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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jen Muise
I shop for most of my spices and baking supplies...

I shop for most of my spices and baking supplies at Bulk Barn.  I like the reduced packaging, and I like that I can get any quantity that suits me.  It sucks buying 5$ of a spice for a specific...
Forum: Women's Health   12-05-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 3,978
Posted By Jen Muise
Please enter me!

Please enter me!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By Jen Muise
This might be too mild to help, but it has big...

This might be too mild to help, but it has big effects on some people.  Have you tried warm milk, with or without anice?  Something happens to the lactose in milk when you heat it that makes us...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,554
Posted By Jen Muise
Some kids have ear infections that have few or...

Some kids have ear infections that have few or no symptoms, but the fluid interferes with them being able to understand speech.  THe book "When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Jen Muise
just wanted to add that nightwaking and falling...

just wanted to add that nightwaking and falling asleep can be related to apnea - my doc gave us nasonex to use and it really helped.  If you notice snoring at all, you might want to get it checked...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Jen Muise
I'd also come up with medals and certificates,...

I'd also come up with medals and certificates, maybe have a talent contest (warn kids on the invitation so they have an idea of something they can do) - everyone could be the world's best...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Jen Muise
I would probably make the "world's longest cake"...

I would probably make the "world's longest cake" (or your city's longest cake) - just cut a sheet cake or 2 into strips, and have it stretch from one end of the table  to another.   For goodie bags,...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Jen Muise
Peony - What do you do with the misplaced...

Peony - What do you do with the misplaced anger?  I'm at my wit's end with this kid.  She had a 75+ minute meltdown this morning because everyone wanted buttermilk pancakes but her, I wouldn't make...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Jen Muise
My 7yo hates one of our baby sitters.  Idk why. ...

My 7yo hates one of our baby sitters.  Idk why.  She doesn't know why.  She says her body just tells her to hate him.   My 9 yo has no problem with him, and can't come up with any theories about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Jen Muise
Go with 2 hrs, you will find that is plenty.  If...

Go with 2 hrs, you will find that is plenty.  If everyone is doing well, people will probably hang out for a bit after anyways.  I always keep some carrot sticks or watermelon out so that kids can...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Jen Muise
In the end she chose a rather interesting...

In the end she chose a rather interesting article about the KKK trying to participate in the adopt-a-highway program in Georgia.  I'm not interested in sheltering her from reality, but there is some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Jen Muise
There is a book we read called have you filled a...

There is a book we read called have you filled a bucket today ( http://www.amazon.ca/Have-You-Filled-Bucket-Today/dp/0978507517...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Jen Muise
FWIW, here's the response from the school :   ...

FWIW, here's the response from the school :
 
I would definitely encourage you to help with article selection. We try and guide them to something that might be on their interest list. Often the...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Jen Muise
There is some pretty freaky, scary stuff in my...

There is some pretty freaky, scary stuff in my newspaper as of late, between the psycho from montreal mailing human body parts around the city and a sexual abuser running amok and the usual car...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,194
Posted By Jen Muise
eating live culture yogurt or taking...

eating live culture yogurt or taking acidopholous (sp?) does a world of good for vajayjays
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By Jen Muise
CAPD (auditory processing disorder), especially...

CAPD (auditory processing disorder), especially if they seem pretty much ok when 1-1 but in groups or with background noise things fall apart.
 
you might want to read a book called "the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Jen Muise
In a fairly complicated drama that evolved...

In a fairly complicated drama that evolved between my 2 dds, the younger one played an orphan shark who was evil but had been turned good by a lovely lonely heroine (older dd of course)  and now...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By Jen Muise
Is he good about getting shoes on when it's...

Is he good about getting shoes on when it's somewhere he wants to go?  If so, I'd set up a few times where you're willing to deal with a meltdown & don't need to go somewhere, give him a reasonable...
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Jen Muise
I hope you don't beat yourself up about this...

I hope you don't beat yourself up about this mama.  Her behaviour was risky, impulsive and shortsighted - you were justifiably upset and scared yourself.  Your reaction migth not have been as even...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-21-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By Jen Muise
Both dds (6 & 9 yo) have been excited about...

Both dds (6 & 9 yo) have been excited about makeup since they were young.  I don't really wear makeup except for special occasions, so I think they think of it as party stuff.  They can do what they...
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Jen Muise
We wound up staying, sort of - I made an excuse...

We wound up staying, sort of - I made an excuse that kept me busy for the dinner part, so there wouldn't be food shortage issues, and took the opportunity to grab some chips and stuff to bring.  I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,628
Posted By Jen Muise
I don't think there's anything effeminate about...

I don't think there's anything effeminate about a pink shirt or a cute polkadot hat, the people around you suck.  Not that wearing effeminate clothes should not be an issue, but at least you'd be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-21-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Jen Muise
I certainly sounds like something's up!  There...

I certainly sounds like something's up!  There are lots of things that it could be other than ADHD tho, many learning differences look like adhd but then aren't.  For instance, my dd was on the...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jen Muise
have the tools and knowledge to be their best...

have the tools and knowledge to be their best self.
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Jen Muise
WIth my kids, I've tried to focus on the far...

WIth my kids, I've tried to focus on the far more likely opportunities for getting in trouble - getting hit by a car, like you mentioned, falling and getting hurt and not being able to get back...
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