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Forum: Parenting   07-01-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By ja mama
I keep neighbor kids as outside guests only. ...

I keep neighbor kids as outside guests only.  They aren't allowed in, unless I specifically invite them in.  If they live close enough to walk to my house they can walk home for any bathroom, snack,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-30-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,230
Posted By ja mama
Oregon City Concerts in the park - free food...

Oregon City Concerts in the park - free
food for sale starting at 5:30
 
http://www.orcity.org/parksandrecreation/concerts-park-2011
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-30-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,230
Posted By ja mama
Thank you so much.  We mostly do neighborhood...

Thank you so much.  We mostly do neighborhood activities, but this thread is an awesome resource to those days we want to do a bigger or new outing!
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,876
Posted By ja mama
I'm reaching for and using my mei tai more than...

I'm reaching for and using my mei tai more than anything else.  Mostly out of familiarity, I can whip it on fast.  But partly out of minimizing my 20 mo old's frustration.  He grabs so...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By ja mama
How would you feel about taking turns.  When he...

How would you feel about taking turns.  When he says,"It's mine"  You agree, "yes, it's your turn.  When you are done DS, or friend, gets a turn."
  I do not agree with timers at all.  The child...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-23-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,876
Posted By ja mama
Interview went well.  I like the mom a lot. ...

Interview went well.  I like the mom a lot.  We'll see if she liked what I offer.  I stuck to my standard fee.  It feels right.
Next question.  What are your favorite sling/wrap/carrier for a...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,876
Posted By ja mama
I'm so excited.  I have an interview tomorrow...

I'm so excited.  I have an interview tomorrow for a 5 week old little boy.  He'll be 4 days a week once his mom goes back to work.  The best part is they are a referral from a family I already have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By ja mama
Perhaps next time you could put the egg whites...

Perhaps next time you could put the egg whites in the fridge until the next day and make eggdrop soup or add them to oatmeal.  Cook them in scrambled eggs... Just include them in something you or...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,876
Posted By ja mama
I am outside of Portland OR.  I am currently an...

I am outside of Portland OR.  I am currently an exempt provider (no more than 3, other than my own who are school age). I love this job.  I am looking at getting registered though.  I have a 19...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-10-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,455
Posted By ja mama
For when a cloth just won't work, I save an out...

For when a cloth just won't work, I save an out dated phone book and tear out the pages.  I know I've done this most for gross pet accidents that need picked up and thrown in the trash.  Sometimes I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-31-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By ja mama
I take care of a little boy who is 17 months...

I take care of a little boy who is 17 months old.  His parents are awesome, and I'm really blessed to be part of their "family".  My own 2 boys are 8 and 11 and adore him.  It is a beautiful...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-26-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 661
Posted By ja mama
aww big hugs!

aww big hugs!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-25-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By ja mama
It depends on whether you are hosting it at your...

It depends on whether you are hosting it at your house or not. If she's not responding to yuo, how about let it progress (or not) toward the shower without any more work from you, at which point you...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-02-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By ja mama
thanks

thanks
Forum: Single Parenting   10-02-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By ja mama
thanks

thanks
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By ja mama
How would you feel about going back and watching...

How would you feel about going back and watching the other kids play soccer until he chose to join them. As an introvert sometimes it helps me a lot to see how things are being done, how the rules...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-29-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By ja mama
I am an INFJ (if that helps). I was a nanny for...

I am an INFJ (if that helps). I was a nanny for 14 years. I am actually a Certified Professional Nanny. I am the secretary and very involved in our PTA.

What I am looking for:

-same schedule...
Forum: TV-Free   09-25-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By ja mama
Wait until your boys are 7 and almost 10 and...

Wait until your boys are 7 and almost 10 and then see how shocked people are. (that's where we are)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By ja mama
Don't lose touch with sympathy, but understand...

Don't lose touch with sympathy, but understand their tears could be from a place of frustration that it came out positive. The ability a cocaine user has to believe the lies they tell themselves...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-11-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,220
Posted By ja mama
I have A boobs and I have no idea what you girls...

I have A boobs and I have no idea what you girls are talking about that they make your chest look bigger. It's like the tighter fabric around my chest screams, look, there are no boobs here, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 29,605
Posted By ja mama
My lawyer said if it is found there are marital...

My lawyer said if it is found there are marital assets not disclosed, they are routinely flat-out given to the other one here. It's not worth it to hide anything. Disclosing means you may have to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,066
Posted By ja mama
Enjoy it! One of the benefits to living so...

Enjoy it! One of the benefits to living so frugally is that when you do get something nice for yourself you can truly appreciate it. This watch is something useful and beautiful that you can feel...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,688
Posted By ja mama
If it's not enough for a serving, I usually eat...

If it's not enough for a serving, I usually eat it. But if I can't possibly stuff it it, I do save it. I can't bear to throw away good food either. I often serve it disguised though, in a soup or...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By ja mama
Wow. Thank you. Great info.

Wow. Thank you. Great info.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By ja mama
jerky, apples, bananas, peaches, pears, kiwi,...

jerky, apples, bananas, peaches, pears, kiwi, and cantaloupe and plums are my boys' favorites. For me, berries work best in fruit leathers (too much work though for the amount I get), frozen, or...
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