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Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By JudiAU
No for-profit schools. Ever. Ever.

No for-profit schools. Ever. Ever.
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-07-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By JudiAU
plain greek yogurt with a little sauce yogurt...

plain greek yogurt with a little sauce
yogurt and fruit blends frozen as a popsicle
hardboiled eggs
very small pb&j or other nut butters +
mini muffin from weelicious
kefir and straw
tube...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By JudiAU
Well, obviously don't leave the baby alone with...

Well, obviously don't leave the baby alone with her. I'd clear the counters, remove the most used products, and duct tape or tie the handles of the others shut. Clear the floor. Shut the doors. Go to...
Forum: TV-Free   07-01-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By JudiAU
Perhaps you might rethink your goals and how you...

Perhaps you might rethink your goals and how you spend your time. By "work" are you talking about paid work from outside the home distinct from housework or schoolwork. I think, truly, that is a very...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-01-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By JudiAU
Weekly. By which I mean I get them washed our...

Weekly. By which I mean I get them washed our weekly housekeeper changes them. The kids get them ever other week or so.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By JudiAU
My kids are 7 and 4, almost 5 and yes, they go to...

My kids are 7 and 4, almost 5 and yes, they go to bed at the same time. DS reads for awhile and DD has stories read to her. Baby goes to bed with me and DH usually does a bit of in the dark hand...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By JudiAU
Repeat bac-out three times. King of pee. Worth...

Repeat bac-out three times. King of pee. Worth the expense.
Forum: Potty Learning   06-27-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By JudiAU
Bac-out is the king. Of pee. I can't believe no...

Bac-out is the king. Of pee. I can't believe no one has mentioned it.
Forum: Potty Learning   06-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By JudiAU
Response

This is the perfect time to start thinking about potty training. Starting at 17-18m is much much easier than at 2. Potty learning is empowering to a toll der and it is awesome to get it out of the...
Forum: Waldorf   06-26-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 114,240
Posted By JudiAU
Wooden Wagon, Plan Toys, and Magic Cabin carry...

Wooden Wagon, Plan Toys, and Magic Cabin carry them.

We had one for awhile but it didn't hold our kids' interest. We ended up getting the Pottery Barn one which they love. Very low key for an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By JudiAU
Hum. It is the first thing that sprang to mind...

Hum. It is the first thing that sprang to mind when I saw nick manes and your child's name. Sorry. It probably will be something she deals with for many years. I'd suggest you tackle it head on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By JudiAU
Any sort of device for a non-swimmer, especially...

Any sort of device for a non-swimmer, especially in open water, should be lifeguard approved. Anything else is pretty much worthless.
Forum: Family Safety   06-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By JudiAU
Thanks very much. I'm not sure how I missed that....

Thanks very much. I'm not sure how I missed that. He just had a big jump in weight and I didn't but two and two together. One car has a Frontier 90 and I'll keep him harnessed there. The prius...
Forum: Family Safety   06-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By JudiAU
When should I consider allowing my son to ride in a booster

My son just turned seven and will enter 2nd grade in the fall. He is quite tall, very high percentage and just hit 70 pounds, all in proportion. He rides in either a Britax frontier I think, the new...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-15-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By JudiAU
When our nanny left she made a book through...

When our nanny left she made a book through shutter fly filled without the 9000 pictures she had taken of the kids, her and the kids, and her daughter and the kids. There was a story of a ship ride...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By JudiAU
We found both our nannies on sitter city . It...

We found both our nannies on sitter city . It took some effort but I found it helpful to have written communication as a sorting mechanism. I also found it helpful to have a fairly specific statement...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By JudiAU
Start yesterday. =) You'll want the largest stash...

Start yesterday. =) You'll want the largest stash you can store. If you don't need it, great. Give it away. But you won't know until you get there. I find it helpful to double-pump to build my...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By JudiAU
Quesdilla with beans. Smoked salmon and bagel ...

Quesdilla with beans.
Smoked salmon and bagel
scrambled egg with salad
soft boiled egg with toast fingers and asparagus
healthier muffins like those from weelicious
bullseye egg
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By JudiAU
I wouldn't be concerned about it all, especially...

I wouldn't be concerned about it all, especially since we usually don't start solids until 9 or so months. Your baby is only supposed to be playing with solids right now. One way to keep it fun is...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   06-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By JudiAU
Personally, I would move beyond those snacks...

Personally, I would move beyond those snacks totally. Jello is never going to be a healthy and should be a very rare treat. Jello would cease to be a snack.

Crackers are a snack for a kid who...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By JudiAU
One or nothing. School and homework for school...

One or nothing. School and homework for school are enough. He likes a lot of down time for his interests (drawing/reading/fantasy play/etc.). I can't even imagine how kids handle the schedules I I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By JudiAU
Any ideas? My almost five year old has been...

Any ideas? My almost five year old has been annoyed by an itchy vulva area for some time. She does itch it and it varies from time to time in how much it bothers her. We put A&D on when she...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-11-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By JudiAU
An alternate point of view: we don't live in a...

An alternate point of view: we don't live in a vacuum. Far better for your children to associate treats with happy family gatherings than an everyday snack, a routine part of school, or situations...
Forum: Learning at School   05-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By JudiAU
I wouldn't allow it if I knew about it. I'd want...

I wouldn't allow it if I knew about it. I'd want the younger student to do the work, build the skill set, and work on organization skills. I'd want the older student to be a better liar.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By JudiAU
The question is simple. You have something that...

The question is simple. You have something that doesn't belong to you. You need to pay for it or return it. It is not a question of "shareholders." 
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