ball of yarn in a ziploc bag and I cut a tiny hole in each corner...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-13-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Kayaking Mama
I do two at a time, toe-up, on Magic Loop. My...

I do two at a time, toe-up, on Magic Loop. My first socks were traditional--top down on dpns--and I hated every minute. Just could not understand why people were so into knitting socks...Magic Loop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Kayaking Mama
SLP here. Normal, normal, normal. The b/m...

SLP here. Normal, normal, normal. The b/m substitution is a bit unusual but I wouldn't be too worried about it unless he also has a problem with the /n/ sound.

Tankgirl73, you were right on with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Sorry, have been at work so haven't been...

Sorry, have been at work so haven't been following this thread. I would say, if she is dropping the /s/ sound or making it more like a /th/ or a /t/, I wouldn't worry about it for now. If she is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Well, I'm a speech-language pathologist, and we...

Well, I'm a speech-language pathologist, and we don't expect to see the /s/ sound and /s/ in combination with other sounds until 4-4.5 years old. Sounds like nothing to worry about for now!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Yup, completely feel that way. Intellectually I...

Yup, completely feel that way. Intellectually I really do think that DS is ready for a little preschool experience and that he will love it once he settles in, but emotionally I am a mess. Totally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Check this blog: www.zrecommends.com...

Check this blog: www.zrecommends.com (http://www.zrecommends.com)
They did a huge review of sippy cups a few weeks ago.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Good luck! I did mine with sugar'n'cream or...

Good luck! I did mine with sugar'n'cream or whatever it is--dishcloth cotton. Cheap and lots of colors--they were a big hit at the baby shower.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-30-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Kayaking Mama
I made them a couple of years ago as a baby...

I made them a couple of years ago as a baby shower gift--they weren't too hard, just a little fiddly in parts. I did them on dpn's as at the time I had not yet learned the miracle that is Magic...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Interesting thread. My DS, now 3 1/2, is/has...

Interesting thread. My DS, now 3 1/2, is/has been much the same way--slower on gross motor skills than on anything else, and never went through the "Me do it!" phase. He still doesn't dress/undress...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Snail's Pace Race is a great first game....

Snail's Pace Race is a great first game. Noncompetitive, easy to learn/play, no counting required, just color matching, and each game takes only a few minutes, unlike Candy Land which seems to take...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Kayaking Mama
We've been through this twice with DS when he...

We've been through this twice with DS when he was about 2.5--with my grandmother and our dog. We pretty much just said what you did, that they were very very old and that their bodies didn't work...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kayaking Mama
LOTS of snacks, bug repellent or screen house if...

LOTS of snacks, bug repellent or screen house if biting bugs are an issue where you are, and baby powder to help get the sand off you and your child before you go into the tent! Nothing like a sandy...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-04-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Thanks, Jen! That looks a little far from us for...

Thanks, Jen! That looks a little far from us for this trip, but we'll definitely keep it in mind for future trips!
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-01-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Hey everyone--I am looking for recommendations...

Hey everyone--I am looking for recommendations for tent camping in NH or York County ME--we are planning on camping with friends from NH and are looking for somewhere between us (Freeport ME) and...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   05-28-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Our experience at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick...

Our experience at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick was very positive.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Wow, your first time felting and you're taking...

Wow, your first time felting and you're taking on a garment! Brave...

IME, felting is a very inexact science. Different yarns felt at different rates and even different colors felt differently. I...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Kayaking Mama
Glad to hear it's not just mine! It's why, why,...

Glad to hear it's not just mine! It's why, why, why from when he wakes up until he falls asleep at night...

LynnS6, I'm REALLY hoping ours doesn't last 3 years! I don't know how you survived that!
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