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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2016, 03:06 PM
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Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Totally agree with this. No one, not even kids,...

Totally agree with this. No one, not even kids, can sustain the same routine 24/7/365.
Forum: May 2016 Due Date Club   02-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Good luck! I'm jealous your due date is right...

Good luck! I'm jealous your due date is right around the corner. Cannot wait to meet my little guy when he is done cooking. How many more weeks do you have to go?
Forum: May 2016 Due Date Club   02-08-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Thanks for all the input, I was feeling so...

Thanks for all the input, I was feeling so sensitive that day but am less bothered now. Of course, I will not be returning to that craft store for a while... :)

Even though I haven't gained much...
Forum: May 2016 Due Date Club   02-04-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Thanks, but no thanks

I'm guessing we are all into our third trimester, or thereabouts. Congrats on making it thus far ladies!

I'm having a hard time coping with the amount of commentary I've gotten about my pregnant...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Have you considered whether there is a sensory...

Have you considered whether there is a sensory overload issue? Perhaps he isn't ready for traditional coursework because he has to learn some self regulation and physical play first?

There is a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,435
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Almost forgot to mention Oxcart Man. Love that...

Almost forgot to mention Oxcart Man. Love that story.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,435
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
My preschooler is enjoying the Secret Garden,...

My preschooler is enjoying the Secret Garden, although we spread it out over several days. And Black Beauty. Of course, the part she loves best in Black Beauty is when his friend Ginger dies from...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-01-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Does his school have guidance counselors? If so,...

Does his school have guidance counselors? If so, they must deal with these issues fairly often. id imagine that is a good starting point.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Have you read this:...

Have you read this: http://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/How_To__stop_yelling_at_kids

I know you're not worried about yelling, but the article has good nuggets on how to recenter yourself and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I have not yet had to deal with the public school...

I have not yet had to deal with the public school system, so I cannot relate to your challenges and frustration. I have a child who also struggles in preschool (social, sensory). It breaks my heart...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-30-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Welcome to the club. I have an almost-four year...

Welcome to the club. I have an almost-four year old and a two year old. The older one does not like to do things alone while toddler is napping, but I've tried to make certain activities specific to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
This is really good info. My almost four year old...

This is really good info. My almost four year old and I talk a bit about private space and I try to throw in some positives, since she is an anxious child, about her being in control of her body, not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-23-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Although this was not my preference, I started...

Although this was not my preference, I started allowing my toddler to watch with older sister once she was one. Our house is literally one big room with a bathroom off one end, so there is no way to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-22-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I would not have an unassisted birth based on my...

I would not have an unassisted birth based on my own medical history, but I wonder why you are so keen on changing your birthing 'style'? I do not mean that as any judgment, I just don't think I...
Forum: C-section Birth   01-22-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Did you wrap your belly afterwards? Did it help...

Did you wrap your belly afterwards? Did it help or hurt? I'm considering this for my third c section in the spring. I have had a lot of trouble in the past with pelvic pain at the end of pregnancy...
Forum: C-section Birth   01-22-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Be very kind to your digestive system post op!!!...

Be very kind to your digestive system post op!!! Lots of water, easy to digest stuff (smoothies, soups, cooked vegetables and fruit). All that anesthesia plus labor processes shut me down for a week,...
Forum: May 2016 Due Date Club   01-22-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Sounds yummy! I've been trying the division of...

Sounds yummy! I've been trying the division of responsibility at mealtime to promote healthy peaceful meals. So far... Not much healthy eating happening with my kids, but there have been no fights...
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I second the notion of seeing a professional to...

I second the notion of seeing a professional to help you formulate a response. Also know that kids emulate just about any peer they chose, despite whatever role modeling goes on at home. Sometimes...
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Sounds like this is not the time to overhaul...

Sounds like this is not the time to overhaul everything, but tweak a bit and give yourself some grace from perfection. You have two infants... And no matter how much mothering experience one has,...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I agree that this discussion is about more than...

I agree that this discussion is about more than just kids and their cell phones. Society is far more plugged in, overbearing in an instant gratification kind of way. i say get a cell phone if your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-16-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
Good chance for him to learn good sportsmanship,...

Good chance for him to learn good sportsmanship, and not take a loss to heart. Having a sense of humor about societal norms is hard at that age, but you could help by not playing up the gender factor.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-13-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I don't have twins, but it sounds like you know...

I don't have twins, but it sounds like you know what is probably right for you... Wean before conceiving and recharge a little? I had two eighteen months apart, getting pregnant the month after I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,780
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I was really enjoying the Fresh20 meal plan for a...

I was really enjoying the Fresh20 meal plan for a while, because it eliminated a lot of food waste (you buy 20 ingredients for five dinners recipes), but my kids hate pretty much everything I cooked...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-07-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
I don't know if this adds to your conversation or...

I don't know if this adds to your conversation or not, but circumcision is an integral element of a boy being welcomed into the Jewish community ( the bris ). I cannot imagine breaking with thousands...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-06-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By WallaWallaMamma
To give credence to your idea, I had blatantly...

To give credence to your idea, I had blatantly obvious positive tests 8-9 dpos, and with my second child I swore the due date was wrong for the longest time, because my husband had been traveling...
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