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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I just browsed the selective/delay forum and feel...

I just browsed the selective/delay forum and feel like I could pop in there as a member from time to time. I don't personally feel the need for support for vaxing/not vaxing my kids but I do feel...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I'm sorry MM! Mods generally try to answer posts...

I'm sorry MM! Mods generally try to answer posts that don't have a response. I know some mods love doing that and we all acknowledge that it makes members feel heard. I'm terrible with that job. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,081
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I totally agree - "different strokes for...

I totally agree - "different strokes for different folks". Scattered, hectic families seem to be that way no matter the number of activities, IME. And, yea, listening to the child is the key here -...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We are doing 3 days in a row for our DC. Last...

We are doing 3 days in a row for our DC. Last year she did 2 days in a row (Th/F) and I thought it worked well. I had trouble getting my mind around it but in the end I think it may have worked...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
TV is thought to replace other more valuable...

TV is thought to replace other more valuable learning experiences. So, while a little TV can be OK in early childhood (although it is recommended to avoid screen-time all together until after 2), TV...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
7th grader went back today. She's feeling good,...

7th grader went back today. She's feeling good, though felt a little nervous just last evening and this AM. I'm off to pick her up in 5 mins. Excited to hear about the first day.

3 year old...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, "hanging it over" worked for my DC too. Oy,...

Yes, "hanging it over" worked for my DC too. Oy, those were the days. ;-)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Interestingly, the main place where DC has moved...

Interestingly, the main place where DC has moved away from wanting help from me is in the arts. My own mother is an artist. I tended to not want to think about art the way she thought about art and I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
It sounds like for you the ideal is for there not...

It sounds like for you the ideal is for there not to be a push and pull with parents. I can understand why you may feel that way but I don't think there's anything wrong with kids individuating...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Good point, Lauren. Somewhere around this house I...

Good point, Lauren. Somewhere around this house I have a child development book about the teen years (Bates-Ames). I'll probably find it once DC is 15. ;-)

I am reminded in this discussion about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I wonder about this. Part of me tends to agree...

I wonder about this. Part of me tends to agree with this on a societal level OTOH, I think the relationship dynamics many of us are talking about are similar to what we may have experienced with our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We're big on comfort around here. Knit shorts and...

We're big on comfort around here. Knit shorts and pants work - I've seen lots in this size in the second-hand shops. Also, fleece for the winter is nice and soft.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I know that puberty is a big part of it for my...

I know that puberty is a big part of it for my DC. Obviously it's an emotional time both from the physical/hormonal perspective but also because some kids are so conflicted about growing up. DC is...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Hi, Mominbaltimore and welcome to Mothering! I...

Hi, Mominbaltimore and welcome to Mothering! I think you will find that the spectrum of vax-delayed and non-vax families in our area to be pretty huge. Delayed vax families range from families who...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Nice to see you too, USAmma. For us the flakey is...

Nice to see you too, USAmma. For us the flakey is more DC saying or thinking she will do something and then just totally forgetting or starting and not finishing or mis-interpreting what needed to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,262
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
That's a great deal! A farm by me sells a bushel...

That's a great deal! A farm by me sells a bushel (about 50 lbs) for $10 or 10 bushels for $70. I've processed 50 lbs peaches and 150 lbs tomatoes so far. Gearing up for buying 10 bushels...if I can...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I definitely think that for some personalities...

I definitely think that for some personalities (like my first DC) a long and complete break is the way to go. We've done that with her for a few things in the past. The key as the PP has said is to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I should add that though I do think my DC had...

I should add that though I do think my DC had motion sickness, we also didn't really drive from until she was 5 other than for road-trips. It's possible that had we had a car and driven lots that she...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I see you have girls. And I assume you are a mom....

I see you have girls. And I assume you are a mom. That's how I do it. I think of what sort of mom I would want my DC to be and what I would say to her if she were struggling to find balance. I KNOW I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think that limiting TV depends on the child and...

I think that limiting TV depends on the child and their personality.

My first child was like you describe. She had a very hard time regulating TV. I suspect that's in part because it was a bit of...
Forum: Babywearing   08-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I recall slipping bags under the sling shoulder -...

I recall slipping bags under the sling shoulder - though that was pre-padding. I don't see how padding would prevent you from doing that though.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,066
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Fun bump! We don't forage too much but I am...

Fun bump! We don't forage too much but I am always surprised that in early summer more people in our area don't forage for wineberries. I love them and we're always the only one at the urban patches....
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I just saw this part. Did your parents provide...

I just saw this part. Did your parents provide for basic needs and provide an allowance for you to budget for all your wants? I think that's a pretty cool idea. It's not one that my DC is ready for...
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
What you describe from your childhood, I think,...

What you describe from your childhood, I think, is the ideal of how allowances would work. For us, it hasn't worked out that way.

DC is absolutely not a child who gets everything she wants. Just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
That certainly can be, SS. I do think that...

That certainly can be, SS. I do think that neighbor dynamics are different and have different expectations from friendships. We've had great success with neighbors by recognizing that neighbors are...
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