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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2010, 02:04 PM
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Posted By runnerbrit
vulva.

vulva.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-10-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By runnerbrit
Sorry it took awhile to get back. Transition to...

Sorry it took awhile to get back. Transition to working from the office meant a very busy week. They offered 45k base, 10 in bonus, and 20-45 in commission potential. Plus all of my other benefits...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,109
Posted By runnerbrit
DH, DD and I sleep in our king size bed. Our...

DH, DD and I sleep in our king size bed. Our boys (10 and 8) have their own room and own beds but about 3 nights a week they sleep on our floor in sleeping bags. We are all comfortable with this...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,607
Posted By runnerbrit
Quote: Originally Posted by pigpokey...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpokey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14864289)
Does that mean that Deaf parents could make...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,607
Posted By runnerbrit
Quote: Originally Posted by pigpokey...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpokey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14862600)
WHOA no way. My kid would have a cochlear...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-31-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By runnerbrit
[QUOTE=mammal_mama;14863310]aileen, I'm so glad...

[QUOTE=mammal_mama;14863310]aileen, I'm so glad for your response!

I strongly feel that my focus needs to be on meeting my children's needs and accepting them for who they are at every stage of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-31-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By runnerbrit
Met with my boss this morning and we are...

Met with my boss this morning and we are negotiating. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I did not mention any of the personal reasons for the pay change.

Would still...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-30-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By runnerbrit
Just as a note - ds nursed until just before his...

Just as a note - ds nursed until just before his 4th b-day and dd is still going very strong at 18 months. So over all I am very comfirtablw with CLW.

But with a 10 yr old, an 8 yr old and an 18...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By runnerbrit
I am for CLW but honestly, it made me...

I am for CLW but honestly, it made me uncomfortable. It may just be because societal pressures tell me that an 8 yr old should have other ways to soothe them self or that it is inappropriate; I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-30-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By runnerbrit
I am going to be changing positions in my...

I am going to be changing positions in my company. I currently work from home in a sales capacity. It is a a long (about a year) sale and I am just not very good at it; I am very good at the short...
Forum: Family Safety   12-30-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By runnerbrit
Ds currently sits on a backless booster in my...

Ds currently sits on a backless booster in my car. However, if neccessary he can go boosterless on the trip from his school to my home every afternoon with the sitter. (He passes the 5 point test) I...
Forum: Family Safety   12-30-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By runnerbrit
Ds will sit in the middle. He is 51 inches tall...

Ds will sit in the middle. He is 51 inches tall and weighs about 60 lbs. Dd is 31 inches and weighs 24 lbs. In my car she is in a Boulevard but this seat would not work well in my sitters car.
Forum: Family Safety   12-29-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By runnerbrit
I need to buy a car seat for my sitters car. She...

I need to buy a car seat for my sitters car. She already has a car seat in the back for her dd. My ds will sit in the center back seat. I need a car seat reccomendation for my dd that will fit well...
Forum: Parenting   12-17-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,852
Posted By runnerbrit
As a former smoker, and a person who believes...

As a former smoker, and a person who believes that a person has a right to smoke in their own home, car, or in a public space (this is not allowed where I live); I do think that your son is being...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By runnerbrit
I would not be upset. Things like that happen,...

I would not be upset. Things like that happen, really no biggie in my opinion.

I would talk to my dd and let her know that next time she should ask an adult for help. I would also talk to her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-09-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,459
Posted By runnerbrit
Update 2 - Thank you again for all of your...

Update 2 - Thank you again for all of your replies. They are definitly food for thought.

Therapy - He is in individual therapy and family therapy. He does suffer from depression and is being...
Forum: Learning at School   12-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By runnerbrit
I know this may sound silly, but I am a bit...

I know this may sound silly, but I am a bit nervous about getting him "labeled". Do you have any experience with your child (or one you know) that has been evaluated through the school and...
Forum: Learning at School   12-08-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By runnerbrit
DS (10) started in ps this year after hs'ing for...

DS (10) started in ps this year after hs'ing for the last 3 years. He has always had difficulty with focus and staying on task. He understands the work being taught but is not doing well grade wise....
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,291
Posted By runnerbrit
Both my boys need a lot of sleep. They are 8 and...

Both my boys need a lot of sleep. They are 8 and 10. They both go to bed at 7:30 on weeknights. In the morning the 8 yr old wakes up best if he starts off with a warm bath. So we get him up at 6:15,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By runnerbrit
My SIL called me today to ask about milk. She is...

My SIL called me today to ask about milk. She is currently nursing her ds (15 months) but would like to begin weaning at 18 months. She is concerned because everything that she has read says that he...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By runnerbrit
You are right I do tend to be a "peacemaker and...

You are right I do tend to be a "peacemaker and a problem solver".; it has been that way since I was little. I know that I can invite everyone and let the cards fall where they may but IRL it feels...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-27-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
  Wwyd?
Views: 1,459
Posted By runnerbrit
Update - Thank you for all of your responses....

Update - Thank you for all of your responses. The parents decided to go with route number 2. They paid off the amount their son stole so that his friend's parents would not press charges. They are...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By runnerbrit
I apologize in advance that this is long. I...

I apologize in advance that this is long.

I come from a large family; all of my siblings are adopted, 4 of whom are biological siblings. My eldest sibling is estranged from the family. Two others...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
  Wwyd?
Views: 1,459
Posted By runnerbrit
There are 2 immediate paths. 1. Natural...

There are 2 immediate paths.

1. Natural Consequences - Allow the friends parents to press charges (if the choose). In CA this means that if the jdge finds him guilty he will face 6 months in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
  Wwyd?
Views: 1,459
Posted By runnerbrit
This post is for a friend. All thoughts are...

This post is for a friend. All thoughts are appreciated.

Their 17 yr old ds has a history of lying, stealing (from them and others), taking the car. He will be 18 in 3 months. They just found out...
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