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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,743
Posted By AuntNi
We ran into the same thing last year. We haven't...

We ran into the same thing last year. We haven't let DD go to sleepovers at new friends' houses. But we have let her attend a couple overnight slumber parties at houses where I had at least met the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,022
Posted By AuntNi
I'm so glad things are getting a little better -...

I'm so glad things are getting a little better - it sounds like you're all taking positive steps. I so empathize with what you're going through! My DD (also always an anxious child) has been...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By AuntNi
I think you've gotten some great advice. I'm...

I think you've gotten some great advice. I'm another one with a theater/music kid, and I used to be a professional musician. I agree with telling your DD she needs to wait for the other girl to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By AuntNi
On Friday, I talked to the school counselor,...

On Friday, I talked to the school counselor, giving my DD's name, but keeping the other girl's name confidential. I just wanted resources on how to talk to my DD about the situation. The counselor...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-07-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By AuntNi
I have known for a few weeks that DD's best...

I have known for a few weeks that DD's best girlfriend (12) lived in a violent, alcoholic, drug-dealing home until about 5 years ago. She's safe now, but still has court-ordered visits with the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-04-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,819
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerchild http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/302786/what-pads-are-best-for-young-girls/60#post_17581049)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,819
Posted By AuntNi
My daughter likes the ones from Mom and Me...

My daughter likes the ones from Mom and Me Creations. http://www.mom-and-me-creations.com/ClothMom.html
She also steals mine from Perfect Pads, but unfortunately that company was sold and I can't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By AuntNi
Miranda, I'm so happy she's found something that...

Miranda, I'm so happy she's found something that is working for her. I'd love to know the brand/model of earbuds she's using. I'm also very impressed that she took the initiative to talk to the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by spklvr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   01-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by richella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396087/are-your-kids-online#post_17552843)
 I'm hoping to keep...
Forum: Parenting   01-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by threenorns http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396087/are-your-kids-online#post_17552658)
  i contacted a few...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fulhouse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By AuntNi
We are dealing with this, too, and I only wish I...

We are dealing with this, too, and I only wish I had some good coping techniques. I have this, too, and I'm sure DD got it from me. I feel like I need TV or music going when I eat with other people....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By AuntNi
Great points here. My DD is 11, but I've always...

Great points here. My DD is 11, but I've always been bothered by her materialism. She wants all.the.things, period. We live in a small house in a nice school district, ie lots of the girls had Uggs...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By AuntNi
I love this recipe. I usually add a few walnuts...

I love this recipe. I usually add a few walnuts for crunch - yum! http://www.jencomaskeck.com/2012/03/single-serving-grainglutendairysugar.html
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By AuntNi
I have no idea about insurance pricing in...

I have no idea about insurance pricing in Canada. But we have 20-year term policies, $250k for me and $350k for DH, and they both cost in the mid-30s per month. The rule of thumb I read when we were...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-22-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By AuntNi
I'm very behind in pop music, other than Miley...

I'm very behind in pop music, other than Miley Cyrus or what's on Glee, so I can't really help with trendy. But I love "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret for low voices. Good luck on your solo!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By AuntNi
Quote: Originally Posted by bronxmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bronxmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15401448)
I would shift the focus to this being an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By AuntNi
THANK YOU all so much for your responses! You...

THANK YOU all so much for your responses! You don't know how much better it feels to get some input from other AP working moms. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-06-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By AuntNi
I have tried posting this at least three times,...

I have tried posting this at least three times, and always delete it because it sounds too disjointed. So please bear with me . . .

DD is 8 and we still co-sleep, which is not the issue. My issue...
Forum: Television   04-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 14,949
Posted By AuntNi
I saw you, HarperRose! I was so excited - I was...

I saw you, HarperRose! I was so excited - I was telling DH and DD - "That's the lady from my mommy board!!!" A celebrity in our midst. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-26-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By AuntNi
I tried watching this with my almost-8-yo DD...

I tried watching this with my almost-8-yo DD yesterday, and she started crying when they showed the inside of the chicken house. We had to shut it off, and she cried, "But Mama, what can we DO about...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-26-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By AuntNi
I am not adventurous enough to "wing it" with my...

I am not adventurous enough to "wing it" with my bread recipes. But I make lots of recipes from "Healthy Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes A Day," and I get incredible oven spring from all those recipes....
Forum: Lactivism   03-22-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By AuntNi
Quote: Originally Posted by theboysmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by theboysmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15211072)
This is why I don't shop there as well. I...
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