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Forum: Parenting   08-15-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By REV
Hi, We have a small back yard, but...

Hi,

We have a small back yard, but desperately need something for our kids(ages 3,4, and 7) to climb/play on back there.

We would like it to have:
- high platform/fort they can climb...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-14-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,637
Posted By REV
A sales guy just came to my door selling Clean...

A sales guy just came to my door selling Clean and Simple by Sierra solutions - it's a concentrated cleaning solution. It really was amazing - cleaned my grout, walls, driveway, and front door. He's...
Forum: Parenting   07-14-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By REV
Hi all, I have a 4.5 yr old who is...

Hi all,

I have a 4.5 yr old who is typically an excellent sleeper. Goes down at 8pm, and sleeps straight through the night till 7:30 or so. No diaper, never has to get up to pee. About a year...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By REV
Thank you all so much for the recommendations! I...

Thank you all so much for the recommendations! I will be on the lookout for some of these great ideas.

Rachel
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By REV
Hi everyone, My middle DS will be 5 in...

Hi everyone,

My middle DS will be 5 in October and having a very tough time learning to recognize his letters/numbers.

He wants to learn them, is usually happy to play games that involve...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-27-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,751
Posted By REV
Can anyone tell me where I can find samples of...

Can anyone tell me where I can find samples of these two tests? My DS's school district uses SAGEs and K-BIT IQ test for placement in the gifted and talented program. They say that it is black and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By REV
The Girl with the Silver Eyes was one of my...

The Girl with the Silver Eyes was one of my favorites too!!! I was actually just thinking about that book a few weeks ago...

Did anyone suggest Lois Duncan books? Stranger with my Face, Summer of...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By REV
Thanks everyone for your concern. I...

Thanks everyone for your concern.

I shouldn't have said he 'could barely walk'. Truth is he didn't want to walk, but technically he could. I didn't mean to make it sound worse than it was. It was...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By REV
Hi All, My 3 yr old DS has been on a very...

Hi All,

My 3 yr old DS has been on a very delayed and selective vax schedule since birth. So far he has had HiB, Prevnar, DTaP and one HepB. He did not have any problems with any of those.
...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By REV
Hi! For years I have been making the following...

Hi! For years I have been making the following Carrot Cake for birthdays... it is incredibly moist and yummy.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour(I use whole wheat)
1 cup sugar(I use brown)
1 tsp...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By REV
Awesome -thanks everyone! I had some...

Awesome -thanks everyone!

I had some California Baby body wash that I mixed with water in my foam dispensers, and it is working great! Not sure why I haven't been doing this for years!

Rachel
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-05-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,664
Posted By REV
Hi, My 7yr old enjoys color-by-numbers, but...

Hi,

My 7yr old enjoys color-by-numbers, but really likes the super hard 'mystery' ones where you can't even begin to tell what the picture will be until you have finished coloring it. Does anyone...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-04-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By REV
Hi all, Not sure if this fits into this...

Hi all,

Not sure if this fits into this category, but wasn't sure where to post it.

I try to feed my children healthy, natural foods, and avoid chemicals in my house. I am having a hard time...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By REV
I heat up frozen Jones Dairy Farm sausage links....

I heat up frozen Jones Dairy Farm sausage links. It takes 1 minute in the microwave, and the kids love them. Ingredients are: pork, water, sea salt, spices, and sugar. I get a big bag from costco.
...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-12-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By REV
Hi everyone, My DS is in 1st grade at a...

Hi everyone,

My DS is in 1st grade at a Charter School, and the teacher is VERY flexible and willing do do what I ask as far as DS's work goes(See my post on 'Need Help Planning Meeting with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-05-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By REV
Hi everyone, Thanks so much for your...

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for your feedback. I just thought I'd update you with how the meeting went and the progress we've made.

The principal and teacher were fantastic - they knew DS VERY...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By REV
Quote: Originally Posted by Treasuremapper...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Treasuremapper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14806890)
Junie B Jones will delight him. I love...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-16-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By REV
Thank you! I looked at the Singapore Math and...

Thank you! I looked at the Singapore Math and was so happy to find their assessments available online! He has definitely mastered all of the 1A and 1B work, but when I started looking through the 2A...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-15-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By REV
Thanks guys - that is good info to start with. I...

Thanks guys - that is good info to start with. I did some researching today and it seems like New Jersey(where we live) is required to do some form of identifying gifted kids in K and 1st grade. I'm...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By REV
Hi everyone, I am new to this particular...

Hi everyone,

I am new to this particular forum. I have a 7 yr old son in 1st grade. I don't want to label him as gifted or whatever, but he is far beyond his class in all areas of learning. His...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By REV
Thanks everyone for your replies. His fever was...

Thanks everyone for your replies. His fever was down this morning, and I thought we were in the clear, but this afternoon it is up to 102.5. He is just miserable today and unable to sleep, so I just...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-07-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By REV
Hi everyone - Matthew, my 9 month old baby, got...

Hi everyone - Matthew, my 9 month old baby, got his second round of Prevnar and DTaP last Monday(7 days ago). He is on a delayed/selective vaccination schedule, and hasn't had any problems with the...
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